The Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program is seeking a motivated and self-driven professional to provide innovation, leadership, and guidance to organizations and partners in Nebraska striving to prevent heart disease and stroke and manage associated risk factors. This position works as part of a collaborative team to assure effective implementation and evaluation of program activities.
Serve as the subject matter expert for heart disease and stroke prevention and management programming with a focus on healthcare system interventions (i.e. electronic medical record utilization, team-based care, self-measured blood pressure monitoring, and medication therapy management) and community-clinical linkages (i.e. linking patients to community programs/resources). Assist in the development of and lead the implementation of projects with healthcare clinics/organizations to improve the identification and management of hypertension/high blood cholesterol patients in high-burden populations. Assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of program evaluation and performance measures to ensure the goals and objectives of the program are met. Assist in the development of annual grant applications, budgets, work plans, and annual progress reports. Engage internal/external partners to determine assets, deficits, resources, and gaps in activities and facilitate collaborative relationships as appropriate. Plan and provide technical assistance and training to contractor/subrecipients, healthcare clinics/organizations, local health departments and other partners on evidence-based strategies, policies, and system changes to improve hypertension, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke prevention and management. Plan and facilitate meetings for small and large groups. Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of contracts/subawards to assure adherence to federal and state regulations. Some travel.
REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the incumbent to possess the required entry knowledge and abilities. A general qualification guideline would include coursework/training in public administration, health sciences and experience in an agency organization with responsibility for planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating, and marketing a program or service.
PREFERRED: Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in public or community health, healthcare, or related field. Minimum of one year of experience working in public or community health, healthcare, or related field. Experience in or knowledge of: health care system interventions to improve the delivery and quality of care in clinical settings that lead to early detection, management, and prevention of heart disease and stroke; and connecting community programs with health systems to improve heart disease and stroke prevention, care, and management.
OTHER: Must have valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Overnight and/or day travel is required in this position.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health planning and implementation; the principles of grant writing, reporting, and grant administration; the practices and techniques of developing partnerships and collaborations. Ability to maintain accurate and thorough records, design educational and informational materials, training aids, and presentations; prepare grant proposals; plan and lead group sessions; interpret and apply federal grant requirements, agency rules, policies and procedures; communicate effectively; prioritize and manage time; problem solve and make decisions; demonstrate professionalism; balance needs, requirements, and work load for multiple projects; self-motivate and work independently with minimal supervision.
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