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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine. The position is located at the Northwest Tower. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking an interventionist for a full-time position working on a NIH-funded trial to evaluate an implementation strategy to facilitate vaccination with HPV vaccine according to national recommendations in primary care settings. In this randomized trial, the practice facilitator will facilitate and coach designated clinical practices in the implementation of quality improvement strategies to improve care. Additionally, facilitation may involve improving primary care providers’ capacity to provide effective mental health care.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Successfully complete training in practice facilitation and the study protocol.
Provides coaching support to practices, with ultimate goal of developing their capacity to make improvement in practice operations and/or clinical quality.
Assist practices to develop aim statements and use quality improvement capabilities to optimize care delivery.� Assist practices in evaluating outcomes.
Assist practices in maximizing use of available health information technology resources in order to accomplish improved patient outcomes and increased efficiency.
Work with each participating practice using a practice-tailored approach to provide education, training, resources, and quality improvement methods, and offer guidance for improvement efforts.
Routinely assess, document, and report practice progress throughout the transformation process and proactively bring practice issues to your manager.� Maintain databases directly associated with role.
Maintain records of participation needed for Maintenance of Certification, Part IV credit for participating practitioners.
Provide outreach and serves as liaison to physician practices for assigned project(s); build and maintain excellent relationships with provider practices.
Present ideas and concepts verbally and in writing in a way that fosters learning, collaboration and transfer of skills.
Work independently to gather observational and interview data.� Develop practice-specific strategies for collecting data in all participating practices.� Responsible for creating detailed reports for primary care pediatric practices.
Participate in ongoing QI process with project team for project implementation.
Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Collaborates with project governing body and internal and external agents to ensure accomplishment of project goals.
Provides reports, analysis, and project data required.
Bachelor’s degree required; some Master’s level coursework in Psychology, Social Work, or related field preferred; must have a minimum of 2 years of experience at a lead or supervisory level; a combination of work and education equaling 6 years may substitute for this requirement.
Master’s degree in a related field such as allied health, counseling, psychology or health management, or public health with a combination of relevant education and work experience equaling at least 10 years.
A high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with a variety of individuals must be demonstrated.
Courageous, innovative, and motivated contributor with strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills that can facilitate movement toward a goal while empowering and building capacity within a practice.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with ability to present on various research topics to internal and external audiences.
The ability to motivate and lead people: collaborative work style with a strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility and collaborate with internal and external customers and stakeholder.
Working knowledge of health information technology and ability to connect practices to necessary resources to produce needed data and/or reporting.
Excellent computer skills, particularly related to Microsoft applications; Word, Access, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Familiarity with REDCap data management system and EndNotes.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to manage time wisely and meet multiple deadlines.
Ability to take responsibility and accountability for own work.
Strong ability to adapt, be flexible, and work productively in a constantly changing work environment.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records and reports.
Applicant Special Instructions:
A valid U.S. driver’s license, personal vehicle and insurance are required. Mileage traveled will be reimbursed through project resources at the current federal level.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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