Health Strategist III Overdose Prevention & Response Coordinator

Website Crook County

The primary duties of this position are to coordinate prevention and health promotion activities for Central Oregon (Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties). The position will work closely with the Prevention & Health Promotion Team and Central Oregon Overdose Prevention & Response (COOPR) Coalition to develop and implement programs for Crook County and Central Oregon that are: data-driven, developmentally appropriate, culturally informed, equitable, trauma-informed, and as comprehensive and sustainable as possible.

As part of the Crook County Prevention & Health Promotion team, this position will work collaboratively on a variety of public health initiatives in support of the COOPR Coalition goals to 1) Develop an active & centralized overdose surveillance and reporting system 2) Conduct a coordinated response to opioid outbreaks in Central Oregon, and 3) Minimize opioid overdose mortality and morbidity. Additionally, this position will support Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention initiatives for Crook County, in coordination with regional initiatives.

The position will carry out prevention and health promotion activities for Central Oregon to include program planning, community mobilization, strategic communication, implementation of programs, data gathering and surveillance, interpretation, and evaluation.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Program Coordination:

  • Develop and sustain stakeholder engagement in activities outlined in the Central Oregon Overdose Crisis Response Plan and any additional work plans.
  • Coordinate reporting and program logistics as required by funding sources.
  • Communicate any program changes or requirements to partners.
  • Develop and implement data collection and assessment tools, and analyze data related to specific public health issues as needed.
  • Research and review current or emerging policy, environmental, and systems change strategies that support public health initiatives.
  • Identify and pursue resources that support sustainability of programs and practices.
  • Strategically coordinate program logistics and requirements with Prevention & Health Promotion team and other stakeholder and Health Department programs as necessary.
  • Serve as team representative on Department-wide and/or regional planning committees, as needed.

Outreach and Community Mobilization:

  • Consult with community advisors, local leaders, partners, and stakeholders to develop the strategic direction and priorities for the COOPR Coalition including the Interdisciplinary Pain & Prescribing (IP&P) Taskforce; Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County health departments; and the CCHD Prevention & Health Promotion team.
  • Engage and mobilize community leaders to become local champions for public health initiatives and to advocate for public policy.
  • Educate community leaders, including elected officials, about effective strategies for reducing the burden of substance use and overdose through policy, systems, and environmental change.
  • Conduct civic and other group presentations.

Public Health Preparedness:

  • Participate in Public Health Preparedness exercises and events in preparation for a variety of deployment scenarios
  • Hold a registration with the Everbridge emergency response system and update communication pathways as needed
  • Respond to Public Health Emergencies and undertake response roles as necessary
  • Complete Public Health Preparedness Training: IS 100, 200, 700, and 800

Competencies

  • Technical Capacity: Equipment uses – personal computer and related software, telephone, printer/copier/facsimile.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Ability to work in a team setting collaboratively and promote a positive work environment.
  • Time Management: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Communication Proficiency: Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. Learn and explain established policies and procedures using judgement and diplomacy.
  • Flexibility: Ability to adapt quickly and work evenings and weekends as necessary. Ability to travel
  • Ethical Conduct: Ability to maintain confidentiality, abide by county/state and federal laws with knowledge of Public Health and county rules.
  • Initiative: Ability to work independently and initiate new or innovative strategies for prevention efforts.
  • Data collection and interpretation skills

Performance Indicators

  • Contribution to a minimum of one organization-wide initiative per year (i.e. Quality Improvement processes, reaccreditation, annual staff training implementation, department-wide meetings, et cetera)
  • Timely response to organization-wide initiatives and requirements (i.e. policy compliance, workforce surveys, training documentation)
  • Adherence to work plans as developed for each program responsibility. Programs assigned to this position are subject to change.
  • Timely submission of reporting requirements for each assigned program, including recorded outcomes in performance management database.
  • Engagement in Regional Health Improvement Plan efforts.
  • Documentation of sustainability efforts, including but not limited to grant submissions, partnership development and maintenance, et cetera.
  • Utilization of project management software to support department-wide initiatives including website and social media communications

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This role will include a combination of sedentary desk work, standing presentations, and active group facilitation; some filing, lifting and carrying may be required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and presentation equipment – including microphones, audio and video recorders, and projectors. Presentations and events will be off-site at times and may require working in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, twist, and bend.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a grant-funded full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some weekends and evenings will be required for travel, events, and/or training. This position qualifies for flexible scheduling options as approved by the department Director.

Travel

Local and regional travel for presentations, events, and training can be expected. State or national travel may be an option for training and/or presentation purposes.

Required Education and Experience

· Master Degree in Public Health or related field and one year of experience in public health, health care, or social services

OR

· Bachelor Degree in Public Health or related field and five years of experience in public health, health care, or social services

OR

· Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master of Public Health or related field
  • At least one year experience in public health and/or health related policy development
  • Experience with community organizing, event planning and coordination
  • Experience with grant-funded projects or programs, including the management and coordination of activities and reporting
  • Bilingual

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Must hold a valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
  • Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).

Safety Sensitive Requirements

  • This position is considered to be a safety sensitive position subject to drug screen(s) and adherence to all vaccine/immunity requirements for the healthcare setting.

AAP/EEO Statement

  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.
  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply for this job please visit crook-county.hiringthing.com.

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