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Infectious Disease and Substance Use Service Integration Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Division of Disease Control

Posted Date: 
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 9:45am
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 9:45am
Job Summary: 

The Infectious Disease and Substance Use Service (ID/SUD) Integration Coordinator is a new position that will support the Viral Hepatitis Prevention, Policy, and Community Engagement Manager in improving access to hepatitis services through, training, education, and other outreach to appropriate stakeholders. Their primary responsibilities include assisting utilization of key partners for a Technical Advisory Committee; compiling reported information to assist in the formation of a Provider Toolkit; and coordinating training and technical assistance for partner sites.  This position is focused on building clinical capacity to test and treat more people living with HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C and supporting the viral hepatitis elimination goals of HEP and our local and state coalitions, Hep B United, the Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia (HepCAP), and HepFree PA.

Individuals interested in this opportunity should apply with a cover letter and current resume to phillyhepatitis@gmail.com. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

Under the supervision of the Viral Hepatitis Prevention, Policy, and Community Engagement Manager, the ID/SUD Integration Coordinator will perform hepatitis prevention and education activities within the city of Philadelphia. These activities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Recruit and support Technical Advisory Committee members with expertise in people who use drugs (PWUD), harm reduction, and infectious diseases associated with drug use
  • Organize, plan, execute, facilitate Technical Advisory Committee meetings
  • Work closely with an established hepatitis program to develop a Provider Toolkit for service integration among locations caring for PWUD
  • Review and interview national, state, and local resources and stakeholders, respectively, to integrate models of care into the Provider Toolkit
  • Promote integration of viral hepatitis prevention, vaccination and testing programs into organizations treating PWUD
  • Coordinate cross-divisional collaboration within PDPH
  • Support infectious disease and harm reduction-related prevention activities
  • Assist in community engagement initiatives and activities, e.g. social media, websites, events, education
  • Participate in viral hepatitis elimination planning activities
  • Build and maintain relationships with potential partner sites
  • Support and mediate data reporting from partner sites to PDPH surveillance programs
  • Execute an evaluation plan to track project implementation and management
  • Coordinate training and TA needs for partner sites to improve prevention, testing, and treatment for HBV, HCV, HIV and other infectious diseases associated with drug use
  • Update and/or develop educational materials to disseminate at partner sites and more broadly
  • Develop and provide training and education for viral hepatitis targeted to at-risk populations and to providers across specialties
  • Provide support for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia-based coalitions to mobilize city stakeholders to improve the delivery of hepatitis services
  • Participate in local, state and national conferences, conference calls and workgroups addressing infectious disease consequences of drug use and related public health topics
  • Perform other related work as required

Support the Division of Disease Control in emergency response trainings, exercises and responses to public health emergencies as directed

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university in a public health, science, or related field AND three (3) years’ experience in a project coordinator position in medical, public health, or related field AND one (1) year experience working directly with diverse populations impacted by viral hepatitis (e.g. people experiencing homelessness, people who use drugs, etc.)

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Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited university in a public health, science, or related field AND one (1) year experience in a project coordinator position in medical, public health, or related field AND one (1) year experience working directly with diverse populations impacted by viral hepatitis (e.g. people experiencing homelessness, people who use drugs, etc.)

Skills/Experience

Required:

  • Experience coordinating public health programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Power Point, and Excel), other presentation-related software, and Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of infectious disease medical terminology, specifically those affecting people who use drugs (e.g. viral hepatitis, HIV, etc)
  • Experience providing training and/or technical assistance to diverse audiences
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Practice using negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Proven experience in meeting facilitation and recruitment
  • Use appropriate language and maintain a professional demeanor
  • Ability to analyze, think critically, and apply reasonable judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Team player who is also able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and work independently
  • Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to create and adhere to deadlines
  • Sensitivity to and experience working with ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse individuals, communities, agencies and organizations, particularly those populations impacted by viral hepatitis including communities of color, people who use drugs, and LGBTQIA+ people

Preferred:

  • Experience working in substance use disorder/medication assisted treatment  setting
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles
  • Understanding of healthcare system and patient navigation services
  • Strong initiative and ability to be innovative in one’s work
  • Enthusiastic approach to projects with a positive attitude
  • Experience working and conducting evaluation with health and prevention service agencies
  • Flexible and willing to learn new tasks quickly

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Work Environment:  Due to office restrictions, this position will work remotely until the City of Philadelphia’s guidelines change. When pandemic-related restrictions are removed, this position is expected to be onsite. When onsite, the position will be housed in a standard office setting requiring extended periods at work station and periodic use of office equipment.

Position Type and Work Schedule:  Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Work location is PDPH’s office at 1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA. Other locations with the City of Philadelphia as needed. COVID-19 Pandemic considerations may be in place.

Travel:  This position involves travel to clinical sites and community organizations throughout the City of Philadelphia. Travel time is estimated at 30%.

Physical Demands: Ability to transport materials; walking to meetings in nearby offices, travelling via vehicle and/or various other modes of transportation.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life, AD&D and long term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy. 

Individuals interested in this opportunity should apply with a cover letter and current resume to phillyhepatitis@gmail.com. Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

DISCLAIMER

The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

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