Central Colorado AHEC is hiring!
REGIONAL HEALTH CONNECTOR
Health Statistics Region 17- Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park Counties
About Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC)
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC) has been selected to host a Regional Health Connector in Health Statistics Region 17 (Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties). CCAHEC is one six regional centers within the Colorado AHEC System (CAS). The role of CCAHEC is to connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health. Serving 11 counties in the Denver metro and foothills areas, CCAHEC promotes academic/community partnerships in five main areas of focus: 1) health professional student support; 2) health careers recruitment and retention; 3) health professional continuing education; 4) community education; and 5) community health planning.
About the Regional Health Connector Program
The Colorado Regional Health Connector program is developing a new workforce in Colorado, Regional Health Connectors (RHCs), to improve the coordination of local services to advance health. Each RHC is hosted by a local organization or collaboration of organizations (Host Organization) with existing regional relationships and a history of community-based work. The Regional Health Connector program is supported through two federally funded initiatives: EvidenceNOW Southwest (ENSW) and the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM). The program will be developed and managed by the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE) and the Colorado Health Institute (CHI).
Overview of the Regional Health Connector Role
The RHC will support existing partnerships by strengthening connections between primary care and community organizations, coordinating activities to reduce fragmentation in the health system, and integrating clinical and community-based strategies to address local priorities, social determinants of health (SDoH) and health equity. The RHC is based out of and supervised by the local Host Organization described above.
The RHC will be expected to meet grant and project goals by drawing on his/her experience and the resources of CCAHEC, our partners, and the community at large. The RHC will be working mainly with two types of partners: clinical partners (also referred to as “practices”) and community stakeholders. The RHC will support linkages between clinical and community partners on an ongoing basis through the following activities:
- Work closely with SIM and ENSW practice transformation organizations (PTOs), practice facilitators (PFs) and clinical health information technology advisors (CHITAs).
- Create and support partnership development activities among practices and local and regional community-based organizations such as Regional Care Coordination Organizations (RCCOs), Community Mental Health Centers, local public health agencies, foundation partners and statewide organizations with regionally located offices or staff.
- Use an evidence-based approach to direct regionally specific work.
- Build capacity within local partnerships for practice engagement, public health, collective impact, clinical-community linkages, population health, SDoH and health equity.
- Facilitate agreement among multisector stakeholders on shared goals and metrics to improve the health outcomes of a population in a geographic area.
- Assess community resources that are available to reach shared goals; determine what gaps need to be filled and what duplication needs to be reduced; and work with partners to make appropriate adjustments.
- Identify available health-related, SDoH, and health equity resources within the local community, region and state.
- Develop a system of ongoing and intentional communication and feedback with all stakeholders in the region.
- Collaborate with other RHCs within the geographic region and throughout the state to ensure seamless implementation of projects and alignment of priorities.
- Support the completion of required reports and assessments by practices and community organizations, specifically those required by ENSW and SIM.
- Identify opportunities to impact policies and practices in collaboration with institutions and community partners at the local, community and state levels.
- Identify and connect with system navigators (such as: care coordinators, care managers, patient navigators, community health workers and promotores de salud).
- Participate in ongoing RHC Program conference calls, learning collaboratives, online training opportunities, in person training opportunities and at least one annual retreat each year.
- Participate in relevant activities within the Host Organization.
- Additional duties as assigned.
The Regional Health Connector will preferably live in Park, Clear Creek or Gilpin County. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a focus on public health, health policy, or health system is preferred; relevant experience may service in lieu of a degree. Program or project management and experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders are essential.
Preferred Skills and Qualities
- Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the assigned region up to 75 percent of the time, including during inclement weather; additionally, must be able to travel independently statewide for a minimum of two annual meetings.
- Experience implementing project plans, and accomplish tasks within established timeframes.
- Demonstrated experience in convening stakeholders, facilitating meetings, mediating conflict, and building consensus among participants.
- Experience in working with community-based health programs, clinical and community health services providers.
- Ability to establish collaborative partnerships and effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external customers and diverse stakeholders.
- Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to adapt a style to fit various audiences.
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness, health equity, and reduction of health disparity.
- Demonstrated commitment to a high level of accountability when working independently.
- Ability to engage with and work with other personnel and teams.
- High level of intellectual curiosity to develop expertise in core competencies of the RHC Program: practice engagement, public health, collective impact, clinical-community linkages, population health, and SDoH and health equity.
- High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to identify appropriate courses of action.
- Experience working with and understanding of health service delivery and payment systems, including clinics and hospitals, accountable care collaboratives and insurers.
- Experience in or working knowledge of core competencies of the RHC Program: practice engagement, public health, collective impact, clinical-community linkages, population health, and SDoH and health equity.
- Demonstrated ability to engage service providers who are addressing the SDoH and health equity.
- Capabilities in project management, including establishing goals, timelines, monitoring progress and deliverables, and reporting out.
- Experience in or working knowledge of cardiovascular disease, behavioral health, and developing project plans using SMART goals.
Details: This is a full-time position with Central Colorado Area Health Education Center and is supervised by the Executive Director. The grant is for 28 months with an estimated February 13, 2017 start date. Salary is $47,500.00 annually with Company-Provided Health Plan, and a Professional Development Budget.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: CCAHEC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.
Location: CCAHEC is at 10200 East Girard Ave. B131, Denver, CO 80231. The RHC will ideally live in Park, Clear Creek, or Gilpin County and will be expected to work remotely but will have office space available at both CCAHEC and the Park County Public Health Department at 25 Clark St a, Fairplay, CO 80440.
Application Process: To apply please submit a resume, cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and a one page statement describing your understanding of the health challenges in Park, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties to Lin Browning, Executive Director of Central Colorado Area Health Education Center, at email@example.com. Please include “Regional Health Connector” in the subject line. Review of resumes will begin on January 9th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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