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Job Title: Clinical Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Provider
Job Number:
Organization: Mississippi First
Posted: 4/26/2017
Type: Contract
Classification: Health Care Consulting
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Clarksdale,  MS    USA
Compensation: $30,000 for .5 FTE or 20 hours per week
Position Description: Reporting to the Focus4Teens Project Coordinator, the Clinical Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Provider will support Mississippi First’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) cooperative agreement to work with publicly funded health centers and youth- serving systems to reduce teen pregnancy among youth from vulnerable populations in Coahoma, Quitman, and Tunica Counties in the Mississippi Delta. The Clinical T&TA Provider will work in collaboration with the Focus4Teens Project Coordinator, Program T&TA Provider, Project Director, Project Evaluator, and a national T&TA provider to plan, organize, and direct all activities associated with building the capacity of health center partners to implement or enhance access to evidence- based and youth-friendly contraceptive and reproductive health care services for teens.

Responsibilities

Collaborate with the Focus4Teens team, including the Project Coordinator, the Program T&TA Provider, and the national T&TA Provider (CAI)

• Work closely with the Focus4Teens team and clinical partners to develop necessary training materials and gather and report data in adherence with CDC standards and known best practices. Provide training and technical assistance to health center partners

• Facilitate the completion of an annual needs assessment for all health center partners.

• Work closely with the Project Coordinator and national T&TA provider (CAI) to implement T&TA for each health center and to ensure all training is completed in accordance with the T&TA plan goals and objectives.

• Coordinate, organize, and lead improvement team meetings with each health center partner to prioritize and implement key components of the T&TA plan.

• Regularly review data to identify gaps at health centers and work with health center staff, improvement team and Focus4Teens team to facilitate achievement of project goals and objectives. Manage data collection and reporting for performance management and continuous quality improvement activities.

• Engage new and support existing key health center staff and leaders to implement clinical services quality initiatives; leverage their current quality improvement structures, policies, and programs to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

• Work with health center staff and leaders to improve and maintain systems to collect, report, and use data for performance measurement and continuous quality improvement activities; regularly review data with health center staff.

• Work with Project Coordinator to submit all performance measure reports and annual assessments to CDC in a timely manner.

Perform other duties as assigned

• Represent Mississippi First and Focus4Teens at professional meetings and other related events, as required.

Qualifications: Required

• Bachelor’s degree in health- related field.

• Demonstrated cultural competence, with a strong ability to communicate to diverse groups in a highly politicized environment.

• Strong knowledge of adolescent reproductive health including youth- friendly sexual and reproductive health services.

• Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.

• Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.

• Ability to work autonomously and value accountability for results.

• Ability to make wise decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.

• Excellent and persuasive communicator.

• Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.

• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

• Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.

• High degree of professionalism in all interactions.

• Passion for our mission, shared core values, and support for our commitment to increase access to high- quality sex education and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services for Mississippi youth.

Strongly Preferred

• Master’s degree in a health- related field.

• Previous experience working with health center systems in Coahoma, Quitman, and Tunica counties.

• Demonstrated experience in:

o Successfully managing a similarly funded project and/or health-related programs/projects targeting youth, particularly with systems change.

o Providing training and technical assistance to health centers on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and teen pregnancy prevention.

o Working with senior leaders and staff at health centers and collaborating with other training organizations.

o Providing guidance to health center staff (clinicians, leadership, IT staff) in methods of instruction, data collection, interpretation, and evaluation.

o Conducting quality improvement initiatives in health care settings; including planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating the delivery of clinical services and quality improvement initiatives; and using data to enhance programs.

Organization Description: Focused Pregnancy Prevention for Mississippi Teens (Focus4Teens) is a 5- year CDC-funded initiative that is in its second year of implementation. Focus4Teens is dedicated to improving the lives of adolescents and reducing teen pregnancy in the Mississippi Delta. Focus4Teens works to expand access to youth-friendly reproductive healthcare among youth at high risk for pregnancy by 1) building the capacity of community-based health centers to provide youth-friendly sexual and reproductive healthcare and 2) building the capacity of youth-serving organizations to establish linkage and referral systems to these partnering health centers. These efforts will have far reaching impacts and improve educational attainment and employment outcomes for youth in the Mississippi Delta.

Closing Date: 7/26/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Sara Miller,  Focus4Teens Project Coordinator
Contact Location: 124 East Second Street

Clarksdale   MS  38614
United States
Contact Location: 124 East Second Street
 
  Clarksdale   MS  38614
  United States
Contact Phone: 662-483-1538 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: sara@teenhealthms.org
Web Address: http://teenhealthms.org/about-us/careers/
How to Apply: Application Requirements and Process

Requirements

• Cover letter

• Recent resume/CV

• Completed Employment Application Form (found at http://teenhealthms.org/about-us/careers/)

• Contact information for 3 professional references who can speak to the applicant’s work ethic and character. (NOTE: At least one of the references must have directly supervised the candidate’s work)

Process

1. We will have a rolling application process until the position is filled, but application received by May 15, 2017 will be given priority. The position may be filled before this date.

2. Applicants should email their materials to sara@teenhealthms.org.

3. Once we have received all of the required materials, we will notify the applicant that we have a complete application.

4. After review of the application, we will schedule interviews with candidates meeting the required qualifications.

5. The interview process will include a thorough social media background check.

Additional Information: Other Details

• Mississippi First’s central office is based in Jackson, MS. However, this position will be based out of our Clarksdale, MS, office.

• Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9- 5. However, this position may occasionally require work outside of standard work hours to accommodate clinical staff.

• Contract requires approximately .5 FTE or 20 hours per week of work.

Compensation

• This is an at-will, contractual position. The maximum contract value is $30,000/year but will be based on actual time worked.

• Separately from the $30,000 time- worked contract value, the contractor shall also be entitled to a travel allowance of up to $3,875 per year for in- state travel (including ground transportation, lodging, and per diem) in the designated target region. While there is a travel budget for these purposes, travel will need to be coordinated with Mississippi First and pre-approved to stay within budget. Mississippi First can reimburse travel for specific grant- related activities only. Please note that Mississippi First follows a written travel policy as described in the Employee Handbook and travel must conform to this policy to be reimbursable. All travel expenses must be submitted via an official form to be reimbursed; furthermore, the Employee must submit original receipts for all expenses. Travel is paid on a reimbursement system only.

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