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Job Title: Senior Community Program Specialist - Accreditation Coordinator
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Organization: County of San Mateo
Posted: 5/14/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Mateo,  CA    USA
Compensation: $6,479 - $8,096 /Month
Position Description: The County of San Mateo Health System is seeking an individual for the position of Senior Community Program Specialist – Accreditation Coordinator. The Accreditation Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Supervising Epidemiologist, and in coordination with the Public Health Director, as a member of the Public Health Policy and Planning Division (PHPP).

The current vacancy is in the Public Health, Policy and Planning Division, located in San Mateo, CA; will travel/drive to attend meetings and perform duties of the position.

The Accreditation Coordinator will be the primary individual coordinating all activities for County of San Mateo related to accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Accreditation Coordinator will work across all of the divisions within the San Mateo County Health System, as well as other County departments, in a collaborative and positive environment with a highly skilled and diverse workforce. The Accreditation Coordinator will also work with external stakeholders, including hospital representatives and other health-related staff that comprise the county's Healthier Community Coalition.

For more information visit the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) website: process/accreditation-materials/

The Public Health Policy and Planning Division provides opportunities for professional growth and maintains a flexible and open culture that stems from a belief that staff are motivated to meet the goals of the Health System, serve the public, and be good partners to colleagues, community groups, and other agencies. The Accreditation Coordinator position has opportunities for telework and some scheduling flexibility based on performance.

Primary responsibilities include:

Develop and lead an Organizational Self- Assessment Team that implements the self- assessment process, analyzes the results, and makes recommendations regarding program improvements based on the results.

Schedule and facilitate regular meetings with the Organizational Self-Assessment Team, using good time management skills.

Orient staff, the Organizational Self- Assessment Team, and other stakeholders on the accreditation and standards/measures process.

Provide guidance to staff on how to interpret PHAB's Guide to Standards and Measures.

Develop and implement a communications plan to ensure that all relevant parties are kept apprised of progress made towards accreditation.

Work with staff to collect applicable documentation, and develop and maintain a database of documents that demonstrate conformity to accreditation standards and measures.

Act as a liaison between County of San Mateo PHPP and the state department of health, consultants, other agencies or divisions, and any individuals that are contributing to the accreditation process.

Act as the primary point of contact for PHAB while preparing for, during, and after the site visit.

Present site visit results to leadership and other stakeholders.

Ensure that mid-term accreditation reporting requirements are submitted to PHAB for continued accreditation status.

Attend local, state and national meetings. Provide direction to staff performing accreditation activities.

The ideal candidate will:

Be experienced with accreditation functions

Have experience conducting community health assessment, community health improvement, and strategic planning Have experience with quality improvement activities; such as LEAN principles

Have excellent project management skills

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs

Qualifications: Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is five years of experience in an organization providing social services, which has included responsibility for community service development such as planning, evaluating, monitoring or coordinating projects.

Knowledge of: Basic supervisory principles and practices; principles, practices, and administrative requirements of the program to which assigned; contemporary social, political and economic trends and problems related to community services; principles of social planning and program development related to community services; specialized technical knowledge related to assigned program area; monitoring and evaluating systems for community services programs; formulation and function of community and volunteer organizations; current social and community needs; principles and practices in community development and services planning; methods applied to the collection and evaluation of statistical data; principles of community organization; applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and County and program policies and guidelines; computer applications related to the work; and office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Skill/Ability to: Plan, assign, direct and review the work of others; train, coach and instruct others; prepare concise reports and recommendations; plan, organize, promote and coordinate diverse community program activities; make independent judgments and work independently; prepare concise reports and recommendations; communicate effectively in writing and orally; coordinate multiple facets of a program function; interpret rules, regulations and guidelines at all government levels; compile, analyze and interpret data using statistical and research techniques; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with members of other departments and diverse community groups; and plan, organize, promote and coordinate diverse community program activities.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 8/14/2018
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Contact Name: Yvonne Alvidrez,  Senior Community Program Specialist - Accreditation Coordinator
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How to Apply: IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Additional Information: Anyone may apply. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

~ TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE ~ Final Date for Filing: MAY 24, 2018 Application Screening: MAY 31, 2018 Combined Civil Service/Departmental Interviews: WEEK of JUNE 18, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.

The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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