Title: Overdose P Prevention Consultant $49,500 - $81,500 / Posted thru: 9-27-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Jennifer DeLaCruz
Purpose: This position serves as the con consultant for the MDHHS Michigan Overdose Dat Data to Action (MODA) Program. This program is is separated into prevention and sur surveillance components. This position is res responsible for implementing prevention str strategies including program development, tec technical assistance, contract monitoring, bud budget development and oversight. This con consultant will primarily be working with hea healthcare partners to improve provider edu education efforts on screening, identifying and and treating substance use disorder as well as as chronic pain management.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Development and implementation of t the MODA Prevention strategies and a activities. • Identify, develop and maintain a appropriate internal and external partners w who will assist in program strategies and g goals. • Provide contract management and m monitoring to ensure partners appropriately e execute their contract and work plan. • Conduct sub-recipient/grantee budget d development, management, and monitoring for c contracts. • Work with program budget analyst and p program coordinator on budget and contract m monitoring and assist with any reports. • Communicate with contractors and p partners regularly including monthly t technical assistance calls, individual c communication, contract monitoring and o oversight. • Provide technical assistance as r requested to healthcare partners that are w working on opioid overdose prevention. • Represent the project in various p professional meetings and conferences. This c can include meetings with key stakeholders, p presentations on opioid primary prevention e efforts, and conference exhibits. • Participate in the monitoring and r reporting of activities for federal grant r reporting, including but not limited to a annual performance reports, evaluation and p performance measurement plan, and federal f financial reporting forms. • Participate in technical assistance o opportunities from the Centers for Disease C Control, including conference calls, p potential out of state MODA annual meetings, a and any other related meetings/conferences. • Work in collaboration with the program evaluator, program epidemiologist, and program coordinator to facilitate the monitoring of CDC performance measures, statewide and community data, as well as short term, mid-term, and long-term outcomes. • Participate in a local community c coalition. • Participate in any Unit, MDHHS and Inter-departmental cross-cutting initiatives a and opportunities. • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Requirements
Education: A master’s degree in public he health, health communication, public or bu business administration with a health care co concentration, social work, or a closely re related health degree.
Experience: A minimum of one year, two or more preferred related post master’s experience in substance use disorder, health education and outreach, and project management at the state or community level. Experience with contract management, partnership-building, public hea health program development and imp implementation, and program evaluation is pre preferred.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Knowledge of the principles and p practices of substance use disorder. • Ability to self-initiate work and c complete deadlines. • Ability to establish priorities and s set goals. • Ability to accept responsibility for w work and outcomes with minimum oversight. • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. • Ability to coordinate activities and r resolve conflicts. • Ability to be organized, track large n number of activities and projects. • Ability to incorporate health equity a and social justice into daily work. • Ability to recommend solutions to p public health problems. • Ability to maintain relationships w with multiple partners in a variety of l locations and professions. Partners i including local, state, and federal agency s staff, contractors, funding agencies, d diverse communities, and the general public. • Ability to work collaboratively w within MDHHS and within diverse communities. • Knowledge of opioids, opioid a addiction, strategies to address opioid a addiction, prevent opioid overdose and p primary prevention. • Familiarity with State government, S State procedures for contracting and r reporting. • Grant-writing experience. • Knowledge of the principles of p program planning, consultation and e evaluation. • Computer literacy in Microsoft Of Office programs is expected.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: May require occasional physical effort for transporting display or educational material. Requires a valid vehicle operator’s license to attend off-site meetings, conferences and trainings. Involves significant computer related activity such as viewing a CRT or VDT screen at least 50% to 75% of the time. Requires ability to travel and a valid operator’s lice license, a significant amount of travel will be n be necessary to perform the duties of this Cons Consultant position. This position will be in t in the Lansing area.
Responsibility for the Work of Others: will le lead some projects and serve as a team me member on others. The consultant may be as assigned by management to organize, track or le lead work, projects, or assignments. Impact on Projects, Services and Operations: This position is a member of the MDHHS Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control staff and is responsible for assisting with projects as indicated. To meet the growing need for staff, support and collaboration on community-based initiatives, this position provides the necessary staffing for recently added projects and responsibilities within the Division. In addition, it is expected this project will have implications for other inter-departmental areas including The D Department of Licensing and Regulatory A Affairs (LARA) and the MDHHS Office of R Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.