Manager Community Health

Rush University Medical Center Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

Manager, Community Health

Position Highlights:

The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2008 in response to Chicago's large racial disparity in breast cancer mortality. The Task Force's mission is to save women's lives by eliminating health disparities in Illinois, through the lens of breast cancer. We address women's health holistically with the goal of eliminating inequities in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship for all women. The Task Force takes a multi-faceted and evidence-based approach that involves initiatives in outreach, education, navigation, advocacy, research and quality measurement and improvement in medical care.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Team (Community Engagement and Communications Manager and Executive Director of the Task Force), to engage women for improved breast health outcomes overall and for other health outcomes that may be developed in new initiatives.

  • S/he will work with the Program Team to think strategically about how the Task Force can interact with the public and with women in high breast and other diseases mortality areas to encourage access to and utilization of healthcare services in a manner that leads to completion of preventive healthcare services and diagnostic follow up when needed. Such strategic thinking will include analysis of outreach strategies and also review of the processes of operations at the Task Force for outreach and navigation.

  • S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day duties associated with maintaining the navigation programs, including training and supervising the patient navigators and managing them to defined metrics. Critical to success is ensuring that grant deliverables are achieved and this involves assessing navigation and outreach data from the Navigation and Outreach ACCESS database to ensure that sufficient volume is being achieved and that navigation is timely and women are accessing appropriate services including diagnostic and treatment at comprehensive fully accredited centers.

  • Responsible for developing or updating of the health promotion materials. This will include researching current guidelines for health issues being worked on by the Task Force and assembling the information into easy to understand one-pagers or brochures. Familiarity with health literacy and providing health information in an easy to understand fashion is critical to the success of this activity.

  • Responsible for synthesizing best practices for outreach and navigation strategies as it relates to navigation outcomes from the literature and from analysis of Task Force navigation and outreach database and collaborating with the community outreach and engagement team to deploy such strategies.

  • Developing or updating survey instruments and evaluation tools, and documenting and coordinating all project-related activities.

  • S/he will continually assess the ACCESS database for improvements to increase efficiency and to improve metric attainment.

  • S/he will also train the community health outreach and navigation staff in appropriate content in order to optimally meet the program outreach and navigation goals.

  • Responsible for writing grants to support patient navigation and outreach, for grant reports and their deliverables and for monitoring progress related to each grant.

  • Prospect for new opportunities for funding/support of the navigation and outreach efforts in collaboration with the Development Manager and the Executive Director.

  • Provide daily supervision of community health navigators (CHN) and educators (CHE) in educating and disseminating health messages in the community and navigating patients across the continuum of care; Assist CHN and CHEs in achieving project goals, perform annual CHN/E evaluations and other supervisory duties as assigned; Thoroughly document CHN/E efforts and manage their work load to achieve goals and to allow for process evaluation and replication of efforts and publication of work.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • An M.P.H. in Community Health, Behavioral Health Sciences, Health Education or a closely related field and three years of experience.

  • Strong interest in health disparities and in working in underserved communities.

  • A proven track record of supervising staff (preferably community health workers) and excellent managerial expertise.

  • Ability to motivate staff, promote accountability while maintaining high workplace morale.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a willingness to work as part of a team, yet independently on one's own responsibilities.

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

  • The ability to maintain effective collaborative relationships with community organizations.

  • Skills to communicate effectively via written, oral and visual media.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and follow-through with responsibilities.

  • A working knowledge of data management and data collection.

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

  • Familiarity with IRB/HIPAA requirements.

  • Have research experience and be able to read and synthesize information from the literature, create a literature review and bibliography.

  • Ability to attend evening and weekend community events and meetings essential.

  • Knowledge of breast and cervical health.

  • Ability to engage in public policy research.

  • Familiarity with public relations/marketing a plus.

  • Knowledge of a variety statistical software programs (Arc-GIS, Tableau, SAS, STATA, SPSS) is a plus.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times.

  • In U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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