Monday, August 7, 2017

Job Posting - Healthy Living through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care Program (EPICC) at the Department of Health

The Healthy Living through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care Program (EPICC)  at the Department of Health has a recruitment open for the following position:

Domain Specialist III (Health Program Specialist III)
$20.91 - $33.17

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.
Requisition #   12783
Closes:   08/14/2017 at 11:59 pm MST

In order to be considered for an interview for this position, you will need to apply on-line at  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.  

Do you have a background in public health? The Healthy Living through Policy, Environment and Improved Clinical Care Program (EPICC) needs you as a Domain Specialist III. You will work to improve/reduce heart disease and stroke incidence in Utah by focusing on risk factors (primarily hypertension) and working with partners in the health care, worksite and community setting to implement interventions. You will be apart of a collaborative team that works together on multiple projects. This position requires travel throughout the state of Utah.

Principal Duties 
The primary responsibilities on projects are to:

  • Act as an expert for quality improvement projects in healthcare setting (health clinics, primary providers).
  • Provide clinical guideline education.
  • Collaborate with a team based care approached including using pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other non-physician staff to care for patients.
  • Manage complex projects by chairing work groups and facilitating consensus on complex issues.
  • Facilitate meetings.
  • Ensure projects move forward.
  • Draft final documents.
  • Solicit endorsements for the documents from experts in Utah.
  • Manage complex relationships among health system partners.
  • Deliver presentations and training.
  • Manage contracts.
  • Participate in policy development, program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Develop new and strengthens existing partnerships in heath care, work-site and community settings
  • Promote a collaborative partnership with healthcare and community partners.
  • Provide technical assistance on health care quality improvement and support to health care partners.
  • Coordinate internally with Bureau of Health Promotion to increase coordination among programs, work collaboratively on projects, and decrease duplication.
  • Participate in program development, planning and evaluation.
  • Develop and delivers presentations and training to program partners.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has a bachelor degree in a health related field such as Nursing, Public Administration, Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, or similar field.
  • Has knowledge and experience about quality improvement in the healthcare field, (hospitals, clinics, and health plans).
  • Has the ability to work with partners for long and short-term planning.
  • Has the skill and ability to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Has the ability to deliver presentations or training using acceptable methods and techniques.
  • Has the skill and ability to write work plans, progress reports, and grant applications.
  • Has strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Has the skill and ability to prepare and make presentations to effectively communicate ideas concisely and accurately.
  • Has the ability to lead and facilitate meetings, teams, or work groups to encourage participation and cooperation to accomplish project objectives.
  • Has the skills in planning, developing, and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • Has the skill and ability to use automated software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Has the ability to write, oversee and monitor grants/contracts.

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