Health Program Specialist III

State of Utah

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Job Description
Do you want to play a professional role in helping to prevent and reduce opioid and stimulant overdoses through the use of the Controlled Substance Database? The Department of Commerce needs a Public Health professional with exceptional people skills to fill the Health Program Specialist III vacancy within the Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL).

**Training will take place in the office; if eligibility requirements are met, teleworking up to 3 days/per week will be available. Also, this position offers medical, dental and vision insurance from day one, 12 paid holidays, accrued vacation and sick leave, plus much more!

In this position you will conduct outreach and training to medical practitioners and their staff to integrate public health principles and prevention initiatives to optimize clinical decision-making, improve patient care and provide them with educational materials on the appropriate standard of care regarding controlled substance prescribing.
This employee must be willing to travel statewide as needed. Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

Establish and maintain positive, service-oriented relationships with practitioners and office staff to provide information on evidence-based best practices concerning controlled substances.
Train and educate medical practitioners on the use of the controlled substance database(CSD) both virtually and in-office.
Develop creative outreach strategies to gain access to healthcare offices, schedule appointments, meet with medical providers and staff, and follow-up on requests for additional information and support.
Maintains required documentation of activities including pre- and post intervention surveys.
Develop marketing outreach materials, brochures, and training tools.
Attend Public Health meetings as assigned or where applicable.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of topics regarding controlled substances and Prescription drug monitoring programs.
Complete assigned training in Academic Detailing, Motivational interviewing, and more.
Assist in orientation, training, and education of subsequent academic detailers as needed.
Perform other professional duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by the Public Health Policy Manager.
Identifying problems or potential problem areas and recommending solutions.
Identifying the need for additional data and the means necessary to obtain the required information.
Our model candidate will have:
Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
Proficiency in public speaking.
An excellent ability to build trust and rapport.
The ability to effectively work independently as well as collaboratively as needed.
A self-starter attitude and work ethic.
Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Google Sheets.
Knowledge and understanding of statistics and statistical software.
An understanding of the Controlled Substance Database, its laws and rules, regulations, and/or policies and procedures.
Respect of the strict confidentiality requirements.
Flexibility in this dynamic program as roles and responsibilities are subject to change as situations evolve.
Knowledge of research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information.
Preferences may be given to applicants with the following:
Strong preference for Master of Public Health (MPH), but Bachelor’s degree in Health Education or other related degrees (Community Health, Pharmacy, or Nursing) also preferred.
At least three years working in a public health related field.
Experience with outreach and education to medical practitioners, or other health professionals.
Knowledge of controlled substance education and prevention.
You are eligible for a rich benefits package, generous paid time off, and great work-life balance. You can learn more about offered benefits here. Please visit our website to find out more about our division.

The Department of Commerce is the licensing and registration agency for Utah’s professional and business community. We provide oversight of business registrations, trademarks, Uniform Commercial Code filings, professional licensing, consumer protection, public utilities, securities, real estate and residential mortgage lending.
You can learn more about our agency by visiting our website.

Supplemental Information

Top candidates may be asked to participate in a presentation activity.
Must have/obtain and maintain valid Utah driver’s license and be willing to travel as needed.
DHRM rules apply for promotions/transfers.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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