Outreach Specialist

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

Love Health Equity and Quality Improvement?
Join the Office of Maternal and Child Health as an Outreach Specialist.

Why You Should Join Our Team

You will be working with an excellent (and fun!) team, and will also receive great health and retirement benefits along with paid leave time and paid time off for holidays. To learn more about the generous State of Utah benefits, click here.

The Agency
To learn more about the Department of Health and Human Services and why you should join our team, click here to view our website. To learn more about the Utah Women and Newborns Quality Collaborative, click here.

The role
The purpose of this role is to engage patients and communities in Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies statewide. This project will address health disparities in maternal perinatal healthcare and health outcomes by collaborating on QI initiatives with community-based organizations, health care facilities, patient advocates, department data staff, and the Utah Office of Health Equity.

The Utah Women and Newborns Quality Collaborative (UWNQC) is a statewide network of professionals, hospitals and clinics dedicated to improving the health outcomes for Utah women and babies through quality improvement projects.

A key goal for this position is increasing implementation of QI initiatives in facilities that serve maternal populations statewide, with emphasis on those that serve disproportionately impacted populations, particularly racial/ethnic minority communities in Utah.

Lead grant activities, track progress and complete tasks on the work plan
Serve as the liaison with facilities including hospitals and clinics
Manage relationship and scope of work for contracted community organizations
Lead quality improvement (QI) initiatives and QI training
Work with UDHHS staff on data plans, strategies and resources, and overcoming potential barriers
Lead multidisciplinary steering committee
Compile and write reports on grant progress; disseminate findings

Ideal Candidate
Strong communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to coordinate and connect with stakeholders
Experience working with various community organizations, steering committees and minority populations
Ability to work independently and achieve goals within established timelines
Experience working on multiple tasks with attention to detail
Experience managing federal grants and working with budgets and reporting
Passion for Health Equity and implementing quality improvement initiatives to reduce health disparities
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion/Community Education, Health Equity or closely related degree
Speaks Spanish or another language other than English
Qualified Candidate
Experience working with community stakeholders/organizations/minority populations
Experience managing contracts with budgets and reporting responsibility

Why work for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services? In addition to the rich benefits the State of Utah offers, the department offers:
UTA Eco Pass, at a discounted monthly rate
Teleworking opportunities
On-site fitness center for a minimal fee
On-site day care center at the Cannon Health Building with First Steps Day Care – contact for rates and availability, 801-538-6996


Supplemental Information

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.
This position is mainly telework, but will be doing site visits for community based organizations, trainings, etc.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.