POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment Project Coordinator
AGENCY: Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health
DATE: January 29, 2018
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Position Filled
REPORTS TO: COO
STATUS: Contract, Part Time .5 FTE (20 hours per week)
COMPENSATION: DOE
LOCATION: Based in Vancouver, WA. Requires travel in three county area (Clark, Skamania and Klickitat)

POSITION SUMMARY

Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) is one of nine Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) in the state of WA. We are on a mission to bring partners together to create sustainable, equitable, and innovative care that continuously improves the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve.

The Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment Project Coordinator will develop and implement a project to improve chronic disease prevention and treatment in the SWACH region (Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties).

This work includes building a Chronic Disease Task Force which will develop a project design under the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) guidelines. Your excellent communication and collaboration skills will be put to work as you partner with medical and behavioral health providers, managed care organizations, education, housing, criminal justice, long-term care, and other sectors, as well as the community at large. Your ultimate goal is to identify entities and connections for an effective response to chronic disease, to advise SWACH on approaches and to oversee the implementation of the project plan - optimizing incentive funding under the MTP. The Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment Coordinator will work with SWACH VPs to ensure full alignment of projects and programs both under the MTP and across the organization at large.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Build and maintain strong trust and connection with leaders from the sectors necessary to implement projects, programs, and transformations throughout systems across the SWACH region.
  • Provide staff support to the Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment Task Force
  • Assist the Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment Task Force in designing and implementing the MTP
  • Identify and communicate challenges to Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment and develop solutions to overcome challenges to Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Clinical Integration Work Group, Community Care Coordination, Opioid Prevention and Treatment Work Groups, RHIP Council, and other workgroups within SWACH to ensure alignment of MTP projects
  • Assist SWACH region in implementing a Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment system
  • Assist SWACH in earning maximum MTP incentives
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to attend early morning, evening, and weekend meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED: 

  • 5 + years of experience
  • Demonstrated project management skills including: program planning, development, and implementation.
  • Experience addressing health equity and social determinants of health in diverse and underserved communities
  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to motivate and influence others; ability to be an active listener; ability to recognize and promote the strengths and capacity of community members, specifically health care providers.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure, meet short deadlines, and work well independently and in team environments.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Critical thinking and problem- solving skills; ability to identify and create solutions for teams facing challenges, experiencing difficult dynamics, etc. 

  • Strong facilitation skills; ability to mediate conflict, delve deep and drive to objectives.
  • Ability to build and sustain authentic relationships with various stakeholder groups
  • Experience working with medical providers
  • Ability to flourish in fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility, warmth, humor, maturity, and diplomacy.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Familiarity with the SWACH region and the community
  • Experience with the health care system in SW Washington
  • Experience working with the Medicaid population


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

info@southwestach.org

PDF of the job posting: Chronic Disease Project Coordinator Job Description 1.29.18.pdf