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Community Engagement Specialist

Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, andinnovate.Webelieve that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! This job collaborates with community partners to gain an understanding of their needs and assists with the creation of plans and projects. Oversees and implements the Population Health Plan as a coach and liaison to serve the communities surrounding the Community Health Centers. Represents Ochsner Health when developing and fostering relationships with members of the community (including community coalitions, neighborhood organizations, schools, libraries, parks, social service agencies, faith leaders, residents, Federally Qualified Health Centers, health homes, local businesses, specialty providers of care, local hospitals and clinics) to ensure the Community Health Center meets the needs of the community it serves. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion. Education Required - Bachelor's Degree, Marketing, Business, Public Relations, Public Health, or relevant field OR 4 additional years of relevant work experience will be accepted in lieu of educational requirements Preferred - Master's Degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, or related field of study Work Experience Required - 3 years of experience in community relations, business development, marketing, public health, or other relevant healthcare industry experience Preferred - Grant writing experience Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate project plans, and uncover community needs with stakeholders including community leaders, patients, caregivers, and internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to balance the needs of the Community Health Centers and the community served through an inclusive and collaborative approach.
  • Must be able to develop and deliver presentation materials as they convene and facilitate meetings and manage Community Health Center advisory groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage and foster relationships with a variety of stakeholders for the purposes of advancing the mission of the Community Health Centers.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as needed. Job Duties
    • Identifies opportunities within assigned regions and develops pipelines to reach key populations of individuals that the Community Health Center serves.
    • Convenes, facilitates, and manages Community Health Center advisory groups and aligns the efforts of the advisory groups established in various regions to support community-level collective impact of initiatives to improve community health.
    • Actively engages internal and external stakeholders to provide health education and promotes the initiatives of the Community Health Center.
    • Ensures all efforts in support of Community Health Center are aligned with the Department of Population Health, as well as key internal and external stakeholders.
    • Collaborates with business development to grow partnering relationships with local community businesses to support the Community Health Center mission.
    • Effectively coordinates efforts with physician liaison members to ensure alignment of clinical and community strategies.
    • Collaborates with Government Relations to open doors and expand influence in assigned markets with government and civic groups.
    • Designs and maintains databases, spreadsheets, and listservs to report and track community participation and results of various initiatives in the communities served.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards. This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns. The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Physical and Environmental Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible. Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur. The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role. Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today! Ochsner Health does not consider an individual an applicant until they have formally applied to the open position on this careers website. Individuals who reside in and will work from the following areas are not eligible for remote work position: Colorado, California, Washington, and New York. Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, pregnancy status, pregnancy-related conditions, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, unemployment status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. These protections extend to applicants and all employment related decisions. View theEEO is the Law posterand itssupplement, as well as thepay transparency policyfor more information. Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Keywords: Ochsner Health System, Lafayette , Community Engagement Specialist, Other , Lafayette, Louisiana

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