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OPS HEALTH EDUCATOR

Date: Sep 11, 2019

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Requisition No: 73267 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH EDUCATOR

Position Number: 64906248 

Salary:  $20.00 Per Hour 

Posting Closing Date: 09/26/2019 

OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

64906248

HEALTH SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE PENDING RECLASSIFICATION TO HEALTH EDUCATOR

This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment.  OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.

We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

DOH-Broward will implement Academic Detailing as pioneered by the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD), to provide one-on-one outreach education to equip providers and health systems to make evidence based prescribing decisions, have timely and complete information regarding non-opioid medications and non-pharmacologic treatments, and identify patients at risk for overdose or opioid use disorder and can then either offer or connect patients with appropriate care.  Academic detailers will follow the NaRCAD model of: introduction, needs assessment, key messages, features and benefits, barriers and enablers, handling objections and summary and close as laid out by NaRCADs implementation guidance. Clinical Educators make one-on-one educational visits to healthcare professionals, providing evidence-based, interactive sessions with front line clinicians about the efficacy, safety, and effectiveness of medications, guidelines, and prevention tools. Individuals will disseminate evidence-based information on opioid safety.

Deliver the service of one-on-one educational visits to physicians and health professionals on a designated clinical topic, using evidence-based materials to complement the presentation.

Establish and maintain positive, service-oriented relationships with prescribers and office staff through repeated office visits and contacts.

Develop creative outreach strategies to gain access to healthcare offices, schedule appointments, meet with clinicians, and follow up on requests for additional information and support.

Act as a liaison between the physician community and program staff.

Capture visit data and provide weekly reports to program manager.

Prepare and submit a monthly report containing contributions to the Prevention Training Consultant (PTC) Quarterly report within 5 calendar days following the month being reported to the Monitoring and Evaluation Team (MET) and supervisor; and additional reports, as requested by supervisor and/or MET. 

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending/participating in webinars, trainings, educational workshops/conferences, reviewing professional publications and participating in monthly PTC calls. 

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical and pharmacological information relevant to primary care practice and topic.
  • Excellent communications skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to assess clinicians’ needs, communicate medical information, and deliver engaging presentations.
  • Strong written and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient in basic computer skills and comfortable with learning new applications.
  •  The ability to visit physicians during various times throughout the day.
  • Previous experience in medications management and therapeutic decision-making, research, epidemiology, public health, health education, communications/marketing, and/or pharmaceutical or medical sales experience.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Knowledge of coordinating and planning events.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and/or populations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to coordinate and promote HIV Prevention activities.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and work as a part of a team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Science from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to drive to various sites throughout the day.
  • Able to work nights and weekends as required by program needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience working as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • Understanding of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
  • Experience marketing pharmaceuticals to physicians.

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. 

Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript. 

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.  

 

Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami