Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time
Comprehensive Health Planner II
Opening Date: January 31, 2019
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Job Class Code: 5050
Grade: 26 (Pro/Tech)
Salary: $45,094.40 – $61,235.20/yr.
Position Number: 020312533
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.
The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.
You will serve as the Diabetes Program Coordinator for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program. The Diabetes Coordinator manages the diabetes-related work of the Program’s U.S. CDC grant, “Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke CDC-RFA-DP18-1815.” This grant is designed to increase health plan coverage for National Diabetes Prevention Program, improve clinical workflows for the identification of prediabetes, and to promote referrals to and participation in evidence-based programs such as Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support and National Diabetes Prevention Program.
You will also:
• Provide subject matter expertise in diabetes prevention and self-management.
• Provide technical assistance to health care providers and evidence-based program providers to ensure efficient operation of diabetes prevention and self-management programs.
• Represent Maine CDC in cooperation with clinicians, health systems, community-based organizations, and diabetes stakeholder groups.
• Lead diabetes-related Quality Improvement and Practice Facilitation efforts in primary care practices and health systems.
• Review and maintain up-to-date knowledge of diabetes prevention, self-management, and treatment best and emerging practices.
• Maintain the Professional Diabetes Educator Program training curriculum to ensure a competent diabetes educator workforce in Maine.
• Assist the Chronic Disease Prevention Program in implementing a comprehensive, collaborative approach to addressing chronic diseases in Maine.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public / Community Health, Health Administration, Health Sciences or Health Education; Public Administration, Government, Social Work, or a closely related field and three (3) years professional experience in the planning, development, coordination and/or evaluation of health programs or services -OR- an equivalent seven (7) year combination of education, training, and experience.
Preferred candidates will have:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Project Management skills and the ability to plan for and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Knowledge and experience with evidence-based diabetes prevention and self-management program operations and management.
• Knowledge of and experience with U.S. CDC grant management requirements.
• Knowledge of and experience with implementing systems change, Practice Facilitation, Quality Improvement, and adapting clinical workflows.
• Experience convening and collaborating with various stakeholders, in both public and private sectors.
• Ability to understand and act upon surveillance and evaluation data to improve Program operations.
For additional information about this position please contact Gregory Parent, Health Program Manager, (207) 287-4715.
To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet minimum qualifications). To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at Ashley.Vigue@maine.gov
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly
Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:
Level 1: 100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2: 95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3: 90% State Contribution = $400.21 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4: 85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.
The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.