The Director of Population Health and Safety Services (DPHSS) will lead population based health promotion and prevention interventions to improve the health of HCAs and enhance their safety in the workplace. The approach is to rapidly test, develop, and operate population-based products and services that lead to behavior change to improve health and safety. This will include identifying the metrics appropriate to evaluate success. The Director will develop priorities based on the population’s health indicators. Priorities are expected to include areas such as improving healthy weight, smoking cessation, and workplace injury. Products and services will be designed to meet the population’s unique socioeconomic and cultural needs, as well as work environment and working conditions. They will be designed to be highly scalable. The overall goal of the interventions is to develop and operate evidence-informed approaches that improve HCA population health and safety.
The Director of Population Health and Safety Services has full accountability for the program and will:
• Lead a team of internal and external contributors and stakeholders to design, build, and implement products and services to improve population health and safety status;
• Rapidly test (e.g. Minimal Viable Product) targeted interventions appropriate to the HCA population;
• Develop specific metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and bring to scale if indicated;
• Represent the Health Benefits Trust with employers and external stakeholders to gain input on the design of interventions and to inform them about the outcome and status of the department’s products and services;
• Develop and manage the department budget; and
• Work to support the Service Vision.
• Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Science, Public Health, Nursing, Health Administration, Epidemiology, Business, or related field required. PhD or DPH preferred.
• In public health, health improvement interventions, or related work (Direct provision experience highly preferred.)
• Experience with and/or knowledge of how to serve and reach diverse populations who may be under-served because of gender, economic, language, ethnic, racial, geographic, sexual orientation, or other factors.
• Skill in designing and implementing population based health care improvement interventions to create and sustain behavior change and to improve health;
• Strong propensity to take action;
• Interest in leveraging “out of the box” behavior change interventions including technology, incentive models, and peer networks;
• Demonstrated track record of moving projects from concept to evaluation phase rapidly with a goal of scalability;
• Ability to be creative, inventive, and analytical in problem solving;
• Knowledge of the most current research in the fields of epidemiology, healthcare interventions, under-served populations, and behavior change;
• Comfortable in a fast paced, autonomous, and ambiguous environment;
• Strong, technology skills and fast adoption of new technology; and
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
The SEIU 775 Benefits Group is an equal opportunity employer and offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package
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About SEIU775 Benefits Group
SEIU 775 Benefits Group is a family of employee benefit plans negotiated and sponsored by SEIU 775, the labor union for long-term care workers in Washington State & Montana. We are leading the transformation of home care into a thriving career and helping to prevent the coming care crisis. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day in the U.S., there are not enough qualified, trained workers to care for the exponential rise in older adults needing care. Through groundbreaking initiatives, SEIU 775 Benefits Group, together with its union and employer partners, are ensuring that Washington state home care workers have access to the skills and support they need to succeed in the field, the health benefits to stay healthy and the secure retirement benefits to gain financial security. If you want to make a difference in the lives of home care workers and the people who they support, we want to hear from you!