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Founded in 1994, the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy works throughout the state of South Carolina, with the professional staff of nearly 180 organizations, to carry out its mission to improve the health and economic well-being of individuals, communities, and the state of South Carolina by preventing teen pregnancy. It takes a dedicated and committed group of individuals and team members to successfully complete the daily work and achieve the overall mission of the SC Campaign.

Health Services Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under minimal supervision, the Health Services Specialist will assist the Director of Clinical Services and project managers/leads with planning, coordinating and decision making associated with capacity building and mobilization of health services partners.  The Health Services Specialist, through direct supervision by the Health Services Manager will be assigned to provide capacity building for health center partners in the Collaborative for Reproductive Education and Wellness (CREW). The Health Services Specialist will also act as a resource for clinic-based teen pregnancy prevention programs, including coordinating, participating in, and delivering education and training programs on clinical best practices to adolescent reproductive health service providers. In addition, he/she will also serve as an in-house authority on health services for sexually active youth.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • In collaboration with project teams, develop action plans and goals to help local health service organizations reduce pregnancy rates among sexually active youth.  These action plans are based on an assessment of the local organization’s needs, strengths, and objectives. 
  • Work closely with health centers to assist them in increasing access to contraception, implementing clinic best practices and other pregnancy prevention resources and services.
  • Works with health centers participating in CREW to develop SMART aims, implementing PDSA cycles, and increasing adolescent referrals to health centers.
  • Identify SC health system areas of growth and develop and implement innovative strategies to address them.
  • Work closely with the Evaluation Coordinator to assist with the data collection for health centers participating in CREW.
  • Assist in meeting all deliverables for grants that include specific clinical training and technical assistance duties defined by the HSM and project leads.  Review and become familiar with all relevant SC Campaign funding sources to increase understanding of the interrelationship between activities. 
  • Work closely with other SC Campaign Coordinators to ensure health services best practices are included in or complemented by TA, outreach, evaluation, training, communications and community mobilization.
  • Work with the Training Coordinator to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate an education calendar that meets the needs of health services staff.  This includes participating in a training cadre for a variety of SC Campaign-developed trainings.
  • Serve as a SC Campaign authority on teen health services and will stay abreast of current research related to clinical reproductive health services, to include but not be limited to access, best practices, referrals, policies and procedures. This information will be provided to TA staff and SC Campaign staff in a strategic and ongoing method.
  • Participate actively in regularly scheduled SC Campaign functions including staff meetings, TA Team meetings and other called meetings as appropriate.  This requires in-person attendance at the Campaign office in Columbia, SC every Monday unless otherwise noted.
  • Attend state and national educational trainings and meetings as appropriate to enhance knowledge and professional development, represent the SC Campaign, and to assist in identifying current research, key topics and speakers/consultants for Campaign educational programming.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Public Health Administration, or related field with at least three to five years of relevant experience, or a Masters’ Degree with at least one year of relevant experience. Experience working in a reproductive health and or family planning is preferred.  
  • Familiarity with health services program implementation or resource development. 
  • Experience in operation of a local teen pregnancy prevention program desirable.
  • Reproductive health clinical best practices.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Submit letter of interest and resume detailing education, experience, and other pertinent information to: Campaignjobs@teenpregnancysc.org, Attn: Stig Rasmussen
  • Above materials must be received by 5:00 pm on May 18, 2019.
  • The SC Campaign offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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