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15 Jul 2021

Part-Time AmeriCorps Member

UKanQuit – Posted by Rosedale Jobs Anywhere

Job Description

UKanQuit provides one-on-one inpatient bedside tobacco treatment consultation at The University of Kansas Health System. Since 2006, when the program was founded, we have treated well over 15,000 patients. Our tobacco treatment specialists provide brief counseling and treatment planning. We provide an indepth training program online and/or in-person.

Primary Responsibilities

All activities will be conducted in accordance with public health safety recommendations. Counseling may be provided remotely until candidates receive a Covid-19 vaccine or until public health guidance allows in-person counseling. Counselors will provide remote care to all patients diagnosised with or suspected of having Covid-19.

  1. Assess tobacco addiction level and nicotine withdrawal
  2. Recommend medications to manage withdrawal while patients are in the hospital
  3. Provide brief counseling and treatment planning
  4. Collaborate with medical team to provide discharge medications
  5. Proactively refer patients for follow-up support post hospitalization
  6. Document encounters in the electronic medical record
  7. Contact patients one month post discharge to conduct a brief evaluation survey
  8. Participate in process improvement activities to enhance the delivery of services

Qualifications

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and openness to changing roles
  • Ability to work cooperatively on a team
  • Commitment to working with hospitalized patients and vulnerable populations
  • Ability to work with diverse groups
  • Willingness to learn and attend all trainings
  • Tobacco-free

 

Requirements:

Members must:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Have some verifiable college or relevant work experience
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or permanent resident of the United States;
  • Have a commitment to community service and the ability to serve for the complete program year

 

Members Hours, Benefits, and Compensation

  • Half-time (year-round) members serve 900 hours
  • Living Stipend: $250 (bi-weekly allowance)
  • Education Award: upon completion of 900 service hours all members are eligible to receive the Segal Education Award: $3,172.50

 

To apply, email resume and cover letter to lmussulman@kumc.edu

 

University of Kansas Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

To apply, email resume and cover letter to lmussulman@kumc.edu, or fill out AmeriCoprs application at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=101880

Job Categories: Healthcare. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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