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CANCER PREVENTION SPECIALIST – West Park Hospital – Cody, WY

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Job Description

The Prevention Specialist works on prevention activities addressing cancer prevention and control in Region 5, which includes Park County, Big Horn, Hot Springs and Washakie.

The department staff must all be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the applicable grants.

AGES SPECIFIC TO PREVENTION AND WELLNESS OFFICE:

Adolescent/Teenager 14 years through 17 years

Young Adult 18 years through 34 years

Middle Adult 35 years through 50 years

Mature Adult 51 years through 69 years

Geriatric Adult 70 or more years

CULTURE/RELIGIOUS ASPECTS: Employee will care for patients of all cultural and religious backgrounds. In view of the seasonal influx of people from all over the world, be prepared to care for patients of diverse cultural and/or religious backgrounds.

ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE: Employee performs within the prescribed limits of the hospitals/departments Ethics and Compliance Program. Is responsible to detect, observe and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor, or upward through the chain of command, the Compliance officer or hospital hotline.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Manager will implement regional level cancer control by completing activities that include: partnership building, a marketing plan, education and outreach, patient/resource navigation, county level assessments and evaluations, and participation in the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium/Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program efforts to ensure cancer information and resources are available throughout the cancer continuum of care. These services will be provided in Region V- Big Horn, Hot springs, Park, and Washakie Counties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Implement activities that promote and advance the goals, objectives, and strategies in the statewide cancer control plan.

2. Network with partners to advocate for cancer control within the region and throughout the state

3. Develop and implement a media plan

4. Promote cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection based on current evidence-based strategies

5. Organize and facilitate meetings and events to educate policymakers, healthcare providers, and the general public

6. Recruit eligible individuals into the state-funded breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programs

7. Serve as a patient navigator to individuals needing local, regional, state, and national cancer information including: screening services, financial assistance, provider and treatment information, and support services

8. Improve access to needed services by identifying and linking with community resources

9. Complete regional assessments, data collection, quarterly reports, county profile surveys, and navigation surveys

10. Manage bi-annual budget and work plan on a monthly basis

11. Attend mandatory trainings and events.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

1. Meet all grant reporting and evaluation requirements.

2. Account for all financial activity associated with project or grant.

3. Attend staff meetings.

4. Provide regular reports to hospital leadership.

5. May be requested to perform other duties and responsibilities with West Park Hospital for which the individual is qualified.

EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree preferred. Experience in working with culturally diverse populations, public speaking, and proficient in technology is desired.

EXPERIENCE: Several years of experience in prevention or related field.

SKILLS: Ability to travel and work intermittent evenings and weekends as desired. Ability to work with diverse populations. Must possess a working knowledge of: community development and mobilization, youth development principles, community organizing approaches. Must possess the following work skills: Organized, excellent oral and written communication, public speaking and training, group and meeting facilitation, word processor, spreadsheet, and internet skills, good sense of humor, ability to learn new concepts quickly, self motivated with ability to work independently.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Position requires travel, so hours may be adjusted to meet that need.Prevention Specialist (cancer)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to retain information with aptitude for detailed work, ability to follow directions, work flexible hours if necessary, to speak and hear (may use corrective devices), good vision acuity or corrected acuity, keyboarding.

√ Job Classification A 0-20% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing 20 pounds or less. Any lifting of 35 pounds or more requires the use of an assistive device and/or physical assistance. Up to 80% or more of work time: sitting.

Job Classification B

15-85% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing up to 35 pounds independently. When lifting, carrying or pushing greater than 35 pounds assistance or assistive devices will be used. 0-15% of work time sitting

Job Classification C

15-85% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing items up to 100 lbs. and occasionally 150 lbs. When lifting, carrying or pushing greater than 35 pounds assistance or assistive devices will be used. 0-15% of work time sitting

EXPOSURE CATEGORY: 3

Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue and tasks are not a condition of employment.

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