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Bilingual Outreach Coordinator

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Located in Northwest ArkansasBilingual Marshallese/English and/or Spanish/English RequiredThis posting will be used to fill multiple positionsThe Bilingual Outreach Coordinator is a member of a multidisciplinary outreach and implementation team who uses a community based participatory research approach to support and provide education for the Marshallese and broader Pacific Islander community member, or Hispanic/Latinx community members through individual goal planning, case management, and group education and support.. The majority of Bilingual Outreach Coordinator work is performed within the community. Candidate must possess the ability to work at locales outside of the office environment. Travel required (up to 20%).The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and familyHoliday, Vacation and Sick LeaveEducation discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMSBasic Life Insurance up to $50,000Career Training and Educational OpportunitiesMerchant DiscountsConcierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacySalary offered commensurate with experience.Participant Coordination and Study Monitoring:Maintains regular participant contact through home visiting, secure video calling, and phone calls.Administers relevant research questionnaires throughout research studyMakes appropriate referrals based on participant needs and assists participants with setting and following through with goals; provides timely follow up with goal and referral completionWorks collaboratively with team and participants to ensure data collection activities for participant are done in accordance with study protocol.Maintains up-to-date and accurate participant records, documenting all contact attempts and participant encountersCommunicates with direct supervisor, project manager, and/or data manager regarding needs or issues related to research studyParticipates in weekly meetings to discuss current case load, problem solve care coordination issues, and address client needsCreates reports and creates process improvement plans for improved program implementation.Implement and manage participant assessment process. Ensures that study documents are translated into appropriate language and culturally appropriate for study population. Develops and adheres to quality control standards for assessment process for tracking participant outcomes. Works with team members to ensure effective implementation and performs quality checks for assessments.Participant Education:Delivers one-on-one health education to study participants regarding diabetes and other health related care, and healthy lifestyle behaviors using evidenced-based curriculum and education materialsInstructs participants on diabetes self-management practices and performs training on HbA1c monitoring.Facilitates understanding of provider instructions by attending medical appointments with client and/or reviewing provider instructions and/or handoutsEducates participants on diabetes self-management practices, healthy eating habits, and importance of exercise for diabetes patients as needed.Uses Teach Back method to assure client understandingContinuing education:Participates in regular team trainingsAttends pertinent external trainings including webinars and community education eventsShares education resources with team membersCommunicates continuing education needs with direct supervisorFacilitate group or community events:Assists with organizing and delivery health education at community eventsAssists with organizing and presenting at health fairsWorks with team members to identify appropriate events and venues to host community eventsPromotes upcoming events by sharing event details with participants, community members, and partnering community organizationsGroup Educational Interventions:Delivers group education intervention on a variety of topics, including but not diabetes self-management, HbA1c monitoring, healthy eating, recommended exercise for diabetes self-management, and other health related topics. Provides make- up educational intervention sessions for participants who are absent from educational intervention sessions.Outreach and participant recruitment:Delivers marketing and recruitment materials to churches, clinics, or other venuesProvides recruitment presentations to churches, clinics, and other venuesDelivers presentations on research studies to community members, groups, or organizations.Communicates with team members about interested parties to assure timely follow up and enrollmentMay perform other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree with five (5) years of experience in community outreach, education, case management, administration or related fieldOR High School Diploma/GED with nine (9) years of experience in community outreach, education, case management, administration or related field.Additional Requirements:Bilingual English/Marshallese and/or English/Spanish. Fluent in the Marshallese and/or Spanish language and able to understand the Marshallese and/or Spanish culture.Valid driver's license with reliable transportation and current liability insurance.Must have a working cell phone.Strong relationship with local nonprofits and community organizations.This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.UAMS is anAffirmative ActionandEqual Opportunity Employerof individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Stand: FrequentlySit: FrequentlyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbsUse hands to touch, handle, or feel: FrequentlyTalk: ContinuouslyHear: ContinuouslyTaste or smell: FrequentlyRead, concentrate, think analytically: FrequentlyPhysical Environment: Inside Office EnvironmentNoise Level: ModerateVisual Requirements: Not requiredHazards: None

Keywords: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fayetteville , Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Other , Fayetteville, Arkansas

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