PS Research Nurse

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Job posting number: #7065497

Posted: March 23, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) at Huntsman Cancer Institute is accepting applications for a full-time Tobacco Treatment Specialist. The Center for HOPE’s mission is to create long-term solutions to prevent cancer and improve health among underserved populations, including people living in poverty and residents of rural and frontier areas.

The Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) serves as tobacco cessation counselor at the Center for HOPE’s Tobacco Cessation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). The TTS provides education to HCI patients and their families who are current users of tobacco/nicotine and/or have a recent history of nicotine/tobacco use. Job responsibilities will include working collaboratively with patients, their family members and other care providers to develop tobacco cessation treatment plans, identifying patients’ strengths and challenges with regard to quitting, providing cessation treatment, and coordinating and monitoring services accordingly. To perform this job successfully, this individual must show a wide degree of creativity and latitude, and perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
• Provides direct tobacco cessation care that includes behavioral counseling for tobacco dependent patients seen at either inpatient or outpatient units at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.
• Performs tobacco use history assessment.
• Use electronic health record Epic and other integrated systems to track patients’ progress.
• Provides brief pharmacotherapy education to referred patients who are enrolled in the Tobacco Cessation Program.
• Provides education about the Tobacco Cessation Program to HCI clinics and staff.
• Ensures defined service standards are met across program activities.
• Follows referred patients to document tobacco use status and use of resources, as well as provide additional support for cessation.
• Ensures compliance with data reporting requirements – collects and organizes Tobacco Cessation Program data and compiles progress reports required by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
• Monitors effectiveness and level of effort, recommending programmatic changes accordingly.
• Works closely with Huntsman Cancer Hospital, clinics, and staff, assisting in continuous programming efforts to ensure goals are met.
• Obtains/maintains certified status and integrate new initiatives/techniques in Huntsman Tobacco Cessation Program.
• Communicates clearly, concisely verbally and written.
• Demonstrates leadership, collaboration, critical thinking and teamwork skills in managing work and resolving issues.
• Works with diverse individuals, with willingness to travel locally occasionally to conduct services at various Huntsman Cancer Hospital locations.
• Works with limited supervision, with superior organizational skills and management skills to effectively prioritize, organize and oversee completion of daily activities.

Minimum Qualifications
RN license in the state of Utah plus two years related experience required. Depending on area of assignment, CCRP, ACRP-CRC, SOCRA-CCRP certification may be required. A current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card certification or obtain one within 6 months of employment required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

The hiring department may also prefer experience in a specific area of nursing

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Bachelor’s degree in a health or behavioral health science (e.g., social work, psychology, nursing). Demonstrated experience in establishing relationships, coordinating efforts and collaborating in a fast paced work environment. Excellent communications skills and competency in communications technologies. Firm understanding of principles of cultural competency and public health principles and practices. Ability to speak and write well under pressure. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with multiple, diverse constituencies. The majority of the patient care will be provided in the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Huntsman Cancer Hospital however this job may require working in the satellite locations such as South Jordan, Daybreak and Farmington if needed.

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Job posting number:#7065497
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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