RESEARCH COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR I
Job posting number: #7197029 (Ref:hlj_50874)
Posted: November 30, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Research CHE should be based in one of the following areas: Ocala, Rutland, The Villages, Tavares, Heathrow. There will be occasional (2-3x per year) travel to the Tampa area.
The Research Community Health Educator (CHE) will develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs for community members, partner agencies, professional community audiences, and other health providers. The community educational programs will focus efforts on Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) defined target areas and specifically selected community sites in Tampa, FL and the surrounding catchment area. The health education program initiative provides an emphasis on cancer clinical trial enrollment, as well as prevention as an effective strategy to improve community health and change health behaviors, e.g., seeking cancer-screening services. Educational activities planned and developed will be consistent with national imperatives relating to the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate education.
This can be a Moffitt institutional position or a research specific position depending on the need.
The portfolio of work will be assigned by the PI or manager of record. All functions are conducted under the direction of the Principal Investigator(s) and Lead Research Community Health Educator.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, organization and ability to problem solve.
- Must be able to demonstrate ownership of previous responsibilities, as well as deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences.
- Must possess a thorough knowledge of word processing and data base entry.
- Must be able to work in teams and independently; plan, organize, and coordinate multiple work assignments; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
- Must be self-directed with excellent time management skills and ability to navigate a fast-paced environment, prioritizing work volume and meeting all deadlines.
- Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of assigned protocol(s).
- Deliver research intervention(s).
- Participate in ongoing training as needed to assure quality and compliance.
- Execute educational activities that are consistent with national initiatives relating to the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate education.
- Incorporate strategies and education to improve patient screening and enrollment onto Moffitt clinical trials.
- Educate diverse audiences about clinical trials and identifying barriers and facilitators to participation in research.
- Work with clinical and research faculty to develop and refine tools and educational materials related to diversity in clinical trial enrollment for use by physicians in a variety of settings.
- Helps to coordinate the provision of cancer clinical trial awareness and preventive health education services in the community and act as a resource person in a capacity building role.
- Networking and building relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders (lay and professional).
- Develop, conduct, lead and/or implement targeted health education, outreach or navigation activities aimed at topics such as cancer prevention, health promotion, referral and recruitment of diverse research participants.
- Support new patients interested in clinical trials by conducting rapid assessment of barriers to trial enrollment.
- Support patients interested in clinical trials via email and phone line, connecting them with appropriate Moffitt and community resources.
- Assist with patient medical record retrieval.
Credentials and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in scientific, health related, or business administration program preferred.
- Minimum two years' experience required to include one (1) year of research experience (can include epidemiologic, observational, diagnostic, supportive care, clinical intervention) and one (1) year community or patient teaching/education experience in chronic disease required.
- Experience in public speaking, public relations, marketing, program planning, program development, evaluation and working with diverse groups required.
- Preferred community or patient teaching/education experience in oncology.
- Preferred Bilingual (Spanish), oral and written communication.
- Preferred previous patient contact in a health care setting, preferably in a consenting role.
- Preferred training and knowledge of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) programs and experience in communications, comprehensive cancer control, training, program planning, and evaluation.
Mission To create a Moﬃtt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.