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    Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Prgrm Cdtr-Grant funded

    UnityPoint Health
    1609 Cedar St, Muscatine, IA 52761
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    Job Description

    The Coordinator for Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Title V contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health will provide oversight and infrastructure building activities including, but not limited to; track and attain measurable project outcomes, coordinate project expectations and deliver support to the health education team, develop project standard work and best practices, build rapport and collaborate effectively with community stakeholders, and utilize the Trinity Muscatine Business Management system to address quality improvement opportunities.

    The MCAH Coordinator will provide community education on public health issues and population-based health services as directed in the grant activities. Provides direct patient care and care coordination in the service area of Cedar, Muscatine and Louisa Counties. The Coordinator will also work with community agencies and employers throughout the area on policy development that support practices to reach optimal health outcomes for the targeted populations.


    Relationship Building/Program Development

    Provides infrastructure building activities such as working with community partners, medical and dental practices in order to work toward state and national performance measures outlined in the grant.

    Promotes public health with written and/or verbal presentations.

    Advocates on behalf of vulnerable individuals and populations; participates in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that people are informed of available health department and community programs and services and are assisted in the utilization of those services.

    Delivers targeted, culturally appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand local public health policies, regulations, and code.

    Actively participates in and acts as a liaison with other community agencies and professionals in collaborative efforts to address community health priorities.

    Adheres to ethical principles and policies in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information.

    Coordinates project within current and projected budgets and staffing levels

    Advocates for a diverse public health workforce and supports diverse perspectives in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community.

    Analysis and Assessment

    Works in conjunction with community partners to develop community health assessments; determines quantitative and qualitative data needed for assessing the health of a community; analyzes incidence and prevalence data; resolves gaps in data; makes evidence-based decisions; and advocates for the use of evidence in making decisions that affects the health of a community.

    Participates in the analysis of data to identify trends, health problems, environmental health hazards, and social and economic conditions that adversely affect the public's health; disseminates findings and recommendations to leaders and community partners.

    Collaborates in community-based participatory research when applicable.

    Identifies assets and resources that can be used for improving the health of a community.

    Supports efforts of gathering and completing all data expectations associated with the funders supporting MCAH activities.

    Direct Patient Services and Care Coordination

    Educates families on the importance of preventive health care for their children.

    Assesses the health needs of the family.

    Provides information about available health and support services.

    Answers questions regarding services provided under the child health/EPSDT program.

    Collaborates with community partners to meet the health needs of the family.

    Assists families in overcoming barriers to care.

    Advocates for the child and the family.

    Involves the family in decision-making.

    Assists families in becoming more independent health care consumers.

    Complete health screenings, deliver the results to the individual as well as complete necessary referrals for care.

    Complete maternal health Presumptive Medicaid Application and Coordination of Care for identified patients.

    Assesses social determinants of health needs and barriers to care and provides education to family's preventive health care.

    Provides information and promotes health and service programs to families and at-risk populations in collaboration with outside agencies. Helps to locate services for patients & families such as medical and dental homes and other service providers.

    Answers questions regarding various programs and services offered at Public Health and within the service area for patients.

    Coordinates periodic well child screens, treatment and dental care by sending exam reminders, scheduling appointments, following up with patients and assisting with referrals.

    Develops teaching plans for individuals, families and groups based upon identified learning needs. Evaluates effectiveness of learning and material being presented.

    Arranges support services such as transportation to appointments, interpreter services and childcare.

    Maintains required federal, state and local documentation to support the services provided.

    Basic UPH Performance Criteria

    Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

    Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

    Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

    Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

    Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

    Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


    Minimum Requirements

    Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

    Preferred or Specialized

    Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


    At least one of the following:

    Bachelor's degree in a health or human services field.

    Current license as a registered nurse (RN) with a bachelor's

    degree in any field.

    Current license as an advanced registered nurse practitioner



    A minimum of six months experience in health or human services.

    Experience in community or public health is preferred.

    3 years of experience of experience in health or human services. Experience in community or public health is preferred.


    Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


    Basic knowledge of maternal, child and adolescent health development.

    Knowledge of community resources and services.

    Ability to establish and maintain linkages with local providers.

    Anticipate and plan for program needs including resource management.

    Ability to be self-motivated and work independently with little direct supervision.

    Ability to communicate both verbally and non-verbally in a professional manner.

    Ability to meet timelines/deadlines for reports, grants and other documentation as required.

    Demonstrated competency in computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

    Understanding of HIPAA policies

    Multicultural sensitivity.


    Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

    Posting ID: 566645566Posted: 2020-08-07