This position is eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive.
This position oversees the HAI Training, Education, and Outreach Program and is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the program and assigned personnel. This position takes the lead on initiatives to provide HAI and IPC knowledge, education, training, and technical support to local health departments, staff working in healthcare settings, the public, and other identified partners. Duties include developing and evaluating methods of training for healthcare staff and making modifications based on results; formulating policies and procedures for state-level health education implementation, developing stakeholder relationships and coordinating planning with professional organizations, community-based organizations, and other partners, and coordinating statewide training, webinars, conferences, and meetings. This position participates in after-hours activities, including partner meetings, investigations, outbreaks, and other emergency responses and evaluation activities, writing grants and other funding proposals, and conducting oral presentations to diverse audiences. The employee will be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience, and training; this position maintains and shares information and data of a very confidential nature.
-Oversee, manage, and supervise the work of staff conducting health education, training, and technical assistance. Plan, assign, schedule, prioritize, direct and coordinate the work of assigned staff.
-Conduct training sessions and develop educational materials to support infection prevention education; conduct evaluations of training methods to measure progress and implement modifications to achieve educational goals and increase program effectiveness.
-Identify critical partners and develop key stakeholder relationships; coordinate planning of collaborative events and statewide conferences.
-Maintain expertise in IPC curriculum and provide scientific advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners
-Write, administer, and monitor grants and grant budgets; provide updates on grant deliverables and performance measures
-Participate in after-hours activities, including partner meetings, investigation, outbreak, and emergency response as needed.
Comprehensive knowledge of:
- Contemporary principles and practices of health education.
- Training theory and methods, group dynamics, and adult learning principles.
- Principles and practices applicable to the surveillance and investigation of diseases.
- Basic principles of infection prevention and control.
- Public health surveillance.
- Computerized database management, survey administration, and data analysis.
- Program evaluation, including process evaluation, pre, and post-assessments.
- Program planning, management techniques, personnel policies, and procedures.
- Administering grants and contracts.
- Privacy laws to protect the confidentiality, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and applicable state and local privacy laws.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Project management and team leadership.
- Effective verbal and written communication.
- Interpersonal skills in working with various stakeholders, including clinicians and the public.
- Contract and budgeting monitoring.
- Grant writing and reporting.
- Data analyses.
- Program evaluation.
- Hiring, training, coaching, and occasionally terminating an employee/contractor.
- Designing presentation and training materials.
- Creating protocols and procedures; putting systems in place.
- Facilitating presentations and workshops.
- Provide health education and training to various stakeholders around infectious disease topics.
- Communicate complex information to be understandable to targeted adult learners.
- Learn agency procedures for handling Freedom of Information Act requests.
- Use critical thinking to determine whether a public health problem exists and brainstorm interventions.
- Articulate the need for further investigation or other public health action on the basis of results of literature review and assessment of current data.
- Collaborate with others inside and outside the agency to identify problems and form recommendations.
- Manage data from evaluations, surveys, and other sources.
- Formulate a plan for implementing state-wide health education and put protocols, procedures, and systems in place.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
Masters of Public Health or a master's in a health-related field and three years of professional experience; Bachelor’s degree, and five years of experience from comparable knowledge/skills/abilities were achieved. The ideal candidate will have experience providing education in public health or healthcare setting, facilitating presentations or workshops, and establishing effective working relationships.
Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.