Regional Education Coordinator
|Date Posted||January 30, 2017|
|Hours Per Week||40|
|PAVIR Job ID||HAO1703.17|
The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a Regional Education Coordinator position responsible for coordinating and implementing the educational and outreach initiatives of the region in support of the mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). DVBIC is one of the eighteen national Department of Defense centers specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury research and education.
The Regional Education Coordinator collaborates with staff from DVBIC Headquarters (HQ) and other sites, Polytrauma System of Care at VAPAHCS and community vendors, and organizations to provide education to service members, Veterans and their families, staff, and caregivers regarding the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This position will report to the local Program Manager and DVBIC HQ.
This position is Federally funded and requires US citizenship. Only US citizens will be considered for this position.
This is a regular, full time (40 hrs/wk), exempt position. The Regional Education Coordinator will travel locally, regionally, and nationally.
PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved Without Compensation (WOC) appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.
Education Planning and Development:
- Identify and develop education plans that align with national, regional, and local missions and goals;
- Identify educational needs within catchment area, develop timeline and execute plans to meet the needed goals and priorities;
- Work with the Education Manager at DVBIC Headquarters to facilitate joint projects with other lead sites including product/information dissemination, community awareness activities, and other projects as assigned. Provide feedback on site needs and local program development;
- Design and develop local DVBIC TBI educational programs and initiatives to meet identified needs and objectives;
- Design and develop TBI professional development for clinical/research staff at VAPAHCS as well as a broader clinical community of providers.
Education Outreach & Networking:
- Coordinate all aspects of local DVBIC TBI education and outreach programs provided to service members, Veterans and their families/caregivers, and members of the community;
- Coordinate TBI professional development for identified clinical/research staff;
- Identify key stakeholders in the region;
- Initiate and develop professional relationships with military, VA, and community/civilian stakeholders within the catchment area to facilitate education and outreach;
- Establish relationships and networking within the community to promote DVBIC and TBI education;
- Serves as a local and regional resource for education/outreach;
- Promote DVBIC products at a variety of community events and manage resources for these programs;
- Collaborate with the Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) in hosting educational events, including exhibiting at designated conferences, community workshops, and events as planned;
- Participate in professional activities, including providing educational training and attending professional conferences on behalf of DVBIC.
Education Workshops & Events:
- Create, lead, deliver, and host local and regional DVBIC workshops identified in the education plan;
- Enlist the collaborative support of relevant stakeholders among varied departments within the VHA, DoD, and the community to host educational workshops and events within the region;
- Collaborate with and support the VAPAHCS and Polytrauma System of Care mission providing DVBIC educational and learning opportunities, workshops and materials to staff and patients; Organize CME certification for provider-based events;
- Evaluate program impact to further identify educational needs and to determine future initiatives.
- Maintain accurate records and data information concerning education initiatives, programs, and deliverables;
- Write and submit required reports to local site leadership and the Regional Education Network Manager within DVBIC HQ;
- Provide program support to all DVBIC team members as needed;
- Assist in the training and orientation of new DVBIC employees and provide coverage as needed.
Citizenship: US citizenship is required. This position is Federally funded and requires US citizenship.
Education: Required: BA/BS degree (or equivalent experience) in Healthcare, Education, or Public Health field;
Desired: MA/MS/MPH degree (or equivalent experience) in Healthcare, Education, or Public Health field.
License / Certification: Desired: Certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) or qualify for certification for Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Certification.
- Required: Minimum of 2 years of education/teaching experience (or equivalent combination of training, education and experience) in healthcare or related topics specializing in rehabilitation or health promotion/education;
- Desired: Experience in the care of patients with TBI – in-patient, out-patient, or rehabilitation settings or obtain Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) certification within 6 months from the date of employment is required;
- Prior experience within the DOD/VA systems of care – highly preferred.
- Knowledge and experience with clinical education and outreach program development, preferably in the TBI, PTSD, or Rehabilitation field;
- Ability to create programs, set priorities, analyze, and resolve problems;
- Excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to develop and implement educational programs;
- Demonstrated track record of planning, setting, and meeting goals;
- Ability to multi-task in a deadline‐driven environment;
- Excellent oral and written communication, facilitation, collaboration, interpersonal and networking skills;
- Strong experience in public speaking with diverse groups including groups of professionals and business/civic organizations; Prior experience presenting for service members, Veterans, families, and community groups highly desired;
- Demonstrated ability to function as a liaison between the local site and national DVBIC and regional stakeholders interacting with a variety of people in a professional, positive, and effective manner;
- Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as function as part of a team;
- Ability to adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy;
- Strong computer proficiency with software and hardware used for educational program development for both presentations and relevant database management.
Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:
Physical: Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to carry light items, up to 25 lbs. May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
Environmental: Office, hospital/clinical, and community settings. Must be available to travel locally, regionally, and nationally
PAVIR engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org
PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Qualified Individuals with a Disability. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department.
- Medical Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Life Insurance
- LTD / STD
- Flexible Spending Account
- Sick Leave
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commuter Benefits