hpv-vaccination-healthThe Government of the District of Columbia, the Office of the Community Health Administration is seeking several Medical Doctors to be responsible for providing health coaching to qualified doctors geared towards increasing HPV vaccination rates in the District of Columbia. The contractor will be responsible for traveling to different health facilities in the city to train health care providers on how to give strong HPV vaccination recommendations to their patients.

How many people are we seeking?

Four Medical Doctors

What is the start date?

February 16, 2015. There will be a mandatory 4 hour training session for all four health promoters at a time convenient for all parties.

Are these paid positions?

Yes, the positions will be paid at a competitive hourly rate.

What are the hours?

250 hours to be split between the four (4) Health Promoters between February 2015 and December 2015. You will not be responsible for any scheduling. We have an HPV Clerk who is working on identifying availability with the provider locations we are targeting. We will be using a web-based scheduler to match the identified meeting times with the availability of each Health Promoter. The goal is to be present at as many established practice-level meetings as possible in 2015.

What kind of work would you be doing if you are selected?

You will be holding individual and group discussions with identified medical doctors throughout the District of Columbia. These sessions are aimed at discussing concerns the clinicians may be having about making a strong HPV recommendation and providing them strategies they can use when discussing the vaccine with children/teens and parents. To get an idea of what these may look like, the state of MN used a web-based HPV Health Promotion series to do similar work. You can find that here: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/hcp/adol/hpvvideos.html.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Must have a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from a U.S. Accredited Institution (practicing physicians preferred but pediatric residents and fellows will also be considered)
  2. Experience in the field of health and wellness, fitness, nutrition, disease prevention, etc. preferred.
  3. Demonstrates a level of comfort with diverse populations, particularly those with multiple psychological, social, economic, and cultural/language barriers.
  4. Self-directed, flexible, excellent teaching and interpersonal skills.
  5. Displays excellent judgment skills.
  6. Demonstrates ability to strictly adhere to confidentiality requirements.
  7. Demonstrates strong attention to detail with excellent record-keeping skills.

If interested, please contact Nancy Emade Ejuma, Immunization Program Manager at DC Department of Health at nancy.ejuma@dc.gov or Desk: 202.576.9335 or Mobile: 202.641.8542 (preferred) as soon as possible.