Perinatal/Neonatal Outreach Coordinator
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Maternal and Infant Health Ctr - 425401
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002967
Position Summary: The UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health requires a Perinatal/Neonatal Outreach Coordinator (PNOC) to engage in translation of maternal and child health research into public health programs and clinical practice, particularly with relation to appropriate levels of perinatal care and the provision of postpartum long-acting reversible contraceptive methods. The PNOC will be responsible for networking with and convening hospital birthing stakeholders to administer and respond to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Maternal and Neonatal Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe) in the 13 counties of NC Perinatal Care Region IV. The PNOC will also be responsible for assessing policies, initiatives, challenges, and facilitators for the immediate postpartum insertion of highly effective, long-acting contraceptive (LARC) methods in each of the region's birthing facilities. The PNOC will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of systems-change and quality improvement initiatives focused on perinatal care and immediate postpartum insertion of LARCs; the provision of training and technical assistance to providers in NC; dissemination through presentations and multi-partner collaboration; and with public health program development, evaluation, and management.
Application Deadline: 04/02/2018
Education Requirements: Completion of a Masters of Nursing, Masters of Public Health, or a masters' level degree in a related field and two years of obstetric nursing experience; or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and five years of obstetric nursing experience.
Qualification and Experience: NC Licensed Registered Nurse (or eligible to be licensed in North Carolina). At least 5 years of experience (or 2 years, with a graduate degree) in providing obstetric nursing care. Experience with translation of health services research into programmatic initiatives and/or clinical care, including providing training and technical assistance via several modalities. Must possess a knowledge base in issues related to maternal and child health, including perinatal health, neonatal health, and contraception. Must have strong presentation and writing skills, the ability to synthesize information from disparate sources and to transmit that information to learners and partners. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience working on projects that require multi-organizational collaboration are also required. The successful candidate must be able to work independently.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Laura Baron/HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]
Special Instructions for Applicants: To apply for this position, please go to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/136224 Please upload a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and what makes you an excellent candidate, an updated copy of your CV and a list of 3-4 professional references. The cover letter should be addressed to: Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH Executive Director & Search Committee Chair UNC Center for Maternal & Infant Health