OPS Diabetes Peer Coach (Part-Time) - Pediatrics Endocrinology

Jan 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515475
Work type: Temp Full-Time, Temp Part-Time
Location: Orange
Categories: Health Profession
Department:29090900 - MD-PEDS-ENDOCRINOLOGY

Advertised: 11 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 07 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

OPS Sponsored Project Non-Clerical

Job Description:

The Department of Pediatrics seeks dedicated and caring diabetes peer coaches to work with medically underserved communities with Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes throughout Florida. This part-time diabetes peer coach position in Orange County, Florida ( Orlando/Treasure Coast area) is funded through the Extension for Community Health Outcomes Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes grant and are time-limited positions related to the goals of the pilot/feasibility stage of the project.

Diabetes peer mentors will work with adults who have Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) or Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in clinical primary care settings and will:

(1) help facilitate better care navigation

(2) help connect patients with T1D or T2D to community support and outreach opportunities in their area

(3) help connect patients living with T1D or T2D to other patients with T1D or T2D in their local communities and

(4) help connect participating ECHO T1D and T2D sites (“spokes”) with UF (“hub”) through participation in weekly tele-education clinics.

The diabetes peer coaches will work in team settings with clinical and academic faculty to achieve the goals of the grant and will work under the supervision of the Principle Investigator for the ECHO grant, Dr. Michael Haller.

Advertised Salary:

$16-20 per hour, commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate's degree or higher
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal kills
  • Ability to work in team settings
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Strong working knowledge of clinical settings
  • Local to the community being served
  • Have mentoring, teaching, and/or community health worker experience
  • Fluency in Spanish or Creole speaking a plus

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references with your online application form.

This position is located in Orange County, Florida.

This job requisition will be used to fill multiple openings. Open to considering full-time positions based on need of the department.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


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