A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is committed to providing comprehensive, quit tobacco care to our faculty and staff, to our Michigan Medicine patients and members of the surrounding community. We are seeking an individual who values diversity and inclusion, and understands the challenges faced by our patients on a daily basis. The Health Educator will provide tobacco treatment counseling and support to our Michigan Medicine patients and members of the surrounding community. The Health Educator will provide follow-up quit tobacco care to those individuals committed to living life free of tobacco. They will be responsible for documenting progress and outcomes in EPIC and TCS database management system. This individual will actively participate in program development, and provide educational activities with and training of healthcare providers. We are looking for a compassionate individual who has a commitment to excellent service delivery.
Provide tobacco treatment counseling and education to Michigan Medicine patients and members of the surrounding community.
Conduct bedside tobacco treatment assessments for inpatients, determining need for quit aids during admission and discussing post-discharge quit plans.
Provide one-on-one outpatient treatment sessions to patients and members of the surrounding community. Develop individualized treatment plans using comprehensive treatment strategies, including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
Accurately document outcome of patient interactions in EMR and database management system. Data extraction and reporting as needed.
Provide follow-up relapse prevention support.
Serve as a team member in providing consultation and training for hospital units and departments as well as external healthcare providers.
Participate on TCS program team and contribute to setting program priorities. Participate in needs assessment and program evaluation.
Assist with Tobacco Treatment Specialist training as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, public health/health education or related field.
1-2 years of professional counseling experience with some exposure to addiction treatment therapies.
Knowledge and understanding of health disparities and social determinants of health.
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, public health/health education or related field.
Previous work experience in inpatient setting or hospital environment. Tobacco Treatment Specialist certification.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.
Frequent communications, verbal and written.
Frequent standing and/or sitting.
Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
General and administrative supervision is received from the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service Program Manager.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
All applications for this position must be received by October 21, 2019.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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