The Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy is hiring an Implementation Specialist to provide technical assistance to healthcare providers and staff throughout Pennsylvania as they implement evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery services targeting individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). Successful candidates should have the ability to work with recruited healthcare providers and the program team to solve complex problems related to evidence-based healthcare program implementation. An understanding of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery program implementation, as well as issues related to implementation quality and fidelity and performance/impact/outcome assessment, would be ideal.
Duties involve providing technical assistance to ensure high-quality program delivery; collection and reporting of program performance and impact data; and program sustainability, including telephonic and in-person practice site consultation(s), regular review of program data to ensure quality, identify technical assistance needs, and summarize data for internal and external stakeholders; collaborating with the PERU program team to create tools and resources to support providers in their provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery services; creating or organizing training that enhance sites' capacities for quality implementation and sustainability; and facilitate periodic presentations at conferences, during webinars, or as part of internal team meetings.
Master's Degree in Public and/or Behavioral Health or a related field, with relevant experience is desirable. Experience in substance abuse prevention is preferred. Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, statistical software programs, particularly R and web platforms is desired. Required Licenses/Certifications.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.V
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: To be determined based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
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