Refugee Health Coordinator


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Commensurate with experience

Published:

03/29/2018

Address

St. Louis
Missouri
United States

Description

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), is a non-governmental, not-for-profit international organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in migration by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life. For over 100 years, we have shaped history with the belief that immigrants strengthen our communities, economy and social fabric through freedom, hard work, and family unity. To learn more about our work, please go to our official website at www.refugees.org.

 

OVERVIEW


The Refugee Health Coordinator position supports the growth and operations of the refugee health department and is responsible for overseeing the refugee medical screening program and assisting with the refugee medical assistance program within the State of Missouri.  Duties include: creating partnerships to advance refugee health in Missouri, delivering training and technical assistance to health professionals, participating in emergency preparedness activities, assessing and meeting the training needs of local implementation partners, creating programmatic protocols and procedures, supervising the local refugee health team and additional tasks as needed.  This position is based in St. Louis, MO.  Some travel may be required.  This position reports to the Director of Refugee Health Services at USCRI’s headquarters office in Arlington, VA.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Support the high-quality and timely administration of the refugee medical screening and medical assistance federal grant;
  • Represent USCRI and the health needs of refugees in Missouri in various working groups and meetings, including the Association of Refugee Health Coordinators and the Replacement Designee Coordinating Body;
  • Develop and oversee the refugee medical screening protocol and data collection process for the state of Missouri;
  • Collaborate with the State Refugee Coordinator and other representatives of health, social service and refugee resettlement agencies on cross-cutting issues, including health and social determinants of health;
  • Create partnerships with community, ethnic-based and other local organizations to advance the sustainability of refugee health services and promote the inclusion of refugees in state and local health strategies;
  • Participate in emergency preparedness planning, exercises, events and after-event analysis to ensure that refugees’ needs are addressed during man-made and/or natural disasters;
  • Troubleshoot complex medical care coordination issues in support of the local resettlement agencies and in collaboration with the medical assistance private insurer and USCRI headquarters;
  • Liaise with federal and state partners for disease reporting and coordination;
  • Ensure refugees are linked to a patient-centered medical home after the medical screening and appropriate health coverage after the refugee medical assistance coverage ends;
  • Coordinate the translation and dissemination of medical screening training protocols and materials on topics including secure and confidential data management, public health surveillance, complex medical conditions, medical homes, health education and monitoring and evaluation of relevant stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the development of statewide policies and procedures concerning refugee medical screening and refugee medical assistance;
  • Assess, develop, and coordinate training and technical assistance for health professionals with pre and post-test assessments as necessary;
  • Advocate for culturally and linguistically appropriate health services and educate health care professionals on the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards;
  • Direct field office operations;
  • Supervise Refugee Health Regional Representatives by assigning work, providing guidance through one-on-one and team meetings and giving constructive feedback on performance; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


 REQUIREMENTS


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, Global Health, Health Policy & Management, or Epidemiology from an accredited institution;
  • Five to ten years of demonstrated experience in program management and oversight; experience with delivering refugee health or resettlement services, identifying and reporting health conditions of public health significance and developing strategic partnerships is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating the services of multiple partners; stakeholder mobilization; and public speaking;
  • Experience supervising professional staff;
  • Experience working with health and human service organizations, including federal, state, local governments, universities, hospitals, nonprofits and community, ethnic and faith-based organizations;
  • Working knowledge of the overseas and domestic medical screening protocols and the overall refugee resettlement process; must have demonstrated track record of cultural competence and experience working with international populations;
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills such as writing reports and health education material for different audiences and tailored communication with health professionals and community members, including refugees;
  • Strong computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and statistical software.  Experience with the EDN and eSHARE is preferred; 
  • Self-starter with ability to work well in a team, juggle multiple priorities, and meet regular deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail; must be highly flexible, and able to keep multiple assignments moving forward; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of USCRI and interest in growing in a nonprofit department long-term. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands; and
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.



 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership status, marital status, physical or mental disability, AIDS/HIV status, age, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Benefits

Excellent benefits package.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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ADDITIONAL NOTES


Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.Apply for Refugee Health Coordinator using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=immandrefu&jobId=201524&lang=en_US&source=CC3 

 

References will be required at time of the final interview.

 

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.


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