225 Bryant Avenue
Organizational Description: Docs for Tots’ mission is to bring together children’s doctors and communities to promote practices, policies and investments in children from prenatal to age five that foster children’s healthy development and future success. We focus on five priority issues to realize our mission: 1) promoting the early childhood medical home, 2) increasing developmental screening, 3) promoting high quality early care and education, 4) improving social-emotional health, and 5) addressing the impacts of poverty. By influencing the institutions that directly impact children’s lives, we create systemic, sustainable change for early childhood.
Program Description: Docs for Tots has a portfolio of projects that work with health care providers to enhance the support that they provide young children. For example, we use intensive technical assistance and quality improvement methodology to encourage practices to screen for: developmental delays, maternal depression and adverse childhood experiences. We meet clinics where they are and help them optimize their current practices.
Health Liaison Description: Docs for Tots is seeking a Health Liaison to facilitate meaningful changes in primary care practices. The role will use quality improvement methodology to support developmental, maternal depression, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) screening and referral for young children on Long Island. Additionally, the Health Liaison will assist in coordinating Docs for Tots programs-related activities. Specifically, the Health Liaison/Practice Coach will have the following responsibilities and accompanying qualifications:
· Initiate stakeholder meetings and gain buy-in for screening
· Present to pediatric practice staff about the importance of developmental, maternal depression, and ACEs screening
· Train practice members in screening roles
· Communicate regularly with health centers in person and via email/phone
· Elicit qualitative feedback to inform improvement
· Evaluate implementation and strategize to improve
· Prepare and maintain materials necessary for implementation
· Advocate for developmental, maternal, and ACEs screening in the community
· Provide oversight regarding project implementation and operations (recruitment, kick off meeting, faculty orientation, close out activities, materials creation/ordering, etc.)
· Assist teams with understanding and interpreting the change package
· Identify opportunities for learning throughout the project
· Document lessons generated in the project through calls and team meetings
· Disseminate new knowledge generated during the project through staff meetings, presentations at conferences and/or articles
· Identify and utilize opportunities to collaborate across all screening projects
Qualifications and Characteristics:
· Minimum: Bachelors degree in related field. Candidates about to receive their bachelor’s are welcome to apply.
· Reliable insured personal transportation and a valid driver’s license.
· Proven ability to independently manage projects and problem solve barriers to success.
· Strong computer skills, including data entry, word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, strong MS office, web navigation and e-communication needed. Comfort with social media a plus
· Strong organizational skills and ability to plan meetings and organize projects
· Highly organized with proven project management skills and facilitation skills.
· Conflict resolution and problem solving of barriers as they occur.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
· Ability to work effectively by establishing effective work relationships with physicians and office staff.
· Ability to assist provider practices in applying population management and quality improvement concepts to their daily workflow & processes.
· Experience in or commitment to early childhood development
· Background in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
· Ability to present data & results in a manner that is easy to understand and facilitates process improvement at all levels.
· Ability to demonstrate flexibility when working with all departments and levels of the provider offices.
· Demonstrated ability to lead meetings and teams
· Established track record of leading successful process improvement initiatives, including implementing behavioral and system changes in a Healthcare setting preferred
· Language skills in Spanish, Haitian Creole or French strongly preferred
Employment Type: Full-Time
Professional Level: Entry
Salary: $40,000 annually
Benefits: Health insurance stipend, reimbursement for travel and phone, paid time off
Health insurance stipend, reimbursement for travel and phone, paid time off
Level of Language Proficiency
Language skills in Spanish, Haitian Creole or French strongly preferred
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To be considered for this position, please email a COMPLETE resume and cover letter, each in PDF or Word format, to Laraib Humayun at firstname.lastname@example.org.