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Accreditation Specialist

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Public Health Accreditation Board


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November 7, 2020

The mission of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation. PHAB is the accrediting body for Tribal, state, local, and territorial governmental public health departments in the U.S. Accreditation provides a means for a public health department to identify performance improvement opportunities, to improve management, develop leadership, and improve relationships with members of the community.


Position Summary:

Accreditation Specialists manage the progress of selected health department applicants through the accreditation process, which includes reviewing materials and

documentation submitted online, coordinating logistics, serving as a technical resource, attending site visits across the country, and communicating between key stakeholders. Accreditation Specialists work extensively with employees from Tribal, local, state, and territorial public health departments to provide technical assistance as the health departments move through the accreditation process. They also work closely with public health professionals that have been trained as volunteer reviewers for the accreditation process. The Accreditation Specialist is considered to be part of the review team and is responsible for ensuring that the reviews and reports are accurate and clear.

The accreditation process is managed through an online information system called e- PHAB. Accreditation specialists will be trained on how to use e-PHAB, and must be familiar and comfortable with using computers on a daily basis.

The Accreditation Specialist may also be involved with special projects or support of other PHAB functions, depending on the number of health departments in the system and the workload of health departments seeking accreditation. The Accreditation Specialist may be assigned to perform duties related to special accreditation modules or services.

This position reports directly to the Director of Accreditation, and works collaboratively as a team member with other Accreditation Specialists and the Program team in handling the technical review and logistical aspects of the accreditation process.

The Accreditation Specialist functions as a member of the Program, Research, and Evaluation Unit.


Position Responsibilities

·        Use e-PHAB daily to check alerts, respond to technical assistance requests, send correspondence, and review and approve applicant materials submitted online;

·        Manage all aspects of the PHAB accreditation process online and track progress of assigned health department applicants through the documentation selection and submission, site visit, site visit reports, annual reports, and reaccreditation steps;

o   Coordinate with other Accreditation Specialists to ensure a consistent, accurate, and prompt flow of information between the health department applicant sites, site visitors, and other PHAB staff, as appropriate;

o   Provide technical assistance to health departments as they go through the initial and reaccreditation accreditation process.

o   Provide access to e-PHAB and guidance on using the online information system to approved health department applicant sites;

o   Conduct reviews of submitted applicant documentation;

o   Support Site Visit Teams of public health professionals;

o   Assist in coordinating site visit logistics and participate in the site visit on location for initial accreditation;

o   Assist in coordinating site visit logistics and participate in the site visit virtually for reaccreditation;

o   Lead communications between assigned health department applicants and Site Visit Teams;

o   Edit site visit reports for content, style, and accuracy;

o   Review ACARs and monitor for successful implementation;

o   Provide technical assistance to health departments as they prepare for reaccreditation.

·        Assess documentation against the PHAB Standards and Measures and draft portions of SVR, as appropriate;

·        Serve as an accreditation resource to the PHAB staff and external stakeholders;

·        Coordinate with the Accreditation Specialist team and the Director of Innovation and Accreditation to ensure technical and program aspects of the accreditation process are congruent and ensure protocols/procedures are followed;

·        Coordinate with the Program Team concerning Site Visitors and their assignments;

·        Complete evaluations of Site Visitors and the Site Visit process;

·        Assist in revising and developing new templates, guides, handbooks, FAQs, webinars, and other materials related to technical assistance and education for health departments;

·        Utilize and assist in revising and developing internal templates, manuals, and trainings;

·        Identify areas for improvement in the accreditation process, internal and external communication, and materials based on experiences and observations;

·        Engage in continuous quality improvement activities (CQI);

·        Provide staff support on special projects, for example, development or revision of program standards and measures, research concerning other accreditation organizations’ practices, development or revision of elements of the PHABHAB accreditation process, or the development of e-PHAB modules;

·        Represent PHAB in meetings, conference calls, and other activities, as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills Required:

·        Advanced degree in public health or related field is required;

·        Experience working in a public health department or significant experience working with public health departments is required;

·        Knowledge of the PHAB Standards and Measures, the PHAB Accreditation Process, and the 10 EPHS is required;

·        Experience in project coordination and management is required;

·        Accreditation or non-profit/national organization experience preferred;

·        Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer-service, and organization skills;

·        Excellent ability to work with and support small working groups of professionals;

·        Ability to work independently and be self-directed and self-motivated;

·        Excellent ability to handle multiple projects and organize materials and people to achieve outcomes within tight timelines;

·        Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into programs and products.

·        Proven excellent writing and editing skills;

·        Ability to review large amounts of material and provide attention to detail;

·        Skilled in the use of technology to manage projects and communicate with diverse audiences;

·        Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers in a team-oriented environment;

·        Adept at working with and meeting the needs of senior management;

·        Ability to travel regularly.


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

EEO STATEMENT: PHAB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.


APPLICATIONS:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Your cover letter and resume should be sent to: resume@hri-online.com and all applicants must indicate if they wish to be considered for the position as a Specialist.

The mission of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation. PHAB is the accrediting body for Tribal, state…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Paid Time Off

 ·        Ten paid Holidays + One floating holiday

·        Two personal days

·        Six paid Sick days (Maximum of 20 unused sick days carry forward)

·        80 hours paid vacation (Maximum of 160 hours of unused vacation carry forward while employed at PHAB, Max 80 hours of carry forward paid out if employee leaves employment)

·        Up to 240 hours for parental leave

·        Paid leave for jury duty

·        Bereavement leave – up to three days for the death of an immediate family member

Retirement

 ·        PHAB has permitted Roth Elective Contributions to the Plan effective January 1, 2012.

·        PHAB will match up to 4% of employee contribution with immediate vesting.

·        Employee will be immediately eligible to participate in the Plan.

Health Insurance

PHAB offers the following for health insurance:

·        Employees can enroll in the PHAB’s group health insurance where PHAB pay 100% single contract for Health, Dental, and Vision and 50% of dependent coverage.

·        PHAB provides employees the option of either a Health Savings Plan (HSA) or a Platinum plan. For the HSA and in addition to covering the monthly premium as referenced above, PHAB contributes the full potential deductible amount of $1,500 (individual) or $3,000 (family).

Life Insurance

 PHAB pays 100% life insurance premiums on a $100,000 policy. Employee Life Non-Medical Maximum - $50,000

Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

100% STD and LTD premiums are paid by PHAB. Please see employee handbook for benefit summary.


Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Weekly Benefit - 60% of weekly earnings to a maximum benefit of

$1,000/week

Definition of Disability – Total Disability

Elimination Period - Injury: 0 days; Sickness: 7 days

Benefit Duration – 13 weeks


Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Monthly Benefit - 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum benefit of

$6,000/month

Elimination Period - 90 days

Benefit Duration - Social Security Retirement Age/Reducing benefit duration

Social Security Integration – Primary and family


Cell Phone Allowance

Employees whose job duties include the frequent need for a cell phone may be reimbursed $60 for the use of his or her personal cell phone monthly, or be issued a PHAB mobile phone.

Parking

 PHAB will pay 100% for parking for employees or contribute to a commuter allowance up to the maximum parking allowance (Currently $125 per month as of 1/1/2020)

Professional and Development

PHAB has set aside a specific amount for each employee for professional development. Please consult with your supervisor and refer to the Staff Development policy for more information.

Additional Information

This is a brief summary of PHAB employee benefits. More detailed information is available in PHAB’s Employee Handbook. These benefits represented may be modified in the future at the discretion of PHAB. Please direct any benefit related questions to PHAB’s Chief Administrative Officer.

Paid Time Off

 ·        Ten paid Holidays + One floating holiday

·        Two personal days

·        Six paid Sick days (Maximum of 20 unused sick days carry forward)

·        80 hours paid vacation (Maximum of 160 hours of…

Location

Alexandria, VA

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Your cover letter and resume should be sent to: resume@hri-online.com and all applicants must indicate if they wish to be considered for the position as a Specialist.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Your cover letter and resume should be sent to: resume@hri-online.com and all applicants must indicate if they wish to be…

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