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November 2, 2021

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SWCAHEC has two NEW events scheduled this month - A Panel Session on Substance Abuse and Indigenous Food Systems and Impacts on Health.
For registration information, see the details below.

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Ahec Scholars Education program Durango

SWCAHEC offers a FREE program for students enrolled in health professions programs who are interested in learning more about rural or underserved healthcare populations. The program requires 40 hours of online modules (self-paced) that span across topics such as interprofessional education, practice transformation, behavioral health integration, health equity and current issues such as COVID 19.

These modules come primarily from University of Colorado and Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. The program also requires 40 hours of experiential learning which can be counted from their existing program internship, practicum or clinical hours. Students can sign up for 1 or 2 year participation depending on where they are in their program. We also facilitate a monthly collaborative meeting for students to network and often have local speakers from healthcare or social service organizations. This nationally recognized program is a great addition for employment or nursing or graduate school applications.

Contact Heather Sorensen at heather.sorensen@swcahec.org for more information or submit an application to our website here https://formstack.io/F2DD3

AHEC Scholars is a national program, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, that prepares students to serve rural and other medically underserved populations.

Watch the VIDEO to Learn More.

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It’s Open Enrollment in Colorado. For those who aren’t already covered by job health insurance or another insurance program (like Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid program or Medicare), now is the time to sign up for a health insurance plan for 2022 coverage. This year, many individuals, families and small business owners shopping for health and dental plans can expect increased plan choice and savings for 2022.

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This toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources that can be used by your organization to implement substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs. Click here for more information.

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Mental Well-Being for You and Your Patients

This interactive series offers health care providers and other staff working in health care settings strategies to name, normalize, and validate worries and experiences during this pandemic and beyond. By understanding stress along a continuum, participants will learn how to manage stress and loss, increase capacity to prevent burnout, elevate connectedness and mindfulness, and promote self-efficacy and quality patient care.

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Providers and staff working in health care settings

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Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays -12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
November 9 - December 14

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Hospice of Montezuma is seeking a part time social worker to help patients and families experiencing end of life and related issues. Candidates must demonstrate excellent assessment skills and enjoy home visits. This position requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work or have 1 year of social work experience in a healthcare setting with a degree in psychology or sociology or other field related to social work. Computer skills, flexibility, and teamwork are skills vital for success. Other job skills can be discussed to accommodate a full time position. See full job description and requirements on website at hospiceofmontezuma.org/join-us/job-opportunities/
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San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring an Assessment and Planning Specialist. This position is responsible for maintaining program data; creating reports; assisting managers and directors with program development, planning, compliance, and evaluation; supporting the development and delivery of education presentations and communications materials; assisting with grant writing; and administering and updating program materials, strategic planning documents and tools in accordance with program guidelines. Successful applicants will have experience conducting assessments; researching trends, solutions, and best practices; providing reports, documents, and communication materials; and coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands. A Bachelor's degree in data management/analytics, public health, or related field and one year of related experience is required. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/5/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $21.04 to $25.78 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Senior Program Manager to support Maternal, Child, Adolescent and Family Health programs. This position will provide administrative oversight and management of Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Safecare program, and other related operations. Responsibilities are ensuring compliance of any applicable regulatory requirement, monitoring program and staff caseloads, and ensuring compliance with standards and expectations of each assigned program as stipulated by the funding source. The Senior Program Manager will also develop, coordinate, and provide community outreach and education opportunities by utilizing a variety of methods and mediums, and evaluate program outcomes and interventions. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, human services, or related field and five years of human services or public health programs related experience. Master’s degree in nursing preferred or a minimum of two years’ experience in maternal/child health, public health, or mental/behavioral nursing. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/20/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $29.10 to $36.38 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Senior Program Manager to support access to and linkage with Health Care programs. This position will provide administrative oversight and management of Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Regional Oral Health, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with standards and expectations of each assigned program as stipulated by the funding source as well as any applicable regulatory requirements. The Senior Program Manager will develop, coordinate, and provide community outreach and education opportunities by utilizing a variety of methods and mediums and will work with SJBPH’s medical billing team as applicable. Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, human services, or related field and five years of human services or public health programs related experience. Minimum of two years’ experience in maternal/child health, public health, or mental/behavioral nursing, community resource-based programs. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/20/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $29.10 to $36.38 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a part time Facilities Technician to oversee the agency's fleet vehicles by providing maintenance, scheduling service and repairs, transporting vehicles for service, overseeing and maintaining fleet calendars, reconciling mileage logs and conducting basic reporting. The position will complete building maintenance, basic repairs, and minimal custodial duties. The basic building maintenance work includes, but is not limited to, installing light bulbs, furniture set-up and repair, room arrangement, basic plumbing, painting, snow/ice removal and general grounds maintenance activities. The incumbent will coordinate with staff to assist with office events and meetings and complete the set-up and cleanup of office events and meetings. The position will contract and monitor the work of contracted maintenance and repair services and review invoices for payment. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/5/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $19.24 to $27.90 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Communicable Disease Coordinator, assigned to the Covid-19 Disease, Investigation and Control team. The incumbent will lead the Disease, Investigation and Control team in case investigations and will be responsible to assign cases, contacts, contact tracking and complete data audits within the contact tracing software. The position will answer and research questions from case investigation team. The incumbent will conduct isolation checks on positive cases reported to SJBPH, assist with quarantine, isolation, monitoring and recovery data sheets and assignments and support internal staff and school staff with school exposures and follow up with the appropriate contacts. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in nursing, social work, human services, public health, environmental science, or related field and five years of human services or public health programs related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/1/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $24.51 to $36.77 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Public Health Nurse assigned to the COVID-19 response team as a Nurse Navigator responsible to monitor confirmed COVID-19 cases and contacts, provide Quarantine or Isolation guidance, refer confirmed cases and contacts, as needed, to medical care and community resources and follow-up with cases and contacts to collect recovery details and data. The incumbent will assist with the scheduling of the contact tracing team and provide leadership and guidance to the team member. The Public Health Nurse will collaborate with Case Investigation/Contact Tracing team members and update data tracking systems regularly. This position requires Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado and one year of nursing experience. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/5/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $25.51 to $36.77 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Communications Director to oversee the Office of Communications. The Communications Director serves as the lead Public Information Officer managing press relations for the agency. This position crafts and distributes external communications messages (public service announcements, media releases, etc.) as needed, and works with community partners to create external messaging. The Communications Director establishes and implements the annual strategic health communications and marketing plan for SJBPH programming and activities with an emphasis on building the SJBPH brand, and increasing awareness and engagement with SJBPH programs. The position oversees the preparation of the annual report. The Communications Director oversees and manages Communications staff and leads the strategy and development of digital content for the SJBPH website, social media platforms, mass email distributions, various online mediums and traditional print communications. This role serves as a point of contact for vendors and contractors supporting the Office of Communication and communicates with and seeks funding sources. The qualifications for this position are a Bachelor's degree in a related field and seven years of experience related to the area of assignment including two years of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/12/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $33.34 to $41.68 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a part time Administrative Assistant to support a dental hygienist, while performing school based dental services. Primary duties include loading & unloading dental equipment and assisting with data entry associated with dental exams on site at schools throughout the region. The majority of this work occurs from September - January, with varying hours from 0-16 hours per week. This position requires a high school diploma or GED and six months of office or health clinic support activities or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 11/4/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $13.72 to $21.63 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
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Part-time Instructor – Nurse Aide Program (Durango, Mancos, Bayfield, Pagosa Springs
We are seeking part-time instructors who are responsible for teaching nurse aide courses as assigned within instructor work load guidelines. We are seeking someone with the flexibility to teach from Durango, our PCC Mancos campus, our PCC Bayfield site, and/or Pagosa Springs. The minimum qualifications included being a licensed practical nurse and holding an unencumbered professional nursing license. For more information, please contact Cheri Johnson at cheri.johnson@pueblocc.edu or give her a call at
(970) 564-6207.
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