WVPP Seeking Outreach Education Director!

West Virginia Perinatal Partnership 

Position Title: Outreach Education Director  

Agency: West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, Inc. 

Job Type: Full-time position, contractual  

Location: Remote; frequent travel to Charleston and around the state. 

Occasional out of state travel may be required.  

 

General Job Summary 

The Outreach Education Director is responsible for developing and managing the educational programs offered to healthcare professionals caring for women and their infants within maternity facilities, clinics, and office practices throughout the state. The Director works closely with the Bureau for Public Health Office of Maternal Child and Family Health and reports directly to the Perinatal Partnership’s Executive Director.  

Select activities of the Outreach Education Director include coordinating select statewide committees and quality improvement projects aimed at improving health outcomes. Examples include:  

  • Coordinating the perinatal bereavement team and preterm birth workgroup.
  • Serving on state workgroups such as the long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) workgroup, state payor advisory workgroup, and the prenatal risk screening advisory team 
  • Developing and implementing obstetric and pediatric safety initiatives (hypertension, hemorrhage, infant safe sleep, and stillbirth prevention), Lamaze childbirth educator seminars, postpartum emergency care, and evidence-based labor support for intrapartum nurses. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Works in collaboration with WVPP leadership, including the Executive Director and project leads of the various WVPP initiatives, the Partnership’s Central Advisory Council, and WVPP Board members, the Department of Maternal, Child and Family Health, and other key stakeholders to identify educational needs and opportunities for improving maternal and infant outcomes in WV.   
  • Works closely with nursing, physician, midwifery, and other perinatal leadership within all delivery facilities to implement needed educational programming and quality improvement initiatives. 
  • Seeks grant funding that will enhance the outreach education program and support perinatal care throughout the state in collaboration with WVPP Executive Director and other staff.       
  • Arranges for continuing education credits (CME, CEU) for presentations and the annual Perinatal Summit.   
  • Promotes the availability of programs, resources, and conferences to perinatal professionals across the state in collaboration with other WVPP staff. 
  • Prepares, collects, and evaluates educational programs offered.   
  • Prepares quarterly and annual reports as required under the grant agreements.   
  • Assists with all phases of the planning of the Partnership’s annual Perinatal Summit, including but not limited to, advising on topics to be presented, identifying, and arranging for expert speakers, applying for continuing education credits, assisting with set-up, and the evaluation process.   

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in nursing or an equivalent combination of baccalaureate and related experience in all aspects of perinatal care.  
  • A minimum of 5 years direct work experience in perinatal care in delivery facilities, preferably in West Virginia.  
  • Teaching experience preferably in perinatal education.    

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Direct experience in planning, design, and implementation of educational programs. 
  • Familiarity with the standards of care for perinatal nurses, midwives, and physicians. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of normal obstetric and infant care as well as high risk obstetric and neonatal care. 
  • Ability to complete time-sensitive projects while adhering to prescribed deadlines. 
  • Ability to complete diverse tasks ranging from long-term, multi-stage educational and quality improvement projects to fast-paced requests from legislators, funders, and preparing for the annual conference.  
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment and receive constructive feedback from colleagues.  
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn new data analysis, visualization, and reporting software.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal acumen, and the ability to work productively in a team environment.  
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently. 

 

 Compensation:  

The contractor will be paid $75,000 to $80,000 per year. Travel expenses will be reimbursed separately.  At this time there are no fringe benefits provided for the position.  

 

Work Location:  

The position is remote. Qualified candidates will need to have a dedicated office space or home office.  Travel throughout the state is an integral part of this position including periodic travel to the WVPP headquarters in Charleston. Applicants must be willing to travel frequently including both day and overnight trips throughout the state.  In addition, there will be occasional out-of-state travel to national conventions and meetings.  Access to WIFI is necessary in order to fulfill responsibilities.  

 

Read About Us:  

The WVPP is a statewide quality collaborative of healthcare professionals and public and private organizations working together to improve perinatal health in West Virginia. Founded in 2006, as a project to improve perinatal outcomes statewide, the WVPP is recognized throughout the state for its effectiveness in bringing together individuals and organizations involved in all aspects of perinatal care. The WVPP is a 501c3. The WV Perinatal Partnership, Inc. is a project of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission. The WVPP is supported through state, federal and private foundation grants including: the WV Higher Education Policy Commission; the WV Department of Health and Human Resources; the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington; and the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  

The foundational purpose of the Outreach Education program is to support providers and healthcare workers in improving pregnancy and birth outcomes among women and infants in West Virginia. The program is designed to be responsive to current needs of WV facilities and practices and in-tune with emerging national trends and is driven by data. The goal of this program is to support the implementation of best practices throughout the state’s perinatal system of care.  The Outreach Education Project is funded primarily by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health. 

The WVPP maintains a strong organizational foundation that supports and encourages behaviors that improve the health of the public. We strive to support breastfeeding, tobacco and nicotine cessation, substance use disorder treatment, infant safe sleep practices and contraceptive access and health equity.  Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in a perinatal community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, and disability status.  

 

Application Process:    

Please submit applications by February 18, 2022. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume or CV and three professional references by email to Amy Tolliver, Executive Director at atolliver@wvperinatal.org. Initial interviews will be conducted by Zoom. 

 

The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, Inc.is an equal opportunity organization. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.   

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