Project Coordinator (Maternal Opioid Misuse Program) - Department of Ob/Gyn
West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a (part-time) Project Coordinator (Maternal Opioid Misuse Program)with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
About the Opportunity
The Project Coordinator provides direct coordination of care for Drug Free Moms and Babies (DFMB) clients served by the Maternal Opioid Misuse Program through: comprehensive assessment, referral to services and treatment, development of individualized care plans, care coordination, health education and promotion, and monitoring and follow up. They also assist in obtaining necessary consent for program participation, data collection for program evaluation, and appropriate medical record documentation to ensure billing for services.
Accountability: DFMB Project Coordinator shall be employed by qualified DFMB sites as defined in the Provider Enrollment and Participation Requirements section of this policy and able to fulfill the in-person, virtual, and telephonic care coordination activities defined in DHHR Chapter 521 Appendix B. They will work under direct supervision of the health care professional or provider at the health care center.
At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:
* 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
* 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
* A range of health insurance and various other benefits
* Dependent Education Scholarship
* WVU Perks
* And More!!
What you'll do:
- Work closely with primary investigator to direct and manage Drug Free Mom and Baby (DFMB) / ACE (Assist, Connect, Encourage) services, staff members, budget, and grant requirements.
- Serve as the liaison between OBGYN and Behavioral Medicine.
- Serve as the point of contact to the recovery support specialist and provide support by assisting the recovery support specialist in identifying and resolving problems and making effective use of resources.
- Provide support for the SBIRT model within OBGYN department, including monitoring screening process, meeting with patients for brief interventions when appropriate, and encouraging motivational interviewing techniques.
- Link clients to available resources including, but not limited to: continuing education/professional development, safe housing, recovery supports, self-help groups, medical/health facilities, and substance abuse or mental health services.
- Keep track of participants currently enrolled, as well as attendance and scheduling of OB visits. Assists (by reaching out to client/participant and Principal Investigator) in getting visits scheduled.
- Serves as the representative for the DFMB Program with institutional, local, and state organizations.
- Maintain working relationships with DFMB grant staff and other agencies or institutions in order to provide awareness of the availability.
- Maintain outreach materials (both print and electronic outlets) and conduct outreach as necessary for program promotion.
- Document client progress in the program and interaction with staff members for program monitoring and evaluation.
- Collect and maintain Perinatal Partnership required data and document in the REDCAP system for program evaluation.
- Independent frequent travel to various OBGYN clinics affiliated with WVU.
- Attend scheduled monthly staff meetings and as needed trainings, as required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Healthcare related field
- Two (2) years of experience:
- Hands-on work experience with project and patient care coordination preferred.
- Previous work with diverse populations of families, preferably with social use disorder history preferred
- Previous work providing customer service or patient care is preferred
- Knowledge of treatment resources, including a working knowledge of recovery and perinatal resources.
- Ability to comply with WVUH, WVU Research Corporation, UHA, and Department of OBGYN safety procedures.
- Completion of HIPPA training and compliance (to be completed upon hire).
- Skilled at working as a team member.
- Skilled at written/oral communication.
- Knowledge of basic computer applications, including Word and Excel.
- Excellent customer services skills and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and families; pharmaceutical company personnel; regulatory and monitoring agency personnel; and internal staff members. Communicates with physicians, patients, students, and employees of WVU, WVU hospitals, and UHA.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
- Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
- Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution, solve practical problems, and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to develop specific goals and plans, to prioritize, organize, and accomplish tasks independently and through others.
- The ability to travel to WVUs regional campuses and/or within the multi-state area is required.
About Research Corporation
The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.
The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.
Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.
West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jul 29, 2022
Posting Classification: Research Corporation
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes