University of Washington School of Public Health
Director of Population Health and Safety Services - SEIU 775 Benefits Group
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: April 5, 2018
The SEIU 775 Benefits Group is a family of employee benefit plans negotiated and sponsored by SEIU 775, the labor union for long-term care workers in Washington State & Montana. We are leading the transformation of home care into a thriving career and helping to prevent the coming care crisis. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day in the U.S., there are not enough qualified, trained workers to care for the exponential rise in older adults needing care. Through groundbreaking initiatives, the SEIU 775 Benefits Group, together with its union and employer partners, are ensuring that Washington state home care workers have access to the skills and support they need to stay and grow in the field. If you want to make a difference in the lives of home care workers and the people who they support, we want to hear from you!
The Director of Population Health and Safety Services (DPHSS) will support the Senior Director, Research Insights and Innovations in achieving population-based health promotion and prevention interventions to improve the health of Home Care Aides (HCA’s) and enhance their safety in the workplace. The approach is to rapidly test, develop, and operate population-based products and services that lead to behavior change to improve health and safety. This will include identifying the metrics appropriate to evaluate success. Priority areas include healthy weight, smoking cessation, and workplace injury as well as support of stress reduction and behavioral health needs. Scalable products and services will be designed to meet the population’s unique socioeconomic and cultural needs, as well as work environment and working conditions. The overall goal of interventions is to develop and operate evidence-informed approaches that improve HCA population health and safety.
The Director of Population Health and Safety Services has full accountability for the program and will:
- Provide leadership to the Population Health and Safety team;
- Guide pilot study design and analysis for a team of researchers;
- Attend meetings, including board meetings, and staff check;
- Rapidly test (e.g. Minimal Viable Product) targeted interventions appropriate to the HCA population;
- Assist in the development of specific metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and bring to scale if indicated;
- Offer guidance on the pilot / program evaluation process;
- Represent the Health Benefits Trust with employers and external stakeholders;
- Perform other duties as requested by the Senior Director, Research Insights and Innovations
- Work to support the Service Vision.
- Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Science, Public Health, Nursing, Health Administration, Epidemiology, Business, or related field required. PhD or DPH preferred;
- Leadership and direct-report experience;
- Fluency in guiding study design and analysis;
- Experience with and/or knowledge of how to serve and reach diverse populations who may be under-served because of gender, economic, language, ethnic, racial, geographic, sexual orientation, or other factors;
- Skill in designing and implementing population-based health improvement interventions to create and sustain behavior change and to improve health;
- Strong propensity to take action;
- Interest in leveraging “out of the box” behavior change interventions including technology, incentive models, and peer networks;
- Demonstrated track record of moving projects from concept to evaluation phase rapidly with a goal of scalability;
- Ability to be creative, inventive, and analytical in problem solving;
- Knowledge of the most current research in the fields of epidemiology, healthcare interventions, under-served populations, and behavior change;
- Comfortable in a fast paced, autonomous, and ambiguous environment; and
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.