The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is a statewide collaborative of healthcare providers, consumers and regulatory agencies working together to advance palliative medicine and end-of-life care in California.
The Coalition is seeking a full time Program Director to coordinate its POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) project. The goal of the POLST project is to establish POLST as a well recognized and widely used tool to help ensure that patients’ treatment wishes at the end of life are honored. The Program Director’s role includes focusing targeted outreach on new audiences within healthcare as well as ethnic and spiritual communities, and coordinating work on developing an improved service delivery model. Other areas of work include quality improvement, systemization and portability.
Duties include developing and implementing outreach plans, working with local coalitions and other partner organizations, coordinating the work of consultants, and working closely with the POLST task force and other committees to ensure POLST activities move forward in a timely and well coordinated manner.
The Coalition offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a terrific work environment located on the river in Sacramento.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement by January 16, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Sciences or Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related field
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related field; experience working in the health care field; working knowledge of end of life, palliative care, advance care planning, public health, community, or health policy; and at least one year of program/grant management experience. Experience with social media is also highly desirable
Other requirements include:
• Experience working with a wide range of healthcare providers and other professionals
• Sensitivity to multicultural populations
• Excellent communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills
• Strong writing skills
• Strong organizing and planning abilities
• Ability to work independently, using initiative and sound judgment
• Ability to work effectively in a small, team environment
• Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of individuals and organizations, including healthcare professionals, healthcare facilities, consumers, consultants, and funding agencies
• Ability and willingness to work irregular hours, including some weekends and overnight travel