National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Community Outreach Specialist to join our team. This important role provides free Pulmonary Function Tests to the public at community health fairs such as 9Health Fairs and Visiting Nursing Association events. This is a flexible, pool/variable hour position, with most of the health fairs taking place April through November. The individual hired for this position will work with other team members and independently, depending on the size of the health fairs.
The Ideal candidate will enjoy meeting new people, will have ability to work both weekdays and weekends and will be willing to travel in the Denver metro area. Community outreach, health fair, health education or related clinical work in a customer-service focused environment is desirable.
Why National Jewish Health? Non-sectarian National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. We are known worldwide for the treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Position Summary: Performs spirometry testing at local community health fairs and events. Serves as a brand ambassador for National Jewish Health, promoting programs and services to the public.
- Provides spirometry testing/interpretation locally in supervised and unsupervised situations. Ensures accuracy and quality of testing.
- Promotes National Jewish Health programs and services in support of institutional marketing strategies.
- Documents the total number of spirometry tests performed at all events.
- Collects basic health information required for accurate interpretation of the spirometry test on screening participants and demographic data from spirometry testing participants, as allowed by event organizers.
- Completes spirometry competency evaluation yearly.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
- Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
- Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
- Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
- Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
- Perseverance/Resourcefulness: Accesses and utilizes available resources inside and outside the company.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
Local travel required
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Completion of the certified spirometry training course post hire, provided by National Jewish Health is required.
Minimum of two (2) years recent experience in community outreach, health fairs, health education or related clinical work preferred.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Colorado Driver’s License required