Associate Implementation Specialist (Hybrid-Greater Pittsburgh Area)

Job Description

Pharm-Pharmacy & Therapeutics – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (23006003)

Provides high-level assistance, guidance, and resources to faculty and staff. Answers complex inquiries, resolves issues, and manages requests. Facilitates research activities and processes to ensure efficiency and compliance with schedules, budgets, standards, protocols, and goals. Maintains relationships with key constituents and manages research resources. Aids in the clinical research protocol approval process and prepares complex reports and regulatory documents.

The Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) is dedicated to conducting high-quality implementation, evaluation, and research work across Pennsylvania and the United States to facilitate each patient or community member’s ability to achieve optimal health, well-being, recovery and choice. PERU is located in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics and the University of Pittsburgh. Successful candidates will have the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary program team to solve complex problems using the Systems Transformation Framework in the areas of Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention, as well as Injury and Suicide Prevention. Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations is preferred. A commitment to achieving healthcare diversity, equity, and inclusion is a must. The Associate Program Implementation Specialist will provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders related to suicide and injury prevention and overdose reduction, including entities such as veterans serving organizations, community coalitions, healthcare providers, and other institutions. The APIS will demonstrate the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary program team to solve complex problems related to community and stakeholder engagement and evidence-based program implementation. An understanding of evidence-based program implementation as well as issues related to implementation quality and fidelity and performance/impact/outcome assessment are essential to develop.Duties involve providing technical assistance to ensure high-quality program delivery, collection and reporting of program performance and impact data, and program sustainability, including: telephonic and in-person practice site consultation(s), regular review of program data to ensure quality, identify technical assistance needs, and summarize data for internal and external stakeholders; collaborating with the PERU program team to create tools and resources to support providers in their provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery services; creating or organizing training that enhances sites’ capacities for quality implementation and sustainability; and facilitating periodic presentations at conferences, during webinars, or as part of internal team meetings.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category Full-time regular Campus Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor’s Degree Work Schedule Flexible Work Arrangement Remote: Teams working from different locations (off-campus). Relocation Offered No Visa Sponsorship Provided No Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample Optional Documents Not Applicable

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