Associate Program Implementation Specialist (Remote, Pennsylvania)

Job Description

Pharm-Pharmacy & Therapeutics – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (23001410)

This opening is for the position of an Associate Program Implementation Specialist for the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. The Associate Program Implementation Specialist will work as part of our productive, collaborative team at the University of Pittsburgh. For over ten years, our team has been dedicated to conducting high-quality implementation, evaluation, and research work across Pennsylvania and the United States. The Associate Program Implementation Specialist will provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders, including entities such as healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other institutions. Successful candidates should have the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary program team to solve complex problems related to stakeholder engagement and evidence-based program implementation in the areas of Substance Use Disorder. An understanding of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery program implementation as well as issues related to implementation quality and fidelity and performance/ impact/ outcome assessment would be ideal.

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.

Master’s degree with three to five years of experience required. Experience with healthcare systems is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable with equivalent years of relevant experience.

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.

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Department Details Position is mainly remote, but will need to be able to come to the office and do site visits occasionally. Duties include: Facilitate trainings including Substance Use Disorder (SUD) overviews, motivational interviewing, and stigma reduction; conduct literature reviews to develop and update resources; provide technical assistance on SBIRT/MAT best practices, naloxone distribution, and other services to project partners in healthcare settings; develop data-driven reports and initiate continuous quality improvement activities. Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations is preferred. A commitment to achieving healthcare diversity, equity, and inclusion is a must. Pitt values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. Benefits include: A robust retirement savings plan option; 11 Paid Holidays plus additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess); Paid Parental Leave; Above-average Employer Contribution toward healthcare; Flexible Work Schedules. Assignment Category Full-time regular Job Classification Staff.Research.IV Campus Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required Master’s Minimum Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience Work Schedule Flexible Schedule Work Arrangement Remote: Teams working from different locations (off-campus). Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications 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 Optional Documents Not Applicable

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