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Tobacco and Nicotine Treatment Specialist

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 55678
Date Posted: Sep 9, 2022

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Description

Summary:
Provides inpatient tobacco and/or nicotine cessation counseling at the bedside and serves as a tobacco and nicotine treatment resource for physicians, staff and families.


Work Schedule: Full Time (72hrs per two week pay period, 36hr/week) Days


Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and provides treatment to inpatient tobacco and nicotine users utilizing motivational interviewing techniques. 
  • Communicates with physicians, nurses and patients to provide or adjust NRT as well as educates on pharmacotherapy to ensure patient comfort and safety.
  • Educates patients on smoking cessation strategies, behavioral modifications, addresses NRT access issues and other cessation challenges while collaborating with patients to create an individualized quit plan. Enrolls interested patients in the COMITT program.
  • Provides follow-up phone support for patients enrolled in COMITT program and documents patient encounters in electronic medical record.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


Requirements:

  • Credentials:
    Essential:
    * Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Community Health, Public Health or related field.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist within 1 year of hire.
  • Minimum Experience: None required.


The pay range for this position is: $24.11 - $36.17 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.


UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.


UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.


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We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.


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UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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