Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Coordinator
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Director Health Care Transformation and Quality Initiatives
Jefferson City, MO (Remote options within MO may be considered)
The Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a non-profit organization, which explores and implements activities aimed at providing and promoting high quality, accessible health care services to underserved urban and rural populations in Missouri.
The Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Coordinator is an individual who works with outpatient primary care practices on standardized screening for social and structural determinants of health (SSDH), referrals to community social service partners, team-based care, practice transformation to ensure meeting National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care with goal to reduce and eliminate health and racial disparities for Missouri's most vulnerable citizens. This position works closely with health centers and external partners on the development, implementation and evaluation of projects and duties in a team-based approach with internal staff members and/or departments to support the mission of MPCA.
- Designs and delivers individualized and group coaching/facilitation to health centers for workflow implementation and optimization to increase standardized screening of patient social and structural determinants of health (SSDH) needs.
- Designs, facilitates, and provides technical assistance and sharing of best practices with health centers to develop and enhances robust local/regional community social service referral sources and closing referral feedback loop to assist patients in meeting identified SSDH needs.
- Designs, facilitates, and provides training, technical assistance, and practice transformation for member health centers and MPCA departments/programs to ensure meeting and complying with the latest requirements and guidance outlined by the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.
- Engages and facilitates information gathering from health centers, local/regional/state stakeholders, and MPCA departments/programs to identify challenges and opportunities to improve health and racial equity to inform MPCA leadership and assists with evaluating identified programming, policy, and funding needs.
- Leverages data system functionality to design and deliver training and technical assistance to health centers regarding advancing workflows, policies, and processes to better collect, utilize, and visualize racial/ethnic and health disparities data to support care that is patient-centered and team-based.
- Audits and manages assigned grant program activities and objectives including review and auditing of reporting to funding agencies and creating ongoing opportunities for health center staff to connect, creating technical assistance and training opportunities.
- Contributes and participates in the Population Health Management activities of the Association infusing the lens of health and racial equity into the work.
- Works in a team-based manner with other staff/departments for program development, training, technical assistance, and reporting to address health and racial equity to reduce and eliminate health disparities in care delivery and systems.
- Facilitates specific projects among member and partner organizations, including State agencies and local/regional organizations as assigned.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in social services, public health, nursing, health care administration, or other related health care field.
- Master’s degree in social services, public health, community development, or other related health care field highly preferred.
- Five or more (5+) years experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center or outpatient primary care practice highly preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to health equity, antiracism, social justice causes, social and structural determinants of health and community development through work or volunteer experience.
- Must have a valid Missouri Driver’s License, be able to use personal automobile and maintain all liability and other automobile insurance as required by law.
- Strong knowledge of and the ability to effectively utilize all Microsoft Office Applications.
- Ability to learn additional software applications.
- Ability to work in a team environment and show flexibility and versatility.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
- Excellent communication skills including oral, written, and public presentation.
- Ability to effectively present information in various formats such as one‐on‐one, small group, or large group settings.
- Ability to work with all levels of the organization.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, coordinate and manage multiple projects and workload responsibilities with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work with strict confidentiality requirements and utilize good judgment in the preparation and distribution of confidential information.
- Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to read computer screens, mail, e-mail and talk on the phone.
- Ability to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
- Ability to drive a vehicle.
- Some overnight travel may be required.
- Professional, team, and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
- Interaction with internal and external customers.
- Main office located in Jefferson City, MO (remote work locations will be considered, but will need to travel to Jefferson City frequently)
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.