Project Coordinator – (Registered Dental Hygienist – School Oral Health Program)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 Project Coordinator – (Registered Dental Hygienist – School Oral Health Program)

Do you have a passion for oral health within the State of Maine education system?  Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), a non-profit public health services organization is accepting applications for a Project Coordinator to serve as a registered dental hygienist (RDH) to provide staff support for the Maine CDC, School Oral Health Program (SOPH).  The Project Coordinator must be a self-directed RDH with both a keen attention to detail and follow through to meet deadlines.  This exempt, full-time, 40 hour per week position is housed at MCD’s Augusta office and is eligible for MCD’s benefit package.  This position is funded through June 30, 2023 with anticipated continued funding.

The Project Coordinator will work with the Maine CDC to select up to 150 elementary schools for participation in the School Oral Health Program (SOHP) services, provide and ensure adequate professional and technical personnel to conduct basic screenings, fluoride supplementation, and dental sealants at participating schools, and when needed, provide direct dental care services to schools.  This role will oversee 8 – 12 field Registered Dental Hygienists as well as guide school health nurses and monitor project spending.

This position provides oral health education to students, staff, parents, and guardians participating in the SOHP services, coordinate and provide all supplies, equipment, and maintenance of equipment necessary for professional and technical personnel, develop a process for engaging new and non-participating students, and referrals for immediate follow-up care with a dentist.  In addition, the Project Coordinator will participate in selected school based surveys, monthly meetings, and conference calls determined by the Department.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field, public health, community health education or health education preferred or an equivalent of education and experience. (A combination of four (4) years of education, training, and/or experience in health, public health, or related field.)   Master’s level training in related field is a plus.
  • Registered dental hygienist and be registered as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist and or have a Public Health Supervision status or be in the process of receiving either designation.
  • Ability to travel around the State of Maine.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to participate in high-performing, goal oriented groups.
  • Strong organizational skills and the flexibility and ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little supervision.
  • Proficiency with all current Microsoft Office programs as well as any other software programs necessary to perform the job.
  • Competencies among successful applicants are expected to be consistent with those identified by the Public Health Foundation Council on Linkages as Level II.

Successful applicants will be a creative thinker, energetic, self-starter who enjoys new challenges and are able to function comfortably in a fast paced team environment or independently and relate well to co-workers, customers, organizations, and the public. 

This position offers a career path to growth and development within the organization.  MCD deeply values diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment, and collaboration.

 

Position:  Professional level

Location:  Augusta, Maine

Projected start date:  Immediately

 

Application Requirements

NOTE:  All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • Your salary expectations
  • Two writing samples
  • Three professional references

Applications should be sent to MCDCorpHR@mcd.org.  Position is open until filled. Please ensure to send all of the requested information to be considered.  No phone calls please.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization and Affirmative Action Employer

MaineGeneral Health: Community Program Assistant – Prevention & Healthy Living

Community Program Assistant – Prevention & Healthy Living, 20 hrs/week
Maine, United States

MaineGeneral Health is a leading health care system that is proud of the culture of excellence, compassion and collaboration that extends to our customers and caregivers. We are committed to attracting talented, ambitious people who share our values and strive to provide excellent customer service. We are offering an exciting part time opportunity for an individual to join our team as Community Programs Assistant. If you have a passion for service excellence, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Greets and registers patients in a prompt, courteous and helpful manner.
  • Prioritizes multiple tasks and projects to ensure timely completion.
  • Performs projects as needed to facilitate departmental services and support staff. May assist with development and creation of promotional materials, as needed.
  • Maintains data tracking spreadsheets, inputting data and performing quality assurance audits.
  • Assists with special events and projects, communicating with partners/sponsors and ensuring availability of resources/materials.
  • Interacts and responds to patient and community

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 1 year of office experience preferred
  • Proficiency in a suite of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently, effective time management and problem solving skills, able to manage multiple priorities
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Confident and effective oral and written communication skills

Position Highlights:

  • Generous earned time program

To Apply & For More Information: https://mainegeneral.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=5242&site=4

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability: In furtherance of MaineGeneral’s policy regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, MaineGeneral has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that MaineGeneral is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. The Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for inspection by any employee or candidate for employment upon request, during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Department. Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440.

MaineGeneral Health: Health Educator Specialist – Prevention & Healthy Living

Health Educator Specialist – Prevention & Healthy Living, 40 hrs/week
Maine, United States

MaineGeneral Health has a full time opportunity for a Health Educator to join the staff at the Prevention & Healthy Living Department. The primary role of this position is to conduct health education presentations throughout the MaineGeneral Health service area which may include substance use prevention, harm reduction, naloxone administration, HIV/HCV prevention and safer sex practices.
If you have a passion for community health improvement, we want to hear from you!

Position Highlights:  

  • Competitive Benefit package including Health, Dental, and Disability options
  • Generous earned time program
  • Retirement plans with employer match 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists Prevention & Healthy Living Director and Grants Program Manager with Community Health Improvement assessment, program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Organizes and implements Prevention & Healthy Living education initiatives, as assigned.
  • Assists MaineGeneral Health Department managers with prevention and health education program design related to priority clinical service lines.
  • Provides health education, overdose prevention and harm reduction services to patients and the community. .
  • Serves on community health coalition boards, as assigned.
  • Collects outcome and process data, maintains statistical records, writes and files reports for Overdose Prevention and harm reduction services..
  • Assists with special Community Health Improvement projects, including advocacy and public policy, as assigned.
  • Organizes with special Community Health Improvement projects, including advocacy and public health department(s), as assigned.
  • Assists Service Director with collaborative relationship building and partnerships with local, state and federal agencies and organizations, as assigned.
  • Works collaboratively with other MGH departments on worksite, school-based, and community outreach activities, as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Health or related field preferred
  • 1 or more years of health education instruction experience is preferred
  • Group facilitation experience and skills
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred
  • Substance Use Prevention experience strongly preferred
  • Needle Exchange Program experience Strongly Preferred
  • Proficiency in a suite of Microsoft Office applications

To Apply & For More Information: https://mainegeneral.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=5328&site=4

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability: In furtherance of MaineGeneral’s policy regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, MaineGeneral has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that MaineGeneral is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. The Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for inspection by any employee or candidate for employment upon request, during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Department. Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440.

Tobacco Enforcement Coordinator/Research Assistant – Consumer Protection Division

Tobacco Enforcement Coordinator/Research Assistant – Anticipated Vacancy

Opening Date:  May 24, 2019

Closing Date:  June 7, 2019 

Job Class Code: 0677

Grade: 1

Salary: $45,094.40 – $61,235.20*

 *Pursuant to 5 MRS § 196 the salary for this position has been set by the Office of the Attorney General

 Position Number:  006000446

 

 JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Office of the Attorney General is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research Assistant/Tobacco Enforcement Coordinator in its Augusta Office. This is a full-time (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) position. The Tobacco Enforcement Coordinator is responsible for investigating and documenting violations of Maine’s Smoking Acts including statutes that govern public smoking, retail tobacco sales, and workplace smoking. This position manages Maine’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) retail tobacco compliance check inspection contract deliverables and oversees Maine’s Synar retail check inspection program to ensure that retailers do not sell tobacco products to minors. This position will supervise the Tobacco Compliance Assistant position.

 REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:

  •  Receive allegations of Maine’s Smoking Act violations, conduct research, draft and serve documents with the assistance of an Assistant Attorney General to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct public speaking of Maine’s smoking laws and rules (public, retail, schools, state parks and historic sites, and workplace) to public health counterparts and community stake holders to ensure compliance.
  • Manage retail tobacco sales license applications, receive weekly retail tobacco license list, and newly licensed applications. Upload retail tobacco sales license list to FileMaker. Communicate directly with licensed tobacco retailers to ensure compliance with Maine’s Retail Tobacco Sales Act.
  • Apply, draft and execute Request for Proposals for FDA and Synar retail tobacco compliance check inspection contracts.
  • Negotiate, draft and administer subcontracts for FDA and Synar retail tobacco compliance check inspection programs.
  • Draft, revise and follow procedures and protocols for conducting FDA and Synar retail tobacco compliance check inspection programs.
  • Train and oversee FDA and Synar retail tobacco compliance inspection personnel (Inspectors, Chaperones and Minors).
  • Select and assign retail checks at youth accessible licensed tobacco retailers statewide.
  • Receive and file tobacco evidence obtained during FDA retail tobacco compliance checks. Assist FDA Center for Tobacco Products in enforcement and compliance of FDA retail tobacco compliance checks violations.
  • Receive Notice of Civil Administrative Actions and tobacco evidence obtained during Synar retail tobacco compliance checks. File evidence and paperwork. Process reports of violations, negotiate settlements and draft pleadings for review by an Assistant Attorney General. Work with the Capital Judicial Center to file notices, schedule court hearings and confirm payment of filed consent orders.
  • Draft and submit financial invoicing and monthly reports for FDA retail tobacco compliance checks according to FDA contract deliverables.
  • Draft and review Annual Synar Reports for Synar retail tobacco compliance checks in collaboration with Maine DHHS Tobacco Substance Use Prevention Program.
  • Promote NO BUTS! (Blocking Underage Tobacco Sales), a free responsible tobacco retailer training.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  •  Knowledge of Maine’s smoking statutes
  • Knowledge and experience of public health principles, theories, and practices
  • Ability to work independently and supervise Tobacco Compliance Assistant and subcontracted inspection personnel (Inspectors, Chaperones and Minors)
  • Ability to negotiate, draft and administer grant applications and Request for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Ability to draft and administer fiscal reports for contracts and subcontracts
  • Ability to develop and implement training programs for retail tobacco compliance inspection staff (Inspectors, Chaperones and Minors) and licensed tobacco retailers
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through multiple communication avenues, written and verbal
  • Database management experience
  • Ability to meet confidentiality requirements
  • Experience and advanced skills in Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Word and Adobe PDF

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates degree in Community Health Education, Health Sciences, or Finance and Accounting. Experience in health promotion and disease prevention, accounting, grant making, government contracting or regulatory compliance is preferred.

 

 LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

This position will consult with FDA and serve as a liaison between FDA and contracted program staff to meet the contract deliverables. Once hired, the successful candidate is required to apply for and receive commissioning status by the FDA. This process will start after hire date, with the assistance of the current Tobacco Compliance Assistant, and must be successfully finalized before employee passes probation. The commissioning process includes, but is not limited to, a level-5 public trust background investigation (finger printing and background investigation paperwork). Receiving commissioning status signifies that an employee has accepted a position of public trust and will comply with all applicable federal laws and ethical standards. FMI: https://fedcas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Federal-Suitability-Security-Clearance-Chart.pdf

 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

If you are interested in applying for this position, prepare a cover letter highlighting your experience and qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the position and the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

Include resume, three references (to include one work-related reference) and complete online direct hire application by going to the State of Maine’s Job Openings website by clicking here https://mainebhr.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j56f/

The Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service, faxing malfunctions or electronic transmission malfunctions.

Job offer to new hire is conditional upon verification of credentials, criminal records, and driver’s license check, and professional license requirements if applicable.

Please direct all questions to the Consumer Protection Division Chief, Assistant Attorney General Linda Conti at 207-626-8800 or Linda.Conti@maine.gov

 BENEFITS:

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  15.37% of salary for bargaining unit positions and 20.17% for confidential positions.

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.211 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.

A review of benefits (subject to position/salary) are available on the following internet site, http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/index.htm and http://www.maine.gov/deh/index.shtml

 

The State of Maine Government and Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Why Work for the State of Maine?

State of Maine employees have a wide variety of health benefits and wellness programs available to them. Whatever your health and wellness goals may be, we have solutions to help you meet your goal. Preventive care is covered 100%, low-cost generic medications, premium-free dental insurance for full-time employee coverage, tobacco cessation program and MUCH MORE!

Benefits Include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Retirement Savings; Flexible Spending Accounts; Gym Membership Reimbursement; and Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program).

Public Sector employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  To learn if you qualify, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service#qualify.

The State of Maine also offers paid holidays, training, and the chance to make a difference in Maine with a career in public service.