The Faith Community Health Manager will be responsible for outreach to faith communities in underserved neighborhoods/regions, without dedicated faith community nurses. The role will require developing and establishing innovative services within faith communities that are evidence-based and data driven which target identified needs. The Faith Community Health Manager will be responsible for informing key strategic initiatives and assist in setting priorities within the leadership team. The role entails working with community partners to provide health education, help people navigate the health care system, connect people with resources, and other supportive programming. Responsible for oversight of key programming, growth initiatives, and integration of faith-based services with other initiatives associated with the CHI division, the Carle/Health Alliance enterprise, and cross-sector community partners. Other key responsibilities include staffing and professional development of team members, educational programming development, adherence to standards of faith community nursing and other applicable professional practices, the provision of client-centered care and services, facilitation of consultation and networking opportunities, oversight of quality improvement and evaluation activities, budgetory responsibilities and the development of community integration processes/workflows.
Bachelor's in Nursing. Master's in Nursing or Related Field preferred.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Nurse (RN) Illinois, Basic Life Support (BLS), Valid Driver's License Illinois, and auto insurance upon hire. Foundations of Faith Community Nursing training (classroom or online) within 6 months of start date (if not already attained). Faith Community Nursing Coordinator training (online) within 12 months of start date (if not already attained). National Nursing Certification within 4 years of start date (f not already attained). Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients (Carle enterprise requirement for nurses).
Minimum of (3) years of experience in progressive leadership roles. Having experience with faith community nursing, public/community health, home health, case management, chronic disease management, mental/behavioral health, pediatric/child health services, family/adult health services, women's health/services, working with underserved populations, or teaching are plusses. Other experience will be taken into consideration.
Demonstrates exceptional leadership skills with the ability to grow and mentor team. Ability to develop chronic disease/condition curriculum and provide education. Organized, responsive, and dependable. Culturally competent and caring demeanor. Strong communication (written and verbal) skills, collegial, and collaborative. Is a creative, innovative, problem-solver and effective at leading change. Must be able to work independently as well as function as part of cross-sector and CHI teams. Strong knowledge of faith communities, economic and cultural makeup of communities served, policy/regulatory factors that influence health care, and scope/practice standard for both nursing and faith community nursing.
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