University of Utah Job Description
Develops, implements and coordinates the Utah Poison Control Center’s state-wide poison prevention education outreach program. Evaluates program effectiveness and makes modifications as necessary. Oversees the provision of materials, resources, and training programs for the Poison Center’s outreach activities for health care professionals and the public.
Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Education, health-related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); three years full-time experience in providing health/public education, community outreach or equivalency; demonstrated effective communication and human relation skills; and demonstrated ability to conceptually develop training and marketing materials for various educational programs required. Demonstrated public speaking skills; excellent writing skills; and the ability to foster individual/group facilitation; and a valid Utah driver’s license also required.
Advanced degree in Health Education and/or Public Health; fluency in Spanish; and previous news and/or public service announcement writing experience preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The incumbent has the authority to design, present and modify poison education programs with little direction from the Poison Control Center Director. He/she assists the Director in preparing the education program budget.
The Utah Poison Control Center is a twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, state and privately funded operation whose mission is to answer poisoning emergency telephone calls and provide the public with poison information. The incumbent is required to travel throughout the State of Utah to disseminate information to a variety of target audiences in Utah communities.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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