Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our sixth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and recent Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
The Tobacco Cessation Specialist is responsible for implementing clinical aspects of the grant-funded Tobacco Cessation program. This position will provide psychosocial assessment, counseling, education and behavioral intervention to patients identified as tobacco users. The Tobacco Cessation Specialist (TCS) assists the patient in deciding whether to make a quit attempt, obtaining and using cessation medication, and staying abstinent from tobacco. Counseling is provided at bedside and via telephone. The TCS also works closely with the Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinator in collecting and entering program-related data into an electronic database.
Bachelor's Degree OR certification/ licensure in an applicable healthcare field (respiratory therapist, RN, licensed psychotherapist, etc).
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
2 years' experience in a health care setting, preferably in the areas of pulmonary or cardiac rehabilitation or behavior modification. Experience with some level of smoking cessation or care management for patients or clients preferred.
Strong behavioral modification knowledge; a strong knowledge of psychosocial components and risks associated with tobacco use.
Computer proficiency in MS Office applications and in using computer-based data application/processes.
Strong organizational skills, including multi-tasking, priority-setting and problem-solving.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and as a contributing team member.
Current and applicable to professional field
Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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