General DescriptionDepartment: Internal Medicine Work Days/Hours TBD based on program schedule
The mission of the Johns Hopkins Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the East Baltimore community. The Brancati Center and Priority Partners, a Managed Care Organization, will work cooperatively to deliver both an in-person and virtual Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in the Johns Hopkins community. The Brancati Center DPP is established as a partnership with Priority Partners and is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Brancati Center will provide the DPP with clinical services such as clinical expertise and staff, health coaches, quality assurance measures, program and clinical management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Program Director, the Lifestyle Interventionist will serve as the Lead Coach in delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum and be responsible for the intervention components of the Priority Partners Diabetes Prevention Program. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Interventionist will participate in program implementation, operations oversight, and data monitoring and reporting. This position will be expected to take on administrative supervision of Lifestyle Coaches as hired by the Program Director in early January 2017. The Lifestyle Interventionist will work with Brancati Center and Priority Partners Directors and Staff, to ensure the DPP achieves quality outcomes. This position will directly interact with the program participants (community members) of various age and race, with the potential to work with public health workers, physicians, other payer communities and referral networks to enhance awareness of and referrals to the DPP.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Lifestyle Interventionist will lead and oversee lifestyle groups, operational projects and initiatives relating to the DPP Program. Other duties will include assisting the Program Director with the evaluation process and quality control management of the program while proposing and revising processes as necessary to achieve successful program outcomes. The position may also supervise and provide support and guidance to lifestyle coaches as hired.
DPP Program development:
During the Pilot phase, the Lifestyle Interventionist will (in collaboration with the Brancati Center team): Work with the Directors and staff to assist in the program development phase of the DPP in-person groups and potentially the online DPP. Assist with conducting behavioral interviews during participant recruitment for the DPP program. Become familiar with the National Diabetes Prevention Program curriculums and the National Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards. Become trained as a certified CDC Lifestyle Coach. Assist the Program Director in the hiring and supervising of new lifestyle coaches. Organize program materials and delivery of the DPP program with adherence to a CDC-approved curriculum. Establish and evaluate procedures for Lifestyle coaches in the launching of new groups. Help establish the program structure and timeline for various stages of DPP implementation: group delivery, coach oversight, data monitoring and reporting. Develop a master schedule of the in-person group classes offered by the organization. Help to create internal tracking systems for evaluating and reporting program outcomes. Become familiar with REDCap database.
During program implementation, the Lifestyle Interventionist will (in collaboration with the Brancati Center team): Serve as the lead coach during the program implementation. Facilitate lifestyle sessions/focus groups for changing eating and exercise behaviors; utilize teaching tools specific to participant populations served. Deliver and follow the NDPP curriculum and adjust to meet the needs of the participants. Participate in behavioral case management meetings to evaluate participant behavior, identify problems, and implement corrective actions. Demonstrate problem-solving skills as they relate to participant care activities, and acts as a role model for Lifestyle Interventionist. Supervise and assist the lifestyle coaches with launching each group. Provide support and guidance to the coaches and monitor the quality of support that lifestyle coaches provide to the lifestyle program participants. Ensure adequate class coverage with staffing/group schedules. Monitor retention and commitment of program participants. Review program data to ensure it meets quality performance standards. Assist the Program Director with creating and implementing quality assurance measures to ensure coach compliance with CDC's Diabetes Prevention Recognition standards. Consult with Directors to review program goals, timelines and procedures for accomplishing the project. Serve as a liaison for the Brancati Center DPP within public health, physician, health care professional, and payer communities. Ensure compliance with JHU operational policies, applicable laws and regulations and those governing privacy and data security (HIPPA regulations).