Tobacco Treatment Specialist


Colorado Springs, CO
United States

Category
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description

Summary:
Provides inpatient tobacco cessation counseling at the bedside and serves as a tobacco treatment resource for physicians, staff and families.


Responsibilities:
Identifies and provides treatment to inpatient tobacco users utilizing motivational interviewing techniques.

Communicates with physicians, nurses and patients to provide or adjust NRT as well as educates on pharmacotherapy to ensure patient comfort and safety.

Educates patients on smoking cessation strategies, behavioral modifications, addresses NRT access issues and other cessation challenges while collaborating with patients to create an individualized quit plan. Enrolls interested patients in the COMITT program.

Provides follow-up phone support for patients enrolled in COMITT program and documents patient encounters in electronic medical record.


Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


Requirements

  • Credentials:
    * Driver's License

  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Community Health, Public Health or related field.
    Required Licensure/Certification: Valid state driver's license and insurance required.
    Minimum Experience: 1 year in tobacco cessation field.
  • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document.


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