“Join Our Team: Help us Spread Adoption”

Our team is growing. We are hiring a technical assistance manager to help us to improve health care quality, outcomes, and affordability across Washington State. This position will work with health care delivery organizations and systems, health plans, and other stakeholders to conduct gap analyses, assess barriers, and develop strategies to drive implementation of our recommendations for a 24-month period.

Duties

  • Provide technical assistance to diverse health care delivery systems and health plans on adoption of Bree Collaborative recommendations.
  • Conduct gap analyses.
  • Assess internal and external barriers to adoption.
  • Develop health care delivery site-specific strategies.
  • Recommend strategies to align incentives to support adoption.
  • Conduct webinars of deep dives into the recommendations for health plans, provider groups, hospitals, and others across Washington State about Bree Collaborative history, structure, mission, and recommendations.
  • Recommend applicability of Bree Collaborative-specific findings to Healthier Washington programs.
  • Report to Bree Collaborative and Health Care Authority leadership.

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Washington State health care environment.
  • Understanding of health equity.
  • Experience with organizational change management strategies and implementation techniques (e.g., driver diagrams).
  • Experience in analyzing stakeholder feedback.
  • Track record of successful health care project management.
  • Ability to verbally communicate complex information clearly and in writing including application of “Plain Talk.”. Knowledge of reading levels and readability testing and the ability to write complex documents at a lower reading level.
  • Ability to communicate and work with all levels of staff and stakeholders, including Health Care Authority executives, legislative and Governor’s offices, and the media.
  • Ability to travel within Washington State.
  • BA in Public Health or related field. Masters preferred.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to bree@qualityhealth.org. For more information, contact: (206) 204-7388. See the job posting here.

International Internships Starting Spring 2020!

Through a partnership with UW’s Population Health initiative, Aga Khan University makes international internships available to UW students.  Applications for 16 internships that start in Spring 2020 are being accepted until July 15.

 

Details of all internships can be found here.

 

Selected interns will receive monthly living stipend, shared accommodation (furnished apartments) and reimbursement of pre-arrival medical check-ups and internship visa cost. Please note that the selected intern will be responsible for purchasing their return ticket, travel and health insurance.

 

Application period: Apply by July 15

 

Applicants must complete TWO separate applications as part of this process. They should be submitted at the same time:

  1. Internship application directly to AKU (apply here)
  2. ‘Independent Learning’ application to UW Study Abroad (apply here) to maintain enrollment at UW during the internship

Interview dates:July 22 to August 2
Final intern selection: August 12 (if selected you must follow the UW’s Student International Travel Policy)
Placement start date: January 20, 2020 (*subject to internship pass approval)

 

If accepted into an AKU internship you must maintain your status as a student at the University of Washington for the duration of your placement by enrolling in Independent Learning through UW Study Abroad. The fee for Independent Learning is $350 per quarter which includes registration for up to 12 credits. As part of Independent Learning students will register their travel and purchase the UW Student Abroad Insurance before departure and for the duration of their placement. Students applying for internships in high-risk destinations (as defined by the U.S. State Department) will be prompted by UW to submit a travel waiver request.

 

Students applying for internships in Karachi, Pakistan will have their travel waiver request reviewed by ITRASC, the UW’s travel risk and safety committee. The likelihood of approval will depend on the applicant’s familiarity with Pakistan. The committee will consider factors including, but not limited to, extended periods of residence in Pakistan and knowledge of Urdu. The UW’s Global Travel Security manager will contact applicants to Karachi positions for an initial assessment of their suitability for internships in Pakistan.

 

The University reserves the right to cancel or alter, at any time, any international program, internship or activity when, based on a review of the relevant information and resources, it is determined that there is undue risk to the health and safety of students in a particular destination.

  • Questions about the specifics of individual internships should be directed to the AKU Programme Coordinator at aku.iip@aku.edu.
  • Questions about UW policies and procedures related to Independent Learning or the Student International Travel Policy should be directed to studyabroad@uw.edu.

 

COPE Health Scholar Program Opportunity!

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The Health Scholar program is a unique program which offers anyone 18 or older to shift on a hospital floor and experience what it is really like to work in healthcare first hand. Our scope of practice allows students to take vitals, interact with patients and build relationships with other professionals on the floor, including nurses, medical technicians, and doctors.

See attached flyers for details!

 

 

Volunteers Needed: Opening weeks at Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market

Volunteers Needed: Opening weeks at Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market

 

Northwest Harvest is excited to announce that our SODO Community Market is opening on Monday, June 24!  After 37 years at Cherry Street Food Bank, it is time to start our next chapter. The SODO Community Market will offer a grocery store- style shopping model for our guests and will also serve as a community gathering place to share with other social service organizations, partners and allies in the fight against hunger.

 

We’re presently recruiting volunteers to help at the market and have a critical need for help in our first 2 weeks of operations, June 24-28 and July 1-5.

 

Volunteers are needed for the following roles/capacities:

 

The Market: Greet and check-in guests as they arrive at the market, keep displays stocked with product, assist guests as needed and help at the check-out station.

 

Back of House Set-Up: Repack staples for distribution, sort donations, set-up for the following day, and other tasks as needed.

 

Sandwich Brigade: Assist with making approximately 1200 fresh sandwiches for distribution in the market. Please note that volunteering on the Sandwich Brigade involves working with and around peanut butter.

 

If you’re interested in and available for any of these shifts, please send an email to volunteer@northwestharvest.org.

 

The market is located at 1915 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, just south of the intersection of 4th and Holgate.

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Student Volunteer Opportunity – Arthritis Foundation of Washington

The Arthritis Foundation is seeking volunteer counselors for KAT-FISH Camp, a weekend family camp for kids with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases and their parents and siblings.

 

At camp, kids ages 2 months to 18 years and their immediate family members join us for a weekend of fun, education and meeting others affected by juvenile arthritis. Parents attend educational sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings while our campers enjoy fun activities with others their age and our amazing counselors!

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2019 KAT-FISH Camp Volunteer Position Descriptions

 

Counselors (ages 18+) Counselors play an essential role in the success of KAT-FISH Camp. The basic duties of the counselors are to assume responsibility for the welfare of the kids or teens in their group during assigned times and to be certain that each child makes the best possible use of their stay at KAT-FISH Camp. This includes ensuring that the group arrives on time to activities, monitoring the safety and behavior of the group, encouraging children to try a new skill or activity, helping with crowd control and modeling enthusiasm and excitement for the activities.

 

Characteristics of a good counselor include:

• Leadership—the ability to lead others by setting a good example

• Appreciation for people—patience, good humor, accepting of differences

• Empathy—the ability to put yourself in the place of others and sense how they feel

• Youthful, yet mature—have good judgment, yet retain a youthfulness of spirit

• Selfless—finding satisfaction in doing a good job and serving others

 

All counselors will complete an interview, reference check and background check prior to camp. Counselors receive free housing and food during their time at camp.

 

All counselors must complete online training prior to camp as well as onsite training the first night of camp (Friday, July 26). Counselors must be onsite for the duration of camp (early evening of Friday, July 26 through mid-day on Sunday, July 28).

 

A/V Specialist (age 18+) We need an A/V guru who can make sure our speaker presentations, talent show music, microphone volume and other audio-visual needs go off without a hitch. You’ll receive training from our host camp onsite on Friday afternoon to make sure you’re comfortable with the equipment setup and will then run our A/V throughout the weekend.

 

Photographers (ages 18+, 21+ preferred) Help us capture the magic of camp by taking photos of our attendees as they attend educational sessions, play games, work on crafts and more. Our photographer will put together a slideshow of photos from the weekend to show during our Closing Ceremony on Sunday. We will also post the photos on our social media accounts after camp. We are happy to credit our photographers’ work at camp and on our social media accounts.

 

Recreation Leaders (ages 18+) Do you love leading field games and activities and engaging kids and teams? If so, this position is a great spot for you! You’ll lead kids from kindergarten through 7th grade in fun icebreakers, teambuilding and games, as well as an all-ages kickball game for both parents and kids.

All volunteers will complete an interview, reference check and background check prior to camp. Training is provided online prior to camp as well as onsite the first night. Volunteers receive free housing and food during their time at camp.

 

To sign up, visit arthritisfoundationnorthwest.campbrainstaff.com Please make note in your application which volunteer position(s) you’re interested in.

For questions or more information, contact Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo at kstefanikguizlo@arthritis.org.