Director of Clinical and Occupational Health Education
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Advocacy / Non-Profit
Competitive benefit package
Internal Number: 612022
The AgriSafe Network is seeking a Director of Clinical and Occupational Health Education (COHE). AgriSafe is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found in the agricultural community.
The Director of COHE will work closely with AgriSafe’ s Executive Director in this full-time, remote opportunity. The Director of COHE will lead the development and implementation of educational opportunities for rural healthcare providers and educators. The position is designed for a trained professional who is self-directed, possesses strong interpersonal skills, and values a team approach. This person will not provide direct patient care as part of their job responsibilities.
Serve as the AgriSafe specialist for agricultural occupational health information related to common agricultural work exposures (i.e. respiratory, hearing, ergonomic, infections disease, etc.)
Direct the growth and enhancement of the Nurse Scholar program
Research and develop webinars, on-site training programs, podcasts, printed educational material, newsletter articles, and provide media interviews
Lead the continuing education application and accreditation process for professional healthcare disciplines
Lead program and curriculum development in discovering new evidence-based research to further expand and build training topics.
Provide web-based and on-site health and safety training programs for the agricultural workforce
Support and promote the integration of the AgriSafe Farm Response program as a continuing education component for state, regional, and national healthcare provider organizations
Assist the Community Health Director in the expansion of the AgriSafe Total Farmer Health Coaching program
Collaborate with the executive director in grant proposal development to support training program expansion
Prepare progress and outcome reports on projects related to training programs
Provide the executive director updates on program metrics to be shared with the AgriSafe Board of Directors
Collaborate with key networking partners (NIH, NIOSH Agricultural Centers, etc.) to promote the AgriSafe mission of protecting the agricultural producers and their families
Actively participate in AgriSafe staff development activities and scheduled meetings
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Knowledge of occupational health and safety principles and practice, especially as it pertains to the agricultural workforce
A general understanding of occupational safety and health policy and standard-setting bodies (i.e.: OSHA, CDC/NIOSH)
Knowledge of rural health and safety challenges including exposures, hazards, community impact, and resources
Experience in rural healthcare service delivery and/or education
Broad understanding of the public health scope of practice
Ability to manage student interns and advisory groups
Ability to communicate clinical concepts to a wide spectrum of stakeholders
Ability to understand and interpret clinical screening procedures (i.e.: pulmonary function tests, hearing tests, etc.)
Ability to understand and communicate the relationship between physical health, spiritual health, and mental wellness
Electronic communication and office skills including Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms
Master’s degree in Nursing, Advanced Practice, Nursing Education, or an Allied Health profession
Certification or experience in occupational health services
Minimum of five years’ experience in rural healthcare delivery and/or education
An unincumbered and current nursing license to practice in a U.S. state
Maintain professional licensure and certification requirements relative to this staff position
Desire to be part of a strong team of professionals with varied backgrounds that support successful program delivery
Ability to work remotely
Ability to travel nationally on behalf of AgriSafe
Complete the AgriSafe Nurse Scholar, Farm Response, and QPR programs within three months of employment start
Complete an Agricultural Medicine Core Course within one year of employment
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
AgriSafe employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. If not previously vaccinated, new employees will need to receive at least their first dose prior to employment. Proof of vaccination is required.
AgriSafe is a national 501c3 non-profit organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found in the agricultural community.
AgriSafe is strategically positioned in the rural health and safety education arena and is a major collaborator in program development and delivery. Begun by nurses in Iowa in the early 1990s as a state network to share resources and experience in order to serve the occupational health needs of agriculture, these efforts segued into a broader national scope and formally became the AgriSafe Network in 2003.