Provides strategic direction and leads the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Program in the Child and Adolescent Health Division with overall program oversight and staff supervision responsibilities. This position is responsible for identifying, leading and garnering stakeholder support for the implementation of policy, systems and environmental strategies to reduce preventable fetal and infant deaths in Nashville and Davidson County. This position has supervisory responsibilities and reports to the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division Director.
Lead and facilitate the multi-disciplinary FIMR Community Action and Case Review Teams to elicit actionable recommendations and reasonable strategies to reduce preventable fetal and infant deaths in Nashville and Davidson County; Provide supervision and coaching to multi-disciplinary FIMR staff members to support the FIMR process as well as the implementation of high leverage policy, systems and environmental strategies through community partners and stakeholders.
Facilitate, maintain and access multiple and work groups, committees, collaborative groups, etc. conducting similar strategies (E.g. Nashville Infant Vitality Collaborative, Equity in Birth Outcomes Institute) as well as, lead and access the community infant vitality (mortality reduction) plan per grant contract and community stakeholder agreements.
Provide fiscal oversight as well as prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports as required per grant contract.
Maintain current community relationships and identify opportunities to expand community and provider partnerships.
Serve as the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division infant vitality expert to include the coordination and presentation of various infant vitality initiatives to community and academic audiences.
Supports and participates in departmental response to disaster/emergency events Perform other duties as assigned to support the Bureau of Population Health and advance the mission of the Metro Public Health Department
Graduation from an accredited (4) four-year college or university and three (3) years of responsible, full-time employment in public administration, public health administration or public health nursing. Master’s degree in public health or related field may be substituted for one year of experience .
Valid class “D” driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expertise in community engagement and coalition building.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex program processes and leading systems strategies.
Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills.
Excellent supervisory and collaboration skills.
Experience working with diverse workforce and populations.
Knowledge and utilization of Technology of Participation (TOP) facilitation methods with stakeholder groups.
Must be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Developing and Building Teams: Managing inertia and conflict during the formative stages of group functioning. Enhancing the performance of the FIMR Community Action Team and the satisfaction of its members by promoting cooperation, trust, and confidence in the group. Research Orientation: Reading extensively and talking to people in related fields to discover innovations or current trends in the Maternal Child Health field. Creative Problem Solving: Using novel ideas to solve problems as a leader. Developing External Contacts: Developing and maintaining a portfolio of external contacts to support the FIMR process and outcomes plan. Task-Relevant Knowledge: Knowledge of standard practices and procedures necessary to accomplish tasks. Strategic Task Management: Matching the appropriate people and resources in the FIMR program to maximize the FIMR process, outcomes and impact performance. Maintaining task performance through times of turbulence. Designing Work Systems: Designating the responsibilities of FIMR staff individually and within teams, structuring the work of external and internal groups to support the FIMR process and outcomes, and designing work-flow patterns to maximize program efficiency in the review of fetal loss and infant death. Reinforcing Success: Measuring and tracking progress toward goals to evaluate individual and group performance and provide feedback to internal and external stakeholders. Multi-Tasking: Working on a variety of process, outcome and impact tasks simultaneously and shifting FIMR resources between multiple internal and external systems when needed. Managing Personnel Policies: Developing and monitoring procedures related to FIMR work-flow and outcomes practices. Financial Ethics: Understanding and following ethical financial management and accounting principles for grant contract. Eliminating Barriers to Performance: Identifying roadblocks and redundancies in work processes. Promoting improvements in task performance and task management among the FIMR team. Coaching, Developing, Instructing: Coaching, teaching, and advising others to help them develop their knowledge and skills. Selecting appropriate training courses to address developmental needs and further knowledge of staff and partners. Quality Improvement: Continuously using quality improvement processes to enhance FIMR process efficiency and effectiveness. Visioning: Seeing how examples and lessons learned from other communities nationally can be implemented locally.