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OHA's Health Improvement Initiative Specialist Job Announcements

Friday, June 1, 2018  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

The Oklahoma Hospital Association is seeking to fill two full-time positions for Health Improvement Initiative Specialist, with approximate starting date of July 1, 2018.

OHA is a private, 501 (c) 6, not-for-profit, organization representing more than 116 member hospitals and health systems across the state, located in 90 different communities of all sizes.  All hospitals, combined, represent a total of 15,070 licensed beds and 74,567 employees.

OHA’s primary objective is to promote the health and welfare of all Oklahomans by leading and assisting its member organizations in providing high quality, safe and valued health care services to their communities.


These two Health Improvement Initiative Specialist positions are funded through a grant from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and have been operational since 2013.

Health Improvement Initiative Specialist 1 -

Health Improvement Initiative Specialist 2 -

The positions are responsible for:

Position 1:

Coordinating activities of the OHA Hospitals Helping Patients Quit. The Specialist will identify and assist hospitals and health systems in developing and implementing sustainable, evidence-based, system changes to develop and implement a comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco-free campus plan, patient tobacco treatment, and employee tobacco treatment and benefit improvements.

Position 2:

Coordinating activities of the OHA Hospitals Helping Patients Quit and WorkHealthy Hospitals. Focusing on small and mid-sized, rural hospitals and clinics, this Specialist will identify and assist hospitals in developing and implementing sustainable, system changes in the areas of implementing:

§  comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco-free plans including campus policy development, patient tobacco treatment, and employee tobacco treatment and benefit improvement;

§  effective strategies to assist hospitals to promote and improve worksite health improvement and employee wellbeing through policy development and culture change.

Qualifications for both positions include:

§  Minimum Bachelor’s degree required in a health related field including, but not limited to, nursing, respiratory therapy, social work, psychology, public health, community health or other health related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.

§  Minimum of 5 years of experience working in health related field with 3 years of experience working with hospital/health systems.

§  Understanding of sustainable, system change principles and implementation science. 

§  Knowledge of the organizational complexities and infrastructure of hospitals and systems of health care.

§  Prefer individuals with basic knowledge of and skills in:

a.       utilizing public health information to develop strategic plans for improvement.

b.      basic communication, promotion and marketing strategies.

c.       basic program evaluation strategies.

§  Prefer individuals with knowledge of and experience in tobacco treatment systems and tobacco free culture development through evidence-based policies and strategies.

Qualifications for Position 2:

In addition to the qualifications listed above, prefer knowledge/experience in:

§  areas of best and promising practices for overall worksite health improvement including system changes regarding wellness/wellbeing, environmental system concepts, policies and strategies.

§  working with rural organizations and communities with a level of comfort.

Job descriptions are attached. If you are interested and meet the qualifications for either position, please email your resume and cover letter to Please indicate which position you are applying for.

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