Small Group Leader - Hypertension Control Program

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Institute for the Advancement of Women's Health

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The Institute for the Advancement of Women’s Health (IAWH) is seeking part-time small group leaders to support participants of a community-based hypertension control program, between January and June 2022. Coaches will work up to five hours each month providing program participants with support as they learn to measure their blood pressure at home, transmit twice daily blood pressure measurement readings electronically, lead a monthly, virtual group check-in and discussion, and encourage participants to reach their individual goals.

The overall program combines online learning with monthly group physical activities such as yoga, tai-chi, pilates, walks, and meditation. The program explores diet and nutrition options like plant-based and dairy-free eating, and one on one and small group support.

This position is ideal for nursing or other students, or current or retired clinicians, clinical staff or public health workers, who need or want experience working on a community-based intervention and someone looking to gain experience working for a nonprofit organization. The successful candidate will work approximately five hours per month and work directly with IAWH staff.

Requirements:

  • Clinical knowledge about hypertension.
  • Work - remotely (except for orientation meeting)
  • Up to five hours of work per month.
  • Demonstrate proper procedure for taking blood pressure
    • Downloading App
    • Weekly transmission of BP readings to lead/coaches
    • Use of backup manual logging
  • Lead one monthly small group check-in meeting (via zoom)
  • Experience using Bluetooth blood pressure monitors and related smart phone apps.
  • Knowledge of Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring.
  • Following up with participants and sending reminders to take BP readings and transmit weekly.
  • Ability to lead a once monthly group check-in/discussion to support program participants
  • Experience using Zoom or other virtual meeting platform.

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About Institute for the Advancement of Women's Health

Location:

2300 Vantage Drive, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191, US

Mission Statement

IAWH is a community-based, 501 c 3, organization, founded in Prince William County, Virginia. Our mission is to broaden the understanding of women’s health beyond reproductive and sexual health, raising awareness and increasing knowledge about a woman as a whole person, considering her sociology and the many social determinants that can impact health and wellness.

Description

  • IAWH has been able to persevere through the COVID pandemic serving the DC, MD, and VA metro area.

    • Developed and hosted more than 14 women’s health and wellness programs

    2020 Women’s H&W sessions

    • Elizabeth Cotter, Ph.D., Women’s Wellness | Self-Care
    • Michelle Hoersch, MS., Resilience | Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Zerline Chambers-Kersey, MD, Women, and STDs
    • Gabrielle Bercy, MD, MPH, MBA, Endometriosis & Uterine Fibroids
    • Cheryl Thompson, MSPH, Writing for Emotional Wellness
    • Groesbeck Parham, MD, Eliminating Cervical Cancer
    • Alice Chen, MD, Loneliness, Social Isolation
    • Purnima Sinha, Mindfulness
    • Geoffrey Ray, MD & Debra Rundles, RN, Breast Health
    • Karen Lindsey Marshall, JD, Needs of Caregivers
    • Janine Payne, MPH, Women’s Health for the New Year

2021 Women’s Health and Wellness Sessions

  • Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H. & Lauren Metelski, RN, M.P.H. Lupus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Nicole Verdun, MD, Understanding COVID-19: The Virus, Therapeutics, The Vaccines
  • Mentored four American University Public Health Scholars in 2020 and 2021.

Health & Medicine
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Critical Thinking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • There will be a short orientation. The time commitment for this role is minimal. Demonstrating protocol for SMBP, checking in with participants to record their readings and a once monthly small group meeting for reinforcing lessons and peer sharing.
  • Great personality, the ability to teach and lead, conduct engaging meetings with a small group.

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