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City of Hope

Tobacco Treatment Specialist (Antelope Valley)

Duarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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Position Summary

The Tobacco Treatment Specialist ("TTS") provides direct care to patients and education to patients and their families who currently use or have a history of tobacco use. The main goal of TTS is to increase the volume of high-risk oncology patients receiving tobacco/nicotine cessation services. TTS oversees the development of the clinical plan for tobacco dependent patients to improve integrative care and reduce/eliminate the tobacco burden and provide evidence-based tobacco treatment services. The TTS also collaborates with interdisciplinary team members for program referrals and care improvement.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Provides direct cessation services for tobacco dependent inpatient and outpatient
  • Performs comprehensive tobacco/nicotine exposure and use assessment with the focus on current tobacco use and history
  • Coordinates tobacco treatment plan with appropriate team members for implementation
  • Obtains order from appropriate medical staff prior to initiating treatment plan
  • Assists the patient and family in acquiring skills needed to successfully utilize the tobacco treatment plan
  • Assists in coordinating care with attending medical team as needed.
  • Responds to inpatient and outpatient referrals
  • Performs follow-up visits as indicated
  • Assists in providing educational programs regarding the tobacco treatment services offered at the center to patients, their families and the community
  • Assist with patient evaluation/assessment of cessation services
  • Assist / participate in ongoing research protocols
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, public health, nursing, or other human services field.
  • Must have at least 2 years experience in counseling, substance addictions, and/or behavior change intervention in a health care setting.

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Bilingual English and Spanish highly preferred.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist highly preferred.
  • Proficient in motivational interviewing
  • Has problem solving skills
  • Minimum 1-year experience in medical oncology setting

Additional Information:
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • Posting Date: Nov 8, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10013824
Employment Type: Other