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Tobacco Cessation Coach

Company: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The primary purpose of the Behavioral Science Tobacco Cessation Quit Coach position is to promote smoking cessation services on Behavioral Science research and service projects, through a collaborative process of assessment, implementation and evaluation through counseling.

**JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES**

**Behavioral and Motivational Counseling** :

Provide brief quitting advice to participants on research protocols. May work across multiple protocols based on caseload and recruitment needs. Utilize the principles of Motivational Interviewing to assess motivation to change smoking behavior and implement appropriate behavioral strategies to assist with behavior change. Collect and record relevant data. Consult with Mental Health Providers as needed for crisis related situation.

**Data Entry:**

Perform data entry procedures according to quality assurance protocols. Maintain appropriate documentation following project and institutional requirements for research source documentation. Enter data and progress notes within project specific timeframes. Participate in self audits as needed.

**Communication/planning:**

Demonstrates proficiency in communications skills by consistently delivering excellent customer service and by demonstrating an ability to establish productive professional relationships with all stakeholders. Demonstrates an ability to discern urgent issues and correctly identifies the supervisory staff that should be informed.

**Other duties as assigned**

EDUCATION:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Four years of experience in a call center, health education, smoking cessation, health care, coaching, counseling, or wellness. With preferred degree, no experience required.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

+ Requisition ID: 150932

+ Employment Status: Full-Time

+ Employee Status: Regular

+ FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

+ Work Week: Days

+ Fund Type: Soft

+ Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

+ Pivotal Position: No

+ Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500

+ Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,000

+ Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500

+ Science Jobs: No

Keywords: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston , Tobacco Cessation Coach, Other , Houston, Texas

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