Tobacco Treatment Specialist - Surgery in Washington, DC at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Date Posted: 7/13/2020

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    Penn Street Northeast
    Washington, DC
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Job Description

Position Summary
The Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) serves as a smoking cessation counselor for GW’s Tobacco Treatment Program, providing program coordination and tobacco cessation counseling to GW and other local area patients. The Specialist works in partnership with GW’s Tobacco Treatment Program Advisory Committee to develop tools and resources to support tobacco cessation among GW patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, this individual must show a wide degree of creativity and latitude, and perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Others duties may be assigned.

  • The incumbent will coordinate programmatic logistics and other aspects of program implementation.
  • Ensuring defined service standards are met across program activities.
  • Partners with clinical teams at GW to ensure tobacco use is being adequately and systematically captured at time of consultation.
  • Make sure appropriate referrals to the Tobacco Treatment Program are systematically made utilizing electronic health record and other integrated systems.
  • Manage pharmacotherapy process for referred patients within the care team.
  • Provide individual and group cessation counseling to referred patients, provide appropriate referrals to other cessation resources (e.g., state Quitline,, and documents services within electronic health record.
  • Follow-up with referred patients to document tobacco use status and use of resources, as well as provide additional support for cessation.
  • Ensures compliance with data reporting requirements – collects and organizes Tobacco Treatment Program data and compiles progress reports required by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
  • Monitors effectiveness and level of effort, recommending programmatic changes accordingly.
  • Works closely with GW Hospital, Medical Faculty Associates, and GW Cancer Center staff, assisting in continuous programming efforts to ensure goals are met.  
  • Maintains certified status and integrate new initiatives/techniques in GW’s program.
  • Functions as a change agent, partnering with the lung cancer screening program to further integrate cessation and screening at GW.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely verbally and written.
  • Demonstrate leadership, collaboration, critical thinking and teamwork skills in managing work and resolving issues.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals, with willingness to travel locally occasionally to conduct services at various GW network locations.
  • Work with limited supervision, with superior organizational skills and management skills to effectively prioritize, organize and oversee completion of daily activities.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree in a health or behavioral health science (e.g., public health, social psychology,nursing). BLS or ACLS and required.

One (1) year of program implementation experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as a tobacco treatment specialist (TTS) is a requirement of this position and must be obtained prior to starting work.

Supervision Received
Employee may work under general supervision and receives general guidance on work priority with substantial employee latitude. Will report to the Thoracic Nurse Navigator.
Supervision Exercised