The Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking letters of interest from nurse practitioners or equivalent healthcare providers interested in joining a diverse team working on the Inclusive Healthcare Partnership Project (IHPP). IHPP is funded by a community grant under the Health Equity Project of the Vermont department of Health.
IHPP is engage in two strategies to improve the health outcomes and healthcare experience of Vermonters with intellectual and developmental disabilities. First, IHPP will create 12 to 14 health communication tools that share key health information in plain language and easy read formats. The communication tools will draw from the emerging field of graphic medicine. Second, IHPP will revise curricula to teach disability etiquette and how to communicate effectively with patients with I/DD. The IHPP team will present the trainings at least eight times during the grant performance period.
The clinical advisor will participate in monthly team meetings and review health information produces and curricula for clinical accuracy and relevance to clinical encounters. The ideal candidate will have experience working with medically underserved populations. The position is budgeted for $75/hour for an average of 1.5 hours/week for a total of $5850. Terms are negotiable.
The performance period runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
Interested candidates should send a letter and resume to the Executive Director of the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council: Kirsten.Murphy@Vermont.gov. IHPP hopes to select the successful candidate by or before August 1, 2022.
The IHPP Team is diverse by design. It includes 2 individuals with with developmental disabilities and a member of the LGBTQIA community. We will be engaged in outreach to medically underserved populations. The team would benefit from having the perspective of a person of color.
The Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council (VTDDC), which oversees the IHPP, is committed to promoting, practicing, and educating itself in cultural and linguistic competence in all aspects of our organization. Toward this end, staff receive training in CLC and VTDDC annually reviews its policies, practices and priorities to ensure fidelity to CLC.