Medication Abortion Access Lead Clinician Trainer

Essential Access Health is seeking a seasoned trainer with clinical experience to support the integration of medication abortion services at school health centers (SHCs) on the University of California and California State University campuses through clinical training and technical assistance. Provides clinical and technical expertise to a diverse team working collaboratively to develop implementation strategy. Responsibilities include developing course curricula, facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance.

This position may be located anywhere in California.

Essential Access Health’s Learning Exchange – the training arm of the organization – is a nationally recognized provider of high-quality, evidence-based training and technical assistance. Leveraging experienced trainers, subject matter experts, and collaborative partnerships, we are at the forefront of efforts to ensure that health care providers have the key information and skills they need to counsel clients and provide high-quality contraceptive care. In 2018, over 6,300 professionals from across the country participated in Learning Exchange trainings.

Essential Access Health champions and promotes quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. Essential Access achieves its mission through an umbrella of programs and services including clinic support initiatives, advanced clinical research, and provider training. Incorporated in 1968, Essential Access has offices in Northern and Southern California with 60 employees and an organizational budget of $30 million.

Description of Duties
  • Serve as a lead clinical expert on the provision of medication abortion and a member of the implementation team.
  • Collaborate with Project Director Medication Abortion Access, Director of Training Programs, Project Director, and external partners to develop and implement training and technical assistance strategy.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a network of health centers across California to improve access to medication abortion services and other reproductive health services.
  • Develop and update training curricula to ensure high quality, medical accuracy, and best practices in adult learning techniques.
  • Support staff efforts in program data collection, evaluation and planning.
  • Provide high-level guidance and information to leadership and other training staff, including regular reports and updates on progress toward meeting project goals.
  • Support dissemination of lessons learned and best practices across the network of participating health centers and among the training team.
  • Coordinate a small team of part-time clinician consultants responsible for providing clinical trainings and technical assistance across California.
  • Implements continuous quality improvement to strengthen training programs, participant learning, and clinic operations.
  • Engage and evaluate clinical consultants and participate in the clinical advisory group.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.

  • Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Certified Nurse Midwife licensed in California.
  • Strong knowledge of current clinical standards for medication abortion provision in California.
  • A strong track record of supporting implementation of medication abortion services in health care settings, including both clinical and operational elements (e.g. policies, protocols, work flow).
  • Strong training facilitation skills and ability to connect with training participants.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating training programs for clinicians in medication abortion and ultrasound.
  • Experience developing and facilitating training of trainers.
  • Ability to conduct clinic readiness assessments and provide technical assistance, as needed.
  • Experience evaluating clinic operations to improve quality and systems.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships with health center staff. 
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a team setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills and adept at multi-tasking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous supervisory experience. Experience managing a dispersed team preferred.
  • Experience in data analysis, report writing, and oral presentations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft computer software (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
  • Able to travel up to 40% of time and stay overnight throughout the state. 
  • A strong commitment to reproductive health and justice and expanding access to abortion services.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume and salary requirements to:

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Essential Access offers a competitive salary + benefits. Essential Access is an M/F, Disabled, and Vet EEO/AA Employer.