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CommonSpirit Health House of Mercy Prevention Specialist in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  1. The State Opioid Response (SOR 2) – Prevention Specialist will work to achieve outcomes that ensure progress through the State Opioid Response 2 grant. This position focuses on stimulants and opioids and includes program presentations, media relations, coalition building, and development activities.

  2. Collect, analyze, and share local community trends and data related to substance use in order to guide and direct prevention services.

  3. Provide information on substances to all sectors of the community, including schools, faith based groups, community and civic organizations, law enforcement, government, and others utilizing public speaking, written materials, and all media available for the benefit of the agency.

  4. Implement the prevention strategies of information dissemination, education, alternative activity support, environmental change, community-based process, and problem identification and referral with fidelity and cultural considerations.

  5. Collaborate with and create strategic alliances with various groups and key stakeholders using the Strategic Prevention Framework to ensure sustainability of prevention programs.

  6. Evaluate prevention programs and utilize outcomes to improve services.

  7. Other duties as assigned by management.


  • B.A degree, or equivalent, with experience in substance abuse services, group facilitation and public speaking experience desired.

  • Prevention Specialist Certification from IBC (required completion within 18 months of date of hire).

  • Ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office equipment.

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Requisition ID 2021-159778

Employment Type Full Time

Department Treatment Center

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.