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Drowning Prevention Coordinator

We Are Hiring

Drowning Prevention Coordinator - DCMCCT Safe Kids 

Full-Time, Rotating

Dell Children's Medical Center - Austin,TX

The Drowning Prevention Coordinator (DPC) works in collaboration with the Dell Children’s Medical Center Injury Prevention Program and other internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement, and measure the impact of the Dell Children’s Drowning Prevention and Water Safety (DPWS) program.

Preferred Candidates:

Preferred candidates for this position will have 1-2 years of professional experience, be bilingual (English/Spanish), and have a master’s degree from an accredited college/university with a focus in population health, public health, health education or a similar area. The preferred candidate will understand the social determinants of health and how they impact/effect drowning risk as well as population health models (e.g., health belief model, transtheoretical model). Prior experience working with state and local policy. as a certified lifeguard, water safety instructor, or experience working with an aquatics program will also be considered.

Desired Skills: 

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) 

• Public speaking and technical writing (i.e., grants and reports) 

• Organizing events/project planning and implementation experience 

• Strategic planning 

• 1-2 years professional experience


Other Position Details: 

• Requires local travel (Not overnight, approx. 25-50%) 

• Ability to work a 40-hour week with irregular work hours 

• Ability to work irregular work hours, including evenings and weekends on occasion

• The ability to lift equipment and supplies up to 50lbs

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, is a faith-based non-profit healthcare system founded in 1902 by the Daughters of Charity. Called to be a sign of God’s unconditional love for all, Ascension Seton strives to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services. Ascension Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations, including four teaching hospitals which serve as training sites for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.


What You Will Do

As an Associate withAscension Seton, you will have the opportunity to coordinates data analysis, program development and communication initiatives related to injury prevention.


  • Collaborates in the design and implementation of research projects involving the collection of data and surveying of families to assist with the scientific investigation into the causes of injury.
  • Analyzes injury registry data and assesses community needs to aid in the development and evaluation of initiatives.
  • Provides and facilitates injury prevention programs to the community to affect change in behavior and lessen the incidence of injury.
  • Provides direct injury prevention services to patient families and hospital staff. Provides counseling to patients and their families while in the hospital.
  • Development and implementation of a strategic plan for the DPWS program throughout the Greater Austin area.
  • Planning and coordinating formal and informal meetings of community stakeholders.
  • Policy development and review.
  • Technical writing and formatting.
  • Development of material for sharing to various entities including but not limited to; all forms of media outlets, technical training, community stakeholders, corporate and private funding sources.
  • Implementation of strategic objectives in collaboration with other partners including Dell Children’s Trauma and Injury Research Center and community-based partners.
  • Systematic collection of data to support measurement of DPWS program effort and impact.
  • Collaboration with Dell Children’s Foundation and Ascension Seton’s Grant and Research Department.
  • Collaboration with Ascension Seton’s Department of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs on local and State policy issues.

What You Will Need


  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • None required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.
It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 369602
Category: Education
Facility: TXAUS Dell Childrens MedCtr TX
Ministry: Ascension Seton, TX
Location: Austin, TX

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