Hancock Regional Hospital

Tobacco Cessation Instructor

Job ID
Community Education
Position Type
Casual S


The Tobacco Cessation Instructor conducts tobacco cessation classes for adults and teens to assist persons in conquering their addiction to tobacco products and thereby improving personal wellbeing. This includes assessing needs, teaching, focused case management, and measuring quality improvement. With behaviors, attitude, and speech, the Tobacco Cessation Instructor assists the Tobacco Cessation Department and Community Education Department in fulfilling the mission, vision, and values of Hancock Regional Hospital.


Conduct adult tobacco cessation classes.
a) Provide instruction for adult and teen tobacco cessation classes as needed.
b) Assist with community health fairs and festivals as needed.
c) Attend tobacco cessation treatment trainings as needed.
Incorporate customer service and quality improvement into all work assignments.
a. Actively seek feedback from each primary customer group served and incorporate changes as needed.
b. Use the PDCA cycle and other quality improvement tools to promote program excellence and cost efficiencies.
c. Maintain relevant certifications, organizational memberships, annual competencies, and participate in professional learning opportunities.
d. Initiate, accepts, and owns other assignments as special needs arise.
Demonstrate through words and actions the support of departmental goals and objectives.
a) Contributes to the creation of annual departmental goals and priorities.
b) Develops action plans within areas of responsibilities to initiate and achieve departmental goals.
c) Demonstrate through actions and behaviors the support of all department initiatives.


Bachelor’s degree in Education, Nursing, Health Promotions, Communications, Counseling, Drug Addiction, or related field preferred. Experience within the healthcare industry, specifically healthcare related teaching experience preferred. Experience in working with youth preferred. Sound understanding of behavior change theory, tobacco use trends, and experience with tobacco cessation treatment programs is desirable. Excellent communication skills, adult education training, conflict resolution training, and program assessment/development skills are required. A sincere interest and/or experience in the field of tobacco use prevention and cessation is also desirable.
1. Must complete the “State of the Art Tobacco Cessation Certification” upon hire
2. Must be willing to attend other tobacco cessation program trainings as required by the Tobacco Cessation Department
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