April 22, 2015 | Job Opportunities

Position: Community Outreach/Research Project Coordinator

 

 Organization: The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at Memorial Sloan Cancer Center

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service (IHCD) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City is seeking a Community Outreach/Research Project Coordinator to coordinate its diverse community-based participatory health research initiatives focused on the South Asian population. This position will coordinate the South Asian Health Initiative and The Taxi Initiative, two robust and growing projects.

This is an opportunity for a bright, energetic individual to join the dedicated staff of a growing immigrant public health and research organization.

 

The  Community Outreach/Research Project Coordinator plays a vital role within IHCD:

o   S/he executes outreach research programs and protocols in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements

o   Coordinates data collection, data entry and data analysis for research projects, databases, and research protocols for the IHCD Service

o   Ensures data quality and integrity during each phase of data collection and for each protocol assigned.

o   Forges and maintains close relationships with partnering agencies/institutional staffs.

o   Oversees health fair program

o   Fluency in a South Asian language – Bengali, Urdu, Hindi and/or Punjabi is a plus but not required; must have an interest in health disparities.

Candidate should enjoy working in a vibrant, creative, fast paced environment. S/he must be excellent at multitasking, possess strong organizational skills, and work well independently with a variety of personalities.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Claudia Ayash ayashc@mskcc.org.

For additional information, please refer to – http://www.mskcc.org/research/immigrant-health-disparities-service

 

Position: Arab Health Initiative Coordinator

 

 Organization: The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at Memorial Sloan Cancer Center

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service (IHCD) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City is seeking a Community Outreach/Research Project Coordinator to coordinate its diverse community-based participatory health research initiatives focused on the Arab population. This position will coordinate the Arab Health Initiative, a robust and growing project.

This is an opportunity for a bright, energetic individual to join the dedicated staff of a growing immigrant public health and research organization.

The  Community Outreach/Research Project Coordinator plays a vital role within IHCD:

o   S/he executes outreach research programs and protocols in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements

o   Coordinates data collection, data entry and data analysis for research projects, databases, and research protocols for the IHCD Service

o   Ensures data quality and integrity during each phase of data collection and for each protocol assigned.

o   Forges and maintains close relationships with partnering agencies/institutional staffs.

o   Oversees  all projects and staff within the Arab Health Initiative

o   Must be fluent in spoken Arabic – fluency in reading and writing a plus.

o   Oversee staff

Candidate should enjoy working in a vibrant, creative, fast paced environment. S/he must be excellent at multitasking, possess strong organizational skills, and work well independently with a variety of personalities.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Claudia Ayash ayashc@mskcc.org.

For additional information, please refer to – http://www.mskcc.org/research/immigrant-health-disparities-service

 

Position: Workshop Facilitator (Sr. Client Service Representative – Project/Program)

 

 Organization: Maximus

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

DIVISION/PROJECT:  Workforce Services/NY Back to Work

DEPARTMENT:  Operations

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Supervisor- Business Services

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Two years experience in training delivery, public speaking or presentation delivery
  • Experience working with individuals with barriers to employment preferred Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Lotus Notes and Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Provides workshops and seminars to program participants related to basic computer skills and employment skills, including resume writing,      interview
  2.  Prepares materials for training sessions and presents training programs in a clear and concise Assists in the writing and evaluation of training aides. May select or develop teaching aids such as handbooks, models, visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference materials to supp01i curriculum design. Makes logistical arrangements for training sessions, including training facilities, course materials, and audio-visual equipment.
  3.  Tracks attendance for training session Notifies appropriate case management staff of non-attendance when applicable.
  4.  Continually monitors and assesses participant progress throughout the learning process and makes adjustments as needed to ensure knowledge transfer and applied Prepares reports for management and/or client.
  5.  May provide workshops and seminars to employers related to tax incentives and labor market May work with community organizations and learning institutions to expand training and seminar offerings.
  6.  Perform other duties as may be assigned by

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Attiqa Mirza at amirza@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Position: Client Service Rep – Retention

 

 Organization: Maximus

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

MAXIMUS TITLE:  Client Service Rep III – Customer Service

CLASSIFICATION: Non- Exempt

DIVISION:  Human Services, North America

DEPARTMENT: Workforce

POSITION REPORTS TO: Supervisor – Operations

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education required:  High School diploma, GED, or equivalent certification.

Education preferred: Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Skills/Experience required: One to three years customer service experience.  One to three years data entry experience.  Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills: Excellent telephone etiquette, written, and verbal communication skills to all segments of the population.  Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; the ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously; and ability to work as a team member, as well as independently.

Skills/Experience preferred: Previous collections experience preferred.  Previous experience in enrollment, eligibility, or case management preferred.

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides assistance to program clients with completion of paperwork and applications as needed to access program services.
  1. Assists with participant registration and orientation.
  2. Disburse metro card carfare to entire participant site population and logs number disbursed appropriately.
  3. Contacts participants and/or employers on a daily, weekly, monthly basis to verify employment/retention for participants and documents appropriately.
  1. Data enters job placements and participants daily in an accurate and timely manner.
  2. Provides excellent customer service to staff, employers, and clients.
  3. Performs general office duties such as filing, copying, faxing and mail
  4. Submits reports as directed by management.
  5. Regular attendance required.
  6. Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Attiqa Mirza at amirza@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Position: Client Service Rep – Attendance

 Organization: Maximus

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

MAXIMUS TITLE:  Client Service Rep II – Customer Service

CLASSIFICATION: Non- Exempt

DIVISION: Human Services, North America

DEPARTMENT: Workforce

POSITION REPORTS TO: Supervisor – Operations

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education required:  High School diploma, GED, or equivalent certification.

Education preferred: Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Skills/Experience required: One to three years customer service experience.  One to three years data entry experience.  Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills: Excellent telephone etiquette, written, and verbal communication skills to all segments of the population .  Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; the ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously; and ability to work as a team member, as well as independently.

Skills/Experience preferred: Previous experience in enrollment, eligibility, or case management preferred.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides assistance to program clients with completion of paperwork and applications as needed to access program services.
  2. Assists with participant registration and orientation.
  3. Data enters participants’ attendance daily in an accurate and timely manner.
  4. Scans and logs all participant documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  5. Provides excellent customer service to staff, employers, and clients.
  6. Performs general office duties such as filing, copying, faxing and mail
  7. Submits reports as directed by management.
  8. Regular attendance required.
  9. Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.

 Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Attiqa Mirza at amirza@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Position: Client Service Rep – Reception

 Organization: Maximus

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

MAXIMUS TITLE: Client Service Rep I – Customer Service

CLASSIFICATION: Non- Exempt

DIVISION: Human Services, North America

DEPARTMENT: Workforce

POSITION REPORTS TO: Supervisor – Operations

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education required:  High School diploma, GED, or equivalent certification.

Education preferred: Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Skills/Experience required: One to three years customer service experience.  Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills: Excellent telephone etiquette, written, and verbal communication skills to all segments of the population .  Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; the ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously; and ability to work as a team member, as well as independently.

Skills/Experience preferred: Previous experience handling a front desk reception area preferred.  Previous experience in enrollment, eligibility, or case management preferred.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Answers incoming phone calls and routes calls as appropriate.
  2. Provides basic program information to callers as needed.
  3. Greets all individuals entering the Back to Work program.
  1. Disburse metro card carfare to entire participant site population and logs number disbursed appropriately.
  1. Diffuses situations and uses judgment to best assist participants.
  2. Assists with participant registration and orientation.
  1. Completes general data entry including participant timekeeping and metro entry and ensures that all data is entered accurately and in a timely manner.
  1. Provides excellent customer service to staff, employers, and clients.
  2. Performs general office duties such as filing, copying, date entry, mail
  3. Submits reports as directed by management.
  4. Regular attendance required.
  5. Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.

 Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Attiqa Mirza at amirza@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Position: Career Development Specialist (Counselor – Project/Program Admin)

 

 Organization: Maximus

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

DIVISION: Workforce Services/NY Back to Work

DEPARTMENT: Operations

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Supervisor -Business Services

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED; 6 months. experience in job development, job placement, employment counsel i ng, or job seeking skill tra ining and motivation experience; experience in working with ind ividuals with barriers to obtaining employment; excellent presentation, organizational, interpersona l, written, and verbal communicat ion skills; ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, dead line-oriented work environment; abil ity to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously; and ability to work as a team member, as well as independently.  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred.

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Registers and monitors activities of program
  2. Assists program participants in locating job openings by utilizing resources such as personal computers, internet, fax mach ines, copiers, employment reference books, bulletins, and video
  3. Matches ava i lable job open ings to program paiticipants based on skill level and
  4. Monitors and reviews the manner in which the job search is bei ng conducted and offers encouragement and suggestions for improving their job search
  5. Refers program paiticipants to County/State/MAXIMUS
  6. Ensures that paiticipation in job search activities is in accordance with the case
  7. Assists program participants in resolvi ng scheduling problems and in planning their job search
  8. Motivates and stimulates program part icipants enrolled in job search in a manner which results in the requ ired percentage of participants engaged in job search activit
  9. Meets all standards established for this position as outlined in the performance
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Attiqa Mirza at amirza@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Position: Account Manager (Lead Client Service Rep -Project/Program Admin)

 

 Organization: Maximus

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

 POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

DIVISION: Workforce Services/NY Back to Work

DEPARTMENT: Operations

POSITION REPORTS TO: Business Services Supervisor

EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Minimum two (2) years of experience in account/client management, program marketing or sales experience. Strong working knowledge of labor market, community resources and diverse populations.  Demonstrate initiative, independent judgment, discretion and decision making and effective motivational skills.  Demonstrate intermediate level knowledge and experience with personal computer and related software applications to include MS Office, PowerPoint and the Internet. Prefer Lotus Notes knowledge.  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, listening and verbal communication skills. Must be able to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment with continuous change, as a team member and independently.  Bilingual Spanish speaking is a plus.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Researches and identifies local employers with high-volume recruiting

  1. Establish and maintain relationships with local employers, chambers of commerce and community agencies to partner with the
  2. Collaborates with career development team to place job seekers; monitors job placements and employer
  3. Assess and place program participants into unpaid volunteer worksite locations within defined
  4. Schedule, coordinate, facilitate and participate in job fairs, on-site recruitment events and outside mctions independently and with various community partners.
  5. Perform other duties as may be assigned by
  6. Frequent local/statewide travel may be

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Attiqa Mirza at amirza@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Position: Care Coordinator

 Organization: AIDS Service Center of NYC

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

Overall: Responsible for monitoring and tracking the progress of patients with complex psychiatric and/or co-morbid medical conditions and alerting other members of the Care Team when follow-up is required. Ensures efficient and successful access and linkage to necessary medical and behavioral health services. Coordinates effective communication between all team members and works under general direction.

  • Works collaboratively with all team members to ensure thorough and timely monitoring of patient needs and progress toward Care Plan goals. Reviews Care Plan with Care Manager and confirms acuity level of identified patient to ensure service needs are met.
  • Tracks all medical, behavioral substance use and other network referrals made for patients and ensures that patients follow up on referrals and attend scheduled appointments, through accompaniment when necessary.
  • Provides phone and physical outreach to patients who have been non-adherent to necessary treatment appointments or have missed appointments for initial visits with new providers. Makes reminder phone calls to patients for all appointments.
  • Provides outreach via phone to patients to ensure appropriate follow up regarding self-care, medication refills, Care Plan adherence, scheduled office visits, test results/lab work, and all other pertinent psycho-social issues.
  • Tracks/monitors patient progress through a combination of written work, agency databases and case conferences with the Care Team. Documents and maintains case records in agency database and completes all data entry in a timely fashion.
  • Becomes familiarized with all service providers in the Health Home network and maintains a comprehensive list of contact information for key personnel within the network. Always represents ASCNYC with the highest level of professionalism and respect.
  • Ensures that relevant team members receive important patient alerts , including ER visits, hospitalization admission/discharge information and other urgent care notifications.
  • Monitors patient entitlements, insurance, and other benefits to ensure they remain active and in place. Alerts Care Manager if benefits/entitlements lapse to assist team members with reinstatement of said benefits.
  • Participates in initial and ongoing trainings as necessary to maintain a basic level of knowledge related to serious physical ailments as defined by Health Home regulations.
  • Care Coordinators will have a caseload of up to 50+ clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

Care Coordinators will have spent a total of one-year working with an underserved population through employment, volunteer work, and internships. The CC should ideally have a basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Entitlement issues. The CC should hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a Social Service discipline. Multilingual (particularly Spanish-speaking) candidates are preferred.

How to apply

Please email cover letter and resume to lindsay@ascnyc.orgNO PHONE CALLS

  

 Position: Program Assistant for Grants Management and Administration

Organization: International Program in Health Policy & Innovation, The Commonwealth Fund

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

 THE ORGANIZATION

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for two groups of people: High-need and high-cost individuals – the sickest 5 percent of Americans who account for 50 percent of health care costs, and America’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, ethnic and racial minorities, and the elderly. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. In so doing, the Fund has become a national leader in investigation and policy development related to tracking the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reforming the health care delivery system, international health policy and practice, cost control and Medicare. The Fund has an endowment of over $700 million, and an annual budget of $34 million, approximately 60 percent if which is spent extramurally on grants and 40 percent intramurally on developing programs, conducting research, and communicating results to influential audiences.

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE INNOVATIONS

Across the industrialized world, health care policymakers face mounting pressure to “bend the cost curve” while at the same time maintaining access to the latest in medical technologies, improving the quality and safety of care, and making the health system more responsive to patients’ needs and preferences. How other industralized countries address these challenges should be of particular interest to the United States, which spends far more on health care―per person and as a percentage of the nation’s economic output―than any other nation and yet receives less in return than most.

The Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy and Practice Innovations (IHP) program seeks to learn about successful approaches taken by other OECD countries to ensure access to high-quality, cost-effective health care, and then share those lessons among our peer nations. IHP is also assessing the potential for “frugal innovations” that demonstrate expanded access, high quality, and lower costs in low income countries to be adopted in the U.S. The program promotes cross-national learning by:

·         Annually surveying the public, patients, and physicians in 11 countries to compare health system performance;

·         Organizing an annual International Symposium on Health Care Policy, attended by health ministers and senior government officials, as well as other multinational forums;

·         Sponsoring the Harkness Fellowships in Health Policy and Practice, which enable promising health care policy researchers and practitioners in nine countries to spend up to 12 months in the U.S. conducting policy-oriented research, gaining firsthand exposure to innovative models of health care delivery, and working with leading policy experts. The fellowship has a number of international cosponsors; and,

·         Identifying and evaluating front-line health care delivery system innovations from abroad that might also work in the U.S. and facilitating their transfer to the U.S. health care system.

THE POSITION

This position reports to the Vice President and Director (VP) of the International Health Policy Program. The Program Assistant has primary responsibility for management of Board and Small grants, all IHP budgets, and accounting functions. This position also has day to day administrative responsibility for the Harkness Fellowship programs, including Letters of Agreements, budgets, visas, and health insurance; and, lead administrative responsibility for coordinating nine Harkness Fellowships Selection Committees and organizing selection meetings in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the U.K. Another key responsibility is managing contractual and reporting requirements for 23 country co-funding partners on the International Survey and Harkness Fellowships. In addition, the Program Assistant provides administrative and research support to the Vice President, and supports all IHP meetings, including the International Symposium in Washington, D.C., the Commonwealth Fund-Nuffield Trust International Meeting on Health Care Quality Improvement in the U.K., and the Harkness Fellowship seminars.

This position requires someone with extensive administrative, organizational and budget experience. The International Program is significantly expanding its scope of work in the upcoming years and the Program Assistant is instrumental in managing what will be a budget of almost $7 million.

Administration of Partnerships:

The position has lead coordination and administrative role in managing and tracking contractual relationships with IHP’s 23 co-funding partners, including:

  • Preparation of letters of agreement with Health Ministries, government agencies, and international foundations that provide the International program with $2.2 million in co-funding for the Harkness Fellowships and International Survey;
  • Tracking partner funding and accounts receivable;
  • Preparing Final Reports and final expense reconciliation reports, according to their guidelines, for each government, agency, or foundation that is a co-funder of the Harkness Fellowships; and
  • Preparing detailed reports to Auditors, if needed.

Budget, Visa, and Administration of the Harkness Fellowships:

The position manages all Harkness budgets, grant agreements, visas, and Payment and Reporting schedules for 42 Harkness Fellows, (current class, newly selected incoming class, outgoing class) including preparing Final Reports for seven government and foundation funding partners. The position is also responsible for general day-to-day administration of the program, including fellowship correspondence, e.g. letters to current and prospective fellows, mentors, and external program experts, health insurance and travel questions, etc. This requires a high level of efficiency and experienced judgement to delegate or escalate issues, as needed. Specific job functions include:

 Visa Preparation and Administration:

  • Acting as an Alternate Official for the Commonwealth Fund as a J-1 Institution, prepares Fellows’ visa forms for fellows and their family members;
  • Oversees Harkness Fellows’ visas process, ensuring that all visas are properly executed and meet State Department regulations;
  • Provides guidance and support for all fellows during the J-1 Visa application process and interviews in their home country;
  • Prepares timely Annual reports and Program Redesignation for the Department of State

Letters of Agreements and Budgets:

  • Prepares Harkness Award letters and Letters of Agreements;
  • Primary coordination for fellows budgets; works with VP and each fellow to design individual budgets based on placement, number of family members, and fellowship project plans;
  • Monitors and tracks fellows expenditures, reconciles receipts for research-related expenses and travel, ensures compliant spending with Fellowship and partner guidelines, and manages all stipend payments and check requisitions for expense reimbursements;
  • Coordinates with VP on budget extension requests; and
  • Responds to country partner financial queries or financial audits as necessary

Grants and Budget Management:

The positon has responsibility for all administrative work for over $4.6 million in new grants, which includes drafting Board write ups, revising budgets with grantees, preparing Board materials for Board review meetings, and, tracking all grant payments and deliverables, plus management of overlapping grants from previous years. The position is also primarily responsible for coordinating 14-20 Completed Grants Reports each year. Specific job functions include:

  •  Working with VP and other IHP staff to develop department and project budgets;
  • Assists VP in preparing for Board and Small Grants internal meetings, drafts proposal summaries, and distributes needed materials;
  • Tracks and reconciles all departmental budgets versus expenses and processes all check requisitions for IHP departmental expenses, IHP meeting expenses, Board Grants, Small Grants, Harkness and Australia-American Policy Fellowships;
  • Monitors and tracks deliverables for all Board Grants, Small Grants, and Harkness Fellowships;
  • Works with potential grantees to confirm proposals and budgets are according to Fund guidelines;
  • Prepares Letters of Agreement and Payment and Reporting schedules for each grant project;
  • Liaises with grantees, ensures that projects are on schedule, alerts Vice President of any problems, identifies important findings that can contribute to IHP meetings or other Fund programs; and
  • Works with VP and IHP staff to prepare annual Completed Grants Report.

Harkness Fellowships Selection Committee Meetings:

This position is lead in organizing and coordinating all activities of nine Harkness Selection Committees in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. This includes all arrangements (scheduling meeting dates, travel, hotel, restaurants, meals, meeting rooms and staff, travel for applicants) for selection meetings in nine different countries (including non-English speaking countries), alumni dinners in each country (private dinners for 20 people, similar to Board dinners), putting together the Briefing Books, and handling travel and honorarium expenses for selection committee members and applicants as needed. Specific job functions include:

  •  Scheduling Selection Committee Meetings and preliminary shortlisting calls;
  • Preparing and sending out shortlisting and turn down letters to Harkness applicants;
  • Plans and develops, with Vice President, the agendas for each of the nine Harkness Selection Committee meetings, and prepares materials for each selection meeting in advance;
  • Organizes meeting logistics, including liaison with hotels, restaurants, transportation and other appropriate vendors;
  • Arranging travel, hotels and other logistics for all 9 country meetings for the Vice President, and as needed, for Selection Committee members, Harkness applicants (4-10 per country), and Harkness alumni (about 10 per country);
  • Organizes the preparation of meeting materials for all selection meetings (e.g., briefing books, Bios, nametags, table tents, etc.) and works with IHP team to prepare background materials for the VP for each country visit; and
  • Prepares thank you letters, arranges honoraria, and processes check requisitions for travel expenses incurred for Harkness Selection Committee members and applicants.

 Supporting the VP and IHP Program Activates:

The position is responsible for supporting the daily calendar and administration of the VP, handling the VP’s expenses, check requisitions, and over $1 million in AMEX bills, and coordinating the VP’s travel which are often complicated trips that may include 4-5 countries on one trip. Specific job functions include:

  •  Maintains the Vice President’s daily calendar, schedules meetings and conference calls;
  • Arranges all VP travel, including international, hotel accommodation, prepares background materials, and handles cash expense reports;
  • Prepares the VP Amex expense reports and tracks receipts;
  • Prepares general correspondence and responds to telephone inquiries;
  • Conducts research and literature reviews on the Internet and uses other resources to respond to questions from the program staff; obtains reports and other material from libraries, government, and private sources; assists the department staff with Fund website materials and updates; and assists in preparing reports and PowerPoint presentations;
  • Assists in preparing IHP program–related reports for the Fund and Board, such as annual IHP Program Plan, Board Updates, etc.;
  • Cross trains with other IHP staff to create a flexible and fluid team; and
  • Assists with special projects as needed.

Provides meeting support as part of the IHP team:

  • Assists with meeting logistics, including the International Symposium and Harkness Seminars;
  • Assists in the preparation of meeting materials (e.g., briefing books, Bios, nametags, table tents, etc.).

The Fund’s philosophy on successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility for other program areas or departments if the need arises.

QUALIFICATIONS

College degree and two years of related work experience. Candidates must have demonstrated organizational and administrative skills and must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and work on multiple tasks, work with budgets and work under tight deadlines. Candidate must have good judgment and the ability to act independently within standard guidelines. Flexibility and skill in working as a team member are a must as this is a highly demanding, multiple task environment with changing priorities. Excellent written communication skills and an interest in creating marketing material are essential as are strong computer skills, including knowledge of the Microsoft Office XP, Gifts for Windows, Outlook Exchange, and the Internet. Due to the nature of the department and its workload, the willingness to work overtime during peak times to meet the department’s goals is necessary to be successful in this position.

The Fund has a relatively small staff, and judgment, integrity, and the ability to listen with sensitivity to others are traits that are particularly important in an organization of the Fund’s size, where teamwork is essential to effectiveness. The ability to work collegially with a variety of Fund staff and interest in and strong commitment to the Fund’s mission and grants programs are key qualifications.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with background and experience. We offer an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, ample vacation and lunch in staff dining room).

 CONTACT

Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to:

dd@cmwf.org

Diana Davenport

Vice President, Administration

The Commonwealth Fund

One East 75th Street

New York, NY 10021-2692

  The Commonwealth Fund values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of diverse backgrounds, sex, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

 Position: Home Health Professionals  Clinical Liaisons

Organization: Turning Point Diagnostics, LLC

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

Turning Point Diagnostics provides patients receiving warfarin (Coumadin) therapy with Roche Coaguchek® XS self-testing devices, collects their data and handles communications with their physicians’ offices regarding INR results and other associated information. The goal is to increase access to healthcare, improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery and ultimately decrease the risk of adverse events such as stroke, pulmonary embolism and serious bleeding in this patient population (an estimated 2 to 3.2 million people in the US). We are currently serving NYC, eastern Long Island and Westchester & Putnam counties, with plans to expand to the entire tri-state area in the near future.

We are looking for: 1) home health professionals to provide patient assessment and training on the use of the device (we will train you) and 2) clinical liaisons (healthcare background preferred) to initiate relationships with healthcare providers and provide an introduction to our services. Foreign language proficiency is a plus, but not required. We are especially in need of Spanish, Chinese,
Russian and Polish speakers.

Please feel free to share with your networks. Interested parties may send a CV or résumé to me at jcelio@tpdiagnostics.com.

 

Position: Nutrition Evidence Library Abstractors

Organization: USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

 Posting Date: April 22nd, 2015

 Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) Abstractor Program

The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links the strongest evidence-based scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. CNPP administers the Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) which specializes in conducting rigorous systematic reviews using state-of-the-art methodology to objectively review, evaluate, and synthesize research to answer important food, diet and health-related questions.

Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Application Process

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion’s Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) is seeking abstractors to assist development of evidence portfolios for the Dietary Guidance Development Project for Infants and Toddlers from Birth to 24 Months and Women Who are Pregnant. This project will inform the development of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Federal nutrition policies and programs. The specific responsibilities, qualifications, time commitment, stipend, and application process are described below. Serving as an NEL Abstractor is a scholarly and professional development activity that provides a great benefit to the scientific nutrition community.

Benefits:

  • Gain knowledge and experience in systematic review methodology
  • Help build the foundation for Federal nutrition policies and programs, including the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Gain public health nutrition experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete the NEL Evidence Abstractor Training Program and Calibration Exercise. The program entails an introductory webinar, review of on-line training modules, abstraction of two studies, training to evaluate internal validity of studies using the NEL Bias Assessment Tool (NEL BAT), and participation in calibration exercises. On average, the training program takes nine hours to complete.
  • Assist NEL staff with literature screening and selection based upon a priori inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Abstract a minimum of two research articles per week (a minimum of eight per month), when needed. For each article, the NEL Abstractor will:
    • Extract data using the electronic NEL portal and web tools in a standardized format
    • Assess internal validity using the NEL BAT.
  • Respond to email and phone communications from NEL Lead Analysts.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree, PhD candidates, post-doctoral research assistants and faculty in nutrition, epidemiology, public health, dietetics or other related field. Nutrition or public health experience is desirable.
  • Ability to extract critical study data from peer-reviewed articles
  • Ability to produce consistent work in a timely manner; and use computer and web-based programs and tools
  • Knowledge of and experience with a variety of research methodologies, including study design and statistics, and an ability to evaluate the internal validity of studies using a standardized tool (i.e., the NEL BAT).

Time Commitment and Stipend:

Abstractors are expected to be available five to 10 hours a week to abstract at least eight articles a month with a minimum four-month commitment as a NEL Abstractor.  Daytime phone calls may be scheduled periodically. Abstractors will receive a monetary stipend of $120.00 per set of four completed and approved data extraction forms and NEL BAT assessments. NEL Abstractors are National Service volunteers, not paid USDA employees, but receive this honorarium for their work.

Computer Requirements: 

NEL Abstractors must have access to a computer with high-speed internet access. No special software is required; all of the tools and templates are provided online via USDA’s NEL portal. Minimum requirements to complete the necessary worksheets are:

  • Preferable internet browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer with 1284 x 1024 screen resolution in 256 colors.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash must be installed on your computer (free downloads).
  • Your computer must be set to accept Java, JavaScript (also a free download), and cookies.

How to Apply:

The USDA Nutrition Evidence Library is accepting applications for volunteer NEL Abstractors through May 15, 2015. Applications must be submitted by electronic mail to NutritionEvidenceLib@cnpp.usda.gov. An application review and selection panel convenes to consider complete applications of individuals qualified to serve as a NEL Abstractor.

The following information should be included in each application for consideration:

  1. NEL Abstractor Application Form
  2. A current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.

All applications must include the required information requested on the application form. Incomplete applications will not be processed for consideration.
For additional information, contact:  Yat Ping Wong, Librarian at yatping.wong@cnpp.usda.gov or call 703-305-0101.