June 30, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1.

Position:  Health Policy Associate

Organization:  State of Tennessee

Posting date: June 26, 2015

Location:  Nashville, TN, USA

SUMMARY: Governor Haslam launched the Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative to transform health care in Tennessee into a system that is organized around producing high-quality, high- value outcomes for Tennesseans. The state is leading by example with state-purchased health insurance, including our TennCare program and our state employee Benefits Administration, as well as working with a coalition of commercial insurance carriers. The Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative has three strategies – primary care transformation (including multi- payer Patient Centered Medical Homes and Health Homes for TennCare’s severe and persistently mentally ill population), episodes of care, and long- term services and supports.

The position will be housed in the Strategic Planning and Innovation Group, the health policy analysis office within Tennessee state government that takes on special projects that impact major state health insurance programs such as TennCare and CoverKids. We aim to be at the cutting edge of health policy issues. We have a small staff, but our impact is magnified by the large programs that we advise. We are looking for an analyst to help design, implement and evaluate of episodes of care and primary care transformation within the Health Care Innovation Initiative.

This position offers a unique opportunity to work on an ambitious payment reform initiative with the major health care stakeholders in Tennessee.

The specific duties of the Health Policy Associate are:

1.Provide staff support to meetings of key stakeholders such as TennCare managed care organizations, private insurance companies, health insurance purchasers, and hospital and provider associations.

2.Provide input into the design of each episode of care, including supporting the development of base episode of care definitions, participating in design discussions with Tennessee clinicians, and reviewing final technical documentation of episode design.

  1. Support the initiative’s expansion and alignment of patient-centered medical homes and other population-based models within TennCare’s managed care organizations as well as a broader state-wide adoption of multi-payer population- based models.

4.Draft new grant proposals and periodic grant reports, detailing grant-related activity to the federal grant sponsor.

5.Manage contracting relationships with consultants and provide oversight of analytical process as well as project deliverables.

6.Perform other duties as assigned by the Director or Deputy Commissioner.

  1. Demonstrate ability to work independently within an area of primary professional or technical expertise and with minimal supervision. Conduct analyses and investigations to resolve routine problems, generally without assistance.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters level education in a related field such as Public Policy, Public Health, Business Administration or Economics (with a focus on health care or health insurance) or equivalent work experience in health insurance, health care delivery, health policy, or health insurance regulation;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Excel;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good presentation, questioning and listening skills; and
  • Demonstrated time management skills and proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while completing work within allocated time frames.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with payment reform initiatives, health care billing codes, statistics, and/or health care economics.
  • Experience with population-based payment and delivery models, including Patient Centered Medical Homes and/or Medicaid Health Homes.
  • Experience in health care delivery (hospital, physician practice, etc.)
  • Experience with procurement, vendor compliance monitoring, and contract management.

 

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted for this position on a rolling basis. The Health Policy Associate may start working as early as August 2015.To apply, please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter with salary expectations and desired start date to payment.reform@tn.gov.

 

For further information:  Please contact

Julia Harris,  Health Policy Associate at julia.harris@tn.gov

 

2.

 

Position:  Health Scientist (Media Evaluation Specialist)

Organization:  McKing Consulting Corporation

Posting date: June 26, 2015

Location:  Atlanta GA, USA

SUMMARY: McKing is seeking a full-time Media Evaluation Specialist to oversee traditional and online media campaign evaluation activities associated with tobacco control and prevention campaigns conducted by OSH. This position will work with other OSH contractors to develop evaluation plans, methods and implement media campaign evaluation activities. This individual will be tasked with a variety of activities as well as assisting with the following:

  • Participate in meetings and conference calls with campaign evaluation contractor to stay abreast of media evaluation activities. • Assist with the development of evaluation plans, methods and implementation of the evaluation. • Review data and analyses conducted by campaign evaluation contractor. • Assist with analyzing qualitative and quantitative data as needed • Report the results of evaluation activities through manuscripts and formal and informal presentations. • Obtain appropriate clearance for presentations, manuscripts and reports, including materials drafted by campaign contractor • Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required Skills: • Master’s degree in public health or communication-related field. Doctorate preferred. • 5+ years experience in conducting campaign evaluations • Skilled in developing and conducting campaign evaluations, both traditional and online, including process and outcome evaluations • Understanding of media buys and placement • Awareness and knowledge of behavior change principles • Excellent written and oral communication skills is a must.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:  McKing Consulting Corporation is a veteran- owned professional services corporation offering innovative management consulting support to the Federal and state government and non-profit organizations. McKing operates full service project offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Rockville, Maryland. Currently, McKing provides a wide-range of technical assistance to public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More corporate information can be found at www.mcking.com. McKing Consulting Corporation is an equal employment employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

How to apply:  Use the web address provided to apply for this position.

For further information:  Please contact

resumes@mcking.com

 

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Position:  Epidemiologist

Organization:  Food and Drug Administration

Posting date: June 29, 2015

Location:  Silver Spring, MD

SUMMARY: The FDA is currently seeking epidemiologists to join the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). CTP is responsible for carrying out the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which Congress passed in 2009. This law—commonly called the Tobacco Control Act—gives FDA broad authority to regulate the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products.

We are looking for highly qualified candidates with a strong background in epidemiological methods to perform a range of activities to help CTP meet its public health mission, including:

  • Conducting epidemiological research to inform tobacco product regulation; • Evaluating epidemiological study proposals, protocols, and reports as part of regulatory reviews; and • Synthesizing and communicating the findings of epidemiological evidence to inform policy decisions.

More details on the position and instructions to apply can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/4 07911000

How to apply:  Apply through USA jobs:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/4 0791100

For further information:  Please contact QUICKQUESTIONS@PSC.GOV

 

4.

Position:  Ebola Readiness planner

Organization:  Clayton County Board of Health

Posting date:  June 29, 2015

Location:  Forest Park, GA    USA

SUMMARY: The Ebola Readiness Planner (ERP) position is intended to assist local public health districts with the completion of requirements under the PHEP Ebola Supplemental Grant. This position will assist in the development of Ebola specific response plans for use in the District 3-3 Public Health District. With support from the State and local Emergency Preparedness and Epidemiology programs, the position will coordinate and develop, and educate internal and external partners on Local Disease Exposure Control Plans, Ebola Response Standard Operating Procedures, and Communicable Disease Response Plans. Coordinating with Healthcare Preparedness Coalitions, community partners and internal Public Health Staff this position will coordinate and support Prevention/Preparedness/Mitigation planning for EVD (Ebola Virus Disease). Additionally this position will support District Epidemiology Response regarding EVD and infectious disease surveillance activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a Masters degree in Public Health or a closely related field and two years of experience working in public health / local, state or federal government and experience writing operational plans. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications also possess following: * Master of Public Health from an accredited University in one of the specialties listed in the above minimum qualifications

* Experience and knowledge of public health and/or healthcare coalition planning activities at the local level

* Knowledge of policies and procedure for state and local emergency management or public health emergency preparedness and logistics planning

* Proven experience in emergency management, public health, public safety or associated disciplines * Prior experience leading multi- disciplinary planning teams * Experience in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Access computer application software

Additional Information: Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards: 1.Works with Healthcare Preparedness Coalitions to ensure awareness level knowledge of plans, policies and procedures relating to local EVD Response. 2. Assists local Healthcare Preparedness Coalition leads with implementing applicable EVD SOPs’, Plan Annexes and Policies. 3. Coordinates the local public health participation in the EVD exercise series. 4.Coordinates the development of the Local Disease Exposure Control Plans to ensure consistent control of EVD Spread within the local public health districts. This will include work with the state based Outbreak Response Coordinator. 5. Where applicable, leads the development of Local Communicable Disease Response Plans to ensure health districts can respond to and recover from suspect EVD patients presenting at Georgia’s air and sea ports of entry.

6.Coordinates and supports prevention/preparedness/mitigation planning among community partners, including, but not limited to; emergency management, law enforcement, fire department, public works and supporting community partners. Ebola Active Monitoring, Epidemiologic Investigation and Response Training. 7. Receives training on Ebola Active Monitoring protocols, Ill traveler contact investigation and communicable disease response training under the guidance of the State and Health District Epidemiologist and other sources. 8.Maintains knowledge of Ebola Response Standard Operating Procedures/ Protocols for managing persons under investigation and their contacts, maintains understanding of basic epidemiologic principles as it relates to acute diseases; assists in Active Monitoring in SENDSS, coordinates with GPHL regarding laboratory submission, packing and shipping protocols. 9.Provides technical assistance to health professionals in the district in order to facilitate the reporting and control of infectious diseases and other reportable events.

How to apply:

SEND COMPLETED STATE OF GEORGIA APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO: ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES CLAYTON COUNTY BOARD OF Health 1117 Battlecreek Road Jonesboro, GA 30236 Fax (770)603-4873 Phone (678)610-7245 Please visit our website to download the State of Georgia application.

 

For further information:  Please contact carmen.king@dph.ga.gov

 

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Position: Project Manager (Public Health Analyst)

Organization:  McKing Consulting Corporation

Posting date: June 26, 2015

Location:  Atlanta GA, USA

SUMMARY:  McKing is seeking a highly motivated full- time Project Manager to assist the Branch with project management and coordination activities related to campaign activities. This position will not only track and coordinate current activities, but support strategic, forward planning of campaign and branch activities. This position will support the Branch Chief in monitoring campaign tasks, activities, and progress. This position will prepare the Branch Chief for briefings, meetings and presentations. This individual will be tasked with a variety of activities as well as assisting with the following:

  • Participates in meetings and conference calls with HCB staff and contractors to keep abreast of project activities, timelines and deliverables • Inputs and tracks campaign activities and timelines (planned vs. actual) utilizing project management software • Monitors HCB staff and contractors’ progress towards accomplishing campaign activities and keeps staff abreast of upcoming deadlines • Proactively advises Branch Leadership of factors that might influence changes to the campaign timeline, such as delays in clearance or contractor delays • Assist the Branch in strategic planning and thinking to plan and execute future activities associated with media campaigns • Resolves problems and/or conflicts in coordination with other HCB staff and communication status of problem resolution to Branch leadership • Develop briefings, reports, talking points and presentations (in coordination with Division Speechwriter) for Branch Chief • Provide meeting coordination, logistics, and minutes. • Coordinate webinar logistics and minutes, as necessary and track and report tasks for senior leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required Skills: • Bachelor’s degree in communication or health-related field. Masters preferred. • 3-5 years experience in project management role overseeing public health activities, especially health communications projects • Experience working with project management software (e.g. Smartsheet or MS Projects) • Organized and detail-oriented • Ability to think strategically and understand the context and mission of the Branch • Excellent written and oral communication skills is a must. • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoing, Excel • Must have attention to detail and accuracy • Ability to work independently • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and multi-task

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:  McKing Consulting Corporation is a veteran- owned professional services corporation offering innovative management consulting support to the Federal and state government and non-profit organizations. McKing operates full service project offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Rockville, Maryland. Currently, McKing provides a wide-range of technical assistance to public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More corporate information can be found at www.mcking.com. McKing Consulting Corporation is an equal employment employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

How to apply:  Apply at http://www.mcking.com/careers/job-openings/?j=121

For further information:  Please contact

resumes@mcking.com

 

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Position:  Disease Intervention Specialist I/II

Organization:  Tri-County Health Department

Posting date: June 26, 2015

Location:  Greenwood Village, CO USA

SUMMARY: Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) located in the Denver Metropolitan Area in Colorado is seeking a full-time Disease Intervention Specialist in their Epidemiology, Planning and Communications Division. The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct investigations and surveillance of communicable diseases within TCHD’s jurisdiction of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. The Disease Intervention Specialist works collaboratively on a team to investigate cases, implement infection control measures, and conduct outbreak investigations. The position performs epidemiologic analyses regarding communicable disease incidence and trends, and other special studies or analytic projects. The position provides technical support and expertise to TCHD staff, local health care providers, and the general public regarding appropriate investigation and control methods for communicable diseases. This position conducts presentations on TCHD’s current disease intervention activities and outbreak investigations and is responsible to respond, as required, to support public health emergencies, incidents and events. A successful candidate shall have knowledge of the principles of communicable disease epidemiology, investigative techniques, and epidemiologic analyses and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with the public and medical providers under stressful circumstances. Must provide own vehicle for on-the-job transportation. Mileage reimbursement provided. A full job description is available at http://www.tchd.org/Jobs.aspx. Please send cover letter and resume to humanresources@tchd.org.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing or related field. Depending on qualifications and years of experience, a candidate may qualify for a Disease Intervention Specialist I (minimum Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience) or Disease Intervention Specialist II (Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience or a Master’s degree in related field and one year of experience; higher pay grade). Salary depends on qualifications.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:  Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) serves over 1.3 million people in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and offers over 60 programs/services ranging from birth certificates, immunizations and health care referrals to restaurant inspections and infectious disease investigations, from 11 offices in this 3,000 square mile area. The agency’s jurisdiction includes 26 municipalities and 3 unincorporated counties, 15 school districts with more than 360 public schools, 12 acute care hospitals, 3 Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers with multiple facilities, 3 community mental health service providers and one Regional Collaborative Care Organization (Colorado Access). Tri-County District Health Department opened on January 1, 1948. Tri-County initially served the 160,000 residents of Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties. In 1958 Jefferson County separated from Tri- County to form its own local health department and on January 1, 1966 after the South Platte River Floods of 1965, Douglas County officially joined Tri-County District Health Department, creating the current jurisdictional structure.

Vision – Optimal health across the lifespan for the populations we serve. Mission – Promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of individuals and communities in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties through the effective use of data, evidence-based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, and partnerships. Most people don’t realize how many vital services they receive from their local health department. These services have become such an integral part of America’s standard of living that most people take them for granted. As a result of the many remarkable public health programs, Americans are enjoying a longer, healthier and more active life that was inconceivable only a few decades ago. But we still have much work to do with the many new challenges that are facing public health agencies. They include obesity, tobacco use, injuries, lack of immunizations and lack of access to adequate healthcare for all citizens.

How to apply:  INTERESTED APPLICANTS: Submit a cover letter and resume or a job application to humanresources@tchd.org or FAX: 303-741- 2351

 

For further information:  Please contact

humanresources@tchd.org

 

7.

Position:  Research Interviewer, Senior

Organization:  Emory University School of Medicine

Posting date: June 26, 2015

Location:  Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY: This position is associated with a national study of outcomes of Duarte galactosemia, a genetic metabolic disorder, in children. The study has been funded for three years by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Research Interviewer, Senior, will be the recruiter for the study. This individual will contact families who are interested in hearing about opportunities to participate in in-depth research on this disorder and ask them to participate in a direct testing study. The recruiter will describe the study, including the purpose, procedures, location and compensation offered. If a family is interested, the recruiter will schedule a testing appointment during one of the study’s off-site direct testing sessions. Families will be targeted based on proximity to potential testing locations (families in at least 12 states will be asked to participate). The recruiter will coordinate the logistical arrangements for volunteers who participate in the study, ensure that paperwork is completed so they can receive compensation, and maintain records on progress in recruitment.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or other social science field and some familiarity with recruitment procedures, telephone interviewing, scheduling and making logistical arrangements.

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:  Academic research group

How to apply:  Please apply through Emory Human Resources for Position #53389BR, Research Interviewer, Senior. In addition, please email resume to Dr. Lynch at mlynch@emory.edu

 

For further information:  Please contact

Mlynch@emory.edu

 

8.

Position:  Data Scientist

Organization:  KarenSoft Consulting Group,Inc.

Posting date: June 25, 2015

Location:  Philadelphia, PA

SUMMARY:  KarenSoft is looking for an Experienced Data Scientist to provide expertise to one of our Telecommunications client. This is a great opportunity to lead a small team of smart, dedicated developers working with cutting edge technology in the advanced analytics domain. The candidate will be responsible for using their in depth knowledge of big data and machine learning techniques to mentor and lead the team that is charged with bringing these theories to life. This is Contract to Hire position.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Senior level developer with at least 7 years of related experience: •Solid understanding of basic algorithms bubble search, quicksort and shortest distance algorithms and Data structures; classic link lists and binary trees. •Strong understanding of design principals as well as hand’s on experience working with classic patterns and anti-patterns. •Strong understanding of machine learning and predictive modeling; Must have experience guiding these theories from conception through to production implementation. •Experience and/or deep understanding of the following technology products/frameworks desired: H20.ai, PMML, R, Python, Datameer, Hadoop and Mahout

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:  KarenSoft Consulting Group,Inc. is an organization that provides Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Big Data, Health Informatics, Biostatistics, Statistical Computing, Epidemiology and Health Information Technology (HIT) expertise.

How to apply:  Please send resume to careers@karensoftconsulting.com

For further information:  Please contact careers@karensoftconsulting.com

 

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Position:  Research Analyst II

Organization:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Posting date: June 25, 2015

Location:  Nashville, TN    USA

SUMMARY:  This position resides in the Center for Health Behavior and Health Education which seeks to improve health through interdisciplinary research into behaviors and psychosocial factors affecting disease management and health outcomes. This position will assist with a behavioral research project aimed at improving self- care behaviors and outcomes among adults with diabetes. This position will function under close supervision of the principal investigator.

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: • Coordinate with clinics to engage them in research processes • Communicate and collaborate with physicians and clinic staff regarding patient recruitment and data collection • Coordinate community events for participant recruitment • Plan activities and prepare materials to facilitate community and clinic engagement • Follow an established protocol to recruit, screen, and enroll participants into a research study • Administer survey instruments to collect data • Facilitate focus groups and/or interviews with study participants, which may include patients and their family members, or providers • Perform medical chart reviews to collect data • Assist with data entry and data integrity • Participate in research team meetings and regularly communicate the progress of patient recruitment and data collection • Provide appropriate written documentation of meetings, intervention sessions, and results for dissemination to multiple stakeholders • Assist with qualitative data analysis and basic quantitative analysis with supervision • Assist in preparation of documentation necessary to maintain the study’s good standing with the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) for Vanderbilt and/or study sponsor • May provide general administrative support for the study such as ordering supplies, scheduling meetings, coordinating communications to study participants, etc. • May also supervise students and/or other research assistants • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree and two years of research experience or Master’s degree required. The candidate must possess the ability to work well in a team, multi-task, be extremely organized, efficient, detail- oriented, and be a self-starter. Excellent communication skills and the ability to function independently are also essential. Candidate must have experience working with community clinics or organizations, preferably in a research capacity. Proficient computer skills with mastery of Microsoft Office applications are preferred; i.e. Outlook, Word and Excel, etc. Experience with SPPS, Stata, and/or NViVo is strongly preferred.

Additional Information: This may be a full-time (40 hours per week) position. Hours may include some evenings and weekends, as the study requires.

Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801- 1810. In accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on Vanderbilt property.

How to apply:  Please apply online through Vanderbilt University, https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.v u_cs/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=2140492874, with the job number 1504423

 

For further information:  Please contact

erin.m.bergner@vanderbilt.edu

 

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Position:  Occupational Health Data Manager

Organization:  DuPont

Posting date: June 25, 2015

Location:  Neward, DE    USA

SUMMARY: The DuPont Company seeks a highly motivated Occupational Health Data Manager to join its Integrated Health Services (IHS) team. The successful candidate will work with IHS staff in close coordination with industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and safety departments. The position reports to the Senior Epidemiologist and is located in Newark, Delaware. Direct responsibilities include overseeing employee health and occupational history databases as well as providing technical support to site-based medical staff using the Medgate Occupational Health Software Suite. Additional tasks include performing statistical analyses to evaluate the impact of health conditions on work, identify occupational health and wellness improvement opportunities, and contribute to regulatory dossiers.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum skills required: Bachelors degree required in an Occupational Health discipline such as Epidemiology, Health Informatics, or a related field. Masters degree (or higher) is preferred. 3 or more years of general data management experience applied to medical services and occupational health research activities. Experience with server and client-based relational database and statistical software packages (e.g., SQL, MS Access, and SAS). Training in privacy and confidentiality requirements for handling protected health information (PHI). Strong interpersonal and time management skills supporting a team approach. Written and oral presentation skills for diverse audiences. The following professional experiences are advantageous: Research experience with industrial hygiene and exposure assessment data. Multidisciplinary application of epidemiology or toxicology to quantitative risk assessments.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: 

How to apply:  Apply online at: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job- details/occupational-health-data- manager/9751150605/

For further information:  Please contact

talentacquisition@pioneer.com