July 15, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1. Position: Research Coordinator
Organization: The City College of New York
Posting Date: July 15, 2015

General Description
This is a full-time Research Coordinator position for the Partnership Community Outreach, Research, and Education (PCORE) core, which is the community outreach component of the City College of New York-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Partnership (“the Partnership”). The primary goal of the Partnership is to reduce cancer health disparities through research, training and community-engaged activity, broadly defined. The PCORE Research Coordinator is responsible for handling all of the Core’s research and data management needs, which include data collection, entry, and analysis, developing regular evaluation reports for all PCORE activities, and assistance with manuscript preparation. In addition, the position requires working with other PCORE/Partnership staff to coordinate and facilitate our varied community-based activities, with responsibilities ranging from participant recruitment to small-scale community event planning.

Other Duties

The Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the PCORE Primary Investigators in developing quantitative and qualitative needs assessment tools (focus groups, surveys), coordinating data collection from community-based organizations and health care facilities, and entering the data into the project databases. Data checking and cleaning is also a responsibility. The Coordinator will also assist with administrative tasks such as preparing agendas for community and research meetings and handling study-related telephone inquiries and correspondences. Providing community outreach and assisting with associated efforts would be another duty in this role.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum qualification, with a preference towards degrees in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, medical anthropology), public health, biological sciences, or other related fields. An interest in and/or commitment to community-engaged science and/or the reduction of health disparities is also a plus. The position requires the ability to complete tasks of moderate to standard difficulty under limited supervision and/or to assist more senior staff in working on more difficult assignments. The position also requires flexibility in work hours, locations and settings given the need to periodically work in community settings throughout New York City.

Communication Skills: The candidate must be bilingual in both English and Spanish; with language fluency assessed during the interview process. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must given the need to share, explain, and/or interpret information on a regular basis while interacting with employees, management and clinical staff, patients and research subjects.

Data and Information Management Skills: The candidate must possess strong data skills (e.g., data entry, management, and quality assurance) and preferably experience with data analysis, particularly with software like SPSS, Access, REDCap, or SAS. The candidate must have strong organizational skills and the ability to function independently.
Time Management Skills: Excellent time management skills and the ability to set priorities among several tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Administrative Skills: The ability to organize and maintain all research information for assigned projects and to ensure adherence to established policies and procedures within CCNY, MSKCC and from external regulatory/sponsoring agencies.
Computer Skills: The ability to use a computer and software such as the Microsoft Office Suite, database management, spreadsheet, word processing and graphics applications. A strong familiarity with Internet searches and facility with research databases (e.g., PubMed) is preferred.

To Apply: https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=CC-1505-000539

2. Position: Research Associate
Organization: The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging
Posting Date: July 15, 2015

Through research, policy and professional development the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging is refining services for older adults in ways that lead to tangible gains in health, safety and quality of life. From the Center’s location in East Harlem, Brookdale staff are engaged in evaluating cutting-edge practices and spreading those that strengthen the systems, organizations and individuals that serve older adults. Brookdale is also a place where human services professionals, lawyers and other advocates come to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills.

The Brookdale Center seeks a full-time Research Associate to provide solid leadership in community liaison work, project management, and research development. The Research Associate will report to and work closely with the Research Director.

Responsibilities:
• Acts as a liaison between the Brookdale Center and community organizations, academic investigators, including Hunter and CUNY-wide, and local agency collaborators.
• Maintains project records; conducts analyses and summarizes project findings.
• Assists with data entry; analyzes training and certificate program courses and prepares reports, as needed.
• Collaborates in the planning, development, and implementation of research, evaluation and field studies.
• Provides technical support for all study interventions and protocols.
• Assists with IRB applications.
• Trains and supervises research assistants and interns.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Experience in working with community organizations.
• Must have a Bachelor’s or Master degree in gerontology, public health, social work, health policy, or a related field.
• Strong preference for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish (oral and written fluency)
• Excellent organizational and communication skills – both oral and written required.
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Fluent in SPSS, STATA, SAS or other quantitative software preferred.

Benefits:
• Comprehensive health insurance and retirement plans, paid vacation, and sick leave.

Salary:
• $38K+ depending on qualifications

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Randy Lin at rli0014@hunter.cuny.edu

POSTING END DATE: UNTIL FILLED

Hunter College, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.

 

3. Position: Research Coordinator
Organization: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Posting Date: July 15, 2015

THE POSITION
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center are conducting an NIH-funded study to examine whether providing opioid addiction treatment as part of a group is superior to one-on-one visits with a physician. The project will take place at a community health center in the Bronx. The Study Coordinator will participate in activities including: conducting 5-10 semi-structured interviews with buprenorphine treatment providers, development of group visit protocols, and conducting a randomized study with 80 buprenorphine patients assessing abstinence rates following the 16 week group-based intervention. Research visits will include computerized interviews, urine collection, observation of group visits, extraction of electronic medical records, and conducting in-person interviews with treatment providers and study subjects.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Manage and analyze data; perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed.
* Collect urine specimens; supervise participant computer-assisted self-interviews; observe group visits and collect self-assessment materials; extract and examine medical records.
* Meet weekly with research team to discuss study progress.
* Partner with IT and data management resources in the development and editing of databases.
* Draft reports, coordinate preparation of conference abstract and presentations related to the project.
* Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience and Educational Background:
* Bachelor’s in Public Health or related field. Master’s Degree preferred
* At least two years’ experience conducting research; experience working with similar population preferred
* Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
* Clinical trials certification by SOCRA preferred

Skills and Competencies:
* As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol
* Familiarity with Microsoft Word, ACCESS, Excel, and SPSS, SAS, or other statistical software and ability to perform data analysis
* Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required
* Must be detail oriented
* Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail are essential.
* Can be relied upon to ensure that activities within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget
* Outline project goals and timelines and reviews progress at defined intervals

Please contact Aaron Fox [adfox@montefiore.org] with any inquiries

 

4. Position: Project Manager
Organization: The Public Health Institute
Posting Date: July 15, 2015

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

PHI is seeking a full time Project Manager for the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS. This position is located in Brooklyn, NY.

GYCAs Project Manager oversees all organizational activities, including fundraising, partnership development and management, program planning and management, political advocacy, policy review and input, strategic planning, staff management, budget oversight and financial management, program communications, and administrative operations. The Project Manager is responsible for the work results of GYCA, and serves as the on-site manager of the program, reporting directly to the Program Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Lead policy change, advocacy, and communications efforts for GYCA and within GYCAs projects (draft policy analyses, formulate position papers, advocate with UN missions and other actors on behalf of the network, etc.)
• Lead GYCA’s contribution to ongoing projects (e.g., developing annual workplans and budgets; reporting on successes against grant benchmarks, etc.)
• Oversee GYCAs evolving strategic direction, refine vision and mission, and ensure long-term sustainability and success of the program
• Spearhead fundraising efforts
• Direct GYCAs online presence (Facebook, Twitter, GYCA listserv, external listservs, etc.)
• Represent GYCA on a number of coalitions, working groups, and task forces (i.e. Youth Health and Rights Coalition, UN Major Group in Children and Youth, Post-2015 Civil Society Working Group); represent and advocate for the interests of young people living with and affected by HIV
• Oversee GYCAs E-course program
• Manage 1-2 staff members and a cohort of 10-16 young leaders in the HIV movement

Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree in related field
• Masters degree in Non Profit Management, Global Health, Public Administration, Policy, or a related field highly preferred
• Thorough knowledge of the global health sector, including international agreements, policies, and processes, particularly the Post-2015 Process (ICPD+20 and Post-MDGs), with a focus on HIV/AIDS and the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of young people
• 5 years of related experience (or 4 years of experience plus Masters degree)
• Understanding of the human rights-based framework for development
• Familiarity with best practices of membership-based organizations and the willingness to ensure that GYCA remains member-driven
• Experience managing volunteers and interns
• Experience working within or parallel to the UN system
• Grant writing experience
• Deep knowledge of non-profit management best practices
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language
• Ability to develop and manage operational budgets
• Strong analytical skills and capacity to identify critical issues and make important programmatic decisions
• Ability to analyze policy documents, international agreements, and other relevant documents and respond on behalf of GYCA
• Ability to research, contribute to, and independently draft documents such as policy briefs, position papers, sign-on letters, correspondence with UN missions, etc.
• Capacity to develop or revise policies and procedures within GYCA (not for PHI as a whole) for self and others
• Ability to communicate with people from many different countries and with many different viewpoints and experiences
• Strong ability to communicate diplomatically with partners, funders, and other parties in the global health sector; includes the ability to maintain a long-term view of GYCAs position in the sector
• Ability to think creatively to complete all organizational activities
• Ability to represent GYCA in the global HIV/AIDS and global health sectors
Compensation:
This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost. For more information about PHIs benefits, visit our benefits page here.

How to apply:

http://www.phi.org/about-phi/employment/position-description/employment_current_positions_detail.php?id=2675

5. Position: Health Information Data Specialist
Organization: Vighter Medical Group
Posting Date: July 15, 2015

Job summary: The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) is within the organizational structure of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, General Schedule federal staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services. IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for resident health care. It is the responsibility of the Health Information Data Specialist to adhere to policies and procedures as stated in the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) Policies and Procedures Manual and IHSC National Guidance.

***Position is dependent upon contract award***

Principle Accountabilities:

• The employee will be responsible to provide the following Health Information Data Specialist duties which include, but are not limited to, the items listed below.
• The employee shall be capable of performing any and all procedures needed with minimal technical support.
• Teach, instruct, and provide guidance to providers and staff regarding ICD- 9/ICD-10 and CPT coding, usage, and documentation requirements.
• Assist and guide IHSC in steps required to prepare staff for changes related to ICD-10 coding and documentation requirements.
• Provides assistance in assessing, planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating systems processes and applications related to patient care
• Assist staff to fully utilize the electronic health record information systems and processes
• Assist management in planning, collecting, aggregating, analyzing and disseminating patient information and aggregate clinical data
• Monitor the electronic health record system for IHSC clinical sites, to include tracking compliance with scheduled appointments and other activities; provide reports as required and requested
• Accurately and routinely reviews data quality in electronic health record and other documents according to IHSC policy and procedures
• Perform electronic medical record quality checks for demographics and other specified data
• Will train and educate staff in informal and formal settings including development of training goals, objectives, and lesson plans on proper use of and troubleshooting issues related to electronic health record, current ICD and CPT coding
• Input data entry into various data collection systems for statistical analysis
• Performs monitoring and documentation in accordance with contract requirements
• Possess a working knowledge of facility medical protocols, policies, procedures, regulatory
• Effectively recognize and verify accuracy of data in the electronic health record
• Demonstrate efficiency with electronic health records process flow
• Performs other duties as assigned

Reports to: Government Staff Employees

Education and Experience

• Minimum requirement: AAS/AS in Health Information Science, Health Information Technology, Health or Nursing Informatics, Health Information Management and/or Nursing from an accredited program.
• Preferred: Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum requirement: Three years’ experience working in a healthcare setting with electronic medical record processes
• Minimum requirement: Four years active experience (within the past five years) in an ambulatory care or hospital setting accurately assigning ICD-9-CM (International Classification for Diseases-Clinical Modification) codes and CPT Version 11/19/14 Terminology) codes based on provider documentation; ü Preferred: Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) Preferred: Registered Health Information Administrator, or Registered Health Information Technologist As certified by the American Health Information Management Association. (AHIMA)
• Experience in clinical processes
• Experience in collecting data, determining accuracy and appropriateness of data based on policy and processes
• Experience educating clinical staff in ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT coding
• Experience creating and retrieving reports from electronic health records system

Knowledge & Skills:

• Knowledge of the basic principles of standard medical record procedures, methods, and requirements to perform a full range of routine medical records management
• Ability to identify a range of health information management/medical records issues and inconsistencies and refer to the appropriate staff and management
• Ability to identify appropriate, proper, timely, complete clinical documentation as well as identification and proper notification of instances of poor or incomplete documentation to support legal health record content and as required by coding regulations
• Ability to teach staff including development of lesson outline, goals, and objectives
• Knowledge of computer systems documentation
• Knowledge of regulations on the privacy and confidentiality of medical records according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Ability to identify a range of health information management/medical records issues and inconsistencies and refer to the appropriate staff and management
• Ability to identify appropriate, proper, timely, complete clinical documentation as well as identification and proper notification of instances of poor or incomplete documentation to support legal health record content and as required by coding regulations
• Understand, speak, read, and write English fluently
• Must be able to type on a computer key board at minimum of 40 words per minute
• Fluency in medical terminology
• Ability to work in an environment where flexibility is required and changing priorities are common
• Ability to complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Physical Requirements:

• Physically capable of performing assigned duties, including lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs.
• Sitting for prolonged periods of time.
• Communicate effectively in all forms of oral and written communication.
• Extensive computer use.
• Professional telephone etiquette

Vighter Medical Group is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please send resumes to recruiting@vighter.com or Apply online: http://www.vighter.com/2015/07/health-information-data-specialist-7/

 

6. Position: Program Coordinator – Maternal Child Health
Organization: Public Health Solutions
Posting Date: July 15, 2015

Program Overview

Public Health Solutions is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. We conduct comprehensive research providing insight on public health issues, create and manage community health programs, and provide services to organizations to address public health challenges. Programs of Public Health Solutions address critical public health needs such as maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. For government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others, Public Health Solutions provides services to enable them to enhance their effectiveness and strengthen their capacity to have an impact and efficiently manage funds. Our roots are in scientific research. We were founded in 1957 under the name Medical and Health Research Association of New York City to enable the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other organizations to conduct health research to inform their work. Over the years, we saw an opportunity and a need to build upon this foundation of rigorous scientific research to link research and practice in dynamic ways to improve the health of communities. Today, as Public Health Solutions, we use research wherever we can to help illuminate critical public health issues and to design, implement and assess effective methods for preventing disease and improving health in New York City and beyond.

Job Description

Public Health Solutions (PHS) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to support the Maternal Child Health programs as well as development functions within the Public Health Programs at PHS.

PHS is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. We conduct comprehensive research providing insight on public health issues, create and manage community health programs, and provide services to organizations to address public health challenges. Programs of Public Health Solutions address critical public health needs such as maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. For government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others, Public Health Solutions provides services to enable them to enhance their effectiveness and strengthen their capacity to have an impact and efficiently manage funds. Our roots are in scientific research.

We were founded in 1957 under the name Medical and Health Research Association of New York City to enable the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other organizations to conduct health research to inform their work. Over the years, we saw an opportunity and a need to build upon this foundation of rigorous scientific research to link research and practice in dynamic ways to improve the health of communities. Today, as Public Health Solutions, we use research wherever we can to help illuminate critical public health issues and to design, implement and assess effective methods for preventing disease and improving health in New York City and beyond.

The Program Coordinator, under the supervision of the Senior Director of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and the Deputy Director for Development and Special Projects, will provide project management assistance to five maternal child health programs as well as support the continued success of the division’s development efforts by monitoring and researching federal, state, local and private foundation funding opportunities and providing grant writing support.

Responsibilities:

• Provide staff support and project management assistance to Sr. Director for Maternal and Child Health for five maternal child health programs.
• Assist Sr. Director with day to day management functions and operations, including development of materials, data collection, reporting, development of policies and procedures, as well as act as liaison with PHS fiscal, contracts, IT, human resources, and communications departments on related issues.
• Conduct regular funding research and review of available grant opportunities (track emails, newsletters, announcements from grants.gov, Non-profit Coordinating Committee, and government agencies, and other distribution sources). Review for eligibility and alignment with Division priorities.
• Provide support to Deputy Director of Development and Program staff in writing proposals, developing proposes budgets, and organizing relevant supporting materials and documents(eventually we anticipate that the incumbent will have the skills/ability to be the project lead on some proposals). Submit proposals via online submission portals and in hard copy, based on funder specifications.
• Maintain grants tracking database and maintain up-to-date development files including support materials, past proposals and budgets and pro forma content. Provide support Division staff in accessing these files and modifying for current proposals.
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required (e.g., Nonprofit Management, Public Health, Journalism, English).
• Understanding of the health care system and public funding, data management and tracking systems, social media, and budgets.
• Some knowledge of key public health issues, health disparities, direct service programs that PHS oversees (e.g., WIC, Nurse Home Visiting, health insurance navigation, and reproductive health services and family planning) and other proven community-based public health models and interventions; and
• Strong writing and editing skills; clear ability to distill complex concepts into compelling written proposals, concept papers, and other documents as requested by funders and other stakeholders
• Strong skills using Microsoft Excel and Access
• Willingness and ability to travel throughout New York City and to Public Health Solutions services sites in Brooklyn and Queens on a regular basis
• The candidate should be a self-starter, be flexible and have a willingness to learn multiple content area with the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
To apply for this position, visit our website at www.healthsolutions.org. We accept online applications only. http://www.healthsolutions.org/?event=page.Job_Listings

7. Position: Program Manager
Organization: Center for Health Equity
Posting Date: July 15, 2015

Job Description
The newly created Center for Health Equity will align efforts in advancing health equity across the City and ensure that we deploy resources to reduce health and mental hygiene disparities across all neighborhoods in NYC. The Center will work in collaboration with community-based partners, building on work the District Public Health Offices and others have pursued over the years. The Center will focus on these key areas: leveraging community assets to better integrate primary care and public health to serve the health needs of communities; building inter-agency collaboration to implement multi-sectorial approach to addressing the root causes of health disparities; and increasing organizational capacity that strengthens the agency’s lens of addressing health equity.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
–Work closely with the Director of Faith Based Initiatives in establishing and maintaining Borough- specific and Citywide Interfaith l Advisory groups to help create a voice to address health equity in the faith community.
–Routinely update OFBI faith based partner information using a database management tool and prepare periodic reports.
–Coordinate faith-based summits, conferences, meetings and work groups and follow-up on outcomes.
–Coordinate existing and new initiatives.
–Represent the Director of OFBI at meetings and city wide events.
–Track partners and process indicators using a database management tool and prepare reports.
–Assist in the development and collection of intra-agency faith based program health indicators to track performance.
–Research funding sources and assist in preparing funding applications.
–Perform related tasks, as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five years of full-time professional satisfactory experience acquired within the last fifteen years, in a health services setting such as a laboratory, hospital, or other patient care facility, or in a public health, environmental health, or mental hygiene program, at least 18 months of which must have been in a managerial capacity, consisting of managerial experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform difficult and responsible managerial work, requiring independent decision-making concerning program management, planning, allocation of resources, and the scheduling and assignment of work
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that each 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college in hospital administration, public health, public administration, business administration, management or administration can be substituted for one year of non-managerial experience up to a maximum of 60 semester credits for two years. However, all candidates must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and 18 months of managerial experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills
MPH or MPA highly desirable Excellent communication and presentation skills ; ability to communicate effectively in public settings at a neighborhood and community level; knowledge of faith-based institutions; experience with community engagement ; familiarity with the creation and implementation of health campaigns and providing program oversight.

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 186900.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location
42-09 28th Street , Queens, NY, 11101

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.