July 30, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1. Position: Several Positions, See Below

Organization: Nutrition Education Program, Healthy Eating Initiative, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: July 30, 2015
Program Descriptions

Stellar Farmers’ Markets provides free, bilingual nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations at 20 farmers’ markets located in low-income neighborhoods throughout NYC. The workshops help low-income New Yorkers overcome some of the challenges faced in the preparation and consumption of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Participants are provided with the skills and resources to select, store and prepare farm-fresh produce while living on a tight budget.

Farmers’ Markets for Kids provides free, bilingual nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations at four farmers’ markets located in low-income neighborhoods throughout NYC. The workshops motivate and empower children and their families to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and to cook and eat together.

Farm to Preschool connects preschool children in child care centers and their families with local farmers and their products. Farm to Preschool specifically aims to increase consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables by providing child care center families with convenient and affordable access to farm share or food box services alongside nutrition education workshops for children and for adults.

2. Position: Nutritionist

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Healthy Eating Initiative within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control is seeking Nutritionists to lead a team of two or more to prepare and deliver nutrition and cooking workshops at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers. Workshops will be implemented outside in select high-need neighborhoods with a range of audiences. This paid position is part-time and seasonal (September – November 2015.) Selected consultants will be required to attend a 2-day training and commit to working a minimum of 2 days per week, including one weekend day. Hours depend upon and coincide with market and child care center schedules.

REQUIREMENTS:
• A minimum of 15 credit hours in nutrition
• Education experience in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations
• Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills
• Willing and able to travel to all boroughs and neighborhoods throughout NYC
• Willing and able to stand for long periods of time and work outside in inclement weather conditions
• Willing and able to transport some items needed for workshops to the site on a weekly basis
• Willing and able to lift 25 pounds
• ServSafe certification or successful completion of the NYC Food Protection course (prior to September 1, 2015)
• Flexibility of schedule and commitment to a minimum of 2 days per week of work, including one weekend day.

DUTIES:
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Prepare for and implement nutrition education sessions including cooking demonstrations in accordance with program curricula at assigned high-need farmers’ markets locations and/or child care centers throughout all boroughs of NYC
• Ensure necessary materials are on site each week
• Lead and supervise a team of two or more at each market and/or child care center
• Assist with and ensure proper set-up of tent, cooking equipment and educational materials
• Maintain food safety and ensure integrity of programming
• Market and promote program at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers and other community settings to ensure minimum required level of participation is achieved
• Assist with data collection at markets and/or child care centers
• Attend weekly staff meetings on Monday mornings in NYC Health Department’s Long Island City location
• Communicate regularly with coordinators at Long Island City offices to ensure program success

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Experience conducting educational workshops, preferably nutrition workshops
• Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills
• Basic culinary knowledge and skills, especially with preparation of local produce
• Experience working in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations
• Experience working as part of a team in a leadership role
• Knowledgeable about farmers’ markets, regional food systems and community food security issues in NYC
• Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office software
• Preference will be given to applicants with Spanish language skills

3. Position: Culinary Educator

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Healthy Eating Initiative within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control is seeking Culinary Educators to report to Nutritionists and work as part of a team in the preparation and delivery of nutrition and cooking workshops. The Culinary Educator will be responsible for implementing interactive cooking demonstrations using recipes that feature local and seasonal produce. Workshops will be implemented outside at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers in select high-need neighborhoods throughout NYC with a range of audiences. This paid position is part-time and seasonal (September – November 2015.) Selected consultants will be required to attend a 2-day training and commit to working a minimum of 2 days per week, including one weekend day. Hours depend upon and coincide with market and child care center schedules.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Basic knife skills and ability to execute basic cooking techniques
• Knowledge about regional produce
• Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills
• Willing and able to travel to all boroughs and neighborhoods throughout NYC
• Willing and able to stand for long periods of time and work outside in inclement weather conditions
• Willing and able to lift 25 pounds
• ServSafe certification or successful completion of the NYC Food Protection course (prior to September 1, 2015)
• Flexibility of schedule and commitment to a minimum of 2 days per week of work, including one weekend day

DUTIES:
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Collaborate with Nutritionist to prepare for and implement interactive cooking demonstrations at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers
• Follow curriculum and ensure integrity of programming
• Conduct the set-up and break-down of tent, table and all cooking equipment and educational materials
• Maintain food safety, including cleaning and sanitation of all cooking equipment used in cooking demonstrations
• Market and promote program at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers and other community settings to ensure minimum required level of participation is achieved
• Assist with data collection at markets and/or child care centers
• Attend occasional meetings at Health Department office in Long Island City (Mondays)

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Experience implementing cooking demonstrations
• Experience working in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations
• Experience or training in nutrition or culinary arts
• Knowledge about community food security issues in New York City
• Strong preference to those with Spanish language skills and formal experience in food service

4. Position: Bilingual Educator

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Healthy Eating Initiative within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, is seeking Bilingual Educators to report to Nutritionists and work as a part of a team in the preparation and delivery of nutrition and cooking workshops. The Bilingual Educator will be responsible for ensuring accurate and fluent translation of workshops, which will be implemented outside at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers in select high-need neighborhoods throughout NYC with a range of audiences. This paid position is part-time and seasonal (September – November 2015.) Selected consultants will be required to attend a 2-day training and commit to working a minimum of 2 days per week, including one weekend day. Hours depend upon and coincide with market and child care center schedules.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Spanish and English fluency and/or Chinese and English fluency and/or Bengali and English fluency
• Bilingual written competency
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Willing and able to travel to all boroughs and neighborhoods throughout NYC
• Willing and able to stand for long periods of time and work outside in inclement weather conditions
• Willing and able to lift 25 pounds
• Flexibility of schedule and commitment to a minimum of 2 days per week of work, including one weekend day

DUTIES:
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Orally translate nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations from English to Spanish and/or Chinese and/or Bengali
• Assist with the preparation and implementation of nutrition education sessions, including written translation of presentation materials (on-site)
• Follow curriculum and ensure integrity of programming
• Conduct set-up and break-down of tent, table, cooking equipment and educational materials
• Market and promote program at farmers’ markets and/or child care centers and other community settings to ensure minimum required level of participation is achieved
• Assist with data collection at markets and/or child care centers
• Assist with food preparation for cooking demonstrations, as needed
• Attend occasional meetings at Health Department office in Long Island City (Mondays)

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Experience in translating information orally from English to Spanish and/or Chinese and/or Bengali
• Experience working in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations
• Ability to work well as part of a team
• Strong preference given to those with knowledge about and interest in nutrition and community food security issues in NYC

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and application form below to Elizabeth Solomon MS, RD, Senior Program Manager at esolomo1@health.nyc.gov by August 5th, 2015.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 5th, 2015
You can also download this application by clicking here.

 

5. Position: Research Associate

Organization: Forum for Collaborative HIV Research

Posting Date: July 30, 2015

Research Associate, Forum for Collaborative HIV Research

The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research is seeking a candidate to serve as a Research Associate in their Washington, DC office. Please see below for responsibilities and required qualifications. For more information and to apply for the position, please visit jobs.berkeley.edu. Job# 20254
About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 8/7/2015

Departmental Overview
The Forum, founded in 1997, is a public/private partnership addressing cutting edge science and policy issues through a process of stakeholder engagement and deliberation. Its impetus was a request from Vice President Al Gore to convene all stakeholder groups to discuss and discover opportunities for cross-sector dialogue and collaboration at a time when newly approved antiretrovirals — and a healthy new drug pipeline — allowed the transition of HIV-infection from a death-and-dying to a chronic disease model.
Based in Washington, DC, the HIV Forum operates under the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
For more information on the Forum, please visit: http://www.hivforum.org/

Responsibilities
· Independently implements a work-plan to set up symposia – notifying attendees of logistics, agenda, reimbursement policy, assuring that meeting planner has appropriately prepared meeting infrastructure and addressing logistical issues raised by attendees
· Assists senior staff in performing research such as identifying and distributing background materials, preparing initial drafts for review by more senior staff and incorporating recommended changes.
· Independently writes first drafts of planned publications, abstracts, or meeting summaries based on content of faculty roundtables, individual projects and scientific symposia for review and editing .
· Prepares background materials for grant applications and/or funding requests and symposia.
· Independently identifies and assists with grant applications or funding opportunities after reviewing the grant or funding documents.
· Works closely with administrative staff and senior staff to assure progress on weekly work-plan.
· Prepares weekly report on activities for review by senior staff and works closely with junior staff.
· Identifies problems and proposes solutions to problems for presentation to faculty and supervisory staff.
· Assists junior staff in identification, collection and posting of didactic materials for students per direction of staff.
· Supports senior staff in analysis of scientific data or clinical information

Required Qualifications
· Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs, including Excel and ability to manipulate spreadsheet data
· Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
· Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
· Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
· Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
· Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
· Works effectively as a team member with senior internal and external scientists, public health officials, physicians and administrative personnel.
· Coordinates and manages work assignments of junior scientific staff (interns).
· Excellent writing and oral communications skills. Communicates clearly and effectively with scientists and physicians, government officials and public health/patient advocates.
· Able to conduct background scientific research independently and prepare summaries, meeting minutes, draft scientific abstracts and paper.
· Able to post background materials on company website without supervision.
· Should have familiarity with public health issues in the areas of liver disease, viral hepatitis, HIV, CMV, and/or other disease areas.

Education/Training:
Master’s degree in public health or other life sciences preferred

Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. To apply for the position, please visit jobs.berkeley.edu Job# 20254

Other Information
This is a two-year contract position with full- UC Benefits.
The job is located in Washington D.C.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 
6. Position: Research Aide

Organization: Forum for Collaborative HIV Research

Posting Date: July 30, 2015

Department: Psychiatry
Division: Geriatrics

Position Summary
Under general supervision, assists in performance of NIMH-funded research studies of depression treatment among underserved elderly in primary care and community-based settings in Westchester County, New York City, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Position Activities

• Screens and recruits potential study subjects on-site and in the community.
• Performs on-site and in-home structured clinical assessments to assist in determination of patient diagnosis.
• Administers research battery of additional measures on depression severity, suicidal ideation, cognitive functioning, medical comorbidity, physical functioning, social support, etc.
• Develops and prepares data collection sheets according to protocol requirements.
• Reviews data for accuracy, maintains records of study data, and assists in data entry.
• Tracks patients over time for follow-up assessments.
• Attends team meetings to gather and present information.
• Assists in preparation of research documentation including IRB protocols.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requirements
Minimum Requirements
*College degree
*Transportation required for local travel

Highly Desired Requirements
*Prior research experience
*Prior experience with clinical populations

Skills and Abilities
*Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
*Familiarity with software including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
Note: This position is located in Westchester, NY. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Contact: Stephanie Chambers, stc2028@med.cornell.edu

 
7. Position: Events Specialist

Organization: Primary Care Information Project, The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: July 30, 2015

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) is devoted to improving population health in underserved neighborhoods through health information technology. The PCIP is the largest project of its kind nationwide, focusing on the efficient use of prevention oriented electronic health records (EHRs) in New York City. We strive to transform the quality of health care services in these neighborhoods by helping providers use electronic health records and other health technology to improve the quality of care.

PCIP also operates the New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) by assisting providers in New York City through practice transformation, quality improvement initiatives and other support services, such as Meaningful Use support, revenue cycle management, and data security. To find out more about this ground-breaking project visit us at www.nyc.gov/pcip or www.nycreach.org

The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) is a not-for-profit organization that collaborates with the DOHMH to implement and advance public health initiatives. PCIP is seeking an Events Specialist to join the Communications and External Relations Team.

The Events Specialist will serve a vital role to support the Primary Care Information Project’s mission to utilize health information systems and improve the quality of care of New York City patients by delivering activities geared towards NYC REACH members. The Events Specialist supports PCIP and the Communications and External Relations Team with the logistically planning and execution of educational events and webinars.

Major Responsibilities:
• Work across all PCIP teams to schedule and execute seminars, webinars, events, trainings and other educational or recognition events as needed
• Serve as the internal educational activities and communication liaison
• Work with event lead and communications specialist to refine messaging and promotion around events
• Act as lead for the development, execution, and evaluation of all educational events and webinars
• Manage and carryout all events and webinars logistical needs, including creation of marketing collateral
• Other duties as assigned

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum two years’ experience in an event planning/execution role
• Strong organizational, communication, presentation, and project planning skills
• Working knowledge of Excel, Word, and Publisher, and PowerPoint
• Availability to execute events on evenings and weekends
• Experience with Salesforce CRM software, Eventbrite website, and Cisco Web-Ex is a plus

To Apply:
FPHNY offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume, with cover letter including salary requirements, to publichealthjobs@fphny.org. Please indicate “Events Specialist_ your name” in the subject line.

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

 

8. Position: Outreach Coordinator

Organization: Primary Care Information Project, The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: July 30, 2015

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) is devoted to improving population health in underserved neighborhoods through health information technology. The PCIP is the largest project of its kind nationwide, focusing on the efficient use of prevention oriented electronic health records (EHRs) in New York City. We strive to transform the quality of health care services in these neighborhoods by helping providers use electronic health records and other health technology to improve the quality of care.

PCIP also operates the New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) by assisting providers in New York City through practice transformation, quality improvement initiatives and other support services, such as Meaningful Use support, revenue cycle management, and data security. To find out more about this ground-breaking project visit us at www.nyc.gov/pcip or www.nycreach.org.

The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY), a not-for-profit corporation serving as the fiscal agent for DOHMH to implement and advance public health initiatives, PCIP/NYC REACH is seeking an Outreach Coordinator.

The Outreach Coordinator is the primary liaison with healthcare providers in identifying and facilitating participation in programs offered by PCIP. The Outreach Coordinator will be the front-facing and initial contact with thousands of healthcare providers to utilize health information systems and improve the quality of care to patients by establishing a service-based relationship and facilitate participation in specific PCIP.

Major Responsibilities:

o Educate community providers about the PCIP/NYC REACH Electronic Health Record (EHR) program and ongoing healthcare quality improvement projects and programs
o Assist in creating and disseminating outreach materials to assist providers to join NYC REACH and participate in quality improvement projects; such as marketing materials, FAQ documents, and NYC REACH membership contracts
o Work closely with the Communications and External Relations team and NYC REACH field teams to help reach healthcare providers and community partners (health plans, hospitals, medical societies, and Independent Practice Associations) to implement outreach strategies
o Work closely with the Communications and External Relations team and field teams to:
o conduct on-site visits with practices to educate providers and their staff about PCIP projects and programs, and expedite NYC REACH membership enrollment and application execution
o plan and assist with events hosted by PCIP; develop and edit presentations; and assist with on-site logistics when needed
o assist with developing and preparing PCIP materials for dissemination at these events; assist with hosting a station/table at the events to represent PCIP; and where appropriate, deliver oral presentations representing PCIP programs and activities.
o Support provider participation in on-line EHR and quality improvement education sessions
o Collect and process NYC REACH membership enrollment paperwork through Salesforce CRM
o Review and maintain list of providers interested in joining program

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience
o One to two years full time experience in public health, outreach, sales, or marketing experience is preferred.
o Excellent communication and presentation skills; strong organizational skills
o Must have working knowledge of Excel and Word; knowledge of Meaningful Use, Power Point; experience with Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is a plus.
o Ability to disseminate information clearly and concisely with providers and colleagues and work well with all levels of management.
o Bachelor’s degree
o Experience in a medical practice setting is also a plus.
o Willing to travel within the 5 boroughs and available nights and weekends for events

To Apply:
FPHNY offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume, with cover letter including salary requirements, to publichealthjobs@fphny.org. Please indicate “Outreach Coordinator_ your name” in the subject line.

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

 

9. Position: Certified Diabetes Educator

Organization: Primary Care Information Project, The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: July 30, 2015
Position Summary:

The Diabetes Educator, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and in accordance with approved protocols, provides Diabetes Self-Management Education and training services to clients/families with diabetes (pediatric, adult, and geriatric).

Education:

Registered nurse/ Registered dietitian/ with current license and registration in New York Sate. Advanced training in diabetes required (certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CDE).

Bachelors degree REQUIRED or higher degree desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Assess patient’s status (physical, psycho-social, environmental, self-care, educational needs, and home needs). Adjust intensity of service based on needs, and appropriate utilization of resources. Assess the patient’s abilities, limitations and barriers to diabetes self-management. In collaboration with the PCP and multidisciplinary team, identify and prioritize strategies to assist patients with Diabetes Self-Management education. Using self-management-training techniques, assess, plan and implement patient and family education in an individual and/or group setting. Education includes but is not limited to self blood glucose monitoring, medications, diet, exercise, emotional adjustment and coping skills, foot care and risk reduction. Evaluate the effectiveness of educational process toward achieving self-management. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to achieve diabetes quality measures.

About Us:

The Institute for Family Health is a not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center network (FQHC) with locations in Manhattan, the Bronx and the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. The Institute’s mission is to provide high quality primary care, behavioral health services and dental care to medically underserved communities, and to train health care professionals to care for vulnerable populations. Established in 1983, the Institute is now one of the largest FQHCs in New York, with 26 locations – and we’re still growing! With our state-of-the-art electronic health record and award-winning staff, we are always innovating to help our patients and the communities we serve stay healthy. Join us – we look forward to meeting you.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and welcome diversity!

Requisition ID 1023

Any interested individuals should sent their CV and cover letter to Christina McGeough (Clinical Director of Diabetes) at cmcgeough@institute.org or Roger Ross (HR) at roross@institute.org