1. Position: Field Worker/Interviewer (Temporary and Part-time, approx. 20 hours/week)
Project: CHORDS (Costs, HIV Outcomes and Real-world Determinants of Success) Study of the New York City Ryan White Part A Care Coordination Program (CCP)
Posting Date: August 13, 2015
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The Research & Evaluation Unit of the Care and Treatment Program is recruiting Field Workers/ Interviewers for the CHORDS study. CHORDS is a local collaborative research study funded since September 2013 and carried out by the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health (Principal Investigator Denis Nash, PhD) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH, Principal Investigator Mary Irvine, DrPH). The project investigates socio-demographic, behavioral, social-environment/ interpersonal and life- history factors, as well as CCP site-level factors and receipt of key CCP components (e.g., case management, patient navigation, directly observed antiretroviral therapy, health education), as determinants of health outcomes among program clients. Both currently active clients (600) and those recently active but lost to follow-up (120) will be interviewed, for a total of 720 interviews gathered over the course of several months. Data collection entails a one-time, approximately 30-minute web-based survey designed for participant self-administration via an ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview) tool, unless otherwise requested.
Under the direction of a Survey Coordinator, Field Workers/Interviewers will conduct survey recruitment activities at a total of 10 agencies spread across four NYC boroughs, and will carry out other activities (including phone/e-mail communications and technical assistance to sites and participants) from the NYC DOHMH offices at 42-09 28th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Field Workers/Interviewers will also administer surveys to those participants who may need assistance, and will be called upon to assist with distributing gift cards (incentives) after survey completion. However, the primary tasks of the Field Workers/Interviewers relate to the recruitment processes of contacting clients, explaining the study, distributing survey login details, assisting with survey setup and technical support, and tracking recruitment steps and their outcomes using standardized project logs.
See below for details, and if interested, please contact Elena DiRosa, CHORDS Survey Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Résumés can be sent directly to that e-mail address.
Field Worker/Interviewer Responsibilities:
• Participate in and successfully complete required trainings
• Adhere to all federal, state, local and institutional confidentiality laws and protocols, based on trainings/materials to be provided, and guidance from the Survey Coordinator
• Maintain regular communications with recruitment sites
• Prepare, transport, store and maintain survey recruitment materials and supplies
• Orient and train recruitment sites on study procedures, including but not limited to:
– the initial introduction to the study (to be offered by site staff/liaisons)
– collection of “permission to contact” for the study team to follow up with clients
– distribution of study team contact information and/or survey tool access details
– tracking of recruitment efforts and outcomes at the site level, and routine sharing of tracking log data for central compilation, analysis and maintenance
• Compile tracking log data from individual recruitment sites, and help maintain the master tracking log at NYC DOHMH, for management of recruitment and incentive distribution
• Continually monitor sites’ activities related to the study, to ensure appropriate recruitment progress as well as ongoing fidelity to the study protocol and procedures
• Provide information about the study, and connect potential participants or site staff with the Survey Coordinator, where further communication or other resolution is needed
• Immediately report any deviations from the study protocol or any data security risks, to the Survey Coordinator and/or NYC DOHMH Principal Investigator
• Conduct informed consent and structured interviews with study participants when self- administration is not feasible or is not the client’s preference
• Accurately document participant information (on tracking logs, permission-to-contact forms, messages to other study team members, and surveys)
• Maintain data integrity (ensure collected data accurately represent participant information)
• Provide information about additional resources (from the study materials) as appropriate
• Assist with other aspects of the research as requested
Assist with other related duties as assigned Qualifications:
• Ability to adhere to detailed survey research protocols
• Ability to comply with strict protocols for confidentiality
• Strong and unflagging attention to detail
• Strong oral communication skills
• Sensitivity and responsiveness to agencies’ and clients’ concerns, questions and comfort levels with study procedures
• Effective organizational skills, including rigorous habits of documentation
• Keen recognition of issues that may require the attention of other study team members
• Ability to establish rapport with people from diverse racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic, age, cultural, and religious groups/perspectives
• Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is an advantage, but not necessarily required
• Experience interviewing, and specifically comfort asking/hearing about sensitive topics
• Ability to learn and use computerized interview programs
Ability to travel throughout New York City and maintain security of study supplies Special Requirements:
• Willingness to work some long or evening/weekend shifts if needed during the survey period (July to December 2015, with a strong possibility of continuing into spring 2016).
2. Position: Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion
Organization: Pratt Institute
Posting Date: August 13, 2015
Serve as coordinator of Health Education and Promotion. Develop, implement and coordinate health promotion programs and services targeting individuals, groups, communities and the campus/community environment. Participate in assessment, strategic planning, development of policy and procedures, and identification of grant opportunities and funding sources. Develop and oversee a peer mentoring program.
• Plan and implement health promotion programs and services on the following topics – suicide prevention, sexual assault and informed consent and alcohol and other drugs (in collaboration with coordinator AOD services and education)
• Develop, implement and analyze periodic student health assessments.
• Hire, train, manage, supervise and evaluate student staff, interns, and peer educators.
• Identify and apply for grant opportunities and funding sources.
• Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus.
Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required. Master’s or advanced degree in health education, health promotion, public health, college student affairs, or related discipline preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years health education/promotion experience; supervisory experience overseeing entry-level employees, interns, practicum students, and volunteers preferred. Expertise in issues related to sexual assault and bystander intervention, mental health issues, suicide prevention, smoking cessation, and alcohol and other drugs, sexual health.
Knowledge and Skills: Must have superior computer skills (experience with III’s Millennium preferred), excellent organization and communication skills, and attention to detail is required.
Please submit your cover letter, resume including salary history and requirements, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
3. PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
Position: Health Program Administrator I
Job Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Organization: Health Research Incorporated
Posting Date: August 13, 2015
Bachelor’s degree and three years of progressively responsible administrative experience involving personnel, fiscal and/or operations management in a public health, health regulatory or human service related program; Associate’s and 5 years; OR seven years of such experience. At least one year of experience must have included supervision of staff and/or program management. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of general experience.
Master’s degree. Experience with managing, developing, and implementing HIV/AIDS services and systems related to legal services, case management, nutrition health education, behavioral health education, supportive services, and medical transportation services. Experience working with diverse communities and groups. Excellent leadership, management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
The Health Program Administrator I has responsibility for the programmatic and fiscal oversight of contracts contained within one or more of the Bureau’s Initiatives: legal services for individuals and families, engagement and supportive services, medical transportation, emerging communities, behavioral health education services, and nutrition health education and food and meal services. Duties include: providing guidance and technical assistance to contracted providers; assessing provider performance; ensuring compliance with program goals and policies; preparing narrative and statistical reports; and other duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment:
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
HRI participates in the E-Verify Program
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans
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4. Position: Program Coordinator – Nutrition and Wellness Program
Organization: The Bubble Foundation
Posting Date: August 13, 2015
The Bubble Foundation seeks a Program Coordinator to play a critical role in delivering high quality wellness programming in a portfolio of school partners. As Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for programmatic support in a cluster of Bubble school partners, including relationship building within each school, execution of special education events and activities, and supervision of volunteer educators. You will also ensure proper evaluation and documentation of Bubble’s impact in each school. You will make regular site visits to schools to ensure programming meets quality standards, and will have the opportunity to teach wellness curriculum to students and adults on a weekly basis. You will own strategic and creative projects to enhance and streamline new and existing programming. You will also be a part of the overall Bubble team – this means supporting other functions and providing input on Bubble’s strategic vision and direction. You are comfortable solving problems and managing multiple projects at once. You pay attention to details while keeping in mind big picture goals. You are a strong communicator. You are flexible and creative. You are comfortable teaching children and adults in a learning environment. You are passionate about the problem Bubble seeks to solve.
This position presents a great opportunity to be a part of an organization poised for transformational impact. Working with the Bubble Team, you will have the opportunity to grow our reach in New York City schools and expand the quality of programming.
All Bubble program coordinators will be responsible for the following within his/her portfolio of schools:
• Relationship Management:
o With support Executive Direction, grow relationships with school principals within your portfolio of schools
o Manage relationships with logistics point of contact and other school staff in your portfolio of schools
o Identify opportunities to partner with organizations in an effort to better serve your portfolio of schools
Document program efforts in your portfolio of schools to demonstrate efficacy and impact of programming at the classroom and school levels
Manage, support, and build relationships with volunteers assigned your schools
Manage assigned intern(s) on Program projects
Plan and deliver wellness special events for parents, teachers, and/or students in your portfolio of schools
Teach Bubble nutrition and garden curriculum in schools, as needed; often on a weekly basis across different school sites
Additional responsibilities will be assigned to program coordinators based on organization needs and each individual’s strengths and interests, to include:
• Program Wide Oversight:
o Oversee programmatic elements that benefit program delivery in all school partners. This may include:
Volunteer recruitment and coordination
School data management
Special Program Projects
Assist with special projects that enhance the quality of Bubble’s impact in New York City schools. This may include:
Development of new curriculum and programming
Enhancement of existing curriculum and programming
Research on education and wellness landscape
All Bubble team members will be expected to contribute to growth of the overall organization.
• Non-Program Support
o Assist with non-program functions as needed. This may include:
Marketing and social media efforts
Support of special fundraising events
Contribute to efforts to build a strong and supportive team environment
Contribute ideas and insights to inform Bubble’s strategy and vision across all aspects of the organization
• Bachelor’s degree
• Education experience in a classroom setting
• Familiarity with the New York City school system is helpful but not required
• Experience in food policy, nutrition, cooking, fitness and/or agriculture is helpful but not required
• Work demands: Ability to travel to partner schools across New York City on a monthly and often weekly basis
Skills & Characteristics:
• Able to manage multiple projects at once while maintaining flexibility and staying focused on critical outcomes
• Able to communicate in a clear and compelling way, verbally and nonverbally
• Comfortable making decisions on own that are grounded in thoughtful reflection of likely outcomes
• Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
• Likes to create new things and see them through finish
• Sense of responsibility to do what it takes and overcome obstacles
• Comfortable working with children and adults in an urban school environment
• Desire to be a part of team and contribute to a strong team culture
• Willing to pitch in as needed
• Passionate about wellness and committed to maximizing our impact across communities
Please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Include “Program Coordinator Application” in your subject line. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.
5. Position: Clinical Quality Improvement Program Manager – NYC
Organization: Community Health Care Association of New York State
Posting Date: August 13, 2015
The mission of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) is to ensure that all New Yorkers, including those who are medically underserved, have continuous access to high quality community-based health care services including a primary care home. To do this, CHCANYS serves as the voice of community health centers as leading providers of primary health care in New York State. CHCANYS is a dynamic, team-oriented, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of and provides technical assistance to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) throughout New York State.
CHCANYS is New York State’s Primary Care Association, comprised of all of the FQHCs in New York State. New York State’s network of FQHCs ranks second in the number of patients served nationwide. FQHCs serve 1.6 million New Yorkers annually and are central to both federal and state health care reform strategies. In the past eight years, CHCANYS has experienced significant growth and now includes nationally recognized programs in health policy, quality improvement, health information technology, health system planning, and training and technical assistance.
CHCANYS is seeking a Clinical Quality Improvement Program Manager to join their Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) Team which serves New York State’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) as a resource hub of primary care transformation and quality improvement (QI) training and technical assistance. The CQI Program cultivates and supports FQHC adoption of innovative clinical, dental, and behavioral health best practices, with the goal of data driven transformation of care at the patient, provider, organizational and community levels.
The Clinical Quality Improvement Program Manager will help facilitate the integrated success of the CQI program by assuming a leadership role: in supervision of CQI Project Managers; ensuring data quality within CPCI; and participating in CQI strategy and development. The Program Manager will continue to assume a Project Lead role on assigned statewide QI projects. This position will be based out of CHCANYS’ New York City office, with travel throughout New York State as required.
Assume program management functions for overarching cross-team components of the CQI program:
• Assume lead role in staff training and integration, including :
o Orientation and onboarding of new CQI Project Managers.
o Assessing ongoing learning needs of CQI staff and implementation of Project Manager ongoing education
o Cross team sharing of best practices, lessons learned, tools, etc.
• Perform management reporting responsibilities for CQI program, including:
o Assume lead role in the maintenance and adherence to the CQI team master/project key milestones calendar/plan.
o Provide status reports on quality improvement projects and work activities to CQI management, to help address potential risks.
Manage CQI Project Managers performance in the following areas:
• Development and refinement of detailed project outlines/plans;
• Provide guidance and assistance to CQI Project Managers in project requirements/deliverables, including the planning, coordination, facilitation and evaluation of QI project activities.
• Provide assistance in the preparation of grant requirement status reports.
Assume a lead role on the integration and use of CPCI to expand reach of CQI services and trainings, by serving as staff liaison between health centers and HIT department to troubleshoot and resolve common, recurring CPCI related data quality concerns identified within QI projects.
Assume the lead project manager role for assigned statewide Quality Improvement projects, including all aspects of the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of activities relevant to the project(s), such as:
• Recruitment of participant health centers and community partners.
• Preparation of training and educational materials.
• Serve as the primary contact and relationship/administrative project manager for participating health centers and external collaborative partners.
• Facilitation of on-site and remote coaching sessions, trainings, webinars, collaborative calls, etc. to support QI project
o Conduct health center assessments to identify areas of strength and areas in need of development around data quality, clinical performance measures and outcomes, work flows and organizational QI capacity.
o Work intensively with participant health centers to foster an organizational systems approach to QI; develop QI and health information technology capacity to promote data quality and engage in data driven change; promote practice transformation through implementation of best practices and practice guidelines, team-based care, care management and care coordination, patient self-management support, etc.
• Aggregate and analyze project level qualitative and quantitative data for reporting purposes to participating health centers, funders and CHCANYS staff. Participation in evaluation of project impact and refinement.
• Assume grant contract management responsibilities, in collaboration with the finance and development departments, for a selected subset of the assigned statewide Quality improvement projects
• Participate with CQI leadership in:
o Prospect research and proposal development to expand CHCANYS’ CQI program
o Development strategy for the CQI program.
• Provide general support and technical assistance to health centers around clinical practice transformation, including such programs as NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Meaningful Use (MU), NYS’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, NYS’s Prevention Agenda, and FQHC Accreditation support (clinical, quality assurance and quality improvement requirements).
• Apply knowledge and expertise and develop professional relationships relevant to clinical, policy, public health and clinical practice transformation:
o Identify new partner opportunities to support delivery of services within CHCANYS and health centers.
o Serve as a CHCANYS representative externally (meetings, advisory committees, partner collaborations, etc.) and internally (CHCANYS clinical committee and sub-committees).
o Contribute to the development of expert knowledge on quality improvement frameworks (i.e., Care Models, Model for Improvement/ Breakthrough, Lean Six Sigma, etc.), strategies on leading change and priority, and emerging clinical and public health topics relevant to FQHC’s and clinical practice transformation (PCMH, DSRIP, MU).
o Support the planning, coordination, and execution of activities and meetings related to CHCANYS’ clinical, educational, public health and other related events (such as CHCANYS’ Annual Conference).
• Conduct other duties as assigned to fulfill CHCANYS’s mission.
• Master’s degree (MPH, MPA, MSN, MSW, MA, etc.) in health sciences or related field.
• At least three years direct experience in clinical Quality/Performance Improvement and project management, including program implementation, management and evaluation.
• Staff supervisory and management experience preferred; staff coaching, training, and/or project guidance and oversight experience required.
• Knowledge of and interest in community health and primary care practice environments. Experience in or with a FQHC a plus.
• Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills:
o Strong communication, presentation and training/meeting facilitation skills
o Excellent writing, research, analytical skills
o Ability to motivate and drive change
o Ability to support health centers and manage partner relationships remotely
• Ability to generate, analyze and report data to drive improvement.
• Solid problem identification, analysis and resolution skills.
• High degree of professional maturity, commitment to excellence, independence, flexibility, initiative and time management skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse and varied individuals, teams and populations both internally and externally.
• Demonstrated awareness and value of cultural competence.
• Must be able to travel approximately 25% of the time throughout NYS and within the 5 boroughs of NYC; valid driver’s license required.
• Electronic health record (EHR) experience preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
CHCANYS offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law. CHCANYS complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances prohibiting employment discrimination.