September 2, 2015 | Job Opportunities

  1. Position: Statistical Programmer/Data Analyst

Organization: Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine

Posting Date: September 2, 2015

Full-time Position Available: Statistical Programmer/Data Analyst

Under the supervision of Donna Shelley, MD, and Sue Kaplan, JD, in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine, the candidate will work on projects focused on clinical research, health services research, and population health interventions.

The statistical programmer/data analyst will:

1. Manage data collected by researchers in the field and conduct periodic quality assurance checks;
2. Import and clean raw datasets, merge files, recode, and create analytic datasets and codebooks for investigators;
3. Design and conduct data analyses for different purposes, including description of program/population characteristics and assessment of program effectiveness;
4. Participate in collaborations with clinical investigators from the Department of Population Health and elsewhere in/outside the institution as relevant for specific projects;
5. Conduct relevant literature reviews to inform cohort selection, variable definitions, and analytic methods.
6. Assist in writing and editing of manuscripts for publication.

Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Public Health, Economics, Statistics or related field.
• Strong statistical computing skills including SAS (and preferably Stata) programming skills.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical or population health research.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• May independently perform relevant literature reviews.
• May perform primary data entry into research databases and/or help write methods sections for manuscripts and reports.

If you are interested, please send your CV/resume and 3 professional references to Ms. Erin Ballard, erin.ballard@nyumc.org.

Open until filled.

 

2. Position: Health Advocacy Associate

Organization: The New York Immigration Coalition

Posting Date: September 2, 2015

Overview of the Organization
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that works for justice and opportunity for immigrants and refugees. The NYIC successfully brings together multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-sector constituencies to pursue a common agenda. That agenda includes: improving immigrants’ access to quality health care and education; advocating for equitable immigration policies; ensuring immigrants’ civil rights; encouraging immigrants’ civic and electoral participation; coordinating immigration services; and educating both newcomer communities and the public at large about immigration issues.

Health care access for immigrant populations has long been one of NYICs priority areas. The NYIC advocates for reform on insurance eligibility, communication barriers and flawed billing and enrollment practices. Our work is rooted in the expertise of the NYIC Health Collaborative, a nationally recognized project to improve immigrants’ access to health care and health insurance through community education, capacity building, leadership development of CBOs, and system-level advocacy.

Summary of the Position
The Health Advocacy Associate will work closely with the NYIC Health Advocacy program to execute its policy, advocacy, and community engagement/organizing work to increase health access for all immigrants in New York State. The ideal candidate will have experience with some combination of the following: community organizing and engagement, training, policy analysis, communications, advocacy, and grant writing. NYIC currently focuses on four main priorities: development and execution of Access Health NYC, a NYC Council-funded initiative to support outreach and education on health rights, coverage, and access for immigrants and other hard-to-reach populations; identifying and advocating for solutions for individuals excluded from coverage because of their immigration status; ensuring that insurance and health care providers provide language access for consumers with low-English proficiencies; and educating immigrant communities about opportunities for coverage through the New York State of Health.

Key Responsibilities
The Health Advocacy Associate will be responsible for the following:
• Support and contribute to the organization’s Health Advocacy Program and policy and advocacy work
• Coordinate meetings, prepare minutes, assist with execution of events, and engage members in Health Advocacy meetings and trainings, including meetings of the NYIC’s Health Collaborative
• Provide support and coordination for the NYIC’s campaigns to improve health access, coverage, and delivery for immigrant communities
• Assist with a range of tasks including organization of media events, mobilizing partners, developing coalitions, convening working groups, and communicating with stakeholders
• Maintain Health Collaborative listserve and keep key Health Advocacy contacts up to date in the NYIC database
• Oversee and increase Health Advocacy’s social media presence on Twitter and other platforms.
• Participate in development of advocacy and community education materials
• Coordinate scheduling for legislative visits and advocacy events, and participate in outreach to and meetings with public policymakers and elected officials
• Participate in preparation of grant proposals and with tracking and reporting on current grants
• Represent the NYIC at conferences, workshops, meetings, and committees
• Oversee scheduling and logistics for Access Health NYC Health Advocacy training activities
• Update training materials in collaboration with Director of Health Advocacy, assist with delivery of training
• Contribute to other organizational events and projects as necessary

Qualifications:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, good judgment and the ability to work collaboratively in some cases, and independently in others
• Experience organizing communities and managing advocacy campaigns
• Facility in designing, delivering and evaluating the effectiveness of training initiatives
• Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, website management, and social media skills strongly preferred
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
• Ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines
• Passion for or experience working in health policy and/or advocacy
• Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or another language is strongly preferred
• Sense of humor and ability to be flexible highly valued
• Knowledge of the ACA and publicly-financed health care programs such as Medicaid strongly preferred

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@nyic.org with the subject line: Health Advocacy Associate. No phone calls will be accepted about this position.
Applications will be accepted until September 21, 2015.

 

3. Position: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Director

Organization: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: September 2, 2015

Job Description

The Bureau of Communicable Disease within the Division of Disease Control, comprise over 80 staff and is responsible for monitoring and prevention planning for over 70 diseases including viral hepatitis, enteric, waterborne, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Within BCD, the Viral Hepatitis Program conducts surveillance and research, policy and program development and implementation in the areas of prevention, linkage to care and treatment for Hepatitis B and C, and provider and community outreach, education and training.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

• Oversee the viral hepatitis surveillance system for hepatitis B and C and ensure timely reporting, cleaning, analysis and dissemination of surveillance data.

• Perform complex data analyses to describe the epidemiology of hepatitis B and C in NYC and produce reports and scientific manuscripts.

• Produce the viral hepatitis annual report.

• Coordinate and collaborate with state and local partners, including laboratories and clinical providers for optimal reporting and data dissemination.

• Respond to data requests.

• Plan, design and supervise surveillance based epidemiologic studies, including studies involving matching of various datasets.

• Conduct and oversee investigations of healthcare associated hepatitis B and C infection and outbreaks.

• As needed, produce surveillance-related grant applications and related reports

• Supervise and train staff including research scientists, public health epidemiologists, CSTE fellows and interns.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

NOTE:
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

• Experience with public health surveillance, epidemiology, research and analysis of large datasets.

• Experience designing, monitoring and managing surveillance systems.

• Experience managing, cleaning and summarizing large and complex health datasets using SAS and other relevant statistical software, including GIS analysis.

• Experience with performing complex analyses and producing scientific and data reports.

• Supervisory and managerial experience.

• Excellent collaborative, problem-solving and communication skills.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 203549.

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

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.

 

4. Position: Development Manager/Grant Writer

Organization: Public Health Solutions

Posting Date: September 2, 2015

Organization: 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. In addition, Public Health Solutions supports government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others by providing services that enable them to enhance their effectiveness and strengthen their capacity to have an impact and efficiently manage funds.

Description: The Development Manager/Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, government and other grant making organizations, and will persuasively communicate PHS’ mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Development Manager/Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. Specifically, the Development Manager/Grant Writer will:

• Develop and write grant proposals for submission to Federal, State and City government funders, foundations and other grant making organizations; • Work closely with program staff to develop and transform ideas into grant concept papers and proposals;

• Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, presentations and other supporting materials;

• Conduct background research on a range of public health content areas to support program and new business development;

• Maintain development calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports, as well as maintain database on grant activities;

• Conduct research on potential funding sources, including regularly reviewing key private foundation and government grant sites for relevant Requests for Proposals and sharing with relevant staff to ensure timely decision making;

• Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner and to meet internal and external deadlines; and

• Manage supplemental material required for proposals, including liaising with PHS’ Fiscal, Human Resources, Contracts, and Communications departments and with external partners.

Qualifications: Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree and 3 -5 years of relevant experience, including a track record of successful grant writing. A Masters’ degree in public health, public administration or social services is preferred.

• Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a succinct form.

• Knowledge of government grants guidelines and submission processes is required.

• Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized, and have experienced using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.

• Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and work collaboratively across a range of disciplines in public health, social services and community development, and develop information into coherent grant proposals.

• Must possess a solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants preferred.

CPH Required: Preferred
For mor information:
Name: Isabele Moss
Address: 40 Worth St 5th Fl
Phone: 6466196508
Fax:
E-mail: imoss@healthsolutions.org
Web:
How to Apply: PLEASE APPLY TO THIS POSITION USING THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=26028&siteid=5334&areq=218BR To see more positions visit our website at www.healthsolutions.org.

 

5. Position: Public Health Representative II

Organization: Health Research, Inc.

Posting Date: September 2, 2015

Description: The incumbent will be responsible for working to support a multi-component program aimed at reducing falls among older adults. The project includes the coordination of evidence-based community fall prevention programs, outreach and education, and evaluation activities. The incumbent will coordinate meetings and trainings, facilitate data collection and de-identification, and provide technical assistance to a variety of community partners. Other duties as assigned.

Compensation: $47,329.00/yr.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience providing direct patient/client services in a health, human service or community-based organization, or institutional setting, OR an Associate’s degree and three years of such experience, OR HS diploma and five years of such experience. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may substitute for one year of experience.

Qualifying experience may include communicable disease, mental health, or alcohol/substance abuse counseling. School health offices are considered an institutional setting and health care providers, such as private physician’s offices are considered health care settings; AND/OR performing oversight activities in a health regulatory organization to determine compliance with appropriate laws, rules or regulations; AND/OR conducting epidemiological research including assisting in data collection, conducting patient interviews, abstracting medical records, participating in study design, and developing questionnaires and/or data analysis; AND/OR performing responsibilities as a registered nurse. Research must have involved the study of the incidence, spread, and/or control of communicable or chronic diseases. Laboratory bench research will not be considered qualifying experience. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the planning and implementation of evidence-based public health programs, including working with coalitions, coordinating meetings and trainings, and working with diverse groups of colleagues and partners. Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office software applications, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

CPH Required: No
Start Date: 10/1/2015

How to Apply: Applications are due by 9/7/15. Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method): www.healthresearch.org/jobs or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2015-3080 on envelope. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

 

6.Position: CMA Wellness Program Coordinator

 Organization: Community Healthcare Network

Posting Date: September 2, 2015

 

Responsible To: CMA Wellness Program Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Center: Multiple Sites  

POSITION SUMMARY:

 Responsible for providing program support for CHN’s agency-wide Catherine M. Abate Wellness Program, a complementary and alternative medicine initiative. Responsible for recruiting and following up with patients regarding Catherine M. Abate (CMA) Wellness Program participation. Provides administrative assistance and coordination of all internal and external activities under the CMA Wellness Program initiative. Assists the CMA Wellness Program Manager in carrying out the duties of CHN’s Wellness initiative.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Essential Functions:

  1. Provides education for patients on the CMA Wellness Program
  2. Manages program recruitment process by recruiting CHN patients for the CMA Wellness Program, scheduling patients for CMA Wellness Program visits in appropriate electronic medical records database, and maintaining contact with
  3. Assists with the coordination and facilitation of CMA Wellness Program This includes but is not limited to patient workshops, specialized staff trainings, and external Wellness activities.
  4. Maintains records of patient surveys, meeting minutes, and reports for the Wellness
  5. Assures CMA Wellness Program Policies and Procedures are
  6. Manages CHN’s CMA Wellness patient and staff blogs and social media
  7. Assists in quality improvement, performance projects, and evaluation projects.
  8. Coordinates quarterly Wellness Advisory Committee meetings with partner organizations and key stakeholders in the
  9. Attends and participates in appropriate training/informational
  10. Attends community meetings as a representative of CHN as assigned by the CMA Wellness Program Manager or Director of Nutrition and Wellness
  11. Other duties as

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE REQUIRED:

 A. or B.S. in applicable field such as public health, nutrition, exercise/sports science, or healing arts.

Certification in yoga or personal training,

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

  • Demonstrated ability in communicating with a diverse group of patients with differing health
  • Knowledge of and experience with complementary and alternative
  • Bilingual/Spanish (verbal and written)
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Publisher, and
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, organize, and maintain
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong training/facilitation
  • Willingness to travel to multiple CHN
  • Interest in and conviction of purpose and aims for all programs at
  • Respect for the rights of individuals to make their own decisions about health

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
  2. Ability to hear within normal range
  3. Ability to see within normal range
  4. Finger and hand dexterity to manipulate objects
  5. Ability to deal with agitated clients
  6. Extended periods of time at a computer
  7. Noise level is moderate
  8. Possible exposure to clients with infectious diseases

The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made, whenever possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, students should send their cover letter and resume to Laura Lyons, Wellness Program Manager, at llyons@chnnyc.org.