December 17, 2015 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Data Analyst

Organization: NIDA-funded project on smoking and mental health in the US
Posting Date: December 15, 2015
Location: Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York.

SUMMARY: One full-time position and one part-time position is available, NIH grant-funded position. Start date is January 2016.
The Data Analyst would be primarily responsible for management, manipulation and analysis of large, national datasets.
The ideal candidate is a committed and highly-motivated analyst with the proven ability to work independently and effectively in a professional environment. We are looking for someone with strong analytic skills, as well as writing skills to work with her team. The analyst will be expected to work with the research team to design and implement analysis plans, as well as meeting with the senior biostatistician to plan analyses. Conducting analyses related to manuscript development will be the primary activity – the data analyst will be expected to lead analyses and opportunities to collaborate as a co-author.

This project requires strong epidemiological and SAS STATA programming experience, and/or analysis of data from weighted and clustered surveys is preferred. Ideal candidates would be self-motivated and detail-oriented.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Developing, creating and maintaining datasets that include large, public datasets and multi-decade longitudinal studies
• Importing, exporting, and manipulating data files, including recoding
• Constructing, merging and managing analytic databases
• Statistical analysis of large, complex survey data requiring the use of SUDAAN or STATA.
• Preparing written reports and presenting at meetings
• Other analytical and data related duties, as needed
• Opportunities exist for independent research

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Prefer a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Public Health, or a closely allied field.
• Strong interest in epidemiology of cigarette smoking, nicotine dependence, addition and psychiatric epidemiology, and substance use epidemiology.
• At least one year experience in analysis of complex survey data.
• At least two years of experience using SAS or STATA statistical software.
• Good interpersonal and writing skills
• Strong familiarity with Excel

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, writing sample or representative publication, and the names of three references, including relationship and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) via email to Dr. Goodwin at rdg66@columbia.edu.

 

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Position: Project Manager

Organization: NIDA-funded R01
Project Title/Research Focus: The Role of Depression and Anxiety in the Tobacco Epidemic
Posting date: December 14, 2015
Location: Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York.

SUMMARY: Duration of appointment 1/1/2016-12/31/2016 possible longer; position is subject to grant funding

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The project manager will be expected to manage administrative issues (expenses, IRB, and others as needed), conduct literature reviews, engage in manuscript writing, formatting and submission of papers for publication and conducting statistical analyses (supervised by senior data analyst). Excellent opportunity for someone who is wishing to pursue/apply to graduate school in public health and/or psychology or medical school. Many opportunities to collaborate as a co-author and lead papers of the individual’s interest as first author are potentially available.
Very strong organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills and self-directed, productive, goal-oriented work style are desired.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA required; MA/MPH desired

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS An ideal candidate is a committed and highly motivated individual who wishes ultimately to pursue graduate school and an academic research career. Individual should have demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively in a professional environment. We are looking for someone with strong organizational, writing and analytic skills to work with the data analyst and team. Highly motivated and experienced individuals in these areas without advanced stat analysis skills are still encouraged to inquire.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume, cover letter, writing sample or representative publication, and the names of three references, including relationship and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) via email to Dr. Goodwin at rdg66@columbia.edu.

 

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Position: Hazardous Material Specialist-29819

Organization: Weill Cornell Medical College- Environmental Health and Safety
Posting date: December 15, 2015
Location: New York, USA

SUMMARY: The Hazard Materials Specialist coordinates the Weill Cornell Medical College hazardous material and waste programs and serves as the technical lead for related EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations. Works closely with EHS staff and WCMC community to implement programs and services. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the program and vendor-related services. Assesses current programs to identify new performance goals, strategies, and metrics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates EHS hazardous material operations including hazardous chemical, biological, and radioactive waste management programs with emphasis on prompt service and customer satisfaction. Maintains required regulatory documentation, EHS staff training and regulatory reports. Prepares College for environmental and hazardous material regulatory inspections.
Maintains the College’s hazardous materials programs. Develops training and guidance including EHS staff train-the-trainer programs on proper implementation of hazardous material programs. Proactively assesses existing College operations to identify new performance goals, strategies, metrics, and training programs.

Coordinates the hazardous material and waste vendor services. Works closely with vendors to ensure high degree of customer service at a competitive value. Negotiates related contracts and manages budgets for vendor services. Schedules and supervises contractor work activities.
Leads the hazardous material spill response team and coordinates response of EHS staff, other campus units and emergency spill response vendors. Supports emergency team preparedness by conducting drills and maintaining spill response equipment.
Works closely with Facilities department to implement environmental protection programs including NYCDEP air permitting, PBS/SPCC and Freon/refrigerant management. Provides training and conducts routine audits of program.

Participates as a member of the EHS team, providing all other departmental staff members with cooperation and support to further departmental mission; provides mutual support through open communication and professionalism, supporting strategies that foster team work and interdependence; assists EHS staff as needed in related and/or overlapping duties; provides service to other EHS programs; and works with other EHS staff to develop other programs, as required. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Physical Demands: Must be capable of utilizing respiratory protection equipment, including negative-pressure respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Must be capable of demonstrating WCMC-supplied safety equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and moving 55-gallon drums.

Work Conditions: Must be reachable and accessible for emergencies during work and off-hours via phone and email.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, environmental management, or related field required. At least three years of experience with increasing responsibilities in hazardous materials management, hazardous waste management, emergency response or other related experience required.
Highly Desired Requirements: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification preferred.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Highly service oriented with good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to impart health and safety information to workers of differing backgrounds. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with people in the widest variety of job classifications.
Ability to develop and present safety trainings for groups of over 100 faculty, staff, and students.
Must be organized, capable of working independently and as a team member in a service environment and handling multiple assignments.
Must be competent in the use of computers including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and email/internet programs.
Ability to act decisively when responding to emergency situations.
Ability to solve problems using analytical and systematic methodologies.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell’s triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

Weill Cornell Medical College’s educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow’s leaders in the field of medicine. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply online http://weill.cornell.edu/careers/ by searching posting number 29819
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Irina Howell, Finance and Operations Administrator at irm7001@med.cornell.edu

 

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Position: PROJECT – Alcohol Epidemiologist (DOH3045)

Organization: WA State Department of Health
Posting date: December 11, 2015
Location: Tumwater, WA USA

SUMMARY:– Under the supervision of the State Epidemiologist for Non-Infectious Conditions Epidemiology and assisted by the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Unit Supervisor, this position will assist with public health surveillance of excessive alcohol use and alcohol-related conditions, communicate findings of data analysis, and provide scientific and epidemiologic support to state and local organizations to prevent health consequences of excessive alcohol use. Activities may include working with programs throughout the Dept. of Health including those with a focus on maternal and child health (preventing alcohol use during pregnancy), injury (preventing binge drinking and heavy alcohol use which is associated with child maltreatment, motor-vehicle traffic crashes, and other acute causes of death), and chronic disease (preventing excessive alcohol use which is associated with death from heart disease, stroke and other chronic conditions).

The position will maintain datasets and design epidemiologic studies for assessment and evaluation purposes with a focus on prevention of excessive alcohol use. The position will use readily available data at DOH including Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Health Youth Survey (HYS), vital statistics, hospitalization, and other datasets to document and report the magnitude of excessive alcohol use statewide, within local health jurisdictions, and among priority populations. The position will also educate internal and external partners on the public health impact of Community Guide recommended strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use. The position will also have the opportunity to partner with internal public health partners and other government agencies to develop programs and evaluate strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use. This work is funded through a cooperative agreement with CDC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Designs and implements evaluations of agency programmatic activities and cross program quality improvement initiatives, to determine their impact and contribution toward achieving long term outcomes for reducing excessive alcohol use.
· Presents findings using graphic, oral, statistical, written, web-based, or a combination of reporting methods to disseminate results of noteworthy epidemiological studies for managers and staff, stakeholders, legislators, or the general public.
· Advises programs how to use data and scientific information for planning and decision making.
· Participates in development of questions and proposals for the Washington BRFSS, and HYS.
· Analyzes and interprets data with a focus on health inequity. Analyzes and interprets data on excessive alcohol use.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A Master’s degree or higher in Epidemiology, Public Health or a Health Science field which includes 12 graduate units in epidemiology and 12 graduate units in statistics; AND two (2) or more years (full time equivalency) professional level work experience in epidemiology/research and analysis.
• Knowledge of the following:
• Epidemiologic principles and evaluation methods in the design of studies and investigations.
• Statistical theory and tests of hypothesis and demonstrated experience choosing the appropriate statistical techniques to analyze evaluation and epidemiological data.
Demonstrated experience in the following:
• Analyzing and interpreting population health data to identify strengths, limitations, biases, confounding and apply other epidemiologic principles.
• Using public health statistical programs such as SAS, Stata, or R to perform data analysis.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: NOTE: Experience may have been gained concurrently.
• Three (3) or more years of experience designing and executing epidemiological studies and using statistical programs to perform data analysis in a public health agency.
• Two (2) or more years of experience advising public health programs how to use data and scientific information for planning and decision making.
• Demonstrated experience applying epidemiologic principles to assessment, surveillance, and evaluation of alcohol data.
• Experience in analyzing complex survey data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, vital statistics, and hospitalization data.
• Working knowledge of current public health principles and practices.
• Content expertise in health disparities research and excessive alcohol use.
• Knowledge of risk factor epidemiology.

HOW TO APPLY: Individuals interested in applying for this position should go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?searchApplied=0 and select the “Apply” button and submit the following:
1. A current and detailed applicant profile.
2. Three (3) or more professional references (to be included in your applicant profile). Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and if you’ve supervised other staff, a subordinate.
3. Responses to the Supplemental Questions.
Supplemental Information
* Important information regarding the Application Process and the Supplemental Questions.
Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process and Supplemental Questions in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help protect and improve the health of people in Washington. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. DOH recognizes that employees are its most valuable resource. We trust them to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce. To learn more about DOH, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Cher Williams, cher.williams@doh.wa.gov

 

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Position: Public Health Analysts

Organization: SciMetrika, LLC.
Posting date: December 11, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY: SciMetrika is a public health consulting firm whose mission is to provide innovative scientific, technical, and logistical solutions that advance human health. We serve federal, state, and local agencies, commercial companies, educational institutions and private research organizations. We are currently seeking Public Health Analysts who will be based at a client site in Atlanta, Georgia. The qualified applicant will develop data management systems, including computer programs, to monitor data quality and will communicate with project areas regarding study activities and protocols.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop data management systems, including computer programs, to monitor data quality. Develop statistical and mathematical models to describe findings and describe current trends. Analyze data for reports, presentations and publications. Assist in the review of study data for data quality. Organize study files, including data and correspondence files. Perform scientific, medical and research literature searches in fields including but not limited to Behavioral and Social Sciences, Epidemiology, and Laboratory and prepare slides for scientific presentations. Provide analytic support to multi- disciplinary teams in order to accomplish public health research and program goals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Healthcare and Science or related field with a minimum of 9 years of experience. 5 years of specialized experience in the areas of public health promotion and prevention utilizing public and private partnerships. 3 years of experience in the design and analysis of surveys of randomized controlled trials and risk factor assessments of reproductive health outcomes. 3 years of experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, SUDAAN, MS ACCESS, and SPSS Ability to work in a dynamic team environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: Master’s degree in Public Health, Healthcare and Science or related field with a minimum of 7 years of experience. Experience supporting Public Health related projects Knowledge of CDC culture, mission, and IT environment
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Ellen Benzine, Senior Recruiter at ebenzine@scimetrika.com

 

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Position: Project Coordinator

Organization: Mississippi First
Posting date: December 13, 2015
Location: Clarksdale, MS USA

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Focus4Teens Project Director, the Project Coordinator will support Mississippi First’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 5- year cooperative agreement to work with publicly funded health centers and youth- serving systems to reduce teen pregnancy among youth from vulnerable populations in Coahoma, Quitman, and Tunica Counties in the Mississippi Delta. The Project Coordinator will support the Project Director and work in collaboration with the Focus4Teens Implementation Team, including the Project Evaluator, Program and Clinical TA Provider(s), and a national Training and Technical Assistance Provider (T&TA provider) to 1) Oversee the project and all deliverables; 2) Maintain relationships in the community; 3) Ensure the project is being run as intended; and 4) Coordinate evaluation requirements.

The Project Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Focus4Teens Implementation Team and a national T&TA Provider, Cicatelli Associates, Inc. (CAI), to plan and coordinate (as identified) training and technical assistance to health center partners and youth-serving system partners. The Project Coordinator will support the Program and Clinical TA Provider(s) in facilitating the completion of a comprehensive capacity and needs assessment from which annual T&TA plans for each health center and youth-serving system partner will be developed. The coordinator will provide ongoing T&TA to support implementation of the plan and to facilitate continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. On an ongoing basis, and to support CQI activities, the Project Coordinator will partner with the lead evaluator to analyze performance data from partners to monitor implementation; monitor linkage relationships; ensure accurate and timely data collection from health center and youth-serving system partners and timely submission to CDC. The Project Coordinator is the primary contact with CDC and will attend all project meetings and submit all reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with the Focus4Teens Program and Clinical TA Provider(s) and the national T&TA Provider:
• Work closely with the Program and Clinical TA Provider(s) and national T&TA Provider (CAI) to develop necessary training materials that are in adherence with CDC standards and known best practices.

Oversight and management of Focus4Teens project:
• Assure project activities are consistent with cooperative agreement guidelines and budget. • Prepare and submit all CDC reports in collaboration with the evaluator. • Develop strategic goals and activities. • Develop, plan, implement, and evaluate all CDC grant deliverables. • Assume role of primary contact with CDC and attend all national meetings related to CDC work. • Support the development, monitoring, and coordination of Focus4Teens implementation plan. • Serve as Mississippi First’s content expert in areas related to referral systems, evidence-based clinic guidelines, and working with vulnerable youth in primarily African-American communities. Maintains working knowledge of the latest research, developments, trends, and national experts.

Financial Management:
• Work with Mississippi First’s Business Official and Project Director to oversee and manage multiple contracts and mini-grants from Mississippi First to local partners in the MS Delta; ensure all grant requirements are fulfilled by partnering agencies. • In collaboration with the Business Official and Project Director, monitor multi-year, multi-million dollar project budget to assure overall effective financial management.
• Facilitate coordination between health center partners and youth-serving system partners:
• Work with partnering organizations and community stakeholders to develop a Key Partnership Team in the project area; responsible for the planning and facilitation of regular Key Partnership Team meetings. • Oversee the provision of workshops, presentations, and training and technical assistance on proven effective strategies in teen pregnancy prevention and effective referral systems for the partner organizations through assessments, training events, site visits, technical assistance, and through other strategies as appropriate.
• Manage data collection and reporting for performance management and continuous quality improvement activities:
• Work with CDC, Evaluation consultants, CAI, and project staff to ensure all evaluation protocols are followed, data is collected in a timely manner, and evaluation data is utilized in the planning and improvement of services.
Perform other duties as assigned: Function in accordance with the organization’s strategic plan and promises while communicating as a representative of Mississippi First.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, or related field. • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in the field(s) of health promotion, HIV/teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent development, or a related field.
• Demonstrated experience in working with diverse communities and building and coordinating successful community-wide initiatives. Developing partnerships, recruiting organizations, and securing leadership support for participation in a project and coordinating all partnership activities.
• Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output. • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills. • Demonstrated cultural competence, with a strong ability to communicate to diverse groups in a highly politicized environment. • Ability to work autonomously and value accountability for results. • Ability to make wise decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs. • Excellent and persuasive communicator. • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive. • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker. • High degree of professionalism in all interactions.
• Passion for Mississippi First’s mission, shared core values, and support for the Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART) agenda. Specifically, a candidate must support Mississippi First’s commitment to.
• Improving teen sexual and reproductive health through the use of medically accurate, evidence-based interventions designed to (1) delay initial sexual activity, (2) reduce the frequency and number of partners, and (3) promote correct and consistent condom use.
• Improving teen sexual and reproductive health through access to youth-friendly healthcare.

Strongly Preferred
• Master’s degree in public health, social work, or a related field with 3-5 years of experience managing grants and monitoring contracts.
• Previous experience working with health centers and youth-serving systems in Coahoma, Quitman, and Tunica counties.
• Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the provision of sexual and reproductive health services, especially for youth.
• Knowledge of evidence-based, youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health clinical services, evidence-based clinical guidelines, administration, financing, and organization of clinical services, public health principles, and social learning theories.
• Demonstrated experience in working with organizations to develop effective policy and procedures.
• Operating programs within confines of a budget and program budget and oversight.
• Working with senior leaders and staff at youth-serving systems and health centers and collaborating with other training organizations.
• Successfully managing a similarly funded project and/or health-related programs/projects targeting youth. o
• Planning, designing, and implementing teen pregnancy prevention programs with a focus on establishment of effective referral systems.
• Working on systems change with health centers and large youth-serving systems such as education, juvenile justice, foster care, and social services. o
• Working with Title X providers and federally qualified health centers.
• Providing training and technical assistance to organizations on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and teen pregnancy prevention.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should email their materials to contact@mississippifirst.org.
Please send your cover letter, recent resume, Employment Application Form, 500-word writing sample, preferably a sexuality/reproductive health-related piece for a public audience, and contact information for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s work ethic and character. (NOTE: At least one reference must have directly supervised the candidate’s work.)

Process: We will have a rolling application process, but applications received before November 20, 2015, will have priority. The position may be filled prior to that date. Once we have received all materials from a candidate, we will notify the candidate that we have a complete application. After a review of applications received, we will schedule brief phone interviews with candidates meeting required qualifications. Candidates advancing to later stages of the process will be asked to respond to essay questions, a job-related task, and a final interview. Candidates may be rejected at any point in the process. The interview process will include a thorough social media background check as well as civil and criminal background checks.
Please visit www.mississippifirst.org/about/careers/ for Employment Application Form and tips for applicants.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Emily Feher, Project Coordinator, emily@mississippifirst.org

 

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Position: Public Health Educator II- 18845

Organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Posting date: December 14, 2015
Location: Raleigh, NC USA

SUMMARY: This assignment is with the Department of Health and Human Services-Public Health- Medical Consultation Unit of the Communicable Disease Branch and has primary responsibility for planning and coordinating activities relating to: (1) the One & Only Injection Safety campaign, and (2) the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign. These campaigns are both funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and involve collaboration with a variety of partners statewide. This is a temporary assignment. There are no leave or retirement benefits offered with this position. Visit www.nctemporarysolutions.com for employment information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The person in this position will work with Communicable Disease Branch staff, CDC and other partners to conduct training and outreach and promote existing educational materials and strategies for protecting patients from exposure to blood borne pathogens in health care settings; promoting adherence to appropriate prescribing guidelines among providers; and decreasing demand for antibiotics among patients.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The NC Department of Health and Human Services works in collaboration with its partners to protect the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provide essential human services.
The Communicable Disease Branch of the Division of Public Health primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law to the state health department, as well as a few other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as influenza, norovirus infection and certain healthcare- associated infections.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be filed online at: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Temporary Solutions, temporary.solutions@nc.gov

 

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Position: Health Counselor

Organization: VDH – Prince William Health District
Posting date: December 14, 2015
Location: Prince William, VA USA

SUMMARY: Become a part of a dynamic public health team and make a difference in the community! The Prince William Health District (PWHD) Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Program is seeking a diligent, motivated professional with strong customer service and time management skills to fill a position that is critical to providing quality STI services. The person in this position is tasked with counseling clients to reduce risk behaviors, assisting individuals with access to care, and tracking disease trends.

RESPONSIBILITIES: counseling persons diagnosed with, at risk of, or exposed to infections such as syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS; contact tracing and follow up to ensure proper treatment and reduction of risk behaviors; serving as a specialist regarding the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections; providing education to community groups and high risk populations; informing health care providers concerning STI reporting requirements; and maintaining professional relationships with community providers to enhance STD/HIV client services and prevent the transmission of disease. The person in this position is also tasked with providing staff training regarding STI treatment guidelines and trends. PWHD serves the residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. As part of the Virginia Department of Health, PWHD offers a robust benefits package including retirement, generous annual and sick leave as well as 14 paid holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of epidemiology, experience in public health and knowledge of communicable disease control practices; an understanding of STI transmission; knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding communicable diseases. Required skills include effective oral and written communication; interview and counseling techniques; proficiency with computer applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and email. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality; collect, record and analyze data; prepare reports; develop and present educational programs. The successful candidate must also be able to work independently in a culturally diverse environment. A valid Virginia driver’s license is required.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Prince William Health District is located about 20 miles outside of Washington, DC. We are currently offer prenatal services, communicable disease prevention, teen clinic, family planning, and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) to income eligible citizens of Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park. We currently have 89 full time employees. The health district is a local health department for Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park, with a population of approximately 464,000 and two critical care hospitals.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the online application in full including all employment, salary, and educational information in its entirety at www.vdh.virginia.gov.
All applications must be received by 5:00 PM on the closing date to be considered. VDH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Tina Bush, Health Counselor, tina.bush@vdh.virginia.gov

 

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Position: Technical Advisor (TA)-Data Officer

Organization: The Carter Center-Trachoma Control Program
Posting date: December 13, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA USA

SUMMARY: The Carter Center is seeking applications for a qualified Technical Advisor (TA) for a six month contract, to assist the Trachoma Control Program’s Atlanta office with data management. This position is based in Atlanta, Georgia. In consultation with the trachoma program of The Carter Center, the TA supports data management of program monitoring and evaluation data.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This data officer contractor will work with Program data to map content of data sets, organize data sets and begin compiling data sets for movement into a database management structure. The contractor reports to the trachoma program’s Associate Directors and Epidemiologist. The contractor will be expected to work 40 hours per week in the Atlanta office.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: •Master of Public Health, or equivalent •2 years’ experience database management or data analysis •Strong knowledge of statistical analysis including complex survey analysis and use of statistical analysis software
Preferred Qualifications: •Proficiency with mapping software such as ArcGIS •Proficiency with database design

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Carter Center is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization working to advance peace and health worldwide. Founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982, the Center has helped to alleviate suffering advance human rights for millions of people in over 80 countries. The Trachoma Control Program, as well as all the health programs at the Center, is data-driven and outcome-oriented.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit CV and a cover letter via email to Nina Bloch at nbloch@emory.edu.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Nina Bloch, Technical Advisor (TA)-Data Officer at nbloch@emory.edu.

 

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Position: Part-Time Colon Cancer Screening Patient Navigator

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posting date: December 16, 2015
Location: Harlem, New York USA

SUMMARY: A part-time Patient Navigator is being sought by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) to address barriers of patients obtaining colonoscopies by guiding patients through primary care at Gotham Health’s Renaissance Health Care Network Diagnostic and Treatment Center, developing relationships with providers and tracking outcomes.
Colon Cancer screening can prevent the occurrence and improve the outcome of colon cancer. Placement of Patient Navigators in primary care centers in communities where colon cancer screening disparities is higher has been proven effective in increasing screening rates by health care providers and improving health outcomes.

The NYC DOHMH’s NYC Community Cares Project (CCP) is an initiative aimed at increasing rates of colonoscopy screening in NYC, with a particular focus on tackling the screening disparity between the insured and the uninsured. The CCP facilitates partnerships between primary care centers that serve a high proportion of uninsured patients and Endoscopy Centers (ECs) that have come forward to provide free colonoscopy screenings. The collaboration seeks to streamline referral and patient surveillance systems between primary care and endoscopy while identifying and addressing progress, barriers and outcomes.

To increase colonoscopy screenings among uninsured New Yorkers, the CCP plans to position patient navigators within primary care to use electronic medical records to identify patients in need of colonoscopy screening and perform outreach through telephone calls or in-person meetings. Patient navigators will be responsible for guiding patients through the healthcare system, coordinating care, assisting in eliminating barriers to care, improving patients’ understanding of colonoscopy, and reducing ‘no-show’ rates by ensuring that patients arrive for their procedures on time and well-prepared.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The colonoscopy navigator’s primary function is to guide patients who are receiving colonoscopies through the health care system by assisting them with access issues, developing relationships with partnering endoscopy centers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.

Navigator Activities Include:
• Utilizing the electronic medical record, identify patients in need of colonoscopy screening and generate lists.
• Assist patients with scheduling colonoscopy procedures.
• Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to assist patients in deciding what type of screening test is best for them.
• Provide colonoscopy education, including bowel preparation procedures, with patients and/or patient groups.
• Assist patients in finding ways to pay for a colonoscopy and/or referring patients to the appropriate in-house financial services.
• Guide patients through the health care system; help patients arrive at scheduled appointments on time and prepared.
• Assist with arranging for patient transportation where needed.
• Ensure appropriate follow-up with patients that have a suspicious colonoscopy or a positive finding.
• Track interventions and outcomes.
• Ensure colonoscopy screening materials are distributed throughout the clinic.
• Facilitate interaction and communication with health care staff and providers.
• Develop and maintain a learning library for patients that include language-specific materials.
• Connect patients to community and social support services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Biology, Psychology, Education, Social Work or an equivalent degree preferred OR
• Have at least three years’ experience in a community health role.
• Fluency in English, Spanish and/or French. Wolof is a plus.
• Prior experience in a health care setting in a health educator or case management role a plus.
• Knowledge of community resources and health center processes, structure, and function desirable.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: •Proficiency with mapping software such as ArcGIS •Proficiency with database design

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Carter Center is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization working to advance peace and health worldwide. Founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982, the Center has helped to alleviate suffering advance human rights for millions of people in over 80 countries. The Trachoma Control Program, as well as all the health programs at the Center, is data-driven and outcome-oriented.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to Diana Zraik Souri, Program Manager, NYC Community Cares Project at dzraiksouri@health.nyc.gov

 

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Position: Part-Time and Full-Time Direct Care Counselors

Organization: Lifespire
Posting date: December 16, 2015
Location: New York, NY

SUMMARY: To provide support to our residential and day programs in the New York Metro area.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In a continued effort to support our mission, we are currently seeking dedicated direct support professionals for our residential and day programs in the New York Metro area. If interested, we invite you to come for an “On the Spot” Interview. Paid Training and Career Advancement and Paid Internship or Human Services Initiative also available.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma/GED
• A valid/satisfactory NYS Driver’s License in existence for at least six months (for some positions)
• Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred but not required.
• All new hires are also subject to all regulatory checks, such as the NYS Justice Center Criminal Background Check, Mental Hygiene Law Check, State Child Registry Check and Drug Screening and Staff Exclusion List check.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Lifespire has been committed to the principle that all individuals with disabilities are able to become contributing members of their families and communities for over 60 years. We are recognized as a leader in providing services to over 5,000 adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

HOW TO APPLY: “On the Spot” Interview. Thursday, December 17, 2015. Future Interview Dates. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. To register, please call Joy Blanchard, Thomas Medurga or Tasha Holness at (212) 741-0100, extension (s) 4548, 4510 or 4519.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit our website at www.lifespire.org Likewise, for additional information, I can be reached at (212) 741-0100 ext. 4548 or jblanchard@lifespire.org.

CUNY VIRTUAL CHAT SESSIONS: Be sure to join our Virtual chat sessions at CUNY School of Public Health Virtual Information Chat Session to obtain all the information you need on our programs.

 

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Position: Community Health Worker (CHW)

Organization: Henry Street Settlement

Posting Date: December 17, 2015

Location: New York

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide outreach to engage and recruit building residents to participate in the program
  • Gather information about issues that are affecting and impacting residents’ health
  • Development of a plan and/or goals to address needs and concerns that are identified
  • Help residents obtain services and resources, including scheduling of appointments, providing reminders, serving as advocates, and on occasion, going with residents to appointments
  • Establishing trust and providing encouragement and coaching on effective problem solving
  • Motivating residents to undertake healthy activities and follow treatment plans
  • Assessing needs in the home (like mold, pests or loose carpets) and provide information, referrals and advocacy to address these and other problems
  • Completing intake forms and document all plans, meetings, activities, and results, using a computerized data entry system
  • Attend daily check-ins, weekly staff meetings and/or other meetings/trainings as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A deep understanding of Manhattan’s Lower East Side (LES) community and a commitment to helping improve the well-being of community residents
  • Preference for someone who lives on the Lower East Side
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English or Chinese/English Required (Mandarin/Cantonese); speaking and reading
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Basic computer skills or a willingness to learn

 ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.

NYU Medical Center, in partnership with Henry Street Settlement, is starting a program to help improve the health and well-being of people living in two apartment buildings on the Lower East Side. Community Health Workers (CHWs) will be hired to reach out to the residents of these buildings, understand their needs, connect them to services in the community, and support their efforts to improve their health and the health of their families. Community Health Workers are playing a growing role in the health care field, so this is an exciting opportunity for compassionate people who are interested in developing the skills that will allow them to pursue this profession and help improve the lives of others.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Work schedule: 35 hrs per week – 9 AM to 5 PM, and/or evening, weekend hours
  • Salary: $40K
  • Duration: 15 months

How to Apply: email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org In the subject line, please indicate “Community Health Worker”. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

 

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Position: Active Design/Neighborhood Planning Intern

Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York – NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene –Active Living

Duration: January 2016 – September 2016 with possibility of extension (3 days/20 hours per week)

Posting date: December 17, 2015

Location: New York, NY

SUMMARY: The Active Living Unit is seeking a graduate-level intern who will focus on “Active Neighborhoods”, with an emphasis on optimizing community assets for physical activity through joint use and other place-based initiatives. This position offers hands-on community engagement experience, cross-agency exposure to city government, and the opportunity to promote healthier communities through research, assessment and policy change. Work will be conducted both out in the field (community assessment, data collection and documentation) and indoor (office) environments. Intern should be able to work independently and take ownership of discrete projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct literature searches, synthesizing evidence, and identify best practices and case studies.

  • Create maps and analyze data using ArcGIS to inform project work
  • Assist in development an assessment tool and conduct site visits to document and collect data on community assets.
  • Assist in creating and implementing evaluation tools, including surveys, focus group questions
  • Engage key stakeholders, including community-based organizations and agency partners.
  • Assist with organization of and attend community events and other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate student in the fields of public health, urban planning, or policy
  • Excellent written and oral communication required, fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS required, Adobe Suite is a plus.

ORGANIZATION: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health. working at the intersection of public health, urban planning and policy, the Active Living Unit in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene seeks to improve the health of all New Yorkers by transforming how people of all walks of life interact with our built environment.

 HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to: Josh Langham, jlangham@health.nyc.gov .Please indicate the following in the subject line: Intern your name. Deadline to apply is January 8th, 2016. The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

For more information: Fund for Public Health in New York. 22 Cortlandt Street, 11th Floor, Suite #1103, New York, NY 10007. Phone: (646) 710-4860. www.fphny.org

 

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 Position: Policy Analyst

 Organization: Department Of Health & Mental Hygiene

Posting date: December 17, 2015

Location: Gotham

SUMMARY: The Bureau   of Primary Care Access & Planning (PCAP) in the Division of Prevention and Primary Care of the   NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is seeking a City Research Scientist II to serve as a Policy Analyst. During this period of unprecedented health care reform, primary care remains a key anchor to advance population health and is undergoing rapid change. PCAP has a dedicated staff working   to improve access to quality, culturally appropriate primary care for New Yorkers, particularly those who are at risk for poor health outcomes. The Bureau sets and implements policy, program and research initiatives aimed at maximizing the impact of   primary care on population health, including increasing health insurance   coverage and reducing access barriers for populations served by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. This includes efforts to maximize health insurance enrollment among foreign-born residents of NYC who may qualify   for public health insurance but be unenrolled. Working in close collaboration with other existing expertise within the Bureau this position will provide critical monitoring and   analysis support for the Bureau’s policy portfolio related to public health insurance coverage and financial assistance, including: Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Essential Plan and the NY State of Health Marketplace.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and summarize key elements of Medicaid program policy including Medicaid Managed Care and related contracts, Emergency Medicaid and eligibility requirements related to immigration status
  • Research, analyze and monitor care coordination programs within Medicaid in NYC and other health insurance and health access programs to inform NYC specific efforts
  • Support Bureau and Divisional efforts to oversee contracts from New York City Council funding focused on increasing enrollment and decreasing barriers into Medicaid and other health insurance
  • Review new Medicaid regulations and guidance and advise on opportunities to comment and develop New York City specific interventions to improve health care access
  • Coordinate within PCAP to ensure New York State and New York City policy related developments in primary care and health care access are being monitored
  • Inform Bureau’s key activities related to policy positioning to improve health access for low-income populations
  • Assist in developing the bureau’s policy agenda and positions on pending legislative bills
  • Work on special projects as needed

     QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least three years of professional experience working in the field of health policy or public health
  • Expertise in health policy analysis with knowledge of New York State’s health insurance landscape and public health   insurance programs, including Medicaid managed care organizations
  • Expertise in policies pertaining to low-income and/or immigrant communities
  • Experience successfully managing multifaceted deadline-driven projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and in a fast paced environment

 OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Salary range: $68,239-$78,475
  • Position number: 711293
  • Division/work unit: Prevention and Primary Care/1222
  • Civil service title: City Research Scientist

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should apply through https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

 

 

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Position: Senior Policy Analyst

 Organization: Department Of Health & Mental Hygiene

Posting date: December 17, 2015

Location: Gotham

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning (PCAP) in the Division of Prevention and Primary Care of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is seeking a City Research Scientist II to serve as a Senior Policy Analyst. During this period of unprecedented health care reform, primary care remains a key anchor to advance population health and is undergoing rapid change. PCAP has a dedicated staff working to improve access to quality, culturally appropriate primary care for New Yorkers, particularly those who are at risk for poor health outcomes. The Bureau sets and implements policy, program and research initiatives aimed at maximizing the impact of primary care on population health, including increasing health insurance coverage and reducing access barriers for populations served by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. As part of this work, PCAP led the development of the recommendation to launch a health care access program for uninsured immigrants, through co-chairing the Mayor’s Task Force on Immigrant Health Care Access. This new pilot program will be   launched in 2016 with significant leadership from PCAP. Working in close collaboration with existing expertise within the Bureau, the Division, and the Agency at large, this position will help support immigrant health access focused policy research. It will also support other analysis and program development activities related to ensuring access to quality primary care for all residents of NYC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support development, launch and evaluation of NYC’s demonstration health care access program in coordination with DOHMH staff, the Mayor’s Office, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and other city agencies
  • Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of specific aspects of the demonstration program
  • Assist in developing the scientific evaluation of the demonstration program in coordination with the   DOHMH Division of Epidemiology and other external partners
  • Coordinate development and operational implementation of the program enrollment process for DOHMH field staff
  • Participate in meetings with health care providers and city agencies regarding development of the demonstration program
  • Monitor and analyze new policies and programs related to health insurance coverage for low-income and vulnerable populations, including immigrants
  • Analyze   policy opportunities for improving primary   care access and   devise appropriate recommendations
  • Coordinate within PCAP to ensure NYS and NYC policy related developments in primary care and access are being monitored
  • Inform Bureau’s key activities related to policy positioning
  • Monitor and analyze the impact of population health related provisions in the Affordable Care Act (i.e. National Prevention Strategy, Health Promotion and Public Health Council, uniform data collection, etc.) and   other large scale health policy initiatives and compose recommendations for how to improve effective implementation in NYC
  • Identify legislative, regulatory and other opportunities for the Bureau to review and comment on and participate in relevant policy and program development
  • Assist in developing the bureau’s policy agenda and positions on pending legislative bills
  • Represent the Bureau and Agency at relevant internal and external workgroups, meetings and presentations
  • Work on special projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least six years of professional experience working in the field of health policy or public health
  • Experience leading and maintaining partnerships and collaborations
  • Experience successfully managing multifaceted deadline-driven projects
  • Expertise in policy analysis specifically related to low-income and/or immigrant communities
  • Significant knowledge of Medicaid managed care and the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion provisions
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and city health insurance landscape and public health insurance programs, and primary care policy issues with particular focus on safety net access points
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and in a fast paced environment
  • Highly organized and exceptionally detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Salary range: $68,239-$85,644
  • Position number: 711293
  • Division/work unit: Prevention and Primary Care/1222
  • Civil service title: City Research Scientist

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should apply through https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/