December 30, 2015 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Program Assistant- Full time

Organization: Peterson Center on Healthcare

Posting Date: December 23, 2015

Location: New York, NY

SUMMARY: The Program Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to the Center’s Dissemination team in the execution of its programs to replicate and scale innovations that improve quality and lower costs.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The main responsibilities of the job include:

• Maintaining calendars, including scheduling and rescheduling meetings for:
o On-site project teams
o Advisory groups and consultants
o Center staff participating in dissemination activities
• Manage business travel logistics
• Coordinate and manage event logistics
• Support relationship management activities with organizations and individuals participating in dissemination activities
• Prepare travel and expense reports
• Support invoice tracking and processing from the Center’s vendors
• Prepare expense reimbursement reports for all outside non-staff members, when appropriate and necessary
• Maintain electronic and hardcopy files for the Center’s dissemination programs
• Arrange internal and external meeting logistics, including booking conference rooms and call-in numbers; arrange special meeting facilities; send confirmation emails; prepare and distribute meeting materials and notes
• Other administrative support as required

QUALIFICATIONS /Preferred Skills

The ideal candidate will have:
• Outstanding organization skills and the ability to handle complex scheduling and logistics
• Ability to manage and communicate priorities
• A service-oriented approach to supporting the dissemination director, team and external stakeholders
• Deep attention to detail
• Excellent writing skills
• 1-3 years of administrative experience
• Bachelor’s degree
• Passion for or work in healthcare

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. The organization works to transform U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by finding innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs and accelerating their adoption on a national scale. Established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the organization collaborates with stakeholders across the healthcare system and engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to careers@petersonhealthcare.org.

Further Information: Please check out website: http://petersonhealthcare.org/

 

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Position: Clinical Research Coordinator I

Organization: Family Medicine and Community Health

Posting Date: December 23, 2015

Location: Manhattan and the Bronx

SUMMARY: Working closely with the project manager and staff, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will assist in the daily activities of clinical research studies, obtain informed consent; and collect, maintain and organize study information. The CRC will assist in preparing grant applications and documents (for e.g., Institutional Review Board, Grants and Contracts Office). The CRC for this position will work on a study related to asthma management.
We are looking for a responsible, detail-oriented individual who is resourceful and can work independently and in a team-oriented environment. This position also requires strong organizational and time management skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong telephone skills. Competitive candidates will be comfortable trouble-shooting (thinking outside of the box and resolving issues on their own), and will have an interest in health-related research. A professional attitude and manner with consistent follow through on all assigned tasks is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Collect and record study data.
• Input all information into database.
• Obtain informed consent under minimal supervision of the investigator(s) and educate participants regarding study requirements.
• Assist in activities related to research studies, including but not limited to: answering phone calls, screening participants for eligibility, interviewing English- and Spanish-speaking study participants, administering lifestyle questionnaires.
• Assist in preparing grant applications, IRB submission and filings.
• Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with study procedures.
• Ensure accurate and complete compilation of participant data through chart reviews.
• Perform other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS /Preferred Skills
• Bilingual in English and Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing).
• Basic software/computer knowledge and excellent communication skills with supervisors, patients, and clinicians.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Must be comfortable interacting with medical patients.
• Previous experience with patient-oriented research or the health care sector is preferred.

Education: BA/BS required or three or more years of relevant experience in a research setting.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Institute for Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization committed to providing comprehensive primary health services to disadvantaged communities. In addition to operating 27 health centers in the Bronx, Manhattan and upstate New York, the Institute leads and operates the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The Department is responsible for conducting research, teaching and mentoring in family medicine within the medical school, and overseeing the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. This is a full-time position located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
How to Apply: If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to: Diane Hauser, Administrative Director, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, at dhauser@institute.org.

 

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Position: Research Assistant (Part-Time)

Organization: Population Health at NYU School of Medicine.
Posting date: December 28, 2015
Location: New York, NY

SUMMARY: A group of researchers in the Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine is hiring a part-time survey administrator to further their work on an evaluation project being conducted in cooperation with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Assistant position primarily entails administering surveys over the phone. The position will be part time at approximately 15 – 20 hours per week for a duration of approximately 4 – 5 months. Both the number of hours per week and duration of the position are flexible and will depend on the number of eligible patients per week available for interviewing at all three participating hospitals. Applicant must be bilingual (English and Spanish).

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Ability to work independently while completing tasks in a timely manner
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Prior survey administration experience
• Prior experience working in a health care setting

In addition to these qualifications, we are looking for someone with a personality suitable for the task. There are several sensitive topics covered in the survey (e.g. family needs, perceived stress) and the Research Assistant must approach participants in such a way that they are comfortable being candid about their experiences.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Health Leads is a non-profit organization with a long history of placing highly-trained and closely-supervised volunteers in medical practices to help identify unmet social needs and support patients in connecting with the appropriate service. Health Leads envisions a healthcare system in which all patients’ basic resource needs are addressed as a standard part of quality health care. The evaluation of Health Leads aims to determine the impact of this program on reducing unmet social needs, improving client satisfaction with clinics, and decreasing caregiver stress among enrolled families. These key outcomes of the evaluation are collected via pre/post surveys.
The Health and Hospitals Corporation is currently hosting Health Leads at hospital-based pediatric practices in Woodhull, Harlem Hospital Center, and Bellevue.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please send a one page cover letter and one page resume to Barbara Tagliaferro at barbara.tagliaferro@nyumc.org.
NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

 

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Position: Supervisor, STD Control

Organization: Douglas County Human Resources
Posting date: December 28, 2015
Location: Omaha, NE USA

SUMMARY: Incumbent works under the direction of a Division Chief or designee, and is accountable for the coordination and direction of the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Section.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent leads staff in the STD Control Section in documenting and analyzing infection patterns while promoting education of individuals regarding communicable diseases and assisting affected individuals in locating appropriate resources and treatment. Incumbent supervises activities of assigned staff and ensures adherence to applicable policies and procedures. Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree* from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Biological Sciences (such as Biology or Microbiology, etc.) or a directly related field (such as Epidemiology) required. Five (5) years of public health experience in communicable disease control, including one year supervisory experience required. Experience in current clinical laboratory testing and procedures preferred. Certification in Public Health (CPH) credential preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and own mode of transportation at the time of hire and throughout the course of employment. *Applicants lacking a Master’s Degree may substitute approved work experience beyond the required five years on a year-for-year basis.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at: http://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/hr/employment. Job number: 7668

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Christine Salisbury, Supervisor, STD Control, christine.salisbury@douglascounty-ne.gov

 

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Position: Nutritionist

Organization: Meriden Department of Health & Human Services
Posting date: December 22, 2015
Location: Meriden, CT

SUMMARY: The City of Meriden is seeking a full-time Nutritionist for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a professional position responsible for providing nutrition education, information, and referrals to participants in the WIC program. The Nutritionist conducts individual and group nutrition counseling based on Federal and State regulations and guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four- year institution with a major in foods and nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition education, or nutritional sciences is required. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit applications/resumes online at www.meridenct.gov or City of Meriden, Personnel Dept, 142 East Main St., Meriden, 06450. Last date to apply is Wednesday, January 6, 2016. EOE.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Caroline Beitman, Director of Personnel, cbeitman@meridenct.gov

 

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Position: Technical Specialist, Population-based Surveys

Organization: ICAP at Columbia University
Posting date: December, 21 2015
Location: New York, NY

SUMMARY: In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP will conduct population-based HIV impact assessments (PHIAs) in specific PEPFAR- supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the HIV epidemic in their country, guide global and local allocation of funding and resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.

Reporting to the PHIA Project Director, the Technical Specialist, Population-based Surveys is responsible for managing the day-to-day aspects of selected country- specific Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) Project survey activities at ICAP. Assists the PHIA Project Director to ensure the Project achieves its goals and objectives with efficiency and with high quality.
More details on ICAP’s PHIA Project may be found at: http://icap.columbia.edu/global- initatives/the-phia-project/
This position is grant funded. Please note that the job title is listed as an “Associate Research Scientist – ICAP” on the Columbia University Job Posting Site.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manages all aspects of planning, developing and implementing up to four concurrent country-specific PHIAs
• Assists the Project team with the evaluation and dissemination of PHIA results from up to four concurrent country-specific PHIAs
• Coordinates internally within ICAP on the development of budgets and tracking of finances related to PHIA Project activities
• Works closely with the PHIA Project Director and other Project staff to assure that capacity building activities are included in all phases of Project planning and implementation
• Identifies, prevents and resolves potential operational, strategic and technical problems and reviews outputs for quality control
• Serves as the technical link with and liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other collaborating local partners to generate PHIA protocols, informed consent forms, Standard Operating Procedures, training materials and training plans, country- specific work plans and corresponding budgets
• Leads and/or assists the PHIA Project Director, CDC staff, and local collaborators in the generation and presentation of project reports, publications and presentations
• Recruits and manages country-project staff and coordinates inputs from ICAP technical staff advising on the country- specific project
• Provides technical inputs and recommendations on survey design and implementation
• Performs other related duties as directed

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
• Requires international travel up to 50% of the time primarily to PHIA assessment countries

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD degree (or equivalent) in public health, or related health or medical discipline
Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:
• Approximately eight (8) years of experience working on international public health projects either in the headquarters of an international organization or in resource-limited settings
• Approximately five (5) years of experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs and services for HIV care and treatment programs in resource-limited settings with preference for three (3) years based in RLS settings
• Demonstrated experience designing and conducting population-based surveys
• Excellent communication, writing, quantitative and project management skills including the development of measurable objectives, operational plans and measurable indicators/targets for public health programs and projects
• Demonstrated experience establishing, growing and maintaining effective working relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders
• Demonstrated experience in working in project-based environments requiring the management of multiple and often overlapping priorities and deadlines
• Demonstrated experience leading an international and inter-disciplinary team
• Experience working independently with a minimum of supervision and also working in a team-based environment functioning as part of a technical assistance team
• Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing)
• Experience, Skills, and Preferred Qualifications:
• Fluency and proficiency in French or Portuguese is a strong advantage
• Experience working with USG funded projects

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2004 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.
Working hand-in-hand with individuals at every level of the health system–from patients to health care providers to government officials–ICAP is dedicated to delivering high-performing health system strengthening initiatives that provide quality and affordable health care. The organization tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals.
With its roots in comprehensive, family- focused HIV services, ICAP is known for capacity building and for its innovative, effective, and ethical programs that are implemented in the most challenging resource-limited settings. ICAP is also known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems and local partners’ capacity to deliver quality health services. To date, ICAP has worked to address major public health challenges and the needs of local health systems in more than 3,300 sites across 21 countries.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please click on link below (or copy and paste onto web browser) https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61978
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact icap-jobs@columbia.edu

 

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Position: Public Health Analyst – Master’s Level (Sub Abuse Epid & Mil Bhvrl Health)

Organization: RTI International
Posting date: December 23, 2015
Location: RTP, NC USA

SUMMARY: RTI International’s Substance Abuse Epidemiology and Military Behavioral Health Program is seeking a Master’s level social scientist with experience in behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use) to support current projects and pending awards. Projects include analysis and reporting of large-scale epidemiological surveys of behavioral health, analysis and reporting of admission-level data from behavioral health treatment facilities, assistance with data and reporting of a household survey related to substance use and mental disorders, as well as other projects focusing on behavioral health. The preferred location for the position is on RTI’s campus in Research Triangle Park, NC although location at other regional RTI offices can be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist with ongoing contract work related to the epidemiology of substance use and mental health problems and treatment
• Conduct or assist with analysis of large- scale data sets with complex survey designs
• Conduct literature reviews
• Assist or lead in the preparation of scientific publications and technical reports
• Create work plans, manage budgets and schedules
• Present research results to government officials and other professional audiences
• Assist with proposals to obtain research funding through new grants and contracts

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, or a related field Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work successfully in multidisciplinary teams Ability to work on and manage multiple tasks simultaneously Strong skills in quantitative analysis of large-scale complex data, program evaluation, and proposal and report writing Self-motivated, independent worker with close attention to detail Experience in substance use and/or mental health epidemiology To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status #LI-TL1

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply via www.rti.org/job16583
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here. Closing Statement RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found at www.rti.org/jobs
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Timica Lindsey, Public Health Analyst, tlindsey@rti.org

 

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Position: DISEASE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST* (*Communicable Disease Specialist)

Organization: Milwaukee Health Department
Posting date: December 28, 2015
Location: Milwaukee, WI USA

SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Communicable and Infectious Disease Program Manager, the Disease Intervention Specialist strives to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and promote the health of persons affected by such diseases using scientific public health principles, working collaboratively with other agencies and individuals, and developing and implementing health education programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, or other closely related field from an accredited college or university. 2. Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment and availability of a properly insured personal automobile for use on the job throughout employment; mileage reimbursement is provided. 3. Successful completion of “Introduction to STD Intervention” course required within six months of employment.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered. For example, an Associate’s Degree in a health- related field of study and at least two years of professional experience related to the essential functions described above – such as providing counseling and referral services for at-risk persons – may be considered.

THE CURRENT STARTING SALARY (PR 2AN) for City of Milwaukee residents is $42,539 annually
HOW TO APPLY: APPLICATION PROCEDURE: * Applications can be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL
* If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov. * The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Marti Cargile, DISEASE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST, mcargi@milwaukee.gov.

 

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Position: Medical Epidemiologist / Medical Officer

Organization: CDC
Posting date: December, 28, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY: CDC seeks exceptional candidates for a position as a medical epidemiologist in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch (BCSB), Clinical Outcomes Team. BCSB conducts HIV surveillance and analysis in collaboration with state and local health departments. Data collected are used to inform health policy, evaluate and guide prevention approaches, and update testing and treatment guidelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in Atlanta, GA and supports the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP): http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/systems/mmp /index.html. MMP is a surveillance system designed to produce nationally representative estimates of the clinical and behavioral characteristics of adults living with HIV in the United States. Using linked behavioral interview and clinical medical record data, MMP monitors progress towards and identifies areas for improvement in the delivery of HIV care and prevention interventions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will have the ability and desire to analyze and disseminate clinical data, provide medical expertise in the design and implementation of HIV surveillance systems focused on clinical outcomes, including the development of data collection tools and protocols, and the ability to train staff on the collection of clinical data.
For more information visit the USAJobs.gov website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420979600
U.S. citizenship is prioritized but not essential.

HOW TO APPLY: Those interested in applying should visit the USAJobs.gov website https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420979600 and send a cover letter and C.V. to John Weiser jweiser@cdc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact John Weiser, jweiser@cdc.gov.

 

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Position: Health Services Consultant 3 – Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems

Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posting date: December 23, 2015
Location: Tumwater, WA

SUMMARY &RESPONSIBILITIES: In Washington, we take seriously our role as stewards of the next generation. We know that our ability to raise healthy children who will lead tomorrow’s communities requires smart and innovative thinking today.
We are currently seeking a dynamic individual who is passionate and knowledgeable about child health and development, health equity, and is interested in working with others through collective impact and partnership to improve systems of care across health, early learning, schools, and communities. This position will take a lead role in implementing a statewide initiative, Help Me Grow Washington Partnership, to promote child health, including universal developmental screening and connections to responsive supports.

• Fulltime, based in Tumwater, Washington at the southern end of beautiful Puget Sound and close to the Olympic Peninsula and Mt. Rainier.
• Located between the urban areas of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
• Salary range up to $63,480 per year based on experience.
• Financial assistance for relocation expenses is possible.
Join the Washington State Department of Health to promote healthy starts and child development for all children!

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in public health, health education, health administration, community health, or a closely allied field; AND Three (3) or more years (full-time equivalent) of experience in a health services program related to young children’s well-being, health and safety, development, maltreatment, or a closely related field.
OR
• A Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, health administration, community health, or a closely allied field; AND Five (5) or more years (full-time equivalent) of experience in public health, health education, health administration, health services or community health program related to health, safety and development of young children, or a closely related field

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. 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 our 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.

HOW TO APPLY: If you are an advocate for improving health for children and families, we encourage you to go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1310394/health-services-consultant-3-early-childhood-comprehensive-systems-doh3033 to view this position and apply. This recruitment closes on January 3, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Skyler Jones, Health Services Consultant 3, skyler.jones@doh.wa.gov

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