January 6, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Buprenorphine Implementation Coordinator, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use, Prevention, Care, and Treatment – CONSULTANT PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: December 29, 2015

Location: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements, and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through: contracting of treatment, recovery, and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education and; community involvement and interagency collaboration.

The Buprenorphine Implementation Coordinator will be part of BADUPCT’s Primary Care Integration Unit. The Buprenorphine Implementation Coordinator will lead implementation of a Buprenorphine Training Initiative to increase the number of buprenorphine (a medication to treat opioid dependence) prescribers in New York City and provide technical assistance and training for their practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This Initiative is part of BADUPCT’s multi-pronged strategy to increase access to effective treatment for opioid overdose and reduce overdose deaths. Under the direction from the Primary Care Integration Unit Director, this will include:
– Providing technical assistance to practices (e.g., integrating buprenorphine prescribing into practice workflow, patient recruitment, establishing tracking systems, electronic medical record integration, billing).
– Analyzing buprenorphine prescribing needs in practices, and observing and evaluating buprenorphine services in these practices.
– Promoting buprenorphine prescribing with practices, individual prescribers, clinical staff, and administrative staff.

In addition, the Buprenorphine Implementation Coordinator will:

– Advise on policies, techniques, and procedures regarding buprenorphine integration.
– Make pertinent reports and recommendations; prepare and adapt manuals and other guides related to buprenorphine.
– Participate in special studies and surveys in the field of substance use.
– Assist with other buprenorphine-related initiatives.
– Deliver presentations to a variety of audiences.
– Stay current with substance use literature and apply to projects.
– Liaise/communicate regularly with project partners.
– Work closely and coordinate with other units in BADUPCT.
– Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. A valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse, a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college and a master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health or a related field, plus two (2) years of recent experience in public health or hospital nursing in the field of communicable diseases, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative, consultative or educational capacity; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have a valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse, a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college, and the one year of supervisory, administrative, consultative, or educational experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills :The candidate will: have clinical training and experience; have experience treating patients with substance use disorders, including pharmacological treatment for substance use disorders, particularly buprenorphine; have experience delivering trainings and public speaking; have direct experience using electronic health records; have experience in evaluation and quality improvement; possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; ideally have experience practicing public health in a government setting; have the ability to work well with different personalities and organizational structures; be resourceful, detail-oriented, and have outstanding organizational skills; have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume environment; have proficiency in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.

How to Apply: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number# 225536.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement: New York City Residency is not required for this position.

Further Information: ALL CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS A VALID NEW YORK STATE LICENSE AS A REGISTERED NURSE AND THIS LICENSE MUST BE MAINTAINED FOR THE DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT.

 

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Position: Research Assistant

Organization: NYU Medical Center

Posting Date: January 4, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: We are developing a New York region cohort focused on the microbiome. The Research Assistant will be responsible for daily study operations, working under research coordinators.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual will participate with other team members in the follow-up activities, including:
– Send, receive, and manage questionnaires for about 15,000 study participants
– Respond to phone calls from study participants
– Call participants who did not respond to the questionnaire
– Perform address searches for participants who are lost to follow-up
– Organize and maintain case files
– Ensure security of all study files
– Work with data manager on special projects and quality control procedures
– Send out authorization requests to study participants who report a diagnosis of cancer, in order to obtain their medical records and stored samples of tumor tissue
– Oversee processing of received fecal and oral samples and record/track specimens in database

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Bachelor’s degree
– Ability to multi-task and manage projects
– Bilingual skills– English/Spanish or English/Chinese
– Excellent oral communication skills, including ability to interact on the telephone with study participants using patience and listening skills in order to best address participants’ questions and foster continued participation
– Time management skills
– Organizational skills
– Attention to detail
– Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
Preferred Skills:
– Experience in Human Research studies
– Knowledge of basic medical terminology

How to Apply: Interested candidates should please contact Stella Yi at Stella.Yi@nyumc.org

Further Information: Please contact Chioma Amadi at Chioma.amadi@sph.cuny.edu

 

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Position: Research Coordinator

Organization: NYU Medical Center

Posting Date: January 4, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: We are looking for an individual to manage development of a New York region cohort focused on the microbiome. The Research Coordinator will manage recruitment of study participants, informed consent issues, and collection of mailed questionnaire and biologic samples. He/She will maintain IRB documents, review electronic medical charts to identify eligible participants, and coordinate with the clinic staff. He/she will manage 3-4 staff initially with possibility for growth in a supervising position. The candidate should have an MPH and have at least 4 years of experience in similar work

RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual will participate with other team members in the follow-up activities, including:
– Send, receive, and manage questionnaires for about 15,000 study participants
– Respond to phone calls from study participants
– Call participants who did not respond to the questionnaire
– Perform address searches for participants who are lost to follow-up
– Organize and maintain case files
– Ensure security of all study files
– Work with data manager on special projects and quality control procedures
– Send out authorization requests to study participants who report a diagnosis of cancer, in order to obtain their medical records and stored samples of tumor tissue
– Oversee processing of received fecal and oral samples and record/track specimens in database

QUALIFICATIONS: MPH and have at least 4 years of experience in similar work
– Ability to multi-task and manage projects
– Excellent oral communication skills, including ability to interact on the telephone with study participants using patience and listening skills in order to best address participants’ questions and foster continued participation
– Time management skills
– Organizational skills
– Attention to detail
– Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
Preferred Skills: Experience in Human Research studies
– Knowledge of basic medical terminology

How to Apply: Interested candidates should please contact Stella Yi at Stella.Yi@nyumc.org

Further Information: Please contact Chioma Amadi at Chioma.amadi@sph.cuny.edu

 

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Position: Online Patient Education & Engagement

Organization: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Posting Date: January 5, 2016

Location: White Plains, NY

SUMMARY: The Online Patient Education & Engagement role is responsible for managing online content and facilitating social and organizational engagement of patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals within a LLS online patient community. This position through the use of social media platforms will foster and develop an interactive, current, and supportive space for communication and information in support of LLS’ Patient Access goals.
LLS’ Patient Access Goals: Connect patients with LLS services within three months of diagnosis; Provide ongoing support, education, and access to quality care; and Ensure mission integration through enterprise-wide partnerships.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Create and maintain deep engagement with and support for members of an LLS online community to increase patient access to disease information, treatment information, social support, and LLS resources
• Manage and post content within the online community using a content authoring platform; Actively engage and solicit/gather topics of interest so content and comments are timely
• From community discourse, identify appropriate “questions of the day” and avenues for survey research
• Monitor content and engage in online social discussions in a manner that fosters energy and support; Surface any content or comments that are inappropriate and take action to correct
• Work with marketing and information technology departments as needed to ensure appropriate linkages and to optimize user experience
• Work collaboratively with other LLS departments to connect members to relevant existing LLS resources and opportunities
• Promote LLS Information Specialists as an essential point of contact, inside and outside of LLS, for disease, treatment and support information; Foster shared constituent relationship management responsibility for handling IRC patient referrals; aid in developing and implementing a standard operating procedure for identifying and handling referrals
• Support and encourage a strong patient access volunteer network to help implement patient access strategies; provide avenues to connect potential volunteers with opportunities
• Monitor ongoing patient privacy and security issues as they arise; bring issues to the attention of the appropriate individuals to ensure that they are properly addressed
• Conduct ongoing assessment of informational and supportive needs; recommend enhancements to services and the platform as indicated
• Ensure timely compliance with all reporting requirements
• Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS mission and programs to promote the field and campaign fundraising initiatives.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred in Health-related, Education, Public Health or related field
• 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible online/social media experience

Preferred Skills:
• Proven knowledge and experience managing social media, patient or volunteer networks
• Proficient in managing and coordinating health information online.
• Detail oriented and strong experience creating reports
• Exceptional computer skills and comfortable learning new technologies
• Microsoft Office Suite including strong Excel
• Demonstrated problem solving, priority-setting and project management skills
• Ability to contribute in a collaborative team environment
• Strong communication skills including verbal, written and experienced presentation skills

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
• Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations

How to Apply: For consideration, please forward cover letter with resume to: HR@lls.org
OR
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605

Further Information: Visit our website: http://www.lls.org/article/online-community-engagement-specialist

 

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Position: Project Coordinator, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use, Prevention, Care, and Treatment: CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: December 29, 2015

Location: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY

SUMMARY: HIRING RATE: $57,969.00 (FLAT RATE)
ON-BOARD AFETER ONE YEAR: $63,765.00 – $70,142.00
The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements, and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through: contracting of treatment, recovery, and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education and; community involvement and interagency collaboration.
The Project Coordinator will assist the Primary Care Integration Unit with implementation and evaluation activities focused primarily on promoting access to buprenorphine treatment in New York City. This will involve coordinating a new buprenorphine training initiative, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of several buprenorphine initiatives, and special projects as assigned. The work will encompass a variety of domains in public health including project management, training and education, collaboration with providers, policy, and data analysis and evaluation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction from the Clinical Systems Integration Coordinator, the Project Coordinator will perform the following tasks:
– Coordinate training activities, including schedules, logistics, and materials.
– Develop and implement creative marketing activities to promote training.
– Outreach to professional societies and health care facilities to recruit training participants.
– Contribute to design of evaluation studies and research for multiple buprenorphine-related projects, including design of surveys and questionnaires.
– Assist with execution of evaluation studies and research, including, data collection, database management, and data analysis.
– Assist with interpretation of evaluation studies and research, including writing concise summaries of activities and findings.
– Disseminate findings and use for program improvement
– Track grantee deliverables, maintain records, and prepare reports.
– Conduct presentations for a variety of audiences.
– Stay current with substance use literature and apply to projects.
– Conduct literature reviews.
– Liaise/communicate regularly with project partners.
– Work closely and coordinate with other units in BADUPCT.
– Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
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 “111 or “211 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 “211 above.

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

Preferred Skills: The candidate will: have experience with project management and evaluation; ideally have experience working in a governmental setting; possess some knowledge of alcohol and substance use, particularly knowledge of buprenorphine; have the ability to work independently and as part of a team; possess excellent interpersonal, research, written, and verbal communication skills; be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills; have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment; be proficient in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
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.

How to Apply: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number# 225227.

 

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Position: Practice Transformation Specialist

Organization: The Fund for Public Health in New York
Posting date: January 4, 2016
Location: New York, NY USA

SUMMARY: The Practice Transformation Specialist will project manage healthcare delivery transformation with healthcare providers and staff at clinics in underserved communities of NYC. Through a combination of on-site visits (about 50% fieldwork and travel), remote visits, and e-mail contact, the Specialist will support practices with redesigning clinic-based care delivery workflows that allow the practice to implement care on a population level, improve patient experience, and transition to reimbursement for better health outcomes.
The New York City healthcare market is undergoing extensive and rapid reform with a focus on improved health outcomes, reduced costs to the system, and population health management. The Specialist is a key driver of this reform, providing boots-on-the- ground technical assistance to healthcare providers through training on Health IT, change management, analytics, and evidence- based clinical processes so they can keep up with new standards of care.
If you’re looking for exciting work that moves the needle on patient outcomes, addresses health equity, shapes the future of healthcare delivery, and work in one of the most innovative health departments nationally, then bring your critical thinking skills and ability to process information quickly to this highly public facing and impactful role.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Practice Transformation / Practice Facilitation:
• Manage a caseload of physician practices and support practices as they work on quality improvement projects and practice transformation projects. Practice transformation projects include work towards practice recognition under the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS)’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), and Meaningful Use.
• Apply change management concepts and strategies to ensure sustainability of practice transformation
• Conduct on-site and virtual (online or on telephone) visits with healthcare providers; document visits electronically; and, collect required documentation for grant funding.
• Analyze and interpret reports to communicate practice progress for both internal and external audiences.
• Provide support for office redesign (e.g., workflows, documentation, standard processes) to improve efficiency.
• Customize the EHR to help practices improve performance and clinical measures.
• Provide training on preventive-health features of the EHR and how to utilize for quality improvement activities
• Project Management – develop and maintain project plans, proactively manage issues and risks, facilitate team meetings; and, communicate with manager on project progress
• Quality Improvement – facilitate PDSA (Plan- Do-Study-Act) rapid change cycles within practices and quality improvement principles to improve outcomes, patient satisfaction and practice operational efficiencies
• Training – develop and deliver presentations and trainings in group settings and via webinars to internal and external audiences
• Communication – present ideas and concepts verbally and in writing in a way that fosters learning, collaboration and transfer of skills

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications •2+ years professional experience in healthcare setting, including time spent as either clinical or administrative staff (outpatient clinical experience preferred, but not required) •Experience communicating with physicians, staff and external organizations •Ability to analyze and present data to groups and individuals •Must be willing to travel within the 5 boroughs of NYC •Ability to work both independently and within a group •Excellent time management, project management, organizational and communication skills •Strong computer skills, with proficiency using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and customer relationship management (CRM) experience
Preferred Qualifications •Master’s degree – MPH, MPA, or other health care related field •Knowledge of EHRs, population management, quality improvement, medical billing & coding, Meaningful Use and NCQA’s Patient- Centered Medical Home •Knowledge of principles related to Payment Reform, Healthcare landscape and stakeholders (insurance companies, CMS, etc) •Basic knowledge of chronic diseases and clinical processes (diabetes, hypertension, asthma, etc) •Experience with PCMH, HEDIS/QARR, Clinical Quality Measures, DSRIP and ACOs a plus •Experience using a CRM system (e.g. SalesForce) a plus

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Fund is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that was formed by the NYC Health Department to enable foundations, philanthropists, businesses and ordinary citizens to become the strategic partners of city government. This public-private alliance is powerful and essential for tackling the most pressing public health challenges of the 21st century and has helped move the Department’s health agenda forward faster, to the benefit of all New Yorkers. The Fund helps the NYC Health Department turn its innovative thinking into action.

HOW TO APPLY: FPHNY offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume, with cover letter including salary requirements, to publichealthjobs@fphny.org.Please indicate “Practice Transformation Specialist, your name” in the subject line.
Further Information: Please contact Matt Gannon, Practice Transformation Specialist at mgannon@health.nyc.gov

 

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Position: Senior Research and Data Analyst

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posting date: January 4, 2016
Location: Long Island City, NY USA

SUMMARY: Compensation- $ 76,340.00 – $ 90,000.00. The Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning (PCAP), within the Division of Prevention and Primary Care, at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is seeking a City Research Scientist to serve as a Senior Research and Data 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 NYC’s underserved populations. PCAP contains two offices: Office Health Insurance Services (OHIS) and Office of Health Planning (HP). These units work in collaboration to ensure on-the ground programmatic work and policy and data activities are continuously informing one another.
Since 2000, OHIS has worked to educate the NYC uninsured population about their health insurance options and enroll individuals into coverage. Enrollers specialize in helping low-income, medically vulnerable, minority and immigrant communities. Even before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, various public and private agencies in New York State, including DOHMH, worked to address the persistent problem of uninsured residents who are eligible for public insurance yet not enrolled. After the ACA-created New York State of Health Marketplace launched, OHIS staff were trained and designated as Certified Application Counselors (CACs) to provide assistance with enrolling individuals into public insurance programs and new Qualified Health Plans (QHPs).
HP staff utilizes research data and policy expertise to analyze components of the health system in NYC and identify barriers to obtaining insurance coverage and accessing primary care services. This includes a focus on healthcare safety net components such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), health insurance (including public programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program), federal shortage designations (Health Professional Shortage Areas, Medically Underserved Areas, Medically Underserved Populations), and health care system utilization and efficiency. Staff have also developed expertise in and conduct research on the intersection of emergency preparedness and primary care with a focus on reducing primary care access deficits post-disaster. As part of the policy focused work, HP has been analyzing, monitoring, and weighing in on the implementation of the insurance expansion components of the Affordable Care Act and NY’s state-based Marketplace from the perspective of low- income and vulnerable populations.
This position will have a portfolio of research, data analysis and evaluation responsibilities that provides support across the Bureau.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Oversee, plan and supervise all data evaluation activities for the OHIS program, which includes regularly scheduled quarterly and monthly productivity reports as well as ad hoc reports.
• Provide strategic interpretation of programmatic data analysis to OHIS Executive Director and managers.
• Contribute to and support the planning, developing and implementation of the Bureau’s research and surveillance activities.
• Design and conduct analyses of existing data (including Community Health Survey, and Medicaid claims/Salient) to support planning and policy development and evaluate program and policy impact.
• Produce data-driven reports and presentations, as well as author journal manuscripts relevant to the NYS Medicaid program, low-income populations and health insurance status, and other relevant topics.
• Provide leadership, general direction, and guide research activities to a small team of research and data analysts.
• Rapidly respond to requests for data and systems analysis from the Bureau, Division and Agency leadership. This may include analysis of program-level data as well as citywide, state or national data that inform the work of the Bureau, in addition to creation and maintenance of regular periodic reports for use by management and staff.
• Additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
Preferred Skills
• Strong analytic and statistical skills with experience in manipulating and analyzing data using statistical software such as SAS or SPSS.
• Expertise in epidemiological data analysis, research & program evaluation methodologies; experience with Community Health Survey, SPARCS, eMedNY, Salient or other Medicaid claims databases, MEPS, BRFSS, etc.
• Knowledge of NYS’s insurance landscape and public health insurance programs including Medicaid managed care organizations and knowledge of the Medicaid and New York State of Health enrollment process.
• Demonstrated ability to direct, develop and manage different levels of staff in a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
• Strong leadership, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 226750.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Rhina Hernandez, Senior Research and Data Analyst at rhernandez1@health.nyc.gov

 

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Position: Data Analyst

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posting date: January 4, 2016
Location: Long Island City, NY USA

SUMMARY: The New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) is devoted to improving population health in New York City through health information technology. PCIP is the largest project of its kind nationwide, focusing on the efficient use of prevention oriented electronic health records (EHRs) in NYC. We strive to transform the quality of health care services in these neighborhoods by helping providers use electronic health records and other health technology to improve the quality of care. The Data Analyst is being recruited to produce and analyze public health data from EHRs in the context of population health, to explain and track trends, and to relay the results of this data to other DOHMH programs for use in resource allocation, program evaluation, policy, and planning. The Analyst will work with a dynamic, cross- disciplinary team that extracts data from the Hub, a cutting-edge, real-time query system which gathers data from EHRs at more than 720 doctor’s offices, community health centers, and hospital clinics. The Hub covers 2 million patients per year in NYC and allows the DOHMH to answer relevant public health questions in a timely manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES: As an integral part of the Hub Epidemiology team:
• Collect, clean, analyze and report on Hub data, producing graphical representations, models, and statistical output using analytic software packages.
• Produce data-driven reports, presentations and papers for dissemination internally and externally, including research publications related to relevant issues affecting the New York City health care system such as chronic disease, infectious disease, behavioral health, and the impact of Health Information Technology on healthcare in New York City.
• Manage Hub query planning, scheduling, and data management analytics.
• Partner with other DOHMH bureaus to develop joint Hub projects to analyze and improve the quality of care delivered to low- income New Yorkers.
• Rapidly respond to requests for data from the Bureau, Division and Agency leadership.
• Pursue personal research interests aligning with PCIP and Hub team goals.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

Preferred Skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross- disciplinary team environment. • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail orientation. • Analytic and statistical skills with experience in manipulating and analyzing data using statistical software; SAS preferred. • Knowledge of epidemiological data analysis, research, and program evaluation methodologies. • Familiarity with geographical information software such as ArcMap preferred. • Experience with scientific writing preferred. • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). • Willingness to adapt to new data structures and tackle novel problems creatively. • Working knowledge of or interest in a range of public health topics.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 225117.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Rhina Hernandez, Data Analyst at rhernandez1@health.nyc.gov

 

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Position: Perinatal Hepatitis B Epidemiologist

Organization: Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Posting date: January 4, 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA

SUMMARY: Compensation: $46,000 – $52,000, depending on experience, plus full benefits. This position involves high level staff work providing epidemiological support within the Division of Disease Control. The person filling this position is responsible for data management and data analysis of perinatal viral hepatitis case reports and investigations. These data will be used to improve perinatal hepatitis B surveillance and prevention activities. The person filling this position must work very closely with Viral Hepatitis staff, Epidemiology personnel, the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program coordinator, the Division Director, and with private sector partners to ensure consistency of reported data.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Viral Hepatitis Epidemiologist, the Perinatal Hepatitis B Epidemiologist will perform the following essential job functions: • Develop, refine, and perform data cleaning/quality assurance routines for perinatal hepatitis B case data. • Perform regular data matches between several city-wide health information data systems. • Develop relationships with Philadelphia birth hospitals, city-run health centers, and reference laboratories to enhance/refine reporting of perinatal hepatitis B. • Develop educational tools for healthcare providers. • Create procedures aimed to enhance tracking and follow-up of infants born to hepatitis B mothers. • Develop, refine, and oversee production of regular reports, both in- house and externally, on perinatal hepatitis B data to monitor progress towards program goals. • Identify barriers to programmatic goals and assess and implement solutions. • Perform limited but regular follow- up with providers including medical chart abstraction when needed. • Serve as a representative for grantee teleconferences/meetings. • Develop and conduct ad-hoc, non- routine analysis including ensuring that all appropriate steps are completed (IRB, etc). • Summarize analytic findings for presentation at scientific conferences and publication in technical and scientific journals. • Assess and fulfill perinatal hepatitis B data requests from outside (non- DDC) entities. • Participate in Emergency Preparedness drills, exercises, and trainings for the Health Department, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1a. Completion of a Master’s Degree program at an accredited college or university in Epidemiology or related field that includes a minimum of two graduate level courses in Epidemiology or two comparable graduate level classes in advanced research methodology AND two graduate level courses in statistics or biostatistics; OR
2a. Completion of a Master’s Degree program at an accredited college or university; AND 2b. Two (2) years of work experience within the field of Epidemiology performing study design, evaluation or analysis.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of viral hepatitis medical terminology. • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of epidemiological research including study design or epidemiological surveys, theory and application of epidemiological methodologies, principles and methods of biostatistics, and preparation of scientific research reports. • Strong analytical abilities using statistical analysis software such as SAS, or STATA. • Experience with database development (MS Access or similar software). • Training or experience with mapping software (ArcGIS preferred). • Ability to analyze data, write project proposals, and technical reports. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Ability to analyze and think critically to apply reasonable judgment and problem solving skills. • Experience working and conducting research with health and prevention service agencies. • Excellent organizational skills. • Ability to work as part of a team, to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to work independently in a high pressure environment. • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work; • Sensitivity to and experience working with ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse individuals, communities, agencies and organizations.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) provides services, sets policies, and enforces laws relating to public health for the City and County of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1793, when a yellow fever epidemic swept through the city, and is currently headed by Jane Baker, Philadelphia’s Interim Health Commissioner. The PDPH strives to “protect the health of all Philadelphians and to promote an environment that allows us to lead healthy lives. It provides services, sets policies, and enforces laws that support that dignity of every man, woman, and child in Philadelphia.” The Health Department is a non-profit institution that receives a limited portion of its funding from state taxes, and the remainder through Federal and private grants. Health services include HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, maternal and child health services including infant mortality reduction and prevention, behavioral health services including substance abuse prevention and treatment, mental health services, and communicable disease prevention and treatment. This last service is managed by the Division of Disease Control (DDC). The DDC works to prevent, control, and report on diseases and conditions that are contagious and/or affect the public’s health, and to prepare for public health emergencies. The DDC is subdivided into seven Units: Acute Communicable Disease (ACD), Viral Hepatitis, Immunization, Tuberculosis (TB), STD, Epidemiology, Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, that are housed in the same facility and are regularly involved in collaborative special projects and discussions about ways to integrate services across program areas.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, Individuals interested in this opportunity should contact Danica Kuncio, MPH, at HEP-DDC@phila.gov.Please include a cover letter and current resume.

 

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Position: Health Program Coordinator

Organization: Health Research, Inc.
Posting date: January 4, 2016
Location: Albany, NY USA

SUMMARY: Compensation $52,819. The Health Program Coordinator will assist with multiple aspects of behavioral health integration as part of Advanced Primary Care (APC) as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties will include: assisting with the development and implementation of behavioral health integration projects and policies; coordinating the activities of participating practice sites; tracking and analysis of data; facilitating communication and coordination between the Office of Mental Health and the Department of Health on integration related elements of various initiatives including Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment, and APC, and providing support for special projects and program related activities. Other related duties

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and two years of relevant experience including coordination of projects in public health related field; Or an Associate’s degree and four years of relevant experience or six years of relevant experience. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Ability to handle multiple tasks. Experience combining information from multiple sources into a single narrative. Knowledge of statistics, data management and analysis, and experience with data management software such as Excel, Access, SPSS or SAS. Must display a sense of urgency, attend to detail and work well in a team, as well as independently.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should 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- 3196 on envelope.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Sarah Zalewski, Health Program Coordinator at sarah.zalewski@healthresearch.org

 

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Position: EPIDEMIOLOGIST I

Organization: Maryland. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posting date: December 30, 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD

SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES: Within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration’s (PHPA) mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, helping impacted persons live longer, healthier lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. PHPA works in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases and environmental health hazards. This position will support the activities of the Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance by closely monitoring case reports and trends of selected conditions, and by directing and assisting local health departments in disease investigation, reporting, and control activities. Primary responsibilities are to collect, track and analyze routine surveillance data, and to investigate cases and outbreaks of reportable and/or emerging infectious diseases. Chief among those is to coordinate the human arboviral surveillance program for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB) and the yearly verification of case counts and classifications for the more than 80 infectious diseases and conditions that require mandatory notification by laboratories and health care providers under COMAR 10.06.01. That verification process requires extensive collaboration with local health department and DHMH staff, and the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS) at the (federal) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics. Experience: None
The successful applicant should have experience or training in infectious disease epidemiology and Knowledge of public health response for infectious conditions. Good communication skills for working with our partners in public health investigations are highly desirable. The ability to implement basic data quality assurance procedures, and to calculate and display descriptive statistics for reporting purposes are essential functions of this position.

How to apply: If interested, apply at www.jobaps.com/md by no later than January 12, 2016.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Recruitment and Selection Division, EPIDEMIOLOGIST I at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov

 

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Position: WIC Program Specialist – Operations

Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posting date: December 30, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA USA

SUMMARY: The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population. The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of WIC Program Specialist – Operations within the Health Promotion Division of the Women, Infant and Children’s Section.
Reporting to the Women, Infant and Child (WIC) Manager of Program Delivery and Review, this position will be responsible for monitoring policies and procedures to define program operational standards for the efficient and effective local agency operations in compliance with federal and state guidelines

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops and implements policies and procedures to assure compliance with federal regulations and state policies of Georgia WIC, leverage best practices (e.g., processing standards, efficient clinic flow, voucher control, customer service, clinic openings and closings, staff training, and information systems) and to ensure efficient and effective service delivery in the districts/clinics. • Implements statewide quality assurance plan, including key performance indicators, to monitor and regularly assess local agency performance. • Conducts program reviews of local agencies and develops corrective action summaries using both reporting and on-site audits. • Provides technical support and tools to district and local agencies to increase overall efficiencies and meet federal and state regulations, as requested. • Serves as an instructor on operations training, as needed. • Provides SME input to WIC Technology, DPH IT and WIC Training Designer to assist with the development of quality IT systems and education programs. • Assists with review and update of the Procedures Manual based on changes to the state and/or federal guidelines. • Provides professional coverage as needed when other operational specialty resource(s) are not available.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years’ experience performing work related to area of assignment Or Master’s degree in a related field and two years’ experience performing work related to area of assignment Or One year at the lower level or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor degree focused in Business or Public Administration, Business Management, Public Health, or relevant degree 0R 7 years of creating guidelines/procedures and auditing for compliance. • 2years of experience working across remote locations to monitor for compliance and increase efficiencies • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel) • Familiarity with WIC program, district and clinic operations and procedures

HOW TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on “About DPH” and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov

FURTHER INFORMATION: Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break. Employment Information Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary. DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc. The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check. As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov. DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

 

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Position: Manager of Community Initiatives

Organization: The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
Posting date: January 4, 2016
Location: New York, NY USA

SUMMARY: CAPC is seeking a Manager of Community Initiatives to help develop and implement a Community Initiative, a high-priority, multi-venue, signature initiative whose goal is to ensure that palliative care is provided across the national health care continuum. The Manager will report to the Director of Community Initiatives and will work across research, policy, education and marketing departments. Candidate will have a minimum five years of progressively responsible senior level experience, exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills and a strong background in group facilitation and community engagement. Experience in a nonprofit, health care environment and knowledge of palliative care is particularly desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy Development: Contribute to the development of CAPC’s Community-Based Palliative Care Strategy, including: o Conducting a need/strengths assessment to identify opportunities to improve the delivery of palliative care within and across office/home/long-term settings (via surveys, interviews, focus groups, site visits, etc.) o Identifying CAPC’s immediate and long term goals based on need and feasibility to demonstrate impact o Developing the strategy and supporting implementation plan o Monitoring and evaluating initiative effectiveness
Technical Assistance and Training: Develop a library of community-based products, including: o Creating a national community- based palliative care curriculum o Providing operational support to the Palliative Care Leadership Centers, the delivery mechanism for the community- based palliative care curriculum o Curating and developing the collection of community-based resources in CAPC’s online member portal, CAPC Central o Informing and supporting the development of content for community-based sessions at CAPC’s national seminar o Informing a marketing strategy to attract new CAPC membership audiences and to promote use of community-based products to existing CAPC members
Partnership Development: o Cultivating relationships with subject matter experts, potential partners, new CAPC faculty and external stakeholders working in the office, home, and long term care settings o Identifying opportunities for new alliances that leverage CAPC initiatives. o Representing CAPC on calls, meetings and conferences

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required. A Masters degree in Public Health, Public Administration or related field preferred. • 5-7 years of progressively more senior experience. • Excellent research, writing and communication skills, including the ability to think critically and present persuasive arguments. • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. • Familiarity with curriculum development and adult learning techniques. • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills. • Knowledge of the palliative care field highly desirable, but not required. • Able to travel approximately 10% of time – local and national. • Ability to work effectively within an entrepreneurial environment • Excellent writing and communication skills • Strong computer skills including MS Office and MS Outlook

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national, non-profit membership organization that successfully uses social change principles to promote high-quality care for the seriously ill. It is dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people with life-threatening illnesses. CAPC provides health professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. CAPC also engages in outreach to major national health care organizations, policy makers, payers, and educators to catalyze supportive payment policy, strengthen the workforce, and assure regulatory and accreditation incentives aimed at assuring access to quality palliative care for all Americans.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should pleas apply at https://capc.submittable.com/submit/51343
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Meg Jones-Monteiro, Manager of Community Initiatives at meg.jones-monteiro@mssm.edu

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