January 20, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Graduate Project Coordinator Position (19 hours per week)

Organization: NIH-funded study on infant care practices among non-Hispanic Black families in New York City

Posting date: January 20, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for IRB application process, aiding in community outreach and recruitment; developing protocol materials for the photo-elicitation interviews (PEI); conducting extensive literature reviews; transcribing and coding data with qualitative analysis software; creating and managing data system; supervising undergraduate research assistants.

Additional responsibilities include: coordinating research meetings and participating in methodological training; contributing to manuscript preparation and conference presentations; performing other research support duties, as assigned. The ideal candidate should have prior experience working with diverse populations and an interest maternal and child health research. Prompt communication and precise attention to detail are a must, as well as the ability to work independently.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current graduate student holding, or in the process of obtaining, a Master’s degree or equivalent in the social sciences, public health, or related field
  • Experience with qualitative research methods (e.g., focus groups, in-depth interviewing)
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments
  • Ability to travel to different neighborhoods across New York City

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with coordinating federally-funded research projects, including managing budgets and IRB protocols
  • Experience working with African and/or Afro-Caribbean immigrant communities
  • Experience with the qualitative software analysis program Atlas.ti, or similar program
  • Experience with maternal and child health research or programs

 

Compensation :Pay commensurate with experience; range of $20-25 per hour All positions begin immediately and run through June 30, 2016, with possibility of additional 6-12 month renewal

HOW TO APPLY: Interested Candidates should send via email to tchu@brooklyn.cuny.edu. Please include “Research Position #1” in the subject line. 1)Cover letter, which details: Your interest in and qualifications for this position; your availability for the project; your progress in your current academic program 2)a CV or resume 3)ONE writing sample

 

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Position: Research Assistant Positions (15 hours per week; 3 positions available)

Organization: NIH-funded study on infant care practices among non-Hispanic Black families in New York City

Posting date: January 20, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with community outreach, recruitment and data collection; conducting literature reviews; transcribing and coding of data with qualitative analysis software; entering survey data; organization and management of project data; development of manuscripts and presentations; perform other research support duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student majoring in the social sciences, public health, or related field
  • Experience with diverse communities in NYC
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments
  • Ability to travel to different neighborhoods across New York City

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with African and/or Afro-Caribbean immigrant communities
  • Experience with the qualitative software analysis program Atlas.ti, or similar program
  • Experience with maternal and child health research or programs

 

Pay commensurate with experience; range of $12-15 per hour .All positions begin immediately and run through June 30, 2016, with possibility of additional 6-12 month renewal

HOW TO APPLY: Please send via email to tchu@brooklyn.cuny.edu. Please include “Research Position #2” in the subject line. 1) Cover letter, which details: Your interest in and qualifications for this position; your availability for the project; your progress in your current academic program. 2) a CV or resume

 

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Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

 Organization: ASPPH

Posting Date: January 5, 2016

 Location: Washington, DC

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Public Health Preparedness Manager and working closely with the Director of Education, Practice & Data, this position is expected to provide leadership and guidance related to the monitoring and evaluation of a federally funded project focusing on public health preparedness. The position will assume overall coordination of the evaluation activities of the ASPPH/CDC funded subaward projects to schools of public health.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will oversee the development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and ensure that activities are implemented according to schedule. The position will provide consistent attention to program impact assessment and continual refinement of evaluation methods. In addition, this position will liaise closely with the project teams funded through the ASPPH/CDC cooperative agreement and with other technical and programmatic partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Evaluation Specialist assures completeness and accuracy consistent with external and internal compliance requirements; and, working in collaboration with Manager of Grants and Manager of Public Health Preparedness, contributes to programmatic reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall technical guidance and capacity building to the ASPPH project team, with responsibility for coordination of M&E activities.
  • Develop M&E strategies, frameworks, plans and indicators to assess project performance and impact.
  • Attend meetings of sub-award project teams with CDC, and other partners as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen strategic information activities and M&E systems in ASPPH/CDC supported sub-award sites.
  • Conduct regular meetings, via conference calls to the subawardees to provide technical support in the implementation of key M&E activities and to identify where adjustments may be required.
  • Develop and oversee adherence to M&E standard operating procedures.
  • Coordinate technical assistance for public health preparedness activities,
  • Ensure coordination with the Public Health Preparedness Coordinating Center
  • Develop and oversee procedures for data collection, reporting and feedback of information, including reporting to CDC.
  • Oversee the collection and reporting of M&E data for all subaward projects and contribute to writing program narrative reports.
  • Participate in technical review calls with CDC and subaward projects.
  • Lead dissemination activities, including analysis of data.
  • Provide technical assistance to staff (in the use of Monitoring and Evaluation, data analysis, development of evaluation indicators, and reporting of results).
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by Director, Education, Practice & Data.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education and Experience: Prior senior experience in program evaluation, mixed methods research, and health communication.
  • A PhD or DrPH preferred; or alternatively a MPH.
  • Proven management leadership skills.
  • Public health experience at state, tribal, or territorial level is desirable. Familiarity with academic public health preferred.
  • Ability to establish priorities and handle multiple projects effectively.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Collaborative problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities.
  • Ability to travel domestically.

 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should please send resume and cover letter to grants@aspph.org.

 

 

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 Position: Field Worker/Interviewer (Temporary and Part-time, approx. 10-20 hours/week at $20.60/hr)

Organization/Project: CHORDS (Costs, HIV Outcomes and Real-world Determinants of Success) Study of the New York City Ryan White Part A Care Coordination Program (CCP)

Posting Date: January 14, 2016

 Location: Long Island City, Queens.

SUMMARY: The Research & Evaluation Unit of the Care and Treatment Program is recruiting Field Workers/ Interviewers for the CHORDS study. CHORDS is a local collaborative research study funded since September 2013 and carried out by the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health (Principal Investigator Denis Nash, PhD) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH, Principal Investigator Mary Irvine, DrPH). The project investigates socio-demographic, behavioral, social-environment/ interpersonal and life-history factors, as well as CCP site-level factors and receipt of key CCP components (e.g., case management, patient navigation, directly observed antiretroviral therapy, health education), as determinants of health outcomes among program clients. Both currently active clients (600) and those recently active but lost to follow-up (120) will be interviewed, for a total of 720 interviews gathered over the course of several months. Data collection entails a one-time, approximately 30-minute web-based survey designed for participant self-administration via an ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview) tool, unless otherwise requested.

Under the direction of a Survey Coordinator, Field Workers/Interviewers will conduct survey recruitment activities at a total of 10 agencies spread across four NYC boroughs, and will carry out other activities (including phone/e-mail communications and technical assistance to sites and participants) from the NYC DOHMH offices at 42-09 28th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Field Workers/Interviewers will also administer surveys to those participants who may need assistance, and will be called upon to assist with distributing gift cards (incentives) after survey completion. However, the primary tasks of the Field Workers/Interviewers relate to the recruitment processes of contacting clients, explaining the study, distributing survey login details, assisting with survey setup and technical support, administering the survey when client self-administration is not feasible or is not the client’s preference, and tracking recruitment steps and their outcomes using standardized project logs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in and successfully complete required trainings
  • Adhere to all federal, state, local and institutional confidentiality laws and protocols, based on trainings/materials to be provided, and guidance from the Survey Coordinator
  • Maintain regular communications with recruitment sites
  • Prepare, transport, store and maintain survey recruitment materials and supplies
  • Provide ongoing training/TA to recruitment sites on study procedures, including but not limited to:
  • collection of “permission to contact” for the study team to follow up with clients
  • distribution of study team contact information and/or survey tool access details
  • tracking of recruitment efforts and outcomes at the site level, and routine sharing of tracking log data for central compilation, analysis and maintenance
  • Compile tracking log data from individual recruitment sites, and help maintain the master tracking log at NYC DOHMH, for management of recruitment and incentive distribution
  • Continually monitor sites’ activities related to the study, to ensure appropriate recruitment progress as well as ongoing fidelity to the study protocol and procedures
  • Provide information about the study, and connect potential participants or site staff with the Survey Coordinator, where further communication or other resolution is needed
  • Immediately report any deviations from the study protocol or any data security risks, to the Survey Coordinator and/or NYC DOHMH Principal Investigator
  • Conduct informed consent and structured interviews with study participants when self-administration is not feasible or is not the client’s preference
  • Accurately document participant information (on tracking logs, permission-to-contact forms, messages to other study team members, and surveys)
  • Maintain data integrity (ensure collected data accurately represent participant information)
  • Provide information about additional resources (from the study materials) as appropriate
  • Assist with other aspects of the research as requested
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to adhere to detailed survey research protocols
  • Ability to comply with strict protocols for confidentiality
  • Strong and unflagging attention to detail
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness to agencies’ and clients’ concerns, questions and comfort levels with study procedures
  • Effective organizational skills, including rigorous habits of documentation
  • Keen recognition of issues that may require the attention of other study team members
  • Ability to establish rapport with people from diverse racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic, age, cultural, and religious groups/perspectives
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is an advantage, but not necessarily required
  • Experience interviewing, and specifically comfort asking/hearing about sensitive topics
  • Ability to learn and use computerized interview programs
  • Ability to travel throughout New York City and maintain security of study supplies

 

Special Requirements:

  • Willingness to work some long or evening/weekend shifts if needed during the survey period (February to December 2016)

 

How to Apply: if interested, please contact Elena DiRosa, CHORDS Survey Coordinator, at: edirosa@health.nyc.gov. Résumés can be sent directly to that e-mail address.


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Position: Evaluation and Research Associate

 Organization: CAI (Cicatelli Associates)

Posting Date: January 14, 2016

 Location: New York, NY    USA

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES -Conduct, coordinate and assist in the design of research and evaluation activities across CAI. -Assist research and evaluation staff in the development of surveys, semi- structured interviews, and conducting scientific literature reviews. -Manage the distribution of evaluation surveys and conduct data entry and analysis. -Assist research and evaluation staff in developing core datasets and data entry. Conduct statistical analyses grounded in sound public health statistics using STATA statistical software. -Assist research and evaluation staff in conducting qualitative coding and analysis of focus group and interview data using Atlas T.I. -Develop tables, figures, and other materials to support senior research staff. Produce written, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations. -Coordinate with the research and evaluation team to streamline projects, stay up to date with latest evaluation and research practices and work to efficiently implement tasks. -Routinely write summary and quarterly reports for internal projects and funders for evaluation and research reports. -Routinely scan the literature and develop innovative analysis ideas for presenting and showcasing research and evaluation projects across CAI at conferences and journals. -Assist in writing proposals, scientific manuscripts and conference posters, IRB/ethics protocols, and technical reports -Perform various administrative duties including data entry, maintaining bibliographies using Endnote software, schedule coordination, and database and file management. -Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in health/social sciences, public health, or comparable field •Must have coursework in program evaluation, statistics, psychometrics, OR econometrics •The candidate must have prior experience and strong ability to conduct statistical analyses using Stata/SPSS and Atlas T.I. •Strong research, database management, analysis and reporting skills •Familiarity with analyzing program evaluation data •Extensive knowledge of computers, word processing, graphics and design and other software applications •Strong attention to detail •Demonstrated interest in Public Health research and evaluation

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: CAI’s mission is to use the transformative power of education and research to foster a more aware, healthy, compassionate, and equitable world. Please see our website for more information caiglobal.org.

How to Apply: EMAIL, FAX or MAIL your cover letter, resume, salary range requirements and samples of work to our Human Resources Department, attention: “Research Associate” search.

Email: employment@caiglobal.org

Fax: 212-629-3321

Address: 505 Eighth Ave
Suite 1900
New York   NY  10018
United States


 

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 Position: Data Analyst /CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST-03

 Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: January 13, 2016

 Location: 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY, 11101

SUMMARY: Compensation: $ 76,340.00 – $ 87,791.00 (Annual). It is the mission of the BSSA to drive innovation and scalable solutions in behavioral health policy, practice and research in support of new and existing initiatives, and to enhance the ability of the Division to respond to, and lead, substantial changes in the delivery, payment, and policy environment surrounding mental health care services throughout the City of New York.

The Innovation Lab is a recently created unit within BSSA intended to develop better ways of capturing mental health needs and gaps, as well as direct technical support and spread for quality improvement and implementation science practices for the purpose of adopting and evaluating high- impact public mental health practices in the community.

The candidate will support the work of a Senior Research Associate and other scientists in the Lab and will be responsible for data cleaning, management, analysis and documentation

RESPONSIBILITIES: DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

— Use best practices in data management to ensure the integrity of data, quality of data processes and delivery of usable data to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

–Responsible for data cleaning, management, analysis and documentation.

–Support information gathering queries, statistical analyses, reports and technical difficulties related to data retrieval and report preparation, including rapid turnaround data requests.

— Identify and recommend solutions to data management issues.

–Explore utility of other existing DOHMH data streams.

— Documents, implements, maintains or recommends operating methods to improve processing, distribution, data flow, collection, database editing procedures.

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 “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

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

Preferred Skills: Knowledge and experience with data analysis, spreadsheet and database reporting. Excellent written and speaking ability, strong interpersonal communication skills, time management and organizational skills.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Division of Mental Hygiene of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is recruiting a Data Analyst for the title City Research Scientist III. He/she will work in the Bureau Systems Strengthening and Access (BSSA) under the supervision of the Director of Measures and Analytics unit of the Mental Health Innovation Lab. This position will be part of a team of data scientists managing and developing tools for enhanced measurement and analytics, as well as providing rapid response to data requests. Amended **

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 # 225640. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Additional Information: 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.

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Further Information: Please contact MARGARET PIGGOTT, Data Analyst,/CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST at MPIGGOTT@HEALTH.NYC.GOV

 

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Position: Associate Inter-Agency Liaison/CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST-02

 Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: January 13, 2016

 Location: 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY, 11101

SUMMARY: The Mental Hygiene Division of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for policy, programs, and provider oversight related to mental health; alcohol and drug use and developmental delays and disabilities.

The Bureau of Systems Strengthening & Access (BSSA) will enable the Division of Mental Hygiene (MHy) to enhance its roles as the office within DOHMH, and as the State Local Government Unit (LGU) in New York City, for mental health, substance use, and developmental disability (collectively: “behavioral health”/public mental health”?).

RESPONSIBILITIES: DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Support the work of the Interagency Collaboration for Mental Health in providing research and analytic support including conducting and presenting reviews of literature to support key stakeholders in addressing mental health needs of the city,
  • Provide support to the Inter-Agency Liaison to follow through on project tasks, draft and lead in preparation of related documents, reports.
  • Coordinate with interagency leads to assess needs and issues, track status and progress and report back and make recommendations to DOHMH leadership The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong research and analytical skills with a minimum of 3 years of research experience., excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills; ability to handle multiple priorities , some knowledge of the behavioral health system in both New York City and New York State, strong competency in report writing and epidemiological analysis

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 #210280. 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 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.

Further Information: Please contact MARGARET PIGGOTT, Data Analyst,/CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST at MPIGGOTT@HEALTH.NYC.GOV

 

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Position:Assistant Research Scientist

Organization: Health Research, Inc.

Posting date: January 13, 2016

Location: Albany, NY

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Compensation: $42,416. Assist in analysis of data and interpretation of results. Under the direction of senior staff, using an analytic database of pooled data, perform analyses and interpret results. This will include writing basic SAS programs and creating tables of results. Under supervision and in cooperation with senior researchers, participate in the preparation of tables for manuscripts to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals. Assist in preparing tables for posters/presentations at scientific meetings. Assist in the collection, organization, management and evaluation of project related data. Assist with literature searches related to birth defects and various exposures. Other related duties as assigned. Occasional overnight travel may be requested.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Environmental/Public Health or a related field and one year of data management and analysis experience or other closely related experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree and one year experience with research and data management/data analysis. Proficiency in SAS is desirable. Experience in analysis of adverse pregnancy outcomes, interacting with research staff from different fields, conducting data management/data analysis, and the ability to write manuscripts based on analyses is preferred. Good written and oral communication skills.

HOW TO APPLY: 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 2016- 3208 on envelope.

Further Information: Please contact Sarah Zalewski, Assistant Research Scientist at sarah.zalewski@healthresearch.org

 

 

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Position: Practice Coordinator

Organization: Aledade

Posting date: January 13, 2016

Location: MS, TN, MD, DE, PA, NY

SUMMARY: Multiple positions, located in MS, TN, MD, DE, PA, NY The Practice Coordinator is expected to be an expert on all issues and details surrounding the portfolio of physician practices they are assigned. The Practice Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day project management of physician practice deliverables, programs, and requests, and coordinating with Aledade’s technical and analytic teams so that their assigned practices’ programmatic and savings goals are met. It is expected that the Practice Coordinator will assist the Executive Director in developing a strategic plan for each practice and continually work to ensure successful completion of that plan to achieve goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the Executive Director with all duties as appropriate and coordinate with the Field Staff, where applicable. Cultivate in-depth relationships with practices and partners, including regular status calls and in-person meetings to set strategic priorities, report results, and identify opportunities for growth and savings. Develop implementation and action plans for practices in a manner that improves patient health outcomes. Ensure that Aledade’s tools and services are delivered with high quality standards, that practice expectations are met, and that ideas for program and product development are harvested and shared across the organization. Maintain an understanding of Aledade’s capabilities/vision, and effectively communicate all relevant offerings to the practice, identifying opportunities for growth and additional savings. Support the research for and preparation of ACO-facing and practice-facing presentations, proposals and other work product as needed. Provide regular performance reporting on assigned practices to Executive Director, escalating practice issues to the Executive Director, as appropriate. Support the Executive Director in facilitation of ACO board meetings to ensure success. Monitor the onboarding process of new practices as they transition from the outreach team.

QUALIFICATIONS: A clinical degree or master’s degree in health services, health policy, or other relevant fields is required. Significant and relevant work experience in lieu of educational requirements may be accepted. Candidates should have related experience working as a practice-facing project lead in the healthcare industry (i.e., physician practice, health plan, hospital, government, pharmacy chain, management consulting) with a proven track record of creating, maintaining, and enhancing relationships and communicating effectively with senior management. Experience in a clinical setting, working with health IT, and/or EHRs is a plus. Relevant competencies include developing and maintaining relationships, analytical problem solving, project management, effective written and verbal communication, and strategic insight. Must be well-organized and results-oriented, with the ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and lead a team to consistently meet deadlines and client expectations.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Aledade partners with independent, primary care physicians to provide everything doctors need to create and operate an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Aledade delivers an all-star team of health care technology and policy experts; customized, cutting-edge technology; business transformation services; and upfront capital – everything independent physician practices need to succeed in value-based health care.
We are a Series B startup, funded by Venrock and ARCH Venture Partners, intent on creating healthcare that is better for patients and doctors, and is lower cost. We sign contracts with health plans that give us (and our primary care partners) a share of any savings we create through better coordination and quality of care. We are public health-motivated, data-driven, and relentless. We’re actively recruiting for a Practice Coordinator, who will play a key role in managing relationships with Aledade’s ACO practices that result in high levels of practice satisfaction, improved patient health, and expansion to new practices to drive positive shared savings.

 

HOW TO APPLY: See complete posting details here, and to   apply: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/aledade/jobs

Further Information: please contact Kimberly Lynch, Practice Coordinator at kim@aledade.com

 

 

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Position: Community Initiatives Coordinator

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: January 19, 2016

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

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and other drug use among New Yorkers. To accomplish this goal, BADUPCT contracts and oversees treatment, harm reduction, recovery and support services; conducts policy analysis and development; conducts and disseminates surveillance and epidemiology and program evaluation; develops and disseminates treatment and management guidelines; develops and implements public health initiatives; engages in public and provider outreach and education; and promotes community interagency collaboration.

The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment implements and evaluates initiatives that reduce the health consequences of alcohol and other drugs in high-risk communities and populations across the City. The Community Initiatives Coordinator will pilot, implement, and coordinate the evaluation of new public health approaches to reducing the health consequences of alcohol and other drug use, including overdose prevention, criminal justice interventions, and strategies to reduce excessive alcohol consumption.

Under direction from the supervisor, with wide latitude for independent judgment, the Community Initiatives Coordinator will perform the following tasks:

-Assist with designing new interventions to reduce the health consequences of alcohol and other drugs. Execute and coordinate new drug and alcohol interventions, such as ongoing expansion of overdose prevention, innovative strategies to reduce unhealthy alcohol use, and in partnership across City agencies and stakeholders.

-Design and execute evaluations of interventions including maintaining records, preparing reports and tracking progress.

-Assist in independent investigations into the effectiveness of alcohol and drug use interventions, and coordinate new initiatives.

-Interpret evaluation results to make modifications to intervention design and implementation. -Collaborate with other city agencies to promote a public health approach to alcohol and other drug use.

-Participate in disseminating evaluation findings to stakeholders and in the scientific, peer-reviewed literature.

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

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

Preferred Skills: S/he will have experience practicing public health and working across systems to further a public health approach to alcohol and other drug use. Possess knowledge of substance use with familiarity in harm reduction approaches to improving the health of people who use alcohol or other drugs. Experience in implementing new programs in complex systems. Experience in program evaluation and analyzing quantitative data, including the ability to read, interpret and synthesize epidemiologic and other scientific literature. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Possess excellent interpersonal, research, written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will also be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Proficiency in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the premier urban health department in the United States, one that has a long and distinguished history of innovation and excellence. In the promotion of health, our most important tool is people. We are as varied as the city it serves. Our 6,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with doctors, nurses, researchers, administrators and technicians, you’ll experience both intense teamwork and personal discovery.

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 # 228266. 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 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. The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Further Information: Please contact MARGARET PIGGOTT, Community Initiatives Coordinator at MPIGGOTT@HEALTH.NYC.GOV

 

 

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Position: Data Analyst, Primary Care Information Project

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: January 19, 2016

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

SUMMARY: 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.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: For Assignment Level I: 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. Probationary Period: Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: 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.

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.

Further Information: Please contact Arti Virkud, Data Analyst, Primary Care Information Project at avirkud@health.nyc.gov

 

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Position: Manager, Strategy and Outcomes

Organization: Children’s Aid Society

Posting date: January 19, 2016

Location: New York, NY

SUMMARY: The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Early Childhood Division seeks a dynamic, experienced professional to join the leadership team to develop and lead a Division-wide continuous quality improvement system. The Early Childhood Manager of Strategy and Outcomes will report directly to the Vice President for Early Childhood Programs, and work closely with four Deputy Division Directors, and supervise EC Compliance Analyst, and the agency’s Office of Performance Management. The Division’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) system will enable and support consistently high quality program outcomes, division-specific learning, and accountability for results. The CQI system is useful to Deputy Division Directors in their daily work to learn from results and support best practice, while also providing aggregate information on results for the entire Early Childhood Division.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Work closely with the VP and Deputy Directors to develop a strategic plan for the Division’s growth and development. •Advance a culture of continuous quality improvement. •Help create new systems to develop and sustain program excellence and innovation. •Monitor and analyze Federal, State, and City early childhood initiatives in order to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. •Assist in developing new and renewal grant proposals (public and private).

Outcomes:

  • Develop reports to communicate data to various audiences: program staff (i.e. monthly Dashboard); Division leaders (i.e. weekly CQI); executive management (i.e. quarterly Executive Outcomes Meetings), public and private funders (i.e. Head Start’s annual Program Information Report, Year-End reports for various Foundations), and external stakeholders (i.e. tri-annual Board Committee meetings). •Work with the Early Childhood VP and Deputy Directors to annually identify and articulate clear child-focused outcomes and indicators to be tracked in partnership with the CAS Office of Performance Management. •Work with Deputy Directors to prepare for quarterly Executive Outcome Meetings and record and monitor follow-up. •Regularly review existing performance and outcome measurement methods and develop new or enhanced methods when needed. •Support programs in developing, accessing and analyzing data to inform strategic and programmatic decisions. •Participate in existing program staff meetings, and/or develop forums within the Division for the analysis of outcome data and the discussion of programmatic insights, implications, and strategies for improving program quality and results.

Quality Improvement:

  • Work closely with Early Childhood VP and Deputy Directors who collect and monitor program specific performance and outcome data. •Conduct internal audits of Early Childhood Division programs (i.e. program contents, HR files, and case specific reviews), and analyze results to produce findings and recommendations for program improvement. •Supervise an Early Childhood Compliance Analyst to assist with audits and overall quality improvement. •Incorporate internal audit findings and related quality improvement work into the broader Division-wide performance management process.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required (Master’s preferred). •Be passionate about the issue of early childhood development, specifically in high- promise neighborhoods. •3-5 years of experience in quality assurance and data management. •Well-honed inter-personal skills – able to earn trust, provide support, and deliver on outcomes. •Ability to manage multiple assignments and respond to various audiences through strong customer service. •Experience with program auditing and analyzing results to produce findings, make recommendations, and follow-up to reach outcomes. •Possess superb project management, organization and prioritization skills. •Strong problem-solving skills. •Ability to think creatively, innovate, demonstrate initiative and follow through. •Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills. •Previous exposure to/experience with various evaluation approaches (quantitative and qualitative). •Proficiency in data management, EXCEL, Power Point (and statistical analysis software preferred). •Pursue everything with energy and drive; guide others through constructive feedback to achieve results. •Be positive, hardworking, patient and friendly, with a sense of humor.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The mission of The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Since our founding in 1853, The Children’s Aid Society has been at the forefront of developing innovative and effective programs for New York City children living in poverty, and as a poverty- fighting organization, our fundamental purpose ? our ultimate outcome – is to help children realize the American dream by escaping from poverty. Research demonstrates that the most reliable strategy to escape poverty is to graduate from college. The work we do with children at each stage of their lives must support their ability to learn and excel in school and progress on the path to college graduation.

CAS Early Childhood currently operates programs at 14 sites, serving nearly 1,200 children ages 0-5 in schools and community centers across Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island through a combination of Universal Preschool, Head Start and Early Head Start funding and child care subsidies. The mission of the Early Childhood Division is to assure that children living in poverty are ready for school success by age 5. We do this by working with children and families to advance the children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should please apply online through the Children’s Aid Society website: https://childrensaidext.authoria.net/viewjob.html?erjob=10162

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