February 18, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Clinical Information Manager (CIM)

Organization: Emergency Medical Associates

Posting date: February 17, 2016

Location: New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania

SUMMARY: The Clinical Information Manager (CIM®) will provide scribe services at the direction of a physician or practitioner (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) allowing the physician or practitioner to spend more time with the patient, work more productively, and produce accurate and thorough documentation. A CIM® does not act independently, but documents the previously determined physician or practitioner’s dictation and/or activities into the electronic medical record (EMR). CIMs help facilitate data flow by retrieving or locating diagnostic test results and facilitate patient flow by monitoring the patient’s stay, i.e. informing the provider when test results are back, if the results aren’t back following up to ensure they are completed. CIMs review the physician or practitioner documentation for coding criteria and assist in selecting the appropriate codes.   This is an outstanding opportunity for pre-med, physician assistant and nursing students, EMTs or any other candidates interested in a career in healthcare.

Required Education & Work/Volunteer Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Biology coursework at the undergraduate level or above required; Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology coursework preferred
  • Relevant work experience (1 or more years) in the healthcare field may be considered in lieu of the education and coursework requirement
  • At least 100 hours of work, volunteer or shadowing experience in the healthcare field required; Experience in a direct patient care environment preferred, i.e. Emergency Medical Technician, physician shadowing, clinical technician in a hospital, or a medical assistant in a doctor’s office, etc.

Skills:

  • Strong communication skills: grammatical, spelling, and verbal
  • Excellent listening and note-taking skills
  • Computer proficiency and the demonstrated ability to type 60 words per minute or above (adjusted for errors)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work day, evening, overnight hours and weekend and holiday shifts
  • Ability to remain calm in a fast paced, at times stressful environment
  • Detail oriented with proven ability to work effectively under conditions requiring accuracy
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology and general medical knowledge

 

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) and its affiliated entities is a highly integrated healthcare company that offers emergency medicine, hospitalist, urgent care and practice management solutions to hospitals and health systems regionally in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, EMA is a privately held, physician-owned partnership employing over 1000 employees. EMA has been delivering its superior emergency medicine and urgent care management services through its integrated healthcare management solutions since 1977 and pioneered the use of CIMs over 15 years ago.

EMA is one of the largest democratic ED practice organizations and is widely recognized for clinical excellence, as well as the ability to increase patient volume, turn around ED operations, and improve and sustain patient satisfaction.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please visit: www.ema.net/cims

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All hospital sites are 24 hour operations. As a CIM® you will work on a rotational shift basis, this will likely include overnights hours, weekends and holiday shifts.

We offer a collaborative team based culture with a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including an outstanding 401(k) match, profit sharing plan, medical, and vision, dental, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement program. All CIMs are enrolled in a comprehensive training program, providing the knowledge and skills to succeed in their role.

  

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Position: Farm to Preschool Assistant Organization:   Nutrition Education Program of the Healthy Eating unit in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control. NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: February 17, 2015

Location:  New York

SUMMARY: This position will be housed within the Nutrition Education Program of the Healthy Eating unit in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control. The bureau spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and to address the underlying risk factors that lead to them, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau promotes healthful environment and systems changes in the food and physical environment and develops programs that promote physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation. The Bureau also develops innovative strategies to convey critical health messages to the public. 

The goal of the Farm to Preschool program is to connect children and their families with local farmers and their products. From July through November, local produce shares are sold each week in front of 12 child care centers that serve low‐income families. Nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations are offered alongside produce sales to provide education and to boost program participation. The Farm to Preschool program also provides resources and support for gardening activities conducted by teachers. 

The Farm to Preschool Assistant reports to the Farm to Preschool Coordinator and will work part‐time to assist child care centers with Farm to Preschool participation. The Farm to Preschool Assistant will be responsible for marketing the program, overseeing gardening activities, and providing general support for all program activities.  The Farm to Preschool Assistant will work approximately 21 hours per week (Monday through Friday only) from March – late September 2016, with a possibility to extend through November. Occasional work past 5pm may be required. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: but not limited to

    • Market and promote the Farm to Preschool program at participating child care centers, which includes attending parent meetings and being involved in health and wellness initiatives.
    • Work with child care centers to develop gardening plans based on designated curriculum.
    • Provide training and technical assistance to child care center staff on gardening and on Farm to Preschool programming.
    • Assist with evaluation of the program, including data collection and data entry.
    • Maintain documentation of activities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Frequent travel outside of the office to varied NYC locations. 70% of time will be spent at child care centers and 30% of time in the office.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in underserved communities on nutrition, food access, and health issues.
  • Comfort and ability to work with many different communities across New York City.
  • Experience handling multiple tasks and working independently.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and organization skills.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in schools or child care centers.
  • Experience speaking to and training groups of people.
  • Experience with gardening.
  • Understanding of structural racism and health equity as it relates to the food system.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Rachel Berger, MS, RD; Farm to Preschool Coordinator at rberger5@health.nyc.govDeadline to apply is Tuesday, March 1st. 

 

 

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Position: Public Health Program Manager

Organization:  Hepatitis B Foundation

Posting date: February 15, 2016

Location: Philadelphia, PA

SUMMARY: The Public Health Program Manager (“Program Manager”) is a fulltime position that reports to the Director of Public Health and will manage implementation of the HBF’s public health programs to improve awareness, education, prevention and screening to reduce health disparities for high-risk ethnic communities disproportionately impacted by hepatitis B and liver cancer. The Program Manager will be responsible for capacity building and collaborating with community-based organizations, hospitals and health care organizations, academic institutions, Departments of Health, corporate and foundation funders, government officials, and other key stakeholders. The program manager assists with all aspects public health research, and manages components of public health communications and social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Learn and maintain an awareness of issues and trends in hepatitis B education, public health research, health disparities, cultural competency and advocacy in order to contribute meaningfully to program development. 2. Utilize needs assessment tools and outcome measurement techniques based on public health best practices to reduce health disparities in high-risk ethnic communities. 3. Engage and coordinate collaborative partnerships with multiple stakeholders in greater Philadelphia. 4. Maintain partner relationships locally and nationally through electronic communication, personal communication. 5. Coordinate and conduct educational, screening, vaccination events, and linkage to care with partner organizations. 6. Coordinate data collection materials and protocols, input data, and manage Excel database for outcome measures. 7. Assist with development, implementation and evaluation of local and national public health research programs. 8. Coordinate promotional materials and activities; use traditional media and social media tools; write e-newsletters; update and maintain website. 9. Provide technical assistance and program planning for local and national coalition capacity building. 10. Assist with preparation of grant applications and reports for all public health programs. 11. Some weekday evenings and weekend days will be required to fulfill program goals. 12. Perform other duties as may be required to fulfill the mission of the HBF. 13. Be an independent, self-motivated worker and a team player with a positive attitude and “can do” spirit.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master’s degree in Public Health (or related field) is required, plus at least two years of professional experience in health, social, and/or community services. 2. Strong research background is required as well as experience in organizing communities and/or coalitions, developing relationships and mobilizing stakeholders, and coordinating advocacy efforts with energy and enthusiasm. 3. Excellent verbal, interpersonal and writing skills required with grant writing experience desirable. 4. Excellent computer skills and ability to utilize social media and web technology (i.e. e-newsletter and webinar management) to deliver program services. Graphic design and video editing experience a plus. 6. Must be highly organized, demonstrate leadership qualities and initiative, and able to operate independently in the field. 7. Must be willing to travel within the greater Philadelphia area. Ownership of reliable transportation preferred. 8. Proficiency in an Asian language a plus.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Mission The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected with chronic hepatitis B worldwide. We are committed to raising public awareness, promoting prevention, providing information and support to those affected, and funding a hepatitis B research program

 HOW TO APPLY: Interested individuals should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and current resume to jobs@hepb.org.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Chari Cohen, Public Health Program Manager at chari.cohen@hepb.org 

 

 

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Position: Policy Coordinator, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: February 11, 2016

Location: Long Island City, NY

SUMMARY: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Since its creation as the Board of Health in 1805, the DOHMH has been recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work to protect and promote the health of over 8 million residents.

At the Mayor’s request, the DOHMH in collaboration with other city agencies have developed a plan to support the statewide effort to bring the number of new HIV infections in New York to no more than 750 per year by 2020. The NYC plan to End the AIDS Epidemic draws upon the recommendations made in the Ending the Epidemic Task Force report (health.ny.gov/ete), and includes the following priorities: 1) promote education, distribution, and access to new medicines that prevent HIV; 2) expand delivery of new medicines; 3) support the social and physical health of marginalized populations, disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic; 4) enhance care for New Yorkers with HIV; 5) use state-of-the-art science to improve HIV prevention efforts. With fewer than 750 new infections each year, the City will experience a natural and progressive decline in the total number of people with HIV/AIDS.

The Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control (BSTDC) has the mission of improving the sexual health of all New Yorkers. To achieve this, the Bureau provides direct clinical services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sex partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The BSTDC operates 8 STD clinics throughout New York City (NYC).

The BSTDC is seeking a public health professional to serve as Policy Coordinator. The Policy Coordinator will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner of the BSTDC and will oversee the development of policies to improve the sexual health of New Yorkers; this will include policies aimed at reducing the risk of acquiring or transmitting sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, and policies to facilitate and expedite STD testing and treatment, and sex partner management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Work collaboratively with senior BSTDC staff to develop a legislative and policy agenda focused on improving New Yorkers’ sexual health, including HIV prevention.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders in the field of sexual health in NYC, both within and outside government.
  • Networking or affiliating with appropriate organizations working towards comparable goals, and with policy counterparts at other STD programs across the country.
  • Monitor and report on proposals for legislative and regulatory changes introduced at the federal, state, and City level that could impact sexual health.
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of the General Counsel of the Agency to advance policy proposals to the City Board of Health, or State legislature.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Agency Office for Intergovernmental Affairs.
  • Develop and maintain a compilation of federal, state and City laws and regulations related to sexual health.
  • Write policy statements, reports, position papers.
  • Research policy questions, identify appropriate federal, state and local laws that may impact a potential policy.

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: The successful candidate will: have experience in program evaluation or measurement; have experience in project management with diverse teams; be able to work with staff of varying levels and represent the Agency on citywide initiatives; be proficient with Microsoft Office suite including extensive experience with Excel; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have ability to work independently and to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously; be a strong team player and actively support other colleagues.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/  .In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID #229618.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Rhina Hernandez, Policy Coordinator, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control at rhernandez1@health.nyc.gov

 

 

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Position: Senior Data Analyst, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control

 Organization:   NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: February 11, 2016

Location: Long Island City, NYC

SUMMARY: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Since its creation as the Board of Health in 1805, the DOHMH has been recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work to protect and promote the health of over 8 million residents.

At the Mayor’s request, the DOHMH in collaboration with other city agencies have developed a plan to support the statewide effort to bring the number of new HIV infections in New York to no more than 750 per year by 2020. The NYC plan to End the AIDS Epidemic draws upon the recommendations made in the Ending the Epidemic Task Force report (health.ny.gov/ete), and includes the following priorities: 1) promote education, distribution, and access to new medicines that prevent HIV; 2) expand delivery of new medicines; 3) support the social and physical health of marginalized populations, disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic; 4) enhance care for New Yorkers with HIV; 5) use state-of-the-art science to improve HIV prevention efforts. With fewer than 750 new infections each year, the City will experience a natural and progressive decline in the total number of people with HIV/AIDS.

The Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control (BSTDC) has the mission of improving the sexual health of all New Yorkers. To achieve this, the Bureau provides direct clinical services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sex partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The BSTDC operates 8 STD clinics throughout New York City (NYC).

The BSTDC is seeking an experienced data analyst to serve as an epidemiologist to maintain and analyze public health surveillance data, and other large data sets relevant to the Bureau’s aim to monitor disease trends, with a focus on the interaction between HIV and sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV, and trends among the affected populations. The analyst will report to the Director of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Research in the BSTDC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform detailed analyses on large datasets, and provide an interpretation of the data, including an explanation of the limitations of the analysis, and possible sources of bias inherent in the data source.
  • Collaborate with staff within and outside the Bureau on analytic and surveillance endeavors.
  • Monitor the availability of new administrative and other datasets which could include HIV and STD-related information relevant to monitoring disease trends and identifying persons at-risk • Serve as Bureau subject matter expert on the following data sources as relates to HIV and other STD (Medicaid, Primary Care Information Project (PCIP), Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS), Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs), Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) and develop expertise in utilizing these data as indicated. • Write protocols and data dictionaries as needed.
  • Prepare datasets for collaborative analyses.
  • Prepare data reports.
  • Provide technical assistance to other Bureau staff programming in SAS.

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:

  • Subject matter expertise in the field of STD
  • Past experience and facility analyzing STD surveillance data
  • Facile with managing, manipulating, and analyzing large (>10,000 records) relational databases
  • Past experience implementing and modifying “Maven” surveillance and case management software for a County-level STD program
  • Works well under pressure • Advanced to Expert level SAS user
  • Excellent oral communication 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 #229604.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Rhina Hernandez, at rhernandez1@health.nyc.gov

 

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Position: Assurance Coordinator, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease and Control

Organization:  NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: February 11, 2016

Location: Long Island City, NY

SUMMARY: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Since its creation as the Board of Health in 1805, the DOHMH has been recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work to protect and promote the health of over 8 million residents.

At the Mayor’s request, the DOHMH in collaboration with other city agencies have developed a plan to support the statewide effort to bring the number of new HIV infections in New York to no more than 750 per year by 2020. The NYC plan to End the AIDS Epidemic draws upon the recommendations made in the Ending the Epidemic Task Force report (health.ny.gov/etc), and includes the following priorities: 1) promote education, distribution, and access to new medicines that prevent HIV; 2) expand delivery of new medicines; 3) support the social and physical health of marginalized populations, disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic; 4) enhance care for New Yorkers with HIV; 5) use state-of-the-art science to improve HIV prevention efforts. With fewer than 750 new infections each year, the City will experience a natural and progressive decline in the total number of people with HIV/AIDS.

The Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control (BSTDC) has the mission of improving the sexual health of all New Yorkers. To achieve this, the Bureau provides direct clinical services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sex partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The BSTDC operates 8 STD clinics throughout New York City (NYC).

As the Assurance Coordinator you will be responsible for overseeing all projects related to assuring that providers in NYC adhere to STI federal and local screening and treatment recommendations. The CRS will report to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Planning, Bureau of STD Control (BSTDC).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct oversight, evaluation and technical assistance for 4 multi-year contracts with FQHCs and family planning providers to ensure provision of STD prevention, testing and treatment services to young men and women.
  • Conduct oversight, evaluation and technical assistance for 1 multi-year contract to provide sexual health, primary care, women’s health and substance use/mental health services to the LGBT population.
  • Take the lead in developing new programs with external partners and other agencies to continue to improve access and quality of STD prevention services via existing partnerships with the Administration for Child Services and Department of Education.
  • Implementation of projects to assure the effective provision of STD programs and services in the NYC provider community with an emphasis on improving multi-site screening of men who have sex with men in HIV care and other primary care settings.
  • Adhere to all data collection and reporting requirements from local and federal funding sources. Oversee the Assurance section of the Bureau’s CDC grant application including annual progress reports and new grant proposals.

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:

  • Proficient in Microsoft word and excel. Experience with MS Access and Statistical Analysis Software (SAS)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; proven ability to work well collaboratively; ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments; excellent interpersonal 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 # 229492.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Rhina Hernandez,  Assurance Coordinator, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease and Control at rhernandez1@health.nyc.gov

  

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Position: Research Coordinator

Organization:   ICAP at Columbia University

Posting date: February 11, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: The Research Unit at ICAP Columbia University supports the conduct of multiple research studies that aim to address key questions of relevance to global health challenges. The focus of these studies includes, but is not limited to, prevention of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (PMTCT), linkage and retention in HIV care, TB care and treatment, and HIV testing, prevention, and treatment strategies. Reporting to the Senior Research Director, the Research Coordinator will provide support with the implementation of several ICAP research studies as well as with the operations of ICAP’s Research Unit.

This position is grant funded.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Research Study-Specific: – Assist with implementation of ICAP studies including development of standard operating procedures, preparation of documentation for IRB submissions, and providing on-going technical support to ensure continued implementation of studies – Manage and/or assist with managing data quality assurance and data cleaning activities for various studies as needed through routine data quality checks as per study standard operating procedures – Assist with data management for the study including data cleaning and basic analysis activities – Support development of abstracts and presentations for scientific conferences – Support development and submission of peer-reviewed publications in association with study teams – Assist with the design and develop of electronic study databases and codebooks for ICAP research studies – Assist with other aspects of studies as directed Research Unit Administration: – Provide assistance and support to ICAP NY- and country-based Study Coordinators to implement ICAP research studies – Assist in the development of training materials, guidance documents, trainings, and capacity building activities for assigned research studies in conjunction with research teams – Coordinate and track clinicaltrials.gov submissions for registered studies, NIHMS submissions in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, and biosketch development through MyNCBI – Assist Research Director in preparation of briefings/reports, presentations, literature reviews, manuscripts, and conduct of meetings and calls discussing research agenda and activities, as needed – Represent the Research Unit at research team meetings, trainings, regulatory meetings, scientific and professional meetings as needed – Support and track development of abstracts and presentations for ICAP meetings, workshops and scientific conferences – Coordinate logistics and content for ICAP research-related meetings, trainings and workshops – Perform other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Education – Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in training, education, and/or experience plus a minimum of three (3) years related experience. Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications – Knowledge and practical experience in health related research, including adherence to research protocols, data collection procedures and ethical requirements of human subjects research – Demonstrated experience managing data and conducting data analysis, preferably using SAS – Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite applications, including MS Access – Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills – Excellent writing and editing skills – Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications – 2+ years HIV, HIV prevention research experience – Experience coordinating projects whether research or service oriented – Experience working in both domestic and international settings – Experience in support of research sites or other research entities – Master’s degree in Public Health or related field strongly preferred

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.

Working hand-in-hand with individuals at every level of the health system–from patients to health care providers to government officials–ICAP is dedicated to delivering high-performing health system strengthening initiatives that provide quality and affordable health care. The organization tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for capacity building and for its innovative, effective, and ethical programs that are implemented in the most challenging resource-limited settings. ICAP is also known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems and local partners’ capacity to deliver quality health services. To date, ICAP has worked to address major public health challenges and the needs of local health systems in more than 4,000 sites across 21 countries.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please click on link below (or copy and paste) onto your web browser. http://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=153146

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact ICAP at lc11@cumc.columbia.edu

  

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Position: Outreach Worker – Center for Evaluation and Applied Research

Organization:   New York Academy of Medicine

Posting date: February 16, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: The Academy seeks an energetic community outreach worker who can perform targeted outreach for Power Up for Health. Power Up for Health is an adaptation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, tailored to engage men with prediabetes. Responsibilities will include tailored outreach to engage and enroll men who are pre-diabetic or at high risk for developing diabetes in three NYC communities: East and Central Harlem in Manhattan, Fordham Heights in the Bronx, and Crown Heights in Brooklyn.

This position is part-time and temporary, starting in February and ending in late March/early April, up to 15 hours per week. The position pays $20/hour.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct strategic outreach to male populations in target neighborhoods mentioned above.
  • Attend community meetings and functions to promote the program and engage potential participants.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Previous community outreach, community engagement or community organizing experience.
  • Ability and comfort approaching and speaking to a wide variety of people in a variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Willingness to work week nights and weekends.
  • Ability to engage, motivate and inspire others.
  • Ability and experience working with diverse communities.
  • Must be willing to travel to each of the targeted communities and around New York City more generally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Individuals very familiar with the target neighborhoods.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Knowledge of public health
  • Knowledge regarding diabetes and its prevention

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide. Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your resume to hr@nyam.org. Please include “Power Up for Health Outreach” in the subject line.

 

 

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Position: Instructor/Epidemiologist

Organization:   Rutgers School of Public Health

Posting date: February 15, 2016

Location: Trenton, NJ    USA

SUMMARY: Rutgers School of Public Health, partnered with the CDS at the New Jersey Department of Health, is hiring a supervisory epidemiologist with the necessary education, training, and experience to investigate and respond to communicable diseases in New Jersey and provide guidance and support to local health departments regarding disease surveillance and outbreak management. This position is a member of an eleven-member team and will be stationed in Trenton, NJ. Under the direction of the Regional Epidemiology Program Manager, the supervisory epidemiologist (Regional Coordinator) will coordinate communicable disease epidemiological response activities in several regions of the state and will supervise and mentor field epidemiologists assigned to those regions. Periodic travel throughout the state will be required with an expectation of approximately 10-20% time spent in the field.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties of the Regional Coordinator include developing collaborative relationships with health professionals at the local, state, and federal level regarding issues related to communicable disease. The Regional Coordinator will support and provide guidance to field epidemiologists and to local health departments with respect to communicable disease surveillance and response, and will assist in the education of public health care partners, primary health care providers, public health officials and the general public regarding communicable diseases. Other anticipated duties include:

  • Provide region-wide monitoring and consultation with local health departments (LHDs) on communicable disease investigations. Review Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) for completion of appropriate fields for investigation and to perform disease surveillance. • Provide epidemiologic assistance and oversight on outbreak investigations within specified regions. This assistance may include: descriptive analysis, development of tools (e.g., questionnaire, line list), development of analytical study (case-control, cohort) methods, implementation of data collection, and provision of guidance on outbreak summary reports. • Perform regional routine and enhanced surveillance activities as prescribed by CDS. Produce surveillance reports for region; report anomalies to field epidemiologists and/or LHD for follow-up investigations and provide assistance, if requested. Coordinate follow-up investigations of surveillance anomalies that affect multiple jurisdictions. • In coordination with LHDs, identify and liaison with important public health stakeholders, especially with respect to surveillance and investigation activities. • Provide or ensure delivery of relevant communicable disease training to field epidemiologists and to LHD staff within specified region. • Attend regional meetings related to communicable disease reporting and investigation. • Prepare responses to inquiries pertaining to designated communicable diseases. • Provide on-call coverage for after-hours CDS emergency service on a rotating basis.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology required. The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience in applied epidemiology and communicable disease; strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, experience working as part of a team; and at least 2 years of supervisory experience. Proficiency in statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, Excel, Access) preferred. Valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle transportation is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent public institution of higher education. For the purposes of benefits administration and payroll, the position listed above has been classified as a Rutgers-legacy UMDNJ position and will be covered by the benefits associated with Rutgers-legacy UMDNJ positions.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should include contact information for three references and apply online at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/20290

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Irene Karmazsin, Coordinator, Faculty Personnel Administration at karmazif@sph.rutgers.edu

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

  

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Position: Youth Heart Watch Program Coordinator
Organization:   The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Posting date: February 15, 2016

Location: Philadelphia, PA    USA

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with a multidisciplinary team to create and coordinate Project ADAM statewide. Project ADAM is a national program aided at public access defibrillation training, program implementation and education within high schools. Activities include recruitment of schools, provision of ongoing support for Project ADAM activities, serving as liaison between National Project ADAM and state organization, and maintaining fiscal and annual reports. Works in conjunction with CHOP-in support of Project ADAM activities. Extensive statewide travel will be required to develop school relationships.

Works with CHOP SCD Clinical Team to develop Heart Watch clinic (SCD Clinic) at CHOP.

Works with Medical Director of Project ADAM to develop and fund research activities.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Education, Health Education, Community Development or related field preferred.

A minimum of three to five years’ experience working with a community health agency or coalition highly desired. Knowledge and understanding of PAD (Public Access Defibrillation) programs and sudden cardiac death preferred. Previous experience with nonprofits or fundraising preferred. Previous experience or training with clinical research preferred. Previous experience and effective skills in collaborative management, program planning and budgeting. Expert oral and written communication skills in order to work with the community and various organizations Strong interpersonal skills Ability to speak articulately and present to small and large audiences Excellent organizational development skills Strong program planning skills Possess computer skills including database, financial and word processing Possess strong administrative/organizational development characteristics

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia does more than make a difference in the lives of children — we offer the same endless opportunities for growth, change and support to the professionals who make up our team. Within a unique work environment, complete with exceptional team members, supportive managers, state-of-the-art care and training, our people are empowered to realize their well-defined goals. At CHOP, everyone makes a difference — that’s the very foundation on which our hospital is built.

 HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should please apply through https://www.chop.edu.apply2jobs.com/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Charati Skol, Youth Heart Watch Program Coordinator at Skolc@email.chop.edu.

  

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Position: Health Systems Surge Preparedness Program Regional Coordinator
Organization:   State of Maryland Department of Health – Office of Preparedness and Response

Posting date: February 12, 2016

Location: Central Maryland, MD    USA

SUMMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Compensation salary range is $50,000 – 55,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) seeks a full-time (40 hours per week) candidate for the position of Regional Coordinator with the Office of Preparedness and response (OPR). This position will assess, identify, and coordinate regional preparedness activities in Health and Medical Region III. This position is responsible for assisting regional health partners to improve and enhance public health emergency preparedness. Region III Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County The regional coordinator will work closely with the DHMH Health Systems Surge Program Manager as well as the healthcare partners in Maryland to enhance regional planning activities. This person will assist the Health Systems Surge Program Manager and the Health Systems Surge Preparedness Program Management Team to identify and carry out the preparedness goals and objectives of the region and the overall state goals. Duties will include but are not limited to: Conduct regional gap analysis as it relates to the focus areas of the Health Systems Surge Preparedness Program Conduct regional meetings, preparedness education and training opportunities with healthcare partners Coordinate regional and statewide drills, exercises, and corrective action plans Coordinate regional procurement activities Assist healthcare facilities in developing and completing regional Health Systems Surge Preparedness Program applications Complete required program interim and final reports

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree with concentration (preferably) in public health or related field. Experience with project management, emergency preparedness, or hospital administration desirable. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license for required travel.

 HOW TO APPLY: For best consideration, submit a cover letter identifying interest in Region III and resume no later than February 26, 2016:

Tracy Bryan – Personnel Office of Preparedness and Response Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 300 West Preston Street, Suite 202 Baltimore MD 21201 Fax: (410) 333-5000 hr.opr@maryland.gov

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a contractual full-time position through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with some benefits available.

UMBC IS AN AA/EO EMPLOYER

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