April 28, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Project Assistants

ORGANIZATION: CUNY SPH

POSTING DATE: April 22, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY: The project seeks three MPH or DPH students who are available to attend the summit on 5/25, from 8:00-5:30, with the primary responsibility of note taking in one of the four facilitated working groups.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Other responsibilities may include welcome activities and general day-of tasks. After the event, in June, responsibilities include synthesizing notes and helping create a final report on the Summit’s recommendations for the DOHMH and City Hall. In total, it will be approximately 5 days of work.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The New York City Mental Health Workforce Summit (NYC MHWS) is a joint initiative between the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the CUNY SPH to convene key stakeholders with expertise in the field(s) of mental health and workforce development to develop specific plans for expanding, diversifying, and strengthening a range of disciplines involved in providing mental health services in order to better meet the mental health needs of the people of New York City. The NYC MHWS will be held on May 25th from 9AM-5PM at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (55 W. 125th Street) and will convene approximately 120 participants. Summit participants will be assigned to a working group in one of four priority areas: Diversify and Expand the Mental Health Workforce in New York City; Enhance Existing Mental Health Training Programs; Create Better Pipelines and Career Ladders for Peers and Community Health Workers; and Develop Metrics for Improving the Mental Health Workforce in New York City. CUNY leadership on this project is provided by Professors Nick Freudenberg and Daliah Heller.

HOW TO APPLY: If interested, please send an email to Madeline Duffy (mduffy@gradcenter.cuny.edu) with a brief statement of interest and a CV. This is a great opportunity for those with an interest in mental health, systems innovations, or workforce development.

   

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POSITION: Epidemiologist

ORGANIZATION: NYC DOHMH

POSTING DATE: April 25, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY: The mission of the Bureau of Immunization, within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), is to protect the health of all New Yorkers through the prevention and control of vaccine preventable diseases. The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention (PHBP) Unit is responsible for conducting surveillance of hepatitis B infected pregnant women; approximately 1800 cases are identified each year in New York City. The PHBP Unit provides case management to help prevent the transmission of hepatitis B from pregnant women to their newborns and contacts by providing health education to the mothers and by tracking hepatitis B vaccination and serologic testing results for their children and contacts. The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization that is the fiscal manager for DOHMH, but will be supervised by the DOHMH.

RESPONSIBILITIES: As a member of the PHBP Unit, the Epidemiologist will support surveillance, data management and research activities under the supervision of the Unit Chief.  Specifically, the selected candidate will work on a project to conduct enhanced surveillance and will perform the following duties:

  • Participate in the planning, coordination and completion of grant specified surveillance and data collection projects.
  • Prepare datasets by managing data cleaning and transforming data to standardized formats.
  • Train and assist in oversight of staff conducting data collection, provider outreach, case management and data entry as needed.
  • Manage and ensure quality of data collection tools and methods.
  • Conduct data cleaning and data transformation using SAS.
  • Perform epidemiological and statistical analyses for surveillance reports, program evaluation, grant reports and research studies.
  • Prepare summary tables, figures and maps and present data through oral and written reports.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health with coursework in Epidemiology from an accredited college or university
  • At least one year experience in epidemiological methods, public health practice, disease surveillance and case investigations
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Database management skills, including managing, cleaning and analyzing large datasets
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Access) and SAS

 

OTHER INFORMATION: It is anticipated that the selected candidate will work a minimum of 20 hours per week and up to 30 hours per week.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply on-line at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=26028&siteid=5334&areq=304BR