May 5, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Substitute Lines in HNSC at Brooklyn College

ORGANIZATION: Brooklyn College

POSTING DATE: May 4th, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences is seeking persons to fill three substitute teaching lines for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (that is, from late August 2016 until late May 2017).  A person in a substitute line teaches 15 credits, or about five courses, per semester.  It is our plan to keep course preparations, whenever possible, not to exceed three a semester.  The successful candidate needs to have completed at least a Master’s degree; preference will be given to persons who have completed a doctorate.  We need persons for the following positions:

  1. A substitute to teach college courses focused on Biostatistics and Epidemiology.  Among the courses we need to cover are an undergraduate course in statistics, an undergraduate course in epidemiology, a graduate course in statistics, and a graduate course in epidemiology.  Experience with online teaching is desirable.
  1. A substitute to teach college courses focused on Public Health, Health Policy, and Health Management. Among the courses we need to cover are an introductory undergraduate course on the U S health care system, an undergraduate course introducing students to public health, an undergraduate course on health service organization and administration, a graduate course on community needs assessment, and a graduate course on health care services administration and management. Experience with online teaching is desirable.
  1. A substitute to teach college courses focused on general issues of health and the community. Among the courses we need to cover are an undergraduate introduction to personal and community health and an undergraduate writing intensive course on the principles of health science. Familiarity with topics such as family and child health and human sexuality are also desired.   Experience with online teaching is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested persons should submit their resume/CV to dbalk@brooklyn.cuny.edu.


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POSITION: Healthy Livable Communities Coordinator

POSTING DATE: May 2nd, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY: This position supports the development, programming, and sustainability of the Healthy Livable Communities Initiative; including planning and coordination necessary to launch the Mercado in Hunts Point. This newly funded project will develop local food systems that encourage healthy eating among low-income populations disproportionately affected by obesity and food insecurity and encourage the use and access to open space in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Activities will include: Creation of local Advisory Council, addressing food system infrastructures as well as creating public and private partnerships.  Active living activities include: development of environmental supports relevant to everyday living, including play streets, jump zones, and safe play spaces. Expand cooperative partnerships with local organizations and government agencies to ensure community voice and foster long-term sustainability of policy and environmental change.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major course work in either public administration, community organizing, community design, public planning or other related disciplines. Masters degree can be substituted with three to five years of experience in an applied community public design, community development organization and community organizing. Advanced communication, analytic and organizational skills. Background in community organizing, urban planning, community development and community needs. Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of project goals. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to work after normal business hours as required fulfilling the responsibilities of the position. Bilingual-English and Spanish preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Yamileth Martinez at Yamileth.Martinez@urbanhealthplan.org

 

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 POSITION: Quality Improvement Specialist

ORGANIZATION: Housing Works

POSTING DATE: April 28th, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY: The Quality Improvement Specialist is responsible for implementing and managing quality initiatives in addition to supporting the QI Director and department. The Quality Initiatives department strives to improve quality of care for Housing Works’ clients in an outcome-driven healthcare environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Job functions

  • Develop and lead quality initiatives projects related to internal programs and outside funder requirements (ex. Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use, FQHC, DSRIP, and others).
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of agency contracts regarding program requirements.  
  • Monitor and track progress of quality initiatives.
  • Analyze data related to quality metrics.
  • Create detailed reports of project progress as required by contracts and regulations.
  • Train staff on quality improvement methodologies (ex. PDSA, root cause analysis).
  • Design survey instruments for internal improvement such as client satisfaction or needs assessments.
  • Design focus group guides and facilitate focus groups for internal improvement.
  • Create presentations that summarize data from quality projects and incorporate data visualization (ex. use of PowerPoint, graphs, pivot tables, etc.).
  • Present at internal and external meetings to funders, stakeholders, etc.
  • Coordinate and maintain collaborative partnerships with key departments across the agency.
  • Perform special projects as requested by supervisor.
  • Participate in advocacy efforts and direct action to end the twin crises of homelessness and AIDS.

Job requirements

  • Familiarity with Medicaid redesign in NY state and basic understanding of PCMH, Meaningful Use, DSRIP, and FQHC (reporting requirements, metrics and targets, etc.).
  • Knowledge and understanding of chronic health conditions such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, depression, etc.
  • Experience and skill with presenting to groups of 30+ people.
  • Experience and skill providing trainings and technical assistance on quality improvement methodologies.
  • Experience designing survey instruments for internal improvement projects.
  • Knowledge of new technologies within health care settings such as tablets, patient portal via the internet and “apps” such as HEALOW.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience and skill analyzing large datasets in Excel, SPSS, or STATA.
  • Ability to think critically about data related to gender, sexuality, race, mental health, housing status, etc.
  • Motivation to learn new skills and be part of a growing team within Health Services.
  • Flexibility and openness toward working in a growing and evolving department.
  • Curiosity about the how and why things work the way they do and how to improve them.
  • Sense of humor!
  • Commitment toward Ending the AIDS epidemic in NY State by 2020.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required. Graduate degree education should be in an area related to this position (ex. MPH).
  • Two to three years’ experience in quality improvement/assurance.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a nurse or other licensed position in a clinic setting.
  • Knowledge of eClinical Works (eCW) electronic medical record system.
  • Experience with DSRIP projects in NYC.
  • Experience working at an FQHC.

 OTHER INFORMATION:

LOCATION: All Primary Care Sites

DEPARTMENT: Health Services

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time

REPORTS TO:  Director of Quality Initiatives

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit via email a cover letter AND resume to Alison Kliegman, Director of Quality Initiatives at a.kliegman@housingworks.org with the subject “Quality Initiatives Specialist Application.” Thank you for your interest.

 

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 POSITION: Zika Data Analyst

ORGANIZATION: Fund for Public Health in New York

POSTING DATE: May 3rd, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health. The Division of Disease Control within the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for the identification, surveillance, treatment, control and prevention of infectious diseases in NYC. The Division includes several large programs: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Bureau of Immunization, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention and Control, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control and the Public Health Laboratory.

The Bureau of Communicable Diseases (BCD) performs case investigations for infectious diseases or conditions and conducts outbreak investigations in New York City. This position will sit in the Reportable Disease Data, Informatics, and Analysis Unit (RDDIAU) within BCD.  RDDIAU is responsible for the database systems, processing, data quality and analysis of surveillance data for over 73 infectious diseases and provides data management, epidemiologic and analytic support for outbreak investigations and large-scale public health emergencies, including Zika virus.  The Unit is recruiting an experienced data analyst with experience in epidemiology and data management and analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will focus on Zika virus surveillance analytic support, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting daily operations, maintenance, and quality assurance for Zika virus surveillance data residing in and extracted from Maven, BCD’s reportable disease surveillance database;
  • Support RDDIAU systems for automated processing, quality control, data visualization and archiving surveillance data, with focus on Zika virus data;
  • Conduct temporal and spatial analyses of Zika virus data to identify disease trends;
  • Conduct quality assurance of Zika virus surveillance and lab testing data;
  • Provide data and meta-data in response to internal and external data requests;
  • Provide data analytic and mapping support for Zika virus outbreak and emergency response activities, including the Zika virus sentinel surveillance system for local (autochthonous) mosquito transmission;
  • Write summary reports for internal and external distribution.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Expertise in manipulating and analyzing large datasets; experience with SAS, SAS macros, and SQL preferred.
  • Experience in helping colleagues to access and analyze data.
  • Experience with data visualizations, including mapping using ArcMap and interactive data displays.
  • Experience in outbreak investigation and public health emergency response.
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability, strong interpersonal communication and time management skills, and attention to detail.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master’s degree or higher 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.

 OTHER INFORMATION:

Full-Time Position: Until 6/30/2017 with potential for extension

SALARY: FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and maximum salary at $87,791.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume including current salary or most recent salary with subject line “Zika Data Analyst _Your Name” to publichealthjobs@fphny.org.

 

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POSITION: Zika Surveillance Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Fund for Public Health in New York

POSTING DATE: May 3rd, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health.

The Division of Disease Control within the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for the identification, surveillance, treatment, control and prevention of infectious diseases in NYC. The Division includes several large programs: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Bureau of Immunization, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention and Control, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control and the Public Health Laboratory. The Bureau of Communicable Diseases (BCD) performs case investigations for infectious diseases or conditions and conducts outbreak investigations in New York City. BCD is seeking to hire a Zika Surveillance Coordinator. This positions will sit in the the Zoonotic, Influenza and Vector-Borne Disease Unit (ZIVDU) within BCD. ZIVDU is responsible for overseeing surveillance for zoonotic, influenza and vectorborne diseases reportable in New York City including but not limited to Zika virus, West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, Lyme disease, influenza and babesiosis.  The Zika Surveillance Coordinator will serve as primary support for surveillance and epidemiologic investigations for Zika virus, as well as other arboviruses of public health concern in NYC.  The selected candidate will have experience in epidemiology and data management and analysis and will participate in advanced surveillance and epidemiological activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will focus on Zika virus surveillance and participate in a wide range of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Review investigations of suspected ZIKA cases (including cases due to possible mosquito transmission, sexual transmission or transfusion/transplant),
  • Develop and implement a Zika sentinel surveillance system to identify local mosquito transmission,
  • Oversee special Zika case investigations related to pregnant women
  • Oversee the Zika pregnancy registry to track pregnant women and infants,
  • Write SAS programs for automated processing, de-duplication and quality control of surveillance data,
  • Conduct routine and ad hoc analyses on surveillance data, including analyses to identify disease clusters, citywide increases or changes in clinical or epidemiologic trends,
  • Participate in outbreak investigations and as needed special epi projects on Zika virus and other arboviral disease issues,
  • Serve in the regular Research Scientist of the Week rotations to assist with outbreak and other acute issues,
  • Prepare summary reports for internal and external distribution and manuscripts describing surveillance methodologies and analysis results for Zika and other vectorborne disease issues,
  • Update protocols and Maven surveillance system components as needed,
  • Serve in the Data Unit for the Surveillance Epi Incident Command System section.

OTHER INFORMATION:  

SALARY:  FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and maximum salary at $87,791.

Full-Time: Until 6/30/2017 with potential for extension

HOW TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume including current salary or most recent salary with subject line “Zika Surveillance Coordinator_Your Name” to publichealthjobs@fphny.org.

 

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POSITION: Zika Data Analyst

ORGANIZATION: Fund for Public Health in New York

POSTING DATE: May 3rd, 2016

LOCATION: NYC

SUMMARY: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health. The Division of Disease Control within the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for the identification, surveillance, treatment, control and prevention of infectious diseases in NYC. The Division includes several large programs: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Bureau of Immunization, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention and Control, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control and the Public Health Laboratory. The Bureau of Communicable Diseases (BCD) performs case investigations for infectious diseases or conditions and conducts outbreak investigations in New York City. This position will sit in the Reportable Disease Data, Informatics, and Analysis Unit (RDDIAU) within BCD.  RDDIAU is responsible for the database systems, processing, data quality and analysis of surveillance data for over 73 infectious diseases and provides data management, epidemiologic and analytic support for outbreak investigations and large-scale public health emergencies, including Zika virus.  The Unit is recruiting an experienced data analyst with experience in epidemiology and data management and analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will focus on Zika virus surveillance analytic support, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting daily operations, maintenance, and quality assurance for Zika virus surveillance data residing in and extracted from Maven, BCD’s reportable disease surveillance database;
  • Support RDDIAU systems for automated processing, quality control, data visualization and archiving surveillance data, with focus on Zika virus data;
  • Conduct temporal and spatial analyses of Zika virus data to identify disease trends;
  • Conduct quality assurance of Zika virus surveillance and lab testing data;
  • Provide data and meta-data in response to internal and external data requests;
  • Provide data analytic and mapping support for Zika virus outbreak and emergency response activities, including the Zika virus sentinel surveillance system for local (autochthonous) mosquito transmission;
  • Write summary reports for internal and external distribution.

QUALIFICATIONS:

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Expertise in manipulating and analyzing large datasets; experience with SAS, SAS macros, and SQL preferred.
  • Experience in helping colleagues to access and analyze data.
  • Experience with data visualizations, including mapping using ArcMap and interactive data displays.
  • Experience in outbreak investigation and public health emergency response.
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability, strong interpersonal communication and time management skills, and attention to detail.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master’s degree or higher 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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

SALARY:  FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and maximum salary at $87,791.

Full-Time: Until 6/30/2017 with potential for extension

HOW TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume including current salary or most recent salary with subject line “Zika Data Analyst _Your Name” to publichealthjobs@fphny.org.


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 POSITION: Zika Case Investigator, Bureau of Communicable Diseases

ORGANIZATION:

POSTING DATE: May 3rd, 2016

LOCATION: 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.

These Public Health Epidemiologists positions are within the General Surveillance Unit (GSU) within the Bureau of Communicable Disease (BCD). The Bureau of Communicable Diseases performs case investigations for over 73 infectious diseases or conditions and conducts outbreak investigations in New York City. These positions will focus on conducting surveillance and epidemiologic investigations for Zika virus disease, with activities including but not limited to:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct field surveillance activities for Zika and arboviral diseases, including chart reviews and telephone interviews to obtain information on clinical presentations, laboratory findings and risk factors for notifiable disease reports.
  • *Arrange for laboratory testing and transport for suspect Zika viral cases.
  • *Conduct telephone triage of calls from providers and the public reporting suspect Zika virus cases or requesting testing.
  • *Provide support to sentinel surveillance sites for local Zika virus transmission, including conducting site visits, arranging for routine courier pick-ups and tracking the number of suspect cases tested per site.
  • *Assists with investigations of other communicable diseases and acute outbreak investigations when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qual Requirements

  • A master’s degree in epidemiology or in public health with a minimum of 12 graduate credits in epidemiology from an accredited college or university; or
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by the successful completion of PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (#3030-G) or (#SS1000), a
  • course for health professionals, given by the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Service and one year of satisfactory full-time experience as a health professional in a position which requires data collection and the reading and interpretation of medical charts and medical information in support of surveillance and epidemiologic investigations; or
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in “2” above.

Preferred Skills

  • -Knowledge of communicable disease surveillance and epidemiologic investigations
  • -Experience with structured interviews, medical terminology, and conducting medical chart reviews
  • -Comfortable discussing sensitive topics including high risk behaviors, including sexual activity and drug use -Experience working with healthcare providers
  • -Strong organizational and time management skills
  • -Experience performing statistical analyses with SAS

OTHER 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.

 

 HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

 

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