November 17, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Database Specialist

ORGANIZATION: Harlem Health Advocacy Partners

POSTING DATE: November 14, 2016

SUMMARY: The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) 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), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

HARLEM HEALTH ADVOCACY PARTNERS

The Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) is a DOHMH funded community health worker demonstration project aimed at reducing the rates of diabetes, hypertension, and asthma in the East Harlem NYCHA community. HHAP aims to accomplish this by identifying NYCHA residents with any/all of these three chronic illnesses, and helping them better manage their illnesses through:

  • One-on-one health coaching sessions
  • Individual and group-level educational workshops
  • Assistance in acquiring and navigating health insurance
  • Referrals to clinical and social support services in the community
  • Advocacy and community organizing

This position will be housed within the DOHMH’s Center for Health Equity Division. The Center for Health Equity aims to strengthen and amplify the Health Department’s work to eliminate health inequities, which are rooted in historical and contemporary injustices and discrimination, including racism. Our four key approaches to advance health equity are as follows:

  • We support the Health Department’s internal reform in becoming a racial justice organization. By naming and addressing racism, and other social, economic, and environmental forces that create health inequities, we develop, implement and provide guidance on health equity training, practice, and policies across the Health Department.
  • We invest in key neighborhoods (place-based). The health of neighborhoods is a result of historical, political, social, and physical forces. Certain NYC Neighborhoods have been deprived of sufficient resources and attention. In order to “right” this injustice, we have neighborhood offices in areas that bear the highest disease burden; North and Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and East and Central Harlem. These are centers of planning and action for community-wide and inter-agency health initiatives.
  • We build partnerships that advance racial and social justice. Public health has historically been a vehicle to advance social justice. Towards this pursuit, we strategically mobilize tools, resources, and networks to enhance community power and target the factors that socially determine health inequities. We coordinate action with residents, community advocates, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, schools and other city agencies.
  • We make injustice visible through data and storytelling. We develop communication strategies that creatively use data, elevate the stories often untold and unseen, and call attention to racism, and other social injustices, as a root cause of inequities. We track and share results that are meaningful to community partners and that contribute to evidence-informed practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The database specialist will be responsible for managing and ensuring the quality and security of confidential data within a customized Salesforce case management system supporting HHAP community health worker program operations and evaluation. To this end, the database specialist will be responsible for training and technical assistance to program staff on use of the database, and will monitor the quality of data being entered into the database, and coordinate to perform data cleaning and other database administrative assistance as needed. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to all program staff on Salesforce use o Onboard new staff with instruction on how to use the custom built

Salesforce system and mobile technology in conformity with HHAP

programmatic protocols and best practices

o  Provide regular technical assistance and updates to all staff

  • Data quality management
  • Monitor data for quality, logic and accuracy
  • Monitor data for adherence with program protocols and best practices in data systems security
  • Help to ensure that data are entered in a timely fashion
  • Provide salesforce administrative and mobile technology support
  • Conduct quality checks to ensure data records are entered in accordance with established organizational processes and standards
  • Additional support
  • Provide data entry support as needed
  • Provide other programmatic and data support as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing data
  • Familiarity with database programs and/or health related data systems
  • Salesforce experience considered a strong plus
  • Experience using SAS or SPSS is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently, be flexible, and manage multiple projects and priorities

 SALARY AND BENEFITS

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The maximum annual salary for this positionis $60,000, commensurate with education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including current/most recent salary and how your experience relates to this position, to publichealthjobs@fphnyc.org indicating “Database Specialist – HHAP” in subject line

 

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POSITION: Study Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY

POSTING DATE: November 11, 2016

SUMMARY: The study coordinator manages research project activities ensuring the quality and integrity of data collection. This research study will evaluate the effectiveness of multi-level strategies to improve provider adoption of asthma management guidelines in Montefiore clinical practices that care for children with asthma. The goal is to improve delivery of asthma care and clinical outcomes of children ages 2-12 years with asthma. This study is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for 5 years.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Applicant should:

  • Have Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related discipline is required. Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Be Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
  • Have previous research experience or programmatic experience and experience working with a similar population is preferred.
  • Have strong computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel are required; familiarity with ACCESS, RedCap and SPSS (STATA or SAS) are a plus.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Have ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while adhering to study protocol.
  • Have flexibility to work (evenings and weekends is required)

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resumes and cover letter to Ivanna Avalos at mavalos@montefiore.org