December 8, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Study Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

POSTING DATE: December 5, 2016

SUMMARY: The candidate will work with researchers in the Preventive Intervention Research Center for Child Health (PIRC) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The PIRC was started in 1983 with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health. The Center focused first on developing and testing interventions to prevent mental health problems in children and youth with chronic health conditions. Since then, our Center has worked on child health policy, adolescent mental health, and preventing HIV/STI risk behavior. Today, our mission is to conduct nationally recognized community based intervention and pre-intervention research to enhance the health and mental health of children and adults, particularly in the Bronx. The candidate will work on several Center projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and other funding sources to increase the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—a medication that reduces the risk of contracting HIV. Center projects will address PrEP barriers at the system, provider, and user levels and integrate PrEP into Montefiore primary care practices throughout the Bronx, a borough with one of the highest HIV rates in the nation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handles qualitative data coding, developing code book, qualitative and quantitative data cleaning, data entry and preliminary data analysis throughout the study timeline for reports, posters, projects, and presentations
  • Maintains study database, enters deliverables and milestones, and ensures that they are conducted within the project timeline
  • Assure that study subjects who are recruited into the study are properly eligible, have provided informed consent and that IRB regulations are followed; conducts qualitative interviews; conducts cold calls and follow-up calls; and provides recruitment and enrollment status reports to the team
  • Maintains project files and calendar, arranges team meetings and functions, develops meeting agendas, create project materials, and compiles project minutes
  • Maintains regular communication with staff at research clinic sites and works closely with clinic staff to ensure that the intervention is being implemented efficiently and as per the study protocol
  • Conducts informational sessions and presentations about our study to key stakeholders
  • Conducts literature searches and reviews; maintains Endnote library; inputs references into study manuscripts and documents
  • Provides clerical and administrative support to the Project Director and investigators
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Director and investigators to fulfill the needs of Center projects

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Public Health or related discipline is required. Masters Degree is preferred.
  • 2 -3 years of research experience that includes participant recruitment and retention.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Must possess strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Basic knowledge of PowerPoint, SPSS, REDCap and Dedoose are a plus.
  • Must have ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient; a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role
  • Must possess expert level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to travel to different sites throughout New York City
  • Must be able to effectively track time and resources to prioritize own work assignments
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities while working as part of a team
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends dependent on the needs of the project

ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the

University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

 HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their resume/CV to Angelic Rivera-Edwards, Director of Research, at angelic.rivera@einstein.yu.edu

 

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POSITION: Program Director

ORGANIZATION: Goddard Riverside Community Center

POSTING DATE: December 7, 2016

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Food service
  • Leads participatory cooking lesson designed to teach the basics of healthy eating, cooking, food safety, and food budgeting
  • Develops lunch menus in collaboration with NYC Dept. of Health guidelines
  • Purchases food based on menu
  • Prepares and cooks all meals in accordance with NYC Dept. of Health and NYS OCFS requirements
  • Prepare meals daily and occasional holiday meals for residents
  • Cleans up after meals (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, sink, stove)
  • Maintains cleanliness of the kitchen facility with assistance of maintenance team
  • Defrosts and cleans refrigerators and freezers as needed.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety in all areas of food handling, appliances, storage of supplies and eating and cooking utensil space.
  • Report immediately to Program Director any problem or accident occurring in the kitchen
  • Report any faulty or inferior quality food which is received from food vendor
  • Keep written records of all meals served
  • Maintain the kitchen’s inventory to ensure necessary ingredients are always on hand, eliminating waste, and stored properly for safety and space efficiency
  • Client service
  • Provides instruction to residents on how to prepare delicious, healthy and low-cost meal
  • Provides education on healthy and budget-wise food choices
  • Initiate and lead group activities and discussions, to increase self-esteem, independence and socialization.
  • Helps to create a climate of comfort and trust with residents.
  • Assist clients to receive entitlements and to understand and comply with building rules to maintain residency.
  • Maintain records with documentation of services provided
  • Collaborate with staff in other GRCC programs to coordinate client service
  • Encourage participation among resistant clients; conduct meetings to introduce and encourage program participation
  • Participate as Capitol Hall team member
  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, training programs and supervision meetings
  • Participate in planning and leading group activities
  • Collaborate to maintain an active resource directory

 Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

§  Preferred Certified Dietitian or Nutritionist

§  Licensed Food Handler

§  Strong leadership skills

§  Experience with homeless population preferred

Spanish is a plus

Physical Requirements

§  Meal preparation and cooking required.

  • Some walking and travel for occasional advocacy trips.
Work Environment

§  Mostly indoor kitchen and basement office space.

  • Visits to client apartments are also required as needed.

 HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Kimberly Joy at kjoy@goddard.org  and copy employment@goddard.org.