December 27, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION:  Compliance Officer

ORGANIZATION: Columbia University

POSTING DATE: December 16, 2016

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting to the Associate Director of Compliance, the Compliance Officer is responsible for the managing and delivering safety and compliance related services. S/he assists with environmental compliance, occupational safety and fire safety programs. The Compliance Officer promotes a safe and healthful work and learning environment in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards.
  • The Compliance Office will conduct safety observations and work area inspections to identify potential regulatory and worker safety issues; report on findings, corrective actions taken/planned and carefully document corrections. Review safety data sheets and advise supervisors on appropriate personal protective equipment. Use industrial hygiene equipment to conduct indoor environmental quality assessments.
  • Perform duties as related to Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Director as required by Title 3-RCNY Chapter 4, Emergency Planning and Preparedness. Perform safety inspections throughout Manhattanville buildings and/or in construction/renovation areas. Ability to respond to after-hours incidents and emergencies and interface with FDNY or other first responders. Capable of ensuring proper documentation and management of all related logs and reports.
  • Develop various safety and compliance training presentations. Provide training to Facilities personnel including union staff and officers. Interpret regulations and advise Facilities on requirements and best practices.
  • Coordinate hazardous waste removal with Columbia University contractors. Respond to chemical spills or emergency incidents.
  • Assists with the development, review and maintenance of documents and records related to the University’s regulatory and compliance programs. Attend and contribute to periodic safety and compliance workgroups to achieve greater University-wide safety and compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety or a related field. Minimum of 4-6 years of related experience in environmental compliance and safety required.

Others:

Must possess or have the ability to obtain necessary certifications as required by federal, state and local laws. This includes appropriate Certificates of Fitness for NYC facilities. Must have or be immediately eligible to obtain the Certificate of Fitness as a Fire Safety/EAP Director. Must pass the Fire Safety Director on-site test, within a 90 day period, at a location to be determined by Facilities Operations. Understanding of general vivarium and laboratory rules and restrictions. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write clearly and communicate complex topics effectively. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects. Solid analytical and problem-solving ability. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience developing and providing safety training. Position is considered “essential personnel” and is required to provide support and other duties, as required, during and outside of normal working hours for scheduled and unscheduled events such as institutional closures or emergencies. Preferred Qualifications: 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER; 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training; Experience using industrial hygiene or environmental monitoring equipment; Certification such as Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineer, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager; Certificate of Fitness (F-58/F59).

HOW TO APPLY: Apply at https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1482521825236

 

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POSITION: Public Health Associate Program

ORGANIZATION: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

POSTING DATE: December 20, 2016

SUMMARY: The mission of the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is to train and provide experiential learning to early career professionals who contribute to the public health workforce. Managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, PHAP enables entry-level public health professionals to gain hands-on, real-life experience in the day-to-day operations of public health programs. After completing the two-year, CDC-funded PHAP training program, associates are qualified to apply for public health positions at CDC and other health organizations. PHAP is geared toward recent baccalaureate and master’s level graduates who are interested in a career in public health.

Learning through Hands-on Experience in the Field

Associates have the opportunity to work alongside professionals across a variety of public health settings. As CDC assignees to host agencies (state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies; community-based organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations) in the field, associates hold positions similar to those of their agency coworkers. They also help to extend the reach of programmatic work in the field, making them a valuable resource to their host site agencies.

“Without a doubt, PHAP is a no-brainer if you are just out of school in public health. The combination of the training and guidance from the federal level and working in the field, getting real-world experience, is invaluable. The program works best when you take the initiative to find opportunities— that’s when you get the best two-year experience available in public health.” Former associate, PHAP Class of 2013

Program Areas at Host Agencies: Each appointment consists of a two-year assignment in a program area selected by the host agency, including

  • Chronic disease
  • Environmental health
  • Global migration and quarantine
  • Immunization
  • Injury and violence prevention
  • Maternal and child health
  • Public health preparedness
  • STD, TB, and/or HIV, and other communicable diseases
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support

Program Curriculum: PHAP’s comprehensive curriculum focuses on developing associates’ proficiencies in key public health areas via formal instruction, mentoring, and on-the-job training. Associates also are able to participate in skill-building activities through seminars, web-based training, and conferences. Some examples of a typical associate’s on-the-job training—

  • Contributing to community program planning and implementation
  • Participating in outbreak response activities
  • Developing surveillance reports for use by the agency or community
  • Col ecting water samples and insect specimens for environmental testing

“We love this program! We benefit from the associates’ energy and expertise in public health, and in return, provide great opportunities for them to do meaningful work.” Host site supervisor, PHAP Class of 2012

PHAP Strengthens the Public Health Workforce and

Benefits Host Sites

PHAP was founded in 2007 to renew CDC’s frontline public health focus and to meet the need for an ongoing source of field-tested, experienced, and dedicated public health professionals. In 2010, PHAP expanded from a pilot program to a nationwide public health training program—hiring 65 associates in 2010, and 208 associates in 2015—to further extend the reach of the program and CDC’s prevention activities. To date, PHAP has placed 753 public health associates in health departments across 46 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. While PHAP offers tremendous benefits to the associates through training and support, the host site also receives numerous benefits, including—

  • Capacity-building and human resources to fill gaps in agencies affected by budget cuts and staffing shortages
  • A unique partnership with CDC to develop the nation’s next generation of public health professionals
  • Direct access to CDC resources and subject matter expertise

HOW TO APPLY: For more information about becoming a PHAP associate or hosting an associate at your site, contact us at phap@cdc.gov or 404.498.0030.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Mailstop: E-85, Atlanta, GA 30341

PHAP@cdc.gov | www.cdc.gov/PHAP

 

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POSITION: Vital Statistics: Quality Assurance Analyst-CRS I (Must have an MPH to qualify)

ORGANIZATION: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

POSTING DATE: December 22, 2016

SUMMARY: The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a recognized worldwide leader in public health. The agency serves more than 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds throughout the city’s five boroughs. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, it is one of the nation’s oldest public health agencies. Housed within the Health Department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, the Quality Assurance and Training unit supports the bureau’s commitment to maintaining rigorous protocols to ensure confidentiality of customer information, efficient work processes, safety of security paper used for printing birth and death certificates, and high levels of customer service. The unit also develops and conducts trainings for BVS staff on relevant QA processes and coordinates staff development through Health Department and offsite trainings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
–Develop and conduct assessments of BVS processes to identify areas for improvements and increased efficiencies. These include in-depth analysis of current procedures for processing customer orders with the aim of reducing processing wait times and rejection rates.
–Conduct statistical analysis of BVS performance indicators and of data obtained from the bureau’s database for issuing birth and death certificates to the public (EVERS)
Report on key BVS performance indicators.
–Monitor staff compliance to bureau protocols and policies.
–Develop and conduct trainings for BVS staff on QA and bureau protocols and procedures.
–Monitor reconciliation of security paper and conduct routine assessments of paper inventory.
–Develop and maintain tracking systems using Excel, ACCESS, and other software, as appropriate.
–Write reports and briefings for colleagues and senior staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Skills

–Advanced Microsoft Office Skills.
–Excellent verbal and writing skills.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letterto https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 272199. The Idealist link is below: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/354Bsf2k6778d/

 

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POSITION: Field Worker/Interviewer (Temporary and Part-time)

ORGANIZATION: New York City Ryan White Part A Care Coordination Program

POSTING DATE: December 22, 2016

Project: CHORDS (Costs, HIV Outcomes and Real-world Determinants of Success) Study of the New York City Ryan White Part A Care Coordination Program (CCP)

Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

SUMMARY: The Research & Evaluation Unit of the Care and Treatment Program is recruiting Field Workers/ Interviewers for the CHORDS study. CHORDS is a local collaborative research study funded since September 2013 and carried out by the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health (Principal Investigator Denis Nash, PhD) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH, Principal Investigator Mary Irvine, DrPH). The project investigates socio-demographic, behavioral, social-environment/ interpersonal and life-history factors, as well as CCP site-level factors and receipt of key CCP components (e.g., case management, patient navigation, directly observed antiretroviral therapy, health education), as determinants of health outcomes among program clients. Both currently active clients (600) and those recently active but lost to follow-up (120) will be interviewed, for a total of 720 interviews gathered over the course of several months. Data collection entails a one-time, approximately 30-minute web-based survey designed for participant self-administration via an ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview) tool, unless otherwise requested.

Under the direction of a Survey Coordinator, Field Workers/Interviewers will conduct survey recruitment activities at a total of 10 agencies spread across four NYC boroughs, and will carry out other activities (including phone/e-mail communications and technical assistance to sites and participants) from the NYC DOHMH offices at 42-09 28th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Field Workers/Interviewers will also administer surveys to those participants who may need assistance, and will be called upon to assist with distributing gift cards (incentives) after survey completion. However, the primary tasks of the Field Workers/Interviewers relate to the recruitment processes of contacting clients, explaining the study, distributing survey login details, assisting with survey setup and technical support, administering the survey when client self-administration is not feasible or is not the client’s preference, and tracking recruitment steps and their outcomes using standardized project logs – while always scrupulously maintaining the confidentiality of client data and ensuring fidelity to the current study protocol and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in and successfully complete required trainings
  • Adhere to all federal, state, local and institutional confidentiality laws and protocols, based on trainings/materials to be provided, and guidance from the Survey Coordinator
  • Maintain regular communications with recruitment sites
  • Prepare, transport, store and maintain survey recruitment materials and supplies
  • Provide ongoing training/TA to recruitment sites on study procedures, including but not limited to:
  • collection of “permission to contact” for the study team to follow up with clients
  • distribution of study team contact information and/or survey tool access details
  • tracking of recruitment efforts and outcomes at the site level, and routine sharing of tracking log data for central compilation, analysis and maintenance
  • Compile tracking log data from individual recruitment sites, and help maintain the master tracking log at NYC DOHMH, for management of recruitment and incentive distribution
  • Continually monitor sites’ activities related to the study, to ensure appropriate recruitment progress as well as ongoing fidelity to the study protocol and procedures
  • Provide information about the study, and connect potential participants or site staff with the Survey Coordinator, where further communication or other resolution is needed
  • Immediately report any deviations from the study protocol or any data security risks, to the Survey Coordinator and/or NYC DOHMH Principal Investigator
  • Conduct informed consent and structured interviews with study participants when self-administration is not feasible or is not the client’s preference
  • Accurately document participant information (on tracking logs, permission-to-contact forms, messages to other study team members, and surveys)
  • Maintain data integrity (ensure collected data accurately represent participant information) Provide information about additional resources (from the study materials) as appropriate
  • Assist with other aspects of the research as requested Assist with other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to adhere to detailed survey research protocols

Ability to comply with strict protocols for confidentiality Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is a strong advantage Strong and unflagging attention to detail

Strong oral communication skills

Sensitivity and responsiveness to agencies’ and clients’ concerns, questions and comfort levels with study procedures

Effective organizational skills, including rigorous habits of documentation

Keen recognition of issues that may require the attention of other study team members

Ability to establish rapport with people from diverse racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic, age, cultural, disability, and religious groups/perspectives

Experience interviewing, and specifically comfort asking/hearing about sensitive topics Ability to learn and use computerized interview programs

Ability to travel on public transit throughout New York City and maintain security of study supplies

Special Requirements:

Willingness to work some long or evening/weekend shifts if needed during the survey period

HOW TO APPLY: See below for details, and if interested, please contact Elena DiRosa, CHORDS Survey Coordinator, at: edirosa@health.nyc.gov. Résumés can be sent directly to that e-mail address.

 

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POSITION: Outreach Manager

ORGANIZATION: SHARE

POSTING DATE: December 22, 2016

SUMMARY: Many people within the underserved communities, while not currently diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, have few appropriate, relevant, and compelling resources to obtain information about this disease and to become educated and empowered.

SHARE‘s Outreach Manager will oversee an initiative in which SHARE Ambassadors provide awareness & education, informed peer support, empowerment, and advocacy to bring about better health care and an improved quality of life for the Latina, African-American and other underserved communities of New York City. The Outreach Manager will use existing models and will develop innovative methods of identifying and reaching out to community leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES: SHARE seeks a person familiar with the underserved communities in New York City and experience in doing community outreach, public speaking, and networking to help disseminate this information throughout the communities. The Manager will supervise the Ambassadors, generate new avenues to reach people who can be helped by this program, maintain a database of relevant information, provide reports, visit community sites to make presentations, and recruit new Ambassadors from Latina, African-American, and other underserved communities. The Outreach Manager will be responsible for assisting SHARE in reaching more people in more communities by expanding and deepening this grassroots initiative.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. She/he will be comfortable cold calling community leaders, and interfacing with diverse populations. Good computer skills are required, as is the desire to do what it takes to develop and expand this initiative.

This is a part time position with flexible hours and occasional weekends. Salary is competitive and benefits, including liberal paid time off, is provided.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply please forward your resume and a cover letter addressing your experience and how it relates to our position, including your salary requirements, to twilliams@sharecancersupport.org.

 

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POSITION: SENIOR ASSISTANT COORDINATOR – DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

ORGANIZATION: Community Health Preventive Institute

POSTING DATE: December 22, 2016

SUMMARY: Through Health Reform and DSRIP, Health People has contracted with a local PPS (hospital and community partners) to implement the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) for patients and community members with Type 2 Diabetes and Medicaid. We have trained local residents as peer leaders to facilitate the DSMP workshops. We are now in the implementation phase of the project, scheduling and completing the 7-week workshops at CBOs/clinical sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek a Senior Assistant Coordinator to assist the Diabetes Program Coordinator with the following responsibilities:

  • Supervise peer leaders (run weekly meetings, provide supervision, distribute payments and travel allowance, manage issues that arise)
  • Coordinate with sites and peer leaders to schedule & manage workshop logistics (dates, times, locations, materials, food, etc.)
  • Enter data and maintain systems and documents; create reports and provide QA
  • Fiscal management
  • Prepare materials, maintain and order supplies for workshops
  • Other responsibilities may be required

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree (or working toward Master’s) preferred
  • Microsoft Office programs (creating Excel spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook), shared networks and online databases
  • Highly detail-oriented and excellent organization skills
  • Great written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Quick learner
  • Able to both work with a team and/or independently
  • Goal-oriented / self-starter
  • Punctual

ORGANIZATION: Health People is an award-winning peer educator-based chronic disease and HIV self-care education and prevention organization on the cutting edge of health reform. From its founding in 1990 as a women’s peer AIDS program to today, when it is poised to start very innovative programs under Health Reform and DSRIP, Health People has been a leader in educating and empowering low-income New Yorkers to effectively improve their health. Its programs in diabetes and asthma self- care, smoking cessation and HIV prevention and self-care all have had demonstrated results and Health People is a leader in new community programming.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, background and education Schedule: Part-time (~17.5 hours/week) for approximately 4 months

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please send brief cover letter and resume to Jamie Canton: JamieCanton@HealthPeople.org