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Epic

TL;DR

High-impact tech jobs for smart leaders.

Implementing software that saves lives.

As a Project Manager on the Application Services team you’ll lead projects that help healthcare organizations improve care for their patients. Through your travels around the US (and abroad if you’re interested), you’ll be part of a team who leads software installations and owns the success of newcomers to the Epic community. You’ll use your project management skills to present to hospital leadership, coordinate end-user training, and ensure that healthcare providers are fully supported as they hit the On switch to go live with our software. We'll give you autonomy to make important decisions and provide support and guidance along the way. No software experience required.

Manage projects at the most innovative health systems on the planet.

The top 15 health systems in U.S. News and World Report are Epic customers. Our community includes major systems like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as leading academic medical centers at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of California, University of Texas, The Ohio State University, and many more.

Work in your own office, eat delicious food, and travel the world.

We don't believe in cubicles. (Well, we believe they exist, but...) You will work in an individual office that will heighten your ability to get stuff done. For lunch, visit King's Cross or Cassiopeia for a wide array of meal options, or go to one of our smaller, themed bistros, featuring wood-rotisserie, pan-Asian, and Latin-inspired cuisine. All meals are restaurant-quality but cost only a few dollars, and they're prepared by a team comprised of kitchen talent from restaurants around the country. And, after five years here, you'll earn a four-week sabbatical anywhere in the world. Staff have kayaked in Patagonia, attended a Beyoncé concert in Ireland, built a library in Tanzania, and run a marathon in Antarctica.

Live affordably in a city known for its rising tech talent.
Epic is located just outside Madison, Wisconsin the second fastest growing market for tech talent in the United States and home to the state capital and the University of Wisconsin. Madison, a city surrounded by water, has received accolades for being the greenest city in America (NerdWallet), the best city of renters (SmartAsset), and the fittest city in America (Fitbit), and it has the highest concentration of millennial talent in the country (Inc.).

More than just important work.

We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers. Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or greater (any major)
  • A history of academic and professional success
  • Willingness to travel  - up to 75% post COVID
  • Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)

Deadline: May 1, 2021
Posted: 1 day 51 min ago

Epic

TL;DR

High-impact tech jobs for smart leaders.

Testing Software that saves lives.

The Application Readiness team at Epic is the last line of defense for software that impacts the lives of 250 million people worldwide. As a Quality Curator on that team, you’ll work side-by-side with developers to create intuitive tools for health organizations, test new features, identify bugs, and suggest enhancements to make our software a joy to use. From there, you’ll develop content that expresses complex topics in simple, easy-to-understand language, helping millions of healthcare professionals around the world do their jobs well. One of the most flexible roles at Epic, Quality Curators can grow into specialists, like creative designers who are experts in software usability, technical wizards who learn to code automation into our testing processes, or project coordinators who can be pulled in as extra help for customer software installs. You bring your intelligence, curiosity, and creativity—we’ll teach you the rest.

Test the limits of our software for the most innovative health systems on the planet.

All the Top 20 health systems in U.S. News and World Report are Epic customers. Our community includes major systems like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as leading academic medical centers at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of California, University of Texas, The Ohio State University, and many more. 

Work in your own office, eat delicious food, and travel the world.

We don't believe in cubicles. (Well, we believe they exist, but...) You will work in an individual office that will heighten your ability to get stuff done. For lunch, visit King's Cross or Cassiopeia for a wide array of meal options, or go to one of our smaller, themed bistros, featuring wood-rotisserie, pan-Asian, and Latin-inspired cuisine. All meals are restaurant-quality but cost only a few dollars, and they're prepared by a team comprised of kitchen talent from restaurants around the country. And, after five years here, you'll earn a four-week sabbatical anywhere in the world. Staff have kayaked in Patagonia, attended a Beyoncé concert in Ireland, built a library in Tanzania, and run a marathon in Antarctica.

Live affordably in a city known for its rising tech talent. Epic is located just outside Madison, Wisconsin the second fastest growing market for tech talent in the United States and home to the state capital and the University of Wisconsin. Madison, a city surrounded by water, has received accolades for being the greenest city in America (NerdWallet), the best city of renters (SmartAsset), and the fittest city in America (Fitbit), and it has the highest concentration of millennial talent in the country (Inc.).

More than just important work.

We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers. Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or greater (any major)
  • A history of academic and professional success
  • Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed) 

Deadline: May 1, 2021
Posted: 1 day 1 hour ago

Lamour Clinic

LOCATION

Main office in Randolph. Off-site offices in Dorchester and Medford, Massachusetts.   Direct Care staff, based on the program they work in, are designated to regions; travel for work at patient homes, school and within the community would be required.

 JOB SUMMARY: 

Works as an assistant to Master Level program coordinator for screening new patients admitted into specialty programs and ongoing admissions screening of medical necessity. Manages direct care staff caseload and maintains compliance within policies, procedures and protocol. Works with clients in the community by providing care coordination case management with adult, youth, and the youth’s family for the purpose of treating their behavioral health needs and those of their families who present varying degrees of complexity. Rotates call center duties and works with Master and Doctor level clinicians as part of a multidisciplinary team including both professional and paraprofessional staff. Maintains client records daily for auditing and updates demographic information and provides coordination of care outreach and therapeutic support for behavioral health needs into clinic programs. Serves as patient’s advocate, assessing and assuring that quality care is given. Cases are assigned within the Randolph, Dorchester and Medford areas and traveling to patients’ home is required daily as part of duties.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

The purpose of this position is to complete intake admission documentation across programs, provide quality management services to enhance the quality of care for and improve patient outcomes. Will conduct initial screenings of clients in their community as health care providers to assess for medical necessity

  • Screens and triages patients who request services, are referred, or meet screening criteria for identifying patients’ needs
  • Completes intake documentation to gather information, intake demographic of patients to assist with tasks such as transportation to essential self-help, peer support, and medical and behavioral health appointments while transitioning to community-based transportation resources
  • Helps patients clarify goals and strategies, provides education and resources and assists patients in accessing treatment and community supports
  • Carry case load of patient to provide program services dictated by treatment plan (including, Outpatient community support, Substance Abuse, Recovery coaching, Recovery Navigating Systems, In home Therapy, and ongoing services Coordination)
  • Will be trained, have a caseload and cover in Outpatient community support, Substance Abuse, Recovery coaching, Recover Navigating Systems, In home Therapy programs and provide community-based services and assistant in running groups program services as a paraprofessional
  • Serves as a data entry operator for Comprehensive Assessments, Health Assessments inclusive of the CANS under Master Level Clinician
  • Identifies and provides emotional and social support to the patient and help patients build skills to support their treatment
  • Refers patient into treatment that fit their needs and streamline care into programs and provides linkage to appropriate supports and services
  • Provides services in the community via conducting home visits and attending meetings on behalf of the patient and to support patient treatment
  • Collateral contacts (phone and face-to-face) and collaboration with care and/or other primary care, behavioral health and other providers working with the patient
  • Provides coordination of care for all initial patients and screening for services via phone, as well as overseeing referral of the client to a lower level of care for discharge
  • Acts as a liaison and support in preparing for or accompanying patients to meetings
  • Coordinates patient’s health records and assists in treatment coordination
  • Coordinates Care with other specialty healthcare providers, Schools, DCF, DYS, Primary care, probation officers, social workers, and child protection/child welfare workers
  • Assists with audits, transcribes recorded dictations of narrative and reports with accuracy and maintains accurate records of all completed notes and documentation
  • Maintains accurate records of all completed notes and documentation
  • Documents all review findings in the designated review database Rethink, virtual Gateway
  • Keeps track of billing units, hour and using productivity reports submitted on the 1st and 15th monthly to match documentation professional standards
  • Maintains electronic and hard copy filing system
  • Follows HIPAA guidelines for the management of patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Assists with monitoring and maintaining the monitoring of a comprehensive quality assurance program that is data-driven and informs programs needs and best practices
  • Other duties as assigned by department manager

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and willingness to work directly with patients and clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a variety of situations and diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Must have excellent strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must be highly motivated and self-directed.
  • Must possess knowledge of human development; including physical, mental, emotional and cultural and ethnicity issues required

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • $19 – 23 per hour depending on experience
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical & Dental
  • Professional Education & Stipend towards degree or certification with program specialty
  • Flexible Schedule but must be able to work in the late afternoons and evening until 8:15 pm and some weekends based on client needs

Deadline: April 1, 2021
Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago

Lamour Clinic

LOCATION

Main office in Randolph. Off-site offices in Dorchester and Medford Massachusetts.   Direct Care staff, based on the program they work in, are designated to regions; travel for work at patient homes, school and within the community would be required.

JOB SUMMARY:

Behavior Technicians are responsible for implementing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) based programs as directed by Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst/ Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Master Level Clinician Supervisor. Behavioral intervention services to patient with Autism Spectrum diagnosis (DSM 5) or an Autistic /Asperger/PDD, NOS and other behavioral health diagnosis. This is performed in accordance with the outpatient mental health clinic program. Cases are assigned within Randolph, Dorchester and Medford area and traveling to patients’ home is required daily as part of duties.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Reports to the Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst/ Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Supervisor and other supervisors.
  • Assists the BCBA /Supervisor in implementing behavioral programming in a 1:1 setting.
  • Monitors patient’s progress in the implementation of the goals of the treatment plan developed by the BCBA /Supervisor.
  • Provide direct client care in 1:1 and group settings utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements.
  • Collects data, conducts assessments (e.g., stimulus preference assessments) and writes progress notes on each patient intervention within program professional standards.
  • With the BCBA, instructs patients and family/significant others in-home programs and protocols.
  • Provides coaching, support, and guidance to the patient’s parent/guardian/caregiver in implementing a treatment
  • Directly implements skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans developed by BCBA /Supervisor
  • Attends all supervision meetings, in-service and care conferences programs as assigned.
  • Instructs patient’s parent/guardian/caregiver in the program with BCBA /Supervisor.
  • Observes confidentiality and safeguards on all patient-related
  • Reports to the BCBA Supervisor if the patient is not achieving the goals and objectives outlined in the treatment plan.
  • Immediately reports to BCBA Supervisor any patient incidents/variances or complaints.
  • Adheres to Agency standards and consistently interprets and accurately performs all assigned responsibilities.
  • Reports all incomplete work assignments to BCBA Supervisor.
  • Demonstrates effective time management, organizational skills through timely submission of documentation and infrequent overtime for routine assignments.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, critical thinking and decision making.
  • Will provide individual case load of billable hours weekly 32 or more
  • Progress Notes Match Reproductivity Reports submitted 1 & 15 monthly for as time sheet for billable hours
  • Completes Specialty Programs documentation progress notes within 24 hours and uploads inpatient file cabinet in EMR
  • Verifies patients after appointment or services in EMR

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:

  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills; willing to work directly with patients and clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a variety of situations and diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills

 SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • $15-$25 per hour depending on experience
  • Paid holidays
  • Days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Professional Education & Stipend towards Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or Education with a concentration in concentration in Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Flexible Schedule but must be able to work in the late afternoons and evening until 7:45 pm and some weekends

Location: Randolph, Medford, Dorchester, MA

Job Type: Full-time

Program: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) In-Home Programs

Department: Community Direct Care

Age group:

Qualifications


QUALIFICATION REQUIRED AND EXPERIENCE: 

A bachelor’s degree in Social Work (preferred) or Public Health, Counseling, Psychology with a clinical concentration, or have licensure or certification to practice in the Social Worker (LCW), training as a Behavior Technician or be willing to be trained. This full-Time experience on 1 year working under the supervision of a Master Level Clinician providing Behavioral intervention services to patient with Autism Spectrum diagnosis (DSM 5) or an Autistic /Asperger/PDD, NOS and other behavioral health diagnosis for individual, children, adolescents, and families in their community environment.

Minimum requirement is a high school diploma and training as Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) or be willing to be trained.

  • Must have direct care experience with youth or children with disabilities
  • Must have a current valid US-issued driver’s license, and ability to provide a registered and insured automobile for work-related purposes.

Bilingual a plus; Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer

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Deadline: April 1, 2021
Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago

Lamour Clinic

LOCATION

Main office in Randolph, off-site offices in Dorchester and Medford, Massachusetts.  Direct Care staff based on the program they work in are designated to regions; travel for work at patient homes, school and within the community would be required.

JOB SUMMARY:

The In-Home Therapeutic Community Case Manager works with the Master Level Clinician to provide services in the home and community for elderly, adults, adolescents, and patients with a parent/ caregiver within a team. Interventions, best practices services, program specifications are directed by patient’s needs and treatment plan, this includes frequency of time with patient for treatment. In-Home Therapeutic Community Case Manager is trained across program services to provide treatment and work on interventions. Coordination of care with collaboration, conflict resolution with families, cultural and linguistic competence and patient centered strength-based practices are developed to strengthen communication between families and care. Skill building using structured one-to-one strength-based support interventions to address daily living, social skills communication, behavioral interventions are integrated into treatment to have patient learn new skills for improved functioning in the community. The In-Home Therapeutic Community Case Manager training across programs addresses ways to assist in helping patients obtain individualized achievable treatment plan goals, make progress, with clear dates/days at/on which interventions are to be provided to clients and type of interventions to be provided for clients taking into account of presenting problem(s), client characteristics, culture, history, and availability of family support. Cases are assigned within the Randolph, Dorchester and Medford areas and traveling to patients’ home is required daily as part of duties.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Provides support for patients across programs including Community Support Programming, Therapeutic Mentoring, In-Home Behavioral, and In-Home Therapy programs
  • Interventions are all conducted within the community via home visits, school visits and work with other providers.
  • Case Manager will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on treatment intervention meeting weekly for supervision
  • Attendance and participation in in-service training and skill building training is required monthly
  • Reports to the supervisors regarding caseload and administrative duties
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team and independently
  • Maintains compliance with company policies and procedures and patient’s record daily
  • Creativity and willingness to engage clients in treatment using non-traditional methods (understand the collaborative treatment of traumatized children and teens, multisystem therapy, or wrap around services).
  • Monitors patient’s progress on the implementation of the goals of the treatment plan developed by the patient and family, clinical team and supervisor.
  • Provides direct client care in 1:1 utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements.
  • Identifies community resources and development of natural support options for patient and parent/guardian/caregiver.
  • Direct time with providers (e.g., attendance at IEP meetings, hospital discharge meetings, Care Planning Team (CPT) meetings
  • Provides referrals and linkage to appropriate supports and services
  • Provides coaching in support of decision-making in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Connects to natural supports and build skills and works on caregiver goals for patient and parent/guardian/caregiver
  • Ability to provide behavioral plan intervention and emotional response via telehealth
  • Ability to be the voice of the patient in care plan meetings
  • Will provide individual case load of billable hours weekly 32 or more
  • Progress Notes Match Productivity Reports submitted on the 1st & 15th monthly as time sheet for billable hours
  • Completes Specialty Programs documentation progress notes within 24 hours and uploads in patient file cabinet in EMR
  • Verifies patients after appointment or services in EMR

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:

  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills and willingness to work directly with patients and clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a variety of situations and with diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • $18 – 23 per hour depending on experience
  • Gas reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical & Dental
  • Professional Education & Stipend towards degree or certification with program specialty.
  • Flexible Schedule but must be able to work in the late afternoons and evening until 7:45 pm and some weekends based on clients meeting needs

Location: Randolph, Medford, Dorchester, MA

Deadline: April 1, 2021
Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago

Boston Children's Hospital

Job Posting Description

At BCH, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives.

The Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine is looking for an energetic and organized administrative professional for a full-time position. This is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in adolescent health. 

The Administrative Associate II will be responsible for: 

  • Providing clinical and academic administrative support to three faculty members, and support to the Chronic Fatigue/Complex Care program and ACO initiatives in the Division
  • Communicating via phone, email, and the electronic health record ensuring all administrative and support duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality in a timely manner
  • Completing intakes and coordinating appointments for chronic fatigue/complicated referral and primary care patients
  • Manage databases of complex primary care patients
  • Provide support for population management/ACO team
  • Conduct patient outreach via phone, email, and paper mail to coordinate visits, including annual physical exams, immunizations, and check-ups
  • Coordinate provider schedules and act as a liaison between providers, nurses, administrators, and patients
  • Cover the front desk at least once/week in the Adolescent Medicine practice
  • Manage appointments, meetings, travel arrangements, reimbursements, and licensing and accreditation paperwork
  • Assist with conducting literature reviews and CV preparation
  • Assist with preparing materials for IRB and other Agency Reviews
  • Works with supervisor to perform research related tasks including managing databases, reference manager, and tracking budgets

To qualify, you must have: 

  1. Work requires a high school level of educational development required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. One year of relevant administrative experience required.  Experience with and/or interest in working with adolescents and their families preferred.
  3. Work requires the analytical skills and judgment to interpret data and take the appropriate action in circumstances or situations vary.
  4. Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
  5. Experience and comfort using technology, including Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  6. Capacity to learn new software including Electronic Health Record programs and/or programs in data management, reference databases, etc.
  7. Experience with programs such as PubMed and RedCap preferred.
  8. Proficiency in Spanish desirable
  9. Experience in working as part of a team as well as ability to take initiative and work without direct supervision
  10. Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills
  11. Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment 

Deadline: April 1, 2021
Posted: 1 day 5 hours ago

Boston Children's Hospital

Program Coordinator I (Adolescent Medicine)

56466BR

Ambulatory Services

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

This Transition Coordinator position will be part of a multidisciplinary team supporting Adolescent Medicine, Martha Elliot Health Center and CHPCC, and will assist with the process of transition, including transfer, of patients. 

The Program Coordinator I will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating activities and daily operations of a program.
  • May prepare or assist in preparation of proposal for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
  • Conferring with staff and others to provide technical advice, provide problem solving assistance and answer questions about the program and its goals. Referring inquiries to others as needed.
  • May prepare or assist in the preparation of periodic reports and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
  • May review applications or other program documents in conjunction with supervisor to determine acceptance or make decisions pertaining to program.
  • May assist in the coordination of recruitment efforts.
  • Drafting written communication and promotional literature.
  • May assist in planning workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
  • Interacting and maintaining liaison with staff faculty and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.


To qualify, you must have:

  • An Associate's degree and 1 year of relevant experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
  • The ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Proactive and able to work independently.

Deadline: April 1, 2021
Posted: 1 day 5 hours ago

The Black Boston COVID19 Coalition (BBCC)

The Black Boston COVID19 Coalition (BBCC)  is extremely excited to share the following volunteer and employment opportunities with you!

Objective 

On February 27th and 28th, Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition is partnering with CIC Health to bring residents from our community to the Reggie Lewis Center Vaccine Mega-Site.

Employment Opportunities 

●      Canvassers - On-the-ground distribution of posters, flyers, palm cards, door hangers, etc.

●      Outreach Workers – Door knocking to collect data

●      Phone Bank /Transportation Dispatchers - Make calls and schedule appointments for vaccine and transportation.  

(This is an on-site position - 8 hr/days; 5 days/week.)

●      Cleaners – PPE Protocols for COVID19 cleaning of vaccine sites

Sign up for employment or volunteer opportunities: https://blackbostoncoalition.org/updates-info/bhmjobs-volunteers 

Employment opportunities start at $20/hr

Volunteer Opportunities Below is a description of the opportunities that are available for volunteers to participate in the event.

Non-Clinical Roles (These roles will operate outside the facility and do not require a CORI check or HIPAA training) 

●      Parking Staff - Direct guests to the correct parking lot. Direct handi-capped guests to the handi-capped lot.

●      Greeter - Located outside the venue to greet guests on their way in; ensure they are at the correct place and guide them as appropriate.

●      Community Representatives - Speak with guests to determine if they may have other medical or social service needs, register voters, hand out meals.

Sign up for employment or volunteer opportunities: https://blackbostoncoalition.org/updates-info/bhmjobs-volunteers

Clinical Roles (These roles will operate within the facility and therefore requires a CORI check and HIPAA training)

●       Guest Assistance - Accompanies guests who need extra assistance throughout the process.

●       Translator - Communicate with non-English-speaking guests.

●       Vaccinators - Licensed medical professionals only; paired with a paid staff member who will be a scribe (enter the information into the computer system).

Please fill out our survey by EOD WEDNESDAY to ensure we have enough time to process your information. 

 

[All clinical volunteers will be processed through the Boston Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC), a program of Boston Public Health Commission.]

Deadline: March 24, 2021
Posted: 1 week 18 hours ago

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES)

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking full time Public Health Data and Evaluation Specialist. This position will play a central role on the CES Healthy Families and Communities team informing the Department’s efforts, primarily the SPIFFY Coalition, to prevent underage substance use and more broadly to achieve health equity in Hampshire County. This position will be responsible for designing and overseeing qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis and presentation of data to community stakeholders. This position will work with staff and municipal partners to build consistent assessment structures, and document actionable findings that address stakeholder needs.

Does this sound like you?

  • You are passionate about preventing underage substance use and achieving health equity
  • You are excited about utilizing participatory evaluation approaches
  • You are committed to social and racial justice and equity 
  • You enjoy working as part of a team, are a well organized, detail-oriented person who is able to prioritize multiple complex projects
  • You're eager to engage with a wide range of people and groups--from school administrators and city government leaders to diverse youth and adults including people with low incomes and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • You are willing to develop the skills you have, and learn new ones  

View the full job description here, and interested applicants can apply on the organization's website linked here.

Deadline: March 18, 2021
Posted: 1 week 18 hours ago

EOS Transition Partners

Enlace de Familias has been a cornerstone of the Holyoke, MA area in serving and empowering residents and families for 27 years. Located in South Holyoke as a family center, Enlace provides family support and advocacy, community mobilization and training to empower families. The long tterm executive director is retiring in June; thus, the board seeks a collaborative executive director with compassion and deep respect for the Holyoke community and its residents.

The ideal candidate for this role will embrace and embody the values and mission of Enlace, with demonstrated, principled commitment to working on behalf of those who are low income.

Experienced Builder of Community Relationships

The ideal ED will bring strong listening and collaboration skills, a warm, humble, approachable style, and an ability to engender immediate trust in their relationships. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in structuring partnerships that jointly meet the needs of clients.

Engaging and Strategic Fundraiser

The ideal candidate will have successful fundraising experience that includes activating government, individual and philanthropic funders. The next ED will continue to build Enlace’s visibility as a vital resource and engaging the funding community as an outgoing spokesperson and prolific networker in the region.

An Organizational Leader with Financial and Business Acumen

The ED will have a good track record in nonprofit, public sector, academic, and/or business leadership roles, demonstrating the ability to set and implement a strategic vision and achieve goals. Candidates must be creative risk-takers, with the ability to identify opportunities to innovate and to expand an organization’s impact, while also considering pragmatic realities. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a working knowledge of nonprofit financial management and budgeting, and demonstrate sound decision-making skills, as well as creativity and resourcefulness, to drive the organization’s financial growth and sustainability.

Inclusive Leadership

We seek candidates that demonstrate a deep commitment to and draw on experience serving as a facilitative and inclusive leader within multi-cultural settings. They will be guided by a deep level of respect for others in working with constituents from all walks of life.

Effective Advocate

The ED will possess an understanding of policy and advocacy efforts aligned with Enlace’s mission and be able to effectively position and represent the agency at the local, regional, and state level with government officials and policy and advocacy partners.

A Hands-On, Hard Worker

The successful candidate will be flexible and focused, a good delegator and have hands-on experience in managing similar sized undertakings.

Bilingual-Bicultural

Candidates must be proficient in the languages of English and Spanish and represent and/or appreciate the multiple cultures expressed in Holyoke.

Education

Bachelor’s degree preferred with at least five years of leadership experience.

This is a salaried position with a pay scale commensurate with experience.

Enlace has engaged Eos Transition Partners to help with this hire. Nancy Jackson is leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role, please upload your resume and cover letter here: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Enlace is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

 

Deadline: March 22, 2021
Posted: 1 week 19 hours ago

Northhampton Health Department

One Full-time (35 Hr/Week) Vacancy

GRADE E ANTICIPATED HOURLY SALARY RANGE:  $19.79 - $22.41

DEFINITION: Skilled administrative, accounts payable, programmatic support and grants management work related to the operation of the Center for Prevention and Community Engagement (CPCE) division of the Northampton Health Department (NHD).

Major duties include: accounting, fiscal management, bookkeeping, computer application work, meeting duties (scheduling, minutes, agendas), material, supporting unit staff administrative needs and Naloxone distribution, and all other related work as required.

SUPERVISION: Supervised by the Health Director, DART Program Coordinator is Work Leader.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides administrative direction and support for the CPCE and answers general inquiries from the public. Maintains and manages department websites and newsletters. Assist with public relations in association with programs and functions including press releases, fliers and other communication media.
  • Responsible for accounts payable and receivable and grant fiscal management & reporting - such as receiving and paying invoices for subcontractors and ordering supplies and managing cost centers for multiple grant funding sources. Maintains expenditure records versus budget estimates; helps prepares preliminary data for departmental budget, reviews budgets and reports with unit head. Creates, maintains, and processes various grant related budgets and documents on multiple fiscal cycles.
  • Purchases inventory, such as Naloxone, program supplies, and manages distribution requests.
  • Supports the development of and ensures all contracts, data sharing agreements, memorandum of understanding, and invoices for subcontractors are received in a timely manner.
  • Acts as a point person to sub award grantees on documentation submission and budget needs.
  • Assists in developing data collection tools, as well as procedures for regular data collection.
  • Create and maintain appropriate spreadsheets and documentation related to data and program evaluation.
  • Performs a variety of administrative support functions related to the implementation of grant and programmatic activities.
  • Assists with organizing meetings in collaboration with other team members- arranges meeting venues, prepares agendas, attends meetings and keeps minutes as necessary. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree with one year’s administrative experience, Associates degree with three or more years of administrative experience or working skills development for at least 5-7 years of administrative or project assistant in a similar role, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred experience: Two years with grant fiscal management
  • Candidates with interest or experience working or volunteering with organizations involved in substance use prevention, recovery, harm reduction or community health and wellness services are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: Thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures; working knowledge of departmental operations and functions.
  • Ability to maintain detailed and extensive records and to prepare reports from it.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interact appropriately, effectively and discreetly with the general public.
  • Proficient with Google suites; Experience with website, social media, newsletter, or graphics work a plus. 
  • Ability to work virtually is a must.  
  • Ability to organize and maintain detailed and extensive records; ability to work with various computer applications. 
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage administrative functions for multiple projects and deadlines to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the organization.
  • Willingness to think creatively to overcome project challenges.
  • Knowledge of department operations and functions; knowledge of public health field; knowledge of social media and website management. 
  • Exceptional written communication skills; skilled in accounting.
  • Skilled in computer applications, email and network communications, munis, quickbooks, excel and/or accounts payable similar software, power point, G-suite: organizational skills; time management skills

Physical Requirements: Frequent talking, listening, sitting, walking, and mental concentration for prolonged periods required; frequent use of hands and fingers in operating/using various office equipment; occasionally required to lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds; specific vision requirements for this position include close vision for long periods of time and the ability to adjust focus.

BENEFITS: Benefits are consistent with other non-represented employees.

TO APPLY: Please submit application to Human Resources via the green “Employment” button at www.northamptonma.gov 

Deadline: March 9, 2021
Posted: 2 weeks 23 hours ago

Ascentria Care Alliance

The Ascentria Services for New Americans SNAP-Ed program [funded by USDA and administered through the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)] uses evidence-based curricula and multi-level approaches to provide nutrition education activities; implements local social marketing campaigns; and helps create policy, systems and environmental (PSE) supports to enable low-income families to establish and sustain healthy eating behaviors. SNAP-Ed staff reach low-income families through new and long-standing partnerships including schools, food pantries, community and school gardens, after school program settings, and area non-profits.  An additional farm-to-school component focuses on increasing access to fresh, healthy and local food choices; increasing knowledge and awareness among students around gardening, healthy eating, growing local foods and seasonality; and improving eating behaviors including choosing healthier options in the school cafeterias.  The School Garden Coordinator works with public school staff to implement farm-to-school program activities including developing and maintaining school gardens, facilitating garden-based nutrition programming, organizing events, and recruiting and training volunteers.  The School Garden Coordinator is part of the broader Services for New Americans team serving refugees, immigrants and low-income individuals, and provides other support as needed.

Essential Responsibilities: 

      Partner Relations and Coordination:

  • Partner with school administrators and staff, local experts, and students to research, design, develop and maintain school gardens.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers, school administrators, and parent volunteers.
  • Facilitate a Farm to School Leadership Committee, consisting of school teachers and administrators, to develop a comprehensive program plan.
  • Administer a community needs assessment to partnering schools to evaluate the priorities of the farm-to-school program.
  • Lead school staff development trainings related to school gardening and integrating school gardens into the classroom.
  • Plan community events for school garden building and maintenance.
  • Work with food service directors to integrate farm to cafeteria activities into the public schools.

Client Services:

  • Plan and lead nutrition and garden based activities for K-12 students.
  • Inspire and work with students to develop plans for garden design and development.
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of the school gardens and outdoor classroom space, supporting the preparation for garden work activities, planting schedule and ensuring the care and storage of tools and equipment.
  • Develop a summer maintenance plan and host community garden work days and tours.
  • Adapt and modify programming in response to internal or external factors.
  • Assist SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators with class preparation and instruction or class coverage as needed.

Record Keeping and Reporting:

  • Complete and submit all required reports with accuracy to the agency and/or funders in a timely manner.
  • Complete and file progress and other administrative reports according to program procedures and deadline.
  • Develop and maintain a system for recruitment, training, coordination and tracking of volunteers.
  • Procure donations and maintain tracking system.
  • Identify and pursue grants to support the growth and development of the school garden initiative.
  • Conduct internal management reviews of local farm-to-school implementation and other program evaluations as necessary as well as ensure program compliance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to help meet the goals of the program or the agency.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, education, agriculture, public health or related discipline required.
  • Minimum of wo (2) years of relevant field experience required.
  • Teaching experience and direct experience with school garden development and garden based education highly preferred.
  • Ability to speak a language our clients speak is preferred (Arabic, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili).
  • Knowledge of local, state, national and federal regulations that govern service areas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to handle situations with diplomacy and tact. Comfortable speaking to groups.
  • Computer skills required including: experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; data entry skills and budget tracking; experience conducting research online, and ability to actively participate in web-based training.
  • Ability to effectively lead volunteers and interns, and develop systems, and advocate for process improvement as needed.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural/multi-lingual environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to rapidly changing priorities throughout the day.
  • Ability to be flexible, adapt, and contribute to ongoing organizational transformation.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License, positive driving record and proof of automobile insurance is required to transport clients. 
  • Ability to work within the mission of the organization, “We are called to strengthen communities by empowering people to respond to life’s challenges.” 

Deadline: March 12, 2021
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

Our ideal candidate has experience with, and enjoys, providing farmers with business support; is familiar with agricultural businesses and can help farms implement practical and meaningful changes to their operations; and has training or experience in business and employee management. Candidates should be capable project managers; be detail oriented and able to see the big picture; and have organizational systems to provide multiple farms with support simultaneously through multiple channels.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Implement CISA’s direct assistance as a member of the Farm Business Support Team:

  • Plan and implement workshops and other training and networking opportunities primarily focused on farm employee management, creating a positive workplace, food safety, and business/leadership skills.
  • Coordinate outreach to farmers about educational offerings and support organizational outreach through email, phone, and mailings.
  • Provide troubleshooting, advice, and referrals to farmers and related business owners.
  • Coordinate support and assistance for farmers and related business owners by connecting them with CISA staff and/or outside professionals.
  • Maintain and develop strategic partnerships with other business assistance providers.
  • Provide farms with assistance on employee management, creating a positive workplace, food safety, and business/leadership skills.
  • Effectively use CISA’s existing databases to manage work.
  • Build awareness about CISA and the Be A Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® program among potential Local Hero membership groups and the community.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

2) Bring creative and strategic thinking about farm and business support that can further CISA’s mission.

3) Represent CISA at public presentations and other venues/channels as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Training and/or experience providing business support/education that is transferable/relevant to our audience of small-scale farm operations.
  • Experience with project management, including timeline organization, managing up, and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to support farms in building business and employee management skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and compellingly (verbally and in writing) with farm owners and employees.
  • Ability to support improved two-way communication between farm employees and owners, including across cultural differences and/or language barriers.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to collaborate well with a team.
  • Comfortable (and persistent in) reaching out to people on the phone and over email for deadline driven work.
  • Computer fluency and experience with MS Office suite, with demonstrated ability to create and use spreadsheets.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

PREFERENCES

  • Strong preference for working Spanish proficiency or fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience in the sustainable agriculture field.
  • Training or experience in human resources/employee management.
  • Experience with databases and/or web-based data management programs, such as Airtable.

Hours and compensation: $19-$22/hour, depending on experience. This is a full-time 40 hours/week, non-exempt position. Health care, vision, dental, long-term disability, 401K matching, sick time, holidays, and vacation are offered. Access to a car and some weekend and evening availability are required.

Due to COVID-19 all CISA positions are currently remote. Successful candidates must have access to home workspace, internet access, and phone capabilities (CISA will provide computer). Continued remote work post-pandemic may be possible, with regular required travel to the CISA office. Once in-person work resumes, regular travel within CISA’s service area (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, MA) for technical assistance service provision, outreach, and events will be required.

Writing samples and references may be requested.

Please complete applicant questions and attach your resume via our online application form. Questions can be directed to jennifer@buylocalfood.org. Cover letters are not required and will not be reviewed.

Deadline: March 12, 2021
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Vital Village Networks

Vital Village Networks is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Based in Boston, MA at Boston Medical Center, the central goal of Vital Village is to seed sustainable and scalable community change around child protection by mobilizing a collective investment from residents,community organizations and institutions using a strengths-based and trauma-informed paradigm. 

Two Open Positions

Program Coordinator - Food Systems

The Program Coordinator will oversee day-to-day programmatic and administrative coordination of a two-year community-based participatory research effort that partners with community and parent leaders to co-design a community-powered food system framework that integrates trauma-informed systems and community leadership building practice. Key deliverables include supporting community leader and partner outreach and engagement; coordinating meetings, virtual events, and trainings; ensuring quality meeting documentation and follow up; managing virtual meeting technology and communications platforms; conducting field research, online scans, and literature reviews; regular resource curation and dissemination; summarizing program data to inform ongoing iterative improvement process, and support with developing a comprehensive narrative case study and accompanying capacity building tools. The Program Coordinator will play a key role in maintaining strong communications with Vital Village's collaborative network of cross-sector partners, as well as supporting planning and implementation of organizational-wide strategies for community participatory research across Vital Village initiatives and studies. The Program Coordination will also support broader capacity building efforts by providing quality and timely resources and tools, including regular programming (webinars, blog posts, etc.), regular resource scanning and curation, and other related activities.

Apply Here 

Program Coordinator - National Capacity Building

The Program Coordinator will oversee day-to-day programmatic and administrative coordination of national capacity building activities for NOW Innovation Network, a national network of local communities seeking to promote child wellbeing and improve equity in child health and educational outcomes. Key deliverables include support with content development, preparing external communications, design and facilitation of partner workshops and events, technology, meeting/event documentation and coordination, and summarizing programmatic data to inform ongoing co-design. The Program Coordinator will play a key role in building Vital Village's collaborative network of cross-sector partners by providing quality and atimely resources and tools through implementation of signature programming, including regular public webinars, podcast episodes, blog posts, resource scanning and curation, and other capacity building activities.

Apply Here

 

Deadline: March 4, 2021
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago

Global Health Strategies: NYC

If you are an upcoming or recent graduate who is entrepreneurial, innovative, and passionate about improving global health through communications and advocacy, the Global Health Strategies (GHS) Junior Associate role offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and learning. Junior Associates work closely with GHS staff to assist in the design and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies for a range of issues in global health. Junior Associates will spend the majority of their time supporting meaningful client work and are also provided opportunities for training, development, and career growth.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the research and writing of strategy memos, media materials and issue briefs
  • Monitor and analyze media coverage and advocate conversations about global health issues
  • Provide logistics support for conferences, meetings and events that GHS organizes on behalf of clients
  • Manage databases of global health media, policymakers and opinion leaders
  • Assist GHS staff with project management (e.g., drafting meeting minutes, updating work plans, tracking budgets)

Training and development

  • Weekly support with a manager; monthly mentorship with member of the GHS senior management team
  • Access to skills trainings, reading list, and lunch and learns with leaders in the global health field
  • Potential sponsorship to attend global health events in NYC
  • Opportunity to become an expert on a particular issue within global health

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications, Journalism, Global Health, or International Policy
  • Clear, concise, and effective communicator and writer
  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, and passionate about improving global health
  • Demonstrated experience with communications and advocacy on digital media platforms is a big plus

Valuable Experience

  • Internship in a communications or social media capacity at at Global Health organization
  • Leadership positions on campus

Deadline: April 15, 2021
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Pediatric Scribe/Care Coordination Team

Northampton Area Pedatrics

Northampton Area Pediatrics is adding to its Care Coordination Team. The ideal candidate will have experience within a medical or dental office with insurance verification, patient registration, electronic medical records and referrals. Candidates with EPIC experience will be given priority consideration. Must be highly organized and have the ability to multi task working in a fast paced, busy pediatric office.

Scribing:
•    Accompany provider into exam room and remain for duration of visit
•    Assist provider with any and all needed documentation in EMR as requested by provider  
•    Use appropriate spelling and grammar to maintain clear and accurate legal medical record documentation
•    Assist provider with any other tasks requested to facilitate patient needs and care
•    Remain aware of overall office flow and assist with workups when needed or when directed by charge nurs

The ideal candidate should have the following:
•    Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, as needed
•    Excellent customer service skills
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Computer proficiency
•    Accurate data entry skills
•    Ability to with within a team

Job Type: Full-time/Part-time
About Northampton Area Pediatrics
NAP is a thriving, family-centered practice providing excellent, accessible healthcare to children, adolescents and young adults as individuals and within the community. Founded in 1978 by Dr. Peter Kenny, Northampton Area Pediatrics has been serving families in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years. With two friendly locations, extensive office hours, and an excellent medical staff, our practice provides robust, innovative, and family-centric care to infants, children, and adolescents in western Massachusetts. Our providers believe in exceptional care and we value maintaining medical excellence, outstanding customer service and promoting and maintaining a community built on respect. Contact Lisa Fernandes below to apply.
 
 
Lisa Fernandes
Human Resources Manager
Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street
Northampton, MA  01060
413-517-2263
413-584-1714 (fax)
lfernandes@napeds.com

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago

CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps

COVID-19 Corps M- Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Coordinator
Case investigation and contact tracing is the process of working with a patient who has been diagnosed with an infectious disease to identify and provide support to people (contacts) who have been exposed through close contact with the patient. This process is a core disease control measure that has been employed by health department personnel for decades and is a key strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination for a diverse team including staff, volunteers, and contractors who conduct disease intervention activities with people (patients) with probable, suspected and laboratory-confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19, AND people (contacts), who may have been exposed to the virus, through close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination to the team in the use of MAVEN. "MAVEN" is the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network - a PHIN (Public Health Information Network) compliant, secure web-based surveillance and case management system for infectious diseases that enables rapid, efficient communication among local and state health departments and laboratories. There is no software to download or purchase because MAVEN is a web-based application. MAVEN can be accessed from anywhere there is Internet connectivity.

Position Summary:
The Coordinator is an experienced public health professional providing support to the Worcester Division of Public Health and local boards of health in the fight against COVID-19. The Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, direction, training, and continuous assessment of a case investigation and contact tracing team serving multiple towns in the Worcester Division of Public Health jurisdiction. It is preferred that the Coordinator possesses an advanced understanding of the principles of case investigation and contact tracing, and the use of MAVEN and can guide the team regarding messaging, creative problem solving and other interventions for patients and contacts to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. The Coordinator supports the performance of day-to-day disease intervention activities, ensuring that the quality and timeliness of work is performed according to established state guidelines. In collaboration with the Chief of Nursing they instruct and monitor team activities, ensuring that team members’ efforts are aligned with standard operating procedures for collection of epidemiological data, instructions for quarantine and isolation, and linking clients to clinical and social support services. The Coordinator ensures compliance with policies and procedures of the Worcester Division of Public Health regarding confidentiality and data security for the handling of sensitive client information and protected health information. They collaborate with Worcester Division of Public Health staff and other key partners to evaluate COVID 19 activities, identify best practices and lessons learned and facilitate enhancements.

Essential Functions, include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with state and local surveillance, epidemiology and clinical staff and other health officials in establishing priorities for case investigation and contact tracing, appropriate response protocols for incoming MAVEN case reports, and evaluation and monitoring of case investigation and contact tracing activities and outcomes.
  • Directs the assignment of disease intervention activities, collaborating with the Chief of Nursing to ensure the equitable assignment of priority cases and contacts for investigation to the team. Monitors progress to ensure investigations are completed in a timely manner. Conducts workload assessments and adjusts work assignments as necessary. Facilitates inter-jurisdictional coordination of information to ensure the continuity of case investigation and contact tracing using MAVEN.
  • Coordinates orientation and training of new hires/contractors/volunteers and existing case investigation and contact tracing team members. Ensures completion of role-specific knowledge and skill-based training courses, familiarity and proficiency with Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance and scripts for interactions with patients and contacts, as well as MAVEN surveillance and data management system. Provides modeling and coaching of effective interview techniques and provides timely feedback to questions. Provides guidance on expectations for thorough investigation and documentation procedures and criteria for closure of case and contact follow-up activities.
  • Provides ongoing coaching, mentorship and facilitates training for case investigation and contact tracing team to enhance performance. Supports Chief of Nursing with creative problem solving around complex and atypical cases, clarifying proper procedure for documentation and closure, resolving challenges in locating patients and contacts or persuading clients to comply with recommendations for medical evaluation, testing, quarantine or isolation. Coordinates collaborative learning opportunities such as facilitating meetings to discuss lessons learned with both successful and poor outcomes of case investigations, notification of exposure and isolation/quarantine compliance and monitoring.
  • Supports Chief of Nursing in reviewing case reports prepared by team to ensure completeness and appropriateness of investigations and actions taken. Promptly discusses findings with Chief of Nursing and team and offers constructive feedback to improve or maximize levels of performance.
  • Confers with Worcester Division of Public Health management team regarding significant events that could impact COVID 19 response (i.e., potential outbreak situations, personnel issues, changes in health care facility’s policies/infrastructure, or other special circumstances).
  • Collaborates in the collection, analysis, and evaluation of process and outcome measures related to case investigation and contact tracing activities and related COVID 19 activities. Conducts routine report generation and review of performance measures. Identifies new and revised work procedures with potential for improving operating efficiency. Collaborates with state and local health jurisdictions and other relevant partners to discuss barriers, facilitators, making recommendations for improvement, jointly develop a plan of action to resolve systems issues and improve overall program effectiveness. Monitors quality improvement activities, providing feedback and training to redirect or realign priorities or resources as deemed necessary to achieve objectives.
  • Maintains open communication and works collaboratively with staff and contractors within the Worcester Division of Public Health and its relevant partner organizations to maximize opportunities for disease intervention and to further other mutual goals. Provides documentation in standard reports and participates in regular COVID 19 meetings and other forums, providing updates on program activities, challenges and successes. Collaborates in initiatives to enhance the quality of contact tracing activities and program outcomes.
  • Establishes protocols and procedures for routine administrative functions within assignment areas (e.g., coordinating schedules, tracking time, proper use of MAVEN). Employs best practices in the management of virtual workforces and implements appropriate telework policies/procedures, including provisions for patient confidentiality and data security.
  • Ensures adherence with all requisite trainings and requirements for maintenance of patient confidentiality and collection of information using MAVEN in concordance with local data privacy and confidentiality standards.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
This job involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site meetings as the COVID 19 situation develops. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires communicating on short notice. The position will require daily use of a computer, telephone or cell phone, and access to a secure internet connection. The position may require working non-standard hours (evenings and weekends).

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Associate degree, with three years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, with two years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening, emotional intelligence
  • Ability to interact in a non-judgmental manner with culturally diverse populations and persons experiencing a wide range of social conditions
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to use sound judgment in responding to client issues and concerns
  • Ability to compile, analyze and present data for various audiences
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to identify performance challenges and appropriate solutions
  • Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct
  •  Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, establishing and maintaining collaborative professional relationships
  • Strong time management skills (e.g., organization, prioritization, multitasking)
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Proficiency with use of computers (desktop, laptop, tablet) and mobile devices (smartphones, mobile apps)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervising or leading personnel conducting communicable disease investigation, case investigation/contact tracing or carrying out health education, community outreach, linkage to care, or other public health efforts
  • Experience in training, mentoring and coaching
  • Bilingual skills (e.g., Spanish)
  • Experience using MAVEN

To Apply: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 1 week ago

Project Director

McClean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Project Director Position for a Major CTN study at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
The McLean Hospital Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction is a highly productive clinical research environment that has led and participated in landmark studies in the field. Under the direction of Roger Weiss, M.D., a PI of the New England Consortium Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN), we are currently leading a major multi-site CTN trial focused on treatment of opioid use disorder. We are looking for someone to help direct this and other projects at sites in our area.  The candidate would also work with other investigators here on other clinical research trials in the area of addiction.

Learn more and apply directly: https://cpdd.org/job/project-director-position-for-a-major-ctn-study-at-mclean-hospital-harvard-medical-school

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 9 months 2 weeks ago

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation

CDC Foundation COVID-19 Corps
Make a difference to the health of your state!  Come join the team working hard to control the spread of coronavirus and re-open America!  The CDC Foundation is recruiting for critical positions related to the COVID-19.

Open positions in all 50 states and U.S. territories can be found or will be posted on our COVID-19 Corps careers page. Jobs vary by state and locality, but include roles for epidemiologists, infection preventionists, informaticians, data analysts, laboratorians, community support specialists, community health program managers, project managers, and more.

Candidates should continue to check the website for new openings and roles as we continue to add jobs daily. Learn more and apply here: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 9 months 3 weeks ago

UMASS Medical School

The Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials. Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects. Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Institutional Review Board process. Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community. Conduct in-person or telephonic field research. Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants. Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets. Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants. Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings.Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports

Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected. May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals. Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators. May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians Conduct quality control check on field data collection system. Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
1 year of related experience
Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Oral and written communication skills
Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
Ability to travel to off-site locations

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 9 months 4 weeks ago

UMASS Medical School

The Research Coordinator II is responsible for independently carrying out multiple complex and diverse research initiatives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide support to projects through implementation of work plans, and preparation of deliverables.  Assist in the documentation of project writing, preparation of material for project meetings and IRB submissions, summary reports, ongoing project evaluations,and coordinate arrangements applicable to assigned projects such as interview arrangements, etc. Administratively responsible for the clinical aspects of patient study subjects and testing. Participate in preparing project-specific data collection efforts including surveys, interviews, focus groups involving patients, state agency personnel and other key informants. Record and analyze pertinent data. Evaluate and update data in relation to protocol. Design and execute protocols and experiments, modify protocols as needed, and may be responsible for own research project.

Oversee development of data collection instruments, survey tools and interview guides, perform and oversee data collection, management and analysis as necessary. Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature. Assist in design, development and implementation of research endeavors for multiple principal investigators. Assist with the budget/operational aspects of the revenue and expense accounts. Compile expenses for fiscal reports and grant budgets. Assist grant accounting with grant reporting requirements. Responsible for maintaining all regulatory paperwork from study initiation, continuation, and termination (includes application for IRB, informed consents, HIPAA Authorization, etc.). May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees, Research Technicians, and Research Coordinators. Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position. Responsible for the inventory of research related supplies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •     Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or equivalent experience
  •     3 years of related experience
  •     Demonstrated knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of clinical trials
  •     Experience in using computer based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  •     Oral and written communication skills
  •     Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
  •     Ability to travel to off-site locations

Apply: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/5206/

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 9 months 4 weeks ago

Covid 19 Response Consultants

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)

BARHII is actively involved in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Immediately after the “shelter in place” orders began, BARHII health departments and Rise Together’s core community partners developed the BARHII-Rise Together COVID-19 Health and Economic Equity Response platform. The platform includes recommendations for immediate housing stability and homelessness prevention activities, emergency financial aid for impacted individuals, support for small business and social enterprises, protections for undocumented communities, and strategies to address racial health disparities. BARHII supports region wide implementation of these policy solutions through landscape analysis on adoption strategies, production of data briefs and reports, as well as sophisticated coordination with health departments, elected officials, and community partners to pass and implement new policies. We also offer training and support for implementation.

We are currently seeking consultants in the following program areas:
Communications or Public Information Officer to create and implement messages on health-protective strategies for communities experiencing racial and ethnic health outcome inequities. This work will focus on creating and implementing messaging and identifying and securing effective messengers to reach those most highly impacted by COVID-19, including African American, Pacific Islander, and Latinx communities.
Family Financial Assistance and Public Benefits Administration to develop and implement a regional plan to address the surge in financial assistance needs for Bay Area individuals and families. Will require significant coordination with social service agencies, public health, and community partners.
Policy/Program Management for small community-based businesses and social enterprises to scan the needs in the nine-county Bay Area and coordinate with cultural chambers of commerce, and other support providers to stabilize small businesses and connect them to resources such as payroll support and strategies to maintain their commercial space.
Community Mental Health and Wellness Surge Support to develop and implement a regional plan to meet community mental health and wellness needs in the region that have emerged related to social isolation, increased family violence and child abuse, and trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
Fair Chance Support: People who are incarcerated are facing acute COVID-19 health challenges. Escalated unemployment poses significant threats to people with histories of incarceration, who already face discrimination when seeking housing and employment. This strategy partner will develop a response effort to mitigate discrimination and advance equity in this area.
Data Analysis and Epidemiological Capacity to identify and track trends in COVID-19 impacts and produce materials to guide response and recovery.

Desired Qualifications
•    Experience in one of the function areas above (communications/public information, small business support or development, community wellness/mental health, social services, fair chance, or epidemiological data analysis)
•    Strong analysis skills and ability to complete landscape analysis quickly in a dynamic environment
•    Excellent writing skills with strong attention to detail. Experience in writing government staff reports or other highly detailed, yet brief analyses
•    Experience creating policy impact, health impact, or related social analyses
•    Existing networks with community partners, elected officials, and/or community leaders relevant to program area
•    Knowledge of health equity, economic opportunity, or racial justice
•    A minimum of 15 years of experience in management and analysis, preferred by not required
•    Experience implementing policy and programs in local governments including designing plans for financial resources needed to deliver, desired but not required

Due to the urgent nature of our response needs, we are seeking consultants who are immediately available. Please send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to hiring@barhii.org. Please provide three professional references with telephone numbers.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 10 months 1 day ago

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Bureau of Equitable Health Systems

Be a change agent and join the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems (BEHS), a bureau in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. BEHS partners with health and social care institutions in New York
City to ensure that every New Yorker receives, in an equitable fashion, the care and resources they need to be healthy and maintain wellness across their lifespan.   BEHS utilizes a wide variety of data sources, including but not limited to Medicaid claims data and clearinghouse data accounting for the majority of outpatient claims in New York City.

The Data Analyst is being recruited to produce and analyze public health data from a variety of sources, including claims data, in the context of population health and health system utilization, to explain and track trends. The Data Analyst will work with a dynamic, cross-disciplinary team that leverages multiple data sources to inform health systems planning and policy. The Data Analyst will be in the Health Systems Planning and Policy unit. This person will be responsible for conducting data analysis on health services utilization and creating dashboards to meet programmatic goals. The Data Analyst will also be responsible for preparing data summaries to inform leadership at the bureau and divisional level.THIS IS A PART-TIME CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST, 2 (35 HOURS/WEEK).


Apply at:  https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/index_new.html?keyword=431770

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

--Designing queries and analysis plans utilizing SPARCS and New York State Medicaid claims data.
--Incorporating external data sources into claims data analyses (e.g. geocoding locations of select facilities).
--Managing claims-related projects, including deadlines and creating queries based on technical specifications gathered from BEHS staff and other stakeholders in the agency to meet bureau, divisional and agency evaluation goals.
--Develop data visualization and dashboards (primarily in Tableau and ArcGIS) to assist BEHS staff in utilizing existing data to shape program interventions.
--Assist with developing quality of care, health service utilization measures, market-share measures, and incorporating and evaluating iterative feedback from internal and external stakeholders to improve dashboards
--Data management, integrating and analyzing different data sources, and conducting diagnostics and quality assurance on multiple data sources using SAS, SQL and R.
--Presenting findings within the bureau and across the agency, as necessary.
--Preparing documentation required for NYS DOH validation and approval of analyses involving Medicaid claims data.
--Assisting with development of use cases for new data sources.

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 10 months 2 days ago

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Contact Tracer for State of Maryland

Are you a self-motivated, people person looking to make meaningful contributions through work that impacts the nation? NORC is hiring interviewers to serve as Contact Tracers for the Maryland COVID Link initiative. These Contact Tracers will play a key role in the state’s effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will allow interviewers to contribute to the fight against the disease while working from home as part of the Contact Tracing Call Team.
Maryland residents are especially encouraged to apply.

TIMING AND HOURS:

Members of the Contact Tracing Call Team will complete a remote training during the week ending May 23, 2020. They will begin calling people referred to NORC as soon as they have completed training.
We believe that we will continue our contact tracing efforts for at least six months. However, the amount of work available and the length of the effort will vary with the course of the pandemic. We will be placing calls seven days a week from 9:00 AM Eastern through 8:00 PM Eastern.Schedules will be set 1-2 weeks in advance but may be altered pending on the number of new COVID-19 diagnoses.

Contact Tracers will work scheduled shifts, with each shift lasting 4-6 hours. We anticipate that most members of the team will work 4-5 shifts during a typical week. Each team member should be prepared to work a mix of morning, midday,  and evening shifts and to work on both weekdays and weekends.Assignments are temporary. The number of hours each Contact Tracer will vary with the number cases available and with each person’s on the job performance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD INTERVIEWERS:

Present evidence of identity and authorization to work in the United States (I-9 documentation).
Have a working home phone number and broadband internet access at home.

To apply: https://apphired.com/us/job-opening-contact-tracer-norc-at-the-university-of-chicago-2c9e81c3456ced53/

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 10 months 4 days ago

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation is Actively Hiring for their COVID Response Corps

The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Today there are many job postings on their COVID-19 Corps jobs website, and it is being updated with new opportunities daily. For graduating students of public health with an undergraduate or master level degree this spring, students are encouraged to look at the listing at the end of the job postings for contact tracers nationwide. There are a number of contract tracer positions and as the front line COVID public health workers, these positions provide an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.

These contact tracer positions will be trained and placed in local health departments to call people diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in reference. This is in tandem with community-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic. The contact tracer may use a web-based contact resource management (CRM) platform to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact tracers with be trained to follow policies and procedures provided, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

Learn more about specific opportunities available and apply here

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 10 months 1 week ago

Community Health Worker

Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care in Needham, MA

Community Health Worker

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare is a network of more than 100 highly-skilled primary care physicians and specialists who are affiliated with the renowned Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. Our Central Office is located in Needham, MA.

Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 32032BR
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Job Summary: The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work as part of a primary care team and new initiative focused on the intersection between the Social Determinants of Health and health care. The CHW will assist patients and families with gaining access to the variety of social services they need to improve their health and well-being. The CHW will also engage the primary care team to increase understanding of how the social determinants of health impact health outcomes and will collaborate with the clinical team to promote health and wellness.

Essential Responsibilities:

1.    Establish trusting relationships and provide general support and encouragement to BIDHC patients and their families. The CHW will effectively communicate BIDHC's mission and values.
2.    Provide ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families. Help patients set personal goals and empower patients to participate in their healthcare.
3.    Connect with patients in person or telephonically to assess their resource needs.
4.    Provide a wide range of support to patients and families seeking community based resources, activities and benefits. Assist with access to concrete resources (ie food, housing, transportation, daycare, financial aid). Follow up with patients to ensure successful connection(s) with services.
5.    Act as a patient advocate and liaison between the patient/family and community-based/government agencies.
6.    Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested. Collaborate with the BIDHC primary care team to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care.
7.    Record patient care management information in the EHR (training provided) and other software no later than 24 hours after patient contact.
8.    Provide culturally competent support and assist patients in connection to culturally and linguistically appropriate resources.
9.    Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge about community resources appropriate to needs of patients/families. Develop and revise resource toolkits for primary care practices.
10.    Provide technical assistance and training to primary care staff around administration of Social Determinants of Health Screening.

Required Qualifications:

1.    High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
2.    1-3 years related work experience required.
3.    Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with medical practice/practice staff and other organizations.
4.    Understand the community served - community connectedness.
5.    Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients.
6.    Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program preferred.
2.    Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred.
3.    Bilingual skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian or Vietnamese.

Competencies:

1.    Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
2.    Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
3.    Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
4.    Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
5.    Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
6.    Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
7.    Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
8.    Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

To apply, follow this link: https://jobs.bidmc.org/job/needham/community-health-worker/169/13643906

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 year 4 months ago

Practicums

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

The North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative (NSPHC) is a shared service initiative between the cities of Revere and Chelsea and the Town of Winthrop in Massachusetts.

The NSPHC is looking for a Regional Epidemiologist to provide epidemiological support across the three municipalities. For this practicum experience, the Epidemiologist will work on the following projects:

1.COVID-19: Support with data analysis of COVID-19 cases from across the three communities. Part of this work will include some basic tabular analysis but also further exploration of why the communities may have experienced higher rate of COVID-19 cases and a deeper dive into what conditions the communities are facing.

2. Existing or underlying health conditions: Exploring existing or underlying health issues that preceded COVID-19. Exploring questions like who was experiencing worse health outcomes and why?

3.Self-defined: As the candidate advances work in the first two projects, the hope and expectation is for the Epidemiologist candidate to self-define the third project for themselves to pursue.

The ideal candidate should have epidemiology or communicable disease experience. This regional epidemiologist must possess strong communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to collaborate with partners in non-governmental and community organizations. This epidemiologist must be able to assist municipal public health directors' staff and NSPHC coordinators as well as chief municipal officials in research and development, implementation, and communication of epidemiological aspects of traditional and emergency public health efforts.

Interested applicant can submit your resume and cover letter via email to Elaine Zhang at ezhang@mapc.org

Deadline: March 31, 2021
Posted: 1 week 19 hours ago

Internships

STEP-UP Cancer Prevention and Health Disparities

STEP-UP is a multidisciplinary initiative led by the Cancer Prevention and Control and Health Disparities Programs’ faculty at the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is uniquely designed to provide 55 undergraduate and 54 Masters’ degree seeking students with an intensive, 12-week summer research experience in cancer prevention and control. Over 35 faculty members from diverse disciplines who are funded in cancer prevention and control research are committed to this program. The program fills a gap in our web of training opportunities for underrepresented students and yet builds on a substantial foundation of purpose-driven efforts at the UA and the Arizona Cancer Center to attract and retain a diverse student body in cancer prevention and control research. Students at other institutions are encouraged to apply.

https://step-up.arizona.edu/about

 

Deadline: March 12, 2021
Posted: 2 weeks 4 days ago

The Tandana Foundation

The Tandana Foundation is seeking an intern to assist with health care projects in mountain villages in the Otavalo canton of Ecuador, a region that is rich in natural beauty and cultural diversity. This internship is available year-round, and the minimum time commitment is 9 months.

Position Description:

In this internship, your main responsibility will be to assist patients of all ages from Tandana’s Health Care Volunteer Vacations who need additional care. This will involve contacting them and walking them through the public health system. You will work along side local health care professionals and Tandana staff to set up and accompany patients to all necessary appointments at the rural health centers and the hospitals in Otavalo, Ibarra, or Quito. You will also help prepare for and participate in Tandana's health care volunteer ventures. The preparation will consist of getting paperwork ready, delivering letters to inform the communities, and organizing and taking inventory of medicines and supplies. During the medical volunteer programs, you will be a part of the team traveling to a different rural community each day to provide primary care. You may prepare medications for patients, take vitals, perform simple laboratory tests or fulfill another support role, depending on your skills. Additionally, depending on your availability and interests as well as Tandana's needs, you may participate in other projects such as facilitating a class for the elderly to promote brain development and activity, assisting a local doctor or a midwife, or giving health talks at local schools. Finally, you will serve as a cultural ambassador and a positive representative of The Tandana Foundation. In return, you will be placed with a host family, which will allow countless opportunities to explore the indigenous cultures and subsistence lifestyles of highland Ecuador as well as the natural environment around you. You will also be given all the support you need to succeed in your work and be encouraged to accomplish your personal internship goals.

Requirements:

  • Conversational/Fluent Spanish
  • Experience living in cross-cultural situations, preferably in Latin America
  • Demonstrated interest in a health profession or the field of public health (specific credentials are not necessary)
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse array of people, to solve problems creatively, and to promote a positive experience for all involved
  • Self-motivation, responsibility, and an ability to work independently
  • Minimum age is 21
  • Minimum time commitment is 9 months
  • Completion of Global Ambassadors for Global Safety Course 

Responsibilities:

  • Follow up with patients from Tandana Health Care Volunteer Ventures who need additional care
  • Help prepare for and participate in Tandana's Health Care Volunteer Ventures
  • Engage in other health care projects as needed
  • Represent Tandana in a positive manner to all community members and volunteers and help to build good relationships

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to participate in unique cultural activities and be a part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team
  • Detailed orientation and ongoing support from Tandana's Ecuador Program Manager as well as a mentor
  • Room and board with a local family (homestay)
  • Work expenses including local transportation, cell phone, and consular fees. (Interns pay their own airfare to Ecuador)

How to apply:

Interested parties should send a resume and a cover letter addressing each of the following questions to Aaron DiMartino, Operations Director, at aaron@tandanafoundation.org. Please write "Public Health Internship" in the subject line of the email.

  1. Please describe any experience you have living in Ecuador or in another cross-cultural situation.
  2. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a leader?
  3. Describe an experience that was very challenging for you. How did you deal with the difficulties, and what did you learn from the experience?
  4. What are you passionate about, and how do you express that passion?
  5. What do you think will be most exciting about this internship?
  6. What do you think will be most difficult about this internship?
  7. What are your personal and professional goals for this internship and how can we help you accomplish them? 

Deadline: July 13, 2021
Posted: 5 months 5 days ago

U.S. Government

Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections? Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building.
No more nine to five! VSFS is accommodating and flexible. Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life.

Through VSFS, students can also choose projects from a wide variety of agencies – more than 40 federal agencies. Through VSFS, federal employees connect with students from diverse backgrounds and skills, as well as with their colleagues across government. Each year, federal employees submit project requests between May 1 and June 10. U.S. students apply to their top three VSFS projects from July 1-31 on USAJOBS.gov. VSFS supervisors review applications between August 1-31 and may contact VSFS candidates for a virtual interview. As part of the interview, candidates may be asked to show examples of their expertise and work. All candidates will hear by early September if they have been offered a position.

Selected e-Interns work on their projects for ten hours a week from September through May. Some e-Interns work their academic institutions to receive course credit for their VSFS participation.Learn more and apply

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 7 months 3 weeks ago

Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts

The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build measurably healthy communities with equitable opportunities and resources for all. PHIWM is committed to improving the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. Ensuring health equity and challenging institutional racism are core values integrated into PHIWM’s services and initiatives.  Through coalition building, community research and evaluation, and health policy advocacy, PHIWM works with and on behalf of communities that experience health disparities and inequities. Our work includes: use of data, research and evaluation to track and highlight health inequities and foster action in our region; developing and advocating for policy changes that will provide sustainable long lasting impact; building partnerships and coalitions to identify and address those structures and policies that allow for inequities and working with local residents and communities experiencing inequities to ensure meaningful participation in all of our work.
 
Internships: PHIWM is seeking interns for the practicum opportunities listed below. Interns will be required to complete the PHIWM internship application process to be considered for a position.

 
Topic: Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative The practicum would involve creating materials summarizing results of the 2020 Springfield Youth Health Surveys as part of PHIWM’s effort to disseminate this information to the community. It would include drafting topic-specific data briefs and creating a PowerPoint to visualize the results of the Youth Health Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered to 8th, 10th and 12th grade students. 

The Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative (conducted by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, and several community partners) focuses on the administration of youth health surveys every year in Springfield Public Schools to obtain Springfield-specific prevalence estimates of youth health behaviors.  The Springfield Youth Health Survey (YHS) and the Springfield Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) have been administered biennially, alternating years with the Prevention Needs Assessment Survey, since 2015.  The PHIWM leads the implementation of YHS and YRBS, which was last administered in 2019.  The surveys used are versions of those used at the state-level, which are then locally modified to reflect local priorities.  PHIWM makes the data publicly available through frequency reports, summary reports, presentations, and an online data portal on the PHIWM website.  Primary Contact: Keleigh Waldner – kwaldner@publichealthwm.org
 
Topic: 413CARES Online Community Resource Database
 The 413Cares.org is an online community resource database for Western MA.  This project will involve communications and evaluation of the 413Cares.org platform.  This practicum includes the following tasks: 1) work with a user group of frontline workers to gather feedback on key resources; 2)update key resource guides; 3) track data on site utilization and analytics, and 4) support communication to social service agencies, residents, and other users of the website.Primary Contact: Sarita Hudson, shudson@publichealthwwm.org

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 9 months 4 weeks ago

Volunteers

Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC)

The Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC), a project of the Academic Health Department Consortium, is calling for volunteers who are affiliated with 13 institutions across Massachusetts to assist local health departments with their operational and strategic needs. We are hoping to leverage the knowledge and skills of public health students and professionals to strengthen and build the capacity of local departments of health. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below to indicate your interest in joining APHVC efforts in Massachusetts.

If you are interested in being added to our pool of volunteers, please fill out the following survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MQgwsRR638LPXlpjQJmu3irFvsyIksaWEc4uRF_YwkA/edit

In addition, the APHVC would like to place a special call for volunteers with some specific skills as we have exhausted our list for the following linguistic and technical competencies.
Volunteers who speak fluently or can translate materials into the following languages:
o    Portuguese
o    Spanish
o    Haitian Creole

Volunteers with website development, hosting, and design skills
Volunteers with an interest in Health Communications and/or Social Media & PR
Volunteers interested in connecting with community residents with Wellness and Negative COVID-19 Test Result calls

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 4 days ago

Fellowships

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Oregon Social Learning Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Treatment and Services Research at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
OSLC has a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in treatment and services research. The Fellow will work with Drs. Michael McCart and Ashli Sheidow on NIH-, foundation-, and state-funded research projects. NIH projects currently include multiple NIDA and NIMH awards, including a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial, multi-site randomized trials, a task-shifting experimental trial, and an experimental mediation trial. These studies involve a variety of high-risk populations including adolescents, emerging adults with substance use and mental health issues, as well as justice-involved and other high risk youth and adults. This postdoctoral fellow will primarily work on the NIDA-funded stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial (#R01DA050669), which focuses on leveraging evidence to activate parents of justice-involved youth (LEAP). Integration into other projects will be based on the fellow’s interests and training needs. Potential for future employment as an OSLC Scientist is contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

Please visit this link for more info. Learn More: https://cpdd.org/job/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-treatment-and-services-research-at-oregon-social-learning-center-oslc/  

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 9 months 2 weeks ago