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Northampton VA Medical Center

The Health Science Specialist - Research will be working at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leeds, MA. This position is located within the Education and Research Service. 

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-09. At the GS-07 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher-level work, and availability of funds.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform literature searches, graph and chart preparation, Institutional Review Board (IRB) application monitoring, report preparation, grant proposal, and manuscript preparation;
  • Implement administrative procedures including working with clinical programs to facilitate implementation of study protocols, working with local investigators and collaborating sites, serving as liaison between clinical programs and investigators, establishing and maintaining project files, monitoring compliance with research regulations, and drafting regulatory documentation, etc.;
  • Implement procedures for identifying research subjects including securing permission to contact potential subjects and interviewing patients, family members, and clinical staff;
  • Plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of project(s);
  • Track and report project milestones;
  • Work with data to prepare reports and presentations and assist in writing manuscripts for peer reviewed scientific publications;
  • Communicate findings in written form for investigators, policy makers, and in scholarly publications;
  • Develop materials required for IRB initial and continuing submissions;
  • Work with local and offsite staff and partners to organize various components needed to initiate, run, and conclude major projects;
  • Cover national conference calls, take meeting minutes, field inquiries received from outside the Center, etc.; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am until 4:30pm

To apply: visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579529600.

Deadline: September 29, 2020
Posted: 2 days 21 hours ago

Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks to hire two Epidemiologists to work within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS). Our applicants will be part of a team investigating and responding to healthcare associated infections in congregate care settings. They will conduct epidemiologic surveillance and investigations into communicable diseases in these settings in order to identify risk factors to limit and prevent such morbidity; serve as an educational resource for professional and public groups regarding laws and regulations; develop policies and activities dealing with communicable disease control; and help to formulate disease prevention policies with intra-departmental working groups.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working as part of a team, ensures accuracy and completeness of healthcare-associated infections data reported through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
  • Prepares and disseminates healthcare-associated infection data reports to collaborators as well as dialysis, long-term care, long-term acute care and acute care facilities.
  • Participates in infection control and response assessments (ICAR) at facilities to ensure that proper infection prevention and control measures are in place for all infectious diseases.
  • Conducts epidemiological surveillance and investigations of reportable healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in order to identify risk factors and provide appropriate infection control recommendations to limit and prevent such morbidity.
  • Maintains in depth knowledge on reportable healthcare-associated and antimicrobial resistant infections by reviewing the professional literature and by attending, when feasible/appropriate, seminars, courses and conferences.
  • Reviews medical records, performs data extraction at healthcare facilities on certain hospital-acquired infections.
  • Analyzes and generates reports related to antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship efforts.
  • Prepares and delivers educational materials and lectures to professional and public groups in order to maintain awareness and understanding of the epidemiology and control of healthcare-associated infections.
  • May be required to respond to infectious disease emergencies on a 24 hours/7 days per week basis by determining appropriate control methods in order to alleviate the crisis.

For more information and to apply, visit https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=200005OM.

Deadline: October 30, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Department of Public Health

The Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH) is seeking a Senior Environmental Analyst in the Toxicology Program (TOX) supporting program activities related to exposure investigations, surveillance, and health risk communication. The incumbent may supervise or direct other staff in TOX as well as interns within the program. The Senior Environmental Analyst will be responsible for preparing technical memos, reports, and presentations for various projects within the Environmental Toxicology Program. Additionally, they will be responsible for preparing and giving presentations at professional and public meetings. Responsibilities include serving as a primary liaison with key stakeholders and coordinating community outreach activities related to program activities. The Senior Environmental Analyst will also assist with the development of policies to reduce public health impacts from environmental exposures; represent DPH on related committees, as requested, and will attend public meetings on project related issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review environmental sampling data, site assessments, and toxicological evaluations for possible issuance of public health advisories or health-related fact sheets.
  • Respond to public concerns about possible health effects from exposures to environmental contaminants in various media.
  • Attend meetings as a BEH toxicology representative and subject matter expert.
  • Summarize existing regulatory guidance and criteria from state, federal, and authoritative agencies.
  • Conduct analyses of possible health risks associated with exposures to various environmental media.
  • Prepare and give technical and public presentations as the Bureau’s representative.
  • Update risk communication tools with new information on environmental exposure and health outcomes.
  • Evaluate and review environmental consulting service (vendor) proposals.  

For more information and to apply, visit https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=200005YF.

Deadline: October 30, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Epic

Deliver on software that saves lives.
Application Services staff lead projects that help national and international healthcare organizations improve care for their patients. In this highly flexible role, you’ll be part of a team whose responsibilities include leading software installations for health systems, making sure healthcare providers know how to use our software, and supporting customers as they hit the On switch and go live with that software. You’ll also work side-by-side with software developers to test, document, and improve usability of new features. We'll give you autonomy to make important decisions and provide support and guidance along the way. No software experience required.
 
Test the limits of your brain for 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 for renters (SmartAsset), 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.

We aren’t interviewing yet, but register your interest here to get a head start on our 2021 openings. You’ll be among the first people considered once we start interviewing for 2021.

To apply and learn more, visit https://epic.avature.net/Careers/talentCommunity.

Deadline: December 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health is seeking a Professor and Director of Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) in the Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences. The Professor and Director for the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education will provide vision and strategic leadership to this high functioning Consortium. S/he will be responsible for maintaining and extending the preeminence of the Consortium across the world while expanding initiatives into innovative areas of educational leadership that leverage its strengths and improve public health. S/he will serve as a global ambassador for the Consortium and the Columbia Mailman School on climate change and health, including participating in global meetings (General Assembly of the United Nations, World Health Organization meetings, etc.),and represent the Consortium and the School’s climate and health work overall. A critical role for the next Director is to chart a vision for the next phase of the Consortium in a global landscape that is interested and concerned about the current and future impact of climate change on human health. The Director will work to maximize the worldwide visibility and impact of the Consortium, increase partnerships across the globe, coordinate liaisons with the signatory schools as well as with public health, medical, nursing, and climate agencies nationally and internationally, and provide leadership to accomplish the Consortium’s short-term and long-term goals. The Director will be responsible for obtaining sustained funding—through development of relations with potential donors, collaborations with non-profit and corporate partners, and grant applications in response to foundation and federal funding opportunities. 

This position requires a strong leader with expertise in the health impacts of climate change and/or a proven track record of scientific investigation, teaching, and program development and/or health systems leadership, and a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinary public health science and to diversity. The Director must work across the Mailman School’s departments and centers and collaborate with the current and future Consortium’s partner institutions schools to generate and support outstanding public health education and its underlying science that is consistent with a vision towards the future. 

All potential candidates are encourage to apply through this link: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/5193

All inquiries, technical issues when applying, and nominations should be directed to: Andy Kim (ak2873@cumc.columbia.edu).

 

More information about the Mailman School of Public Health is available at http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/

Deadline: October 2, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days 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: 3 months 2 days ago

CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps

Regional Environmental Health Specialist
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.
The Regional Environmental Health Specialist works independently throughout the 6 towns that comprise the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance conducting routine food inspections, public and semi-public pool inspections, beach inspections, body art and tanning inspections, camp inspections, and title 5 work. This position may be asked to follow up on housing and nuisance complains. The Regional Environmental Health Specialist must have thorough knowledge of Massachusetts general laws, rules and regulations pertaining to public health and general sanitation. This position includes occasional night and weekend work as well as the ability to respond to emergencies after hours.

The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; strong organizational skills; computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office Suite); and familiarity with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to environmental health and public health sanitation. The qualified applicant will also have the ability to meet deadlines; to prepare written reports; to work independently; and to work in multiple work environments.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelors of Science (BS) degree in science or environmental health field
• 1 – 3 years’ experience conducting environmental health inspections in a public health setting
• A valid Massachusetts driver’s licenses and reliable transportation required
• Ability to test for and attain Registered Sanitarian license within 1 year of appointment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Registered Sanitarian
• Valid food protection manager certification, certified pool operator, licensed lead determiner, Title 5 certified soil evaluator, and/or certified system inspector

SALARY RANGE: $47,002.46 - $60,735.86 annually, full-time

Learn more and apply:  https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 2 days 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: 4 months 1 week 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: 4 months 1 week 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: 4 months 3 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: 4 months 3 weeks 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: 4 months 3 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks ago

Internships

Research and Publishing Assistant

The Lifestyle Medicine Primer Research Group

Dr. Seema Sarin, Michael Motta & John Gobble are publishing a book for primary care physicians to help them incorporate the practice of lifestyle medicine into their patient care protocols. We are looking for a graduate level or Sr./Jr. level undergraduate from the SPHHS to assist the authors in developing bibliography references (conversion from URL to proper AP format) and in communicating with reference resources (authors & publishers) in order to gain permission to use their materials (research studies, charts, graphs, etc.) in our publication.

Can work remotely. $17.50/hr. plus pre-approved expenses. Must be able to keep a strict project deadline after a 2-week trial period of paid work that will set scheduling expectations. 

To apply: email mike.motta@outlook.com with letter of interest.

Deadline: October 15, 2020
Posted: 3 days 19 hours ago

National Institutes of Health

Work in an elite paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students on America’s front lines of public health.

Students in health-related undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs can train alongside active duty officers during their school breaks as part of the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program. Participants are paid, and receive health benefits, housing and travel allowances. Programs last between 30 and 120 days. Participants become inactive Public Health Service officers upon completing the program and can activate upon graduation. There is no obligation to join the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

Who's eligible:

  • Undergrads with at least two years of study toward a baccalaureate degree in environmental health, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, dietetics, medical laboratory technology, medical record administration, or occupational, physical, or respiratory therapy.
  • Master's students who have completed at least one year of graduate study in nursing, a physician assistant program, environmental health, engineering, social work, public health, dietetics, healthcare administration, audiology, speech pathology, or occupational, physical, or respiratory therapy.
  • Doctoral students who have completed at least one year of study in a doctoral program for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, veterinary medicine, speech-language pathology, audiology, research science, or occupational, physical, or respiratory therapy.

Deadline: September 30, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Intern

Western MA Health Equity Summit Planning Committee

Intern: Intergenerational Conversations on Racism as a Public Health Crisis
This project is in conjunction with the Western MA Health Equity Summit Planning Committee, a variety of community health leaders throughout western MA. The project is also just being developed but will include assistance with preparing interviews and meetings with young and not so young generations to hold discussions, video conversations--addressing racism as a public health crisis, and how to build a healthy, anti-racist future. The effort hopes to include working wit local media to get the stories out in the community of western MA. If you're creative, energetic and interested in working with young people, or seniors, or both, please apply!

To apply: please send an email to Risa Silverman, SPHHS Outreach Director at risa@schoolph.umass.edu

Deadline: October 1, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week 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: 2 months 2 weeks ago

UMASS Student Life

The Peer Health Education program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Review this page for useful information and click the link at the bottom to fill out and submit an application.
Applications will be reviewed and potential interns will be contacted for a personal interview.

Facilitate a variety of wellbeing sessions with various departments, student groups, and subpopulations on campus. Initiatives include a wellbeing series that involves co-facilitating sessions for groups (see description of each below). The focus of your work as an intern will be on group facilitation with your peers using various skills (e.g. facilitation, strengths-based, listening, etc.).Building connections: students share strategies they like to use when trying to connect with others, setting a goal for their future social life including first action step, identifying any fears, and identifying resources that can help.
Disrupting negative thoughts: recognizing personal strengths and how they serve them as students, identifying how negative self-talk inhibits them, sharing strategies they use to interrupt negative self-talk, and completing a worksheet that they can use as a tool to disrupt negative thoughts (thoughts fuel emotions), which affect our behavior). Personal and community wellbeing: students define wellbeing for themselves by creating a mind map, PHEs discussing the definitions and model we use, followed by students setting a wellbeing goal for themselves and a first step. Stress management: identifying different types of stress, prevention strategies and coping strategies, followed by a guided imagery. Apply Now!

Requirements
    Available Fridays, 10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. for both fall and spring semesters
    Available for two weekend day retreats in September from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (dates TBD)
    Two-semester commitment
    9 – 10 hours/week, which includes Friday meetings and retreats
    GPA of 2.5 or higher

Preferred qualifications
    Experience working as a peer educator
    Experience working with diverse groups
    Completion of Education 210 and/or 202 (or equivalent core concepts)
    Completion of Public Health 160
    Experience with group facilitation and/or public speaking
    Working knowledge of wellness dimensions and/or health topics
    Familiarity with social media
    Experience with advocacy work
    Connections to the campus community (e.g. RSO, Residence Life, etc.)

Desirable PHE intern characteristics
   Open-minded   
   Good communicator
   Dedicated
   Self-motivated
   Team player
   Nonjudgmental
   Creative
   Supportive
   Self-aware

Benefits of becoming a PHE intern
   Earn 3 credits each semester
   Gain leadership experience
   Learn about and contribute to the health and well-being of the UMass community
   Become a skilled facilitator
   Build relationships with professional staff

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 2 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: 4 months 3 weeks 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: 4 months 1 week ago