Career Opportunities

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: 6 days 19 hours ago

Yale University

Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program
A primary objective of CIRA is to train the next generation of HIV/AIDS scientists. To accomplish this goal, CIRA established the NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program in 1999. Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) fully integrates both Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellows into all aspects of the program, with a unique training focus on professional development, setting clear expectations for scholarly research productivity, the establishment of a program of research, and the creation of professional identity in preparation for an academic career. Learn more here

Y-APT is open to post-doctoral scholars with PhD, MD, and/or JD degrees who are US Citizens, Non-Citizen Nationals of the United States or Permanent Residents.Y-APT also supports 3-4 pre-doctoral fellows annually (tuition & stipend). Fellows complete formal coursework, qualifying examinations, and the doctoral dissertation in the Yale School of Public Health. Yale University will award the Ph.D. upon successful completion of the program. Y-APT Fellows engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research to improve social justice and health equity in HIV outcomes and research, specifically through biomedical and behavioral approaches to improve: (1) the HIV prevention continuum; (2) HIV-related comorbidities such as substance use, mental health; and (3) violence and health equity of vulnerable and marginalized populations such as sexual and gender minorities, women of color, and incarcerated populations.

Fellows are trained within CIRA, working closely with a research preceptor from among CIRA's 31 Primary Training Faculty members. Fellows are expected to write articles for publications, present findings of their own research at scientific conferences, prepare a grant application in an HIV-related area, develop and monitor their individual training plan, and be involved in the active research of their Mentors.

The Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program provides:
A strong foundation of HIV content knowledge, research skills, and professional networking opportunities for young HIV researchers to foster growth and research impact
Access to and integration of mentorship, resources, and infrastructure through CIRA and Yale University
A tiered mentoring structure
An interdisciplinary approach
A focus on vulnerable and underserved populations
Opportunities to conduct ethically-sound, community- based research, domestically and internationally
Opportunities to work on both descriptive and intervention studies, studying individuals, families, social networks, communities, and society at large
Research preceptorship and collaboration in ongoing research
Grant writing
Professional development seminars in preparation for the job marketing
Training in research methods and ethics
CIRA and HIV-related seminars and colloquia
Support from an established HIV prevention center

Post Doctoral Applications are required to submit:
Applicant Statement (maximum 2 pages) describing program of research and goals for the next 5 years
Rationale for selecting the first and second choice mentor applicant considers to be the best match to the applicant’s work
Previous work relevant to the applicant's program of research
Curriculum Vitae, including grants and publications
Two writing samples
Three academic references.

Deadline: June 26, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Jobs

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: 6 days 19 hours 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: 1 week 3 days 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: 2 weeks 4 days 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: 2 weeks 4 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: 3 weeks 3 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: 3 weeks 5 days ago

Community Catalyst

The Consumer and Community Engagement Consultant provides consulting services to clients including health plans and providers, hospitals, state agencies and others serving vulnerable populations (e.g. frail older adults, people with disabilities, children with special health care needs). In particular, this dynamic person will provide clients with training and coaching services that will help them develop and implement effective systems of consumer and community engagement in health care. The ultimate goal of our consulting services is to improve health care services and the overall health of people with complex needs, particularly those from historically excluded or underrepresented populations.

This full-time position is within Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation. The mission of the Center is to promote the engagement of consumers with complex health and social needs in health care payment and delivery system transformation. Our consulting services are one of the many ways that we realize this mission. Additional information is available at www.healthinnovation.org.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Offer timely, efficient, customized consulting services to clients such as health plans, providers, hospitals and state agencies.
•    Play a role in the development, refinement and implementation of new products to enhance consulting services and training curricula.
•    Provide coaching, training and strategic guidance to help clients effectively partner with members/patients, community residents and organizations in health improvement and transformation efforts.
•    Assist in establishing a national community of practice promoting consumer-centric practices to inform and transform the delivery of care.
•    Assist in securing new clients.
•    Actively participate as a member of the consulting team and of relevant Community Catalyst or Center teams.  
•    Other responsibilities as assigned to achieve the goals of the Center.
Competencies and Qualifications:
•    Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of people with complex needs, particularly those from historically excluded or underrepresented populations.
•    Expertise on issues related to health policy, consumer engagement, community health improvement and/or hospital community benefit.
•    Direct experience working with health plans, providers, hospitals or state agencies.
•    Experience in meeting design and facilitation in professional or community settings.
•    Diplomatic skills and the ability to exercise proper judgement and discretion.
•    Demonstrated ability to create and deliver effective training that incorporates adult learning, popular education or health literacy techniques.
•    Highly proficient in project planning and management.
•    Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, respond to tight timelines and operate effectively in a fast-paced, detail-rich environment.
•    Ability to work independently and as a collaborative member of a team.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated awareness of the individual needs of clients and communities.
•    Professional presence and ability to build rapport with clients.
•    Knowledge of, and ability to accommodate, the social, cultural and linguistic needs of people from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to racial justice.
•    Highly motivated, collaborative, entrepreneurial and dependable.
•    Flexible and willing to respond to changing client or organizational needs.
•    Ingenuity and resourcefulness.
•    Bilingual/bicultural background highly desirable.
•    Ability to travel within the U.S.
•    Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years relevant work experience; or Master’s degree plus 2 years relevant work experience; or the equivalent work experience in a community-based organization, public health or health care setting.
Location
Community Catalyst is based in Boston, MA with additional offices in Pittsburgh, PA; Atlanta, GA; Washington DC; St. Louis, MO; Lansing, MI; and New York City.
Benefits
•    Salary Range: $75,165 – $89,858
•    Generous paid time off policy
•    Robust benefits package

Applicants should submit a resume with a one-page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Consumer and Community Engagement Consultant” in the subject line.

Deadline: May 30, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Epic

High-impact jobs for smart people. As a Software Tester on our Quality Assurance (QA) team at Epic, you'll play a critical role in ensuring that our software lives up to its world-class reputation. These detail-oriented perfectionists test our software from a medical professional's perspective to make sure it's efficient and intuitive. As a part of our testing team, you'll use your creativity to push our software to the limit. First we use it right, and then we use it wrong.

Thinking outside the box, you'll work side by side with our developers to create high quality healthcare software. Kick your career into high gear - break our code. You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest. More than just important work. Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others. 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 - Software experience is not required; we'll train you to be an expert - Eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship - Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed) The results of this submission may be viewed at: https://www.umass.edu/sphhs/node/1407/submission/18291
Please submit your application online at https://epic.avature.net/Careers/FolderDetail/Verona-Wisconsin-United-States-Software-Tester/741

Deadline: May 30, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

citiesRISE

Position Summary:

citiesRISE is seeking a Seattle Youth Development Manager to manage the implementation of citiesRISE Seattle. They will also work closely with other citiesRISE city teams, especially citiesRISE Sacramento. The citiesRISE Seattle program includes the Seattle Youth Challenge Award (young leaders and youth-led organizations implementing mental health innovations with support from citiesRISE), a network of young leaders in mental health, and interventions in schools, colleges, and communities. The Seattle Youth Development Manager will work closely with the Seattle citiesRISE team to grow citiesRISE Seattle, building relationships and exploring partnerships with other programs, local government, youth-serving organizations, young people themselves and others.

Meaningful youth engagement is core to the citiesRISE model and the Seattle Youth Development Manager will collaborate with and support youth leadership in every activity. This hands-on position is responsible for creating an environment where youth are connected, feel empowered, and are supported to form a strong youth leaders network.

Responsibilities:

The Seattle Youth Development Manager will be primarily responsible for the following activities: Provide support for Seattle Youth Challenge Award awardees by developing strong relationships and “becoming a part of the team”.Engage and manage a network of young leaders in mental health through various activities, including helping to organize and hosting youth events and connecting young leaders with decision-makers and fostering mentorship and learning opportunities. Identify and build relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders. Work with technical experts and partners to design new mental health programs in schools, colleges, and communities.Create and implement operational plans – including completing report requirements and other requests for information from central staff. Oversee program budget creation and management.Monitor and report Seattle program progress and performance. Track program deliverables and outcomes and ensure timely completion of tasks. Identify implementation challenges and risks for resolution as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  •     Master’s degree or equivalent experience (three years) in public health or related field
  •     Three to five years of program management experience, including in low-resource settings
  •     Ability to interpret and apply mental health research to programming
  •     Deep knowledge in and experience applying youth development practices and principles
  •     Project management experience and critical thinking skills
  •     Experience working directly with young people and/or implementing youth programming
  •     Ability to broker and manage partnerships
  •     Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, changing environment
  •     Strong writing, communication, and technical skills
  •     Understanding of and commitment to equity and social justice

Preferred Qualifications:

  •     Experience working with individuals living with mental health or substance use challenges
  •     Five or more years of program management experience, including in low-resource settings
  •     Understanding of local behavioral health system
  •     Ability to robustly design, monitor, and evaluate programs
  •     Experience in education programming
  •     Experience working with technologies to improve public health
  •     Project management certification

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to jobs@cities-rise.org with subject line: Seattle Youth Development Manager. References will be requested as needed.

Deadline: June 1, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence

The WHO is currently recruiting ad-hoc scientific writers to produce technical reports for the ECDD, and would like to ensure that our call reaches a highly specific technical audience like the membership of CPDD.  The WHO is accepting expressions of interests from scientists wishing to join a list used by the Secretary of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) to support WHO’s technical work in drug dependence liability evaluation. Scientists on the list would author technical reports on the abuse and dependence liability of new psychoactive substances (NPS), controlled medicines, and other types of psychoactive substances that are reviewed by the ECDD.

You can find more information on the call for authors here: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/106587
 
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.
Parthenon Management Group, LLC
5034A Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027
Office: (615) 432-0099 │ Fax: (888) 417-3311
www.CPDD.org

Deadline: June 1, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago

Commonwealth of Massachuettes

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center (Command Center) is working with COVID-19 Long-term Care Facilities (LTC) to recruit and hire health and human services professionals to care for COVID-19 patients.

To streamline this process the Command Center created a Facility Staffing Portal for healthcare professionals to apply for job opportunities at LTC/ post-acute sites across the state. The Staffing Portal can be accessed here: https://covid19ltc.umassmed.edu/

There is an urgent need for: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Social Workers and Activity Coordinators. LPN, Associates Degree RN students who are in their final semester or 3rd, 4th year BSN students not yet licensed are encouraged to apply as Certified Nursing Assistants/Patient Care Technicians at the post-acute sites.  

  • PPE is provided for all workers at long-term care sites. It is anticipated that most LTC sites will be hiring for the month of April, with potential to extend for longer. Shift details will be determined with specific sites according to the health care professionals’ role and availability.
  • There is temporary housing for workers that are unable to commute daily. Healthcare professionals should inquire about housing on the intake portal.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteers should sign up at MA Responds at  https://maresponds.org/agreement.php.
  • Please share this opportunity and the link https://covid19ltc.umassmed.edu/ with your clients, program participants, students, former students, and colleagues. After completing the online intake form on the portal, candidates will receive a confirmation email and be contacted for next steps.

The Command Center is seeking to fill positions immediately. This call to action is critical to saving the lives of our neighbors, families and friends.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us to find the healthcare talent needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Deadline: June 1, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago

Dermatology and Skin Care Associates

Clinical Assistant

Dermatology and Skin Care Associates

Dermatology and Skin Care Associates (DSCA) located minutes from Boston in Wellesley, Massachusetts offers an elite, paid Gap-Year Program for top students who have completed college and are applying to medical school.

This one- to two-year fast-paced environment delivers a unique opportunity to

work closely alongside caring Ivy-League educated doctors and gain clinical knowledge before transitioning to medical school. Students learn patient history taking, fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment of many dermatologic diseases, and hands-on opportunity.

- Assist a physician on a daily basis with direct patient care.

- Obtain patient history and chief complaint.

- Assist with biopsies, surgical procedures; learn sterile

 technique.

- Receive training and use electronic medical records.

- Answer patient phone calls and schedule patient visits.

- Assist with patient education on treatment plans

 and medications.

Deadline: June 30, 2020
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

Clinical Research Manager

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center
We are a clinical research group focused on developing better tests and treatments for kidney diseases. Our research includes epidemiology, clinical trials, biomarker studies, physiological studies, and database analyses. The project manager will work with Principal Investigator Sushrut Waikar as well as other members of his research team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing a group of multiple team members, including two research coordinators and 4+ research fellows, under limited to no supervision
• Assisting PIs with clinical research protocol development, including reviewing and assessing new protocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility, etc.
• Identifying and managing operational, logistical, and regulatory challenges related to the conduct of clinical trials and acts as a leader in overseeing their resolution.
• Preparing study timelines and budgets • Managing the projects’ resources, inventory of basic laboratory equipment, and budget
• Ensuring compliance of multiple clinical research protocols with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies
• Acting as a liaison between external collaborators and members of the research team
• Supervising, training and mentoring more junior clinical research staff
• Assist with data analyses

This is a full-time position with a 2+ year commitment required. Three to five years of directly related experience, including experience as a senior-level research coordinator, required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Knowledge of clinical research protocols
• High degree of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite and data management programs
• Excellent oral and written communication skills • Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, handle multiple competing tasks, and learn new skills as needed

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume i, to Mia.Colona@bmc.org in PDF format to listed above. Application Deadline: 2020-05-30 

Deadline: May 30, 2020
Posted: 3 months 4 weeks ago

Internships

Equitas Health

 INTERN: QUALITY & EVALUATION
Location: REMOTE, HOME-BASED
Term: SUMMER, FALL 2020; FLEXIBLE

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio) is a not-for-profit community-based healthcare system founded in 1984 and now one of the nation’s largest HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ)-serving healthcare organizations. With offices in 11 cities and a budget of $85 million, it serves more than 67,000 individuals each year through its diverse healthcare and social service delivery system focused around: primary and specialized medical care, pharmacy, behavioral health, HIV/STI treatment and prevention, research, advocacy, and community health initiatives.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY:
Equitas Health has experienced 300% growth in patients identifying as transgender. There is a need to provide trans-inclusive services and train healthcare providers in culturally competent transgender care. Equitas Health seeks to create a Transgender Center of Excellence (TCOE). The TCOE would provide medical and non-medical services to transgender patients and would serve as a training center for healthcare providers. Equitas Health is seeking an intern to assist with developing a training and education curriculum for healthcare providers on culturally competent care for transgender patients.  The Intern is responsible for identifying best practices in online medical education, identifying existing trans-specific learning modules, identifying gaps in the curriculum, creating education modules, and other tasks as assigned. The intern will work closely with the Program Evaluation Specialist and clinic staff to design and make recommendations for the curriculum.

ESSENTIAL INTERNSHIP FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions of the internship include, but are not limited to, education and training curriculum design; written communication and report writing; data collection and analysis; relationship building with Equitas Health staff; utilizing a computer and various software; attending meetings; and presenting to small groups.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
•    Create a training and education curriculum for healthcare providers on providing culturally competent care to transgender patients
•    Identify existing training modules and identify gaps in existing trainings and resources
•    Identify best practices for online learning, adult learning, and medical education
•    Identify opportunities for training modules and resources to be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for healthcare providers
•    Make recommendations for training topics, learning platforms, etc.
•    Review outcome data for health disparities by race, gender identity, orientation, and other markers of risk or vulnerability
•    Work with the Program Evaluation Specialist, members of the quality and evaluation team, and clinic staff
•    Present final work to Program Evaluation Specialist and clinic staff
•    Participate in and facilitate project activities as assigned
•    Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
•    Continuously grow and develop Cultural Competency, exhibiting an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
•    Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating unconditional positive regard to all Equitas Health employees, interns, etc. with an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Enrolled in a University / College program related to education, public health, instructional design, education technology, LGBTQ and gender studies, etc. Graduate level students preferred.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and instructional design software.
•    Proficient in verbal and written communication.
•    Knowledge of health and social service needs for persons identifying as transgender, living with HIV and other chronic diseases.
•    Knowledge of adult learning theory and applications.
•    Experience with designing training and educational resources.
•    Experience with designing online training/resources and LGBTQ health education is preferred.
•    Ability to work independently.
•    Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn from a broad range of stakeholders.
•    Knowledgeable of the social determinants of health and how they contribute to inequalities and disparities in healthcare.
•    Commitment to ensuring that activities are done in a culturally competent manner.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply for this internship, please submit a current resume, cover letter expressing interest and highlighting relevant experiences, and 3 references to Jen Ludwin, Program Evaluation Specialist (jenniferludwin@equitashealth.com). Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2020 or until the internship is filled.

Deadline: June 1, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 17 hours 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: 2 weeks 17 hours 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: 2 weeks 4 days ago

Remote Practicum Opportunity

Sexuality and Gender Education & Empowerment Program

Sexuality and Gender Education & Empowerment Program: Remote Practicum Opportunity

 

The Sexuality and Gender Education and Empowerment Program (SGEE) research team, are seeking an MPH or 4+1 student with strong graphic design and web design skills to format our K-2 sexuality curriculum and website for online publication.  The practicum will begin as soon as possible.  You must have reliable access to Wi-Fi and a computer, and be able to demonstrate your graphic design and web design experience through a portfolio or previous projects.  You will be working closely with the lead author of the curriculum, Mira Weil (doctoral student in CHE), as well as the research team which includes faculty and sexuality educators.  Currently this practicum is unpaid and for credit only, but is an exciting opportunity to engage in the provision of radical sexuality education.

If you are interested, please send your CV, a letter of interest, and examples of your work to Aline Gubrium at agubrium@umass.edu.

 

Deadline: May 30, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston Public Health Commission seeks an intern to participate in a community needs assessment. The assessment involves collecting quantitative data through a survey that is to be distributed to people living with HIV in MA and NH. The survey seeks to understand what factors cause people to 'fall out' or disengage from HIV medical care. The needs assessment also involves collecting qualitative data through focus groups of people living with HIV. This is an opportunity to engage diverse groups of people who are affected by HIV.

This internship would offer practical experience in data analysis, public speaking, focus group facilitation, giving presentations, and using visuals or data dashboards to report findings to the community. The intern will also learn the framework of national strategies to eliminate and reduce HIV infections and lean how this is implemented locally. This internship would include work in an office setting as well as field work with key informant interviews, focus groups, and outreach to populations that are engaged in care, such as the homeless and those living with mental health and substance use conditions. The intern will also be interacting one-on-one and in group settings with people living with HIV.
  
Location: Boston MA, Part time
If interested in applying, upload your resume and a cover letter by June 30th, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. through the following link: https://umass.joinhandshake.com/jobs 

Deadline: June 30, 2020
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

Volunteers

Partners in Health: Remote

Contact Tracer
Partners in Health - Remote, MA, United States

Partners In Health, is seeking Contact Tracers to support Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Local Boards of Health to perform COVID-19 contact tracing. Partners In Health (PIH) will hire, train and supervise a team of community contact tracing staff across Massachusetts. The aim of this will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in Massachusetts. This is in tandem with Commonwealth-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic in Massachusetts.

The Contact Tracer will use a web-based client resource management (CRM) platform to call all contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact Tracers are required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by PIH, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.

Responsibilities
Call contacts of newly diagnosed patients.
Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathetic manner.
Collect and record information on symptoms into the CRM.
Provide contacts with approved information about Massachusetts quarantine procedures, and if appropriate, refer them to testing according to protocol and/or to a COVID-19 Care Resource Coordinator for social resources.
Contact tracers will follow the script to inform contacts about the importance of quarantine and what to do if symptoms develop. They are not permitted to deviate from the script or provide information that is not included in the script.
Contact tracers will be required to use their own telephone, computer and electronic equipment.
Maintain daily contact with supervisor.

Qualifications
Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress
Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals
High school diploma, or equivalent required
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to speak, read, and write English
Second or multiple languages a plus
Critical thinking and sound judgment required
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
Proficiency with computers, technology requirements: PC with Windows 10, Antivirus Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall; or Mac with Apple OS X 10.13, Antivirus Protection: Sophos; and personal mobile device to use for this job. A headset is preferred
Massachusetts Resident preferred and familiarity with Massachusetts’ geography; cities/towns/locations required

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
Apply Here

NOTE: In line with the governor's declaration of a state of emergency and UMass Amherst policies to preserve the safety of our community, we cannot post volunteer or internship positions that cannot be performed remotely.

 

Deadline: June 26, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Volunteer: COVID-19 Elder Companionship Project

Assisted Living Centers and Long Term Care Facilities

Most assisted living centers and long-term care facilities are no longer allowing visitors, due to COVID-19. We can help combat this isolation by reaching out to residents of these centers.

We have identified two volunteer opportunities, including at Arbors at Amherst and other area facilities to make companionship video calls to residents, and send letters or cards to residents.

Please email Dr. Karen Helfer at helfer@umass.edu if you can help with these initiatives.

Deadline: June 30, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago