Career Opportunities

Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (PH 323 – Health Communication/Junior Year Writing)

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Teach a section of the undergraduate Public Health course, PH 323 – Health Communication/Junior Year Writing. Must have a Master’s degree in public health (or related field) and be enrolled or accepted into a doctoral degree program in one of the following departments: Biostatistics/Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Promotion and Policy.

Strong facilitation and writing skills required. Knowledge of core public health areas required. Experience with health communication a plus. This position requires a monthly one-hour teaching and pedagogy meeting with other course instructors.

Must be available in Fall 2020 on Tues/Thurs from 11:30am-12:45pm when the class is scheduled. Continuation in the spring 2021 semester contingent upon successful completion in the fall semester and funding. Continuation is also contingent upon good academic standing within the student’s department.

Prior teaching experience and strong evidence of classroom management skills preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Gloria DiFulvio. Indicate the course title in your cover letter. This is a 15-hour assistantship and will include a tuition waiver. Review of resumes will begin June 14th and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: June 14, 2020
Posted: 2 days 7 hours ago

UMASS: University Without Walls

The Instructional Design, Engagement, and Support Team (IDEAS), part of the University Without Walls Division of Online Education, is looking for graduate students to work as Educational Technology Consultants in our Instructional Media Lab. Consultants will provide consultation, training, and technical support to UMass instructors by assisting faculty, staff, and TAs with supported software, web platforms, and the use of IT services.  Applicants should be advanced computer users who are comfortable talking about software, technology, and teaching.
 
Examples of Responsibilities
: • Deliver outstanding client service via in-person, phone, and email based support. • Support instructor use of IT services such as Moodle, Blackboard, i>clicker, Blogs at UMass Amherst (Wordpress), Echo360, and Google apps. • Help instructors to plan and prepare instructional content for online, multi-modal, and in-class delivery, including converting content to PDF format, creating effective presentations, recording screencasts, editing and delivering video clips, and managing grades in Moodle, Blackboard, or Excel. • Train instructors to use lab equipment (scanners, A/V recording equipment, A/V editing software). • Research new and emerging technologies to be applied to instructional purposes. • Assist in testing software, hardware, and upgrades to existing IT services. • Assist with workshops and events for faculty. • Assist in writing documentation on various educational technologies.
 
Qualifications: • Matriculated students pursuing a graduate degree in a UMass Amherst program that are legally authorized to work in the United States. • Friendly, patient personality, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to clearly explain step-by-step procedures. • Experience working on both Windows and Mac operating systems, excellent computer troubleshooting skills, familiarity with IT services on campus, working knowledge of the Internet, and an interest in keeping current with new uses of technology for communication and collaboration. • Teaching experience, experience teaching in Moodle or Blackboard LMS is strongly preferred. • Ability to work as part of a team with staff and other student consultants. • Expert knowledge of software applications is helpful, but not required. If you can learn software quickly and enjoy teaching others, we're interested in considering you.
 
Terms and Conditions: • Must be available to work for blocks of at least 4 hours in length during our hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, including Winter and Summer semesters. This is a GEO position, 20 hours per week. • Position available for year-round, multi-year work. Prefer candidates who are looking to grow with us and seek an opportunity to develop broad knowledge in the areas described above and can commit to availability year-round. • Preference will also be given to students interested in at least a two-year commitment. • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Alex Deschamps (alex.deschamps@umass.edu).

Deadline: June 26, 2020
Posted: 6 days 14 hours 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: 2 weeks 2 days 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 4 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: 2 weeks 2 days 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: 2 weeks 6 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: 4 weeks 15 hours 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 weeks 16 hours ago

Covid 19 Response Consultants

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 month 15 hours ago

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

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

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


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

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

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

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 month 1 day 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: 1 month 4 days ago

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation is Actively Hiring for their COVID Response Corps

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

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

Learn more about specific opportunities available and apply here

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 month 6 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: 4 months 9 hours ago

Community Health Worker

Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care in Needham, MA

Community Health Worker

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

Job Location: Needham, MA

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

Essential Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Competencies:

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

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 7 months 4 weeks ago

Internships

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: 3 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 15 hours 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: 4 months 10 hours 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.
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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 4 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: 2 months 3 days ago