Career Opportunities

Internships

Massachuettes Life Sciences Center

The Internship Challenge enhances the talent pipeline for the Massachusetts life sciences industry by creating hundreds of new internship opportunities each year for college students and recent graduates interested in life sciences careers. The workforce development program connects employers with prospective interns through an online platform and enables eligible companies to pay their interns for up to twelve weeks by subsidizing intern wages.

Internships can be part or full time and can take place throughout the 12-month program year, which runs from May 1 through April 30 of the following year. The MLSC will reimburse eligible companies for pay rates of up to $17 per hour for a total reimbursement of up to $8,160 per intern.

Intern Eligibility

  1. Must be a resident of Massachusetts (able to provide proof of residency), attend(ed) an accredited college or university located in Massachusetts (able to provide enrollment verification), OR attend(ed) an Historically Black College or University (HBCU); and
  2. Must meet one of the following:
    • 2-year/Community College/Certificate students must be enrolled in an Associate’s Degree or Certificate program or have completed one within the past calendar year. Continuing Education students are also eligible.
    • 4-year college or university students must have or will complete(d) at least their freshman year the semester before the internship starts, or have graduated within the past calendar year.
    • Graduate students must be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program or received their Master’s Degree within the past calendar year. Ph.D. and M.D. students are not eligible

Learn more and apply: Internship Challenge - MLSC (masslifesciences.com)

Deadline: February 12, 2021
Posted: 1 day 33 min ago

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Calling all undergraduates!
NIDA Summer Research Internship Program
 
The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is now accepting applications. Spread the word about this undergraduate addiction research opportunity.
The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program supports undergraduate students with a focus on increasing underrepresented scholars interested in substance use and addiction research.  Through this program, students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of substance use and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA funded scientists at universities across the United States.  Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer and receive a stipend.  The internship may be virtual or in-person, and could include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, and more. In addition, it is expected that each intern will deliver a formal presentation on his/her research project at the end of the internship.
To apply and view program information, see the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program website. (Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2021 – February 12, 2021).

NIDA Summer Research Internship Program | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: February 12, 2021
Posted: 4 days 2 hours ago

UMass Medical School

Program Dates: May 23 - July 30, 2021 (Ten Week Program)

Program Description:

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of Outreach Programs. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. 

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and UMMS Provost’s Office Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).

Goals:

The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual bio medical research. Participants will create career-building connections between researchers, post docs, graduate students, and peers. The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice.

Why should I apply?

• Intense research experience in state of the art laboratories

• Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend of $4000. Stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten week program

• Travel and housing is paid for and arranged by the program

• Transportation is provided week days to and from the campus

• Participants prepare and present a professional research poster 

Contact:

Phone: 508-856-2444   |   Email: summer.research@umassmed.edu

Applications must be submitted online from the Apply Now tab. The application submission deadline is March 1.

Deadline: March 1, 2021
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is currently accepting applications for Summer 2021! The Michigan FPHLP 2021 Application is open until January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Michigan FPHLP is a 10-week summer program for underrepresented college students and recent graduates who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. Our program is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. Applicants do not need prior public health experience to participate in the program. We are thrilled to receive applications from students in all majors! 

Deadline: January 31, 2021
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Mass Life Sciences Center

The Internship Challenge is a workforce development program that facilitates and funds paid internship opportunities focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in life sciences. The program connects employers with prospective interns through an online platform and reimburses eligible companies for intern stipends.

Internships can be part or full time and can take place throughout the 12-month program year, which runs from May 1 through April 30 of the following year. The MLSC will reimburse eligible companies for pay rates of up to $17 per hour for a total reimbursement of no more than $8,160 per intern at the conclusion of the internship.

  • Internships are not only in the sciences, but in accounting, math, program development, data analytics, research, engineering, event planning, press releases, administrative tasks, customer service skills, data entry and more.  See attached “Skills Sought by Companies”.
  • All students are eligible: undergraduates, new graduates up to a year after their graduation, international students, Master’s students, and PhDs in Data Science & Advance Analytics (see attached flyer).
  • Students register in a database and submit a cover letter and resume. Then companies search the database for students of interest, thus keywords are important to have in their documents.
  • Internships are available year-round.
  • For best chance at a summer internship, students should apply to the program in January. Employers start looking for summer interns beginning Feb 1.
  • Visit this link for a recording of more information about the program: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/rec/share/pVlrXn9fLurOFyFhXyli5rPdfRlCT3ELXYfQi4JB_5htMR_lFiLJGahVfzU7U7yQ.Nf7G07NGPHHskteS

Interested students should visit the Mass Life Sciences Center website to learn more/apply. Potential applicants may also reach out to Janet Bordwin (jbordwin@umass.edu) with any questions about the program.

Deadline: April 30, 2021
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

Contact Tracing Intern

UMass Amherst Public Health Promotion Center

The UMass Amherst Public Health Promotion Center is seeking students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences for Spring 2021 to participate in an in-person sponsored contact tracing internship program to support the work of the Center in stopping the spread of COVID-19 within the UMass Amherst community and the larger region. The center will train and deploy a large cohort of undergraduate contact tracers to conduct contact tracing interviews, community wellness checks, epidemiological back tracing projects, cluster outbreak investigations, program maintenance, and compliance screening. Strict safety protocols and mandatory testing for participants is in place. Students can earn up to 9 academic credits for their work as it correlates to their time in the field experience. Compensation will be $14/hour and work study eligible with flexible hours ranging from 20-26 per week as well.

For more information, interested students should contact Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, Assistant Director for Internships and Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu.

Deadline: April 30, 2021
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

The Tandana Foundation

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

Position Description:

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

Requirements:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Benefits:

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

How to apply:

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

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

Deadline: July 13, 2021
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

U.S. Government

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

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 6 months 1 week 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: 8 months 1 week 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: 8 months 2 weeks ago

Berkeley Media Group (BMSG)

Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) is looking for summer interns to
support a number of news analyses on topics as diverse as housing and
homelessness amid COVID-19, immunizations, and soda taxes. This is a paid,
part-time internship (20-25 hours per week) open to undergraduates and
graduate students, and *all training and work can be completed remotely*.

Applications *must* be submitted through the PHI online link:
https://www.phi.org/work-with-us/employment/position-description/index.php?id=20238
 
Salary range is anywhere from $14.14-$25.05 per hour depending on the
intern's level of experience.
 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 2 weeks ago

Volunteers

American Journal of Medicine

The editor-in-chief of a spin-off of the American Journal of Medicine is looking for a student volunteer to help develop a social media strategy to help attract readers and authors. The journal will focus on research of interest to primary care providers in US and globally. The ideal candidate with have very strong social media skills and an interest in investigating/evaluating the most successful ways of communicating new research to busy primary care providers. A more detailed description of the role is attached below.

Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to Stuart Chipkin at schipkin@umass.edu. This position will run semester to semester (with an opportunity for it to be renewed).

Deadline: February 1, 2021
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago

Meditech

MEDITECH is hiring. Take a look and you’ll quickly see a crowd that exists beyond both healthcare and I.T. Regardless of your background, studies, or experience, MEDITECH is always looking for unique individuals who want to stand apart, and work together.

You're invited to MEDITECH's Job Shadow Day, January 20, 2021! Shadow an employee (virtually) to learn more about roles at MEDITECH and the Electronic Health Records (EHR) industry. We are looking forward to hosting you virtually on January 20, 2021!

AGENDA

1pm Welcome

1:05pm Introduction to MEDITECH

1:50pm Software demonstration of MEDITECH product

2:20pm Break

2:30pm Staff Profile/Q&A

3:15pm Breakout rooms with MEDITECH staff

4:15pm Wrap up

Students can choose to shadow one of four positions: Software Developer, Client Training Specialist, Client Support Specialist, or the EHR Product Demonstration Specialist.

CHECK OUT THE FULL JOB LISTINGS IN HANDSHAKE.

Because of the nature of MEDITECH's business, during your visit you might be exposed to protected health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII) of MEDITECH staff, or information about our customers which is private and confidential. Please register in Handshake to receive the Zoom link for the event.

Any questions? Please contact Janet Bordwin, jbordwin@umass.edu, Career Director, College of Natural Sciences

Deadline: January 20, 2021
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC)

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

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

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

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

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

Jobs

Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Recovery at the Massachusetts State House

The Massachusetts House of Representatives (“House”) is comprised of 160 independently elected Members, each representing a district of approximately 43,000 people. The House meets year-round in either formal or informal sessions. The House is led by the Speaker of the House who is elected by the Members.

The Researcher will assist the Committee Chair or Member of the House who appointed the Researcher in successfully meeting obligations by providing support services in the areas of legislative research, communication, general administration and other duties as assigned. The Researcher must perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 

General Duties 

  • Assist with providing information for public hearings and executive sessions, writing memoranda and preparing related material as required;
  • Draft legislative documents and outgoing communication such as amendments, press releases, hearing notices, letters of testimony, legislation, bills, and talking points;
  • Assist in coordinating hearings and informational briefings;
  • Maintain files and archive materials;
  • Track bills through the legislative process;
  • Create legislative documents to be used as templates;
  • Prepare briefing materials and bill summaries;
  • Respond to inquiries from legislators, staff, agency representatives, constituency groups and/or the general public regarding bill language and/or bill status;
  • Perform various administrative tasks necessary for carrying out legislative functions;
  • Provide coaching and guidance to Legislative Aides and interns as needed;
  • Utilize variety of research databases such as LAWS and NCSL;
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct thoughtful and accurate research, analysis and reporting;
  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills, and an aptitude for research and analysis of policy, legal language and related data;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet project milestones and deadlines;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer-based tools, including spreadsheets, database management, word processing, and presentation software;
  • Ability to interface and work with diverse communities and personalities in a professional and helpful manner;
  • Outstanding organizational and administrative skills.

This is a full-time 37.5 hour per week position. Days of work are typically Monday through Friday. 

Interested individuals should submit their application to Chief of Staff, Kathleen Hornby, at kathleen.hornby@mahouse.gov. Resume and cover letter included.

Deadline: March 1, 2021
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago

Pediatric Scribe/Care Coordination Team

Northampton Area Pedatrics

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

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

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

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

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago

CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps

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

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

Essential Functions, include but are not limited to:

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

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

Required Qualifications/Skills:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 6 months 3 weeks ago

WIRB-Copernicus Group

IRBNet, based out of Cambridge, MA, is part of the WIRB-Copernicus Group, and is the most widely used research and compliance solution in the industry. Our dynamic team at the Cambridge Innovation Center works closely with hundreds of hospitals, universities, federal and state agencies as they use our web-based software solution to streamline research and ensure ethical treatment of human subjects in critical trials.
 
 As a Support Team Member you will:
Sharpen your project management skills and get a deep dive into university and hospital research teams while working in a dynamic internet company.
Learn a diverse set of skills including customer service, project management, data analysis, product developing, coding and team leadership.
Assist our members to enroll, train and launch new hospital and university members on our easy-to-use software solution.
Manage new member satisfaction by checking in and ensuring an excellent experience.
Handle and triage member inquiries via email and phone in a timely manner.
Create and update member-facing documentation for user training and outreach.
Gain training and experience in writing web-based applications using industry standard tools and programming languages.
Build professional relationships with clients and have a sense of fulfillment knowing you assisted in the process of maintaining ethical standards in the review of new treatments for patients.
Participate in multiple project teams, holding diverse roles and responsibilities.
Work in a fun, lively work environment at the Cambridge Innovation Center, steps away from the red line in the heart of Kendall Square. We offer access to an open kitchen, networking opportunities, training, social events and more!

What we are looking for in a successful team member:
A Bachelor’s degree
Desire to learn new skills that span a wide variety of disciplines
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills to relate to our members and internal team
Ability to work independently while being part of a dynamic team
A curiosity and willingness to learn and take feedback
Team player who is self-initiated to take on different roles/responsibilities and can work well in groups of any size
Ability to problem solve and help identify ways to continuously improve processes to exceed customer needs

Apply:  https://careers.wcgclinical.com/careers/FolderDetail/Support-Team-Member/1714

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 7 months 3 weeks ago

Healthcare Providers

Assisted Living Centers and Long Term Care Facilities:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Staffing Team has created a portal to assist employers in recruiting healthcare workers for healthcare positions at assisted living, long-term care, and COVID-19 acute/post-acute care facilities statewide. We're working with COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites across the Commonwealth to recruit health and human services professionals like you. COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites and some long-term care facilities are set up to support COVID-19 positive patients.

Learn more and apply: www.mass.gov/info-details/apply-for-jobs-at-covid-19-temporary-care-sites

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 22 hours ago

Project Director

McClean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 2 days ago

Devoted Health

Devoted Health: Member Engagement Associate: Waltham, MA
We’re on a mission to change healthcare — how it’s paid for, delivered, experienced. We want to put people center stage, not process or profit. We are guided by a deep belief that every person on Medicare should be treated like we would treat a member of our own family: with loving care and a profound commitment to their health and well-being.That’s why we’re gathering a whole bunch of smart, big-hearted people to create a new kind of healthcare company — one that combines compassion, health insurance, clinical care, and technology seamlessly. We want to throw the long ball with people we love for a cause we believe in. Life is short. Join us. Position will reside in either our New Gloucester, ME or Waltham MA Member Service Centers. Learn more about our mission and goals.

A bit more about this role:
Our member engagement team is responsible for developing outbound member communication campaigns from concept through execution across channels (SMS, email, mail, voice) ensuring that we deliver on our promise of a coordinated and easy member experience. Foundational to this strategy is an understanding of health literacy, health communication, and digital strategy to deliver clear and actionable health messages. Our ability to meaningfully connect with members — wherever they are on their healthcare journey — will drive our success in creating a loved consumer brand unique in the industry.

This role will primarily be responsible for working across the organization to scope, execute, and measure member campaigns. They’ll also be responsible for managing day-to-day operations as well as standard operating procedures, checklists, and operational metrics for the function. This role will be an amazing opportunity to work at the intersection of health communication, customer service, member experience, marketing, and technology.

Responsibilities will include:
Managing day-to-day health communication and engagement operations
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures, timelines, and checklists for the member engagement function
Work with cross-functional stakeholders (including writers, creative team, business partners, product/technology) to draft, pretest, build, disseminate, and measure member campaigns
Disseminate documentation for broader Member Service Guide team (e.g, job aides, talking points, etc.) to support new mail, text, email, or OB phone campaigns
Understand and enforce compliance regulations for communications & campaigns across channels
Using learnings gathered from member campaigns, pilot user-centered experimental service protocols, outbound campaigns, and techniques to drive service improvement
Work with vendors, corporate IT, and product team to drive process improvements to non-telephonic channels
Work closely with appeals and grievances team to manage member complaints that come in via digital channels in a timely and highly effective manner
Meet SLA and TAT metrics for non-telephonic channels

Attributes to success:
You are fluent in health communication, digital strategy, and public health practices
Ability to work across (and up and down) the organization
Natural detail-orientation
You have a clear head for process and create organization out of chaos
You are disciplined about documentation
Ability to identify and communicate big-picture themes and opportunities
Proven success in building relationships and trust
Excellent written communication skills
A track record of meeting operational goals and performance metrics
The ability to break down and articulate complex information in simple terms
Comfort working in a dynamic startup environment

Desired skills and experience:
Ability to work in a startup, fast paced environment 1-3 years in managing communications, digital strategy, engagement projects OR consulting OR new college/grad school grad with proven ability / intern experience in the space
Public health experience a plus
Track record of success becoming an expert with a tool or system that was unfamiliar to you

Apply here:https://jobs.lever.co/devoted/6b3a3f92-3c52-4831-ab3c-6ace54e298ce/apply

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 3 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: 8 months 5 days ago

AmeriCorps

TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated start-up environmental non-profit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. Working at the intersection of the land conservation and urban agriculture movements, our vision is to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community.

This year’s TerraCorps program will support up to eighty-eight full-time AmeriCorps Members across three states (MA, RI, and CT), serving in one of five positions: Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC), Regional Collaboration Coordinator (RCC), Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC), Youth Education Coordinator (YEC), or Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (SAC).  Members will serve in full-time, 11-month terms (August 31st, 2020-July 30, 2021) in which they complete at least 1,700 hours of service with one of our partner organizations. Members receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits.
 
Regional Collaboration Coordinator with CISA: Community Involved In Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).1 Sugarloaf Street. South Deerfield, MA 01373.
 
Regional Collaboration Coordinators (RCC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by assessing community needs related to land conservation and land access and then organizing collaborative community projects to help meet these needs. They convene and coordinate municipal boards, all-volunteer local land trusts, planning agencies, academic institutions, nonprofits, government agencies, neighborhood groups, community housing associations, and local businesses to build regional networks, and organize collaborative cross-sector working groups to initiate new projects around community needs.  By educating landowners, farmers, and community groups and organizing multi-stakeholder projects that increase access to funding, RCCs empower diverse people to create healthy, vibrant communities.
 
TerraCorps members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers. CISA has proposed the following potential projects for their Regional Collaboration Coordinator:

CISA intends to help build sales at farmers’ markets, through the Healthy Incentive Program (HIP). It is our goal to bring non-traditional shoppers to the market to increase their access to local, fresh food and expand the market for market venders. CISA’s TerraCorps Member will collaborate with farmers’ market venders and managers, as well as partner organizations to create training materials that can be used to educate families about SNAP/HIP acceptance at markets.

The TerraCorps Member will focus heavily on building strong relationships with partner organizations that have direct relationships with low-income residents.  The goal of this project is to educate communities about the use of SNAP and HIP at farmers’ markets to ensure they know how they can receive the most out of the program. HIP makes markets more accessible to the broader community and currently we know that many families are not aware of how to use/access this benefit. A volunteer training program will be established with the assistance of the TerraCorps member to train volunteers that can then table at markets to answer questions related to SNAP/HIP and local agriculture. Volunteers will also be able to attend partner agency meetings to educate their staff on all the rules pertaining to HIP, where and how to use it. The member will be responsible for recruiting, promoting, and training new volunteers while working with CISA and farmers’ market managers throughout the Pioneer Valley.

Another priority for TerraCorps RCC will be to make markets more welcoming for new shoppers and non-English speakers. By expanding the potential customer base for area farmers’ markets the Member will help farms sell more to more people strengthening the markets’ viability. By creating informational tours at farmers’ markets, the Member will enable shoppers to learn ‘how’ to maneuver around the market, give an opportunity to ask questions and get comfortable with how markets operate, making it a more welcoming place.

Required AmeriCorps Qualifications: A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.. At least 18 years old. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED. No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member. Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check.

Desired Qualifications
•      Strong writing and verbal communication skills
•      Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
•      Comfort navigating computer software programs (i.e. Microsoft Office, Airtable, Constant Contact, WordPress, Survey Monkey)
•      Training and experience pertinent to the Regional Collaboration Coordinator position and projects listed above
•      Experience training and educating community members and volunteers

Spanish proficiency preferred. Comfortable engaging with people of various backgrounds including government   agency staff, farmers, farmers’ market managers, business owners, and community members. Comfortable speaking on the telephone. For questions about CISA’s service positions, contact Devon Whitney-Deal, Devon@buylocalfood.org, 413-665-7100 x22.
 
How to Apply

2020-2021 Service Site organizations, service positions, and application procedures are described at terracorps.org.
 A complete member application includes a 1-page cover letter, a resume, two references, and an application form. Member application and detailed instructions can be found at https://terracorps.org/apply/.
 Member applications will be collected by TerraCorps and shared with Service Sites. Do not send applications directly to a Service Site.

We strongly encourage interested individuals to apply as soon as possible once applications are posted mid-April. Position offers and acceptances will be made on a rolling basis. The program aims to fill all positions by late June, but Service Sites will continue interviews as needed until all positions are filled. For questions about TerraCorps, contact Hanna Mogensen, who manages TerraCorps’ recruitment process. Email admin@terracorps.org or call 978-364-9770 x2.

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 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: 8 months 2 weeks ago

UMASS Medical School

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

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 2 weeks ago

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Contact Tracer for State of Maryland

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

TIMING AND HOURS:

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD INTERVIEWERS:

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 2 weeks ago

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation is Actively Hiring for their COVID Response Corps

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

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

Learn more about specific opportunities available and apply here

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 3 weeks ago

Community Health Worker

Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care in Needham, MA

Community Health Worker

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

Job Location: Needham, MA

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

Essential Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Competencies:

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

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 year 3 months ago

Scholarships

The Udall Foundation

Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? 

The Udall Foundation offers scholarships for sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment and to Native American nations. 

In 2021, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. 

The national deadline is March 2, 2021.

Deadline: March 2, 2021
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Fellowships

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Oregon Social Learning Center

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 8 months 2 days ago