Community & Public Health Job Opportunities

Are you prospective student interested in what the public health field is like post-graduation? Are you a current undergraduate seeking professional opportunities after finishing your degree? Are you an MPH or doctoral student interested in applying your new skills across the public and community health sector? The School of Community Health Sciences maintains a list of public health job postings, which is updated regularly.

If you are an employer who would like to post a job for our students to see, please email your job description to Melanie Flores at melanief@unr.edu.

View the openings below.

Community and Public Health Employment Listings

Project Manager

TMHC (in conjunction with two community partners) has been awarded a 30-month grant and will contract with an Independent Contractor to perform project coordination activities as described in the following Scope of Work for the duration of the grant project.

Interested contractors should submit a Letter of Interest detailing professional qualifications; also submit a resume describing similar/related project experience, work history, education information and references.

Submit the LOI, RFQ and Resume to Sharon Zadra, TMHC Exec Dir. at szadra@sbcglobal.net by Nov. 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. (pst).

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Posted: 10/8/19

PEACE Partnership Backbone Coordinator

The Violence Prevention Program is hiring a PEACE Partnership Backbone Coordinator. This is a full time grant funded position.

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department - Violence Prevention Program
Job Posting: Health Planning Specialist III (ESJ PEACE Partnership Backbone Coordinator) - Closes 11/07/2020

Job Posting Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/santaclara/jobs/2611670/health-planning-specialist-iii?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

General Description: The mission of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department's Violence Prevention Program is to advance racial and health equity and prevent violence before it occurs through strategic collaboration, community mobilization, and evidence-based programming. The Public Health Department is the backbone organization for the East San Jose PEACE Partnership, which is an Accountable Community for Health addressing violence and trauma prevention. The East San Jose PEACE Partnership is grant funded by the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI) with over 30 partners. The Public Health Department is seeking a PEACE Partnership Backbone Coordinator to project manage grant and contract activities related to data consultation, evaluation and overall backbone and operations planning.

Typical Tasks:

  • Coordinates, plans, and assumes responsibility to meet grant deliverables and East San Jose PEACE Partnership Leadership Team's goals and objectives.
  • Provides direct planning support to grant management and backbone for evaluation and communication purposes to amplify the overall efforts and ensure community-wide understanding;
  • Leads, facilitates planning projects with staff, partners, consultants through the use of distributive leadership model to achieve objectives and milestones;
  • Negotiates, directs, supervises and evaluates contracts with vendors, providers, consultants, and business partners related to partnership infrastructure and implementation of interventions;
  • Defines reporting and information needs across key stakeholders, including funders, partners, and departmental units; and, coordinates as necessary with Information Services, Communications Unit, Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement Manager, and Violence Prevention Manager.
  • Identifies barriers to success, determines appropriate action and makes recommendations for problem resolution; assists in the implementation of program enhancements, training needs and quality improvements;
  • Conducts a variety of studies and assessments to determine best practices, customer satisfaction and program outcomes;
  • Uses a variety of informational applications, quality improvement tools, and databases to develop plans, schedules and reports.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and attend staff meeting and in-service meetings.
  • Participate in on-the-job training sessions, grant convenings.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Posted: 10/30/19

Washoe County Sherriff Office Medication-Assisted (MAT) Program Behavioral Health Provider

This is a newly created contract position for the Washoe County Sherriff's Office. The position is under the auspices of the Detention Services Unit (DSU) at the Washoe County Jail. The MAT Behavioral Health Provider will assist with planning and coordinating the implementation of a grant-funded MAT program. The primary role of the MAT Behavioral Health Provider is to assess and coordinate the mental health and substance abuse treatment of inmates who are identified to have a substance use disorder and could benefit from medication-assisted treatment. Additionally, the MAT Behavioral Health Provider will provide leadership and guidance on mental health and substance use issues and will help to create policies and workflow. The MAT Behavioral Health Provider will work in conjunction with medical providers, discharge planners and other staff within the DSU to ensure inmates have access to needed care, both within the jail, as well as in the community following release.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
At a minimum, candidates must have a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, addiction studies or other closely related human services field, plus three years of experience working in the field of human services. Some experience working in the field of addiction is required. Experience working in a medication-assisted treatment program is preferred.
Candidates must be proficient in DSM 5 assessment, justification and diagnosis of substance misuse and mental health disorders, Cross Cutting Symptom Measure screening tool, and ASAM Levels of Care.


LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
License to practice Clinical Social Work or another type of mental health provision in the State of Nevada
(LMFT, CPC, LCADC, CADC, licensed psychologist). Provisional and intern licensures will be considered.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED
There are no supervision expectations assigned to this position. However, this person may provide support and mentoring to other staff working in the program.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

  • Provide evaluation, diagnostics, and treatment recommendations for individuals in the jail who are identified as possibly having a substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder.
  • Share knowledge and provide leadership around mental health and substance use issues with non-clinical staff.
  • Maximize the integration and cooperation of mental health and substance abuse treatment
    programs within the jail.
  • Maximize the integration and cooperation with local organizations by developing collaborative working relationships with behavioral health service providers, community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Work to ensure high levels of service delivery are maintained, sharing information and resources, and coordinating activities in order to ensure service deliveries meet goals, standards and expectations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of:

  • Behavioral health and substance abuse treatment program best practices and standards, programmatic operating principles.
  • Community behavioral health resources.
  • The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and how to use it in the assessment and treatment of individuals struggling with substance use disorders.

Ability to:

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the daily operations of services to accomplish established goals and objectives and optimize efficiency.
  • Identify problems, develop solutions and make recommendations and decisions.
  • Evaluate work priorities, procedures and processes to determine their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, community representatives, vendors, clients, media, division staff and representatives of other departments.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a drug test and a background check.

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience working in a medication-assisted treatment program.

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your CV and/or resume to Sergeant Ransford Vawters with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Detention Services Unit at RVawters@washoecounty.us.

Posted: 10/24/19

Washoe County Sherriff Office Medication-Assisted (MAT) Discharge Planner

This is a newly created contract position for the Washoe County Sherriff's Office. The position is under the auspices of the Detention Services Unit (DSU) at the Washoe County Jail. The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Discharge Planner will assist with planning and coordinating the ongoing treatment of individuals being released from the Washoe County Jail. The Discharge Planner will work in conjunction with medical providers, behavioral health providers and other staff within the DSU to ensure inmates
have continued access to needed care, following release.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
At a minimum, candidates must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, Community Health addiction studies or other closely related human services field, plus three years of experience working in the field of human services. Some experience working in the field of addiction is required. Experience working in a medication-assisted treatment program is
preferred.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
License to practice Social Work is preferred, but not required.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED
There are no supervision expectations assigned to this position.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

  • Maximize the integration and cooperation of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs within the jail.
  • Maximize the integration and cooperation with local organizations by developing collaborative working relationships with behavioral health service providers, community partners and otherstakeholders.
  • Work to ensure high levels of service delivery are maintained, sharing information and resources, and coordinating activities in order to ensure service deliveries meet goals, standards and expectations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of:

  • Mental health and substance use disorders and how they impact individuals, families and communities.
  • Community behavioral health resources.
  • The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and how to use it in the assessment and treatment of individuals struggling with substance use disorders.

Ability to:

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the daily operations of services to accomplish established goals and objectives and optimize efficiency.
  • Identify problems, develop solutions and make recommendations and decisions.
  • Evaluate work priorities, procedures and processes to determine their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, community representatives, vendors, clients, media, division staff and representatives of other departments.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to use office equipment including computers, copiers, telephone, and FAX machine.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a drug test and a background check.

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience working in a medication-assisted treatment program.

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your CV and/or resume to Sergeant Ransford Vawters with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Detention Services Unit at RVawters@washoecounty.us.

Posted: 10/24/19

Grants Coordinator

Annual Salary: $58,968 - $76,627

Deadline for Applying: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Position Information: Under direction, coordinates the pre-award planning, organization and preparation, and the post-award implementation, management and administration of various grants for assigned County programs or departments; and performs related duties as required.

This is an Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment being conducted to fill two current vacancies at Human Services Agency and one current vacancy at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

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Posted: 10/21/19

HIV Epidemiologist

SciMetrika is a population health consulting firm whose mission is to provide innovative scientific, technical, and logistical
solutions that advance human health. We are currently seeking a HIV Epidemiologist to be based in Washington DC area at the client site to work as a contract employee.

Position Overview:

The HIV EPIDEMIOLOGIST will work within the Division of Population Health Sciences (PHS). S/he will be responsible for performing technical work in support of the Indian Health Service.

Position Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

As an Epidemiologist you will:

  • Serve as the recognized expert in HIV epidemiology.
  • Provide significant epidemiologic supports to projects, programs and staff.
  • Evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.
  • Work collaboratively with the client delivering on all HIV epidemiological work.
  • Analyze administrative and other public health data for HIV surveillance.
  • Support grantee activities and provide HIV epidemiological expertise.
  • Design, plan and initiate epidemiologic studies, surveys and investigations.
  • Comply with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.
  • Synthesize and communicate information to stakeholders and IHS leadership.
  • Write manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Qualifications:

  • Minimally, a Master's degree in public health, health sciences or related field with eight years of experience. Doctoral level is preferred with four years of experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care along with key stakeholders and partners of Indian Health Service.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills including administrative and secondary public health data analysis.
  • SAS, STATA, R knowledge is strongly preferred.
  • Consulting experience preferred.
  • Experience working at federal, state, local or tribal health departments preferred

Competencies:

  • Self-motivated and goal oriented
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good teamworking abilities
  • Passionate about ending the HIV epidemic
  • Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations

Submit inquiries and resumes to: lhawley@scimetrika.com

Posted: 10/17/19

Assistant Professor

Washington State University is hiring 4 Assistant Professors in the department of Human Development at Washington State University (which includes students and faculty across two campuses in Vancouver and Pullman, WA).

  1. Tenure-track Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Pullman, WA: seeks a Prevention Scientist with a research agenda related to the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of community-based prevention programs and experience or interest in conducting applied research with department and community-based Extension faculty in the Youth and Families Unit (https://extension.wsu.edu/youth-families/). The successful candidate's research program will be based on a developmental perspective with expertise in one or more of the following areas: community or school-based prevention research, risk and protective factor research, applied and translational research, or leadership in integrated research-Extension projects. Screening of applications materials begins October 31, 2019, open until filled. To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/48109
  2. Tenure-track Assistant Professor with Health Disparities Focus in Pullman, WA: seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with scholarly expertise in prevention science and health disparities/health equity who can establish an independent program of scholarly research related to promoting equity and reducing health disparities/health equity in child, family, and community health. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, social/emotional development; social and epigenetic determinants of health and/or intergenerational trauma; and intersectionality. In addition, we desire a candidate whose scholarly work has implications for advancing the field of prevention science as it relates to health disparities/health equity. Screening of application materials begins October 25, 2019, open until filled. To apply, visit www.wsujobs.com/postings/48039
  3. Tenure-track Assistant Professor with Intersectionality Focus in Vancouver, WA: seeks a Ph.D. level faculty member with an applied lifespan perspective who combines strong interdisciplinary teaching and research skills with community outreach and application. We seek a colleague who can establish an independent program of scholarly research that addresses pressing social issues related to any of the following areas: (a) Intersectionality (Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Sexuality, Disability, etc.) and its impact on human development across the lifespan; (b) Indigeneity (Indigenous Studies, Native American Studies, etc.); (c) Intersections of human development with social justice and public policies; (d) Immigration and its impact on individuals, families, and society; (e) Impact of inequality and injustice on development throughout life; and/or (f) Resilience against violence and systemic and historical exclusion/oppression. Screening of application materials begins November 1, 2019, open until filled. To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/and search by location (Vancouver).
  4. Non-tenure track, Teaching-focused Scholarly Assistant Professor in Vancouver, WA: seeks a Ph.D.-level teaching-focused faculty member with demonstrated applied expertise in lifespan human development, family sciences, or human services. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses (generally three courses per semester), advising undergraduate students, and providing service to the university community and profession. Screening of application materials begins November 15th, 2019, open until filled. To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/and search by location (Vancouver).

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Posted: 10/8/19

Health Education Coordinator II for HIV Program

The ideal candidate will be directly responsible for the development, direction and evaluation of the Mountain Counties HIV Program. This program provides HIV Care & Treatment services over the five county regions of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Siskiyou and Sierra counties and includes funding from the CA Office of AIDS Ryan White Part B program, Federal Health Resources & Services Administration Ryan White Part C program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS. Duties related to HIV program coordination include but are not limited to the following:

  • development of grant proposals and scopes of work;
  • development, planning and implementation of education and technical assistance programs for subcontractors;
  • establishing and maintaining liaisons between PCPHA and other public and private agencies, communityorganizations, and professional groups;
  • alignment of HIV programming with harm reduction activities, including hepatitis C testing, syringe access and
  • disposal, naloxone distribution, as well as development and implementation of a mobile harm reduction servicesprogram for a four-county region;
  • development of health policies and protocols related to HIV/AIDS care programs;
  • recruitment of staff/subcontractors to provide HIV/AIDS services;
  • coordination with professional medical staff at clinic sites and supervision of professional HIV/AIDS servicesproviders;
  • management of multiple, regional HIV/AIDS care programs.

Minimum Qualifications:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BS/BA in Health Education, Community Development, Public Relations or related field, plus four (4) years' experience in Public Health Education, Community Development or related field. Master's degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Communication, Media, Public Relations or related field is
strongly preferred and may be substituted for two years of experience. Certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred and may be substituted for two years of experience. Possession of a valid driver license at time of application and possession of a valid California driver license must be maintained throughout employment.

Compensation: $4,342-$5,283 per month plus benefits

To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this outstanding opportunity, please visit www.plumascounty.us/jobs. If you have any questions, contact Andrew Woodruff, MPH, Director, PCPHA, (530) 283-6342.

Filing Deadline: November 1, 2019

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Posted: 10/7/19

Rehab Therapy Technician

This individual may provide therapeutic services to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients; including their families/caregivers under the direct supervision of licensed Physical, Occupational and Speech and Language Pathology Therapists, Registered Nurses and Charge Nurses. This position provides indirect and direct patient care within all federal and state regulatory guidelines.

Nature and Scope:

This position provides indirect and direct patient care within the rehabilitation environment. The incumbent assists in the management of the physical environment including, but not limited to, cleaning of gym space and equipment, ordering of supplies, basic maintenance of equipment, patient scheduling, and clerical duties.

This position does provide patient care.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

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Posted: 10/2/19

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotions Section

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health's Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotions section is hiring for multple positions.

POSITIONS:

If you're not finding the job you want on NEATS, contact Jeanne Broughton at jbroughton@health.nv.gov, (775) 684-2231.

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Posted: 9/30/19

Nevada Opioid Health Fellow (Maternal Child Health) Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Southern Nevada Health District

The Nevada Opioid Health Fellow (Maternal and Infant Health) will serve as an ASTHO Local Field Placement to enhance Nevada's Department of Health and Human Service's capacity to develop and implement goals in critical areas as outlined in Nevada's Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) state action plan. The field placement complements components of the OMNI Learning Community (LC). Local Field Placements will work to implement state goals into community-based support in jurisdictions heavily impacted by opioid use among pregnant and postpartum women and infants with prenatal opioid exposure. The Local Field Placements will: provide support to local health departments, link field-based activities with the state's OMNI LC team efforts and enhance collaboration between state and local health departments to expand opportunities to direct policy changes.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Fellow's proposed work will create/strengthen communication and collaboration between and among Nevada's state and local health departments to ensure appropriate care for reproductive-aged women with substance use disorder (SUD) and impacted families, especially in the rural and high-impact regions. The Fellow's work will support three goals: 1) provider awareness and training, 2) access to quality services, and 3) stakeholder partnerships. The Fellow will engage in a variety of community research and outreach activities targeting high-risk populations for perinatal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The Fellow will be expected to frequently travel to counties in Nevada to meet with and develop relationships with regional stakeholders.

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Posted: 9/10/19

Program Coordinator

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a Project Specialist. Tracking California has several programs related to sickle cell disease (SCD) surveillance and health education on sickle cell disease. The Project Specialist will provide support to various aspects of these programs, including research of and connection to SCD programs and resources in the state, managing budgets and subcontracts, coordinating data and information requests from outside partners, attending regular project meetings and taking notes or facilitating small groups, conducting literature reviews, developing materials for presentation, and attendance and/or presentation at relevant public health events.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in and experience with or understanding of healthcare disparities, sickle cell disease, HIV, renal disease, or other conditions disproportionately affecting persons of color, and strong project coordination skills. Applicants should feel comfortable working one-on-one with a wide variety of stakeholders, including patient advocates, community based organizations, state health agency staff, and clinic or academic researchers.

This job offers potential for growth in the position over time working with a small collaborative team. It is an excellent opportunity for someone to learn about public health surveillance, rare disease, healthcare disparities and community health in California, and to synthesize, communicate, and disseminate scientific information to diverse audiences with the goal of supporting public health activities, community advocacy, and health policy through the production of meaningful, accessible, and accurate data.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 9/10/19

Program Analyst Environmental Health

A Program Analyst is responsible for providing professional support for programs or internal functional activities and typically performs moderately difficult analysis, research, writing, and project coordination, usually under the direction of a Senior Specialist or Director. The Analyst understands policies, standards, and their application to their work. An advanced degree may be substituted for work experience on a case by case basis. An Analyst may also hold a very senior level administrative position requiring the ability to support and coordinate the office of a senior executive and communicate with internal and external stakeholders at a level commensurate with the position's duties and expectations. Analysts may have frequent contact with outside organizations or internal customers that may involve project coordination, information sharing, or resolution of problems. They may be required to travel and represent NACCHO at meetings.

Program Specific Information

This is position is located within NACCHO's Environmental Health portfolio. The Analyst will support projects related to climate change, environmental health practice, and water preparedness. General responsibilities for this position include project planning, coordination, and evaluation; marketing and promotion; research and analysis; and other duties as assigned. The position requires independent thinking and judgment; critical analysis skills, and excellent verbal and written communications skills. To be considered for this position, candidates should submit a resume and cover letter which clearly highlights relevant qualifications and demonstrates that they have met the minimum requirements to qualify for this position.

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Posted: 8/29/19

IIS Learning Laboratory Project Coordinator

Organization: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health/Nevada State Immunization Program

Location: Nevada

Salary: $24.56 per hour

Description: The Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) is seeking a motivated individual to lead an exciting new project. The Immunization Information System (IIS) Learning Laboratory Project is a five (5) year grant funded effort, and offers the opportunity to analyze data, identify disparities and barriers to immunization, leverage graphical maps to visualize populations, collaborate with immunization stakeholders and other Learning Laboratory awardees, evaluate and improve public health in Nevada's communities, and author and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

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Posted: 7/25/19

Public Relations and Outreach Specialist

Organization: Public Health Institute

Location: Oakland, CA

Salary : $67,267-$74,849

Position Information: The specialist is responsible for: maintaining and developing PHI's press and media outreach; promoting the work and brand of PHI and its programs; and writing and placing articles and opinion pieces that enhance PHI's media presence and reflect organizational priorities and messages. This position will lead outreach work that can include identifying new dissemination networks, conferences and audiences. They will also provide general writing and editing support in a small communications department that requires a shared approach to work and a willingness to take on whatever task is at hand.

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Posted: 7/17/19

Community Health Worker Program Coordinator

Organization: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section

Salary : $19-24/hr. (Contractual Position)

Position Information: The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section is seeking a full-time, 40 hours per week, coordinator for our Community Health Worker (CHW) Program. This contract position will be housed in Carson City, Nevada. The Project Coordinator will manage the planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting for CHW Program grant initiatives and projects; take the lead managing sub-grants associated with the program, as well as collaborate with key partners and stakeholders. Programmatic efforts include, but are not limited to, supporting the Nevada CHW Association, providing oversight of a hybrid (online/in-person) CHW training program, and coordinating and collaborating on statewide CHW initiatives. The candidate must possess a strong understanding of evaluation and data analysis, as well as grant writing and monitoring experience, and program management skills. Additionally, the candidate must have extensive experience in health outreach, understanding of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards and cultural competency, preventive care coordination, and community collaboration. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, public health, or a related field is required.

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Posted: 7/15/19

Program Service Specialist

ACCEPT was and is the only community-based organization providing HIV/AIDS prevention education, intervention, and support services targeting African Americans in Washoe County. ACCEPT was founded in 1995 by Pastor Glenn E.Taylor Sr., as an outreach ministry of the Greater Light Christian Center Church. In 1999 ACCEPT acquired its own 501c3. African Americans account for more HIV and AIDS cases than any other ethnic group in the United States. Although only 12% of the US population, African Americans account for 47% of all HIV/AIDS cases. We do not discriminate in our provision of services, we serve all ethnic groups and races. We also provide substance abuse prevention classes for children and parents, parenting education, wellness groups and trainings, capacity building trainings, and supportive care services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS in addition to HIV/AIDS prevention.

This position will provide support to all agency programs, will serve in a generalist capacity and perform a variety of program support/program-specific duties.

Schedule: Full-time regular; 40 hours per week; Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Location: Reno, NV

Salary: $17.00-$19.00 per hour depending on experience plus medical benefits

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Posted: 6/5/19

Administrator

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Administrator, Division of Public and Behavioral Health. The incumbent will provide leadership, direction and executive oversight over the four branches that constitute the division: Community Services; Regulatory and Planning Services, Clinical Services; Administrative Services.
The behavioral health system includes state-operated psychiatric hospitals, forensic services, residential support programs, and community-based clinics and requires working in close collaboration with Medicaid. Public health components include licensure of medical and health facilities, the medical marijuana program, public health preparedness, environmental health services, epidemiology and a variety of health prevention and wellness programs. The division works closely with the Clark County, Washoe County, and Tri-county heath districts and provides public health services in the remaining counties. The division has an annual operating budget of over $350 million and employs over 1700 staff.

This is an unclassified service position and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the DHHS Director.

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Posted: 4/30/19

Disease Investigation & Intervention Specialist

Open: Monday, April 29, 2019
Close: This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualifiedapplicants have been identified and may close at any time once that number has been reached.
Salary: Schedule 19: $24.66/hour - $38.10/hour
Location: Community Health Division
Recruiter: Kimberly Monahan

Communicable Disease Supervisor

Open: Monday, April 29, 2019
Close: This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified and may close at any time once that number has been reached.
Salary: Schedule 26: $73,382.38 - $102,359.46/annually
Location: Community Health Division
Recruiter: Kimberly Monahan


Community Health Worker

Open: Monday, April 29, 2019
Close: This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified and may close at any time once that number has been reached.
Salary: Schedule 13: $18.11/hour - $25.32/hour
Location: Clinical Services Division
Recruiter: Kimberly Monahan

TO APPLY:
Open and Competitive: visit our website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snhd/default.cfm

Posted: 4/29/19

Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is hiring a Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal to direct, organize and manage PHI's grant and contract applications to federal and state agencies and foundation funders; submissions that result in $100M+ in annual revenue. Additionally, this individual will supervise, support and engage PHI's Development Specialists who assist with the preparation, review, and submittal of grant and contract applications.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 4/2/19

Public Relations and Outreach Specialist

Position Summary

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a Public Relations and Outreach Specialist.

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is a large non-profit public health organization conducting a broad range of public health research, training, and technical assistance programs in California, throughout the nation, and around the world.

The work of PHI and its 200+ program routinely breaks new ground in public health research, policy and practice, and is regularly covered in top-tier print, broadcast and radio networks across the country and around the world. PHI seeks a dynamic, creative and connected PR/Media specialist to grow this work. You are a superb writer and editor, with existing relationships in the media world, an understanding of how to frame tricky topics and a demonstrated ability to translate academic/medical/public health-speak into dynamic, compelling and actionable messages. Your expertise, insight and timing will help place stories that will drive practice change, craft op-eds that will move legislators to support important policies, and ensure that the innovative and effective work of PHI's leadership and programs gets out into the world so it can truly make a difference. You use your design and video skills to strengthen the messaging and impact of your press and media work. You are able to proactively understand and integrate language, messaging and a work approach that contributes to a richer understanding of racial and social justice issues and their connection to health.

The specialist is responsible for: maintaining and developing PHI's press and media outreach; promoting the work and brand of PHI and its programs; and writing and placing articles and opinion pieces that enhance PHI's media presence and reflect organizational priorities and messages. This position will lead outreach work that can include identifying new dissemination networks, conferences and audiences. They will also provide general writing and editing support in a small communications department that requires a shared approach to work and a willingness to take on whatever task is at hand.

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Posted: 4/2/19

Member Advocate

Location: Lehi, UT

Collective Health is expanding its Operations team in Lehi, Utah! We believe health benefits should be simple, accessible, and technology-driven. But moreover, we believe healthcare should be grounded by the people that it serves. As Collective Health grows so does our team of passionate, highly intelligent Member Advocates to question the industry's status quo. We believe people deserve better.

As experts in health benefits, Member Advocates truly serve as advocates for our members navigating the complex system. Member Advocates are driven by thoughtful perseverance to find solutions to complex issues in the health benefits industry which elevates our customer service to the next level. We put the "care" back in healthcare by finding the answers to problems that no one has dared to solve. Our Member Advocate team triages all Member inquiries with the same delightful and concierge service that is distinctive to the Collective Health customer support team.

As a Member Advocate, you will immerse yourself in a rapidly-evolving healthcare industry, while mastering skills in operational efficiency and external professionalism.

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Posted: 3/27/19

Director, Public Health Systems Improvement and Infrastructure

Location: Arlington, VA

Summary: The Director of State and Territorial Public Health Systems Improvement and Infrastructure reports to the Senior Director, Performance Improvement and provides direction and implementation support for technical assistance to the state and territorial health agencies in the areas of performance management, quality improvement, business process improvement, and public health finance. The Director works to increase the quality and impact of ASTHO leading collaborations and information-sharing across programs and by implementing strategic planning, financial management and performance improvement technical assistance. A significant amount of the Director's projects are concentrated in US Territories and Freely Associated States.

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Posted: 3/11/19

Research Associate/Trainer for Exoskeleton Ambulation

Position: Research Associate/Trainer for Exoskeleton Ambulation (3 openings)

Term: Open now, but hiring may take ~3 months. Through September 2020 with possible extension

Location: Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders (SCI/D) Center, VA Palo Alto Hospital, 3801 Miranda Avenue

Responsibilities: Participate in recruitment by use of electronic health records and communication with clinicians. Participate in screening activities. Primary activity is training research participants on using the exoskeleton for ambulation. Data collection and management. Follow-up / ongoing communication with clinical team and research participants. Reporting of adverse events. General project management.

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or MS/MA degree in relevant field including Biology, Human Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Biomechanical/Biomedical Engineering, etc.
  • Prior experience with adaptive sports or individuals with disabilities - desirable
  • Dedicated worker, creative thinker, problem-solver - essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - essential
  • Prior experience in a clinical setting, prior research experience - desirable
  • No experience needed with exoskeletons; position includes certification as a ReWalk trainer.

Salary: Range $49,940 - $62,245, Full-time. Federal benefits available. Federal [GS] pay scale, rate determined by degree and experience.

Contact: Jenny Kiratli, PhD; jenny.kiratli@va.gov; 650-493-5000 ext 65095

Please send resume and cover letter if interested.

Posted: 3/7/19

Assistant/Associate Professor in Epidemiology or Biostats

The Tufts University School of Medicine's (TUSM) Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We seek a collegial individual with formal training in Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics. with excellent communications skills, teaching experience, scholarship, and a penchant to work in a multidisciplinary university environment. The successful candidate is expected to enhance current epidemiology and biostatistics teaching and mentoring activities in the MD and MPH programs at TUSM, as well as the new online program in Health Informatics and Analytics. The faculty member will also develop an independent research program and participate in community and professional service appropriate to a university faculty member.

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Posted: 3/6/19

Nurse Practitioner

Organizational Summary:Envision a future where health disparities do not exist, where HIV transmission is extremely rare, and where people living with HIV have access to the medications and social support they need to live healthy, long lives. San Francisco AIDS Foundation has worked to create such a future since 1982 through education, advocacy, prevention, substance use health and supportive services. More than 25,000 people every year access free HIV testing and STI screening, harm reduction and syringe access and disposal, social support, education, and health navigation services. We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and creative problem-solvers to join our fight.

Position Overview: The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides advanced sexual health care and takes an active leadership role for the daily clinical operations of the Foundation, reporting to the Director of Nursing. The NP works under a clinical scope of practice with the VP of Medical Affairs.

This is a full-time position working four (4) 10-hour, rotating shifts per week, including Saturdays.

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Posted: 3/6/19

Senior Program Manager

Rise Up, a program of the Public Health Institute (PHI), is seeking a dynamic, innovative health professional to fill the role of Senior Program Manager. This individual will focus on managing our growing programs team and our programmatic monitoring and evaluation. This is an exciting new position that blends significant experience with international programs with knowledge and a passion for monitoring and evaluation.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 3/4/19

Program Manager II

Build Healthy Places Network, a program of the Public Health Institute, is seeking a Director of Field Building. This individual will ensure that the Network delivers high quality activities and content in line with its Field Building Strategy nationally, including; Communications work to identify promising practices and curate resources for work at the intersection of community development and health, create tools for effective cross-sector collaboration, share effective practices online and in presentations and training; Engagement work to reach out to new audiences in the health and community development sectors, work with state and national initiatives to increase cross-sector connections; and Surveillance & Learning work to stay abreast of current needs, issues, and innovations through engagement with communities and experts in the field, produce analyses and synthesis documents/products, and build high level support for cross-sector work.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 3/4/19

Program Associate I

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a full-time Program Associate with experience in public health, nutrition, physical activity, or wellness. This individual will provide program support to the national Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) technical support grant, under an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and SNAP-Ed projects in California and the Southeast Region of the United States.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement activities in support of the program, including implementation of work plan activities, identifying best practices in community engagement and health equity interventions
  • Develop external communications, such as emails, newsletters and briefing documents
  • Coordinates trainings and conference logistics, both in-person and virtual meetings
  • Develops and manages relationships with relevant partners
  • Contribute to presentations, trainings, and resource development
  • Tracks work plan progress and assist in the completion of activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Posted: 3/4/19

Grants and Projects Analyst I

The contractual Grants and Projects Analyst I (GPA I) is a full-time contracted position with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health; Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Section located in Carson City, Nevada. Staff will support the Nevada Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) at 0.6 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) and will have responsibility for specific day-to-day management of elements of the PRAMS grant. In addition, the position will support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program and MCAH fiscal section at FTE .4.

Compensation is hourly at $21.94 per hour. Working in conjunction with the PRAMS Lead Project Coordinator, the GPA I will play a key role in fulfilling the following:

  • Participate in overall management of PRAMS
  • Participate in CDC site visits, training programs, and workshops
  • Help train and supervise PRAMS staff, including telephone interviewer training, PIDS training, and human subjects training
  • Act as the liaison between Nevada (including the Project Director and the Steering Committee) and CDC in matters relating to PRAMS on an ongoing basis.

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Posted: 2/27/19

Research Scientist

The Public Health Institute's Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) is seeking a full-time Research Scientist I for work in nutrition, physical activity, and wellness research and policy. CWN focuses on assisting adults and youth, and particularly members of underserved, low-income populations, to become aware of and adept at using pathways and tools to achieve and enhance their physical, mental, and social well-being so that they thrive throughout life. And, CWN works to build capacity for leadership in communities and institutions to address the social determinants of health.

Under general oversight by the Research and Evaluation Manager, this position will exercise judgment in selecting quantitative and qualitative data analytic approaches, completing analyses, and interpreting results. The successful candidate will lead process, formative, outcome, and impact evaluation studies which may include participatory action research/community engagement projects; Policy, Systems, and Environmental change evaluations; evaluations of health-education interventions; and other evaluation projects, as required.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Bid & Proposal Specialist II

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is hiring a Bid and Proposal Specialist II to provide pre-award bid and proposal services to over 75 principal investigators for grant and contract applications to federal, state and other agencies. This individual will be a key part of an efficient 4-6 person team, and will assist with the preparation, review, and submittal of grant and contract applications.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work and various programs visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is hiring a Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal to direct, organize and manage PHI's grant and contract applications to federal and state agencies and foundation funders; submissions that result in $100M+ in annual revenue. Additionally, this individual will supervise, support and engage PHI's Development Specialists who assist with the preparation, review, and submittal of grant and contract applications.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section

POSITION TITLE: Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

COMPENSATION: $19-24/hour; Based on Experience - contractual position

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section, Tobacco Control Program (TCP) is seeking a part- or full-time, Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator. This contract position is in the DPBH Carson City, Nevada office. This position will oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of a grant program using youth advocates and data collectors to provide surveillance and engagement of tobacco retailers. The Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator will be the lead in managing subgrants and contracts, as well as collaborating with other tobacco control partners. The candidate should have the educational background to be able to develop evaluation and data analysis skills, as well as grant writing and monitoring, and program management skills. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, public health, or a related field is preferred, but not required.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop tobacco merchant training tailored for Nevada
  • Attend community meetings and events pertaining to youth advocacy and inform stakeholders of findings
  • Research policy and statutes regarding the sale of tobacco and youth access to tobacco products
  • Coordinate efforts with the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention, local health authorities, tribal partners, and rural coalitions
  • Communicate with stakeholders regarding the progress of the grant project
  • Grant writing, monitoring, and fiscal oversight for a part of the Substance Abuse Block Grant and other youth prevention components of grants that are under purview of the Tobacco Control Program
  • Collect information to compile statistics about retail assessments and surveys and draft regular reports on the progress of youth prevention efforts
  • Create and design materials to support preventing youth from accessing tobacco including resources to facilitate employing retail strategies
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Scheduled graduation from an accredited four-year college or university by June 2019
  • Previous experience either performing or assisting in the planning, coordinating or administering of a program/project
  • Operating a computer to effectively input, retrieve, and manipulate data; basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office
  • Researching and analyzing policies, procedures, and rules
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Background check and fingerprinting required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, public health, or a related field
  • Professional or intern experience with community outreach and health education
  • Previous experience in grant writing and monitoring
  • Previous experience developing online trainings
  • Interest in social and health policy and/or health issues
  • Demonstrated experience in youth or young adult grassroots organizing skills including education, outreach, and community mobilization
  • Excellent personal organization skills, ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks, and prioritize and use time effectively
  • Experience in group training and program development

DELIVERABLES:

  • All grant reporting required by the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention
  • Development, implementation, and documentation of merchant training
  • Collaborative meetings with subgrantees and key partners to improve and further develop merchant training
  • Policy research and model language recommendations promoting youth tobacco and substance use prevention and tobacco retailer education
  • Quarterly and annual reports
  • Retailer education outreach campaign
  • Meaningful contacts with tobacco retailers and community partners in Nevada

Interested candidates send your resume and cover letter to: David Olsen, dolsen@health.nv.gov, (775) 684-4237

Posted: 2/15/19

Case Manager and Outreach Counselor

Location: San Francisco

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Case Manager (CM) conducts one-on-one case management sessions with formerly homeless youth residing in a (18-month) transitional housing program. The CM builds and maintains non-judgmental, supportive relationships with youth, guides them to appropriate referral resources, and advocates for their care. Most importantly the CM accepts youth exactly the way they are and allows them to set their own goals at their own pace.

The CM will develop and uphold individualized plans made collaboratively with the participants to stabilize and improve their lives and guide them to permanent exits from homelessness. All of HYA's work is trauma-informed, culturally competent and is supportive and not punitive.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Outreach Counselor will work collaboratively with therapists from the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy in a innovative new mobile program. The OC will conduct street-based outreach and recruitment to youth experiencing homelessness to build relationships and seek to address and provide mental health care support on the spot. The team will travel to different locations daily to connect with youth in the places they live and hang out. Private sessions will be held in a van converted to accommodate youth in a private and confidential counseling space that is warm and inviting.

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Posted: 2/14/19

California Program Manager

$70,000 - $85,000 a year

Location: San Francisco, CA

Organization Description: Transitions Clinic Network(TCN) supports a national network of medical homes for individuals with chronic diseases recently released from incarceration. Founded on the idea that the people closest to the problem are also closest to the solution, each clinic that adopts the Transitions Clinic Network program employs a community health worker (CHW) with a history of incarceration as part of the primary care team. Developed in San Francisco in 2006, TCN has supported sites in 11 states and Puerto Rico in implementing the TCN program.

TCN provides technical assistance and training to health systems including providers and CHWs, creates a forum for sharing best practices, promotes quality improvement and supports program evaluation. TCN strives to amplify the voice of those impacted by incarceration and mitigate some of the long-lasting harms of mass incarceration.

Position Summary: The California Program Manager (CPM) will act as the lead in an initiative to expand the TCN program to up to 25 new primary care sites throughout California. The CPM works both independently and collaboratively with the full TCN team of physicians, evaluators and CHW's as well as with a range of external stakeholders.

The California Program Manager (CPM) will lead the effort to recruit, develop and operationalize this statewide expansion.

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Posted: 2/14/19

HIV Program Supervisor

A successful outpatient medical center in the San Francisco Bay Area is now hiring for a HIV Program Supervisor to join their social services leadership team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a local non-profit organization making a meaningful impact on the community.

This non-profit health center provides affordable, high-quality medical care out of four facilities and a mobile medical clinic. This beloved community institution offers a diverse range of services including Women's Health, Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Prenatal Services, Geriatric Care, HIV Care, Acupuncture, Community Education, and more.

Reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services, the HIV Program Supervisor will oversee the HIV Care Coordinators, HIV Case Managers, Client Services Advocate, and other employees. The HIV Program Supervisor will oversee the HIV testing program and collaborate with other Program Supervisors to target at-risk populations.

In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the program, the HIV Program Supervisor will contribute to grant management and write quarterly and annual reports to support grant funding. The HIV Program Supervisor will also participate in the interview process for new grant-funded positions and make recommendations for hire.

Tucked along the Northern California Coast in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, this coveted community has it all. Breathtaking state parks and beaches, a thriving culinary scene, and top-notch schools make this the ideal place to make your next home whether you prefer the city or a quiet tree-lined street.

This stable, respected community medical center is prepared to offer the qualified HIV Program Supervisor a full-time position with a full suite of benefits. The HIV Program Supervisor will benefit from serving the community in a fulfilling, mission-driven environment.

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(posted 2/5/19)

Research Associate in Health Services Research

The Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System is searching for a Research Health Science Specialist to manage and coordinate all aspects of health services research projects.

Tasks associated with the position include:

  • administration duties, such as regulatory documents and reports
  • project monitoring and documentation
  • budgets and other aspects of project coordination
  • grant proposal development
  • collaborate with diverse staff on multiple projects
  • manage multiple research projects at one time

Experience required for the position:

  • Master's Degree in the field such as public health, health services, health economics, health policy or biostatistics with two or more years experience as a research assistant or project coordinator,

OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in the field such as public health, health services, health economics, health policy orbiostatistics with five or more years experience as a research assistant.

AND

  • At least 1 course in statistics, as demonstrated on the transcript
  • At least 1 course in research methods, research design, epidemiology, or econometrics, as demonstrated on the transcript
  • Advanced writing abilities to write for top-tier scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences

Starting salary $73,905

Must be a US citizen

Please send a brief cover letter (1-page, max) and Curriculum Vitae to Jennifer Smith ( Jennifer.S.Smith@va.gov )

(posted 2/4/19)

Epidemiologist

Incumbents in this position will have advanced knowledge and skill in epidemiology in order to coordinate and independently conduct or lead studies or projects relating to the occurrence of disease or other health conditions or events in defined populations. Incumbents independently coordinate and perform disease control and prevention studies including surveillance, observation, hypothesis testing, analytical research and experiments to determine cause and source or trends of disease and other health-related events.

Essential Functions:

  • Work on surveillance outbreaks and provide backup for investigations.
  • Plans and manages projects and/or programs. Writes (or discusses) project/program plan(s),
    recommendation(s) and/or finding(s).
  • Organizes and conducts surveys and/or studies.
  • Collects data and reviews research materials, determines accuracy and validity of sources and
    appropriateness for use.
  • Facilitates the use of research data to improve existing programs and utilization of resources
  • Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and/or makes
    recommendations.
  • Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates
    decisions.
  • Identify data and information which suggest developing patterns of problems or complaints, from
    which general or specific trends and patterns can be discerned, suggesting a need for further
    investigation.

(posted 2/4/19)

  • Writes or drafts technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or
    analysis.
  • Develops educational materials and speaks to state or community groups.
  • Answers technical questions regarding data, trends or results from studies.
  • Conducts field investigations and/or research.
  • Lead or delegate work assignments, monitor/review quality of work, and provide technical
    assistance or training.

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Research Program Director (Academic Program Professional 2)

The Center for Population Health Sciences mission is to advance the understanding of social, environmental, and behavioral influences. The OCE is the home within the Center for Population Health Sciences for building innovative models of engagement.

We strive to:

  • foster meaningful community partnerships in the local area
  • develop a cadre of faculty, trainees, students, and community partners equipped with skills to address real-word problems
  • impacting local communities and vulnerable populations, and
  • facilitate the design and implementation of research that promotes population health and health equity.

The OCE is seeking a Research Program Director to develop and administer OCE-led research projects and the community-engagement technical assistance and services program. This position will be an integral member of the OCE team and will be expected to be a team leader for a variety of OCE research activities.

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(posted 1/28/19)

Management Analyst II (Contracted)

The Bureau for Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention (BBHWP) located within the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health manages several grants that provide funding for community providers to implement programs related to substance use disorders, treatment, prevention, mental health and behavioral health programs, housing programs, and neonatal abstinence programs.

The BBHWP is currently seeking a full-time Management Analyst II. The Management Analyst II will conduct a variety of studies, research and analysis of management and administrative areas such as budgeting and financial analysis (versus bookkeeping); departmental operations such as forms, policies and workflow; legislative analysis; management research; and statistical and informational analysis. Incumbents make recommendations and assist in or implement new or revised procedures and systems.

Duties

Under limited supervision, incumbents perform all or part of the duties and responsibilities described in the series concept. Management Analyst II's perform difficult assignments related to budgets, programs, research and drafting legislation. Positions at this level may supervise professional, technical and administrative support personnel. This class is distinguished from the Management Analyst I class based upon the independence in performing assigned duties.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, finance, social sciences, mathematics or related field and two years of professional experience in the research, development, evaluation or revision of programs, organizations, methods or procedures; OR one year of experience as a Management Analyst I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience on a year-for-year basis.

Classification

This is a contracted position through a temporary employment agency. Contracted employees are provided with a computer and email.

Salary

The salary is $23.84 hourly.

Contact

Interested candidates contact Raul Martinez, at ramartinez@health.nv.gov.

(posted 1/16/19)

Health Education Specialist

A Health Education Specialist is recruited and hired by the Nevada Public Health Foundation's (NPHF) Executive Director and reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director. The Health Education Specialist develops and delivers educational and outreach materials, training, and presentations to support the goals and objectives of the Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (NCLPPP): a) strengthen blood lead level testing, b) strengthen population based interventions, and c) strengthen the process to identify lead exposed children and linkage to service. The NCLPPP is a grant funded program for up to three years. Continued employment past the duration of the grant is dependent on continued funding or additional funding obtained by NPHF for another public health education program.

Duties

  • Research. Gain subject matter expertise on lead exposure, health related effects, stakeholders, and systems in place for responding to exposure. Performs literature reviews, conducts focus groups and surveys, and performs other research tasks as assigned or to develop specific educational materials and programs. Tracks baseline data on lead exposure related and grant objectives progress.
  • Education Materials and Programs. Develops educational materials on lead poisoning/exposed children and other Foundation programs tailored for targeted audiences: presentations, mass communication campaigns, and outreach events. Delivers educational outreach and training for environmental and lead workforce, partners, communities, and other stakeholders. Recommends educational programs and products to improve the Foundation's objective of marketing healthy communities.
  • Instruction. Develops instructional materials, visual aids, and graphics presentations, teaches, obtains continuing education credits (if applicable), and performs all administrative duties for classes on public health topics.
  • Marketing. Develops and disseminates social media and mass communications marketing materials and campaigns. Participates in outreach events and opportunities to strengthen population based interventions. Collects information on potential consumers, compiles databases, oversees distribution of products, and keeps records of educational product recipients and contacts.
  • Collaborates with Outside Organizations: Works with organizations outside the Foundation to strengthen and improve educational programs, linkage to services, to assist connecting lead exposed children to services, and achieve mutual goals pertaining to Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program through public health education. Coordinate with providers and stakeholders to ensure high-risk individuals receive education and are connected to services.
  • Other Duties as Assigned: Performs other duties as assigned by management to improve performance of the Foundation and its programs.

Qualifications

The Health Education Specialist should be an individual who is creative, has a strong desire to communicate important information to other people, and is interested in developing a career in public health. The Health Information Manager must:

  • Be committed to the Nevada Public Health Foundation's mission, enthusiastic about contributing to its programs, and a team player with staff.
  • Be committed to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention grant-funded program.
  • Be committed to subject matter expertise of lead poisoning, services for lead exposed children, and systems in place directly related to subject matter expertise.
  • Have an understanding and ability for working with diversity and serving diverse populations in rural Northern Nevada.
  • Must possess above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be willing to accept delegated decision-making responsibility pertaining to assigned work.
  • Be able to perform each essential duty mentioned in job description satisfactorily
  • Must have a solid understanding and competent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, and media software programs.
  • Must be a self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work effectively with little supervision and as a team member.
  • Must be able to engage professionally with a variety of sectors: i.e., public officials, representatives of state and local government, the workforce, medical providers and staff, parents, teens, social workers, etc.

The position requires a bachelor's degree and one year full-time experience in public health, health, education, social services/sciences, or any related area, or any comparable combination of education and experience. Some travel is required as the program serves Northern Nevada communities and the primary partner is in Las Vegas. Position is located in Carson City, NV. Estimated working hours are Monday through Friday for up to 40 hours/full time. Some weekends and evening required. Bi-Lingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Submit your resume and cover letter to Rota Rosaschi, Executive Director, at rota@nphf.org.

(posted 1/16/19)

Administrative Assistant III - Full-Time

The Bureau for Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention (BBHWP) located within the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health manages several grants that provide funding for community providers to implement programs related to substance use disorders, treatment, prevention, mental health and behavioral health programs, housing programs, and neonatal abstinence programs.


The BBHWP is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant III. The Administrative Assistant II performs a wide variety of clerical, secretarial, and administrative duties. The incumbent will be responsible for scheduling conference rooms onsite and offsite, and arranging meetings for various boards and councils. Emphasis is placed on taking notes and transcribing minutes in a timely manner from audio recordings. The incumbent must possess excellent writing, grammar, and spelling skills. The incumbent must possess intermediate skills with Microsoft Office primarily with Word, Excel, and Outlook. The incumbent must have the ability to handle multiple tasks with ease; greet visitors via telephone or in person with poise; and can interface with staff throughout the Division.

Duties

Receive, review, approve or deny applications and requests for program services; make initial eligibility determinations; contact applicants for additional information and clarification as required; explain reasons for ineligibility, program regulations and requirements.

Screen the manager's calls, assessing the relative importance of each call; respond to requests for information; defuse irate clients/callers who may have been referred by lower level staff; take detailed messages concerning issues of significance to the agency; schedule and attend meetings with external entities; prepare agendas and action items; transcribe and distribute written summaries or minutes.
Coordinate communications between the manager and other professional and administrative staff both within and outside the work unit; receive and relay sensitive information related to agency activities, personnel and clientele; provide explanations regarding established policies and procedures.

Prepare reports which summarize financial and statistical information related to the work unit's budget, accounts, activities, program clientele and operations; advise management of unusual trends, funding levels and expenditures; assist with budget development by compiling information to support projected expenditures in specific areas such as operating costs, travel costs and staff development.
Review documents prepared by others for program compliance; identify discrepancies, resolve problems and provide guidance to lower level staff; authorize and approve documents within assigned parameters.

Develop, design, install and maintain multiple Web pages and/or Web sites of significant size, scope and complexity; resolve design conflicts; monitor Web site performance and overall integrity; prepare, implement and enforce Web site administrator procedures; provide Web site maintenance, repair and recovery; develop backup and recovery documents.

Compose documents and materials including correspondence, memoranda, reports, charts and other items in support of program and agency operations; provide and explain information including applicable rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures; distribute materials to concerned parties according to established distribution lists or on an as-needed basis.

Research information from a variety of internal and external sources including the Internet for projects which may include unique purchases; identify sources of information and communicate with vendors and others concerning technical aspects of the project/purchase; evaluate and compare information; report findings to the supervisor.

Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of progressively responsible relevant work experience which included experience in one or more of the following areas: maintenance of complex records and files; public/customer relations including explaining detailed policies, regulations and requirements; preparation and processing of financial and statistical documents such as payroll, travel, claims and budgeting forms; and assisting staff and management with projects and activities; OR one year of experience as an Administrative Assistant II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Classification

This is a contracted position through a temporary employment agency. Contracted employees are provided with a computer and email.

Salary

The salary is $17.11 hourly.

(posted 1/16/19)

Health Program Specialist II - Full-Time

The Bureau for Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention (BBHWP) located within the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health manages several grants that provide funding for community providers to implement programs related to substance use disorders, treatment, prevention, mental health and behavioral health programs, housing programs, and neonatal abstinence programs.

The BBHWP is currently seeking a full-time Health Program Specialist II to develop, implement and evaluate recipients of the Partnership for Success (PFS) grant. The PFS grant is to establish prevention infrastructure of community coalitions to address underage drinking among persons ages 9-20.

Duties

Responsible for program evaluation, to prepare funding requests and monitor expenditures; assist in preparing budgets; prepare grant applications to secure and maintain funding including writing and amending program descriptions and compiling required financial data; participate in planning and needs assessments for future funding cycles; develop, prepare and administer agreements and contracts as required; prepare and submit narrative and statistical reports related to program activities as required.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health science, behavioral science or closely related field.


Classification

This is a contracted position through a temporary employment agency. Contracted employees are provided with a computer and email.

Salary

The salary is $26.02 hourly.

(posted 1/16/19)

The Unintentional Injury Prevention Specialist in the Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is fully accountable and independently responsible for technical consultation and advisory services for Alaska Injury Prevention Programs focusing within one or more public health injury prevention specialty areas.

  • Preventing falls;
  • Bike and pedestrian safety;
  • Drowning prevention;
  • Poison control.

To learn more about all of the programs in the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, please visit our website at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/default.aspx.

Under the direction of the Injury Prevention Coordinator, the job duties of this position include:

  • Serve as a technical consultant and specialist for internal and external programs, sections, divisions, and partners.
  • Provide consultation and assistance to partners to increase their ability to interpret and utilize surveillance data for program planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Provide consultation, training, and technical assistance to a variety of public, private, military, nonprofit, local service provider agencies, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies on evidence-based public health intervention strategies for unintentional injury prevention.
  • Remain current and expand expertise by continuously reviewing scientific literature and research.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluation such as needs assessments, literature reviews, and assessments to interpret and summarize in presentations or reports for public health and policy recommendations. This will include developing systems to collect,analyze and report epidemiological, medical, and clinical data from complex medical documentation from Medicaid/Medicare, health records, and other identified sources.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to statewide surveillance system coordinators to interpret and utilize surveillance data for program planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Lead in the design, development and implementation of new and innovative population-based strategies and programs to determine effectiveness, appropriateness, and feasibility of large-scale implementation in Alaska.
  • Monitor and identify disparities in surveillance and evaluation results, and communicate them to internal and external partners
  • Identify broad specialty area training needs and delivery methods across a variety of settings and sectors, including but not limited to health systems, schools, early childhood education settings, community professionals, and worksite leaders statewide.
  • Prepare or collaborate with others to prepare funding applications to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other funding agencies, submit progress reports, serve as a point of contact for funding agencies.
  • Provide input and consultation on strategic planning by recommending intervention strategies that address priority populations and the general public.

Link to posting and application

Tari O'Connor, MSW / Section Chief / Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Alaska Division of Public Health / 3601 C St. Suite 722, Anchorage, AK 99503

P: 907.269.8032 / F: 907.269.5446 / E: teresa.oconnor@alaska.gov

http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/default.aspx

(Posted: 1/10/19)