Posts Tagged ‘Community Outreach’

Family Assessment Worker (Kingston, NY)

August 15th, 2014

Ulster County Healthy Families, a program of the Institute for Family Health (Kingston, NY), is looking for a new member to join our dynamic home visiting team as a Family Assessment Worker. Family Assessment Workers meet with families in their homes throughout Ulster County and conduct in-depth interviews to assess families’ needs and make appropriate referrals to area services and programs.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Fully bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • High school diploma and 2 years relevant experience required; Bachelors’ degree in a related field preferred
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a reliable vehicle. Applicant must be willing to travel within Ulster County as part of the work day (mileage reimbursement is provided).
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend work
  • Regular outreach to local agencies and attendance at community events

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish trusting relationships with families
  • Gather information through reflective listening and excellent communication skills
  • Show respect and sensitivity for families, regardless of their cultural, racial, sexual, gender or ethnic identities
  • Work effectively in diverse home environments
  • Identify community resources for families in Ulster County
  • Maintain participant confidentiality and set appropriate boundaries with families
  • Complete and submit required documentation in a timely manner
  • Be self-sufficient and work independently
  • Maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor
  • Work as a supportive member of a collaborative team

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is celebrated and welcomed!

Please contact Helena Costakis, Human Resources Generalist. Please email your cover letter and resume to kaponte@institute2000.org for interest regarding this Kingston, NY position.

 

Community Health Worker Supervisor (Poughkeepsie, NY)

August 6th, 2014

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Supervisor for the Maternal and Child populations program (Poughkeepsie, NY) manages the day-to-day functions of the program. The CHW Supervisor supervises program staff and students and provides concrete, supportive, and clinical services to patients. The CHW Supervisor ensures program compliance with regulatory and agency policy, procedures utilization, and productivity benchmarks.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervises program staff; schedules and directs work, performs orientation, training, and quality assurance activities, recommends personnel actions such as selection, evaluation, promotion, etc. Identifies service, training and personnel needs within the program.Develops and promotes new programs to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to meet patient needs
  • Assists, develops, and participates in quality assurance activities to promote high quality, comprehensive, and effective patient care
  • Participates and attends community meetings and conferences and conducts trainings
  • Assists with the implementations and evaluations of department and program goals/objectives
  • Educates staff regarding psychosocial issues related to patient care

Position Requirements:

  • LMSW candidates only
  • Management experience is required
  • Must have community health experience
  • Must have a strong knowledge of community resources and working with diverse and under-served populations
  • Must have good writing and excellent computer skills

This is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth with an expanding organization. This positions offers opportunities for advancement, student teaching, and research and publishing for interested candidates. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and WELCOME diversity. Please contact Helena Costakis, Human Resources Generalist. Please email your cover letter and resume to kaponte@institute2000.org with interest regarding this Poughkeepsie, NY position.

Clinical Research Coordinator I

June 9th, 2014

Location:  Manhattan and The Bronx

Summary of Position: Working closely with the Project Manager and project staff in conjunction with the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Evidence and Policy, the Clinical Research Coordinator I will work on a genetics and genomics research study testing the implementation of EMR-enabled genetic risk information in primary care clinics in Manhattan and the Bronx. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how providing genetic risk information to clinicians and their patients can help lower risk of chronic kidney disease and end stage renal failure in patients who suffer from hypertension. The research coordinator will also participate in the recruitment and consent of study participants into a research biorepository which serves as single resource for enterprise-wide clinical data mining for clinical and translational.

Tasks will include, but not limited to:

  • Assisting in the daily activities of the research study.
  • Leading recruitment activities in outpatient clinical settings.
  • Obtaining informed consent.
  • Collecting, maintaining and organizing study information using electronic databases.
  • Administering in-person surveys as well as collecting clinical information such as participant heights, weights and blood pressure.
  • Corresponding with study participants by telephone to schedule appointments and reminder calls for follow-up data collection.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clinic personnel at study recruitment sites.
  • Assisting in preparing study-related documents and maintaining study files.
  • Conducting literature searches and assisting in grant submissions and dissemination of study findings as needed.
  • Phlebotomy (training will be provided).
  • Willingness to travel across study sites in Harlem and the Bronx.

 Education: Bachelor’s degree (BS, BA, etc.)  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Previous clinical research experience ; Proficiency in Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access) required; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Highly attentive to detail and very organized; Have a genuine interest in community health and health disparities research; prior experience working in urban communities highly preferred. Full-time; flexible schedule is required, with some evenings and weekends possible.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with minimum salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, The Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011, Fax: (212) 620-0688, E-mail: hresource@institute2000.org

Nurse HIV Care Manager

May 23rd, 2014

Location:        Manhattan

Position Summary:   The Care Manager works as part of an interdisciplinary team to assist patients in medication adherence and self management and to track patients at risk of or lost to follow up. The Care Manager will work collaboratively with members of the health care team throughout the organization. The Care Manager will be responsible for maintaining lists of HIV patients and preventive care and working with patients around risk reduction and behavior changes.

The care manager uses HIV registry and maintains spreadsheet of care of HIV Patients, tracks identified medical indicators to ensure that patients are receiving lab work, screenings, and specialty referrals as indicated by New York State clinical guidelines and HIVQUAL. The CM also tracks referrals for services via Electronic Health Records and follow up to determine if patient kept appointment and request consult report; addresses medication adherence by assessing at every visit and providing education, counseling and support when adherence issues are identified; assesses sexual and substance use risk behaviors at every visit and provides education, counseling and referrals as appropriate. The Care Manager provides in-clinic Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) to patients. The Care manager also participates in departmental CQI projects and PDSA cycles, and provides monthly statistical reports to administration, in addition to other duties.

Education:     LPN, or RN

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of computers and data entry experience a plus. Candidate must have the ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred, but not required.

Licenses/Certifications:   Valid NYS nursing license; current BCLS, Infection Control, and Child Abuse Certificate

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to:  HR Department – The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY  10011; Fax:  (212) 620-0688; E-mail:  hresource@institute2000.org

 

Care Navigator

April 2nd, 2014

LOCATION:  Downstate Multi-Locations

POSITION SUMMARY:   Care navigators will ensure the execution of support service plans by accompanying patients to medical appointments, providing psychosocial support and psycho-education, and maintaining patient’s access to entitlement benefits, health education, conducting home visits, and community outreach, as well as ensuring engagement of obtaining health home consents.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, preferred. Bachelor’s in Psychology, Human Services or Sociology with experience (Preferred) High School Diploma

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Knowledge of programs and services in the New York City area Ability to write professional reports and correspondence. Ability to work independently and as part of a team Knowledge of health care Ability to identify resources and utilize problem solving skills in order to meet patient’s individual needs Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent time management and organizational skills Knowledge of computers, data entry experience a plus. Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred.

TO APPLY:  Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with salary requirements to : HR Department The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor New York, NY  10011 Fax: (212) 620-0688  Email: hresource@institute2000.org

Practice Administrator

February 14th, 2014

Location:  Mt. Hope, New York

Position Summary: The Practice Administrator provides leadership in the smooth operation of the practices to enhance the management of patient visits in the fulfillment of the mission of the Institute. The Practice Administrator performs clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks, special projects to evaluate methods and procedures for processing work or improving operating efficiency/effectiveness of the practice. The Practice Administrator also oversees and resolves problems relating to practice systems including appointments, registration, physician referrals, medical records; resolves problems relating to practice systems; compiles and reports monthly practice statistics; analyzes all aspects of practice operations to identify areas for improvement. Develops and implements strategies for their resolution with the Medical Director, Nurse Manager, and Departmental Administrator.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.  Masters Degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Five (5) years of relevant experience, where at least three (3) of those years were in a comparable health care setting. Demonstrated computer skills, including but not limited to Veryss/PCN, Excel, and MS Word organizational, communication, and scheduling skill; experience in supervisory and leadership roles.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, The Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011; Fax: (212) 620-0688; E-mail: hresource@institute2000.org

Patient Navigator

November 13th, 2013

Location:       Bronx, NY

Position Summary:

The Patient Navigator works as part of interdisciplinary team to help HIV positive patients address personal and environmental difficulties which negatively affect treatment adherence. They will ensure the execution of support service plans by accompanying patients to medical appointments, providing psychosocial support and psycho education, and maintaining patient’s access to entitlement benefits. Additional responsibilities include the provision of health education, and conducting home visits when necessary. Patient navigator will provide case management to address patient’s individual needs as they pertain to treatment adherence, including but limited to transportation to medical appointments and childcare. This is a SEIU 1199 union position.

Education:    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, preferred.  BA in Psychology, Human Services or Sociology

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Minimum one year experience; knowledge of HIV programs and services in the New York City area, extensive knowledge of health care and health care applications; proficiency with computers and data entry; ability to identify resources and utilize problem solving skills in order to meet patient’s individual needs; ability to write professional reports and correspondence. Patient Navigator works independently and as part of a team; excellent interpersonal skills and excellent time management and organizational skills.  Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to:  HR Department – The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY  10011; Fax:  (212) 620-0688; E-mail:  hresource@institute2000.org