Scope of Responsibility
Position will require some experience in planning, implementing, organizing, overseeing, or administering a community service, human service, health promotion initiative or health program.
Position will provide support to sub-contractors and consultants and faculty members. Three subcontracts including 2 FQHCs [Bronx Community Health Network/BCHN and Morris Heights Health Center/MHHC] and the New York Academy of Medicine. Healthy Start consultants and faculty will be content experts delivering a specific educational service and facilitating events and activities.
Position will liaise with Bronx Healthy Start Partnership and public health agencies (e.g., DOHMH, etc.) and interact with FQHC Healthy Start program staff on a daily-to-weekly basis.
Position will collaborate and interface with other Maternal Child Health Home Visiting and other family support programs in the Bronx. The Coordinator will offer support to and participate in the Partnerships’ monthly teleconferences and quarterly partnership meetings.
Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
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Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
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The Study Coordinator for the Bronx Healthy Start Partnership-Albert Einstein College of Medicine will work to ensure quality and integrity of the implementation of the Healthy Start Program and its various initiatives and required data collection and reporting, and community and stakeholder engagement. The incumbent will have the ability to provide leadership, work on initiatives to support the MCH benchmarks, and other efforts that will grow and strengthen the partner network. Knowledge is required of maternal-infant health, infant and child development, prenatal and postpartum care, parent-child interactions and relationships, services for the 0-3 age population, and the dynamics of child abuse and neglect; and experience with reflective practice and with health and social services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision to culturally diverse communities/families. The Study Coordinator works closely with all Healthy Start professional and support staff and identifies barriers and develops plans for corrective action where Healthy Start Benchmarks are not met.
The Bronx Healthy Start Partnership is an initiative to eliminate disparities in perinatal health. This program is grant funded by the federal Health Services and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services. This national program aims to address the following goals: a) reduce infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes and disparities by 1) improving women’s health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving Collective Impact. 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation. Therefore, our sub-contractors will focus on a) efforts to improve the health of women before, during, and after pregnancy; b) outreach and enrollment in health insurance coverage; c) coordination and facilitation of access to health care services; d) removing barriers and support for prevention, including clinical preventive services, inter-conceptional health, and health promotion; e) assistance with reproductive life planning; and f) focusing on prevention and health promotion (e.g. breastfeeding, immunization, safe sleep, family planning, smoking cessation, and use of the evidence-based, standardized curricula, Partners for a Healthy Baby).
This position requires excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to prioritize and manage time. The Study Coordinator must have the ability to handle confidential information and be tactful in giving and receiving such information. This data driven program requires typing, data entry, strong organizational skills, consistently meeting deadlines, and good stress management/self-care skills. The Study Coordinator will exhibit leadership and collaborative skills.