Study Coordinator

Job ID
2019-12533
Campus
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date
7 months ago(12/19/2019 1:13 PM)
Employee Classification
Exempt
Department
Family and Social Medicine
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Work with Program Manager/Co-Project Director (PM) to support implementation of the Bronx Healthy Start components and initiatives, including the development of new marketing tools, event tracking and planning efforts, sub-contractors and staffs, and partner network development.
  2. Assist with data collection, analysis, and cleaning; perform regular audits to ensure that the data collected from the sub-contractors and other partnership sites are complete and accurate, and that the services being provided that maintain the highest fidelity to those outlined in the Healthy Start proposal and congruent with HRSA’s grantee benchmarks
  3. Develop appropriate progress reports on the initiatives for the PM, and the Healthy Start partners. Ensure that adverse events, programmatic problems, and protocol deviations are submitted to the PM when appropriate.
  4. Arrange meetings of Bronx Healthy Start partners (e.g., face-to-face, teleconference, and mixed), circulate meeting agendas, prepare and circulate minutes, and maintain historical records for preparing annual, quarterly, and monthly reports.
  5. Represent the Partnership at internal and external academic meetings and community events. Act as a liaison to project partners to discuss new educational and counseling initiatives that could be implemented.
  6. Assist PM in recruiting and introducing new partners to Bronx Healthy Start Partnership and Community Action Network (CAN) events
  7. Assist PM with preparation of grant proposals (new and competing renewals as well as related and complementary initiatives) to support initiatives, such as the FIMR, Doula collaborative, collective impact, and work of the CAN.
  8. Assist in maintaining the Healthy Start website and social media pages and other promotional materials.   
  9. Oversee the development and coordination of training seminars for staff and/or community partners as it relates to Healthy Start and MCH benchmarks, and curricula. Collective Impact Model, and in continuous quality improvement for achieving the program goals and social support services.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree required with 2-4 years of related experience in field of community health, maternal and child health, health education, or public health. Master’s Degrees preferred. 
  2. Clinical and/or health education certification (e.g., SOPHE, etc.) also preferred.
  3. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software and have the ability to apply technology to resolve problems.  Experience with on-line webinar software preferred.
  4. Must demonstrate understanding of applications of statistical software and ability to discuss and critique Healthy Start community data and to follow-up evaluation data analysis.
  5. Outstanding interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, judgment, initiative, and attention to detail are essential. Must be able manage competing priorities while supporting the sub-contractors and  partners.
  6. Can be relied upon to ensure that activities within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget
  7. Observe project goals and timelines and reviews progress at defined intervals.
  8. Ability to work well in a team setting and independently is essential.
  9. Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and physical abilities.

ABOUT US

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.

 

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

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.

 

We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

 

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.  

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