Tuesday, December 13, 2016

POPULATION HEALTH OFFICER, QUALITY INITIATIVES

Organization: Housing Works
Location: New York, NY, United States
Eligible Citizenship: All Non-US Citizens
Application Code: US14-Int
Job Function: Database Management / Data Analysis / Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement
Issue Area: HIV / AIDS, Homelessness

About

Housing Works, a nonprofit founded in 1990 to combat the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS in New York City, has served over 25,000 New Yorkers since its inception. Housing Works provides housing, care management, primary care, job training, preventative services and outreach, legal support, and various other supportive services to over 5,500 people every year. In addition to providing direct services, Housing Works engages in direct action and political advocacy aimed at changing laws and systems that negatively impact the populations we serve.  

Position Overview

The Adult Day Health Program at Housing Works provides nursing, nutrition, mental health and social work support in an outpatient setting to individuals living with HIV and other comorbid conditions (diabetes, hypertension, addiction, mental health issues) with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing hospitalization and other costly inpatient stays. 
The Population Health Officer, Quality Initiatives will work directly with program staff (Social Work, Nursing, IT) to coordinate the various quality management activities already in place, create reports and presentations summarizing quality management activities and outcomes, and will help identify additional opportunities measuring quality outcomes. This position will report to and receive support from the department Vice President, and will also have the support of quality management staff from other departments. Other possible goals may include working with the Marketing Department to incorporate clinical outcomes into promotional marketing materials. 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate bimonthly meetings to monitor progress on quality management activities
  • Collect and aggregate quality data for monthly program report
  • Collaborate with program clinical staff to identify reporting metrics and indicators, as well as develop data collection methods
  • Work with the Information Technology department to identify gaps in electronic data collection
  • Develop presentations that summarize quality activities and outcomes for program staff
  • Participate in agency wide monthly quality meetings

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, nursing, social work, or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel*
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis and quality improvement*
  • Ability to develop basic data reports and presentations (Excel/PowerPoint) *
  • Commitment to public health*
  • Intermediate statistical analysis skills
  • Familiarity with chronic health conditions (HIV, hypertension, diabetes)

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:
  • A pre-tax living stipend of $1100/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats
Living and Working in the US: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows placed in the United States in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC's safety standards. Housing arrangements are assigned prior to departure from Training Institute. Fellows at Housing Works will be housed in New York City, an urban city in the northeastern United States.
To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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