Back Program Implementation Fellow - Global Health Corps Fellowship

  • Added Date: Thursday, 11 January 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018

This position is a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship role. GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

The Program Implementation Specialist will be placed primarily at Community Pediatric Programs (CPP), the flagship project within the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) network. CPP often works together with the CHF National Office Department of Medical Affairs to develop new projects, field test initiatives, develop best practice models, or modify them for the health center or mobile medical unit model. The Program Implementation Specialist will share time between Children’s Health Fund, located in Manhattan, and CPP, located in the South Bronx. At CHF, the Program Implementation Specialist will be involved in the design and evaluation of various projects throughout the CHF network. At CPP, the Program Implementation Specialist will be responsible for supporting the Resiliency Initiative. The mission of the Resiliency Initiative is to identify and mitigate toxic stress in pregnant women and parenting families through universal screening for parental stress and support in prenatal and pediatric care, the provision of group prenatal and pediatric care, intensive counseling for families in need, linkages to community resources, and maternal-infant dyadic therapy. This work will require the Program Implementation Specialist to directly assist with organizing and running group care, as well as helping to institutionalize social determinant of health screening in primary care visits. Additionally, the Specialist may be involved at various levels of data collection, patient, and community outreach efforts, and project management. This work will involve working closely with patients, as well as with clinical teams of physicians, nurses, nutritionist, and mental health specialists as well as the staff of the Starr Center, CPP’s program planning and evaluation team.

About

Low-income children throughout the United States are in worse health and have a harder time getting health care than their wealthier peers. To overcome access barriers and health disparities, CHF brings comprehensive and continuous health care right to the children and families who need it most, regardless of ability to pay. The Fund supports a network of 25 mobile medical and community-based programs in 17 states and the District of Columbia. CHF’s dedicated doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and other compassionate professionals each year provide over 250,000 visits to over 83,000 children and families who might not otherwise receive the quality health care they deserve.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Community Pediatric Programs to support program design, implementation, management, and evaluation of selected projects
  • Work on selected special health initiatives with clinical teams such as group care and screening for, and follow up of, social determinants of health in primary care visits
  • Support dissemination of results at the completion of projects
  • Data collection and entry
  • Management of databases
  • Identify indicators to monitor programming
  • Identify opportunities that could be leveraged to enhance health impact of programming
  • Work with patients and families, community members, and community partners to learn about their priority needs and interests and develop program ideas to meet these needs
  • Support existing organizational goals and deliverables

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience facilitating groups*
  • Experience working with pregnant women and young children*
  • Experience with data management and analysis*
  • Self-directed and able to work independently*
  • Ability to build positive relationships with diverse stakeholders and achieve collaborative goals*
  • Excellent interpersonal skills*
  • Comfortable with public speaking*
  • Experience using SPSS
  • Comfort with Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience in primary care settings
  • Experience implementing clinical programs and initiatives
  • Proven ability to manage large workloads and to multi-task
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently

This vacancy is archived.

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