NYU School of Global Public Health (GPH) (http://publichealth.nyu.edu/) is seeking applications for a full-time Project Coordinator. We are looking for a candidate with a Master's degree, and strong background in one or more of the following areas: Tobacco Dependence Treatment, health systems and policy, practice transformation, and project management. The candidate will work with staff and faculty members of the New York City Treats Tobacco (NYCTT) program team, under the direction of Dr. Donna Shelley, a Professor of Global Public Health at GPH.
The candidate will work on the School's New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control funded award focusing on adopting the evidence-based best practices for treating tobacco use and dependence by implementing health system change strategies in medical and mental healthcare organizations that serve disparate populations. The candidate will assist in implementing the Public Health Service Guidelines for tobacco use and dependence treatment through quality improvement strategies which includes; updating the electronic health record (EHR) to ensure proper documentation, standardizing audit and feedback systems, and implementing, adopting, and disseminating policies and procedures system-wide that improve tobacco dependence treatment.
Advocates and builds relationships with executive-level administrators at health care organizations (both medical and mental health) where health inequities are prevalent, to facilitate tobacco control change system strategies that align with evidence-based guidelines.
Obtains administrative commitment via a Memorandum of Understanding, which includes an implementation timeline and communication plan, to ensure advancement of adoption of policies and procedures.
Assists in routinely implementing systems change strategies with key decision makers that advance the organizational monitoring of provider performance feedback data for quality control.
Develops and assists in the adoption of comprehensive and sustainable policies and procedures to be disseminated throughout the organization.
Mobilizes community partners through engaging various stakeholders (community-based organizations, healthcare systems, coalitions) in the healthcare landscape to further tobacco control efforts across New York City and New York State.
Disseminates public health tools, toolkits and training materials to healthcare organizations and other community partners.
Meets with local and state legislators to educate on tobacco use disparities and emerging trends that exist within respective districts and effective strategies necessary to sustaining tobacco control improvements.
Analyzes local data to better inform elected officials and their constituents on tobacco dependence treatment resources in their surrounding neighborhoods.
Manages contact and continual correspondence with state and local legislators, including New York State Assembly and Senate members.
Communicates effectively with designated policy advocacy partners to further promote Tobacco Control Program priorities.
Participates in planning efforts for annual legislative education efforts, including schedule prioritization, event advising, and coordination with external partners.
Engages legislative partners in collaboration for earned media opportunities, including policy launch events, media pitches and op-ed pieces.
Participates in local and state-level collaborative workgroups that aim to improve tobacco policy at the governmental level.
Travels to healthcare organizations across New York City and attends meetings in Albany, New York.
Master's degree in public health, health systems and policy, communications, health administration, or a related field or equivalent, with at least two years' related experience
Field experience working with healthcare organizations as a practice facilitator or quality improvement specialist that serve disparate populations, is a plus
Strong knowledge of quality improvement strategies, healthcare systems (primary care and mental/behavioral health), and electronic health record
Knowledge of external regulations impacting the healthcare landscape
Excellent oral communication, group presentation and facilitation skills
Support organization's goals and values by fostering teamwork within teams, across teams and departments; see internal and external collaborators as equal clients
Excellent written communication skills; expressing ideas clearly and concisely in a well-organized manner
Manage time effectively and prioritize competing demands in order to meet practice, program, and organizational goals and seek to meet and respect deadlines
Strong critical thinking, analytic, strategic and
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