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, quality improvement, primary care practice transformation, practice coaching 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.
This 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.
Provides ongoing technical assistance, content expertise, and professional guidance to organization on the continuing burden in disparate populations, importance and efficacy of guideline-concordant tobacco dependence treatment, emerging issues such as e-cigarettes, and treatment best practices.
Provides evidence-based approaches and ongoing technical assistance to organizations on the identification and management of tobacco dependence treatment.
Teaches and implements quality improvement strategies and techniques to improve provider efficiency and effectiveness, as well as patient outcomes
Assists practices in redesigning clinical documentation and/or workflow to support desired changes. Help modify clinical documentation and or process to ensure sustainability of changes.
Supports optimization of the electronic health record to enhance data capture in support of regulatory quality measures.
Analyzes need assessment and post-implementation data to draw conclusions about site implementation, in order to develop technical assistance strategic plans.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively lead and facilitate improvement teams toward measurable outcomes with increasing practice independence over time.
Increase the institutionalization and monitoring of aggregated/standardized quality measures at the provider level.
Communicates effectively with designated policy advocacy partners to further promote Tobacco Control Program priorities.
Travel to healthcare organizations across New York City and attend meetings in Albany, New York.
Master's degree in public health, health communications, quality improvement/assurance, health care administration, or a related field or equivalent, with at least two years' related experience
Field work 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 records
Knowledge of external regulations impacting the healthcare landscape including but not limited to: Value Based Payment, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Health Resources & Services Administration, Uniform Data System, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Quality Payment Program and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
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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