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Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric) or Psychiatrist
Duties and Responsibilities: Provide initial diagnosis evaluation, formulate diagnosis, make recommendation for treatment approaches and initiate the treatment implementation. Provide ongoing treatment to patients utilizing pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and other proven and accepted psychiatric treatment modalities. Participate in mental health staff meetings to ensure ongoing communication, adherence to regulatory requirements, and adherence to AI mental health standards. Participate in case conferences, integrating HIV primary care and mental health/substance use treatment. Make referrals for psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment and buprenorphine treatment to SHC mental health and primary care team. Provide ongoing training and education to SHC staff on how to recognize psychiatric symptoms to facilitate early intervention, and handle emergent situations such as suicidal and violent behaviors in a therapeutic manner. Maintain electronic health records and other statistical and narrative reports. Provide psychiatric care to LGBTQ populations during LGBT session. Required Qualifications: NYS licensed nurse practitioner with specialization in psychiatry or NYS licensed MD, board certified in Psychiatry. New graduates with excellent internship/prior mental health experience considered. Knowledge of cognitive behavioral and solution focused and/or other time effective, life skills building therapeutic models. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with HIV. Two years’ experience. Bilingual in English/Creole or Spanish an asset. Salary Range: $100,000 – $120,000 @ 0.74 FTE (28 hours per week, 3 days a week).  To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Jameela.yusuff@downstate.edu

Operations Manager
Duties and Responsibilities: The Operations Manager will perform the following duties: Oversee and coordinate all day-to-day patient care activities and operations to ensure optimal patient experience. Work with staff across disciplines to ensure smooth patient flow, including room assignment, timely start and end of sessions, completion of all elements of initial/annual visits, and team meetings and interventions as needed for effective patient care. Ensure compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements such as NYS Department of Health, Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Directly supervise nursing, nutrition and clerical staff, ensuring appropriate staffing assignments, efficiency and responsiveness to patient needs to facilitate patient enrollment and retention in care at SHC and research programs. Manage and evaluate nursing staff in the provision of patient services. Overseeing the well-functioning of the STAR Health Center, including all physical plant related issues (coordination with housekeeping, maintenance, and trade shops); ensuring efficient management of the SHC front desk, supplies, and equipment. Participate in the leadership of the SHC Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program; directly responsible for the identification of QI measures, tracking and development of systems for improvement. Develop, maintain, and execute SHC – specific policies and procedures governing all aspects of service delivery, in compliance with institutional and regulatory requirements. Address/resolve consumer requests/complaints through discussion, arbitration, conflict resolution and collaboration with UHB Patient Relations. Work closely with the SHC Assistant Director, Care Management, Billing Office, and Office of Managed Care to monitor billing activity and maximize reimbursement opportunities. Work collaboratively with DMC Patient Accounts and Registration Departments. Oversee management of the SHC electronic health record, coordination with institutional IS, registration and billing departments, and laboratory as needed. Work closely with investigators to ensure integration of clinical research into the STAR Health Center; oversee the integration of regulatory requirements and procedures for new and ongoing research projects. Facilitate integration of clinical training into SHC service delivery system (i.e., ID fellows, HIV track in categorical medicine and HIV specialty PA Program). Responsible for strategic planning and program development to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, including submission of progress reports to funders, participation in budget development and assistance with grant writing, as needed. Serve as primary liaison with UHB administration to ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures. Serve as SHC representative on internal and external committees to promote quality patient care and promotion of SHC services in the community. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years’ management experience in an academic medical center with integrated care/research. Experience with EMR and Microsoft Office Applications. Cultural competence required. Effective written and verbal skills. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree. Experience with target population including MSM, LGBT, sex workers, HIV/HCV-positive individuals, substance users and/or other high-risk populations. Salary Range:  $51,366.00-$108,023.00+$3,026.00* (*Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of Work: 9:00AM to 5:00 PM. Days of Week: Monday – Friday including some evenings. Hours per week: 37.5. THIS POSITION IS REPOSTED). Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a cover letter to: The Employment Office, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1194, Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Email: Careers@downstate.edu). Please include: Job Title (STAFF ASSOCIATE), Line (33336) and Posting ID (13137).

Prevention Specialist
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Adolescent Education Program (AEP)/Teens Helping Each Other (THEO) at SUNY Downstate Medical Center is seeking a Prevention Specialist for a community sexual health pregnancy prevention program for at-risk teens aged 14-24. Conduct Making Proud Choices (MPC) and Be Proud! Be Responsible! (BPBR) workshops at NYC public high schools and Brooklyn community-based organizations (CBOs). Attend professional trainings to enhance sexual health knowledge, HIV/AIDS prevention, facilitation skills and program development. Participate in the Center for Excellence PREP staff development webinars that focus on adolescent development and youth skills building techniques. Responsible for recruiting and retaining adolescents for the AEP’s PREP Pregnancy Prevention Project. Assist the PREP Coordinator in training and supervising the PREP Peer Leaders for all program activities. Develop and maintain contacts with CBOs and create an updated directory of health and social service resources within the community. Schedule community presentations and provide support for Peer Leaders. Collaborate with clinics to provide clinical referrals for at-risk youth for HIV C/T, pregnancy prevention services and STI screenings. Lead and escort community teens to clinic tours for Planned Parenthood, HEAT Clinic, Kings County Hospital Center Family Planning Clinic and Public Health Solutions MIC Clinic. Conduct evidence-based sexual health curriculum Be Proud! Be Responsible! to NYC public middle and high school youth, CBOs, churches, after-school programs and clinic sites. Facilitate workshops on healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, educational and career success, healthy life skills, parent-child communication and connectedness, family life and parenting education. Conduct community education workshops for parents, teachers, caregivers and other community stakeholders to increase awareness about adolescent sexual health initiatives. Administer PREP entry and exit surveys for youth participating in evidence-based programs at NYC public schools and community agencies. Required Qualifications: Bachelors, Associates Degree or College Student with at least thirty (30) credits in Liberal Arts, Community/Public Health, Social Work, or Education. Must be able to work with adolescents in a non-profit setting. Must have public speaking skills and be able to travel through the five boroughs for workshop assignments. Must have computer skills and know how to create outreach and promotional event fliers. Salary Range: $12,500-18,700, based on experience in the field.  This is a part-time position; the candidate will work 18.75 hours per week. We are willing to work with your schedule if you are a college student. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to christine.rucker@downstate.edu 

Community Health Worker (Research Support Specialist)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess barriers to linking patients to care; develop, implement and monitor strategies for overcoming any barriers and retaining, educating, coaching and empowering patients. Provide hepatitis C (HCV) rapid counseling and testing. Provide HCV related education, counseling and patient support. Work closely with HCV team to target, identify, link and retain clients in program. Provide client follow-up, care coordination and referrals to ensure comprehensive care delivery. Follow-up with patients and provide appointment reminders via phone or text. Provide or refer for appointment accompaniment. Participate in ongoing quality improvement processes; participate on interdisciplinary team; contribute to patients care plan development and attend case conferences. Record patient care coordination effort and patient follow-up in the electronic medical record. Complete encounter forms for entry into database and billing systems as required. Participate in outreach events. Required Qualifications: Personal experience with HCV required. Must be required to work evening clinics. Effective computer, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Preferred Qualifications: AA/AAS degree in a health related field and at least one year of case management or relevant experience. Experience working with HIV+, HCV+, substance abuse and/or high-risk populations preferred. Experience working with adult HIV/AIDS or HCV populations preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Creole preferred. Knowledge of community-based organizations and training in Motivational Interviewing preferred (may be acquired upon employment). Rapid HCV testing training preferred (will be provided upon employment). Salary Range: $21,000-24,000@ .60FTE (22.5 hours per week). To apply, submit cover letter and resume to tracey.griffith@downstate.edu