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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).

Peer Leadership (ONE OPENING)
Duties and Responsibilities::  Introduce the clients to STAR Health Center (SHC) as well as all services that may be beneficial to clients. Assist clients to attain their goals by identifying appropriate methods of achieving full program and medication compliance. Educate new and existing clients on basic HIV/HCV transmission, disease and treatment. Identify resource materials for medication adherence. Document all services provided within 24 hours. Work closely with the team to develop a plan for providing telephone and face-to-face support to assigned clients. Assist clients to alter their attitude and behavior that cause or aggravate barriers to full adherence to their medication regimen. Maintain professional relationships with clients and ensure clients confidentiality. Complete any administrative work related to the program. Tasks may be modified over time. Provide client support and assistance through monitored field work which includes general education, clients escort and other peer support. Required Qualifications: Lived experience with target population, experience working with HIV positive, HCV positive, substance abuse use and/or high-risk population: experience working with families (with children) and available to work evening clinics. Ability and willingness to attend required trainings. Ability and willingness to share personal experiences of living with HIV/AIDS to help educate, provide emotional support and offer practical self-care strategies to clients. Preferred Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; reliable able to advocate for self and others. Computer skills and familiarity with office software applications. Salary: $12.00/hr. (M-F; 5 hours/week). Interested candidates should submit their resume and letter of introduction to: magna.robinson@downstate.edu

Clinical Research Associate I
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Obtain informed consents and administer study questionnaires.  Collect patient specimens and other study related data as per study protocol.  Assist clinicians with study exams and specimen collection.  Contact subjects to schedule appointments as per established procedures.  Conduct neurocognitive assessments.  Assist with processing and verifying specimens and preparing periodic shipments of delivery by overnight mail to central laboratories.  Stock study clinics supplies and assist with tracking of lab results. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in health, social services or science field. Minimum 1-year experience working with people in a health care or research setting. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred Qualifications: Prior work experience in ambulatory care setting.  Ability to perform vital signs and phlebotomy.  Proficient in Word and Excel. Salary Range: $36,000 – $38,000 (full time).  To apply, submit cover letter and resume to taryn.aulicino@downstate.edu