Overview

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years of program coordination experience in a public health, health, or human services-related program or community-based organization; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and six years of such experience; OR eight years of such experience. The experience must have been contributing toward the development, implementation and/or evaluation of a program, project or other related activities. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one year of such experience. At least two years of experience must have included supervision of staff and/or program management.

 

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

 

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s or graduate degree in infection control, biology, statistics, public health, epidemiology, nursing, or a related field. Infectious disease pharmacist or clinical pharmacist with experience leading or participating in an institutional antibiotic stewardship program. At least three years’ work experience in antibiotic stewardship, quality improvement in healthcare settings, public health surveillance, healthcare-associated infection surveillance, and/or related public health activities. Experience leading quality improvement projects. Knowledge of antibiotic stewardship related principles. Demonstrated experience writing reports or similar written communication and providing presentations. Experience with health-related data sets or disease registries and working with confidential data. Experience with information technology and systems used for electronic public health reporting. Experience supervising staff.

Responsibilities
The Senior Program Coordinator will be work in the Central Office of the Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections and will work with senior staff to develop the NYSDOH’s antimicrobial stewardship (AS) efforts. The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain technical knowledge and understanding of AS principles across the healthcare spectrum. The incumbent will take a leadership role in AS activities and oversee the coordination of AS activities. Activities will include working with stakeholders to develop and maintain awareness of AS activities occurring in NYS and nationally, identify and use data from a variety of sources to identify trends and inform development of AS promotional activities and educational materials (e.g., National Healthcare Safety Network, NYS State Aid Applications, Medicaid data), and engage healthcare facilities to ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics throughout a variety of healthcare settings. The incumbent will ensure that health equity indicators are incorporated into all aspects of the work. Working with senior staff, the incumbent will also engage with Local Health Departments (LHDs) to support AS work occurring at LHDs and determine additional support that may be needed. The incumbent will participate in CDC-led activities, as needed, to successfully achieve the goal to improve appropriate use of antibiotics in NYS.

 

Employee Benefits
Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

Health, dental and vision insurance – Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts – Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off – Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support – Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits – HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program – Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!
Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2022-6201 on envelope.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.