Seeking a student to join our Early Childhood Team for a one year paid position beginning January 2020.
Advances in a wide range of biological, behavioral, and social sciences are expanding our understanding of how early environmental influences and genetic predispositions affect learning capacities, adaptive behaviors, lifelong physical and mental health, and adult productivity. Health care providers are now armed with new information about the adverse effects of toxic stress on brain development and overall health and well-being in both children and adults. The health care system must now create new systems to effectively address root causes of disease in order to improve health at the individual and population level.
The Ambulatory Care network of the New York Presbyterian Hospital has been working on initiatives aimed at addressing health disparities in the local communities. These initiatives are collaboratively developed, implemented, evaluated, and sustained with community partners. One such initiative positions an Early Childhood Psycho-social team in the pediatric primary care setting to identify and address concerns related to toxic stress and social determinants of health.
The student will join this team as a coordinator/assistant. Work will include coordination of program activities (creation and dissemination of patient & family materials, team meetings for case review etc.) at the pediatric primary care setting, coordination of services with our community based organization partner agency/agnecies, data collection, data analysis, and generation of reports. The student will work in NYP Hospital clinical space, and therefore must be cleared through the department of workforce health and safety.
Coordination of program activities (creation and dissemination of patient & family materials, team meetings for case review etc.) at the pediatric primary care setting - 30%
Coordination of services with our community based organization partner agency/agnecies -30%
Data collection, data analysis, and generation of reports -30%
Other duties as assigned - 10%
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience
Strong interest and/or background in community or public health
Highly motivated, self-starting individual
Excellent communication skills
Working knowledge of Excel and SPSS or SAS
Pursuing Master's degree in Public Health/Administration or equivalent
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
Competency in data analysis skills
The student will work in NYP Hospital clinical space, and therefore must be cleared through the department of workforce health and safety.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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