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Program Trainer, SBIRT Training Center

 

The STAR Program has an exciting opportunity to develop and lead a new SAMHSA funded program to train medical professionals.  The SBIRT Training Center will educate:  1) HIV track internal medicine residents; 2) Family Medicine residents; 3) Psychiatry residents; 4) Physician Assistant students; and 5) Midwifery students in the skills necessary to provide Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), an evidence-based intervention for patients who are at risk for a substance use disorder.

 

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary faculty for residents and students receiving SBIRT training

  • Provide a 4 hour didactic training for all trainees that will be integrated into the existing curriculum of each program. 

  • Provide a rating of SBIRT interviews using a standardized coding system; and provide individualized feedback and support to students.

  • Utilize web-based training as an ancillary/booster training method to improve student skills.

  • Responsible for the completion of all GPRA data forms and other program evaluation instruments.

  • Participate in quality improvement process to ensure that interventions are provided in a uniform and appropriate manner. 

  • Attend local and nationwide trainings as required.

Qualifications of Position:

Required:  Bachelor’s degree in health care education or related field required.  Must be able to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment, with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; effective written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills required.  Must be well organized with superb attention to detail. 

Preferred: Master’s degree preferred.  OASAS SBIRT Training Provider Certification or other NYS approved SBIRT training program with a minimum of one year experience providing training to students and/or health care professionals preferred.  Experience providing education in academic medical center preferred.  CASAC or CASAC Eligible preferred.          

 

Salary Range:  $50,000-$65,000    

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

 

Jack A. DeHovitz, MD, MPH

Distinguished Service Professor and

Director, STAR Program

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1240

Brooklyn, NY 11203

Fax:  718.270.3386

Email:  jack.dehovitz@downstate.edu

 

Program Coordinator, SBIRT Training Center

 

The STAR Program has an exciting opportunity to develop and lead a new SAMHSA funded program to train medical professionals.  The SBIRT Training Center will educate:  1) HIV track internal medicine residents; 2) Family Medicine residents; 3) Psychiatry residents; 4) Physician Assistant students; and 5) Midwifery students in the skills necessary to provide Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), an evidence-based intervention for patients who are at risk for a substance use disorder.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the development of the SBIRT web-based training, providing oversight to all operational aspects of the program, in collaboration with Project Director.

  • Provide SBIRT training to residents and students, observe and evaluate trainees providing SBIRT.

  • Monitor recruitment goals; ensuring completeness and accuracy of program data and develop plans for monitoring data on an ongoing basis to ensure that the intervention is meeting objectives.

  • Develop quality improvement indicators for the project to ensure that interventions are provided in a uniform and appropriate manner.

  • Develop and submit program reports, renewal applications, and monitoring reports as required by SAMHSA and the Project Director. Coordinate SAMHSA site visits, and communicate directly with SAMHSA Project Officer as needed.

  • Work with Program Evaluator to develop local evaluation and process of data collection and monitoring.

  • Work with Fiscal Director to ensure that grant funding is expended as budgeted, and plan for any necessary revisions.

  • Provide assistance to the Evaluator in submission and update of all IRB submissions.

  • Attend local and nationwide trainings and meetings as required.

  • Supervise trainer in all aspects of SBIRT training.

  • Develop SBIRT Training Center to be a resource for Brooklyn-based clinician's.

Qualifications of Position:

 

Required: Bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, social work or related field.  Minimum 2 years program management experience, preferably managing federally funded programs.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; effective written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to effectively communicate, negotiate and organize people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Must be well organized with superb attention to detail.  Must be able to attend SAMHSA meetings as required.

Preferred: Master’s degree preferred.  SBIRT Training Provider Certification with a minimum of one year experience providing training to students and/or health care professionals preferred.  Experience providing professional education in academic medical center preferred.  CASAC or CASAC-eligible preferred.   

Salary Range:  $65,000-$78,000 F/T      

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Jack A. DeHovitz, MD, MPH

Distinguished Service Professor and Director, STAR Program

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1240

Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012

Fax:  718.270.3386

Email:  jack.dehovitz@downstate.edu

 

Patient Navigator

 SUNY Downstate Medical Center is seeking a Patient Navigator to provide field-based health education on a monthly or weekly basis and skills building service to patients. 

Responsibilities: Accompany patients to primary care appointments and to other health care and social service encounters. Coordinate ongoing navigation and logistical support for appointment keeping reminders, transportation and childcare arrangements. Track patients' progress through health education curriculum. Conduct social service and benefits reassessment and follow-up.  Provide critical feedback to other members of the health care team based on observations in the field through EMR notes, EMR messaging, participation in multidisciplinary care conference meetings and phone communication. Educate, coach and empower patients. Provide directly observed therapy (DOT) in patients' homes as needed; observe and record patient self-administration of antiretrovirals (ARVs); and assess for and report any ARV related side-effects. Document all patient activities on required data forms for submission into AIRS or alternative data system. 

Requirements:  High School diploma or GED with 1 - 3+ years of experience working in an agency providing case management, social services or health care services required.  Some college education preferred.  Bilingual in English/Haitian Creole or English/Spanish preferred.  Experience working with HIV positive, substance abuse using and/or mentally ill chemically addicted (MICA) populations preferred. 

Salary Range: $25,000-$37,000 based on education and experience with comprehensive benefits. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Lori Hurley, LMSW, MPH

STAR Program

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1240

Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012

Lori.hurley@downstate.edu

 

 

 

Physician Assistant Coordinator

 

Exciting opportunity for a Physician Assistant to implement a new grant funded PA HIV Specialist training program, developed in collaboration with SUNY DMC's HIV primary care program and the College of Health Related Professions (CHRP).  The individual selected for this position will receive an academic appointment in CHRP's PA Program.

 

Required Qualifications:

Graduate of accredited physician assistant (PA) program; MS in PA studies or related field; current NYS PA license and NCCPA certification.  Effective written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.   Two years direct clinical care experience.  Two years experience in clinical education training preferred.  Two years experience as direct clinical care provider in HIV ambulatory care preferred.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide direct classroom instruction of core courses within the PA Program.

  • Participate in the development of marketing materials, training curricula, and web-based educational resources.

  • Work in partnership with PA Program to integrate student didactic and clinical training schedules for the HIV Specialist Track.

  • Provide direct clinical supervision of 2nd year PA students in HIV care and coordinate supervision with additional program faculty.

  • Provide direct HIV patient care 1-2 sessions per week.

  • Monitor ongoing program objectives to ensure that all deliverables are met according to established timeline; report on these deliverables to funder and senior management, as appropriate.

  • Develop comprehensive CQI program to ensure the development of the program (i.e., student knowledge/skills, faculty assessment), including the development of tools to measure program effectiveness.

  • Develop Training of Trainers curriculum to ensure sustainability of the program after the 5 year funding period.

Salary Range: $80,000-102,000

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

David Odegaard

Director, Clinical Education

STAR Program

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fax:  718.270.3386

Email:  david.odegaard@downstate.edu