Massachusetts Public Health Association

Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Healthy Aging Specialist (Part Time)

Title: Healthy Aging Specialist (Part Time)

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

*This is a 28/hour per week part-time position

The Healthy Aging Specialist is an essential member of the Division of Prevention and Wellness within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention that connects and advances the work of the Division and Bureau relating to healthy aging with aligned initiatives across the Department and with sister agencies such as the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. The specialist will primarily support the concept of Age-Friendly Communities which in practice requires the integration of aging concepts, issues, and concerns into the healthy community design and healthy communities activities of the Division/Bureau, as well as providing coordination and leadership to the Determination of Need’s (DoN)  Healthy Aging Fund. Specifically this means supporting efforts to integrate health into local, regional and state planning activities related to land-use, housing and other built environment decisions, and ensuring that the DoN Healthy Aging Fund invests in initiatives that support age-friendly principles.

Further, this position includes ensuring that healthy aging concepts are integrated into other work of the Division, including Mass in Motion. This includes providing technical assistance and capacity building to both Mass in Motion staff in the Division and with the community grantees. The specialist will also be responsible for developing relationships with community coalitions, relevant state agency partners and other stakeholders to advance healthy aging concepts. The specialist will use the World Health Organization’s 8 Domains of Livability (Outdoor space and buildings, Transportation, Housing, Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment, Communication and Information, Community and Health Services) as a guide to find linkages to activities across the Department. She/he will be responsible for helping build the evidence base for integrating healthy aging concepts into these activities. The position will provide leadership on all these activities through the direct provision of technical assistance in community settings and within Department staff. In addition to direct work in the Division, this position will help coordinate initiatives supporting healthy aging across the Department.

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Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Health Care Facility Specialist II

Title: Health Care Facility Specialist II – North Region

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, Division of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification (DHCFLC) is seeking qualified individuals dedicated to public health and quality of life to conduct health care facility surveys. Individuals shall monitor and evaluate the current level of health care services provided throughout the Commonwealth to determine compliance with regulations for licensure and certification. The selected candidate will write evaluative and other reports on findings; design and perform studies evaluating the effectiveness of health care facilities, services, and related programs; consult with Department staff, other states, agencies and organizations on the provision of health care; coordinate health care services and related programs among agencies; and develop and conduct training for health care professionals.

The DHCFLC is responsible for surveying and inspecting approximately 800 Massachusetts health care facilities and programs certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The selected candidate will play a vital role ensuring nursing homes and other health care facilities comply with all state and federal regulations. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a health care setting, an understanding of regulations and policies that apply to health care facilities in Massachusetts, and experience leading a large and diverse team of professionals.

This position surveys facilities statewide with the majority being in the Metro Boston and Northern Regions of the Commonwealth requiring extensive travel.

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Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Business Management Specialist

Title: Business Management Specialist

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Department of Public Health is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Business Management Specialist. This position will review and process contracts within designated programs to assure conformity to fiscal rules and regulations of the Operational Services Division (OSD), Office of the Comptroller (CTR), and Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). The incumbent reviews and analyzes fiscal contract information submitted by DPH Bureau and/or Hospital Administration and Finance (ANF) Unit and provider contract requests. The Business Management Specialist constructs contract packages ensuring timelines, appropriateness as to form, consistency with DPH spending plan priorities, and accuracy of content.

The incumbent also provides technical assistance to program staff and provider/vendor representatives, acting as Purchase of Service (POS) liaison to assigned programs, and also participating in training sessions for program staff designed to increase their knowledge and understanding of procurement and contracting rules and regulations. The Business Management Specialist monitors provider/vendor compliance in information systems such as Purchase of Service Tracking System (PTS), Enterprise Invoice Management (EIM), and Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS) for the effective delivery of work product. Other duties include processing purchases of commodities as needed, and processing vendor creation and vendor file updates in MMARS.

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Job Posting for CommunicateHealth: Graphic Designer

Title: Graphic Designer

Organization: CommunicateHealth

Brief Summary of Position:

You are a motivated and web-savvy graphic designer with a passion for UX and a zest for the user-centered design process. You can expertly drive a project from brainstorm through finished product — utilizing a flexible, iterative design process. You enjoy a wide variety of visual projects, including web design, interactive tools, infographics, traditional print, animation, and more. You thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment and enjoy working with a variety of personalities. Excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication are a plus.

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Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Research Analyst I

Title: Research Analyst I

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Research Analyst I provides surge capacity for calls received by the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization and additional support for the Office of Integrated Surveillance and Informatics Services within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences. The incumbent will triage telephone calls and assist epidemiologists in conducting surveillance. The individual will triage and verify the accuracy of data received by the Office of Integrated Surveillance and Informatics Services within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS). The Bureau is seeking qualified candidates interested in public health and infectious disease response. Candidates must maintain sensitivity to handling confidential health information and attention to detail.

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Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Nursing Home Regional Inspections Manager (Boston Office)

Title: Nursing Home Regional Inspections Manager (Boston Office)

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is seeking a qualified individual dedicated to public health, quality of life and safety to manage three to five small teams conducting annual inspections in Massachusetts nursing homes and other health care facilities, and review these inspection findings.

This person will play a vital role ensuring our nursing homes and other health care facilities comply with all state and federal regulations. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a health care setting and an understanding of regulations and policies that apply to nursing homes and other health care facilities in Massachusetts.

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Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Epidemiologist I

Title: Epidemiologist I 

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Epidemiologist I works with the School Based Health Center (SBHC) program to update and maintain an ACCESS database for the collection of clinical utilization data, and also works with contracted sites to clean data submissions and summarize data for purposes of analysis. The incumbent of this position will develop analytic reports to inform programmatic decisions, and follows the guidance of programmatic and evaluation staff to conduct a program evaluation of the School Based Health Center (SBHC). Also, the Epidemiologist I works with the Oral Health program to analyze local administrative data, BRFSS, Hospitalization Data, and medical claims through the All-Payer Claims Database to evaluate the impact of MDPH programs.

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Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Food And Drug Inspector II

Title: Food And Drug Inspector II 

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Food and Drug Inspector II will inspect, survey and investigate establishments engaged in the manufacturing, handling, processing, storage, distribution and/or sale of food and food products, milk and milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization, seafood and shellfish, custom meat and poultry slaughtering and/or processing, and/or food service to determine compliance with statutory provisions and regulations for the public’s health protection and consumer safety. The inspector will also obtain samples of food and food products for analysis, respond to emergencies and conduct environmental assessments during food borne illness investigations, obtain evidence and establish facts concerning suspected or alleged violations of applicable laws, rules and regulations; monitor enforcement procedures in cases of noncompliance, prepare reports, testify at hearings, and review applications for licenses or permits.

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Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Bacteriologist I

Title: Bacteriologist I

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts State Public Health Lab at the Department of Public Health offers an opportunity for a professional with a strong science background to perform complex immunologic and molecular tests to identify pathogenic bacteria and antibodies to viruses of both clinical and public health importance, including HIV, Chlamydia trachomatisNeisseria gonorrhea, Hepatitis C Virus, and Syphilis.

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Job Posting for CommunicateHealth: Health Communication Manager

Title: Health Communication Manager

OrganizationCommunicateHealth

Brief Summary of Position:

You are an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development. You are able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. You are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.

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