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Suicide Prevention Implementation Specialist

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Research Foundation For Mental Hygiene, Inc. Albany , NY 12208

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking a highly-motivated project manager for a full-time position working to support implementation of a nationally recognized suicide prevention demonstration project in Onondaga County, NY.


The New York State Suicide Prevention Office team recently received a $3.5M, 5-year Zero Suicide grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). NYS was the only state to be awarded this first-time federal grant. The incumbent will be trained in the Zero Suicide model and will join a strong clinical and research team whose collective task is the implementation of suicide safer care within and across health systems in NYS. The incumbent will provide local Zero Suicide implementation support to Onondaga County's participating providers in a number of healthcare settings, including hospital-based inpatient mental health and emergency rooms, and outpatient mental health, substance use, and primary care clinics aimed at developing the nation's first Regional Zero Suicide Safety Net.


We are seeking a passionate and ambitious colleague, who possesses excellent leadership, writing, presentation, and group facilitation skills, has keen attention to detail, and works well within a multidisciplinary team. Except where otherwise noted, applicants must possess a minimum of a master's degree with work experience specified below.

Preferred candidates may possess one of the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree in nursing and associated license (RN) with at least 4 years' experience in behavioral health, preferably with some experience as a clinical nurse manager.

  • A Master's in Public Health (MPH) or Mental Health with at least 2 years of post-graduate experience, including involvement in at least one significant health system quality improvement project or a large-scale suicide prevention initiative.

  • A Master's Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Family Therapy with associated licensure and with at least 3 years' experience in significant health system quality improvement project.

  • Licensed Psychologist (PhD/PsyD) with at least 1 year post-internship experience.


  • Engaging, coordinating, and supporting health and behavioral health systems in the adoption of the Zero Suicide model, including assistance with kick-off leadership summit, provider planning meetings, implementation learning collaboratives, use of quality and fidelity checks, and adoption of sustainability measures

  • Providing baseline and ongoing assessment of policies, procedures and work flow supporting suicide safer care

  • Providing technical assistance and support to health systems committed to Zero Suicide implementation

  • Coordinating data collection from providers related to grant participation and evaluating fidelity and impact of Zero Suicide implementation efforts

  • Coordinating and supporting cross-system alignment around implementation of suicide safer care

  • Executing strategic plans developed by grant leadership team and steering committee

  • Other duties directed by the OMH Suicide Prevention Office

Work Location:

Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street, Syracuse, NY 13210


OMH Central Office

Suicide Prevention Office
44 Holland Avenue

Albany, NY 12229

Note: A staff person based in Albany would need to travel to Syracuse routinely (~2 times per month, occasionally overnight).

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

To Apply: Submit application on our website at by October 31st, 2018. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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Suicide Prevention Implementation Specialist

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Research Foundation For Mental Hygiene, Inc.