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Health Care Practice Facilitation Project Director, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

Health Care Practice Facilitation Project Director, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

  1. DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Posted on: 01/25/2024
  1. Full-time

Location

QUEENS

  1. No exam required

Department

Viral Hepatitis Program

$92,301.00 – $106,055.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.

Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

PROGRAM AND JOB DESCRIPTION:

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)'s Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BHHS) oversees the City's response to viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Its mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by ending transmission, illness, stigma, and inequities related to viral hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. BHHS does this through testing initiatives; prevention, care, and treatment programming; epidemiology and surveillance; training and technical assistance; community engagement; social marketing; policy advocacy; and racial equity and social justice initiatives. The Viral Hepatitis Program conducts surveillance, and develops and implements programs and projects to prevent, manage and treat hepatitis B and C in New York City. You will oversee health care practice facilitation projects related to hepatitis B and C to improve patient outcomes and advance Viral Hepatitis Elimination Plan Strategies.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
1. Oversee and expand the Viral Hepatitis Health Care Practice Facilitation program.
2. Collaborate with the Director of Capacity Building to identify quality improvement strategies and solutions.
3. Manage six subcontracts funded through CDC HIV ETE and CDC Viral Hep grants to integrate hepatitis and HIV prevention, testing and linkage to care in community organizations serving people at high risk. This includes developing scopes, monitoring deliverables, evaluating activities, and reporting on outcomes.
4. Promote data-driven viral hepatitis testing and treatment quality improvement projects with NYC organizations serving high numbers of people with or at-risk for viral hepatitis, such as hospitals, community health centers, substance use treatment centers and harm reduction programs.
5. Support planning and implementation of Viral Hepatitis Elimination goals and strategies related to, and not limited to improving rates of hepatitis B and hepatitis C screening, viral suppression, or clearance.
6. Manage and supervise two full-time staff who coordinate program implementation with community organizations.
7. Work collaboratively as a member of the Capacity Building team including active participation in events that are led by the Viral Hepatitis Program.
8. Liaise and collaborate with NYS Department of Health on common projects related to opioid treatment programs (OTP) and clinical learning collaboratives.

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
- A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

- Current Resume

- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.

"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”


Minimum Qualifications

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE:
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.


Preferred Skills

Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in public health, epidemiology, or a related field Basic knowledge of viral hepatitis trends, epidemiology and prevention is preferred At least two years of experience in a similar role, working in public health program planning and implementation/health care quality management and improvement is highly valued. Working knowledge Microsoft Office Applications. Outstanding organizational and administrative skills and proven ability to effectively juggle and track multiple projects, responsibilities, and deadlines. Excellent writing, research, and proofreading skills. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Professional demeanor and diplomacy. Ability to remain calm and productive under pressure and changing priorities. Please follow this naming convention when submitting application materials
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID

611371

Title code

21744

Civil service title

CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Title classification

Non-Competitive-5

Business title

Health Care Practice Facilitation Project Director, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

Posted until

2024-02-13

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

42-09 28th Street

  1. Constituent Services & Community Programs
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