Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control @ Mayor's Office of Contract Services - New York, NY

Job Overview

11 days ago

Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control

Mayor's Office of Contract Services - New York, NY

Job Description


OPEN TO PERMANENT PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER ONLY **

The Bureau of TB Control requests the job vacancy notice of one Public Health Advisor L-II job title position. The mission of the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control is to prevent the spread of tuberculosis and to eliminate it as a public health problem in New York City. the goals to achieve this mission are twofold: 1) To identify all individuals with suspected or confirmed TB disease and ensure appropriate treatment; 2) ensure that individuals at high risk for progression from TB infection to TB disease are identified and treated for TB infection and do not develop TB disease.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Interview / re-interview and educate patients infected with a communicable disease.

  • Elicit contacts and other information in order to locate or identify the source of infection and prevent further spread of the disease.

  • Conduct surveillance activities including administering diagnostic tests for TB and collecting/transporting specimen including but not limited to blood.

  • Conduct home visits on communicable disease patients to locate and return lost patients to medical follow-up and to assess the home environment.

  • Refer patients to the appropriate diagnostic facility for medical examination and treatment and observe patients with a communicable disease ingest prescribed medication.

  • Make site visits to hospitals and private medical offices to conduct record reviews and extract data

  • Manage and monitor patients diagnosed with suspected/ confirmed TB disease or latent TB infection from diagnosis thru completion treatment.

  • Conduct QA activities i.e., pouch reviews and audits for PHA level Is and Assistant PHAs. Assume the duties of supervisor in his/her absence to ensure continuity of case management.

  • Conduct HIV counseling, testing & post-test follow-up.

  • Establish and maintain communication with co-workers, supervisors, managers, and community partner


Minimum Qual Requirements


1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "2" above; or
4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in "1" above or six months of experience as described in "2" above.
Additional Requirements
A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser, Assignment Level I, or at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement "2" above.


Preferred Skills


  • Bilingual: English/Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese), English/Spanish
  • Knowledge of Public Health or healthcare delivery; good communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment; Proficient in using Microsoft suite (MS work Excel etc.) video conferencing software (Zoom, Skype etc)
  • Experience working in the community in a social service, mental or public health capacity
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • NYS driver's license.


Additional Information


**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

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service



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


To Apply


Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 455689.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.


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.

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