Ulster County Public Health Specialist @ Public Consulting Group - New York, NY

Job Overview

17 days ago

Ulster County Public Health Specialist

Public Consulting Group - New York, NY

Overview:

As a Public Health Specialist, you are responsible for working with the local health department to provide professional services related to COVID-19. This may include vaccine and testing support, school-focused services, community outreach, case investigation/contact tracing, outbreak/cluster response, and other related services. The Public Health Specialist will have an onsite presence based on the needs of the local health department, which could require up to 100 percent onsite work.
Responsibilities:
Public Health Specialist Job Description
Responsibilities

As a Public Health Specialist, you are responsible for working with the local health department to provide professional services related to COVID-19.
  • Perform work efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 under the direction of local health department staff.
  • Conduct interviews to obtain case related information, particularly for cases in high-risk settings and provide all documentation required based on State and local protocols.
  • Provide education, consultation, and technical assistance on interview techniques, records, and quality control.
  • Establish rapport and communicate effectively with stakeholders from diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, and experiences.
  • Support vaccine efforts such as scheduling, outreach, and coordination.
  • Provide technical and administrative support for COVID-19 services, such as responding to inbound call inquiries and making outbound calls related to COVID-19 services and information.
  • Provide testing support including scheduling and data management.
  • Perform data entry and/or review for systems supporting local health department programs.
  • Support communication methods and processes to control the spread of COVID-19 under the direction of local health department staff.
  • Conduct public-facing activities with professionalism as a representative working on behalf of the local health department.
  • Collaborate with and maintain appropriate partnerships and resources, including community organizations and schools, based on local health department needs.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Qualifications:

Qualifications
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Experience in public health and/or clinical medicine a plus.
  • Must be a NYS resident with familiarity of NYS geography; cities/towns/locations.
  • Preference given to those who live within commuting distance of the official work location. Travel to and from assigned work location is not a reimbursable expense.
  • Familiarity with and experience working in a health system in NYS is preferred. This includes, but is not limited to, hospitals, health care providers, health regulatory organizations, or schools.
  • A flexible, adaptive, and composed attitude with the ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Experience leading tracking and reporting processes.
  • Proficiency with computers including data entry into electronic tracking systems and running summary reports.
  • Phenomenal work ethic with a positive attitude.
  • Employment is contingent on completion of a background check by NY State.
  • Own telephone, computer, wireless internet (WiFi) and electronic equipment.
  • Must have access to a working PC with Windows 10, Antivirus Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall; or Mac with Apple OS X 10.13, Antivirus Protection: Sophos; and personal mobile device to use for this job.
EEO Statement:
Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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