Disease Investigation/Intervention Specialist, Bureau of Communicable Diseases @ NYC Careers3 reviews - 3 reviews

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3 months ago

Disease Investigation/Intervention Specialist, Bureau of Communicable Diseases

NYC Careers3 reviews - 3 reviews

The Bureau of Communicable Diseases performs case investigations for over 73 infectious diseases or conditions and conducts outbreak investigations in New York City.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

You will conduct surveillance and epidemiologic case and outbreak investigations.

Conduct patient/provider interviews, contact tracing and electronic health records abstractions throughout the five boroughs.

Provide patient and public education and telephone triage.

Conduct disease surveillance, epidemiological investigation, and intervention activities for reportable diseases and outbreaks including: -Conduct reportable disease case investigations - Conduct outbreak investigations.

  • Perform medical chart reviews and abstractions.

  • Conduct patient and provider telephone interviews.

- Conduct telephone triage - Provide patient and public education.


  • Conduct contact tracing.

  • Perform data collection and analysis.

  • Evaluate risk factors or high-risk transmission settings.

  • Assist with communicable disease prevention initiatives.

  • Participate in the DOHMH's Surveillance and Epidemiology Emergency Response Section's preparedness and response activities for the Surveillance & Investigations Unit.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A master’s degree in epidemiology or in public health with a minimum of 12 graduate credits in epidemiology from an accredited college or university; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by the successful completion of PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (#3030-G) or (#SS1000), a
course for health professionals, given by the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Service and one year of satisfactory full-time experience as a health professional in a position which requires data collection and the reading and interpretation of medical charts and medical information in support of surveillance and epidemiologic investigations; or

3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "2" above.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of communicable disease surveillance and epidemiologic outbreak investigations,
  • Experience with structured interviews, medical terminology, and conducting electronic medical chart reviews
  • Comfortable discussing sensitive topics including high risk behaviors, including sexual activity and drug use
  • Experience working with healthcare providers
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

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 # 503580.

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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