Public Health Adviser II, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI @ NYC Careers - Queens, NY

Job Overview

10 days ago

Public Health Adviser II, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

NYC Careers - Queens, NY

TO BE CONSIDERED, ALL CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT PROOF THAT THEY HAVE FILED FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM #0180, PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER. ALL CANDIDATES MUST OBTAIN A PASSING SCORE OF 70 AND ABOVE AND BE REACHABLE ON THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST ONCE IT IS PUBLISHED OR MUST BE ALREADY PERMANENT IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER TITLE: TITLE CODE NO. 51191.

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). Across a range of programs and through extensive collaboration with other parts of NYC DOHMH and external stakeholders, BHHS leads testing initiatives; prevention, care, and treatment programming; epidemiology and surveillance; scientific research and evaluation; training and technical assistance; community engagement; social marketing; policy advocacy; and racial equity and social justice initiatives.

The ACE (Assess. Connect. Engage.) Team within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infection (BHHS) is responsible for providing partner services to approximately 2000 New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV each year, including the identification, tracing, notification, and HIV-testing of their sex and needle-sharing partners.

The ACE staff ensures that all newly HIV-diagnosed persons are linked to HIV clinical care.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Provide technical assistance and aid to HIV clinic patient navigators on patient tracing and interviewing techniques.

  • Interview HIV-diagnosed persons to elicit HIV-exposed partners, locate and notify partners, and administer HIV rapid testing in mobile settings to notified partners.

  • Use HIV transmission network data to identify and reach out to not in care persons, including contact tracing.

  • Connect persons who are not in HIV care with HIV clinical care providers.

  • Trace and locate HIV-diagnosed persons who are out-of-care and connect them to clinical care.

  • Engage HIV-diagnosed persons and their partners with HIV prevention and ancillary services.

  • Link HIV-negative partners to PrEP providers for evaluation and counseling.

  • Serve in an activated role reassigned to COVID-19 work within Surveillance/Epidemiology or Clinical Operations groups, including but not limited to COVID-19 related investigations.

  • Conduct patient and provider interview, medical record review of COVID-19 diagnosed persons to fulfill surveillance and case investigation data requirements.

  • Conduct COVID-19 contact tracing and notification efforts.

  • Administer and facilitate COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts.

  • Use HIV transmission network data to identify and reach out to not in care persons, including contact tracing.

  • Connect persons who are not in HIV care with HIV clinical care providers.

  • Collect data on HIV cases to fulfill surveillance and case investigation data requirements, including medical record review, patient and provider interviews.

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

  • Patient interview, contact tracing/partner notification, medical record review, and community outreach experience.

  • Excellent written and oral communication.

  • Fluent English and either Spanish or French/Creole preferred.

  • NYS Driver's License highly desirable.

  • Must be able to work alternative hours (evening and weekends).

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 # 509165.

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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