Public Health Adviser I / Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STI @ DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Queens, NY

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Public Health Adviser I / Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STI

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Queens, NY

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Job Posting Notice
Job ID
468964
Business Title
Public Health Adviser I / Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STI
Civil Service Title
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER
Title Classification
Competitive
Job Category
Health
Career Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location
42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit
HIV Programs
# of Positions
1
Title Code No
51191
Level
01
Proposed Salary Range
$ 39,096.00 - $ 50,489.00 (Annual)

Job Description

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

The ACE (Assess. Connect. Engage.) Team in the HIV Epidemiology Program (HEP) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is responsible for providing partner services to approximately 2,000 newly-diagnosed HIV/AIS New Yorkers each year, including the identification, tracing, notification and HIV/AIDS-testing of their sex and needle-sharing partners.

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

In addition, each year, the ACE staff reaches out to approximately 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS (PWH) in NYC that appear to be out of care. This approach is known as Data to Care (D2C).

The ACE staff traces out of care patients, and when found, connects them with HIV/AIDS clinical, health care providers.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Assist Public Health Advisors, Level 2 in conducting epidemiological case investigations relating to HIV/AIDS partner services, scientific research data, care treatment and health services.

  • Under the direction of Public Health Advisors, Level 2, conducts medical record abstractions.

  • Enter scientific research health data and updates information on patient records via electronic health databases.

  • Assign cases based on calls or forms received from health and community providers after appropriate search findings.

  • In collaboration with bureau and agency team members, speak with managers of staff member assignment or follow additional steps needed prior to assignments.

  • Answer calls and intake demographic information from providers and the public.

  • Routing calls to appropriate ACE staff or other agency bureaus.

  • Check call line and CNAP line voicemail, fax machines/secured fax folders at start of, and during day.

  • Record information, place paperwork in secure mailboxes, and notify appropriate staff.

  • Record information on cards, logbooks, forms and other records.

  • Maintain log of staff calling/emailing their start time and location, or absence.

  • Support data analysts, program leads, and QA team with tasks such as matching, transfer lists, and other edits for compiling and distribution of needed reports.

  • Maintain document filing system in accordance with supervisor's instructions.

  • Ensure security of work cabinets and maintenance of cabinet logs and cabinet keys.

  • Serve in an activated role and reassigned to COVID-19 emergency response or other work as needed by serving in an emergency role with Surveillance/Epidemiology or Clinical Operations groups, including but not limited to COVID-19 related investigations.

  • Conduct patient and provider interview, medical records 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.

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

  • Good written and oral communications, organizational, and time management skills.

  • Fluent English and either Spanish or French/Creole preferred, but not required.

  • New York State (NYS) Driver's License highly desirable.

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#: 468964.

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.

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.
POSTING DATE
07/19/2021
POST UNTIL
08/09/2021
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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