New York City Department: HIV EPI & Field Svces
The mission of BHIV is to end HIV transmission, promote the health of all New Yorkers with or vulnerable to HIV, reduce HIV-related inequities and combat stigma.
The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) is an HIV surveillance system that selects a representative sample of HIV-diagnosed adults, including those not receiving HIV care, from HIV case surveillance registries in 26 state and metropolitan areas, including New York City (NYC). MMP allows data collection from a representative sample of HIV-diagnosed persons on clinical and behavioral information relevant to clinical outcomes, adherence to antiretroviral and other medical treatments, and relevant data on those who are out-of-care, with the ultimate goal of guiding HIV prevention, preventive behaviors, and service utilization.
Each year, the CDC samples 800 HIV-diagnosed persons from NYC for data collection by NYC MMP project staff.
In addition to interviewing samples persons in care, MMP staff conduct field investigations to locate persons not receiving HIV care and assist them with reengagement is HIV care and provision of referrals for support services (e.g., housing).
The MMP staff utilizes paper instruments and 3 large electronic databases to collect and share data with CDC. NYC continues to be the epicenter of persons living with HIV or being newly diagnosed with HIV, and is one of three project sites that samples 800 persons for MMP.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Recruit sampled persons through contact attempts via HIV providers, telephone calls, mail or home visits.
Conduct interviews with sampled persons who accepted to participate in the project.
Abstract the medical records of sampled persons who were interviewed for the project using standard paper and electronic instruments.
Make appropriate referrals for persons needing linkage to HIV care and partner services, as well as for any identified ancillary services (e.g., housing).
Record all activities in project databases.
Perform and follow-up on data and project quality assurance activities.
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.
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.
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).
**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.
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.
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:
“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 455679.
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.
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.
To apply for this job please visit a127-jobs.nyc.gov.