NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
The Bureau of Public Health Clinics (BPHC) – Sexually Transmitted Infections has the mission of improving the sexual heath of all New Yorkers.
To achieve this the Bureau provides direct clinic services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sex partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The Bureau of Public Health Clinic – Sexually Transmitted Infections operates 8 STI clinics throughout New York City (NYC).
The Bureau of Public Health Clinics (BPHC) – Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) seeks to hire a Community Coordinator to serve as the BPHC Coordinator for Disease Intervention Activities. In support and response to the supreme court decision on women’s reproductive health the City of New York has committed to provide resources within Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to increase access to health services for New Yorkers in need of reproductive health services.
The Bureau of Public Health Clinics is building capacity to address the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care services. Providing an array of services in the Public Health Clinics will expand access to care, provide linkages to care and wraparound services, as well as providing patient centered pregnancy options counseling. This is in addition to continued services related to contraception including Long-Acting Reversible contraception (LARC), infectious diseases and conditions such as Monkeypox (MPV) and sexually transmitted infections including HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis, and to prepare for future public health challenges
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Collaborate with local community boards to improve relationships between DOHMH and residents
Offer support and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBO) and other partners to identify and implement solutions for improving sexual health
Organize community based sexual health services in conjunction with DOHMH partners (NY Knows, Sexual Health Advisory Group, etc.) CBOs and other non-governmental organizations
Educate community-based providers about reporting requirements, up-to-date treatment, and screening recommendations
Develop protocols and practices related to interview and investigation services to Bureau Management and outside agencies
Help develop, implement, and report on objectives and activities to reduce STI burden
Contribute expertise to strategy, planning and decision making for the Sexual Health clinics and the Bureau
Monitor and conduct quality assurance review of epidemiologic records, document in appropriate tracking systems
Responsible for supervision and evaluation of staff, assuring adequate staffing online areas, assessing personnel needs, participating in hiring, training, and counseling staff on disciplinary matters as necessary, etc.
Provide technical assistance to Supervising/Public Health advisor staff for completion of required documentation for infections.
Work with BPHC trainer to ensure that staff have received required trainings, and refreshers.
Assist with enhancing skill level of staff in investigation and disease intervention activities
Establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with staff and management to meet employee and client needs, as well as program objectives
Assure that disease investigation and disease intervention activities are complete, timely, and accurately documented in the surveillance and case management system (MAVEN)
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.
**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.
As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation-and-discharge.html.
“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 # 559881
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.
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