New York City DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
**THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION (35 HOURS/WEEK)
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Since its creation as the Board of Health in 1805, the DOHMH has been recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work to protect and promote the health of over 8 million residents.The Division of Disease Control within the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for the identification, surveillance, treatment, control and prevention of infectious diseases in NYC. The Division includes several large programs: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Bureau of Immunization, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention and Control, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control and the Public Health Laboratory.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: – Manage medication inventory, including ordering, stocking/organizing to prevent mis-picks/medication errors, rotating stock to minimize expired products, proactively responding to drug shortages, maintaining appropriate stock levels of formulary medications, and oversee the disposition of expired products. – Evaluate medication use trends to maintain appropriate par levels and maintain an adequate supply of medications regularly used, ensure removal of expired/damaged products in a timely manner, and resolve discrepancies. – Organize medications for providers to dispense by reviewing medication orders; preparing medication labels and patient handouts; calculating medication quantities; delivering medication to providers; maintaining records of medication dispensing. – Assist health care providers by addressing medication inventory questions and referring inquires to pharmacists. – Maintain safe and clean pharmacy environment by complying with organizational medication management policies, procedures, applicable rules and regulations. – Assist pharmacists with medication inventory audits and monthly medication reconciliation analysis. – Maintain appropriate inventory records, including supplier invoices, as required by DOHMH policy and state and federal regulations.
Manage emergency supply inventory in emergency box, including ordering and maintaining adequate supply, accurately restocking, organizing to ensure consistent placement and uniformity, removal of expired/damage products, and performing monthly checks. – Accurately prepare medications in unit of use containers for providers to dispense, ensuring correct labeling of medication, precise mixing of ingredients, and documentation as required by state regulations. – Delivering medication to providers; maintaining records of medication dispensing. – Record refrigerator temperatures daily, ensuring that medications are stored at appropriate temperatures. Maintain refrigerator and room temperature logs per DOHMH policy. – Ensure patient confidentiality. – Ensure all areas of the clinic are free from expired, adultered and recalled drugs by performing monthly quality checks. – Performs competencies and assigned training prior to deadline. Completes professional continuing education as required by rules and regulations. – Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of satisfactory full-time experience purchasing or inspecting, for the purpose of ensuring adherence to purchase or contract specifications, supplies, materials and/or products such as: paints, linoleum, hoses, sand, brick, wire, shades, hardware
and tools; plumbing, electrical machine shop, building and cleaning supplies; furnishings and furniture, lumber and wood related products; metals; equipment; foods, drugs, and chemicals; fuel; textiles; printing, stationary and other sundry items; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and one year of satisfactory full-time
experience as described in “1” above; or
3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. Undergraduate college credits may be substituted for experience on the basis that 40 semester credits from an accredited college or university may be substituted for each year of required experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one year of satisfactory full-time experience as described in “1” above.
Driver License Requirement: By the time you are appointed to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. If you have moving violations, license suspension(s) or an accident record, you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
– Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
– Basic computer skills preferred.
– Knowledge of drug nomenclature and medical terminology; proficiency in basic mathematics, including fractions and decimals.
– Knowledge of pharmaceutical calculations and medication terminology. – Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly pharmacy system software.
– **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.
– 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 # 441406.
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.