NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control/STD Case Invstgn & Partner Srv in New York, New York

Job Description

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 Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control (BSTDC) has the mission of improving the sexual health of all New Yorkers. To achieve this, the Bureau provides direct clinical 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 BSTDC operates 8 STD clinics throughout New York City (NYC).

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

Input information and maintain appropriate record keeping systems in accordance with Bureau guidelines; conducting confidential advising/interviewing sessions of patients who are diagnosed with or at risk for STDs/HIV to identify and refer for exam and treatment.

Perform epidemiologic record form (2936), pouch management and confidential investigative activities in order to expedite and ensure disease intervention for persons infected with, exposed to, or at risk of STDs (reactors, contacts, suspects or associates).

  • Perform STD and HIV disease intervention activities on patients with designated STDs in order to facilitate disease intervention.

  • Refer patients for services as appropriate, those persons who are at risk for STDs, persons needing STD/HIV interviews and partner notification, risk reduction education and other referrals.

  • Perform phlebotomy and HIV Rapid Screening Tests.

  • Perform patient advising in a clinical setting, partner notification and risk reduction education, advising patients before and/or after testing for such disease including HIV and referrals are made as appropriate.

  • Conduct interviews, partner elicitation and partner notification for resistant/reduced susceptibility GC case patients citywide.

  • Conduct interviews and partner elicitation for select other GC case patients (eg. HIV negative men-who-have-sex-with-men with anorectal gonorrhea infection).

  • Deliver linkage services, such as connecting patients with access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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

Bi-Lingual: English/Spanish

Applicant MUST have a valid NYS drivers license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

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

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 298955.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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.

Job ID: 298955

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control/STD Case Invstgn & Partner Srv

Civil Service Title: PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER

Title Classification: Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 160 West 100Th Street Ny

Division/Work Unit: STD Clinic Ops & Patient Srvs

Title Code No: 5119102

Level: 02

Proposed Salary Range: $ 43,763.00 - $ 54,354.24 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 08/12/2017

POST UNTIL: 12/08/2017