Public Health Advisor II, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV and STI
Civil Service Title
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER
Constituent Services & Community Programs, Health
42-09 28th Street
# of Positions
Title Code No
Proposed Salary Range
$ 47,155.00 - $ 54,228.00 (Annual)
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)'s Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BHHS) oversees the City's response to viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Its mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by ending transmission, illness, stigma, and inequities related to viral hepatitis, HIV, and STIs.
BHHS's work includes testing initiatives; prevention, care, and treatment programming; epidemiology and surveillance; training and technical assistance; community engagement; social marketing; policy advocacy; and racial equity and social justice initiatives.
The ACE (Assess. Connect. Engage.) Team in the Bureau of HIV (BHIV) HIV Epidemiology Program (HEP) of the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for providing partner services to approximately 2000 New Yorkers newly-diagnosed with HIV each year, including the identification, tracing, notification and HIV-testing of their sex and needle-sharing partners. ACE staff ensures that all newly HIV-diagnosed persons are linked to HIV clinical care. In addition, each year, ACE staff reaches out to approximately 3,000 people living with HIV (PWH) in NYC and appear to be out of care, this approach is known as Data to Care (D2C). ACE staff trace the out of care patients, and when found, connect them with HIV clinical care providers. Since March 2020, COVID-19 prevalence and restrictive measures have had an impact on health seeking, including HIV testing and care behaviors in NYC.
For all patients and partners, ACE staff assess their needs for additional medical and social services (e.g., Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections, COVID-19, housing, and nutrition) and connect them with appropriate clinical and social services providers. ACE staff is responsible for outreach to the approximately 2,000 HIV providers and community-based organizations. ACE staff undertake the continuous education of providers and community members about HIV-related laws and regulations and build/maintain structure for timely reporting of HIV diagnosis and linkage to care and services for patients and partners to further curb further spread of HIV.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Interview HIV-diagnosed persons to elicit HIV-exposed partners, locate and notify partners, and administer HIV rapid testing in mobile settings to notified partners.
Connect persons with a new HIV diagnosis with HIV to clinical care.
Use HIV transmission network data to identify and reach out to not in care persons, including contact tracing.
Trace and locate HIV-diagnosed persons who are out-of-care and connect them to clinical care.
Engage HIV-diagnosed persons and their partners with HIV prevention and ancillary.
Link HIV-negative partners to PrEP providers for evaluation and counseling.
Collect data on HIV cases to fulfill surveillance and case investigation data requirements, including medical record review, patient and provider interviews.
Serve in an activated role and reassigned to COVID-19 work as needed by serving in an emergency role within Surveillance/Epidemiology or Clinical Operations groups, including but not limited to COVID-19 related investigations.
Conduct patient and provider interview, medical record 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.
**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.
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.
"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 # 565109.
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.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
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.
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).
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