With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We’re tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.
Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic- activities include but are not limited to surveillance & epidemiological investigations; lab testing; engaging and providing guidance to healthcare partners; ensuring the safety & health of responders; providing timely and accurate information to the public; promoting the emotional health of New Yorkers and coordinating citywide COVID-19 vaccine administration. With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative to establish, expand, train, and sustain the public health workforce to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives over 2 years.
The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization which is the fiscal and administrative manager of the grant but will work be supervised by DOHMH. This is a grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.
The office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for the health of 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, heath education, referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. OSH has been the provider of public health services for over 100 years.
DOHMH has an opening for a COVID School Health Case Manager. OSH manages the health concerns of students that negatively impact academic success. Some cases necessitate closer tracking of services, as well as family and school guidance and support in the implementation of those services. The School Health Case Manager will support School Health physicians with care coordination for high-risk students.
Conduct complex student assessments, case management requiring multiple accommodation requests.
Contribute as a members of interdisciplinary health care teams and health related committees to develop student health care plans
Collaborates with DOHMH/DOE supporting students impacted by COVID 19 and challenging social determinants of health.
Assist NYC schools with the development of strategic plans to address the social service needs of students/families impacted by COVID 19.
Reviews Home Instruction not recommended cases that require other accommodations.
Follows up of cases requiring additional documentation to complete the review.
Manages a database of high-profile cases.
Provides proactive outreach to parents/guardians regarding timely submission of all Accommodations. Sends health forms to be completed.
Troubleshoots parent/guardian concerns, provides information regarding accommodations processes.
Bachelor’s Degree, Nursing, RN, NYS License in good standing.
Previous experience working in fields related to health care for 3 years.
Capacity and willingness to learn School Health programs, services, and relative software.
The ideal candidate for this position must be a pro-active and self-motivated individual with the ability to work in teams and in a highly dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders and timelines.
Salary – $79,000
Additional Desired Qualities:
Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
Experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone.
Experience working with the public health sector and coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders.
Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
This is a temporary grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.
This individual must reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) by their confirmed start date.
Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties. This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies
NOTE: All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy. Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).
PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and veterans.
About Public Health Solutions
Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support New Yorkers and their families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. Learn more about our work at healthsolutions.org.