COVID-19

Overview

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.

Program Overview

The Bureau of Public Health Clinics (BPHC) has the mission to promote a healthy community by providing New Yorkers with the resources needed to make informed and empowered health decisions; identify and treat tuberculosis and provide immunization and sexual health services regardless of ability to pay or immigration status through the 8 Sexual Health clinics and 4 Tuberculosis Chest Centers throughout New York City (NYC). To achieve this, the Bureau provides direct clinic services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sexual partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness.

During the COVID-19 pandemic BPHC was able to pivot sexual health clinics and further enhance to support COVID-19 testing and vaccine services, including laboratories testing of specimen on site for rapid PCR confirmatory results within 24 hours. The following infrastructural allows BPHC to continue to support the following services within the clinical settings for ongoing response as temporary testing and vaccine sites begin to demobilize.

Job Description

DOHMH has an opening for a Covid Quickie Manager. In support of COVID-19 pandemic response, Bureau of Public Health Clinics in response is building capacity to address public health priorities deriving from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases infections such as sexually transmitted infections including HIV, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis, and to prepare for future public health challenges by hiring the critical position of Covid Quickie Manager, which will report to Director of Express services within BPHC.

Specifically, the Covid Quickie Manager will:

Directly responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations within COVID-19 diagnostic testing clinics and clinic schedule.
Oversee operational management duties related to COVID Express testing and vaccine clinics
Support COVID clinic staff with trainings as needed.
Coordinate with Public Health Lab with COVID test results and troubleshooting as needed to meet community needs.
Collaborate as needed to support COVID-19 contact tracing and resources available.

Qualifications:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in a public health program, performing duties involving case finding, case management, interviewing, investigating and other related public health work, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
An associate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; and four years of experience as described in “1” above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and six years of experience as described in “1” above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Additional Desired Qualities:

Experience with stakeholder engagement and project management.
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.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Additional Information:

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.