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Are you looking to advance your career while being able to make a difference in your community? If so the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) has an exciting opportunity for you!

We are currently recruiting for a Health Program Associate to work within our Practitioner Investigation Unit of the Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch. This role will be located centrally at our offices at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. This is a full-time, first shift, thirty five (35) hour per week role. The scheduled work hours are from 8:30am to 4:00pm, with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday. There is opportunity for a partial telework and flexible/alternate schedule to support a healthy work-life balance.


  • Investigate complaints against licensed healthcare professionals.
    Manage an investigation caseload and collect evidence in the form of legal documents, witness statements, observations, and other forms
    Analyze evidence, maintain activity logs, document case work, write detailed investigatory reports, and prepare materials for expert review
    Travel within the state and assist with conducting on-site inspections including: review and audit of infection control policies and practices, medical records, and quality assurance programs.
    Exercise discretion in handling confidential information
    Serve as the statewide lead for the regulation of the “beauty professions” licensed by the Department and who work in salons, spas, etc… that are regulated by local health departments
    Be involved in other investigatory issues related to regulated professions
    Speak before large groups, provide technical assistance, and provide testimony
  • The Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch regulates access to health care professions and provides regulatory oversight of health care facilities and services. The branch protects public health by ensuring competent and capable health care service providers. The branch consists of four major program components, which have responsibility for implementing state licensure and federal certification programs. The branch has the authority to investigate and take disciplinary action against providers who are in violation of the law or otherwise pose a risk to public health and safety.

About State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.