Hep C Network Clinical Coordinator

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Viral Hepatitis Program is devoted to supporting NYC hospitals and medical providers improve hepatitis C (HCV) screening, linkage to care, and treatment access through the Hep C Clinical Exchange Network (HepCX). HepCX is the first of its kind nationwide, focusing on increasing the HCV care capacity of hospitals through peer-to-peer provider education and city-wide program collaboration.

There are currently 59 clinical providers and leaders (“Hep C Champions”), in the fields of gastroenterology, infectious disease, HIV medicine and primary care, from 34 NYC hospitals in all five boroughs represented in HepCX. The role of the Hep C Champion is to bring and share best practices to and from HepCX and their respective hospitals. The Viral Hepatitis Program employs the multi-pronged Knowledge Translation methodology to provide technical support, opportunities for training and development, city-wide surveillance information, and educational materials for the network. To find out more about this ground-breaking project visit us at hepcx.nyc.

The Viral Hepatitis Program has an opening for a part-time Network Clinical Coordinator who will conduct outreach and provide HepCX members with targeted clinical technical support. The right candidate must be outgoing with strong verbal and written communication skills and thrives in self-directed projects.

The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization that is the fiscal manager for DOHMH, but will be supervised by the DOHMH Viral Hepatitis Program and be based at DOHMH’s headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, NY.

Responsibilities:

  • Practice Transformation
    • Conducting on-site visits to provide technical assistance to physicians to improve HCV patient screening, linkage to care, and treatment access
    • Providing support for workflow redesign and electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use to improve screening, laboratory testing, care coordination, and data reporting and analysis
    • Conduct hospital surveys and analyses related to grant deliverables and access to, quality of care for HCV infection
    • Conduct or participate in quality improvement special projects geared toward improving service delivery at Network hospitals
    • Manage dissemination of and coordinate feedback sessions on quarterly champion performance report card
  • Project Management
    • Participate in the development and implementation of related HCV interventions and guidelines
  • Training
    • Develop and deliver presentations and trainings in group and 1-on-1 in-person settings and via conference calls and webinars to internal and external audiences including hospital leadership
  • Communication
    • Participate in writing or revising the HCV treatment toolkit and other clinical materials as needed
    • Present ideas and concepts verbally and in writing in a way that fosters learning, collaboration and transfer of skills

Qualifications:

  • MD and medical license in New York State
  • Related residency training: internal medicine, with infectious disease, or gastroenterology training
  • Knowledge of viral hepatitis care
  • Knowledge of EHRs, meaningful use, and clinical work flow
  • Ability to analyze and present data to groups and individuals
  • Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, staff and external organizations
  • Ability to travel within the 5 boroughs of NYC
  • Excellent time management, project management, organizational and communication skills

 Preferred Skills

  • MPH
  • CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service training
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate expertly with clinical providers
  • Experience in data analysis or interpretation of program and surveillance data
  • Electronic health record and training experience
  • Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments

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With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, we’re one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we’re also one of our nation’s oldest public health agencies. The challenges we face range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, and the threat of bioterrorism. We’re tackling these 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.

 

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