Viral Hepatitis Program Medical Director, Bureau of Communicable Diseases


Job ID: 455526

Proposed Salary Range: $ 72,038.00 – $189,000.00 (Annual)

Apply online with a cover letter to: In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 455526.

Job Description

The Bureau of Communicable Disease at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) is seeking a physician experienced in public health, hepatitis B and C clinical practice, drug user health and immigrant health to guide clinical activities within the Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP). BCD oversees surveillance and outbreak investigations for more than 70 reportable diseases. VHP conducts surveillance and applied research, policy and program development and implementation, program evaluation, provider training, community coalition building, community and health department navigation programs and public education awareness initiatives, in the areas of prevention, linkage to care and treatment for hepatitis B and C.


* Take a leadership role in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a NYC Viral Hepatitis Elimination Plan, including community and DOHMH stakeholder engagement.

* Lead clinical capacity building initiatives for hepatitis B and C in NYC, including developing guidance, spearheading outreach to clinical organizations, assessment of clinical needs, development and implementation of effective interventions to improve clinical care, and dissemination of effective interventions.

* Support VHP Directors to develop, implement, monitor, evaluate and disseminate surveillance, program and research initiatives.

* Take a leadership role in Viral Hepatitis Program development and sustainability, including strategic integration of surveillance and programs, securing staff lines, applying for grant and city funding to carry out surveillance and program activities at DOHMH and in the community, and advocating for the program within DOHMH and the City administration.

* Serve as the principal investigator on grants, overseeing IRB, legal and fiscal compliance. Support program Directors and managers to complete grant deliverables, reports and applications.

* Develop innovative projects to address gaps in viral hepatitis care in NYC.

* Set priorities and ensure that viral hepatitis work is in alignment with Bureau, Division, and Agency goals; and promote and prioritize health equity, and racial and social justice.

Preferred Skills

–Expertise in viral hepatitis clinical care, drug user health and immigrant health, Master in Public Health or other public health or program development and implementation training

–Experience in program development, implementation and evaluation, including using data to monitor quality improvement

–Grant writing and administration experience; supervisory and team-building experience

–Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate expertly with clinical and non-clinical providers

–Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments.

Additional Information


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.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:


Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or

2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in “1” above. However, all candidates must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and one year of medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 455526.

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.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position



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