The mission of the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) is to improve the health of all New Yorkers through prevention and control of vaccine preventable diseases including hepatitis B. The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit is responsible for conducting surveillance for hepatitis B infected pregnant women and providing case management to help prevent the transmission of hepatitis B from the infected mothers to their newborns and contacts. Approximately 1800 hepatitis B infected women are identified in New York City each year. The Public Health Adviser I (PHA I) works under the supervision of a Supervising Public Health Adviser in the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention (PHBP) Unit in the Bureau of Immunization.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Conduct case investigations and case management of hepatitis B positive pregnant woman/mothers, their newborns and household contacts (citywide).
- Provide education about positive hepatitis B disease and prevention methods for hepatitis B infected pregnant woman and new mothers in person and over the phone.
- Conduct patient interviews to collect data on demographics, medical information and risk factors.
- Remind and assist mothers with scheduling medical appointments for vaccinating and testing newborns for hepatitis B.
- Obtain vaccination and laboratory records from healthcare and laboratory facilities.
- Monitor compliance with recommended vaccine schedule for infants and household contacts using a computerized data management system.
Minimum Qual Requirements:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “2” above; or
- Education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2” or “3” above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in “1” above or six months of experience as described in “2” above.
A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser, Assignment Level I, or at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement “2” above.
Fluent in Chinese/Mandarin or French/Creole
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
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:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 308047.
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.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.