Public Health Specialist III
Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 09/19/16
The Public Health Specialist III will join a team of public health professionals to work on a grant-funded study focusing on birth defects related to exposure to Zika virus. The Public Health Specialist III will be responsible for overseeing the project as well as preparing annual progress reports and other required reports. She/he will coordinate and schedule regular conference calls with partners and maintain meeting notes. She/he will work to gain access to electronic medical records at hospitals. She/he will prepare a completed surveillance plan outlining approaches for rapid reporting and data collection using active case finding methodologies. The Public Health Specialist III will communicate with hospitals and send reminders and feedback about missed reports. All NYS hospitals will be required to submit the previous month's discharges to the Congenital Malformations Registry (CMR) for newborns with specific central nervous system defects. The Public Health Specialist III will be responsible for ensuring that hospitals submit cases in a timely manner.
The CMR will begin regular communication with NYS medical professional organizations and leaders at Regional Perinatal Centers to establish CMR reporting. The Public Health Specialist III will schedule and lead these meetings.
The Public Health Specialist III will assist the CMR in partnering with Regional Perinatal Centers and NYS medical specialty organizations to develop and provide webinars on birth defects related to Zika virus exposure customized to their members/institutions. The Public Health Specialist III will help prepare a webinar on birth defects and Zika for hospital coders and reporters.
The Public Health Specialist III will work on a team to prepare a plan outlining how the CMR can improve referral to services for affected families and individuals. She/he will work with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) and NYS DOH to continue public health messaging through social media and agency websites.
Salary Min USD $53,875.00/Yr.
Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree in social or health sciences and two years of experience in a public health, human services or a health related organization or program; OR an Associate’s degree in social and health sciences and four years of such experience; OR a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of related experience. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of related experience.
Preferred Qualifications :
Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health or a related field. Project management experience and knowledge of environmental epidemiology and environmental exposure issues and how they pertain to congenital malformations are desirable. At least one year of experience managing different aspects of a grant funded public health project. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent organizational skills strongly preferred. Knowledge of SAS statistical software a plus.
Conditions of Employment :
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
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