A Bachelor's degree and one year of experience providing direct patient/client services in a health, human service or community-based organization, or institutional setting; OR an Associate's degree and three years of such experience; OR a HS diploma and five years of such experience. A Master's degree in a relevant field may substitute for one year of experience.
Qualifying experience may include communicable disease, mental health, or alcohol/substance abuse counseling. School health offices are considered an institutional setting and health care providers, such as private physician’s offices are considered health care settings; AND/OR performing oversight activities in a health regulatory organization to determine compliance with appropriate laws, rules or regulations; AND/OR conducting epidemiological research including assisting in data collection, conducting patient interviews, abstracting medical records, participating in study design, and developing questionnaires and/or data analysis; AND/OR performing responsibilities as a registered nurse. Research must have involved the study of the incidence, spread, and/or control of communicable or chronic diseases. Laboratory bench research will not be considered qualifying experience.
Experience working with birthing facilities and hospitals, audiologists, pediatric primary care providers, and/or early intervention providers. Experience in quality improvement, performance management, or LEAN. Experience working with Microsoft Access and SurveyMonkey. Experience in reviewing data, creating reports, and presenting information to stakeholders. Excellent communications skills, including the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. Ability to effectively manage work on several projects simultaneously. Experience working with advanced features of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Working within the Bureau of Early Intervention in the NY Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program (EHDI), the incumbent will be part of a team responsible for using Quality Improvement methodology to reduce loss to follow-up/documentation for infants born in NYS who did not receive or did not pass their newborn hearing screening test. The individual will use a systems approach to support facilities in their effort to identify and follow-up on infants who require further care. More specific duties will include: working with birthing hospitals, audiology clinics, primary care providers and families in NYS to support the reporting mandate so that infants who are deaf or hard of hearing are identified at the soonest possible time and receive appropriate early intervention services; assisting with the establishment of quality improvement teams in hospitals to identify and test changes designed to reduce loss to follow up/documentation for infants born at their facility; and assisting with the Newborn Screening Pilot project to inform pediatricians of the need for follow-up of infants who do not pass their newborn hearing screening. Other related duties as assigned.
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
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