Current license and registration to practice medicine in New York State and board eligible or board certified in a relevant medical specialty AND either a Master’s degree in public health or one year of experience in a public health program.
Up to 10% of the time, the incumbent in this position may be required to perform patient histories, examinations, and other clinical and epidemiologic care as needed as part of public health activities.
The incumbent in this position will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.
At least three years of work experience in public health or preventive medicine within a health department, academic, or clinical setting. At least three years of work experience in healthcare epidemiology. Education or other substantial training in healthcare epidemiology or infection control. Familiarity with communicable diseases and healthcare-associated infection surveillance and outbreak response activities.
The Public Health Physician II will oversee the coordination of responses to infectious disease outbreaks, public health threats, and emergencies in the region. In addition, the incumbent will regularly collaborate with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on cross-cutting issues. The incumbent will be responsible for providing epidemiologic and medical expertise and oversight to hospitals and nursing homes in NYC and the surrounding boroughs and other healthcare settings for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and outbreaks, including multidrug-resistant organisms, Candida auris, COVID-19, and other emerging threats such as Ebola. The incumbent will provide telephone, electronic, and on-site medical expertise and guidance to a broad range of health care professionals and healthcare settings; oversee surveillance and reporting of outbreaks in healthcare facilities; oversee the design and implementation of prevention projects designed to reduce or eliminate HAIs; assess the effectiveness of surveillance, investigative and intervention methods used during outbreaks; develop guidance documents on new and emerging pathogens for use by NYSDOH staff, local health departments and health care providers; perform patient histories, examinations, and other clinical and epidemiologic care as needed as part of public health activities; and other appropriate related duties.
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans