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The Senior Program Coordinator will oversee the implementation of CQII’s virtual quality improvement training program, called Learning Lab, to build capacity among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded providers and people with HIV; oversee the evaluation efforts to demonstrate the impact of CQII services and present at national HIV or quality improvement conferences; coordinate CQII activities to engage people with HIV and building their capacity for quality improvement; and oversee the coordination of other appropriate related duties.
The AIDS Program Manager I will manage the Research and Dissemination section in Health Care Financing and Analytics (HCFA). This section consists of two units with responsibilities related to data administration, dissemination, data mining and research. Responsibilities will include providing expertise and guidance toward policy development; managing and overseeing program planning, design and implementation; managing and overseeing evaluation and research activities; managing and overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of the evaluation and research agenda for Office of Medicaid Policy and Health Care Financing (OMPHCF); managing and overseeing the development and production of health service research papers, posters, technical reports and publications of considerable interest to the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infection and drug user health fields as well as to other populations served by the AIDS Institute; planning; oversight of data security; supervising staff; representing the AIDS Institute; and other appropriate related duties as assigned.
The Public Health Representative III will assist in the coordination of the day to day implementation and provision of technical assistance and training for the State’s Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program and clinical aspects of the State’s Cancer Services Program which provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, follow up diagnostics and treatment referrals to eligible clients. The incumbent will also provide technical assistance for the design and delivery of preventive services and cancer control interventions, as needed.
Primary duties related to the State’s Cancer Services Program (CSP) includes providing technical assistance to the CSP contractor case management and patient navigation staff to identify and facilitate clients in need of screening services, to ensure timely follow-up of clients in need of diagnostic services after receiving abnormal cancer screening results, and assistance with treatment access after positive diagnostics; quality assurance for client eligibility and clinical services provision; reporting; medical record review, and performing other appropriate related duties as assigned.
The Associate Program Research Specialist will work within the COVID-19 Contact Tracing data analytics team. The incumbent will oversee and define metrics, develop a plan, oversee and perform the necessary analytics and prepare acceptable reports of findings. The incumbent will provide subject matter expertise to Bureau staff and others on the analytical or research projects assigned to COVID-19 Contact Tracing Unit. The incumbent will supervise staff; oversee the preparation of reports and prepare reports for evaluation of the surveillance systems and lead the preparation of data summary reports, technical guidance, publications, and abstracts for presentations.
The Bureau is responsible for the management and oversight of several DOH mission critical surveillance systems including the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS), Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), the Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System (ESSS), and the Outbreak Management Solution (OMS). BSDS has oversight of the design, development, implementation, maintenance, enhancement and training related to the aforementioned systems, and all aspects of electronic surveillance data for over 60 reportable communicable diseases and emergency communicable disease events to ensure statewide compliance with reporting and tracking for reportable and emerging disease threats. New addition to the portfolio is the COVID-19 data analytics unit.
The Newborn Screening Program (NBSP) tests newborns for 50 congenital diseases. If these diseases are identified at birth, health outcomes are improved by early detection and treatment. The Data Administrator III will work with the IMD Specialty Care Centers to strengthen Long-term Follow-up (LTFU) data collection by clinical specialists from consented individuals. The incumbent will assist in developing and managing de-identified and aggregated data reporting in a REDCap based Longitudinal Pediatric Data Repository (LPDR). The Data Administrator III will also assist in developing LPDR user instruction and provide user trainings to the clinical staff; conduct crosswalks between LPDR and newborn screening database to elicit key data fields; assist in data exchange between LPDR and LTFU module in newborn screening database; and perform other appropriate related duties.
The Senior Health Program Education Coordinator will work within the Wadsworth Center’s Division of Infectious Diseases. The incumbent will be responsible for providing and overseeing the provision of outreach, education and training activities. The incumbent will work with subject matter experts in the Wadsworth Center Division of Infectious Diseases to oversee, develop, organize and implement training programs for clinical laboratorians and other partners. Other duties will include but are not limited to developing and overseeing databases containing information pertinent to clinical laboratories, overseeing and updating content for the Wadsworth Center Infectious Disease laboratories, managing training fellowships, overseeing, developing and distributing clinical laboratory-based surveys, and providing knowledge-based learning programs to public health laboratory partners.
The Research Scientist II (RSII), working within the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Wadsworth Center, will provide clinical laboratory training and outreach activities for infectious agents including biothreats and emerging infectious diseases. The RSII will be responsible for working with subject matter experts in the Wadsworth Center Division of Infectious Diseases to develop laboratory based training activities and organizing laboratory-based preparedness related meetings and projects. The incumbent will also perform microbiological testing of pathogens including culturing of organism for clinical specimens, automated testing methods, MALDI-TOF identification, biochemical based testing, and real-time PCR based testing, method development, outreach and training for clinical laboratory work (in-person and virtual) and perform applicable protocols for biothreat agents and emerging pathogens, sample collection, handling, packaging, processing, shipping, transport, receipt, storage, retrieval, and disposal in the clinical laboratory.
The Program Research Specialist II will assist in the coordination of case investigation, interjurisdictional case transfers, and data management related to COVID-19. The incumbent will also assist in the coordination and development of and deliver trainings on respiratory disease topics, including outbreak investigation and reporting systems. Specific duties include analyzing state-specific data for departmental presentations and reports; participating in the analysis, and manuscript preparation related to outbreak investigations; assisting in the coordination and development of and delivering trainings aimed at improving outbreak investigation quality. The incumbent will also perform other appropriate related duties.
The Laboratory Informatics Coordinator will work within the Division of Infectious Disease at the Wadsworth Center and will provide support for the Clinical Laboratory Information Management System (CLIMS). This platform is used to provide support for all aspects of laboratory testing and reporting of results of specimens and samples submitted to the public health laboratory within the laboratory information system. The incumbent will contribute to sample management, utilize data information management systems, provide results of testing and contribute to special initiatives, ensuring reporting follows appropriate communicable disease reporting and Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) requirements. The incumbent will provide assistance to external users in providing access to the system and test ordering; create tests in the system, information extraction and exchange of grant-related sample test data with the CDC Disease Specific Projects, including biothreat agents, COVID and emerging pathogens; and perform other appropriate related duties.
The Research Scientist II will perform research and analyses to support infection prevention and response activities in New York State. The incumbent will use several Department databases (e.g. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), Nosocomial Outbreak Reporting Application (NORA), all-payer database (APD/SPARCS), and the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) to monitor, track and analyze the local and regional epidemiology of Candida auris, Carbapenem Resistant Enterobactericeae (CRE), and other emerging pathogens. The results will be used to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve reporting and decrease the spread of infections. The Research Scientist II will perform data linkages, conduct statistical analyses, interpret the findings, and contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
The Public Health Program Nurse will provide clinically accurate guidance, information, instruction, and technical assistance on birth defect diagnoses to the NYSDOH site of the CDC-funded Birth Defects Study to Evaluate Pregnancy Exposures (BD-STEPS). This will involve providing oversight for case surveillance activities in two study regions: downstate and western NY. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising staff obtaining and abstracting clinical birth defect diagnosis data, providing guidance on study eligibility based on detailed clinical criteria for 17 major structural birth defect phenotypes, and corresponding with physician consultants to determine eligibility of complex cases. The incumbent will also be responsible for evaluating and improving the NYS BD-STEPS surveillance strategy for prenatally diagnosed birth defect cases; and perform other appropriate related duties.
Part time (22.50 hours/week), grant funded position.
The Manager, Systems Development and Data Systems will work within the the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology's (BHAE) Systems Development and Maintenance unit. The BHAE conducts HIV/AIDS surveillance activities including the facilitation and monitoring of all HIV-related laboratory, clinician and supplemental reporting in New York State. The incumbent will manage and oversee information technology infrastructure systems; processing, and maintenance functions related to HIV Surveillance and Partner Services data. Responsibilities include managing, developing and overseeing the complex, person-level data systems that support health department HIV-related surveillance, prevention, and Partner Services activities, and involve project planning, design, implementation, and evaluation; leading, managing and overseeing the coordination of projects and activities with other AIDS Institute and DOH units; supervising staff; providing technical expertise for electronic data security and confidentiality protections; representing the Bureau and the AIDS Institute; and other appropriate duties as assigned.
The incumbent will oversee HIV Case surveillance activities for New York State (NYS), with major responsibilities related to ensuring the provision of all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS) grant deliverables. Specific activities include: oversee, maintain and continue to develop laboratory and clinician reporting of HIV/AIDS in NYS. Develop policies and operating procedures for HIV/AIDS surveillance that are scientifically valid and aligned with the national standards for HIV/AIDS surveillance. Maintain written documentation of surveillance policies and operating procedures. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with surveillance partners within the NYS Department of Health (DOH), inclusive of staff involved in Partner Services, Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting, the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program, Regional Office Managers, the Wadsworth Center, and surveillance staff focusing on other disease entities. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with surveillance partners outside of the NYSDOH, inclusive of clinical laboratories with HIV-related reporting obligations to the NYSDOH. Collaborate with surveillance staff in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) to enhance surveillance practices for the entire state and surveillance/Partner Services contractual arrangements with the NYCDOHMH. Oversee the communication and coordination with the CDC staff associated with the CDC NHSS grant. Serve as a full member of the bureau surveillance research team, responsible for developing surveillance-related research questions and analytic proposals and managing all phases of surveillance data collection and evaluation of the surveillance system. In conjunction with the Director and colleagues, analyze, develop and coordinate the dissemination of surveillance system findings to professional, scientific, and lay audiences via the development of newsletters, web-postings, conference abstracts, posters and/or oral presentations, and published manuscripts. Other related duties as assigned.
The Research Scientist II (RSII) will collaborate with Virology team members to analyze next generation sequence data. This will include data generated by both whole genome and gene targeted methods, to identify and further characterize pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, other agents of outbreaks, and emerging infectious diseases. The RSII will develop, improve, modify, and operate data analysis pipelines, perform requested custom analyses, and generate analyzed results and reports to inform public health decisions. Other related duties as assigned.
The Research Scientist I (RSI) will perform COVID-19 molecular, PCR and sequencing testing, in collaboration with multiple Virology staff scientists. Sequencing will include both whole genome and gene targeted methods, to identify and further characterize SARS-CoV-2 samples, as well as other emerging pathogens. The RSI will be responsible for assisting with the design, validation and implementation of methods for pathogen specific Next Generation Sequencing to further characterize pathogens and emerging infectious diseases. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining equipment used for NGS and contribute to the assessment of new methods for sequencing, that will be used to assess emerging and re-emerging pathogens, outbreaks, and inform public health decisions. Other related duties as assigned.
The Research Scientist I (RSI) will participate in clinical testing utilizing culture-based and molecular methods for bacterial identification and susceptibility testing, as well as MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Additionally, the RSI will maintain specimens, utilize data information management systems, provide results of testing and contribute to special initiatives. The RSI will contribute to assay development to expand testing methods for characterization and surveillance of bacterial pathogens. The RSI will contribute to manuscripts and SOPs, provide presentations at meetings, and may travel to conferences and present posters. Other related duties as assigned.
The Executive Office Administrator will provide administrative oversight for policy activities; priority setting; and program planning, development, implementation and evaluation. The incumbent will oversee the coordination of a variety of special projects in the Executive Office and troubleshoot complex problems and issues; the incumbent will represent the Director and the Executive Office and will serve as liaison with DOH executive staff, the Public Affairs Group, the Office of Governmental and External Affairs, the Governor’s office and external organizations. Other related duties as assigned.
The AIDS Program Manager I will provide guidance and expertise on Medicare policy as it relates to persons served through AIDS Institute programs and the Ending the Epidemic initiative. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and younger adults with permanent disabilities, is the largest source of federal spending on HIV care.
The AIDS Program Manager I will oversee Medicare policy and its role for persons living with HIV; analyze established and proposed Medicare policy and its impact on access and benefits for people with HIV; manage, oversee and assess Medicare’s interaction with the Medicaid and Ryan White programs; furnish policy interpretation to staff, providers, and other stakeholders; manage and oversee the development of guidance documents; manage and oversee the development of recommendations on filling the gaps in Medicare-covered services and coordination among Medicare, Medicaid, State, and Ryan White-funded services; lead strategic planning activities; represent the AIDS Institute; and perform, manage and oversee other appropriate related duties as assigned.
The Evaluation Specialist III will work within the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Division of Health Data Innovation's Payer and Provider Informatics Unit. The Evaluation Specialist III will evaluate and examine racial/ethnic, geographic, and economic healthcare disparities trends as a part of a Federally-funded Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Health Disparities grant. The incumbent will integrate and create linkages between various administrative and clinical healthcare data sources. The incumbent will be responsible developing and providing oversight for the maintenance of the Division’s social determinants and demographic capabilities (i.e., ways to integrate and standardize racial or ethnic categories and other relevant variables) from various disparate NYS Dept. of Health data sources (e.g., immunization registries, electronic health records, hospital discharge data, and all payer claims, encounters, and coverage) to ensure consistent and accurate interpretation of results. The incumbent will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure completion of federal and state reporting requirements.
Specific duties include: Developing and implementing standardized demographic and other key data elements from various data sources; performing and overseeing data element analytics to ensure completeness, accuracy, and relevancy for varying healthcare disparities research questions; developing analytic reports and visualizations using data that are linked with various health care data; providing oversight for the maintenance and preparation of data dictionaries, techniques for standardization and cleansing, and methodologies for analysis; disseminate findings to appropriate audiences by way of presentations, summary reports, conference posters, and journal articles; make recommendations for data quality improvement activities; implement data quality control measures; coordinating feedback from internal and external stakeholder regarding use of social determinants of health data; and performing other appropriate related duties.
The Evaluation Specialist II will work within the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Division of Health Data Innovation's Payer and Provider Informatics Unit. The Evaluation Specialist II will support geospatial healthcare disparities research and evaluation as a part of a Federally-funded Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Health Disparities grant. The incumbent will integrate and create linkages between spatial, administrative, and clinical healthcare data sources to support the evaluation of trends in healthcare disparities by geospatial levels. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Division’s GIS capabilities (i.e., address standardization, geocoding, mapping, and visualization) and spatial analysis techniques when combining various NYS Dept. of Health data sources (e.g., immunization registries, electronic health records, hospital discharge data, and all payer claims, encounters, and coverage).
Specific duties include: Evaluation of geospatial datasets to be integrated into the Office’s enterprise solution; using and developing GIS tools and geospatial datasets to verify datasets and integrated results are current, accurate, and relevant for varying geospatial levels of analyses (including, neighborhoods, census blocks, municipal civil divisions (MCDs), or counties); creating analytic reports, maps, and visualizations using geospatial data that are linked with various clinical and administrative healthcare data; preparing documentation about system/tools methods; preparing presentation materials for sharing findings; and performing other appropriate related duties.