The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children. The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognizes their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Provide clinical expertise on issues related to infant mortality, breastfeeding and safe sleep promotion, maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity as seen through an equity lens.
--Support best clinical practices for respectful maternity care, in collaboration with the Bureau's Sexual and Reproductive Justice Community Engagement Group.
--Work with other DOHMH bureaus, hospitals, medical and community providers, consultants and others to implement child health projects.
--Prepare reports responses and presentations on the causes of infant death and morbidity, including data, clinical findings, preventability, and recommendations for program and policy changes to reduce such events.
--Present scientific information to various community and provider audiences, including at the local, state and national level.
--Collaborate with the Bureau's Research and Evaluation (R & E) staff to support the creation or revision of surveys and other research tools, literature reviews and program evaluation.
--Provide education, training, consultation, and/or input for other DOHMH bureaus, as well as external clinical providers, professional organizations and others on infant and child health.
--Participate in the development and/or the review of medical and technical materials and curricula developed by the Bureau for consumers and providers.
--Ensure that sleep-related infant death surveillance data are collected and reviewed quarterly, and that annual reports are generated for program, community and provider audiences.
-- Participate in the preparation of letters, testimony, press inquiries and policy statements.
--Assist in the preparation of grant proposals to government and private funders, and grant management.
--Serve as a member and/or alternate for the Medical Director on local, state and national groups.
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and either: a) Valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in any specialty area required by the agency; or
b) Current approved application on file for admission to the certifying examination given by the appropriate American Specialty Board in any specialty area required by the agency.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements for Assignment Level I described above, one year of satisfactory experience practicing in the specialty area.
--Five or more years of experience in a clinical setting, preferably in the pediatrics or family medicine
--Knowledge of infant and child health issues, including exposure to the concepts of social determinants, equity, sexual and reproductive justice
--A Master's degree in Public Health or equivalent Master's degree
--Experience working on and implementing Quality Improvement initiatives in a hospital setting
--Excellent analytical, writing, and verbal skills are highly desired
--The candidate must be able to organize and keep track of several projects simultaneously and have strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point; internet and library database searches; and bibliographic databases, e.g. Endnote).
--Previous experience in administration, budget, procurement and program management or coordination in a community and/or hospital-based setting.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 366123.
Internal Number: 366123
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