The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
DOHMH COVID-19 Vaccination Plan- Round 3 Supplemental Gotham Center, LIC
The mission of the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) is to prevent the occurrence and transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, influenza, human papillomavirus, and invasive pneumococcal disease, through immunization.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BOI has implemented a citywide COVID-19 vaccination campaign to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the health care system and the NYC community. The campaign is focused on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, ensuring access to the most vulnerable New Yorkers.
The City Medical Specialist for the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign will conduct activities critical to the success of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. As a member of the Clinical Planning and Operations Team, the incumbent will work with the team to update and refine vaccine allocation strategies and vaccination plans for the health care sector as COVID-19 vaccine supply increases and to provide technical assistance to vaccination providers. Primary responsibilities will include support of vaccination operations in facilities such as hospitals, urgent care centers, and independent provider offices. Responsibilities may also include support of operations in long-term care facilities and other congregate settings, federally qualified health centers, chain pharmacies and independent pharmacies. The City Medical Specialist will ensure vaccination providers are following clinical and operational guidance, storing and handling vaccines appropriately and reporting vaccines administered to the Citywide Immunization Registry.
- As a member of the Clinical Planning and Operations Team, participate in refining vaccine allocation and distribution strategy to the health care sector.
- Manage healthcare facility liaisons supporting vaccination operations in hospitals, urgent care centers, independent provider offices, long-term care facilities, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies.
- Provide technical assistance to ensure all vaccination providers are following clinical and operational guidance, storing and handling vaccines appropriately and reporting vaccines administered to the Citywide Immunization Registry.
- Liaise within DOHMH and with external City agencies to support citywide efforts to vaccinate specific populations, such as those residing in congregate settings, the homebound and those over age 65.
- Participate in additional COVID-19 vaccination activities as needed.
- Participate in additional adult immunization activities as needed.
- Participate in addition BOI activities as needed, including Doctor-of-the-Week.