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.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))
The Bureau of Communicable Disease (BCD), part of the Division of Disease Control, is composed of seven units/programs which are responsible for monitoring and investigating 73 infectious diseases including foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne, zoonotic, and antibiotic-resistant infections. The Bureau also monitors and analyzes trends in disease data and provides consultation to the medical community and the public on the recognition, prevention, and control of communicable diseases.
We are seeking to fill one position in the Antibiotic Resistance Prevention Unit (ARU) which will provide program coordination and administrative support to ARU including the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team. It is expected that the Antibiotic Resistance Coordinator will work 35 hours per week.
· Support meeting coordination for the ARU and IPC teams, including organizing meetings, developing agendas, and recording and circulating meeting notes and follow-up items.
· Manage an inventory of AR and IPC trainings and resources to support workforce development of appropriate internal staff, and facilitate staff enrollment where feasible.
· Manage the ARU and IPC team calendar, including tracking and promotion of AR and IPC trainings, events, and CDC grant reporting deadlines.
· Support sharefolder and project file management, including monitoring of CDC communications for healthcare-associated infection (HAIs), AR, and IPC.
· Support AR Project Manager with coordination of CDC HAI, AR, and IPC grant monitoring and reporting.
· Support AR Project Manager with coordination of a city-wide antibiotic stewardship initiative.
· Undertake project management tasks as required.
· Other tasks may include supporting the Surveillance and Epidemiology (SurvEpi) Emergency Response Group while the DOHMH Incident Command System is activated for NYC public health emergencies (e.g., COVID-19, Monkeypox)