Infection Control Evaluator
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Infection Control Evaluator

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 (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases, Project Firstline Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Training Project)

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 viral hepatitis, foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.  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.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking to fill one position in the Congregate Settings Investigation and Response Unit (CSIRU) which will support infection prevention and control (IPC) leadership and coordinate activities related to outbreak investigations and response to COVID-19 exposures in residential congregate settings. It is expected that the Congregate Care IPC Evaluator will work up to 35 hours per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee, analyze, and communicate results of IPC needs assessments of various congregate setting types with support from other CSIRU staff.
  • Develop and conduct brief surveys of congregate care staff at various facility types to assess their primary spoken and reading languages, literacy levels, and ages, and identify IPC training gaps.
  • With support from IPC Education Team, develop and deploy survey of facilities for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities to assess and promote IPC capacity.

Develop and internally disseminate routine summary reports of needs assessment findings to identify training gaps and inform outreach and education efforts, including a comprehensive final report.

Qualifications
 
 
  1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and two years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Preference given to New York City residents
  • Public health and/or infection prevention and control experience and training, particularly with facility-level or system-wide needs assessments
  • Experience working with diverse teams and different communication styles
  • Ability to coordinate remotely with teams
  • Proficiency in navigating computer systems; ability to learn new data systems quickly and to comply with data integrity and security to safeguard all personal identifiable information
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and distress
  • Ability to show empathy and be nonjudgmental toward distressed individuals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment
  • Candidates of highly impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is $84,468 – 97,138.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

 

 

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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