Surveillance Supervisor
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Day
Surveillance Supervisor

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 4 Supplemental Gotham Center, LIC

The mission of the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) is to prevent the occurrence and transmission of diseases through immunization. BOI promotes the immunization of children and adults against numerous vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). The BOI surveillance unit is responsible for conducting surveillance of measles, mumps, pertussis, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, invasive pneumococcal disease in children younger than 5 years and assuring the institution of control measures and outbreak response. The surveillance unit is also responsible for the management and analysis of surveillance data and monitoring the impact of new vaccines. Because of the international nature of New York City, there is an ongoing risk of importing VPDs. As such, the Surveillance Unit provides a critical function in protecting the health of all New Yorkers. The Public Health Epidemiologist (PHE) II will work under the supervision of the surveillance Unit Chief in BOI.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Public Health Epidemiologist II position is critical for investigating and monitoring suspected cases of vaccine preventable diseases. This role oversees the Public Health Advisors who conduct intake, assign new cases, and perform case and contact investigations of suspected VPDs, and keeps abreast of the status of all ongoing case and contact investigations, providing guidance for investigations, and communicating the status of all urgent cases to the Unit Chief. The PHE II will also oversee control measures for congregate settings to limit further transmission of VPDs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

*Oversee the Public Health Advisors who conduct intake, assign new cases, and perform case and contact investigations of suspected VPDs

*Keep abreast of the status of all ongoing case and contact investigations, providing guidance for investigations and coordinating testing with the Public Health Laboratory (PHL)

*Oversee control measures for settings of exposures by coordinating with sites (e.g., workplace, school, healthcare facility) to identify all exposed persons and provide guidance on control measures

*Communicate the status of all urgent cases to the Unit Chief

*Monitor cases received in surveillance database (Maven), to ensure complete identification of VPDs

*Review laboratory reports for suspected VPD cases and lab-related database workflows daily

 

*Manage Maven to monitor quality of data, perform data entry, and data cleaning

*Create, receive, and clean electronic data files for importation into Maven

*Assist with outbreak investigations, including monitoring case management workflows and reports in Maven

 

*Coordinate with public health officials in other US health jurisdictions to ensure case management

*Draft the monthly surveillance unit report

*Supervise Public Health Advisors and ensure adequate staff coverage for daily case management workflows

*Support surveillance, data management, and research activities under the supervision of the Unit Chief

Qualifications

* Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in Public Health
* Excellent organizational skills, efficiency, and ability to manage multiple priorities
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Basic skills in statistical software, e.g., SAS
* Excellent computer skills including MS Excel, MS Word, and Maven
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Experience conducting surveillance case investigations in public health practice
* Experience in creating and editing basic workflows and reports in Maven

 

There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirements, including NYC residency.

 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is $63,053 – $72,511 commensurate with education and experience.    

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume, with cover letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position.

 

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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