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 recognize 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:
--Co-lead the NYC Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee, which reviews all maternal deaths that occur in NYC, and makes recommendations based on review findings.
--Responsibility for components of the Bureau's Maternity Hospital Quality Improvement Network to reduce racial and ethnic inequities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
--Lead mandated sterilization reporting, including assuring hospital compliance with NYC and Federal reporting requirements.
--Oversee case reviews and annual report on sleep-related infant mortality.
--Respond to clinical queries from the Commissioner of Health, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, City Hall and others.
--Collaborate with other agency Bureaus, sister agencies, NYS Department of Health, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other local, state or national agencies to coordinate, align and advance the Bureau's work with the work of other partners.
--Provide (directly or indirectly by clinicians supervised by the Medical Director) clinical guidance, expertise and technical assistance to support Bureau activities.
--Review and disseminate scientific literature to inform Bureau program and policy initiatives.
--Supervise physicians and other staff.
--Respond to press queries and conduct interviews with the media as needed.
--Represent the Assistant Commissioner (AC) and Bureau at meetings, conferences and other activities as needed. Serve as Acting AC in the AC's absence.
Minimum Qual Requirements
a) A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and b) Completion of an approved residency program in an accredited hospital, including three years of experience, in either internal medicine, or family practice, or pediatrics, or another related specialty area required by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and c) Valid board certification or board eligibility issued by the appropriate American Subspecialty Board in Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, or a related subspecialty; and d) Completion of an approved fellowship program in an accredited hospital, including two years of experience, in either infectious diseases, or pulmonary medicine, or another related subspecialty required by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
1) Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology or Family Medicine 2) Master's in Public Health degree or Master's degree in related field 3) Minimum 5 years managerial and supervisory experience 4) Understanding of and commitment to reproductive and racial justice as essential frameworks to guide and implement the work; experience implementing activities applying a reproductive and racial justice lens and approach 5) Experience working with community partners and/or community-based work.
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Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 421923.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior
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