Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of experience providing direct patient/client services in a health, human service or community based organization, or institutional setting; OR an Associate's degree in a related field and four years of such experience; OR six years of such experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one year of experience.
The experience may include communicable disease, mental health, or alcohol/substance abuse counseling. School health offices are considered an institutional setting and health care providers, such as private physician's offices are considered health care settings; AND/OR performing oversight activities in a health regulatory organization to determine compliance with appropriate laws, rules or regulations; AND/OR performing responsibilities as a registered nurse; AND/OR conducting epidemiological research including assisting data collection, conducting patient interviews, abstracting medical records, participating in study design, and developing questionnaires AND/OR data analysis.
Research must have involved the study of incidence, spread, AND/OR control of communicable or chronic diseases. Laboratory bench research will not be considered qualifying.
The incumbent in this position will be required to have their own telephone, computer, wireless internet (WiFi) and electronic equipment. The technology requirements are as follows:
PC with Windows 10, Antivirus Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall; or Mac with Apple OS X 10.13, Antivirus Protection: Sophos; and personal mobile device.
A valid driver's in good standing will be required for travel to areas not served by public transportation.
A degree in social work; experience in social work; familiarity with and experience working in a health system in NYS; experience working with community resources and social services in NYS; bilingual in English and at least one other language; experience interacting professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress; experience handling confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
The Public Health Representative III will be responsible for working directly with local health departments and county agencies to identify needs amongst COVID-19 patients and search for local solutions in the following geographic areas: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange counties and additional downstate counties.
Local solutions include food banks, mental health services, visiting nurses, and other community programs helping patients in need and/or people in isolation or quarantine. The incumbent will conduct virtual needs checks with COVID-19 patients and assist in the development of care plans; connect at-risk COVID-19 positive patients and people in quarantine to community resources; serve as a liaison between patients and community resources to educate and provide technical assistance, facilitating access and utilization of appropriate resources; enhance working relationships with community resources, groups and individuals; monitor phone calls the team is responsible for, including contacting people with COVID-19 to find out their contacts, as well as calling contacts and informing them of their exposure and arrange for testing; and perform other appropriate related duties.
Conditions of Employment
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.
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Health Research, Inc.