The Public Health Physician 2 or 3 (PHP 2/3) will function as a director or medical director for an assigned bureau or regional health program, or as an assistant medical director for a Central Office division requiring oversight of a physician; or serves as the medical director or director for a regional office.
Assigned program area and other duties are contingent on expertise and medical specialty. Assigned program area and tasks may include but are not limited to the following:
Center for Environmental Health: Provide scientific, medical, & public health expertise to identify, understand and prevent risks to human health in NYS’s living and working environments. Collaborate with staff from the various research and surveillance programs to design and execute studies related to worker exposures, assessment of human exposures to environmental contaminants, and use program data to evaluate outcomes and adjust program goals. Other duties include but not limited to providing guidance for the treatment of lead poisoned children; conducting clinical case reviews for the Congenital Malformations Registry; providing medical oversight for the Occupational Health Clinic Network; leading illness outbreak investigations; and working to strengthen communications with medical providers on environmental health issues.
Division of Epidemiology: Provide clinical direction and epidemiologic consultation for the prevention and control of disease transmission, including healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and outbreaks, vaccine-preventable diseases, tuberculosis control, and communicable infectious diseases for one or more Bureaus within the Division and to healthcare providers, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, local health departments, correctional facilities, other state agencies and stakeholders across New York State. Develop and evaluate the design and implementation of scientific studies across the Division that assess the effectiveness of disease surveillance, investigation, and interventions in various healthcare and community settings. Provide oversight into the development of system-wide approaches to surveillance, implementation, evaluation and modification; conduct epidemiologic research and prepare reports and manuscripts for publication; and develop policy and clinical guidance documents on new and emerging public health threats and pathogens for use by Department of Health staff, local health departments, and health care providers.
AIDS Institute: Will be instrumental in shaping HIV, hepatitis C, and STD care and services, drug user health, and LGBT health care throughout New York State. Provide clinical oversight and expertise to all AIDS Institute programs, including the State’s overall Ending the Epidemic (ETE) initiative as well as individual program areas. Develop recommendations for and review clinical guidance and policy documents and lead the HIV clinical work force initiative, which involves monitoring New York's HIV clinical workforce to address the shortage of clinicians trained to provide HIV health care services; the New York/Virgin Islands AIDS Education and Treatment Center (AETC); court-ordered HIV testing of defendants and treatment of victims of sexual assault governed by State legislation; exposure of emergency response workers; and PrEP, PEP, and nPEP initiatives.
Bureau of Tuberculosis: Provide statewide clinical leadership for the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program and Refugee Health Program, coordinating closely with other communicable disease programs at DOH and other state agencies. Develop clinical guidance and educational materials, conducting outreach to clinical colleagues, and coordinating closely with local health departments, the Regional TB Center of Excellence, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Provide medical consultation, facilitate clinical cohort reviews and program assessments, coordinate outbreak/event response, and accelerate wider implementation of new diagnostic tests and treatments. An increasing focus on TB elimination through effective diagnosis and treatment of TB infection will require broad outreach to primary care settings and communities with higher disease burden.
Family Health: Provide medical and public health support to the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant programs, assist in policy development, and provide input and direction on quality improvement and research activities to address the needs of the maternal and child health population. Serve as a resource and provide clinical support to the Division programs as well as Department initiatives as a MCH subject matter playing a critical role in child, adolescent, women, and family health. Interact with diverse providers and partners throughout the state and will represent the Division on a variety of state and national committees to promote understanding and cooperation with Division goals.
Qualifications: Public Health Physician 2 (PHP 2): possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State, board-eligible or board certification in a medical specialty, and either a master’s degree
in Public Health, or one year of experience in a public health program.
Public Health Physician 3 (PHP 3): possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State, board certification in a medical specialty, and either a master’s degree in Public Health, or two years of experience in a public health program.
Preferred qualifications: Experience in in communicable disease, public health, or preventive medicine within a health department, academic, or clinical setting. Education or other substantial training and work experience in epidemiology. Familiarity with communicable diseases, healthcare associated infections, tuberculosis control, and/or infectious disease surveillance and outbreak response activities.
Experience as an Infectious Disease Trained Physician; an Internal Medicine and/or Family Medicine Trained Physician with HIV Specialist certification; an Internal Medicine and/or Family Medicine Trained Physician with HIV experience; or Internal Medicine and/or Family Medicine Trained Physician with HCV experience
Fellowship in Applied Public Health; experience in environmental and/or occupation medicine
*Hiring Salary is $219,376 for PHP2 and $232,778 for PHP3.
In consideration of priorities and workload, the Public Health Physician position:
• May include travel, including overnights, to areas not served by public transportation.
• May include extended hours, sometimes with limited notice to meet operational needs; this may include evenings and/or weekends.
**May be located outside the Capital Region dependent upon work assignment.
Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Twelve (12) paid holidays yearly
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave yearly
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave yearly
• Eight (8) days of paid sick leave yearly
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave yearly to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
• Employees and eligible dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)