The Division of Prevention and Primary Care (PPC) works to advance population health through supporting access to high quality health services and by introducing innovative community and system changes that promote disease prevention and control in New York City. The Division builds upon a history of cutting-edge policy and programming in primary health care delivery systems and communities and applies an integrated public health and clinical care approach in its work to improve population health, prevent chronic disease, and advance equitable health outcomes. The Health Access Equity Unit, housed in PPC, seeks to develop and implement clinical and community models and interventions for improving health outcomes for people with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system, grounded in primary care.
The unit leverages strategic research and health surveillance, provider education and training, clinical and social systems programming, and policy analysis to advance approaches that address health and social needs of people with a history of justice involvement living in communities. The Health Access Equity Unit's signature initiative, The NYC Health Justice Network, unites primary care and social service organizations in an innovative system of care delivery and navigation for people with a history of justice involvement and their families. The NYC Health Justice Network approach includes trauma and resilience-informed care and engagement with community health workers.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the unit and its staff will drive evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches to improve the health of people with a history of justice involvement and to transform systems - especially the primary care delivery system - to address the unique needs of the population and their families. The Executive Director will be responsible for oversight of the unit's activities, including strategic guidance for the direction of the unit, supervision of staff, and engagement with internal and external partners.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Develop and promote a strategic vision for the Division's approach to addressing mass incarceration as a public health issue with special attention to solutions anchored in primary care.
- Direct all aspects of the Unit's work, including program and strategy development and oversight and management of clinical and technical research and programming.
- Oversee implementation and evaluation of the NYC Health Justice Network, a multi-year initiative seeking to improve health outcomes for people with justice involvement through engagement with primary care and community partners.
- Drive clinical and public health research to inform the Unit's work and to contribute to the local and national conversation on justice involvement and health.
- Oversee development, implementation, and evaluation of training of providers, community members, and others on topics relevant care for people with a history of justice-involvement, with a specific focus on trauma and resilience-informed care.
- Liaise and collaborate with other PPC bureaus and DOHMH divisions to optimize resources and expertise and engage with external partners including other city agencies, task forces, community organizations and advocates to inform priorities.
- Lead, inspire and mentor staff to accomplish the goals of the organization.
- Oversee the Unit's administrative operations, including staff supervision and mentoring, hiring of new staff, and management of funds.
- Identify and act on opportunities for strategic engagement with key partners, including health care and others, to transform systems of care delivery, employment, and navigation for people with a history of justice involvement.
- Chair clinical and community advisory groups that guide development and implementation of the Unit's work.
- Monitor and inform relevant legislation, rules and other local, state and national policy.
- Participate in Divisional activities, including leadership meetings, strategic planning, and reporting.
- Foster development of new initiatives and secure funding for implementation.
- Prepare manuscripts, memos, and reports, as well as give presentations on the Unit's work.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proven track record of innovative and creative thinking
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, have critical thinking skills, and be able to process, interpret, and synthesize information quickly
- Experience and familiarity with the justice-involved population in research, programming, and/or care delivery
- Research and evaluation experience
- Ability to manage high profile projects efficiently with attention to detail
- Experience managing and collaborating with internal and external partners to achieve mutual goals
- Experience with management, supervision, and mentorship of staff with diverse skillsets and backgrounds.
- Experience with correctional health, primary care, addiction medicine and/or behavioral health,
- Familiarity with the justice system and its various processes at the local, state, and/or national levels
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 381405.
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 record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City Residency is not required for this position
Minimum Qual Requirements
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or
A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in "1" above. However, all candidates must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and one year of medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
Internal Number: 381405
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