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Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower
Minimum Qualifications Transfer: Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Public Health Program Nurse, G24 OR NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a position G22 or higher and deemed eligible for transfer to Public Health Program Nurse (PHPN) under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law by also possessing the below provisional qualifications. Provisional: a bachelor’s of science or higher degree in nursing; AND a current New York State license and registration as a professional registered nurse; AND four years of post-licensure nursing experience that includes at least one year of experience in public health and related health systems in one or more of the following areas: monitoring, diagnosing, investigating, disease prevention, surveillance and control activities, educating, researching, developing policies and initiatives, enforcing laws and regulations, assuring provision of health care, evaluating, and/or quality assurance activities in connection with the health status of individuals, populations in the community, and/or across populations.
Experience conducting vaccine preventable disease surveillance and control. Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills; ability to coordinate and complete multiple activities; knowledge of immunization recommendations and schedules. Experience conducting outreach with healthcare and/or community partners. Excellent written and oral skills.
Duties Description The nurse will serve as the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program surveillance coordinator and will serve as the back-up for other program nurses to ensure continuity of critical clinical immunization activities. Activities will include: coordinating vaccine preventable disease surveillance and reporting and control for New York State outside of New York City. This includes monitoring metrics of vaccine preventable disease report completeness, accuracy and timeliness; serving as a liaison to local health departments, the Wadsworth Laboratory and other partners within the Department of Health; developing and updating guidance materials; providing guidance and technical assistance to local health departments and regional offices that is consistent with New York State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines; serving as a resource for public health and healthcare personnel and the public, including answering questions that routinely come to the Bureau as well as developing and updating appropriate written materials to be shared with various public and professional audiences; conducting education, training, presentations, and targeted guidance to healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, and local health departments on best practices regarding disease surveillance; direct supervision of an Evaluation Specialist in vaccine preventable disease surveillance and data management activities.
Additional Comments Full-time, permanent transfer or provisional pending examination. Provisional appointee will be required to take the next Civil Service PHPN examination, and be immediately appointable on the resulting eligible list, to maintain employment. Occasional Statewide travel, including overnights and travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation is required.
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Notes on ApplyingSubmit a resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, DJA/PHPN/22912, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by email to email@example.com, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with a subject line DJA/PHPN/22912. Resumes will be accepted until November 30, 2018.