City Medical Specialist, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control

Long Island City, New York
Sep 05, 2019
Oct 05, 2019
Infectious Disease
Part Time
Position Type

City Medical Specialist, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control 
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Job ID: 396043
# of Positions: 1
Business Title: 
Title Code No: 53040
Level: 02
Title Classification: Non-Competitive
Job Category: Health
Proposed Salary Range: $73.37 - $78.59 (Hourly)
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location: 1 Court Square, Queens
Division/Work Unit: TB Medical Affairs
**35 hours/Week -Part-time

The mission of the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control (BTBC) is to prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and eliminate it as a public health problem in New York City.  The BTBC goals are:  1. To identify all individuals with suspected of confirmed TB disease and ensure their appropriate treatment, identify on a regimen of directly observed therapy. 2. To ensure that individuals who are at high risk for progression from latent infection to active disease (e.g., contacts of active cases, immunocompromised individuals, recent immigrants from areas where TB is widespread receive treatment for latent TB infection and do not develop disease.

* Perform histories and physicals, evaluate laboratory and microbiologic data and other radiological studies to determine if a patient needs treatment for tuberculosis disease or infection.
* Monitor and ensure patient compliance during treatment.
* Participate in the implementation of patient care protocols for care and treatment of latent TB infection or active TB disease in the BTBC chest centers.
* Oversee work of other City Medical Specialists, health care providers and BTBC staff in the evaluation and treatment of tuberculosis.
* Become an integral member of the case management team, perform systematic reviews of patient cases and contact investigation.
* Participate in contact investigation and evaluating clients for disease or preventative therapy.
* Act as a consultant to community doctors and other health care providers in all aspects of tuberculosis.
* Attend conferences, symposiums, seminars, and meetings as appropriate.
* Write standard and special reports as assigned.
* Participate in agency wide emergency response activities.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and either:
a) Valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in any specialty area required by the agency; or
b) Current approved application on file for admission to the certifying examination given by the appropriate American Specialty Board in any specialty area required by the agency.
To be assigned to Assignment Level II, individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements for Assignment Level I described above, one year of satisfactory experience practicing in the specialty area.

To be assigned to Assignment Level III, individuals must possess:
a) A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and
b) A Master's degree in Public Health, or equivalent Master's degree, including or supplemented by graduate credits in epidemiology and biostatistics. Completion of Epidemic Intelligence Service program of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to substitute for this Master's degree; and
c) At least two years of satisfactory experience after receipt of the Master's degree, or equivalent, in the practice of epidemiology. Specialty Board Certification or eligibility may be substituted for one year of this experience.

To be assigned to Assignment Level IV, individuals must possess:
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.

Preferred Skills
- Bilingual abilities: English/Chinese (all dialects) and/or English/Spanish or any other second language would be considered
- Supervisory Experience
- Knowledge of Public Health
- Good computer skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Must be willing to work Saturdays


Additional Information
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. 
• Current Resume  
• 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:

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to .  In the Job ID search bar, enter: Job ID number # 396043.

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.

Residency Requirement: New York City Residency is not required for this position