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Physician In Charge, Bureau of Public Health Clinics

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York City, New York
Closing date
Jun 18, 2022

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Job ID 531449           # of Positions 1

Business Title Physician In Charge, Bureau of Public Health Clinics


Title Code No 53040    Level 02

Title Classification  Non-Competitive

Proposed Salary Range $    79.23 - $    84.86 (Hourly)

Work Location 160 West 100Th Street Ny

Division/Work Unit PHC Administration

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Job Description

The sexual health unit of the BPHC (Bureau of Public Health Clinics) has the mission of improving the sexual heath of all New Yorkers. To achieve this, the Bureau provides direct clinic services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sex partners; provides education and training to providers and community groups; and develops policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The BPHC operates 8 sexual health clinics and one telemedicine hotline throughout New York City (NYC). This Bureau is hiring a City Medical Specialist to work in the Sexual Health Clinics and supervise physicians and nurse practitioners with respect to contraception, including all methods of long acting reversible contraception (LARC)


-Provide clinical supervision to the medical staff and mid-level providers for contraception.

-Establish and maintain high quality patient contraception services.

-Perform chart review and collaborate with trained LARC clinicians with respect to scheduling and performing LARC insertions.

-Provide direct patient care, including medical history taking, physical examinations, and diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

-Provide direct patient care for those living with HIV or at high risk for acquisition of HIV. This includes medical history taking, physical examination, diagnosis provision and the initiation of HIV therapy. On the day of service, provide PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis) or PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) for high risk individuals as part of the ending the epidemic strategy.

-Work closely with PrEP navigators, mental health specialists and HIV case managers to provide comprehensive psychosocial and behavioral care.

-Provide patients with a choice of contraception options available at the sexual health clinics.

-Adhere to Bureau Standards for productivity.

-Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Directors or Assistant Commissioner.

-As a contraception physician in charge (PIC), to participate in medical leadership meetings, to participate in research and/or quality improvements projects, to devise and conduct contraception trainings, and (along with the Medical director) to help develop certification/standards of care.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and either:

  1. Valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in any specialty area required by the agency; or

  2. 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:

  1. A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and

  2. 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

  3. At least two years of satisfactory experience after receipt of the Master's degree, or equivalent, in the practice of Specialty Board Certification or eligibility may be substituted for one year of this experience.

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

  1. A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and

  2. 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

  3. Valid board certification or board eligibility issued by the appropriate American Subspecialty Board in Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, or a related subspecialty; and

  4. 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

  • Residency training in pediatrics, internal medicine, family practice, gynecology or in preventive

  • Experience with electronic medical

  • Preferred experience working or training in a high-volume primary care clinic with a diverse patient population including racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ communities and immigrants.

  • Knowledge of STIs and

  • Bilingual Spanish/English

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 S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service

  • 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 #: 531449.

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.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

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