Heath Research Incorporated is looking for a Public Health Representative to work closely with Hispanic and Latino Men who have Sex with Men (HLMSM). The goal of such a position would be to work towards better health outcomes for HLMSM, a historically underserved population.
A Bachelor's degree in a related field and one year of experience providing direct patient/client services in a health, human service or community-based organization, or institutional setting; OR an Associate's degree in a related field and three years of such experience; OR a High School diploma and five years of such experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one year of experience.
Qualifying experience may include communicable disease, mental health, or alcohol/substance abuse counseling. School health offices are considered an institutional setting and health care providers, such as private physician’s offices are considered health care settings; AND/OR performing oversight activities in a health regulatory organization to determine compliance with appropriate laws, rules or regulations; AND/OR conducting epidemiological research including assisting in data collection, conducting patient interviews, abstracting medical records, participating in study design, and developing questionnaires and/or data analysis; AND/OR performing responsibilities as a registered nurse. Research must have involved the study of the incidence, spread, and/or control of communicable or chronic diseases. Laboratory bench research will not be considered qualifying experience.
A valid driver's license in good standing.
At least one year experience working with Hispanic and Latino Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have Sex with Men; Spanish fluency (read, write, oral proficiency); at least one year field-based experience in outreach/community; and two years health-related direct patient/person interaction.
The incumbent will work in the Bureau of HIV/STD Field Services and assist in preventing HIV transmission and improve health outcomes among Hispanic and Latino Men who have Sex with Men (HLMSM). The incumbent will conduct confidential investigations of persons and their partners based on networks including viremic HLMSM including daily work in the field and community within their assigned NYS regional area in English and Spanish; interview HIV/STD infected index patients in the HIV networks (molecular cluster and transmission cluster) and notify partners of disease exposure; conduct disease screening activities at point of contact with clients for whom testing is indicated, during field visits and at various testing venues; interact with public health and medical providers, community based organizations and actively participate in bureau activities related to Ending the Epidemic; complete required forms and reports; inform supervisor of overall progress; and other related duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.
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