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Job Title: Director, Clinical and Scientific Affairs
Company Name: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Location: Long Island City, Queens, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/24/2018
Expire Date: 11/24/2018
Job Categories: Medical
Job Description
Director, Clinical and Scientific Affairs
NOTE: When applying to this job position, please enter Job Id#: 347343

Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, the Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs leads the Bureau’s efforts to leverage evidence-based clinical tools and provider engagement in order to increase risk factor awareness and chronic disease prevention and management. The Director will provide vision and strategic direction for improving community integration and the quality of primary care services for underserved populations, with the goal of eliminating health inequities in New York City.

The Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs specific duties will include:

• Overseeing the Public Health Detailing program, a program that engages in-person with health care providers and their staff to improve utilization of prevention strategies and provide patient and provider clinical resources for management of chronic diseases and tobacco control.
• Overseeing the Cancer Prevention and Control Program which includes initiatives such as the Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5), Community Cares Project, and Colonoscopy Patient Navigation Program. Key activities include increasing colon cancer awareness and screening in clinical settings through a citywide stakeholder coalition, linking uninsured patients to free colonoscopy screening tests, and using hospital-based patient navigators to improve patient access, understanding, preparation, and follow-up related to colonoscopy testing.
• Assessing scientific literature and clinical practice to further evidence-based programmatic work
• Developing long- and short-term program goals, objectives, and priorities for both aforementioned programs.
• Identifying and collaborating effectively with internal and external partners necessary for program implementation, innovation, and expansion.
• Identifying new research and funding opportunities in order to explore new program areas.
• Providing content expertise and consultation to other health department teams as needed.
• Contributing to the bureau's involvement in relevant division and agency strategic projects, particularly to the agency’s goal to eliminate health inequities, or unjust differences in health outcomes, for residents in neighborhoods impacted by racism and long-term disinvestment by organizations and institutions.
• Assisting with the development and review of provider and patient educational and training materials.
• Work with teams to publish reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
• Serving as a point of contact with key local and national stakeholders and develop presentations, memos and briefing materials for agency and external audience.
• Managing unit budgets and contracts.
• Providing strategic advice on policy and programmatic issues to Department leadership, including the Assistant Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner of Prevention and Primary Care.
• Performing other duties as needed in support of chronic disease prevention agenda.
Qualifications & 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.
• Four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or
• 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
• 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.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Camilla Frazier-Daniels
Company Name: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Contact Email:cdaniel@health.nyc.gov
Company Description:
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is one of the world’s oldest and largest public health agencies. It has a single mission: to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers. The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control (BCDPTC) aims to reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths through innovative environmental and systems changes and groundbreaking policies that promote healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco control.
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