The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was developed to identify the long-term physical and mental health effects of the September 11, 2001 disaster, to disseminate findings and recommendations to enrollees, others affected by 9/11 and the public, and to inform disaster preparedness and response planning. The WTCHR is the largest public health registry in U.S. history, tracking the health of 71,437 people directly exposed to the World Trade Center disaster. The Registry, which is composed of seven separate but interrelated units, is a collaborative effort involving the NYC Health Department and the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Serve as a senior member of the Medical Surveillance and Health Promotion Unit of the WTCHR and serve as back-up to the Medical Director.
- Develop and support health promotion initiatives to be put forth by the World Trade Center Health Registry, including interventions in collaboration with the WTC Health Program.
- Provide rigorous medical expertise in design and conduct of research studies, particularly focused on chronic respiratory diseases.
- Provide technical assistance for the development of provider and patient educational and training materials.
- Stay abreast of research on the health effects of the World Trade Center disaster of 9/11/01, in particular chronic respiratory diseases.
- Identify and develop opportunities for collaborations with the World Trade Center Health Program.
- Guide and collaborate with other Registry staff in data cleaning, analysis, writing and publication of reports and peer reviewed manuscripts regarding research findings.
Prior experience supervising and guiding the work of other staff
Have experience conducting research and publishing manuscripts
Concurrent part-time clinical work relevant to World Trade Center related health conditions would be encouraged
Ability to handle multiple high-priority projects and assignments simultaneously, to shift fluidly between them, and to work independently, when necessary
Excellent analytical and reasoning skills, strong written and oral communications skills, superior interpersonal skills, broad medical knowledge and ability to communicate concepts to non-clinical audiences and staff. Proficiency in SAS, SPSS or R would be a plus.
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• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
• Current Resume
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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.
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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.
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