Health Systems Equity Manager

New York, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond

Posted 11/16/2022

Responsibilities

The Bureau of Equitable Health Systems (BEHS) in the Center for Health Equity  and Community Wellness (CHECW) for the New York City Department of Health and  Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) consists of a multi-disciplinary team that aims to  engage primary care providers, hospitals, and other healthcare systems to  implement evidence-based strategies; leverage information to support planning  and technical assistance for providers and payers; advance policy to close the  racial equity gap for priority health outcomes; and surface opportunities where  health care can influence and connect individuals to social support and address  the whole person, beyond physical ailments. In the event of a public health emergency as deemed by the agency (public health outbreak, natural disaster, etc.), employees may be mandated to assume an emergency response role.  In these rare instances and when notified, staff will be re-assigned from their regular day-to-day duties as noted in this job description to take on another role considered necessary by the agency.  When this occurs, all staff are required to comply with the change in assignment and must be prepared to be called upon promptly.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

Manage and lead collaboration initiatives for COVID-19 management and recovery including but not limited to coordination of meetings, tracking of deliverables, providing technical assistance to external organizations, and production of written documents as needed. Manage and lead activities analyzing and coordinating efforts to maximize the impact of the 2022 Medicaid 1115 waiver on public health and population health management outcomes; including but not limited to internal and external coordination, healthcare delivery resource planning, population health equity analytics, social determinants of health interventions, equity-based payment models, and SDOH service delivery.

Incorporate use of block-level health insurance claims data to further investment and collaboration opportunities with community-based organizations, public agencies, hospital systems and managed care organizations which includes:

Providing targeted outreach and technical assistance utilization of the data to internal and external stakeholders.

Developing and create use cases for investment and collaboration opportunities.

Assisting in all data collection, improvements in tool or design, and assimilation of additional data as needed.

Strategically advance partnerships with healthcare systems that decrease health inequities at the community level which includes:

Developing subject matter expertise on the landscape of healthcare systems in NYC.

Convening hospitals, and other stakeholders as needed.

Supporting policy and planning initiatives related to healthcare system investment in health-related social needs through engagement, implementation, and dissemination.

Performing research on healthcare topics of priority topics for the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems and draft public comments. Write papers on research results, use cases or findings for publications.

Minimum Qualification

1.  For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

NOTE:
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

MPH or similar advanced degree
2+ years of experience working on contracting and/or other formal collaborations with hospital systems
Understanding of public health practice; knowledge of health disparities and social determinants of health
Excellent communication skills with ability to engage and facilitate cooperation among multiple stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment and meet deadlines
Strong written and verbal communication skills, experience in delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.
Experience using statistical software and ability to analyze spatial data preferred
Experience with Tableau or other mapping software preferred.

 

Special Requirement

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation-and-discharge.html

“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”

Salary: $ 84,468.00 - $ 97,138.00

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #  543763.

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.513120

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview