Health Surveillance Specialist
FIRE DEPARTMENT - New York, NY

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The Health Surveillance Specialist will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer and will work in the Annual Medical Unit, the World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring Program Unit and the Fitness for Duty Unit of the Bureau of Health Services. Primary responsibilities include: (1) health consequences of WTC exposure for incumbents and retirees; (2) conducting WTC treatment patient evaluations and prescribing covered WTC Prescription Plan medications to treat WTC-related conditions. Under the supervision of designated Medical Officers, may also be called upon to assess medical qualifications for candidates and incumbents in the job titles of Firefighter, Fire Officer, EMT, Paramedic, and EMS Officer and fitness for duty for candidates and incumbents. Perform Quality Assurance by searching databases and medical records for the presence of potential measurement outliers or data entry errors. Work with the Chief and Deputy Chief Medical Officers and Director of the Bureau to develop measurable and meaningful indicators reflective of quality assurance related goals and objectives of the program. Organize progress reports to the Federal Government and the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Steering Committee on quality assurance activities. Prepare productivity reports on activity. May also participate in research projects and perform such other administrative, professional, and consultative duties as directed.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION MAY REQUIRE WORKING ON EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS. CANDIDATE MAY BE SCHEDULED TO WORK AT WTC HEALTHCARE LOCATIONS TO INCLUDE FDNY HEADQUARTERS AND OTHER FDNY BUREAU OF HEALTH SERVICES SITES THROUGHOUT THE METRO NEW YORK AREA.

Minimum Qual 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.

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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Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

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12/06/2012

12/19/2012

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