Public Health Physician 2
New York State Department of Health - Albany, NY

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RESPONSIBILITIES: The Public Health Physician 2 will function as Director of the NYSDOH Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control Program. Duties will include: overseeing investigation and epidemiologic consultation for the prevention and control of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and outbreaks in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings statewide; development of policy and clinical guidance documents on new and emerging pathogens for use by Department of Health staff, local health departments, and health care providers; and surveillance and reporting of HAI outbreaks through the NYSDOH Health Commerce System. The incumbent will provide direct supervision of Central Office staff and technical oversight to Regional Office staff statewide; and development, execution, and dissemination of findings of investigations, evaluations, and research projects, including publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The Director will foster effective collaboration with public health, clinical, and other partners to advance the field of HAI prevention.
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