The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
NYC DOHMH Epidemiology: ELC Enhancing Detection funding will build upon funding received through ELC CARES for the following activities: 1) Congregate residential settings and outbreak response - The ELC CARES grant funding was used to partially support a new unit within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) that is responsible for the detection, investigation and prevention of intra-facility transmission of COVID-19 illness in congregate residential settings, such as nursing homes (n=169), assisted living facilities (n=79), shelters (n=174), supportive housing, substance use disorder crisis and residential treatment facilities, and group homes for persons with developmental disabilities (n>2,000) and reduce overall COVID-19 mortality and morbidity among vulnerable populations. ELC CARES funding was used to fund 9 positions in this unit as well as partially support the estimated need for laboratory testing in these settings. But given the large number and wide variety of settings the Congregate Residential Setting Investigation and Response Unit (CSIRU) is responsible for, additional staffing is needed to ensure the capacity to fully support all activities of this unit as well as the estimated needs for laboratory testing for both point prevalence surveys as well as to support outbreak response. Therefore, additional funding to support this activity is being requested in the ELC Enhancing Detection grant to ensure full staff capacity (n=28) to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in these more vulnerable populations. 2) Serosurveys: ELC CARES funding is partially supporting the costs of the telephone survey component of a population-based COVID-19 cross-sectional serosurvey, aimed to reach 1,000-2,200 participants between June to September 2020, with plans to repeat during subsequent waves depending on the status of the outbreak. ELC Enhancing Detection funding is being requested for both a Serosurvey Coordinator and Data Analyst to support this work. NYC DOHMH Laboratory: This grant will help PHL respond to the need for widespread laboratory testing in NYC. This requires: 1) The expansion of laboratory testing at the PHL's 455 1st Ave location for increased diagnostic and serologic testing and also increase Whole Genome Sequencing capacity 2) The expansion of citywide laboratory testing capacity with the opening of 10 new Quickie PHL sites using advanced molecular testing technology This will allow PHL to continue to play a critical role in Covid-19 pandemic by building out additional lab testing capacity to support testing of patients without access to other testing and ensure vulnerable populations in congregate settings have access to testing to decrease transmission in these settings. Further this will allow PHL to sequence Covid-19 genomes to better understand how the virus spreads in NYC. NYC DOHMH Informatics: NYC DOHMH is making great strides to modernize its informatics workforce and build informatics capacity within the agency through the CDC's Crisis COVID-19 Notice of Funding Opportunity, ELC Cares, and ELC Enhancing Detection funding. The projects proposed by the different funding sources interconnect to strengthen processes and build capacity. Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) and Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) projects especially will benefit NYC DOHMH ability to receive automated and timely laboratory and clinical data required for situational awareness and COVID-19 response. Maintenance for Rhapsody, used in ELR and eCR, was purchased though the CDC's Crisis COVID-19 Notice of Funding Opportunity. Consultant services are requested in ELC CARES to upgrade ELR processes, further eCR development and QA, and onboard new sites. With ELC DETECT, NYC DOHMH will continue to upgrade its informatics capacity with additional software (Anaconda, R Studio Connect, Tableau), hardware (servers) and staff to maintain the systems and ensure our capacity to report in near real time to CDC (2 IT Positions, 1 Laboratory coordinator and 1 project manager) and do specialized analysis and data
visualization (5 analysts and informatics specialists). Software to upgrade the Provider Reporting portal (Reporting Central) and the Physician On-Call Documentation process was purchased under CDC's Crisis COVID-19 Notice of Funding Opportunity while a consultant team to accelerate the work has been requested in ELC CARES. Staff resources to continue to support and maintain these upgraded systems (2 IT consultants, 1 Project Manager) are also being requested in the ELC Enhanced Detection grant. NYC Health and Hospitals (H + H): This funding will support testing and contact tracing efforts in New York City that are overseen by the NYC Health + Hospital public hospital system (H + H). NYC was among the most heavily impacted jurisdictions in the country by COVID-19, and there is a high risk of a second wave given the amount of travel into NYC and high population density. Since March, New Yorkers have physically distanced themselves from each other and this has led to a dramatic reduction in the daily case count of COVID-19. NYC is therefore now able to move into a suppression phase, which will require the use of extensive testing across NYC and contact tracing to identify contacts and then recommend isolation and quarantine of cases and contacts, respectively. This is a large undertaking given the complexity of such an operation in NYC, and will require that hundreds of new testing sites be stood up, the hiring of thousands of new staff to work remotely and in communities, development of a contact tracing specific software application, and delivery of associated wraparound services. The additional testing sites will require additional laboratory testing capacity on in-house instruments.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), a recognized leader and innovator in public health and mental hygiene services nationally and internationally, seeks a dynamic Revenue Analyst to monitor expenditures related to our ELC CARES Funding in the fast-paced division of Finance for DOHMH, H+H and DSS.
The Division of Finance has central responsibility and authority for policy analysis, program development, performance tracking and improvement, financial management, resource maximization, and technical assistance. Finance helps to ensure that programs and administrative operations have the information, analysis, funding and technical capacity to deliver critical services effectively and meet DOHMH’s objectives.
Finance values motivated; energetic individuals committed to achieving excellence in a public-sector
environment and a desire to be part of a City agency that is revolutionizing public health and mental hygiene services. Finance positions require analytic, interpersonal communications and problem-solving skills.
· A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in accounting, including one course each in advanced accounting and auditing; or
· A valid New York State Certified Public Accountant license
SALARY AND BENEFITS
FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience with a maximum of $75K.
There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.
To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health…