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Public Health Assistant, Bureau of School Health/SH Nursing Services & Prof Dev

Constituent Services & Community Programs with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Employment Type and Schedule Part-time

Salary $17.57 - $20.21 per hour

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated 1 day ago

Description Description

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. We strive to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers. Our core values are science, equity and compassion, with a vision to be a city where all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, where they are from or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency responding to urgent public health crises — from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise and programs for accessing services. We have a vast impact on national public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial justice work, among others.

Our 6,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

The New York City Health Department is as varied as the city it serves. Our 6,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity because all perspectives are heard and valued.

Program Description:

The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children.

The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration.

The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognizes their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQI+ equity to apply.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Under the guidance of the Public Health Nurse, assist the Physician in performing physical examination.
  • Collect and transmitting medical information from assigned school.
  • Create, update school medical records and issue forms for mandate physical examination.
  • Maintain records and files.
  • Participate in agency wide activities for Emergency Preparedness.

Requirements Requirements

  1. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization; or
  2. Completion of eleventh grade of high school, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience performing health-related or clerical duties.
  3. Education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have completed the eleventh grade of high school.