The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint Program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non 'public schools in the New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, health education, referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. OSH has been the provider of public health services in the schools for 100 years.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Under the supervision of the supervising Physician, the School Health Physician would have the following responsibilities:
--Work within the mandates, policies and protocols of the Office of School Health.
--Perform mandated physical examination (new entrant, sport physical, working paper physical).
--Attend to the health needs of your assigned school community
--Utilize the Automated Student Health Record (ASHR) to maintain adequate student record
--Serve as a consultant to the school nurse and administration on school related health concerns.
--Support the development of school educational and prevention programs promoting the health and wellness of our students.
--Provide clinical assistance in the event of an environmental or communicable disease occurrence.
--Function as a liaison for students with community health providers to resolve school related issues.
--Ability to maintain good public relations and to communicate effectively within the school community.
--Support all medical initiatives put forth by the Office of School Health, e.g. Asthma, Reproductive health, Obesity and Diabetes initiatives.
--Stay abreast of health management policy statements and emerging research within the health community affecting alcohol health.
--Participate in School Health research activities.
--Attend mandated DOHMH and Office of School Health trainings.
--Meet for all program meetings and Continuing Medical Education classes provided by the Office of School Health.
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.
- NYS board certified Pediatric Physician
- Board Certified in Pediatrics or Adolescent Health
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Computer skills in Microsoft office, Excel, word and Internet
- Master in Public Health (MPH)
You can submit your CV and cover letter online at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ or use the Quick Search by entering the Job ID number 307059, 303084, 297081, 297080, and/or using the Keywords “School Physician” or "Field Doctor."
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