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 demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply. 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 1.3 million school aged children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. This is achieved through a combination of public health initiatives, case management, education, and direct clinical services. School Physicians have served the students of NYC for over a century. For additional information regarding the role of the School Health Physician, please refer to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Policy Statement:
Under the direction of the Supervising Physician, the School Health Physician's will:
- Work within the mandates, policies and protocols of the Office of School Health - Improve the health of school children through case management of chronic disease, preventive health screening and counseling, health education, and referrals - Perform mandated physical examination (new entrant, sport physical, working paper physicals - Develop relationships with community health providers in order to optimize medical management of students with health issues -Attend to the health needs of your assigned school community - Utilize the Automated Student Health Record (ASHR) to maintain adequate student health records - 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 all students - Provide clinical assistance in the event of an environmental or communicable disease occurrence - Develop and maintain professional relationships 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 - Provide trainings/presentations to school staff, community organizations, or parents - Stay abreast of health management policy statements and emerging research within the health community related to school health - Participate in School Health research and quality improvement activities - Participate in all mandated DOHMH and Office of School Health trainings and professional development sessions - Attend 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.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID #: 375574.
Internal Number: 375574
About NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Health Department is known around the world as a center of bold innovation. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we're also one of our nation's oldest public health agencies. The challenges we face range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, and the threat of bioterrorism. We're tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs – and getting exceptional results – but our work is never finished. Your NYC Health career brings big responsibilities and unparalleled opportunities for growth.