This position is part of the Denver Prevention Training Center and serves as the Coordinator for the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) National Coordination Center. Under general supervision, provides the overall coordination, communication, meeting planning and committee facilitation for all the Regional STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers, as well as the national centers that are a part of the NNPTC. The position is also responsible for the oversight of our national registration and learning management system, the national website, and a national STD clinical consultation network. This position plays a critical role in relationship development of national partners across the field of STD prevention and care, as well as other federally funded training partners. Responsibilities also include support to our national HIV capacity building assistance program. Candidate must have a strong knowledge of STD/HIV prevention and care services in the United States and knowledge of healthcare settings, as well as strong organizational and communication skills.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Infectious Disease Prevention, Investigation and Care Services, the Infectious Disease Prevention Program Manager will supervise and monitor public health prevention programs related to sexually transmitted infections, human immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Responsibility includes the development of goals and objectives leading to effective prevention strategies utilized by community based organizations including medical providers.
Supervises public health infectious disease prevention programs, including integrating the development of program policies, goals and objectives, and monitoring the delivery of services.
Evaluates program operations for program effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and staff utilization.
Develops and monitors contracts with agencies for the delivery of services.
Provides public health expertise and direct consultation services to health agencies and organizations.
Evaluates program narratives and financial reports, including federal grant application and reports.
Directs the development of quality assurance standards and criteria for public health programs.
Develops broad agency standards to assure compliance with regulations, and monitors quality of direct services provided by programs.
Coordinates collaborative efforts between federal, other states, and/or local agencies to assure and monitor ongoing surveillance and investigation of STD/HIV and TB cases.
Supervises professional and support staff in specialized programs with responsibility for hiring, training, and performance appraisals
Serves as subject matter expert for internal public health matters related to specific infectious disease prevention activities.
Provides leadership to all ISDH HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis intervention, prevention, treatment, care and surveillance programs. Oversees and administers federal grants related to HIV and STD prevention, care, treatment, care and surveillance. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division and its 38 staff members.
Specific responsibilities of the Director
Manage the multiple programs of the ISDH Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis including budget, personnel and related resource development. Provide staff development leadership and enhance the overall functioning of the Division.
Performs professional public health education, prevention, assessment, counseling, intervention, data analysis, surveillance and referral services establishing self as a regional or state-level contact person for the department.
Administers a regional field office regarding programs, activities, services, and interventions in disease (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Pertussis, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Measles, Diphtheria, Polio and Influenza) prevention control and for issues related to prevention, community education, surveillance and control of these diseases; coordinates outbreak response within region networking with city and county authorities for above listed diseases.
Serves as a liaison between partners such as private health care providers, hospital emergency departments/infection control, managed care organizations, and local public health departments.
Develops and executes curriculum with defined goals and objectives to community members, at risk populations, public/private health professionals, school officials, laboratory personnel and corrections regarding immunization and control and prevention of communicable diseases.
Assesses effectiveness of public health community education curriculum making recommendations and changes as needed. Facilitates interjurisdictional communication and referrals by establishing self as an Iowa Department of Public Health contact for regions and in some cases statewide.
Performs public health surveillance activities by reviewing laboratory and medical provider reports, responding to medical providers and laboratorians on reporting requirements and completeness of information, assigning cases for public health follow-up and investigation, and reviewing and closing cases after investigation is complete.
Analyzes surveillance and program data using established reports and custom queries, and disseminates data and reports to disease prevention specialists, local health department supervisors, and program managers; provides assistance to program managers and epidemiologists on development of special datasets, creation and monitoring of performance measures, and more complex analyses of data.
Responds to emergencies and contains outbreaks for communicable infectious diseases with Regional Epidemiologists, EMS Coordinators and Community Health Consultants. Will serve as lead in this response effort or in a supporting role depending on the incident.
Reviews and assesses communicable disease reports from hospitals, physicians, local health departments, city and county nurses, school nurses, and the private citizen to recognize possible disease outbreaks and trends and to determine actions needing to be taken.
The Lead Analyst for HIV/STI/Hepatitis & Healthcare Integration will be responsible for leading project activities that explore, support, and advance local health department program efforts to effectively and appropriately adapt their HIV, STI, and hepatitis programs to changes in the public health and healthcare systems resulting from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The position will explore the intersection of local health department programs with the healthcare system, help to articulate the role of local health departments across prevention and care continuums, and assess new and evolving financing and payment models for public health and healthcare services. The Lead Analyst will serve as a liaison between the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis program and NACCHO’s Public Health Transformation program.
As a member of NACCHO’s overall Infectious Disease team, the Lead Analyst will have the opportunity to provide strategic direction and support to program areas across the team and will be required to look for opportunities across all NACCHO program areas to support, expand, and leverage NACCHO’s HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis activities.
The ideal candidate will have advanced expertise related to public health and healthcare systems and the drivers of integration resulting from the ACA; the implications of healthcare reform and systems integration on local health department HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs; health insurance and payment models; HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis prevention and care; and related health policy.
AIDS United seeks to hire program manager to work as part of a team to implement a recently awarded Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) under a four-year cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau. The Implementation and Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) will support the development of four implementation-ready interventions based on previously funded SPNS initiatives. In collaboration with HRSA, the ITAC will identify and provide technical assistance to twelve implementation sites across the U.S. The ITAC will also work alongside the Dissemination and Evaluation Center (DEC)—awarded separately to Boston University as the multi-site evaluator—and support replication of the SPNS informed interventions.
The program manager will work closely with the implementation sites, providing technical assistance on one or more of the following models:
Program Direction & Management: Oversee, manage, monitor and evaluate subcontracts and program deliverables from 8 Local Partners (LPs) and the Central Office to address HRSA’s national AETC priorities to increase the size and improve skills of the HIV clinical workforce, focusing on improvements on the HIV Care Continuum and meeting the goals of the National AIDS Strategy. Working closely with the PAETC Regional Clinical Director, the PAETC Director ensures compliance with PAETC’s mission, priorities, scope of work and federal mandates. In partnership with PAETC’s PI and Clinical Director, provide leadership to implement 2 new HRSA AETC initiatives: Interprofessional Education and Practice Transformation.
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