Executive Director

NYC Dept of Health
New York City, New York
Sep 21, 2016
General Practice
Position Type

Job Posting Notice

# of Positions: 1
Job ID: 255445        

Business Title: Executive Medical Director, Bureau of Primary Care Information Project
Title Code No: 53039
Level: 03
Job Category: Health
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Proposed Salary Range: $145,306.00 - $165,000.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit: Primary Care Info Project

Job Description
Be a change agent and join the Primary Care Information Project (PCIP), a bureau in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) devoted to improving health by promoting and supporting primary care. The PCIP works with over 1,300 health care organizations on increasing clinical prevention opportunities, reducing health disparities, managing/preventing chronic disease, and creating community linkages to support health promotion. Many of the activities and services to primary care are funded by grants and delivered through the New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH).

PCIP operates NYC REACH and offers assistance with:
• Practice transformation to meet advanced primary care concepts.
• Participation in payer (local, state, or federal) based incentive programs and/or payment reform demonstrations.
• Adoption and use of health information technology and exchange 

To learn more, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/pcip or www.nycreach.org.

Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner, we are seeking an Executive Medical Director to lead and provide guidance on the development of programs offered to primary care settings. The Executive Medical Director will also have a significant role in the evaluation of program impact and dissemination of findings.

Duties of this position include:
• Provide scientific and clinical content expertise for clinical quality improvement and using data to inform practice change; be able to translate the guidance for PCIP staff and various audiences.
• In collaboration with teams across PCIP, identify priority goals and programs for advancing city health department priorities in primary care and related settings.
• Collaborate with agency leaders and partners to identify new or expansion of existing programs (i.e., increasing the referral and use of diabetes self-management resources, using health care data for population health surveillance, developing practice dashboards for improving care of childhood asthma); help prioritize and plan for the development and implementation of programs.
• In collaboration with teams across PCIP and potentially with other bureaus in the agency or external partners, identify and pursue funding and resources necessary to implement programs.
• Identify and liaise with subject matter experts to implement clinical quality improvement protocols and guidance; lead the piloting and testing of messaging to clinicians (topics may include: diabetes prevention, integration of screening and treatment of behavioral health in primary care, child and adolescent health, older adult wellness, reproductive health).
• Lead the design, planning, and implementation of new program evaluation projects.
• Guide and advise ongoing evaluation and data analysis activities to align and inform program development, implementation, and health impact.
• Represent PCIP across the agency and external partners, e.g., New York State Health Department, physician network organizations (e.g., ACOs, PPSs, IPAs, health plans, State/Federal workgroups, health information exchange boards).
• Lead dissemination efforts, e.g., agency publications, peer-reviewed manuscripts, presentations at conferences, or internal communication with bureau/agency leaders.

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. 
To be assigned to Assignment Level II, individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements for Assignment Level I described above, one year of satisfactory experience practicing in the specialty area. 
To be assigned to Assignment Level III, individuals must possess: 
a) A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and 
b) A Master's degree in Public Health, or equivalent Master's degree, including or supplemented by graduate credits in epidemiology and biostatistics. Completion of Epidemic Intelligence Service program of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to substitute for this Master's degree; and 
c) At least two years of satisfactory experience after receipt of the Master's degree, or equivalent, in the practice of epidemiology. Specialty Board Certification or eligibility may be substituted for one year of this experience. 
To be assigned to Assignment Level IV, individuals must possess: 
a) A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and 
b) Completion of an approved residency program in an accredited hospital, including three years of experience, in either internal medicine, or family practice, or pediatrics, or another related specialty area required by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and 
c) Valid board certification or board eligibility issued by the appropriate American Subspecialty Board in Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, or a related subspecialty; and 
d) Completion of an approved fellowship program in an accredited hospital, including two years of experience, in either infectious diseases, or pulmonary medicine, or another related subspecialty required by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Preferred Skills
• More than two years as a lead investigator or director in clinical implementation research, health services research, implementation science research, program evaluation, or clinical service improvement
• More than two years of clinical practice experience in a United States primary care setting (e.g., physician owned practice, community health center, hospital affiliated ambulatory clinics)
• More than two years leading programs or projects using qualitative research methods
• Participated as an organizational representative in a local, state, or national advisory work groups/steering committees  
• Familiarity with payment reform, clinical quality measurement, health information technology/exchanges
• Multiple publications in peer reviewed journals either as the lead or senior author
• Experience in writing and management of grant(s) 
• Excellent written and oral presentation skills.

Additional Information

**The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.  

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: 


To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 255445. 

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.