NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Health Adviser, Bureau of School Health/SH Nursing Services & Prof Dev in New York, New York

Job Description

The Family and Child Health Administration (FCH) is a division comprising of the Bureau of School Health (BSH), the Bureau of Maternal Infant & Reproductive Health (BMIRH), the Bureau of Early intervention (BEI) and FCH Administration. BSH promotes the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include management of chronic health problems, preventive health screenings, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling and health education.


Under the guidance of the Public Health Nurse; Public Health Advisers prepare the clinical session; assist clinician during the medical session:

  • Collect and transmit medical records from assigned schools to the central Health office they create and update school health records; establishe and maintain a working relationship with school personnel.

  • Transcribe medical information as received; assist self directed students with their own medication.

  • Ensure that students equipment are functioning and properly used; maintain adequate storage of students medication.

  • Document the observations on the medication logs and student medical records; Performs simple first aid.

  • Participate in agency wide activities for Emergency Preparedness.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education or in health, social or biological sciences; or

  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or

  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “2” above; or

  4. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1,” “2” or “3” above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in “1” above or six months of experience as described in “2” above.

Additional Requirements A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser (School Health), Assignment Level I, or at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement 2 above.

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of DOHMH and DOE personnel policies and procedures; excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Additional Information


Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

  • Current Resume

  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


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 In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 299455.

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

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.

Job ID: 299455

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Public Health Adviser, Bureau of School Health/SH Nursing Services & Prof Dev


Title Classification: Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 160 West 100Th Street Ny

Division/Work Unit: SH Nursing Services & Prof Dev

Title Code No: 5119501

Level: 01

Proposed Salary Range: $ 19.86 - $ 25.64 (Hourly)

POSTING DATE: 08/11/2017

POST UNTIL: 12/09/2017