Consultant Public Health Nurse

City of New York
Grand Central, NY
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
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Job Description

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. We strive to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers. Our core values are science, equity and compassion, with a vision to be a city where all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, where they are from or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency responding to urgent public health crises from New York City's yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise and programs for accessing services. We have a vast impact on national public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial justice work, among others.

Our 6,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism's impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

The New York City Health Department is as varied as the city it serves. Our 6,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity because all perspectives are heard and valued.

Program Description:

The mission of the Bureau of Public Health Clinics (PHC) is to promote a healthy community by providing New Yorkers with the resources needed to make informed and empowered health decisions; identify and treat tuberculosis and provide immunization and sexual health services regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. The Bureau of Public Health Clinics seeks to hire a Consultant Public Health Nurse for the Abortion Access Initiative.


Provide a welcoming and efficient introduction to the STD and or TB clinics.

Adhere to the Nursing Code of Ethics, exhibiting high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, practicing with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person.

Promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health and safety of the patient.

Provide high-quality, patient-centered care in the BPHC clinics by providing patient support, assessment, medication administration and education on several diseases such as but no limited to gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, MPOX and TB.

Assist with patient care regarding medication abortion services. Including rotating between the clinic care and the Telemedicine hotline to answer questions about and to provide medical and gestational age triage for medication abortion.

Conduct brief but sensitive problem-focused medical interviews including sexual history and questions regarding sexual orientation.

Make determination as to patients care needs based on chief complaints, symptoms, medical history and/or test results.

Provide hard copies intake forms for review by clinicians, counselors and social workers. When necessary, accommodate partner-related concerns.

Perform case-finding activities; counsels, refers, and follows up on cases.

Serve as a consultant on health matters to other professionals, paraprofessionals, and the community.

Supervise the activities of assigned Public Health Nurses and other assigned staff.

In the temporary absence of the supervisor, may be assigned to perform some of the duties of that position.


1. A valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse, a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college and a master's degree from an accredited college in Nursing, Public Health or a related field, plus two years of relevant experience in public health or hospital nursing in the field of mental hygiene, communicable diseases, child health, school health, hospital services, rehabilitation, and/or nursing education; one year of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative, consultative or educational capacity; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have a valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse, a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college, and the one year of supervisory, administrative, consultative or educational experience as described in "1" above.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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