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This position offers the interested physician the opportunity to help address the clinical and public health needs of adolescents in NYC high schools. The physician will work with the innovative Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Health Care (CATCH) Program, which provides select reproductive health services to adolescents in select NYC high schools. In addition, the physician will provide medical care and public health services through additional programs offered to adolescents by the Office of School Health. The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Education responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school 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 been serving the students of NYC for over a century.For additional information regarding the role of the school health physician, please refer to the AAP Policy Statement http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/131/1/178.full.pdf .Under the supervision of the High School Supervising Physician, the Adolescent School Health Physician’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:• Provide CATCH reproductive health services in select high schools.• Perform mandated physical examinations (New Admission Exams, Sports Physicals, and Working Paper Physicals).• Function as a liaison for students with community health providers to resolve medical issues that affect school performance.• Support the development and implementation of initiatives that promote positive health behaviors and reduce high risk behaviors in the adolescent population.• Serve as a consultant to the school nurse and administration on school related health concerns.• Provide clinical assistance in the event of an environmental or communicable disease occurrence.• Function as a liaison for students with community health providers to resolve medical issues that affect school performance.• Support all medical initiatives established by the Office of School Health, e.g., programs and protocols in asthma, reproductive health, obesity and diabetes. • Maintain good public relations and communicate effectively within the school community and community-based organizations.• Keep abreast of health management policy statements and emerging clinical research related to school health.• Participate in OSH research activities.• Work within the mandates, policies and protocols of the Office of School Health.• Attend all mandated DOHMH and OSH trainings.• 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.