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Public Health Representative III

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Public Health Representative III
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department RWJ-Medicine-Infectious Diseases

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Public Health Representative III, reporting to the Prinicipal Investigator,for the Department of Medicine, at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. .

FOCUS PROJECT is a grant funded project under the RWJMS Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Disease.

FOCUS is the acronym used for “Frontlines of Communities in the United States." The goal of the project is to implement and to improve approaches for Hepatitis C (HCV) screening in the RWJUH Emergency Department.

FOCUS Project is a collaborative model with the RWJMS-Department of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics in addition to the RWJUH—-Laboratory, EMR and Information Technology (IT).

• Provides information to Emergency Room staff about the FOCUS project.
• Collaborates with Emergency Room staff with Hepatitis C testing.
• Reviews criteria for Hepatitis C testing in the Emergency Room.
• Utilizes project database to enter Hepatitis C testing information.
• Maintains timely and accurate documentation of HCV testing results including detailed client demographics, medical information, risk factors and other required information for data base and Grant reporting.
• Communicates with FOCUS project team about testing process in Emergency Room.
• Participates in all grant-related meetings, conference calls and updates.
• Reviews Hepatitis C test results, provided by RWJUH Lab.
• In the case of positive test results, contacts patient to review test results and explains the importance of Hepatitis C treatment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 18S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 42965.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 51642.500
Annual Maximum Salary 60320.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field is required.
• Requires one (1) year of professional experience in a health program, which included responsibilities for interviewing, investigating, and/or conducting public health surveys or patient care.
• Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must have demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience in other infectious diseases helpful.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) is desirable.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Work Environment: Hospital setting/office environment. Moderate Noise. Hospital Environment.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2424
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Nursing or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of professional experience in a health program which included interviewing, investigating and/or conducting public health surveys or patient care?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you Bilingual in English/Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application