The Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services consults with providers that serve persons living with and at risk for HIV infection across a range of venues including, but not limited to, hospitals/health centers, substance use treatment programs, residential programs, prisons/jails, community-based organizations, drop-in centers, and shelters. The intended client populations for prevention and care services face a range of environmental, social, and health challenges which often complicate timely and sustained engagement with the health care system. These populations disproportionately are more likely to have low incomes and experience vulnerability such as homelessness, incarceration, or active substance use. Individuals who are prioritized for public health intervention are also more likely to be marginalized from mainstream prevention and care services, and experience stigma and discrimination from institutions and society more broadly, including: gay and bisexual males and other MSM, persons who use injection drugs, transgender women and men, LGBT adolescents and young adults, and people who are (or who have been) incarcerated.
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Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
* Oversee contractually-supported direct services related to integrated disease service provision involving HIV, viral hepatitis, STI, TB, and other infectious diseases as necessary (e.g. COVID, mpox, etc.). Work with BIDLS/OHA staff to develop, monitor, and help improve a range of services that maximizes linkage, engagement, and retention in care and other prevention and health promotion services.* Oversee the contract management system for the Office of HIV/AIDS. Oversee the development, updates/adaptations, and implementation of contract monitoring policies and protocols to ensure contract/grant compliance and the delivery of high-quality services. Supervise Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services Program Coordinator III staff and oversee their supervision of contract managers. Facilitate HPDP unit meetings and promote opportunities for professional development and skill building for HPDP Unit staff.* Oversee a service system grounded in integration and acuity based on presenting health status and level of risk for disease acquisition, transmission, and/or progression. Collaborate with BIDLS and BSAS colleagues to identify and apply effective service models and strategies. Assess and modify contracting mechanisms to expand the reach of interventions to serve persons living with and at risk for HIV, STI, viral hepatitis, and other infectious diseases.* Utilize local epidemiologic and surveillance data, service utilization data, and information on best practices emerging from literature and federal funder guidance to improve direct service programming in ways that improve the effectiveness of the direct care and public health response. Work in partnership with the Director of Behavioral Health and Infectious Disease to assess responsiveness of funded services to prioritized populations. Coordinate service development efforts with the Office of Health Care Planning, BSAS, and others.* Collaborate with BIDLS and BSAS colleagues to infuse principles of racial equity and health equity into all activities inclusive of resource allocation and service development activities.* Other duties, as assigned, may include functions in support of emergency declaration.
* Knowledge of the principles and practices of management at the senior managerial level, including planning, organizing, directing, motivating, controlling, and decision making in the field of health care delivery with particular experience in service delivery in the arena of infectious disease.* Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of supervision. Ability to perform supervisory tasks related to direct reports and in oversight capacity of infectious disease initiatives.* Awareness of the principles and practices of organizational behavior.* Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates, and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews, determining subordinates training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.* Talent to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives in accordance with priorities for infectious disease service delivery.* Skilled to organize work by establishing operating and/or reporting relationships and by assigning work accordingly. Specifically, the Director must organize middle and senior program directors and assign work to staff who may be senior in the Department in order to address infectious disease health improvements in a coordinated way.* Capacity to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly, and to develop ideas in a logical sequence.* Power to give written and oral instructions in precise, understandable manner.* Ability to exercise sound judgment.* Capability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships within the Department and with EOHHS and legislative staff.* Willingness to travel for work related purposes.
About the Department of Public Health:
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.
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MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.
II. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.
III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.
IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.
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