State of Massachusetts Infectious Disease Contracts Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Public Health Lab at the Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic individual who will oversee contracts between the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS) Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and hospitals, community health centers, and non-medical community-based organizations that support the provision of HIV/HCV/STI/TB testing and linkage to care/treatment services, HIV medical case management, HIV/HCV correctional linkage to care services, and other health-related support services.

These services are fundamental to the Commonwealth’s public health action related to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, and latent tuberculosis infections among the residents of Massachusetts.

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_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): _

  • Promote implementation of requirements, standards, and guidelines associated with funding streams, procurement frameworks, and best practices in HIV, HCV, STI, and TB services among contracted service providers in hospitals, health centers, and nonmedical, community-based organizations.

  • Provide and/or coordinate access to technical assistance for vendors to increase utilization of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), improve access to sterile injection equipment for persons at risk of HIV and/or HCV acquisition or transmission due to injection drug use, and enhance use of clinical and surveillance data to facilitate linkage to medical care, support retention in care, and support completion of treatment.

  • Engage in routine utilization of program and surveillance data to assess vendor service quality, support optimal practice related to Bureau HIV/HCV/STI/TB goals, and monitor contract compliance.

  • Communicate routinely with vendors for contract monitoring and quality management purposes, including, but not limited to, monthly telephone calls, annual programmatic site visits, annual fiscal site visits, and e-mails related to programmatic and fiscal issues.

  • Review annual work plans and reports submitted by vendors, assess content relative to Bureau goals, program standards, and contract requirements and provide written feedback, following required format and protocol.

  • Maintain detailed, clear, timely, written documentation of all communications with vendors, according to established OHA policies and protocols. Documentation includes, but is not limited to, summaries of monthly telephone calls, site visit reports, and work plan and annual report responses.

  • Partner with vendors to establish and adapt, as necessary, contract budgets that support their capacity to implement program plans and advance Bureau goals.

  • Monitor monthly expenditures and engage in processes necessary to facilitate budget amendments and line item adjustments using the Virtual Gateway Enterprise Invoice Management/Enterprise Service Management (EIM/ESM).

  • Promote service quality improvement by helping ensure that vendors access and utilize available capacity-building resources.

  • Collaborate with Bureau colleagues including, but not limited to, individuals who oversee and/or conduct partner services, work with program and surveillance data, engage in service provision for immigrants and refugees, and implement activities of the State Public Health Laboratory.

  • Participate in weekly and routine meetings with supervisor and colleagues.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • General knowledge and understanding of public health response to HIV, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections, and tuberculosis infection.

  • Understanding of public health-related systems of infectious disease care and service delivery in Massachusetts.

  • Capability in comprehending program budgets and their relationship to service implementation.

  • Ability to complete cohesive, clear, and responsive written documents, and independently edit written communication.

  • Capacity to learn, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures governing assigned activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage several projects at one time.

  • Strong ability to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

_About the Department of Public Health:_

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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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Total Compensation:*

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As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_*Pre-Offer Process:

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A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.



MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Infectious Disease Contracts Coordinator

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street

Requisition ID: 1800081F