The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services. IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care. The incumbent will support the Infectious Disease Consultant and the Public Health, Safety, and Preparedness (PHSP) Unit jointly with a duty station either in Washington, DC or San Diego, CA.
IHSC’s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody of ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognized correctional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed to providing healthcare services to protect the nation’s health, reduce global disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed to ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigorous surveillance and monitoring activities.
ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:
- Leadership skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Strong analytic problem solving, judgment and decision-making skills.
- Cultural competency.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Superior oral and written communication skills in English.
- Integrity and honesty.
- Maintains professional skills via continuing education opportunities.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
- Professional background in epidemiology, public health, or preparedness preferably associated with a custody setting.
- Master’s degree in public health or related field.
- Experience with public health practice.
- Proficiency with presentation of scientific and public health information
- This position does not require licensure or certification, or privileging by IHSC.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Proficiency with quantitative data analysis, statistical programming, and data interpretation.
- Flexibility in applying analytical public health skills and knowledge in a detention health services environment.
- Proficiency with epidemiologic analysis using at least one statistical analysis software package.
- Proficiency with professional and technical writing in English.
- Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
- Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with co-workers and other stakeholders.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web based training and communications.
- Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat Pro.
- Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
- Ability to create and edit documents using Microsoft Office Tools
- Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts surveillance, epidemiologic, and operational analyses involving statistical programming, data interpretation, and preparation of results.
- Supports infectious disease surveillance, tuberculosis case management, and public health interventions and special projects.
- Prepares written analytic reports.
- Prepares literature reviews; compiles, analyzes, and summarizes information concisely and at a level suitable for the intended audience.
- Write official guidance and planning documents.
- Collaborates with public health and law enforcement partners.
- Maintains current knowledge of program areas.
- Assesses program goals, objectives, priorities, progress, impact, and outcomes 9. Travel as directed for the needs of the Agency.
- Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
- Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
- Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC
- Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
- Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
- Other duties as assigned
- IHSC operates 24/7/365; this position may be required to respond during an emergency activation.
- On-call availability is not required for this position.
- The Department of Homeland Security’s Personnel Security Unit (PSU) must render an Initial Preliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate.
- A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion of initial, and between, subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position.
- Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance.
- Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jog may be necessary to provide assistance.
- Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.
- Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the building during an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs significantly more than self).
- Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary (exceptions on a case by case basis).
- Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.
- Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.
- Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical limitations.
- Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.
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