Public Health Representative I

Rutgers University Newark, New Jersey
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December 23, 2022
Rutgers University
Newark, New Jersey

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title
Public Health Representative I

Job Category
Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Medical Assisting

NJMS-Medicine-Infectious Disease


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 university-wide, 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.

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Public Health Representative I for the Department of Medicine Infectious Diseases within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Medical Director, the Public Health Representative I will serve as the lead staff for HIV counseling, screening, testing and referral in the Coordinated Outreach and Linkage (COOL) Program Mobile Unit. The Public Health Representative I will serve as an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Counselor, provide sex-positive sexual health counseling, and coordinate community outreach for key populations disproportionately affected by HIV.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Provides HIV and STI testing through blood extraction, phlebotomy, and urine collection.

  • Ensures that HIV counseling, testing and referral is provided in accordance with the standards of the Division of HIV and AIDS (DHAS)/NJ Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS).

  • Ensures that blood and other specimens collected adhere to the standards of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

  • Ensures that blood and other specimens collected are transported to the NJ Department of Health/Courier pick up site.

  • Assists in the coordination of activities related to HIV services at health fairs, colleges/universities and other community sponsored event information and testing sites.

  • Lead of at least two COOL events per year.

Position Status
Full Time

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Union Description
CWA, Local 1031

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Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to

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Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment
Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor s Degree in Public Health, Nursing or related field plus three (3) years of experience in a public health of which two (2) years should be in performing HIV counseling, testing and referral or in a related testing/prevention outreach service.

  • Prior completion of the NJDHSS HIV Prevention Counseling Course Series.

  • Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.


  • Phlebotomist certification.

  • Valid driver s license

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough working knowledge of regulatory requirements.

  • Basic computer skills needed for Microsoft applications.

  • Must have completed or be eligible to successfully complete the Rutgers Defensive Driving Training Course.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience on a mobile unit environment.

Equipment Utilized

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.

Special Conditions

  • Must be able/willing to learn to drive mobile unit.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Regional Campus
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus
Newark (RBHS)



Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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