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Public Health Representative III
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/15/2022
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Public Health Representative III
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department EOHSI
With its broad and multidisciplinary faculty expertise, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) is an international resource that supports basic and clinical research in environmental health sciences and exposure assessment and fosters associated programs in environmental health education and public policy.
Established in 1986, EOHSI’s major objectives are to:
Advance understanding of the mechanisms by which environmental and occupational chemical exposures impact human health.
Identify and measure human environmental and occupational exposures to chemicals.
Treat populations adversely affected by chemical exposures.
Develop educational tools describing relative risks of chemical exposures.
Contribute to public policies related to environmental and occupational chemical risks.
Offer training programs for environmental health professionals.
The Institute serves as an unbiased source of expertise about environmental problems for communities, employers and governments in all areas of occupational and environmental health, toxicology and risk assessment. EOHSI members are active as advisors to international, national, state and local organizations on public health issues.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Public Health Representative III for the Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine (CROM) Division within the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. Under supervision, participates in the administration of the federally contracted World Trade Center Health Program at Rutgers. Involved in varied aspects of healthcare operations such as claims management, patient outreach and education, referral and p reauthorization management, and patient retention.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Assists in the review of medical services claims submitted to the World Trade Center Health Program to ensure compliance with program guidelines. Verifies accurate coding on medical claims per the programmatic codebook.
  • Coordinates the transfer of patients between WTCHP clinical centers and completes required documents and care coordination per programmatic guidelines. Attends WTCHP transfer workgroup meetings.
  • Conducts referral and pre-authorization requests to in network specialty providers. Reviews incoming requests for administrative compliance with the WTC Health Program codebook.
  • Provides education to program members, network providers, and interest groups on the World Trade Center Health Program. Assists in developing and disseminating educational materials in accordance with program initiatives.
  • Responsible for overseeing and evaluating Outreach, Retention, and patient education activities for the World Trade Center Health Program. Attends WTCHP retention workgroup meetings.
  • Manages incoming telephone inquiries and conducts patient outreach to update contact information per programmatic guidelines.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 18S
Position Salary PS-18 Step 1 $47,546
Annual Minimum Salary 47546.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 56638.000
Annual Maximum Salary 66750.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , 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.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field.
  • One (1) year of professional experience working in a healthcare or clinical environment.
  • Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat a must.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with the Epic Electronic Medical Record system.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Sitting at computer for length of time.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1664
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

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

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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