Deputy Medical Director

TN Dept of Health
Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 19, 2020
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

This position will serve as the Deputy Medical Director of the statewide Healthcare Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program. Primary responsibilities involve oversight of programs related to HAI/AR prevention and outbreak / containment response. This position will oversee infection preventionists and epidemiologists, act as liaison to healthcare facilities regulatory offices, utilize data to guide program and policy development, and will provide clinical and programmatic oversight for the implementation of all related prevention and outbreak response activities. This position requires management and leadership skills.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate public health programs to reduce HAI infections across a variety of healthcare settings

  • Serve as liaison with local health departments, state and national government agencies, academic and community-based providers regarding HAI-related issues;

  • Conduct data analyses, surveillance and investigation of healthcare-associated infections;

  • Oversee the preparation of state and federal funding applications;

  • Co-manage, with the director, ~20 epidemiologists, infection preventionists, pharmacists and administrative staff

This program is in the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness (CEDEP). The Division includes a wide range of programs, including immunizations, HIV/STD/Viral hepatitis, TB, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and general communicable diseases.

 Desired Qualifications:

  • M.D. with U.S. medical license

  • Experience in the field of infectious disease;

  • Experience in infection control, healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and/ or stewardship;

  • Work experience in public health;

  • Three or more years of full-time supervisory work;

  • Experience preparing grant applications and managing budgets

  • Strong oral and written communication, program management and leadership skills.

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