PH Physician/Medical Director
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provide medical leadership, direction, and oversight for patient care. Contribute to medical policy development for all public health programs and services for the Department of Public Health. This position ensures that Clinical Services operates in an efficient and effective manner. Provide direct patient care, expert medical services, and consultation in the Department's Communicable Disease program.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee is this class guides the Health Department in planning, organizing, and coordinating the functions and programs of the public health clinics, community, preparedness and allied health services, in order to assure the provision of appropriate, timely, and high quality services to Guilford County residents. Provide direction for the investigations of communicable disease outbreaks. Keep the Health Director informed on a regular basis about programs, resource needs, and other issues regarding the provision of medical and other services. Serves as primary supervising physician (registered with the NC Board of Medicine) for Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants. Represents the Health Director, as assigned, for medical and statutory functions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties and Tasks
Plan for the provision of health care services through an effective organizational structure. In conjunction with Program Managers, develop annual strategic plan, setting and prioritizing goals/objectives as well as strategies to achieve standards.
• Provide medical direction regarding communicable disease issues.
• Assure medical standards of care for patient services in all Health Department clinics by establishing, overseeing, and updating medical policies and protocols working in specific program areas.
• Assist the Health Director in medical and clinical policy development and planning.
• Provide direct patient care in Department clinics.
• Oversee community health services, public health preparedness and allied health services.
• Monitor the output of contracted services by private agencies.
• Monitor and evaluate the community's need for clinical services in the Health Department.
• Ensure that policies of the County, Board of Health and Health Department are properly and fully implemented.
• Utilize computer technology in managing and processing data, information and knowledge to support public health and the delivery of client services.
• Oversee statistical reporting systems to ensure data is reported in an accurate and timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of preventive medicine.
• Knowledge of communicable diseases.
• Knowledge of North Carolina Public Health laws.
• Ability to conduct health assessments using data analysis and reporting skills.
• Ability to apply sound decision making skills.
• Ability to apply good oral and written communication skills .
• Ability to relate well with health care providers and other professionals in the community and in the agency.
Examples of Duties: Provide medical leadership, direction and oversight for services provided by the Department of Public Health. Contribute to medical policy, directives, and standing order development for all public health programs for the Department, including Allied, Clinical Services, and Community Health. Provide direct patient care, expert medical services, and consultation in the Department's Communicable Disease, Tuberculosis, Refugee, HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infection, Immunization, Primary Care, and Integrated Targeted Testing Services programs. Serve as the primary supervising physician (registered with the NC Board of Medicine) for new Physician Extender Specialists (Advanced Practice Providers) with monthly record reviews.
Assist the Health Director in planning, organizing, and coordinating the functions and programs of public health clinics, community, preparedness, school health, health education, and allied health services, in order to assure the provision of appropriate, timely, and high quality services to Guilford County residents. Provide direction for the investigations of communicable disease outbreaks or mobilization during a public health crisis. Serve as one of the health department's media spoke persons to communicate medical information to the general public and medical providers. Review medical information that is presented to the public. Keep the Health Director informed on a regular basis about programs, resource needs, and other issues regarding the provision of medical and other services. Represent the Health Director, as assigned, for medical and statutory enforcement functions. Attend meetings of community stakeholder's/community medical providers as appropriate. Act as principal investigator/co-investigator for public health, non-academic, non-research grants based at the health department, as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience
Licensed Medical Doctor approved through the American Medical Association (AMA) and the North Carolina Board of Medicine. Must have Specialty Certification through the appropriate Specialty Board and DEA licensed through the U.S. Treasury Department. A current license to practice medicine in North Carolina is required by programmatic need.
Experience as a Public Health Medical Director; specialty Board Certification in Infection Disease or Internal Medicine; and/or experience in a Primary Care setting. Five years experience in health care administration, preferably in Public Health.
Necessary Special Qualifications:
Documentation of immunity to: measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox, per CDC recommendations. Screening/proof of Hepatitis B immunity, as recommended by the CDC.