Huron, Lapeer, District Health Department #2 (Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda), Sanilac, and Tuscola County Health Departments are seeking an associated Medical Director.
Requirements: The Medical Director is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of MI, has a Board certification and holds a Master’s in Public Health, with not less than two years of full-time public health practice. This is a contractual agreement with the associated health departments who shall be considered full-time and devote an average of 37.5 hours per week in a mutually agreed format (telecommunication systems are available, on-call) with a least 8 hours monthly per county. Hours per county will vary based on population.
- Function as part of the administrative team by providing appropriate medical input to the administrative decision-making process as it relates to the health of the community and the functioning of the Department. Collaborate with and responsible to the Health Officer.
- Formulate, recommend and implement policies and procedures relating to the medical components of Department programs;
- Provide leadership in policy development and coordination of the provision of health care services on a community-wide basis. This role includes, but is not limited to the following elements:
(a) Actively engage local and state government officials to promote public health goals;
(b) Provide leadership and assistance in developing the role of public health in providing population-based services;
(c) Provide a key community leadership role in defining public health’s core functions of assessment, policy development and assurance at the local level.
(d) Assist in the interpretation of the role of public health to area physicians, health care networks and the general community;
(e) Provide epidemiological consultation, in conjunction with the Department’s Epidemiologist, to area physicians, community projects and Department programs and staff;
(f) Provide research, planning and networking with the health care community as needed for special projects;
(g) Represent the department on various local and state committees and special task forces;
(h) Where appropriate, be the Department liaison to local and state organizations;
(i) Take on responsibility for a leadership role in coordinating special projects.
- Provide, review, change and sign guidelines, protocols and standing orders for services provided by the Department, such as Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Immunizations.
- Provide medical oversight, consultation, and in-services to Community and Personal Preventive Health Services, and Health Promotion Services.
- Function as an integral member of the local Emergency Preparedness Team addressing the medical and health components of an ALL HAZARDS plan, which includes, but is not limited to, WMD, CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) and other public health threats.
- Provide medical oversight to programs specific to individual health departments. This includes, but not limited to, review of the medical information sections of programs, review of laboratory procedures, and staff in-servicing as required for accreditation and licensing.
- Where applicable and consistent with the training of Medical Director, provide direct medical services or oversight of Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants for specific programs, which could include:
- Family Planning
- School-based Clinic
- Substance Abuse Treatment Services
- Home Health
- Jail Health
- Medical Examiner
9. Assure that competent clinicians are available to provide necessary services in the clinic setting;
10. Function as the contact person between the Department and medical services at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and assist in translating those services into local activity.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submit resume to:
Human Resource Department
Tuscola County Health Department
1309 Cleaver Road, Suite B
Caro, MI 48723
Or Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018