Directs the overall health activities of the department, and serves as a heath authority to protect the public health as mandated by law to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases. Occasionally serves as a physician for one or more public health programs.
Plans the direction of physician services with regards to policy and procedures: and works closely with the organizations, institutions. agencies. individuals and news media as assigned. with respect to appropriate release of health related information. Serves as an official of the state in relation to state laws and regulatory agencies. Serves as a physician for one or more public health programs. Supervises physicians and serves as a Deputy Public Health Authority. Controls the spread of communicable diseases in the community through use of quarantine, if necessary. Reviews and authorizes Medicaid/Medicare reimbursements. Performs other duties as assigned.
MD/DO from an accredited college or university. Five (5) years of work related experience as a licensed physician. Board Certification in a primary care specialty required. Preference will be considered for candidates with a medical degree AND Masters of Public Health (MPH) Degree. Must possess license to practice medicine in the State of Texas. Experience in Public Health Administration. including laws covering Public Health practice preferred. Knowledge of standard software applications. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Previous community health/communicable disease and/or infectious disease experience necessary. Must possess a valid Texas Driver ' s License. with good driving record. Standard office environment. Ability to travel to various work site locations. Exposure to blood and various illnesses, diseases and other health problems.
An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record.Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: IRC003430
About Dallas County Health and Human Services
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) protects the health of the citizens of Dallas County through disease prevention and intervention, and through promotions of a healthy community and environment. This is done through assessment, community input education, disease monitoring, regulation, and health services that help control the spread of disease. Resources, both human and financial, are directed toward areas where improvement in public health services is needed. The department will make every effort to ensure the people of Dallas County receive information and services needed to maintain and improve their health and provide good stewardship of public resources. To learn more about DCHHS please visit: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/mission-statement.php