MEDICAL DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF EPIDEMIOLOGY/DISEASE CONTROL
ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEATLH SERVICES - Phoenix, AZ

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Under the general direction of the Bureau Chief of Epidemiology and Disease Control, the position will provide medical, scientific and technical consultation and education to physicians and public health officials on medical marijuana and infectious diseases of public health importance. Supervise the development of manuals, protocols and procedures for effective surveillance and control of selected diseases and review for medical accuracy. Administer and direct tuberculosis control activities in Arizona. Coordinate intra-bureau collaboration on immunizations, infectious diseases, medical marijuana, toxicity exposures, lead poisoning, and other medical issues. Fulfill grant objective and other duties within the bureau as needed.

Qualifications:
Knowledge: • Medical knowledge with emphasis on disease investigation, prevention and control, and principles of epidemiology and study design • Basic scientific and medical information about infectious and chronic disease including diagnosis and treatment, immunization, food protection and environmentally provoked conditions. • Public health principles and practices; implementation and evaluation research; federal, state and local legislation and regulations as they relate to public health; • Quality assurance methodologies; and changing trends in public health and health delivery systems. Skills: • Use of problem solving approach to decision making, while considering the impact of alternative solutions; • Effective oral and written communications. Abilities: • Market public health programs to decisions makers; • Plan and organize work and implementing plans and executing decisions; to negotiate to achieve common goals and objectives. Require: Arizona medical board licensed for the State of Arizona. Expertise is acquired through degree programs in the sciences (B.S., M.S., doctoral) medical school and post-graduate medical training in Preventive Medicine and Public Health or equivalent; medical and professional journals, medical seminars and continuing medical education programs. Selective Preference: Medical, epidemiologic and scientific skills to ; consult with physicians, decision/policymakers and general public; design and conduct scientific studies and investigations required to identify disease agents, health conditions, and health risk factors; and plan interventions and communicate them to others.

Organization Description:
“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is one of the largest departments in Arizona State Government with a budget of $1.5 billion dollars and a workforce of approximately 1600 employees. Visit http://www.azdhs.gov