MEDICAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - SES
Florida Department of Health Miami Dade County - Miami, FL

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DESCRIPTION The Epidemiologist/Chief Medical Officer is an executive position within the Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) reporting to the MDCHD Administrator and planning and directing the program of Epidemiology/Laboratory Services. The incumbent in this position is responsible for the supervision of staff including appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions. The Epidemiology Program identifies and analyzes disease trends and implements interventions to promote and protect the health of Miami-Dade residents. The Epidemiology Program acts as a resource for health care providers and the public regarding health questions and issues, and provides public health education and messaging. This position plays a major role in maintaining the Health Department's partnerships with the medical infrastructure, other government agencies, Miami-Dade's citizens, and oversees the Miami Dade County Health Department clinical /programmatic services. Plans, organizes, and directs the MDCHD Epidemiology Program. Provides medical support and consultation to clinical programs such as School Health, HIV/AIDS prevention, Woman's health, Public Health Preparedness, etc. Oversees budget and program funding acquisition. Participates in professional organizations and obtains and disseminates information on current and future healthcare practices and trends. Provides consultation to physicians and other healthcare providers in the community concerning medical and public health issues. Provides presentations to medical and public health practitioners as well as to members of the public. Reviews and evaluates summary reports of surveillance and investigative activities. Reviews and implements program policies and procedures for investigation. Advises on and participates in training of students. Supervises professional personnel engaged in case management, surveillance, and investigations. Responds to media requests for interview or data. Participates in agency strategic planning and performance management and supports a culture of quality and continuous improvement which includes the department's efforts towards Public Health Accreditation. Provides medical and public health leadership and consultation during public health communicable disease crises and/or emergencies and participates in emergency response activities and planning. Represents MDCHD on local, state, and federal committees and advisory bodies as assigned. Acts in capacity of Administrator upon need. Assists in seeking grants from different institutions/ Foundations. Continues to support and maintains relationship with local Poison Control Center which manages our after-hours calls

Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have experience in public health management, communicable disease control and epidemiology, and clinical medicine and possess the following: M.D/D.O Licensed in the State of Florida (Required). Administrative/supervisory experience. At least 5 years of experience working in the field of communicable disease control and epidemiology at a federal, state, county or city level (Required). Board eligibility in specialties such as Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Family Practice, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine (Required). Master's degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited school of public health (one year of experience as a Medical Officer in a public health agency may be substituted for the Master's degree). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in public health management, communicable disease control and epidemiology, and clinical medicine and possess the following: At least 5 years of experience working in the field of communicable disease control and epidemiology at a federal, state, county or city level. Board eligibility in specialties such as Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Family Practice, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. Master's degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited school of public health (one year of experience as a Medical Officer in a public health agency may be substituted for the Master's degree). Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation; Strong written and oral communication skills (Comparable knowledge for the Spanish language recommended). Significant experience in working with or in the healthcare community. Ability to work cooperatively with others. Principles and practices of the field of public health. Principles of infectious diseases and infection control. Epidemiologic studies, data analysis, and investigations. Outbreak investigation and response. Principles of organization, management, supervision and quality improvement ***Important Notice*** All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida employment application. This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency operations functions required of the incumbent include but are not limited to staffing special needs evacuation centers, or other emergency functions. The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Licensure as a physician to Chapter 548, Florida Statutes: a current Public Health Certificate issued by the Florida Board of Medical Examiners pursuant to Chapter 458.316 Florida Statutes. MD Board Certified, Physician, Chapter 468.F.S. EFFECTIVE

Organization Description:
Vision Our desired future state To be the Healthiest State in the Nation Purpose Why we exist Prevent disease and improve the health of the Miami-Dade County Community Mission What we do To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts. Core Values The shared beliefs that define our culture and foster loyalty I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely. Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems. Accountability: We perform with integrity & respect. Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners. Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

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