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The Kent County Health Department (KCHD), a nationally accredited department, provides public health services for a population base of 648,000, employs approximately 250 employees, and has a $30 million operating budget. The KCHD is located in Grand Rapids, MI, a diverse, thriving community located on the western side of the state, just 25 miles from Lake Michigan. The community offers unique cultural and recreational activities, exceptional education opportunities, and a quality health care system.
The Medical Director ensures that all health programs, practices, and services comply with statutory requirements, medical standards of professional practice and ethics, and quality and accreditation standards. Will work with health professionals to promote practices to prevent disease and disability and to improve the health of individuals and the community. This position is responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining and amending standard medical procedure and policy. Collaborates with the Administrative Health Officer to develop policies to address public health concerns and advises in matters requiring medical specialty judgments. Will prepare and deliver reports to the Board of Commissioners and other internal and external constituencies. Engages in public health research and precepting medical residents through the Academic Health Department. Provides leadership support for community collaboratives including the Kent County Opioid Task Force. Reports to the Administrative Health Officer.
This position is part of the Management Pay Plan (MPP) and offers a good work life balance. The position is generally 40 hours, M-F, no nights, weekends or holidays. Additionally, the Health Department allows for a flexible schedule and is open to arrangements that allow the candidate to maintain their medical practice. Please note, this position is an important part of public health emergency response and must be readily available at all times. The salary is dependent on qualifications, and is accompanied by a comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefit pension plan. Apply online at www.accesskent.com/jobs. Please be sure to attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae to your application.
Requires a M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school of medicine, a license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and board certification or eligibility to sit for certification in any specialty. Additionally, requires either: 1) a M.P.H. or an M.S.P.H. degree and not less than two years of full-time public health practice, or 2) not less than three years of full-time public health practice and twenty-four graduate credits acceptable towards a public health degree. Must possess the ability to interact positively with client populations, elected officials, managers, employees, health care and human services practitioners and community representatives from widely diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.
Internal Number: 1805-601HD-2427
About Kent County Health Department
Located in Western Michigan, Kent County is the fourth largest population center in Michigan. Covering 864 square miles, the County is home to 604,142 people. The County is composed of twenty-one townships, five villages and nine cities.The County provides a wide and varied range of services to its citizens. The services include mandated services (i.e. law enforcement, correctional facility, justice system, public health, drain maintenance, general government, elections administration, equalization, Friend of the Court, and solid waste management) and discretionary functions (i.e. parks, zoo, airport, economic development, property description and mapping, and extension services).