Shasta County - Health & Human Services Agency, Public Health Branch
June 14, 2018
Redding , California
$14,208 - $18,134 MONTHLY
Full Time - Experienced
Enforces federal, state and local public health laws; develops and maintains knowledge of current and pending issues in public health, and makes recommendations designed to protect and promote the public's health accordingly; consults on public health activities such as: chronic disease and injury control; public health laboratory services, communicable disease control including sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis, immunization services, community health planning, school health issues, public health education, maternal/adolescent and child health services, and the analysis and communication of health statistics and other community health assessments. Assists in the evaluation of public health programs and activities; encourages the Branch's orientation toward population-based public health, root causes and upstream approaches, and community health outcomes, works to increase access to public health services for hard-to-reach populations, and toward increasing the health equity and cultural competency of the Public Health Branch as an organization; and interprets statistical or medical information to public health staff, and community partners. Recommends public health policy options to the Public Health Branch Director and others; attends meetings and represents the Branch as directed; provides input to program performance review; provides recommendations for long-range public health strategic planning, or goals and objectives. Consults with physicians in the diagnosis, management and investigation of cases of suspected or confirmed notifiable conditions; recommends measures to control spread of infectious diseases and prevent epidemics, and to control chronic diseases and injuries; cooperates with federal and state public health groups in the enforcement of health and sanitation measures; performs vital liaison role to the local medical community and represents Shasta County in State and/or national health officer groups and associations; may conduct various public health-related clinics; reviews the work of medical provider staff and laboratory and x-ray findings; responsible for the development of medically oriented policies, procedures and protocols and ensuring their approval, maintenance and adherence; reviews medical incident reports and recommends changes in procedure if necessary; serves as the Operational Area Disaster Medical Health Coordinator, and oversees the medical response of the Branch in the case of local disaster; prepares regular and special reports and correspondence.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following: Knowledge of: medical science and its application to public health; Federal, State and local laws governing public health work; principles, practices and terminology of modern medicine, especially preventive medicine, and public health; medical ethics and confidentiality laws and regulations; accepted clinical practices; epidemiology and biostatistics and their interpretation; public health resources at the local, State and federal levels; public health policy development; and program evaluation. Ability to: apply principles and techniques of preventive medicine and public health; establish and maintain good working relationships with staff and medical personnel, officials, and the local community; analyze disaster or emergency situations and take prompt and appropriate action; demonstrate leadership skills to improve the public's health; analyze and evaluate data, draw conclusions and make recommendations; exercise independent judgement; provide clinical oversight and training to medical provider staff; communicate technical information to persons with varying degrees of medical knowledge; accurately perform public health-related medical diagnosis and treatment; develop clear and comprehensive written reports; use automated systems and other appropriate sources of public health information; assist in the evaluation of public health programs; write effective procedures, protocols and policies for public health-related clinical services provision; speak and write effectively.
These standards are typically attained with: 1.A) Five years of experience as a physician, licensed in the State of California; AND B) Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; or certification by the American Boards of Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Internal Medicine; AND C) Completion of a Master's Degree from an accredited School of Public Health; OR 2. A) Two years’ experience as a Public Health Officer, preferably in California, (a physician certified in a state other than California may be employed prior to receipt of California certification provided that an application for a California Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate is filed with the State of California prior to date of appointment, and is received within six months of employment); AND B) Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; or certification by the American Boards of Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Internal Medicine.
Internal Number: 0001
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