Full-Time District Health Director (Physician) – Clayton/LaGrange, Dalton, Augusta, GA
DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR
4 Positions available:
Clayton County & LaGrange, GA
Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.
We are seeking new talent to work as the local public health officer for the Clayton-Lagrange Health District, the Augusta Health District, and the Dalton Health District as well as being the district public health director reporting to the Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner. The Commissioner, a licensed medical physician, reports directly to the Governor of Georgia. This position would be the chief executive of the county boards of health, and their respective public health departments. The board serves in a largely advisory and advocacy role. This is broad, highly stimulating, population health improvement work which ranges from policy development, to environmental regulation, to public education, to individual contagious disease treatment (and containment) and more.
Provides management and direction to County Health Departments
Provides administrative oversight and management for the County Board of Health including financial, budget, personnel, planning, etc.
Critically evaluates local health department programs. Oversees development of programs that are responsive to community health needs and that address measurable outcomes, within budget constraints.
Assures that programs meet their goals and objectives.
Attends Board of Health meetings and provides information, guidance and consultation to the board and its members as appropriate
Evaluate clinic management and performance in order to improve clinic efficiency and productivity
Supports staff in carrying out legally mandated responsibilities in a rigorous but customer friendly wayProvides management and oversight to District programs and responsibilities
Provide direction and administrative oversight to District-based programs so that programs are operated within expectations, operate in an efficient manner, are customer friendly and are administratively sound
Makes appropriate program changes in response to District, Division, and Department needs
Identifies program goals and objectives that are met or exceeded
Ensures appropriate internal controls are in place (maintains compliance with federal and state audit requirements; establishes a sound financial management system).
In compliance with state and federal regulations, assures plans are in place to appropriately bill and collect for services rendered
Leads strategic planning and community responsiveness agenda
Monitors health status of the District and responds to identified problems or measurable needs.
Oversees the appropriate development and administration of budgets
Provides oversight and direction to staff responsible for managing Human Resources and Employee Relations functions
With budgetary constraints, maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending related seminars/conference. Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of other job responsibilities. Plays key role in Public Health advocacy and health development.
Develops and maintains the capacity and capability of the district health office and county health department to detect, investigate, and manage emergency Public Health events
Performance Management Responsibility: Creates and maintains a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation
Competencies [Source: Public Health Foundation , Council on Linkages (COL)]
Must possess a medical degree from an accredited school of medicine and a valid license from the Georgia Composite Medical Board or eligible to obtain licensure in Georgia
Two years of professional experience in public health, preventive medicine or private medicine.Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the entry qualifications have:
Master of Public Health and 3 – 5 years of management experience
Knowledge of the core functions of public health
Experience in the development, management and/or the administration of budgets, contracts or grants
Experience in Strategic Planning (ie. mission identification, goals planning and evaluation) & health planning
Experience in human resources/personnel management
Knowledge in emergency preparedness and response planning.