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This position serves as Medical Director for the Division of Public Health (DPH) and oversees the clinical, medical, and scientific expertise to support DPH activities and to represent DPH within the medical and scientific communities. Duties may include: supporting clinical quality assurance within DPH; monitoring activities within DPH Laboratory, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health clinical nursing leadership, and Public Health veterinary medicine; overseeing special projects as assigned; and being lead for agency stakeholder groups such as Human Subjects Review Board, and strategic partnerships with the medical community.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Provides Medical expertise in the areas of, infectious diseases, immunizations, laboratory science and reproductive health services.
- Provides Public Health expertise in the areas of epidemiology and infection control and prevention.
- Provides general medical direction across the division and collaborate with other medical directors within state agencies.
- Oversee the clinical quality assurance of licensed clinical personnel within DPH,
- Approves standing orders for DPH clinics and other partners as appropriate (e.g., school nurses, EMS providers, Medical Reserve Corp. volunteers, etc.).
- Functions as the Medical Director for Public Health Lab with knowledge of CLIA.
- Serves as Medical Director for State Health Operations Center during activations.
- Performs as the lead for Human Subject reviews at DPH.
- Functions as chair for the Medical Advisory Board within DELDOT.
- Provides training for DPH health professionals as needed.
- Provides institutional medical knowledge.
- Provides leadership in scholarly activities, including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications and national presentations.
- Provides guidance for contract negotiations with Insurance Carriers.
- Strategic partner lead for medical community – this includes taking the lead on collaborative projects such as the opioid epidemic, antibiotic stewardship and healthcare-associated infections (HAI) Address administrative issues (e.g., Human Resources, Finance/Budget, Contracts, Procurement, Grants Management, etc.) to support the mission of DPH.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Medical Director
Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Delaware Physician M.D. or Delaware Physician D.O. license or eligibility for a Delaware license with appropriate board certification from a professional organization (e.g., ABMS or ABPS).
- Experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short- and long-range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
- Experience in developing policies and procedures.
- Experience in practicing medicine in a hospital, clinic or private practice.
- Experience in scholarly activities, including research for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- Experience in grant writing and management.
- Experience in managing personnel and addressing administrative issues including Human Resources, Finance/Budget, Contracts, and Procurement.
- Experience in public health preferred.
Additional Posting Information
Due to a new requirement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) the following mandate is effective January 27, 2022: As a condition of employment, employees providing health care services and/or support services in covered facilities must show proof that they have received the dose of a single J&J dose or the 1st dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine effective date January 27, 2022, and proof of the single J&J dose or the 2nd dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine by February. 28, 2022. Employees may not provide any care, treatment, or other services until proof is provided. Based on CMS guidance, the date for compliance may extend into March due to the health care facilities high vaccination rate of staff. If you accept a position with the facility, your Human Resources representative can provide more guidance. The only exception to these requirements is for those employees granted medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which may require weekly COVID-19 testing. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here.
This posting may be closed on or before 08/15/2022 upon filling the vacant position(s).
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.
DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.
To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/
The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.