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Job Title: Physician Director
Job Number: EPS17016
Posted: 9/8/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: CHARLESTON,  WV    USA
Position Description: This employee serves as a medical epidemiologist and Director of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Responsibilities include oversight of the infectious disease surveillance including zoonotic disease, foodborne, hepatitis and vaccine preventable disease surveillance, and healthcare associated infections; outbreak investigation and control; training and communications; special epidemiological studies; and bioterrorism epidemiology response. In addition, supervision of training and support staff is required. The Director must offer both technical and administrative oversight, including assurance that policies, procedures, and practices are consistent with the current best medical / clinical /public health practice and that appropriate epidemiological methods and techniques are in use. Administrative oversight includes development and oversight of budgets and grants, and oversight of all personnel issues in the division, incumbent must show leadership in developing a shared vision for infectious disease epidemiology services in the state, and demonstrate management skill in making that vision a reality. Specifically, incumbent is responsible for the following: establishing statewide policy and guidelines for infectious disease surveillance and case investigation, outbreak investigation and emergency and bioterrorism response. This includes providing assistance to the State Epidemiologist in updating the reportable disease legislative rule, and maintaining the reportable disease protocol manual. In addition, policy statements, position statements and manual s must be drafted to address high priority issues. Assure that staff managing infectious disease epidemiology issues at the state and local level have adequate training opportunities. Regular evaluation of infectious disease epidemiology services supplied by state and local agencies in the state, including evaluation of surveillance activities and outbreak response. Maintenance and continuous improvement of and excellent quality infectious disease surveillance program, including enhancement and improvement of existing surveillance systems. Assuring that mechanisms are in place to feedback surveillance data in a timely fashion and that feedback is accurate and complete. Recruitment, training, retention and management of staff. Oversight of outbreak and emergency response. Development and maintenance of positive relationships among providers, laboratorians, and infection control practitioners for the purpose of improving infectious disease surveillance in the state. Drafting funding applications to support and enhance infectious disease epidemiology services in the state, regular communication with physicians, medical societies and other provider groups for the purpose of improving surveillance, reporting and epidemiological response. Assisting staff in the development, design and implementation of special projects, including surveillance projects, surveillance evaluation projects, surveys, special studies, etc., for the purpose of improving and enhancing infectious disease epidemiology response in the state, training and mentoring epidemiologists, local health department personnel, regional epidemiologists and other staff for the purpose of improving infectious disease epidemiology services in the state. Fiscal oversight of state and federal grant funds for infectious disease epidemiology services. Federal grant funds include epidemiology and laboratory capacity, bioterrorism, and the US Department of Agriculture rabies surveillance funds. Participation in emergency response and disaster epidemiology training, planning and response. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications TRAINING Graduation from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy as evidenced by a temporary or permanent license to practice in the State of West Virginia. EXPERIENCE Two years of experience in the practice of medicine or osteopathy which can include experience in a post-graduate training program. SUBSTITUTION: A Master's degree in public health, health administration, hospital administration, public or business administration may substitute for the required experience.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 9/27/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Crystal Lowe,  Physician Director
Contact Location: 350 Capitol Street, Room 125

Charleston   WV  25301
United States
Contact Location: 350 Capitol Street, Room 125
  Charleston   WV  25301
  United States
Contact Phone: 304-356-4029 
Contact Fax: 304-558-1895
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: tin.cfm?JobID=1234129

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