Medical Director, Public Health

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Apr 17, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from a college or university accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Public Health, plus six (6) years of experience in public health or a related field, including four (4) years of experience which were in progressively responsible supervisory/management/administrative capacity.
  • Additional experience in a related capacity may substitute for the Master's degree.

Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Texas.
  • Current Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA ) registration certificate for Controlled Substances for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
  • Board certification in a medical specialty.

Notes to Applicants
  • The Medical Director, Public Health recruitment will be led by GovHRUSA.
  • To be considered, candidates must submit a comprehensive resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to
  • Interested candidates should apply by the close of business on October 3, 2020.
  • Click here to view and download a brochure on more information about this opportunity.
  • Confidential inquiries are welcomed by contacting 847-380-3243.
  • Prior to final interviews, candidates will be required to sign a release form to authorize verification of employment history, degrees obtained, and other certifications.

Pay Range

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
or as required by business needs;
position will attend evening meetings as required

Job Close Date

Type of Posting External
Department Austin Public Health
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX 78702
Preferred Qualifications
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Performs the duties of local Health Authority as described in State statute (i.e., quarantine, required reporting of infectious diseases, birth and death records), City ordinance, and County regulations.
2. Establishes, maintains, and enforces quarantine in Austin/Travis County.
3. Provides medical leadership in monitoring and responding to potential disease outbreaks.
4. Ensures that all medical-related activities in the department are performed in accordance with applicable license, regulatory, and accreditation standards, including consistent quality assurance standards.
5. Provides direct clinical services as assigned.
6. Advises local physicians concerning communicable disease and other public health concerns.
7. Communicates to the media regarding public health issues as assigned.
8. Serves on department team for emergency operations and public health preparedness.
9. Serves as Department Assistant Director for medical-related services.
10. Provides supervisory and/or leadership responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of general preventive medicine and infectious diseases, including epidemiology.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws pertaining to medicine.
  • Knowledge of public health preparedness and response.
  • Knowledge of, and understanding of, ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust.
  • Knowledge of principles of culture, cultural competency and cultural humility.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other City/County employees, patients and their families, the general public, community, advocacy groups, elected officials, members of the medical profession, governmental bodies, and the media.
  • Ability to perform medical examinations, make diagnoses, and prescribe and perform appropriate medical care.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate medical programs and services and ensure all medical activities are performed in accordance with applicable license, regulatory, and accreditation standards and requirements.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as required by HIPAA and other Texas privacy laws.
  • Ability to work professionally and ethically in a multi-cultural team setting.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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