City of Stamford Stamford, CT, USA
Nov 15, 2021Full Time
Examples of Duties: Performs related duties as required. Statutory Responsibilities Fulfills the role of Director of Health as outlined in the Sec. C5-40-4 of the City of Stamford Charter. (Including General Statute (CGS) Section 19a-200 (municipal) and Section 19a-244 (district); Sec. 19a-200. (Formerly Sec. 19-75) as amended. Enforces State and Federal Public Health statutes and rules and City of Stamford regulations and ordinances. Assures compliance with HIPPA Privacy Act and health and safety regulations as outlined by the State of CT Department of Public Health. Fulfills other rules, ordinances, laws or regulations as required or needed. Enforces the Connecticut Public Health Code, Stamford health and housing code, related ordinances and other statutes and codes empowered by the position. Practices and Supports Visionary Leadership Works with the Health Commission, Internal and External Stakeholders to develop and articulate a vision for public health and of the organization and encourages others to share the vision. Develops collaborative and partnering strategies with the Health Commission, task forces and coalitions in the assessment and transformation of public health. Creates a Sense of Mission Articulates and models professional values and ethics. Facilitates organizational mission development and reassessment. Develops policies and practices that translate mission and vision into action. Serves as Effective Change Agent Develops and/or facilitates strategic and tactical assessment and planning. Develops and implements performance measurements and evaluation strategies. Develops and maintains community partnerships. Generates fresh and/or innovative approaches to solving public health problems. Political Competencies Maintains awareness of public health policy issues and works with stakeholders’ in assessing impact to the City of Stamford. Establishes and oversees the formulation of local public health policy, planning and program development. Utilizes principles of media advocacy to communicate the public health mission to stakeholders’. Works with community coalitions and advocacy groups. Translates policy decisions into organizational and community programs and services. Negotiation Guides and mediates the investigation and resolution of conflict within the organization and with other governmental agencies and community stakeholders’. Organizational Management Assesses organizational environment, needs, assets, resources and opportunities. Reviews organizational structures and procedures for improvement, utilizing knowledge of organizational learning, behavior and culture. Includes key stakeholders’ on collaborative ventures. Oversees community and school health interventions. Manages the Department’s response to infectious disease outbreaks, urgent communicable disease situations, disasters, and other public health emergencies. Establishes and assures the efficient performance of Department inspections programs for restaurants, multi-family housing, beaches, septic systems, shell fishing beds, and drinking water wells. Carries out activities and leadership functions related to bio-terrorism and public health preparedness, as identified in the department’s bio-terrorism and public health preparedness plan in conjunction with the overall state plan. Implements and evaluates local disease surveillance systems to detect illness from bio-terrorism. Designs and administers projects and initiatives related to chronic disease, cancer, injury prevention, and environmental health. Oversees city medical clinics and other programs including, but not limited to, Tuberculosis clinics, Sexually Transmitted Infection clinics and Well Child clinics. Works with the community to mobilize resources to reduce the incidence of infectious disease, chronic disease, and protect and improve the health of vulnerable communities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Analytical Assessment Skills Establishes public health and department priorities utilizing assessment data with a focus on the social determinants of health. Reviews health status assessments of populations and their related determinants and determines community specific trends from quantitative and qualitative data. Expands access to public health data and information for the Health Commission, staff and public. Ensures the application of ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of data and information. Policy Development/Program Planning Skills Evaluates information specific to State of Connecticut public health law. Ensures public health programs are consistent with public health laws and regulations, which are enforced fairly and consistently. Works with Department leadership and the Health Commission to conduct strategic planning and monitors progress toward strategic goals. Integrates emerging trends from the fiscal, social, and political environment into public health strategic planning. Ensures the consistency of policy integration into organizational plans, procedures, structures and programs. Communication Skills Communicates in writing, orally, in person and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency. Ensures a variety of approaches are considered and used to disseminate public health information, including social media and other emerging technologies. Applies communication and group dynamic strategies in interactions with individuals and group. Educates the public, state and federal legislators, and state and local policymakers about funding and policy changes needed to address current and emerging public health problems. Communicates the role of the department regularly and frequently with the Health Commission, staff, external stakeholders’ and the public. Cultural Competency Skills Ensures that the organization has strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds. Ensures the consideration of the role of cultural, social and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of public health services. Management Skills and Financial Planning Recommends budgetary priorities and develops annual budget. Identifies and pursues funding sources. Ensures that programs and grants are managed within current and forecasted budget constraints, and all grant requirements. Coaches and supports managers and staff in achieving organizational and personal improvement goals and identifies measures of success; Assesses job performance of direct. Reports on an annual basis or more frequently if necessary, and identifies opportunities for individual performance improvement. Public Health Leadership Skills Practices and supports visionary leadership for transforming public health. Demonstrates proactive interest, knowledge and commitment to a broad array of public health issues.