Department: Prevention Services, Community Epidemiology and Health Planning
Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer and Attending Physician VII (Senior Medical Officer), functions as the agency's Deputy Director for the development of and oversight of all activities related to; Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Planning, and Community Epidemiology. Responsible for developing and coordinating of Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) community health assessment and improvement plan, and in cooperation with executive team, development of CCDPH strategic plan. Provides oversight and input into public health accreditation activities.
Provides agency-wide strategic direction and program planning and management with the Senior Medical Officer, including but not limited to the following duties:
Reviews and assess the CCDPH scope of services and makes recommendations for additions/deletion of services to meet the needs of the agency.
Identifies local service gaps and assists the department in the development or realignment of public health programs.
Assists in coordinating County public health services with other levels of public sector health services in suburban Cook County as needed.
Oversees agency activities related to Illinois Department of Public Health certification and public health accreditation through the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
Provides consultation to the Cook County Health & Hospitals System to identify statistical trends in population health. Provide relevant guidance for the Health needs assessment of relevant jurisdictions.
Supervises staff in the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Unit, Lead Poisoning and Prevention/Health Homes Unit, and Community Epidemiology and Health Planning Unit
Designs and implements programs within approved budget; writes grants as appropriate to fund new activities.
Assists the Senior Medical Officer in general departmental planning and development.
Recruits, hires, direct and supervise management staff and oversees the hiring and supervision of all unit staff.
Initiates or approves disciplinary action for supervised staff and communicates the need for such action to the CCDPH Human Resource Department
Reports to Chief Operating Officer
Doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Planning, or health related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience in public health OR Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Planning or health related field from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of experience in public health is required.
Five (5) years of supervisory experience is required.
Prior work experience and ability to demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with the Public Health Accreditation and reaccreditation process is required.
Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA 100, 200, 700, and 800 management within six (6) months of employment is required.
Possession of a valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle is required.
Must be available for "on-call" duty as required.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Requires knowledge of the field of assignment and physical ability sufficient to perform thoroughly and accurately the full scope of responsibility as illustrated by example in the above job description.
Knowledge of Illinois State public health laws and regulations; Cook County Department of Public Health regulations; current principles of public health practice and programs.
Knowledge of organizational, administrative and management principles and practices; supervisory techniques; resource allocation; and planning and budgeting.
Ability to deal effectively with a variety of governmental and community officials and maintain cooperative working relationships with federal, state and local officials and others.
Ability to research, compile and analyze comprehensive reports and statistical information.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply related public health laws and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to make sound discretionary decisions.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to represent CCDPH with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
When applying for employment with Cook County Health & Hospitals System preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service, who was not dishonorably discharged.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
IDENTIFY AS A VETERAN ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION Are you a Military Veteran?
ATTACH A COPY OF THE VETERANS DD214, DD215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.