Directs the overall health activities of the department, and serves as a heath authority to protect the public health as mandated by law to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases. Occasionally serves as a physician for one or more public health programs.
Plans the direction of physician services with regards to policy and procedures; and works closely with the organizations, institutions, agencies, individuals and news media as assigned, with respect to appropriate release of health related information.
Serves as an official of the state in relation to state laws and regulatory agencies.
Serves as a physician for one or more public health programs.
Supervises physicians and serves as a Deputy Public Health Authority.
Controls the spread of communicable diseases in the community through use of quarantine, if necessary.
Reviews and authorizes Medicaid/Medicare reimbursements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must possess license to practice medicine in the State of Texas. Experience in Public Health Administration, including laws covering Public Health practice preferred. Knowledge of standard software applications. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Previous community health/communicable disease and/or infectious disease experience necessary. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, with good driving record.
MD/DO from an accredited college or university. Five (5) years of work related experience as a licensed physician. Board Certification in a primary care specialty required.
Preference will be considered for candidates with a medical degree AND Masters of Public Health (MPH) Degree.
Internal Number: IRC003430
About Dallas County Health & Human Services
Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) has an annual budget of approximately $117 million, and almost 500 public health professionals. DCHHS is there every day to protect and promote the health of the over 2.6 million Dallas County residents.
Our work is wide-ranging. You can find us providing childhood immunizations and flu shots, working with community partners to treat and reduce sexually transmitted infections, and assisting low-income residents with repairs to home heating and cooling units. We also have disease detectives who investigate outbreaks of suspicious clusters of illness, and study the trends, causes and effects of health and disease conditions in our neighborhoods.
We are committed to improve the health and quality of life for all of our residents, and address inequities and disparities in health. Please join us in our efforts to make Dallas County the healthiest that it can be.