The County of Santa Clara, Public Health Department is looking to hire its next Assistant Public Health Officer as a Communicable Disease Controller (CDC). This physician has overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control program. The CD program investigates and controls cases and outbreaks of all legally reportable diseases, except for tuberculosis and STDs/HIV, and includes the immunization and hepatitis B prevention program.
Final Filing Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
For a complete job description and to apply, please go to www.sccjobs.org/ExecRecruitment
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Quynh Truong, Executive Services at (408) 299-5701. EOE
The ideal candidate will possess at least three (3) years of post-residency experience in disease control or public health. Candidates must be a physician licensed in California, board certified or eligible in an appropriate medical specialty (such as Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine). Candidate should have in-depth knowledge of clinical presentation of communicable diseases, infectious disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and control measures. Completion of CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer training, and/or a Master in Public Health or board certification in Preventive Medicine or Infectious Disease is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package.
Internal Number: 19-PO4-E
About County of Santa Clara
The mission of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department is to prevent disease and injury and create environments that promote and protect the community's health. Our core
values include excellence, diversity and collaboration; accountability, integrity, and effectiveness. The department is part of the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (SCVHHS), which includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a large teaching hospital and comprehensive network of clinics.
The Public Health Department has three main branches: the Infectious Disease & Response branch oversees infectious disease surveillance, all communicable diseases, emergency preparedness, and the Public Health laboratory and pharmacy. The Healthy Communities branch includes assessment, planning and evaluation, as well as chronic disease and injury prevention. Within the Maternal, Child & Family Health branch are housed California Children’s Services, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program), Public Health nurse home visiting programs, as well as other programs to improve maternal, child, and family health.