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Austin Public Health Medical Director
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:14pm
Austin Public Health Medical Director
Job Requisition Number COA080578
Position Number 106945
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Office of the Medical Director
Minimum Qualifications
Graduation with a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from a college or university accredited by the American Medical Association and 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) and Department of Public Safety registration certificate for Controlled Substances for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
Board certification in a medical specialty.
Notes to Applicants
Recruitment Process:

Click here to view a brochure that details this exciting opportunity.

All interested candidates should apply by August 30, 2019 by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and three professional references.

In order to be considered for this position applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.

Confidential inquiries are welcome to Rudy Vela at 512-974-9304.

This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitment’s in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.

Pay Range

Monday – Friday, 8 – 5 p.m. evenings, weekends as required for business needs.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Public Health
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location RBJ Center - 21 Waller Street Austin, Texas 78702
Preferred Qualifications

In addition to being ethical, well-qualified, and experienced, the Austin Public Health Medical Director must be a collaborative servant-leader who is skilled at building relationships and teams, as this person will work cross-functionally with the City of Austin and a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have a history of customer service excellence and show appreciation for the multitude and diversity of communities, perspectives, and values that exist in Austin.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative leader who implements bold strategies to resolve complex issues and leads and empowers employees through the various units and locations across the department.

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.
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.

Establishes, maintains, and enforces quarantine in Austin/Travis County.

Provides medical leadership in monitoring and responding to potential disease outbreaks.

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.

Provides direct clinical services as assigned.

Advises local physicians concerning communicable disease and other public health concerns.

Communicates to the media regarding public health issues as assigned.

Serves on department team for emergency operations and public health preparedness.

Serves as Department Assistant Director for medical-related services.

Provides supervisory and/or leadership responsibilities.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
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.

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.
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.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

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.
Contact Info:
Austin Public Health
Austin, TX
(512) 974-9304
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