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Medical Director
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 5:02pm
The Medical Director is responsible for the clinical and operational performance of all physicians and advanced practice professionals in our primary care clinics, mental health program, mobile and immunization units. The incumbent will also act as an advisor to the Local Health Authority (LHA) and as needed assist with the duties of the LHA. The Medical Director will spend designated time in the assigned regional practice locations supporting the work of the practices to ensure their success and may have opportunity for some clinical practice if desired.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborate with advanced practice professionals as the supervising provider in compliance with the Texas Medical Board

Act as a Deputy Local Health Authority

Oversee the clinical service delivery of assigned practice sites

Develop and implement relevant clinical policies and initiatives collaborating with operations to execute

Provides counsel in clinical disciplinary matters, including peer review for disciplinary actions and/or terminations

Reviews clinical, operational, and financial performance monthly in partnership with operational teams to develop Site-specific Action Plan

Work with appropriate colleagues to ensure compliance and clinical quality with performance standard

Participate in annual budget development for assigned practices, and holds the practice manager accountable for adherence to budget and performance objectives

Other duties as assigned

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.


Doctorate Degree in Medicine or Osteopathy from an accredited school


Three (3) years of recent demonstrated leadership experience

One (1) year of experience as an Advanced Practice Professional collaborating physician

Previous experience building and managing high-performance teams


Active Texas Medical License

Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite

Proficiency in Electronic Medical Records

Ability to obtain and filter information, identify, and address key issues relevant to the achievement of strategic organizational goals

Exceptional project management skills to manage a variety of projects simultaneously

Positively influence all levels within the organization to drive change and enable effective coordination

Ability to create strong, positive working relationships

High level of flexibility in fast-paced environments

Must be a Systems-level thinker

Proactive, self-motivated, and mission-driven

Progressive, intrapreneurial leadership style to enable systemic change

Core Competencies

Leading Change

Creates strategic change within and outside the organization to meet organizational goals

Develops new insights into situations, encourages new ideas and innovations

Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others, acts as a catalyst for organizational change

Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent even under adversity.

Recovers quickly from setbacks

Leading People

Fosters an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission

Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods

Fosters and inspires team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results

Anticipates and meets the needs of internal and external customers

Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions

Building Coalitions

Develops networks and builds alliances, collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships

Identifies external and internal politics that impact the work of the organization

Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics

Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect

Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner and models high standards

Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses


Communicates clearly, effectively, and persuasively both orally and in writing

Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Encourage a respectful and collaborative work environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion

Identify inequitable practices and policies and assist in implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes

Demonstrate awareness and respect of cross-cultural differences and create inclusive programmatic solutions

Practice cultural humility to build honest relationships with co-workers and the community that will ultimately enhance workplace culture and deliver better community health program

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Business Management, Public Health or a related field

General Information
Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:

Full-Time | Regular

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, cellphones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

This is a largely sedentary role; however, some duties would require the ability to lift up to 20 pounds and bending & standing for periods at a time.


Harris County Public Health 1111 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002
Contact Info:
Harris County Public Health
1111 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 439-6000
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