Job Type: Full-time
The Onondaga County Health Department is a nationally accredited health department located in Central New York. The department is recruiting one full-time or two part-time Medical Directors. The position involves responsibility for the medical oversight and administrative direction provided to medically-related health programs including Communicable Disease Control, Environmental Health, Healthy Families, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Cancer Services, Public Health Preparedness, and Employee Health. Reports to the Commissioner of Health.
As a well-recognized local health department, we have been leading the comprehensive pandemic response in Onondaga County: from case investigations and contact tracing to testing and now vaccination. The Medical Director has been an important part of this work.
- Providing medical and/or clinical consultation to health programs including direct patient care, especially TB and STD programs, including prescriptions, laboratory orders, standing orders, and other orders as needed for clinical teams.
- Actively monitoring emerging public health threats in Onondaga County by daily review of communicable disease data through New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) laboratory notifications and syndromic surveillance.
- Playing a lead role in the management of outbreak investigations and evolving public health crisis, including the pandemic.
- Acting as liaison between the Health Department and medical programs in the community, the NYSDOH, and Centers for Disease Control as needed.
- Developing and maintaining medical protocols, policies, and procedures with medical, nursing, and administrative staff.
- Acting as a public health advisor to local doctors and other organizations.
- Supporting the Onondaga County Health Department Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Performance Management programs.
- Providing on-call support during non-business hours. Calls involve phone consultation for public health matters, not direct patient care.
- Alerting the Commissioner of Health of any public health emergencies–big or small–in real time.
Must be proficient in public health, epidemiology, and infectious diseases. MD degree from a medical school or equivalent professional degree recognized by the New York State Education Department. Board-certified or board-eligible. Must possess or be eligible for a license to practice medicine in the State of New York.
Salary: Starting salary for the position is $176,000-$185,000.