Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency - Public Health Branch
June 13, 2018
$170,496.00 - $217,608.00 Annu
Full Time - Experienced
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under administrative direction, to enforce state and county public health laws; to provide guidance in controlling and preventing the spread of communicable disease, and reducing chronic disease and injury in Shasta County; and to perform related work as required.
This single position management class is designated as the "County Health Officer" as enumerated in California Health and Safety Code, sections 101000-101310. This position maintains primary responsibility for the enforcement of public health laws in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County. The Health Officer is an at-will position appointed by the Board of Supervisors and reports on a day-to-day basis to the Branch Director of the Public Health Branch of the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency. This is a contracted position and additional benefits such as certifications and continuing education unit fees are negotiable.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Enforces federal, state and local public health laws; develops and maintains knowledge of current and pending issues in public health, and makes recommendations designed to protect and promote the public's health accordingly; consults on public health activities such as: chronic disease and injury control; public health laboratory services, communicable disease control including sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis, immunization services, community health planning, school health issues, public health education, maternal/adolescent and child health services, and the analysis and communication of health statistics and other community health assessments.
Assists in the evaluation of public health programs and activities; encourages the Branch's orientation toward population-based public health, root causes and upstream approaches, and community health outcomes, works to increase access to public health services for hard-to-reach populations, and toward increasing the health equity and cultural competency of the Public Health Branch as an organization; and interprets statistical or medical information to public health staff, and community partners. Recommends public health policy options to the Public Health Branch Director and others; attends meetings and represents the Branch as directed; provides input to program performance review; provides recommendations for long-range public health strategic planning, or goals and objectives.
Consults with physicians in the diagnosis, management and investigation of cases of suspected or confirmed notifiable conditions; recommends measures to control spread of infectious diseases and prevent epidemics, and to control chronic diseases and injuries; cooperates with federal and state public health groups in the enforcement of health and sanitation measures; performs vital liaison role to the local medical community and represents Shasta County in State and/or national health officer groups and associations; may conduct various public health-related clinics; reviews the work of medical provider staff and laboratory and x-ray findings; responsible for the development of medically oriented policies, procedures and protocols and ensuring their approval, maintenance and adherence; reviews medical incident reports and recommends changes in procedure if necessary; serves as the Operational Area Disaster Medical Health Coordinator, and oversees the medical response of the Branch in the case of local disaster; prepares regular and special reports and correspondence.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: medical science and its application to public health; Federal, State and local laws governing public health work; principles, practices and terminology of modern medicine, especially preventive medicine, and public health; medical ethics and confidentiality laws and regulations; accepted clinical practices; epidemiology and biostatistics and their interpretation; public health resources at the local, State and federal levels; public health policy development; and program evaluation.
Ability to: apply principles and techniques of preventive medicine and public health; establish and maintain good working relationships with staff and medical personnel, officials, and the local community; analyze disaster or emergency situations and take prompt and appropriate action; demonstrate leadership skills to improve the public's health; analyze and evaluate data, draw conclusions and make recommendations; exercise independent judgement; provide clinical oversight and training to medical provider staff; communicate technical information to persons with varying degrees of medical knowledge; accurately perform public health-related medical diagnosis and treatment; develop clear and comprehensive written reports; use automated systems and other appropriate sources of public health information; assist in the evaluation of public health programs; write effective procedures, protocols and policies for public health-related clinical services provision; speak and write effectively.
These standards are typically attained with:
1.A) Five years of experience as a physician, licensed in the State of California; AND B) Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; or certification by the American Boards of Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Internal Medicine;
AND C) Completion of a Master's Degree from an accredited School of Public Health;
OR 2. A) Two years’ experience as a Public Health Officer, preferably in California, (a physician certified in a state other than California may be employed prior to receipt of California certification provided that an application for a California Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate is filed with the State of California prior to date of appointment, and is received within six months of employment);
AND B) Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; or certification by the American Boards of Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Internal Medicine.
Additional Salary Information: •Holidays: 12 days per year.
•Vacation: 10 days first 3 years; 15 days 4-9 years; 17 days 10-15 years; 20 days 16 years and thereafter.
•Sick Leave: 12 days per year with a generous pro rata payoff at termination after at least 5 years.
•Retirement: CalPERS, coordinated with Social Security.
•Insurance: Medical and dental plan, with the County paying for most of the employee and a portion of the dependent cost; a vision plan, a fully-paid life insurance policy and long-term disability plan.
•Other: Deferred Compensation plan, IRC Section 125 plan, and credit union membership available. Allowance for certifications and/or Continuing Education Units, is negotiable.
Internal Number: 0613
About Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency - Public Health Branch
Shasta County covers a large geographic area that includes rivers, lakes, and mountains that offer an abundance of recreational opportunities. An eight-mile river trail, numerous community parks, a local museum alliance and continuous community events contribute to the quality of life. Sacramento is 160 miles to the south and the coast is 150 miles to the west. Shasta Lake, located just a few miles north of Redding, is a play land for water sports enthusiasts and vacationers. Lake Shasta offers 365 miles of shoreline and plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Shasta County, the jewel of upstate California, offers a lifestyle that blends the best of rural and urban features.
Shasta County HHSA has five branches and Public Health is one of those branches. Our agency mission is: Engaging individuals, families and communities to protect and improve health and wellbeing. We are a progressive local health organization with a little less than 100 employees.