Early Intervention Physician (public Health Doctor)

Fairfax, Virginia
Sep 25, 2021
Oct 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church is looking for a merit part-time Early Intervention Physician to join our team. The Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC) provides federally mandated early intervention supports and services to the residents of Fairfax County. The program supports more than 1500 eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays and/or disabilities each month. The ITC physician will consult with the 100+ direct service providers and service coordinators around medical diagnoses, assist with community outreach, provide assessments, lend expertise on typical and atypical medical and developmental concerns for young children, and oversee medical residents who rotate through the program.

Location: This position is located at 3750 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Note: Part-time merit position for 20 hours per week. Eligible for all County benefits and for health benefits at part-time premium rates. Leave benefits are prorated based on scheduled hours, retirement participation is mandatory.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class, but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements may be found in the position job description.)

  • Plans, organizes and directs any of the following public health programs such as home care, school health, emergency preparedness, employee health and disability, refugee health, maternal and child health to include the infant development clinic, tuberculosis control, communicable diseases, chronic disease prevention, wellness programs, and health education;
  • Independently plans, manages, and/or evaluates public health programs, projects or studies, and prioritizes work;
  • Collects and interprets data and information from a variety of sources and prepares and presents recommendations;
  • Analyzes community health needs and trends;
  • Conducts short-and long-term planning, program development, policy/program analysis and evaluations;
  • Serves as subject matter expert and policy advisor;
  • Serves as a liaison, committee member or similar point of contact with internal and external representatives;
  • Provides community outreach, education and presentations in areas of focus to community providers and the public;
  • Plans special or emergency health programs to meet community needs;
  • Conducts individual and group staff conferences to aid in the improvement of individual skills and the implementation and enhancement of public health services;
  • Explains and interprets laws and regulations and ensures compliance;
  • Consults with other physicians, community and academic organizations and leaders and related health and welfare agencies;
  • Participates in state, regional or local exercises as needed or directed;
  • Participates on county-wide or regional task forces or project team, as assigned;
  • Conducts medical examinations and provides immunizations;
  • May assist with the development and review of the medical/health components of the department's Standard Operating Procedures and/or Emergency Operations Plan;
  • May assist with the screening and selection of professional and non-professional staff;
  • May assist with preparation of budgets and related reports, as requested;
  • Keeps abreast of agency emergency plans to ensure understanding of emergency preparedness and response role and responsibilities.

  • Leads or participates in programmatic and clinical meetings; Serves as physician in regular and special clinics;
  • Provides medical services, within department policy and guidelines.

  • Leads or participates in administrative and programmatic meetings;
  • Directly supervises professionals/paraprofessionals, students and volunteers;
  • Researches various sources and references and responds to inquiries;
  • Writes background papers, reports, program policies, proposals, and other substantive program documentations.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of
the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and health education;
  • Knowledge of management principles, methods and practices;
  • Knowledge of medicine;
  • Knowledge of the prevention and control of communicable diseases;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and county laws, regulations and ordinances affecting
  • public health and the ability to interpret and apply them correctly;
  • Ability to develop measures to counteract and mitigate specific public health risks;
  • Ability to effectively consult on public health issues;
  • Ability to adapt broadly defined policy guidance to specific situations;
  • Ability to analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
  • Ability to develop, plan and coordinate services with other disciplines;
  • Ability to select, supervise, manage, train and motivate employees;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of
  • people;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of disease conditions and procedures involved in treatment and
  • diagnosis of these conditions, basic pharmacology, concepts in clinical medicine,
  • community health, mental health and preventive medicine, and routine laboratory and screening techniques.
  • Knowledge of research methods and procedures and statistical methods and
  • practice;
  • Knowledge of occupational and disability medicine including employee health
  • practices;
  • Knowledge of public health emergency preparedness.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited school of medicine and possession of a medical degree approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, preferably with a Master's Degree in public health or a related field.

  • Licensed at time of appointment to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Preferred attributes include prior experience with the following:
  • Providing oversight and medical expertise regarding children with special needs, complex medical cases, and developmental delays;
  • Providing consultation to a large team of 25+ colleagues;
  • Contributing to workshops for medically involved groups (such as feeding intervention);
  • Performing evaluations for children as needed to identify specific diagnoses;
  • Providing guidance to parents, staff and greater community about specific medical diagnoses.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Ability to read data on a computer monitor; operate keyboard driven equipment and computer; drive a vehicle; and to lift or carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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