Public Health Physician - Public Health Doctor

Fairfax, Virginia
Jan 29, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information.

Under direction of the Deputy Director for Medical Services, provides medical oversight and medical care to clients seeking services in one of the following disciplines; clinical services in Health Department clinics, maternal child care, long term care, and/or community health . Consults and provides medical guidance to Public Health Nurses and Nurse Practitioners as necessary in areas of immunization, refugee and international travel program, tuberculosis, communicable diseases, and medical care to the homeless. Plans, implements and oversees services for health promotion, community/population health, refugee and newcomer health services, and serves as back-up for the TB Physician maintaining knowledge of TB services. Serves as policy analyst/advisor; independently plans, manages, and/or evaluates public health program(s), projects, and/or study activities.

Note: Health Department positions are designated as emergency responders in the event of a public health crisis. As a public health emergency responder, this position may be reassigned to provide support based on the emergency response service needs. The temporary reassignment may require employees to function in a role outside of the typical job duties. The emergency response may also require employees to work alternative work schedules to include weekend and evenings.

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.
  • National Provider Identifier
  • Driver's License
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a credit report, a driving records check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer.

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.

  • Experience working in a public health or community health environment.
  • Master's degree in Public Health is beneficial.
  • Knowledge and experience with Clinic, Maternal Child Health, Long term Care, and/or Community Health programs.
  • Ability to provide guidance and interact with employees, external partners, and the public.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Medical Board Certification preferred.

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

Panel Interview.

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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