Report on Public Health Director - Hampton And The Peninsula Districts
Public Health Director - Hampton And The Peninsula Districts
The Commonwealth of Virginia
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
Public Health Director
Hampton and the Peninsula Districts
The Public Health Director position will manage two districts –Hampton and the Peninsula– a coverage area that will serve the residents of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) invites you to apply for the position of Public Health Director, providing needed public health leadership.
The Public Health Director will direct all medical, nursing, environmental health, administrative, and other public health services in the Hampton and Peninsula districts, two of the 35 local health districts in Virginia. A critical component of the job will be overseeing interdisciplinary staff with efforts directed toward community assessment and health education, program design, program evaluation, resource allocation, quality of patient care, environmental protection, and inter-agency organization of health related activities. The District Health Director will serve as a community resource on communicable disease issues and health risk reduction. The doctor may be required to provide direct care in a clinic environment with examinations, diagnosis, treatment and prescribing medications. Applicants must be licensed in Virginia to practice medicine. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and clinical medicine are required. Minimum qualifications include the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, being skilled in all aspects of administering public health programs, and experience directing a large and diverse organization in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively work independently and as a member of a team when appropriate, work with the media, and lead change in the workplace.
A doctorate in medicine is required and it is preferred that candidates have a MPH degree. It is required that the Public Health Director be licensed to practice medicine in Virginia. It is highly desired that the doctor have a background in epidemiology and preferably a certificate in Preventative Medicine. The ideal candidate will have strong data analysis skills. A minimum of ten (10) or more years’ experience is desired and should have at least five (5) years’ experience in an executive management and supervisory position. Previous experience and training in public health and working with government officials is highly desir