The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) offers a unique opportunity for an experienced physician to work in Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS) in the role of Associate Medical Director. We seek a highly motivated physician to prevent and control infectious diseases in Massachusetts. The Associate Medical Director will work in collaboration with, and with guidance from, the BIDLS Medical Director to provide clinical review and expertise in infectious diseases of public health concern. The selected incumbent will be responsible for clinical activities and supporting epidemiologic response for infectious diseases. Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):
- Provide medical oversight and serve as a clinical subject matter expert for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences in collaboration with, and with guidance from, the Medical Director.
- Oversee clinical activities and advise on epidemiologic matters with guidance from the medical director.
- Provide updates on biomedical and clinical research related to COVID-19 .
- Research topics needed to evaluate current procedures and guidance for diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiologic investigation.
- Analyze data and prepare and review reports for internal purposes and publication in professional journals. Write reports and articles for professional journals and textbooks.
- Prepare and deliver medical in-services, grand rounds, and lectures on infectious diseases of public health importance in hospitals, schools, and other institutions.
- Exchange information relative to management of infectious diseases by consulting with other physicians, nurses, and other professionals; by presenting patient cases at staff meetings.
- Current license and registration to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Clear understanding of public health administration principles and practices.
- Extensive knowledge of current developments in the field of public health and infectious disease.
- Considerable knowledge and experience in the use of epidemiology.
- Knowledge of communicable disease, chronic disease, toxicology, statistics, principles and practices of health care administration, communication, and education.
- Board eligible or certified in infectious disease preferred
- Strong analytic skills
- Good critical thinking
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
About the Department of Public Health:
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.
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