Deputy Medical Director – Health & Human Services

Overview: Provides day-to-day administrative leadership and support for front-line public health programs within the county.

Provides medical and scientific subject matter expertise to support division operations and service delivery to the public.

Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives.

Facilitates interactions between health and human services divisions, other County departments, and external agencies, groups, and constituents, in coordination with the Executive Director, Health and Human Services Department.

Participates as a member of the Health and Human Services Executive Team to plan programs, policies and objectives for the Department.

Responsibilities: Provides medical and scientific subject matter expertise to support division operations and service delivery to the public.

Coordinates closely with Chief epidemiologist on all disease related activities and reporting.

Participates as part of the HHS Executive Leadership team to facilitate strategic planning and policy development.

Facilitates coordination and collaboration to perform chronic disease surveillance and prevention activities.

Develops and executes initiatives to improve the health of residents.

Provides strategic planning and innovative management, paying particular attention to application of clinical and community preventive services and best practices by collaborating with community partners and offering unique service lines.

Serves as the Alternate Local Health Authority for the County in conjunction with the Health Authority or in the absence of the health authority when emergency or other conditions call for health authority action.

Identifies opportunities to improve operational performance and innovation within the public health program divisions serving the needs of the County.

Seeks grants and innovative funding solutions for the public health program divisions.

Acts as a subject matter expert in consultation from within and outside of HHS and to respond to media inquiries and requests for interviews.

Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

Qualifications: Must possess a current and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas and be Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Minimum of three years of clinical practice with management experience in health care and training or education in public health.

Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of preventive medicine, internal medicine, family medicine or pediatrics.

Some knowledge of State and Federal laws pertaining to public health.

Ability to plan, supervise, and execute a clinical health program.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the private and community health care sector.

Coordinate activities among public, private, and professional groups.

Express ideas clearly and concisely.

Address audiences effectively and interact effectively with news media, and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to develop visions, goals, and plans.

Ability to bring consensus on various problems, and issues to develop creative programs that increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Ability to conduct research and evaluations of programs and resources, using recognized research and evaluation methodologies.

Ability to develop teams and work in a team environment, and ability to successfully manage organizational change, to work in a diversified, multi-faceted organization.

SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management
– Grade 18, Commensurate with experience and educationCLOSING DATE: Upon filling positionAll full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS).

Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobsFor more information on Fort Bend County’s Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit