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Public Health Physician Supervisor (Deputy Director) (CPHD # CP025)

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*PLEASE NOTE* No faxed, mailed, hand delivered or e-mailed employment applications will be accepted. ONLY ONLINE RMS applications will be accepted for consideration. A thorough and complete application package MUST include education, employment and salary history to receive consideration for this position. Incomplete applications with vacant answer fields WILL BE screened out.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Public Health Physician Supervisor (Deputy Director) (CPHD # CP025)
Role Title Physician II - 49152
Job Open Date 01/03/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Negotiable to $160,000
Agency Dept of Health (601)
Agency Website
Location Russell - 167
Position Number CP025
Job Posting Number 1032859
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 08
Job Description

The Virginia Department of Health seeks applicants for Deputy Director (Physician II) for the Cumberland Plateau and LENOWISCO Health Districts. The CPHD is comprised of the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell. The LENOWISCO Health District is comprised of the counties of Wise, Lee, Scott and the City of Norton. The Cumberland Plateau District Office headquarters is located at 224 Clydesway Drive, Lebanon, VA, where this position is based. The CPHD and Lenowisco Health Districts are predominantly rural area encompassing 3200 square miles within the eight localities. The geography of the region varies by county between very mountainous terrains to ridge and valley systems along the Southern Appalachians to small rural towns that are dotted along the beautiful and unique landscapes of the far Southwest region. The Deputy Director is a state employee, who will report to the Health District Director for the two districts. The duties of the Deputy Director will be to oversee clinical operations for the two District, including direct supervision of four full time and other part-time nurse practitioners, and two district epidemiologists. This position provides direct supervisory and leadership support for medical, nursing and epidemiology programs and activities of the districts including continuous quality improvement actions. As chief clinician for the two districts, serves as clinical expert to the epidemiology activities including but not limited the epidemiology response teams (ERTs) when activated; district responses to reportable diseases; developing, implementing and evaluating outbreak response, in consultation with state and regional epi; monitoring disease reports and trends (both acute and chronic disease); serves as resource for staff responding to diseases of public health threat (SARS, MERS-CoV, and others) in collaboration with regional and state partners and for response to other conditions/diseases of significance (including but not limited to TB, HIV, HBV, HCV, measles, meningitis and others). Assures continuous quality improvement around epi functions in the districts. Develops and nurtures an interdisciplinary staff to conduct and analyze community assessment and community health improvement plans on an on-going basis and to target priority needs and direction for provision of community resources including but not limited to program design, program evaluation, resource allocation, provision of services, health education, environmental protection, and inter-agency organization of health related activities. Serves as community resource on communicable disease issues and health risk reduction. Responds to media inquiries related to clinical and epidemiological district priorities. Works with elected state and local officials, community leaders, health care providers and other state and local agencies. This position is mission critical to the strategic plan and the services provided by
the health district.

The Virginia Department of Health offers a generous compensation package to the best qualified applicants and an array of valuable benefits including a 95% employer paid retirement, employer paid life insurance, employer paid malpractice protection, employer subsidized health insurance,
pre-tax 457/401(a) deferred compensation plan with employer cash match up to $40/month, pretax medical reimbursement and child care reimbursement plans, employer-paid short term & long term disability plan, annual leave, sick leave and paid holidays, and much more. For more district information, go to and click Local Health Districts.


Minimum Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine and public health practice.
Considerable knowledge of reproductive and women’s health principles and practices to enable clinical care.
Experience providing oversight to providers and clinical staff.
Knowledge of required reportable diseases in Virginia.
Skilled in administering clinical programs including QI and reporting requirements and professional supervision in a dynamic environment.
Experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to work both independently and as a member of teams comprised of professionals and laypersons.
Ability to effectively interact with the media and engage public partners and stakeholders.
Ability to handle dynamic, rapidly changing environment and to help other cope with changes in the workplace.
Must have a valid Virginia license to practice medicine or immediately eligible.

Preferred Qualifications

Board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Obstetrics/Gynecology;

Master of Public Health or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements

It is the practice of the Virginia Dept of Health to conduct in-depth background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration. The results of background checks are made available to VDH employing officials. You will be requested to sign a reference release form, so past educational institution and/or employers may be contacted concerning your academic or employment history. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code § 2.2-3114). The type of background checks performed may include: reference checks, criminal history (including sexual offender registry) checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) record checks, License verification, fingerprinting, etc. Other financial, credit, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

No faxed, mailed, hand delivered or e-mailed employment applications will be accepted. ONLY ONLINE RMS applications will be accepted for consideration. A thorough and complete application package MUST include education, employment and salary history to receive consideration for this position. Incomplete applications with vacant answer fields WILL BE screened out.

Contact Information

Name Janette L Trent - HR Analyst

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a valid Virginia Drivers License or valid license from another state?
    • Yes, valid Virginia Driver License
    • Yes, a valid drivers license from another state
    • No Drivers License
  6. * Please provide information regarding your experience and knowledge of Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and clinic management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you posses the ability to work successfully independently and as a team member; manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload?
    • No
    • Yes
  8. * Do you have the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with internal staff as well as external partners on projects?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated ability to: effectively communicate verbally and in writing; provide accurate technical assistance and guidance to internal and external customers on policy and procedures?
    • no
    • yes
  10. * Please describe your understanding of public health and how it fits in the overall scheme of health care.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please describe your experience working with public health data or health data.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * What strengths would you bring to the district that would benefit the local public health organization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Do you possess comprehensive knowledge of and experience in policy, principles, and practices of continuous quality improvement.
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * This position requires demonstrated ability to provide both clinical and administrative supervision to clinical staff. Describe your experience in these areas. Be specific.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * This position requires the ability work independently as well as function as a team member. Please briefly describe a time when you had to work alone, with a team, and one-on-one with a team mate.

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Please describe the techniques that you use to adapt to change and describe techniques that you have used to help others adapt. Please be specific.

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * Are you licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in Virginia?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * Please list any advanced degrees you have earned (e.g., MSN, MPH, PhD):

    (Open Ended Question)

  19. * Are you currently Board Certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Obstetrics/Gynecology?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Answer
  20. * Do you have experience with Microsoft Office products with particular emphasis on Excel and Word?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Other Document