Department: PreventionServices, Community Epidemiology and Health Planning
Underthe general direction of the Chief Operating Officer and Attending PhysicianVII (Senior Medical Officer), functions as the agency's Deputy Director for thedevelopment of and oversight of all activities related to; Chronic DiseasePrevention and Health Promotion, Planning, and Community Epidemiology.Responsible for developing and coordinating of Cook County Department of PublicHealth (CCDPH) community health assessment and improvement plan, and incooperation with executive team, development of CCDPH strategic plan. Provides oversight and input into public healthaccreditation activities.
Provides agency-wide strategicdirection and program planning and management with the Senior Medical Officer,including but not limited to the following duties:
Reviews and assess the CCDPH scope ofservices and makes recommendations for additions/deletion of services to meetthe needs of the agency.
Identifies local service gaps andassists the department in the development or realignment of public healthprograms.
Assists in coordinating County publichealth services with other levels of public sector health services in suburbanCook County as needed.
Oversees agency activities related toIllinois Department of Public Health certification and public healthaccreditation through the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
Provides consultation to the CookCounty Health & Hospitals System to identify statistical trends inpopulation health. Provide relevant guidance for the Health needs assessment ofrelevant jurisdictions.
Supervises staff in the ChronicDisease Prevention and Health Promotion Unit, Lead Poisoning andPrevention/Health Homes Unit, and Community Epidemiology and Health PlanningUnit
Designs and implements programs withinapproved budget; writes grants as appropriate to fund new activities.
Assists the Senior Medical Officer ingeneral departmental planning and development.
Recruits, hires, direct and supervisemanagement staff and oversees the hiring and supervision of all unit staff.
Initiates or approves disciplinaryaction for supervised staff and communicates the need for such action to theCCDPH Human Resource Department
Reports to Chief Operating Officer
Doctoral degree in Public Health,Epidemiology, Planning, or health related field from an accredited college oruniversity and five (5) years ofexperience in public health OR Master'sdegree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Planning or health related field from anaccredited college or university and ten(10) years of experience in public health is required.
Five (5) years of supervisoryexperience is required.
Prior work experience and ability todemonstrate knowledge and familiarity with the Public Health Accreditation andreaccreditation process is required.
Must be trained and certified in NIMSFEMA 100, 200, 700, and 800 management within six (6) months of employment is required.
Possession of a valid driver's licenseand access to an insured vehicle isrequired.
Must be available for"on-call" duty as required.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OFAPPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge,Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Requiresknowledge of the field of assignment and physical ability sufficient to performthoroughly and accurately the full scope of responsibility as illustrated byexample in the above job description.
Knowledge ofIllinois State public health laws and regulations; Cook County Department ofPublic Health regulations; current principles of public health practice andprograms.
Knowledge oforganizational, administrative and management principles and practices;supervisory techniques; resource allocation; and planning and budgeting.
Ability todeal effectively with a variety of governmental and community officials andmaintain cooperative working relationships with federal, state and localofficials and others.
Ability toresearch, compile and analyze comprehensive reports and statistical information.
Ability toread, interpret, and apply related public health laws and regulations.
Ability tocommunicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability tomake sound discretionary decisions.
Ability towork well under pressure.
Ability torepresent CCDPH with tact and diplomacy.
Ability towork effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
When applying for employment with Cook CountyHealth & Hospitals System preference is given to honorably dischargedVeterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not lessthan 6 months of continuous service, who was not dishonorably discharged.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteranmust:
MEETTHE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
IDENTIFYAS A VETERAN ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION"Are you a Military Veteran?"
ATTACHA COPY OF THE VETERANS DD214, DD215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OFAPPLICATION FILING.PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUHAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATESTDATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROMEITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OFHOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLEDISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.