The County of San Bernardino is recruiting nationally for a dynamic, innovative, and highly experienced physician leader with a passion for healthy communities to serve as the next County Health Officer. This at-will physician executive position reports directly to the Board of Supervisors while operating under the umbrella of the Public Health Director, and directs medical oversight and policy, retaining the powers, duties, and responsibilities relating to the preservation and protection of public health. This position will be responsible for a dedicated team of approximately 39 in a Department with approximately 995 staff and will oversee a budget of approximately $122 million.
Graduation from a Medical School of good standing and possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California issued by the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California; or licensed in another state, with the ability to acquire medical licensure in California within six months of being hired.
The successful candidate must possess or be willing to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) and a valid Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration; must be an enrolled provider or eligible for enrollment in Medicare/Medi-cal and not excluded from participation in any federally funded health care program. Possession of a Master’s degree in public health from an accredited school of public health is highly desired.
Candidates applying for the County Health Officer can obtain the necessary experience and education in one of the following ways: 2 years of public health medical experience, or 5 years of experience as a physician or surgeon, licensed in the State of California or another state with experience in a public health environment.
This is a contract position with a highly competitive salary ranging from $222,914 to $304,782 annually, with an excellent executive benefits package that considers employment history and track record of success.