Mono County is recruiting nationally for a dynamic, innovative, and highly experienced physician leader with a passion for healthy communities to serve as the next Public Health Officer. This at-will physician executive position reports directly to 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. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and decision-making skills, with experience in public health management and a broad vision for the future of public health services. The Public Health Officer provides medical oversight and enforcement of public health regulations for a variety of public health programs and services, including emergency medical services, environmental health, vital records, communicable disease control, chronic and acute general medical services, public health nursing, emergency and disaster medical planning, public health education, California Children’s Service, and maternal and child health services. This position plays a critical role in the executive team of the Health Department and is continuously engaged in the practice of population-based medicine/health using leading-edge technologies to assess and report on the health status of Mono County.
This position requires 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 desired but not required.
Candidates applying for the Public Health Officer can obtain the necessary experience and education in one of the following ways: two years of public health medical experience, or five years of experience as a physician or surgeon, licensed in the State of California or another state with experience in a public health environment.
The anticipated salary range for this position is up to $250,000; excellent benefits are included.