Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.
We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.
This position serves as Medical Director for the Division of Public Health (DPH) and oversees the clinical, medical, and scientific expertise to support DPH activities and to represent DPH within the medical and scientific communities. Duties may include: supporting clinical quality assurance within DPH; monitoring activities within DPH Laboratory, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health clinical nursing leadership, and Public Health veterinary medicine; overseeing special projects as assigned; and being lead for agency stakeholder groups such as Human Subjects Review Board, and strategic partnerships with the medical community.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Provides Medical expertise in the areas of, infectious diseases, immunizations, laboratory science and reproductive health services.
Provides Public Health expertise in the areas of epidemiology and infection control and prevention.
Provides general medical direction across the division and collaborate with other medical directors within state agencies.
Oversee the clinical quality assurance of licensed clinical personnel within DPH,
Approves standing orders for DPH clinics and other partners as appropriate (e.g., school nurses, EMS providers, Medical Reserve Corp. volunteers, etc.).
Functions as the Medical Director for Public Health Lab with knowledge of CLIA.
Serves as Medical Director for State Health Operations Center during activations.
Performs as the lead for Human Subject reviews at DPH.
Functions as chair for the Medical Advisory Board within DELDOT.
Provides training for DPH health professionals as needed.
Provides institutional medical knowledge.
Provides leadership in scholarly activities, including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications and national presentations.
Provides guidance for contract negotiations with Insurance Carriers.
Strategic partner lead for medical community – this includes taking the lead on collaborative projects such as the opioid epidemic, antibiotic stewardship and healthcare-associated infections (HAI) Address administrative issues (e.g., Human Resources, Finance/Budget, Contracts, Procurement, Grants Management, etc.) to support the mission of DPH.
Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas
Possession of a Delaware Physician M.D. or Delaware Physician D.O. license or eligibility for a Delaware license with appropriate board certification from an professional organization (e.g., ABMS or ABPS).
Experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short- and long-range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Experience in developing policies and procedures.
Experience in practicing medicine in a hospital, clinic or private practice.
Experience in scholarly activities, including research for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Experience in grant writing and management.
Experience in managing personnel and addressing administrative issues including Human Resources, Finance/Budget, Contracts, and Procurement.