Assistant Public Health Officer – Tuberculosis Controller
COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
Location: San jose, California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: MD
Salary: $174,840 - $247,726 Annually
Hospital, Public and Private
Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package.
Internal Number: (21-P04-A)
The Tuberculosis (TB) Controller/Assistant Public Health Officer, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine or other appropriate medical specialty such as Pediatrics or Family Medicine (Board Certification in Infectious Diseases or Pulmonary Medicine is desirable but not required), has overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the TB Prevention and Control program. The TB program is charged with preventing TB infections and maintaining oversight of all patients with active TB in the county.
In addition to administrative and programmatic responsibility, the TB Controller is responsible for the clinical, scientific, and epidemiologic oversight of TB Program activities; this includes developing, coordinating, interpreting, and executing TB policies and practices within Santa Clara County and providing medical and epidemiologic expertise on TB-related health issues in accordance with state/national guidelines and local epidemiology.
The successful candidate must be a physician licensed in California and Board Certified in an appropriate medical specialty (e.g. Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine) and have significant training and administrative management experience in the planning, organization and coordination of local government-based and community public health programs in order to perform the above tasks. He/she will possess at least three (3) years of post-residency experience in disease control or public health. The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of the pathogenesis, transmission, and treatment of TB and experience in the diagnosis and medical management of TB infection and disease. A Master’s in Public Health or completion of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, and/or Board Certification in Infectious Diseases or Pulmonary Medicine is highly desirable.