District Public Health Director - Norfolk, Virginia
Virginia Department of Health
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MD
Salary: $170's to low $200's
Student loan repayment assistance available. Comprehensive state benefits package.
Internal Number: 082721
• The District Director, although an employee of the Virginia Department of Health, is a vital participating member of the local government leadership team due to a strong state government - local government partnership. • The District Director directs all medical, nursing, environmental health, administrative, and other public health services for the local health district. • The District Director utilizes interdisciplinary staff with efforts directed toward community assessment and health education, program design, program evaluation, resource allocation, quality of patient care, environmental protection, and inter-agency organization of health-related activities. • The District Director serves as the community resource on communicable disease issues and health risk reduction. • The District Director may provide direct care in a clinic environment with examinations, diagnosis, treatment and prescribing medications. • The District Director demonstrates the ability to work with others in the district and throughout VDH to accomplish agency and district goals including local government leadership, grantors, partner medical agencies and affiliated private entities. • The District Director is skilled in all aspects of administering public health programs and directing a large and diverse organization in a dynamic environment. • The District Director may be required to perform other duties as assigned to include assisting state government, generally, in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
Qualification details and Ideal Candidate Profile:
• Must be Licensed in Virginia to practice medicine. Prefer MPH and board certification in preventive medicine or other relevant specialty. • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and clinical medicine. • Collaborative, visible community leaders with demonstrated ability to develop relationships and engage government entities, non-profits, and local community leaders to find innovative ways to better serve the community. • Excellent communicators capable of reaching out to all citizens across barriers of politics, economics, race, religion, and ethnicity with the ability to speak to their individual needs in relatable terms. • Individuals capable of understanding and managing the multiple functions of the department by prioritizing, delegating, and ensuring the responsiveness of all service areas. • Individuals with the demonstrated ability to provide vision and direction for the department that is forward thinking, flexible in approach and able to provide growth and direction for the staff. • Leaders who understand and can maneuver through the complexities of serving their districts including the politics and funding sources to provide services appropriately. • Individuals who embrace the underserved populations personally and through staff inspiring trust and motivation for utilizing health services.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is dedicated to serving the community and protecting the health and well-being of our citizens. Working for VDH means working alongside dedicated employees with a shared mission who care about making a difference in our communities. VDH is seeking District Directors to direct all medical, nursing, environmental health, administrative and other public health services for the districts of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Rappahannock/Rapidan, Mt. Rodgers and Cumberland.
VDH serves the Commonwealth through 35 local health districts located throughout the state. The central office is located at 109 Governor Street in Richmond, Virginia.