Medical Director – COVID-19 Bureau
Number of Positions:
Chicago Department of Public Health Mission:
To promote and improve health by engaging residents, communities and partners in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need.
WORKING ON THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) envisions a city of thriving communities where all residents are able to live healthy lives. The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chicago neighborhoods has highlighted the need for the CDPH to continue the health-equity approach outlined in Healthy Chicago 2025 strategic plan. As a part of the CDPH COVID-19 Response Bureau, you will further CDPH’s mission to promote and improve health by engaging residents, communities, and healthcare partners in policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an integral member of the CDPH COVID-19 Response Bureau, the Medical Director plays a vital part in establishing and implementing COVID-19 policies, public health operations, public health procedures, and healthcare and community stakeholder education. The position ensures that public health interventions are in accordance with departmental standards and provide an equitable distribution of service and resources to people and areas with the greatest need.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Public Health Response. Responds to emergencies throughout the City to provide public health interventions. Mobilizes staff on a City-wide level to address areas of public health concern or emerging public health issues. Coordinates and develops surveillance for public health pathogens of concern and develops a plan for responding to the results of surveillance activities, including outbreak investigations. Collaborates with other Medical Directors and provides expert advice, technical assistance, and recommendations to healthcare providers, City agencies, and outside organizations regarding concerns about public health issues, interventions, and services provided to communities.
Quality Improvement. Evaluates public health operations to recommend new policies and procedures for public health administration. Participates in the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for equitable interventions. Conducts or oversees studies to identify the latest public health trends to communicate to the public.
Healthcare Focus. Directs the development of healthcare-specific public health programs through discussions between care providers and infection preventionists. Publishes position papers, articles, and other materials addressing public health issues and programs. Participates in program administration, including grant writing, development, and program planning
Required Education and Training
Possesses either the Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) or the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) Degree from an accredited school of medicine
The school issuing the degree is accredited by either the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or the Commission for Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
Completion of a U.S. residency approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Two years of work experience in public health, including the formulation of public health policies and procedures and implementation of public health interventions, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience in outbreak investigation and containment of infectious diseases, through work in public health or infectious disease fellowship training.
Licensure or Certifications
Must possess a valid and unrestricted physician license awarded by any U.S. state at the time of application
Applicants must possess a valid and unrestricted State of Illinois physician license and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate at the time of employment
OTHER SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of public health care trends, issues, programs, and services
Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and presenting public health data
Familiar with particular needs, issues, and concerns of specific communities or groups (e.g., the elderly, mentally ill or disabled persons, infants, and children)
Service-oriented and active in searching for ways to help people
Skilled at systematic problem-solving, research, and analytical practices
Proficient at operating computers and adapting to new software
You have a strong focus on:
Reducing health inequities – providing services to communities of color hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic
Facilitating teamwork – promoting communication, cooperation, and identifying with overarching project goals
Patient First Care – delivering the highest quality service possible to patients in all communities
The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
City of Chicago, Department of Public Health, 2160 W Ogden Ave. 60612 or 333 S State St 60605
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm
- Some additional hours may be required in case of public health emergency.
All employees of the City of Chicago must demonstrate commitment to and compliance with applicable state and federal laws, and City ordinances and rules; the City's Ethics standards; and other City policies and procedures. Equivalent foreign degrees, accreditations, and credentials in evaluating qualifications will be considered. The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Education & Employment Verification:
Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
This position requires candidates to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview will be selected for hire.
This position is funded by a federal grant. These funds may be extended, but CDPH cannot guarantee this position will be funded past December 2022.
Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:
The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. To receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
All employees of the City must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation.
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The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on May 26th, 2021. No exceptions will be made.
City of Chicago
Department of Human Resources
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor
May 12, 2021, 5:29:57 PM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: May 26, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
$159,036 Pay Basis:Yearly