Regular full-time position (40 hrs/wk) with benefits
The Health District seeks a Medical Director committed to improving community health, to work with staff and the community on designated priority projects, applying knowledge of general medicine, preventive medicine, and community and public health issues to enhance understanding of key health issues; and to design, evaluate, manage, improve, and promote the most effective health services and other interventions for residents of the Health District.
The focus is on assuring the provision of targeted, high-quality, evidence-based health care services. The Medical Director generally does not provide direct medical care, but provides oversight for clinical services, and is the Director in charge of the Integrated Care Program; the Assessment, Research, and Program Evaluation team; and the Health Promotion program. The position also leads research and program evaluation activities, and provides medical and public health expertise to a variety of other projects and initiatives. Positive, productive collaboration with staff, providers, other agencies and organizations, academic leaders, contractors, and community members is essential.
Starting Salary: $180,000 - $194,000 per year DOQ
The Community: An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities. Often rated as one of the best places to live in the U.S., Fort Collins boasts a strong economy, a thriving music and arts scene, and a vibrant historic downtown with numerous dining establishments. An outstanding local school system and many youth recreation opportunities make the area ideal for raising a family. Nearby are national forests, the ‘wild and scenic’ Cache La Poudre River, and Rocky Mountain National Park, which are prime locations for hiking, camping, fishing, and whitewater rafting. Fort Collins is known as a bike-friendly community, with miles of trails; and the area has multiple open spaces to explore.
Required: M. D. or D.O. with license to practice in the State of Colorado; board certified in preventive medicine, family practice, or related specialty; and MPH or MSPH. Four years of experience as a manager or director in a health or medical setting.
Internal Number: 50-004
About Health District of Northern Larimer County
The Health District is a public health agency that provides residents of northern Larimer County with dental, mental health and preventive health services, in addition to connecting people to more affordable prescription and health insurance options.
Products and services:
• Sliding-fee and Medicaid dental services
• Prescription Assistance
• Sliding-fee mental health counseling and mental health referrals
• Low-cholesterol screening
• Quit tobacco counseling
• Assistance with low-cost health insurance options
• Online health information resource
Divisions and departments:
• Family Dental Clinic
• Dental Connections
• Mental Health Connections
• Health Promotions
• Healthy Mind Matters
• Larimer Health Connect
• Integrated Primary Care/Mental Health Program
The Health District is viewed as a cutting-edge, model public health agency in many areas, from its collection and use of local health statistics to its commitment to collaborative community problem solving around mental health and dental care.
In 2014, the Health District was designated a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.
Future of company:
Health District strategic priorities are determined by a publicly elected board of directors based on a variety of information, including data from a triennial community health survey.
The Health District is a gap-filling agency that is not in competition with other organizations. However, it does partner with many other local entities, including the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Poudre Valley Hospital/University of Colorado Health, SummitStone Health Partners and others.