The Assistant Public Health Officer / Communicable Disease Controller, who is board certified or eligible in Internal Medicine or other appropriate medical specialty such as Pediatrics, Family Medicine, or Preventive Medicine (additional board certification in Infectious Disease is desirable), has overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control program. The CD program investigates and controls cases and outbreaks of all legally reportable diseases except for tuberculosis and STDs/HIV. It also includes the immunization program and hepatitis B prevention program.
The CD Controller works collaboratively with managers within the Public Health Department, as well as with key partners in other county departments, such as the Department of Environmental Health, and with physicians, epidemiologists, and infection control practitioners in the medical community within Santa Clara County and at the California Department of Public Health.
Must be a physician licensed in California, board certified or eligible in an appropriate medical specialty (such as Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine), and have significant training and experience to perform the above tasks. The successful candidate will possess at least three (3) years of post-residency experience in disease control or public health. Must have in-depth knowledge of clinical presentation of communicable diseases, infectious disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and control measures. Completion of CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer training, and/or a Master in Public Health or board certification in Preventive Medicine or Infectious Disease is highly desirable.
Final Filing Date: Sunday, February 24, 2018 The filing period may be extended further or closed as early as 10 days from issue date if necessary
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Quynh Truong, Executive Services at (408) 299-5701. EOE
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package.
Internal Number: 19-P04-A
About County of Santa Clara
The mission of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department is to prevent disease and injury and create environments that promote and protect the community's health. Our core
values include excellence, diversity and collaboration; accountability, integrity, and effectiveness. The department is part of the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (SCVHHS), which includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a large teaching hospital and comprehensive network of clinics.
The Public Health Department has three main branches: the Infectious Disease & Response branch oversees infectious disease surveillance, all communicable diseases, emergency preparedness, and the Public Health laboratory and pharmacy. The Healthy Communities branch includes assessment, planning and evaluation, as well as chronic disease and injury prevention. Within the Maternal, Child & Family Health branch are housed California Children’s Services, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program), Public Health nurse home visiting programs, as well as other programs to improve maternal, child, and family health.