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Employer: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Located in: St. Paul, Minnesota
Degree Required: MD or DVM
Job Class: Medical Specialist 2
Working Title: Medical Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention & Control
Job ID: 34266
Location: St. Paul
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to all qualified job seekers.
Date Posted: 07/19/2019
Closing Date: 08/15/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Division/Unit: Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention & Control / Division Director Staff
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Up to 25%
Salary Range: $61.25 - $107.89/hourly; $127,890 - $225,274/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 221 - Medical Specialists
FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
This position provides medical direction to the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control (IDEPC) division, including consultation for afterhours 'on call' staff. This includes providing medical direction to specific IDEPC sections, notably the health care associated infections (HAI) unit and Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program. This position provides frequent consultation to clinical providers, other healthcare workers, and health care facilities throughout the state. The incumbent provides expertise and direction on teaching clinicians and others about infectious diseases for IDEPC.
This position provides medical expertise, guidance, and leadership pertaining to health care associated infections (HAIs), judicious antibiotic use (AU), and antibiotic resistance (AR). This position also provides medical expertise, guidance and medical leadership for the MDH Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program. The Medical director has delegated authority from the Commissioner of Health and serves as a disease prevention officer of the Minnesota Department of Health pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 144.4803, subdivision 9 (TB Health Threat Act).
Licensure by Board of Medical Examiners as a Doctor of medicine in the State of Minnesota or be eligible to be licensed in the State of Minnesota. General Physicians must have one year of rotating internship or the approved equivalent.
Employees must be “Board Certified or Board Eligible” in an appropriate medical specialty for the position in question.
A medical degree, post graduate training in internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, or preventive medicine, clinical experience in both the hospital and out-patient settings, as well as thorough knowledge in the epidemiology and control of infectious disease.
Knowledge and skills in data analysis and interpretation
Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of medicine as related to public.
Experience leading or managing a professional medical function in the public health field.
The ability to conduct original research related to the cause, occurrence, and distribution of reportable communicable
diseases, other infectious diseases. This includes designing and conducting studies, analyzing data and drafting and
editing manuscripts acceptable for presentation at national scientific meetings and for publication in peer-reviewed
Ability to contribute clinical expertise to infectious disease investigations and large-scale situations such as
Expert technical knowledge of epidemiologic methods and experience in applying them to solve complex problems in
disease surveillance, epidemiologic research, and disease prevention and control activities.
The ability to communicate technical and clinical information regarding infectious disease epidemiology, disease
prevention and control activities, and MDH policies and procedures both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of state and local public health problems and programs
Postgraduate fellowship in infectious diseases.
Epidemic Intelligence Service training.
Experience working with a TB Program or clinic.
Experience working with an HAI program.
Experience working with sexually transmitted diseases.
Must successfully pass a background check.
Must possess a valid class D driver's license.
Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect,
maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in
Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative,
mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness,
employee longevity and job satisfaction.
How to Apply
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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the
Department of Health ADA Coordinator at Annie.Hanson@state.mn.us
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed
to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse
workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans
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