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Physician Specialist - Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11406
Posted: May 8, 2017
Description:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced, fellowship-trained or EIS-trained physician epidemiologist to direct its Health Assessment Unit in the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology. The Unit includes six epidemiologist and research analyst staff who provide support to and collaborate with programs across the Department and external partners on issues related to the Los Angeles County Health Survey, epidemiology, surveillance, population health assessment and research. The Chief ofthe Health Assessment Unit is a middle management-level position that reports to the Director of the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology in the Department’s Division of Assessment, Planning and Quality.

Essential Job Functions • Direct and oversee Health Assessment Unit staff in planning and execution of the Los Angeles County Health Survey, including analyzing, interpreting and preparing the resulting data for dissemination to the Department of Public Health and stakeholders; • Promote the use of health survey data to assess health status and key determinants of health within Los Angeles County – including policy development, program planning and evaluation – through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders; • Provide medical and scientific expertise to public health programs across bureaus in the department in assessing the health of populations and in assessing risks to health; • Initiates, supervises, and conducts research, special studies and surveys, serving as lead author and coauthor on reports, abstracts, and peerreviewed publications, and presenting data and research findings at professional conferences.

Skills/Eligibility:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Preventive Medicine and General Public Health – or – an Advanced degree in Public Health or Biostatistics (MPH, DrPH, PhD) – or – a minimum of 2 years of experience in planning, designing, and conducting surveys, disease surveillance or epidemiologic research • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Experience with sophisticated epidemiological and statistical data analysis, interpretation, and evaluation

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Should have specific interests in underlying social determinants of health. • Experience planning, conducting and analyzing large surveys • Experience working in a public health organization • Experience working with external partners • At least 1 year of administrative and management responsibilities • Proven ability to work well within multidisciplinary teams • Proven ability to work independently, think critically, and make sound decisions • The ideal candidate is a physician with an MPH, experience as an EIS Officer, and/or other advanced training in public health and epidemiology. • The candidate should have specific interests in underlying social determinants of health. • Strong written and oral communications skills are important as the position requires collaboration with groups both within and outside the Department, presentations in community and professional settings, and preparation of community health reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

How to Apply:

Persons interested should submit a resume and cover letter to: Jeremy Huang Phone: (213) 240-7785 Email: jehuang@ph.lacounty.gov

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