Sunday , March 26 2023

South Carolina State Jobs For Physician (Public Health/Pee Dee Region)

Website State of South Carolina

Job Description:

If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides medical/ epidemiological consultation for the region, other public health professionals, health care providers, and public for surveillance and control of communicable diseases. Assists the DHEC central office programs in the development of policies/procedures and standing orders with a focus on science-based strategies, legal mandates, and PH practice. Assures regional medical consultant coverage during working hours, nights, weekends, and holidays for disease reporting and emergency response.
  • Serves as a leader in the region and community in public health issues. Stays abreast of current public health trends and best practices regarding public improvement. Advocates for public health systems changes.
  • Monitors and investigates cases and outbreaks of reportable diseases; Directs outbreak control measures in cooperation with DHEC staff and other medical practitioners in the region; Assists with the analysis and interpretation of disease surveillance data. Assists in using Continuous Quality Improvement {CQI) principles to evaluate surveillance and response processes with a focus on science-based strategies.
  • Serves as a medical clinician for the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program. Provides medical leadership and assures processes are conducted to assure science-based strategies and practices.
  • Maintains linkages with external community partners to move the public health agenda forward in a manner best meeting the needs of the communities. Maintains a keen awareness of individual community needs and as appropriate advocates on the behalf of the communities.
  • Serves as a clinical role model, observes work of nurse practitioners and nurse clinicians, and may provide clinical services when needed. Serves as preceptor for DHEC Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
  • Provides consultation and direction to Central Office staff and the public health nurses providing nurse-managed care to the persons with TB disease or infection and recommends referrals to outside providers for problems that are not TB related. Provides TB consultation to the private medical community, other community providers, facilities and universities/colleges.
  • Maintains expertise in TB treatment and control standards and published guidelines and literature and provides recommendations to the Central Office staff related to TB and TB medical practice. Monitors, analyzes and interprets TB case/surveillance data & assists in directing interventions to assure data-based decisions. Provides backup consultation and coverage for the other TB medical clinicians within the state. Provides continuing education to the TB nursing staff as requested. Works with the TB Central Office staff to assure program standards are met.
  • Responsible for conducting TB clinics and provides direct patient care for TB suspects, those with TB disease and/or latent TB infection. Provides TB medical reviews, reviews TB chest radiographs and other studies previously interpreted by radiologists as a component of the medical evaluation process, provides ongoing patient medical management until closure.

Job Requirements:

  • You must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable transportation.
    This position may require working early (before 8:30 am), evening (after 5:00 pm) and/or Saturday’s on occasion.  
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
  • All new employees who are healthcare providers will be required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, varicella, Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.
  • Public Health staff with job-specific risk of COVID-19 exposure who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or provide documentation of prior vaccination, or who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical contraindications or religious exemption, will be required to receive routine periodic COVID-19 testing by DHEC. Vaccinated employees will not be required to receive periodic testing but may elect to be tested to monitor their health status.

Qualification & Experience:

  • A master’s degree in public health and/or relevant training as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer or other similar Epidemiologic training program, plus 3 years of experience in a public health clinical setting.

Job Details:

Company: State of South Carolina

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Florence, SC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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