THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO UPDATE DESCRIPTION.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
FIRST DAY OF FILING:
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
This list will be used to fill vacancies in areas such as in the Division of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health of the LAC DPH as it is seeking a physician leader to direct its Perinatal and Infant Health Unit. The Programs within the Unit include the Home Visiting Program, the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program, the Black Infant Health Program and the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative. The Director will have major responsibility for a constellation of programs aimed at improving outcomes for mothers, infants, young children, and families in all Los Angeles County (LAC) communities but especially in communities that face unequal access to resources that are critical to good health. Central to the role will be leadership for programs developed specifically to eliminate persistent inequity in birth outcomes for Black women as compared to women of other racial/ethnic groups. The Director will provide direction and management to the Perinatal and Infant Health Unit, supervise program leaders in the unit; serve as an in-house subject matter expert on perinatal and infant health, for Division programs but also for the Department; serve as a spokesperson for and representative of the Department of Public Health in public forums and with collaborative endeavors, in relation to perinatal and infant health and maternal and child health equity and act as liaison to perinatal and infant health care providers and provider organizations, assuring critical linkages between public health and clinical care.
Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians that have immediate responsibility, either within a geographical area or County-wide, for a general or specialized health services program or directs a medical division in a County hospital.
Positions allocable to this class have immediate responsibility for (1) supervising public health services in health districts within Los Angeles County jurisdiction, (2) planning, coordinating and evaluating specialized health programs on a County-wide basis, (3) supervising a medical division of a hospital or assisting in the supervision of a very large medical division of a hospital, or (4) supervising the forensic medicine functions of the Department of the Coroner.