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Job Title: State Epidemiologist/Chief Medical Officer
Job Number:
Organization: Arkansas Department of Health
Posted: 11/4/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Little Rock,  AR    USA
Compensation: $156,804 - $199,141
Position Description: The Arkansas Department of Health is looking for a highly qualified candidate to be the State Epidemiologist and Chief Medical Officer. This position reports directly to the Secretary of Health, who leads the Health Department. This position will also have voluntary faculty positions at both the College of Public Health and College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), which is adjacent to the Department.

Main Responsibilities of this position are: •Lead the Outbreak Response Team •Provide mentorship and oversight to epidemiologists and EIS Officers within the Epidemiology Branch (administrative responsibilities are handled by the Epidemiology Branch Chief) together with doctoral level epidemiologists, Deputy State Epidemiologist, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Chief Science Officer and Deputy Chief Science Officer •Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Department during emerging infectious disease and environmental threats, in coordination with the Secretary of Health, State Surgeon General, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and the Office of Health Communications •Work proactively to mitigate infectious disease threats in coordination with the Medical Director for Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director for Immunizations •Work together with the Branch Chief and Medical Director for Preparedness and Response to update and exercise infectious disease and environmental health disaster plans •Provide leadership to Department medical directors and County Health Officers (volunteer physicians) together with the Deputy Chief Medical Officer •Help to maintain strong academic partnerships at the UAMS College of Public Health and College of Medicine •Help to maintain strong relationships with the State Medical Board, State Medical Society, and other medical professional groups in the state (e.g., AAP, ACP, AAFM) •Help to provide strategic direction to the Department together with Chief of Staff, Deputy Director for Public Health Programs, and Chief Science Office and reporting to the Secretary of Health •Promote scholarly activities within the department in cooperation with the Chief Science Officer

Qualifications: Requirements The formal education equivalent of medical degree approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and successful completion of the internship or residency postgraduate requirements; plus nine years of progressively more responsible experience in the medical field, including five years in a professional managerial capacity. Must be licensed as a Physician by the State Medical Board in accordance with ACA 17-95-401 and 403 (requirement can be met after hire).

Preferred Qualifications Experience in working in the public health field at the government level. Experience working with the media, community groups, and professional organizations MPH, MS in Epidemiology, and/or PhD in Epidemiology

Qualified applicants interested in the position should submit a cover letter and CV to: Reva Ferguson 4815 West Markham St. Slot 39 Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 661-4648 Email: reva.ferguson@arkansas.gov

Organization Description: The Arkansas Department of Health is a state agency that provides services to promote public health policies and practice that ensures a healthy quality of life for all Arkansans. The Arkansas Department of Health provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability. This position will be located at the central office of the Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock. The greater Little Rock metropolitan area is a small city of approximately 250,000 people located in the center of the state. The quality of life is excellent with short commuting times and many nearby outdoor recreational opportunities, such as: hiking, biking, sailing, and fishing.

Closing Date: 2/4/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Reva Ferguson,  State Epidemiologist/Chief Medical Officer
Contact Location: 4815 W Markham
Slot 39
Little Rock   AR  72205
United States
Contact Location: 4815 W Markham
  Slot 39
  Little Rock   AR  72205
  United States
Contact Phone: 501-661-4648 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: reva.ferguson@arkansas.gov
Web Address: https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php
How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php or mail your application to: Arkansas Department of Health Office of Human Resources Recruitment and Placement Section 4815 West Markham Slot 26 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

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