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Job Title: Public Health Director
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Organization: City of Sioux Falls
Posted: 1/26/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care Administration
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Sioux Falls,  SD    USA
Compensation: $5,853.60 - $7,395.20 bi-weekly
Position Description: JOB SUMMARY The Public Health Director bears ultimate responsibility for the overall operation and function of the Public Health Department, Falls Community Health (provider of primary health and dental care), and serves as the City Health Officer.

JOB RESPONISIBILITES • Provide executive leadership of federally funded ambulatory health care delivery sites to ensure federal grant application submissions and full grant compliance, fiscal management, physician contract management, and submission of monthly, semiannual, and annual federal financial/operational reports. • Monitor health status and understand health issues facing the community. Conduct community health needs/demand assessments; determine health status needs of specific population groups; assess vital statistics data and design evidence-based programs and initiatives; and network with other agencies to address these needs. • Coordinate with state health officials, county and City administrators, as well as school district officials to investigate and respond to health hazards and threats; ensure interventions are implemented to protect the community from health problems and health hazards. Ensure community emergency/disaster preparedness either as the primary agency or by providing secondary support. • Advise the Mayor’s Office, Board of Health, and Falls Community Health Center Governing Board; advise City Council on public health matters; recommend public health policy; serve on local, county, state, and federal task force and study groups; maintain active role in professional organizations and activities. OUR PURPOSE The Sioux Falls Health Department protects and promotes health and well-being in Sioux Falls through essential public health services. Services and programs that SFHD provides to the community include protection from environmental health hazards, health promotion, disease prevention, ensuring equitable access to primary healthcare services, public health emergency preparedness and response activities, and quality assurance for emergency medical services.

OUR FOCUS • Evaluating the City’s emergency medical services system. • Expanding health promotion and disease prevention efforts by working with partners to implement the 2022 – 2025 Sioux Falls Community Heath Improvement Plan. • Investing in clinical patient services through expanded medication access and technology. • Collaborating with partners to assist in addressing homelessness through the establishment of street outreach teams. • Ensuring a sustainable, equitable, and data forward approach in providing access to healthcare services. • Sustaining the delivery of high- quality environmental health services.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in public health, executive leadership, or related work and eight (8) years’ progressive experience in public health and ambulatory healthcare work, some of which should be at the leadership level; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.

Organization Description: OUR CULTURE Sioux Falls is growing exponentially, and we need you to join our team of 1,400 full-time and hundreds more part-time and seasonal employees. Find a place to serve alongside us in a range of careers available in 12 diverse departments.

Our core values of safety, teamwork, innovation, character and respect build community from the inside out. Employees’ top culture drivers include a strong sense of accomplishment, growth through learning and training, and supportive colleagues. Team members achieve job satisfaction every day with the knowledge that their service positively impacts the high quality of life this community enjoys.

Closing Date: 4/26/2024
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Contact Name: Lacey Benson,  Public Health Director
Contact Location: 224 W 9th Street

Sioux Falls   SD  57104
United States
Contact Location: 224 W 9th Street
  Sioux Falls   SD  57104
  United States
Contact Phone: 605-367-8740 
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