The Tuberculosis (TB) Controller/Assistant Public Health Officer, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine or other appropriate medical specialty such as Pediatrics or Family Medicine (Board Certification in Infectious Diseases or Pulmonary Medicine is desirable but not required), has overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the TB Prevention and Control program. The TB program is charged with preventing TB infections and maintaining oversight of all patients with active TB in the county.
In addition to administrative and programmatic responsibility, the TB Controller is responsible for the clinical, scientific, and epidemiologic oversight of TB Program activities; this includes developing, coordinating, interpreting, and executing TB policies and practices within Santa Clara County and providing medical and epidemiologic expertise on TB-related health issues in accordance with state/national guidelines and local epidemiology.
The successful candidate must be a physician licensed in California and Board Certified in an appropriate medical specialty (e.g. Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine) and have significant training and administrative management experience in the planning, organization and coordination of local government-based and community public health programs in order to perform the above tasks. He/she will possess at least three (3) years of post-residency experience in disease control or public health. The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of the pathogenesis, transmission, and treatment of TB and experience in the diagnosis and medical management of TB infection and disease. A Master’s in Public Health or completion of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, and/or Board Certification in Infectious Diseases or Pulmonary Medicine is highly desirable.
This recruitment is continuous until filled. The first review of applications is Friday, May 31, 2019. Applications received after this date may not be considered. The recruitment may be extended or closed after May 31, 2019 review date; therefore, it is critical to submit your application as soon as possible.
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Quynh Truong, Executive Services at (408) 299-5701. EOE
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package.
Internal Number: 19-P04-B
About County of Santa Clara
Santa Clara County, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley,” is unique because of its combination of geographic attractiveness and social diversity. With its numerous natural amenities and one of the highest standards of living in the country, it has long been considered one of the best areas in the United States to live and work. The County’s population of 1.7 million is the largest in Northern California, one of the State’s most heterogeneous, rich in ethnic and cultural diversity, and enjoying access to all of the attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The elected Board of Supervisors establishes policies to address issues that affect the day-to-day operation of County government and is responsible for an annual operating and capital improvement budget of more than $5.6 billion. It adopts ordinances that affect the unincorporated communities and oversees the budget. The County operates under a “charter” form of government, which gives the County more responsibility and authority. Under this charter, the Board appoints a County Executive to administer County Government. Santa Clara County is the third largest employer in Silicon Valley with over 17,000 employees.