The Director of Public Health is appointed by the Board of Health and is responsible for the leadership and management of a complex metropolitan public health department to assure the successful achievement of the department's vision, mission, and program objectives.
***All applications are subject to public disclosure.***
The Metro Public Health Department is here to protect, improve, and sustain the health and well-being of Nashville's 600,000+ residents and the people who visit. From making sure the air remains unpolluted to ensuring children receive their vaccinations, the department promotes healthy living conditions through clean air, safe food, and reduced exposure to environmental health and safety hazards.
•Directs the department of approximately 500 employees in 5 bureaus and multi-sector service delivery partnerships, including Metro Nashville Government departments, community health centers, hospitals, and a broad range of community-based organizations
•Provides leadership and public health expertise needed to deliver essential services of public health within a variety of settings
•Ensures compliance with a broad range of regulations and policies
•Participates in multi-faceted community health projects, and ensures provision of culturally-competent information and assistance to individuals, families and groups
•Leads the department's major presentations on budget and policy to the Metropolitan Council and the Board of Health
•Enforces public health statutes of the state and county, federal public health requirements, and asserts independent authority to act as necessary in order to maintain a state of health
•Promotes the highest standards for interpersonal relations, including effective listening skills, emotional intelligence, teamwork, negotiation, and problem-solving
•Engages in the legislative process and policy decision-making, including work with elected officials and the general public, which may have divergent opinions and perspectives
•Administrates and oversees the budgetary process, including policy and related information
•Understands and actively participates in a broad range of health issues as they pertain to diverse populations
•Organizes and presents complex material in a clear, concise, and accurate manner; effectively expresses ideas verbally and in writing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •A doctor of medicine certified for practice as such by the state board of medical examiners
•Licensed medical degree from an accredited medical school with a current U.S. medical license
•Ability to obtain Tennessee licensure within 6 months of employment •Ten years of experience in the active profession of medicine and/or public health practice administration
•Commitment to devote entire time to the duties of this office No Substitutions Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply. Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect, improve and sustain the health and well-being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville. MPHD does this by providing important public health programs and/or partners with other community agencies to carry out it's various grant and locally funded initiatives.