The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) seeks a Senior Medical Advisor.
Founded in 1793, BCHD is the oldest health department in the country, with more than 1,000 employees and an annual budget of $130 million that aims to promote health and improve well-being through education, policy/advocacy, and direct service delivery. BCHD’s wide-ranging responsibilities include maternal and child health, youth wellness, school health, senior services, animal control, restaurant inspections, emergency preparedness, STI/HIV treatment, and acute and chronic disease prevention.
This is a senior level position that serves on the core leadership team of BCHD and reports directly to the Health Commissioner. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated public servants who want to have an immediate and lasting impact on their community.
Lead convening’s with city physicians, specifically around behavioral health and population health initiatives;
• Convene and lead all BCHD clinicians, approve BCHD medical protocols, as appropriate and advise clinical staff on expansion of internal programs and services;
• Represent Commissioner in Grand Rounds and other speaking opportunities with local hospitals, health care organizations, and academic institutions;
• Serve as Commissioner’s representative for local, state, and national committees and projects requiring a physician-leader. Examples include public health preparedness, emergency response, overdose prevention, and advocacy/legislative efforts.
• Lead and support Commissioner on special projects and external partnerships with local, state and federal agencies. Examples include buprenorphine induction in city clinics, standardized discharge protocols for hospitals, and global budgeting initiatives.
M.D. or D.O. from an accredited university and successful completion of a residency program.
Residency/fellowship training in primary care fields, emergency medicine, and/or preventive medicine preferred.
Experience directing quality improvement in clinical setting including electronic medical record implementation and expertise in HIPAA.
Expertise in public health and health policy as demonstrated by leadership experiences, teaching, and research.
Ability to obtain unrestricted license to practice medicine in State of Maryland
At least 5 years of experience in community and population health.
At least 5 years of senior management experience preferred.
Ability to thrive in fast-paced, dynamic, and social-mission oriented setting.
About The Baltimore City Health Department
The Baltimore City Health Department is the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the United States, formed in 1793, when the governor appointed the city's first health officers in response to a yellow fever outbreak in the Fells Point neighborhood. During the more than 220 years since then, we’ve been working to improve the health and w...ell-being of Baltimore residents. We strive to make Baltimore a city where all residents realize their full health potential.
In collaboration with other city agencies, health care providers, community organizations and funders, we aim to empower all Baltimoreans with the knowledge, access, and environment that will enable healthy living.
The Health Department has a wide-ranging area of responsibility, including acute communicable diseases, animal control, chronic disease prevention, emergency preparedness, HIV/STD, maternal-child health, restaurant inspections, school health, senior services and youth violence issues. The agency includes a workforce of approximately 800 employees and has a budget of approximately $126 million.