Health Officer, Spokane, Washington

Created 07/23/2021
Reference 447358
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Spokane
Salary $159,417 – $247,308

The Position

The Health Officer serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD). Under the direction of the Administrative Officer, the Health Officer provides overall leadership for the enforcement of local and state public health laws and provides highly complex staff assistance. The Health Officer is responsible for executive action to control and prevent the spread of any dangerous, contagious, or infectious diseases that may occur within SRHD’s jurisdiction and provides information to the Spokane County populace regarding the causes, nature, risks, and prevention of such diseases.

This position provides education on the preservation, promotion, and improvement of the population’s health. The Health Officer partners with the Public Information Officer (PIO) when speaking to the media and promoting public health education and awareness. Along with the Administrative Officer, the Health Officer attends all Board of Health and executive committee meetings and communicates and makes recommendations on all significant occurring and emerging public health medical issues. The Health Officer also works with the Board of Health members, local officials, and community partners on developing public health programs, responses, education, and strategies. The Health Officer actively participates in the medical community, partnering with health professionals, citizen groups, and state and federal committees.

The Health Officer provides medical oversight and consultation and appropriately engages in Public Health Preparedness and Response, Community Health, Environmental Public Health, Communicable Disease, Vital Records, and Tuberculosis programs. The Health Officer also serves as the backup to the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Medical Director and approves methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone orders and carries in the Director’s absence. The Health Officer embraces the mission of Spokane Regional Health District and works collaboratively to provide sound recommendations to protect and promote public health.

Employer Spokane Regional Health District

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