The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
TB Controller (Programme Admin Manager) - The Virginia Department of Health, 2020
Deadline for applications: 21 Jan 2020
Location: Virginia, USA
Would you like to work for one of Virginia’s largest state agencies, dedicated to the health and well-being of all people in the state? The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is looking for an experienced individual to lead and manage the Tuberculosis (TB) Program within the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the Office of Epidemiology. This position serves as the TB Controller, managing Virginia TB activities and supervising assigned staff. Provides oversight of grant awards, work unit budgets, contracts, and expenditures. Develops program policies and procedures, ensures implementation and updates, as necessary, and provides policy and procedural interpretation. Provides technical assistance to clinicians on patient management and consultation with medical experts. Serves as a program expert and mentor. Oversees the development of in-service training for professional, non-professional and public audiences; educational outreach activities and TB Program telemedicine consultation services. Develops initiatives, and implements strategies to meet program objectives. Serves as a point of contact between the agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies on TB issues. Participates in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs in response to emerging epidemiological trends in TB. Serves as a leader and advocate for TB related issues and cultivates relationships with community partners and providers to work toward the goal of elimination of TB. Consults with expert clinical consultants to provide clinical advice, training, and consultation to health department and community practitioners. Provides after hours response as a rotating member (~2 weeks/year) of the Office of Epidemiology on-call team.
Knowledge of public health and community health standards, including leading a program. Experience working with communicable and environmentally related diseases; and public health principles and practices for tuberculosis. Knowledge of disease surveillance and investigations. Ability to monitor grants, budgets, contracts, and expenditures. Experience supervising staff. Must have a valid driver’s license to operate a state issued vehicle.
Advance degree in public health, nursing, medicine or related field. Experience with epidemiology/biostatistics. Licensed/eligible to be licensed to practice nursing or medicine in Virginia. Knowledge of government operations and occupational safety and health issues. Clinical experience and licensure is preferred (i.e. nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, etc.) but not required.