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Medical Director

Position Description
About Harris County Public Health:
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.
The Medical Director is responsible for the clinical and operational performance of all physicians and advanced practice professionals in our primary care clinics, mental health program, mobile and immunization units. The incumbent will also act as an advisor to the Local Health Authority (LHA) and as needed assist with the duties of the LHA. The Medical Director will spend designated time in the assigned regional practice locations supporting the work of the practices to ensure their success and may have opportunity for some clinical practice if desired.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with advanced practice professionals as the supervising provider in compliance with the Texas Medical Board
  • Act as a Deputy Local Health Authority
  • Oversee the clinical service delivery of assigned practice sites
  • Develop and implement relevant clinical policies and initiatives collaborating with operations to execute
  • Provides counsel in clinical disciplinary matters, including peer review for disciplinary actions and/or terminations
  • Reviews clinical, operational, and financial performance monthly in partnership with operational teams to develop Site-specific Action Plan
  • Work with appropriate colleagues to ensure compliance and clinical quality with performance standard
  • Participate in annual budget development for assigned practices, and holds the practice manager accountable for adherence to budget and performance objectives
  • Other duties as assigned

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email
 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.
  • Doctorate Degree in Medicine or Osteopathy from an accredited school
  • Three (3) years of recent demonstrated leadership experience 
  • One (1) year of experience as an Advanced Practice Professional collaborating physician
  • Previous experience building and managing high-performance teams
  • Active Texas Medical License
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Electronic Medical Records
  • Ability to obtain and filter information, identify, and address key issues relevant to the achievement of strategic organizational goals
  • Exceptional project management skills to manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Positively influence all levels within the organization to drive change and enable effective coordination
  • Ability to create strong, positive working relationships
  • High level of flexibility in fast-paced environments
  • Must be a Systems-level thinker
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and mission-driven
  • Progressive, intrapreneurial leadership style to enable systemic change

Core Competencies
Leading Change
  • Creates strategic change within and outside the organization to meet organizational goals
  • Develops new insights into situations, encourages new ideas and innovations
  • Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others, acts as a catalyst for organizational change
  • Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent even under adversity.
  • Recovers quickly from setbacks
Leading People
  • Fosters an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission
  • Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods
  • Fosters and inspires team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
  • Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
  • Anticipates and meets the needs of internal and external customers
  • Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions
Building Coalitions
  • Develops networks and builds alliances, collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships
  • Identifies external and internal politics that impact the work of the organization
Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics
  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect
  • Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner and models high standards
  • Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses
  • Communicates clearly, effectively, and persuasively both orally and in writing
  • Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Encourage a respectful and collaborative work environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Identify inequitable practices and policies and assist in implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes
  • Demonstrate awareness and respect of cross-cultural differences and create inclusive programmatic solutions
  • Practice cultural humility to build honest relationships with co-workers and the community that will ultimately enhance workplace culture and deliver better community health program

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.
  • Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Business Management, Public Health or a related field
General Information
Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:
  • Full-Time | Regular
Work Environment:
  • This job operates in a professional office environment.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, cellphones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
Physical Demands:
  • This is a largely sedentary role; however, some duties would require the ability to lift up to 20 pounds and bending & standing for periods at a time.
  • Harris County Public Health (2223 W. Loop South, 77027) - Will relocate to Downtown Houston by the end of 2022.

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.
 Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.