The Virginia Department of Health seeks applicants for the physician leader and CEO of the multi-locality Peninsula-Hampton Health District, with headquarters located at 416 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News, VA.
The Peninsula-Hampton Health District encompasses six localities including the cities of Hampton, Poquoson, Newport News, and Williamsburg, along with the counties of James City and York. With a combined population of 484,409, it is the most populous of Virginia's three contiguous peninsulas. These six localities are also part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan region.
The Lower Peninsula is bordered by the York River to the north, and the James River to the south. The communities have a strong commitment to military service and are home to two military bases: Fort Eustis and Joint Base Langley.
There is a robust industrial infrastructure anchored by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Anheuser-Busch, NASA Langley Research Center. It is also home to the College of William and Mary, the country's 2nd oldest university. The Peninsula-Hampton Health District employs a staff of approximately 163 full-time dedicated public health staff along with part-time staff and volunteers to carry out the department's duties and responsibilities.
The mission of the Peninsula-Hampton Health District is to protect, promote, and preserve the health of the people who live, work, and play in the community. The Physician Leader and CEO is a state employee and reports to the Deputy Commissioner for Community Health Services. This Physician Leader and CEO also manages an annual budget of $14.5 million in local, state, and federal funds, as well as private grants.
The Physician Leader and CEO works closely with local officials, community leaders, health care providers, faith-based groups, and other state, regional, and local agencies. You will provide public health leadership for the district as well as leadership and management support for a wide range of public health programs and services including population health, chronic and communicable disease intervention, dental services, environmental health, family planning, immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases, maternal and child health, nutrition, disaster preparedness & response and community engagement based programs. Generous benefits include employer subsidized retirement, malpractice insurance; employer-subsidized health insurance; deferred compensation plan with employer contributions, vacation, sick leave, much more.
Travel within the district & occasional overnight travel are required. This position is a critical hard-to-fill role and eligible for a signing bonus or front-loaded leave, as well as moving and relocation costs for qualified candidates.
Physician license or eligibility in VA required, experience with administration and management, public health experience at either the local or regional level, experience with population health leadership, and must be eligible for credentialing with managed care organizations/insurance companies.
MPH or equivalent training & experience. Board Certification in Preventive Medicine.
Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service's Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E-Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (VA Code 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.
State Of Virginia