Texas Dept. of State Health Services- Physician II
This is a highly responsible physician position that serves as the principal medical resource and principal subject matter expert for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section with regards to coordinated health promotion and chronic disease prevention. The position ensures scientific and clinical expertise is applied to program functions that align with CDC National Prevention Strategies to promote the science of Health Promotion based on evidenced-based practices. The position is essential to carrying out daily operations and legislatively mandated projects, and achieving critical public health goals for the State of Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Specific issues addressed include cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, Alzheimerâ€™s disease, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use, abstinence, school health, and injury prevention. Responsibilities include providing medical consultation to Office of Surveillance, Evaluation and Research (OSER) and Branch Managers, evaluating the medical and technical aspects of programmatic policies and issues, performing special scientific studies, disseminating and evaluating public health information, and providing technical assistance in professional staff development and training related to coordinated chronic disease prevention and health promotions. Works under general direction of the Section Director with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Depending upon the successful applicantâ€™s background and training, there is a potential for a part-time adjunct faculty position at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus.
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