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Date: Nov 7, 2021

Location: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL, US, 32433

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Requisition No: 459121 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MEDICAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - 64001385 1

Position Number: 64001385 

Salary:  $74,858.68 - $243,584.55 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/10/2021 

Job posting category (Open Competitive)

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a sensitive position conducting executive level work planning, directing, or coordinating activities in the medical clinic. Incumbent to provide medical and general oversite of clinical services and other programs/areas which will require medical expertise/decisions in a public health setting and for the provision of medical services to the citizens of Walton County. The incumbent in the position will be a direct report of the Walton County Health Department Administrator. He/She is responsible for the integrity and confidentiality of data sets under his/her control. Responsible for the supervision of staff including appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions. Key custodian for assigned areas. This position will assist in the management of the WCHD clinical services, which will include coordinating or assisting in the development of clinical program policy. Adheres to Information Security policies and procedures.


This position ensures that a patient-centered medical home approach to providing total health care to patients is used. Patient-centered is a way of saying that the patient is the most important person on the health care team.  The patient is at the center of the health care team, which includes health care professionals, trusted friends or family members, and the patient.

  • Provide patient-centered interactions:
  • Respect patient and family values and expressed needs.
  • Encourage patients to expand their role in decision-making, health-related behaviors, and self-management.
  •         Communicate with their patients in a culturally appropriate manner, in a language and at a level that the patient understands.
  • Provide self-management support at every visit through goal setting and action planning.
  • Obtain feedback from patients/family about their healthcare experience and use this information for quality improvement.
  • Provide care coordination:

•      Link patients with community resources to facilitate referrals and respond to social service needs.

•      Integrate behavioral health and specialty care into care delivery through co-location or referral protocols.

•      Track and support patients when they obtain services outside the practice.

•    Obtaining test and referral results and communicating with community organizations, health plans, facilities, and      specialists.

•     Follow-up with patients within a few days of an emergency room visit or hospital discharge.

•    Communicate test results and care plans to patients/families.

  • Follow Walton Community Health Center Patient-Centered Medical Home policies and procedures for delivering exceptional care to patients.


Provide medical consultation and oversight to Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners who render medical services under mutually developed protocols. Provide oversite and make recommendations for the provision of services relating to Federally Qualified Health Center.


Provide medical consultation and oversight to credentialed/protocoled nurses who render designated medical services under mutually developed protocols.  Example:  Medical Standard of Care Protocols.


Monitoring and evaluation of medical services to ensure they reflect professionalism and agency standards. Responsible for QI/QA process and evaluation of clinical services for the Health Department and Community Health Center.


Perform medical review and evaluation of tuberculosis cases through medical records reviews and patient related consultation with TB nurse case manager related to patients suspected of having TB or with diagnosis of active TB.  Participation in overall health department efforts in disease surveillance (prevention and control measures) and consultation for communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Assisting in the interpretation and collection of epidemiologic data in the health department.

Medical oversight in disaster preparedness both within the health department and also with other agencies involved in such efforts.


Provide direct medical care to patients of the Walton county Health Department to include: preventive medicine through screenings, examinations, diagnosis, and treatment related to family planning, and STD patients, and the provision of primary care services to those patients seeking at Walton CHD.


Member of Leadership Team. Serve on various teams to support the Health Department and Community Health Center.

Emergency duty is required. Department of Health has responsibilities during and after emergencies. This DOH position may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours and/or days performing emergency duties. These duties may require working in abnormal conditions and/or potentially hazardous environments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Speaking, Judgement and decision making, time management, active listening and critical thinking skills.

Computer Skills:  Microsoft Suite, Health Management System



Minimum - Licensure and a physician pursuant to FS Chapter 458 or 459, Valid Driver’s License, &

Current CPR Certification


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

Work Location

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Please be advised:


Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. 


The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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