Medical Director

Date:  Dec 5, 2023


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Requisition No: 807851 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: Medical Director

Position Number: 64051971 

Salary:  $126,500.00 - $197,263.09 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2023 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.


Senior Physician & Medical Director 


This Senior Physician position performs both clinical services and administrative duties, serving as the Medical Director and Laboratory Director for the Pinellas County Health Program and Health Care for the Homeless Program and patients. 


Your Specific Responsibilities 



  • Provide comprehensive health care to adult clients attending Primary Care clinics
  • Order, perform, interpret and/or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition
  • Analyze and interpret patient histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses
  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines
  • Diagnose and treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized
  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances 
  • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances
  • Provide referrals for covered specialty care services
  • Provide case management and consultation for staff
  • Coordinate patient care activities with involved staff
  • Instruct on topics such as health education and disease prevention.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities including meetings and peer review.
  • Comply with HEDIS measure, meaningful use standards and selected goals for quality of care.



  • Provide clinical leadership for primary care, pharmacy and specialty care programs including utilization management
  • Oversee medical qualiy assurance and clinical QA/QI program with responsibility for evaluating the appropriateness and quality of patient care 
  • Act as supervising physician for advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants and certified medical assistants, and monitor professional methods and techniques as assigned
  • Supervise assigned staff, initiate regular discussion of performance, and foster staff development through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring performance

  • Evaluate provider performance through on-site observation, review of records and reports, team meetings and individual conferences; develop and monitor corrective action plans as needed
  • Ensure cooperation and coordination between Clinical Services Division, Disease Control, and other divisions regarding clinical issues
  • Provide clinical consultation and technical assistance in ensuring the Health Care for the Homeless Program's requirements as an FQHC and Patient Centered Medical Home are met
  • Ensure compliance with CLIA licensure requirements, laboratory controls, infection control, and biohazard regulations
  • Act as physician liaison between administration and medical staff
  • Act as clinical advisor for providers, residents, and trainees
  • Monitor and evaluate progress toward performance targets and remediate practices that do not meet performance expectations
  • Aid in the development of clinical policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of clinic providers
  • Oversee the orientation and training of new clinic providers
  • Attend internal and community meetings and site visits as required
  • Provide telephone provider on call coverage 
  • Provide after-hours, weekend and holiday coverage for DOH-Pinellas as required by the Director
  • Maintain 24-hour availability for emergency duty after regular work hours 


 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use judgment and decision-making
  • Ability to use critical thinking
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to administer prescribed medications
  • Ability to perform complete physical appraisals of patients
  • Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses
  • Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory results and evaluate the results
  • Ability to manage the care of patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Skill in the operation of a computer and various software programs
  • Skill in management and leadership



Minimum –

  • Clear and active license in the state of Florida to practice as a physician


Preferred –

  • 5 or more years’ experience working as a Physician in a clinic setting
  • Current board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
  • Extensive computer skills, including the use of an electronic health record
  • Experience providing services via telehealth
  • Experience working as a physician in a public health setting and/or serving vulnerable populations
  • Experience working as a physician in a clinic and/or practice leadership role
  • Experience serving on quality and/or peer review committees
  • Experience with HEDIS measures and/or UDS clinical measures 


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:

St. Petersburg Health Department and all other health department clinics as assigned


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. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 


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.


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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