South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $165,000 - $173,000
Internal Number: 61006818
This position is assigned to the Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology in the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
If you are looking for work / life balance, this is the place to be. Easy pace, terrific area to raise a family, low cost of living, beautiful area-close to the beaches and the mountains. Low - Median cost of living, and low taxes lend to great quality of life.
This position serves as Lead Medical Consultant for the Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology providing leadership and guidance for science-based decisions and serves as one of the state’s authorities on public health measures for the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Provides medical and epidemiologic consultation, guidance, and training to a variety of public and professional groups.
Monitors and investigates cases and outbreaks of reportable diseases and directs outbreak control measures and assists with the analysis and interpretation of disease surveillance data.
Interprets guidance from federal agencies and other authoritative sources for implementation for special circumstance in South Carolina.
Serves as the lead DADE Medical Consultant supervising the physician consultants.
LOCATION PERKS: The position is based in South Carolina's capital city, Columbia, which has an estimated metropolitan population of 808,377. Our program has a university affiliation with the U of SC, Arnold School of Public Health that is blocks from DHEC at which our consultants may serve as adjunct faculty.
Affordable / low living costs
Mild winters and warm summers
Easy beach to mountain access with Charlotte that is a little over an hour away
Low Gas Taxes & Property Taxes!
Charleston & Greenville ranked top #10 destinations in US
Agency Additional Requirements: MD or DO and graduation from an accredited medical school, plus completion of a residency in primary care or preventive medicine. At least two years of experience in public health practice or delivery of primary care. Relevant training like EIS experience or Master's degree in Public Health or relevant degree can be substituted for one year of experience. License to practice medicine in South Carolina or license obtained within the expected period dictated by the state licensing board.
Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS: All new employees who are healthcare providers with job specific exposure risk are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, varicella, and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.
Our Public Health Workforce Protection Policy requires healthcare staff with job-specific exposure risk to be fully vaccinated or alternatively, tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.
Education: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency may require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring. Institutions of higher learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
EEO: SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Applicants needing an accommodation for medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief may submit a request for an accommodation. A reasonable accommodation may be granted if it doesn't impose an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:
• Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year • 15 days sick leave per year • 13 paid holidays • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs • Out-of-State Relocation Assistance (for Physician positions) • Alternate work schedule / flexibility hours available after six (6) months • REMOTE WORK: The option to work partially remote is available after six (6) months
About South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
DHEC is charged with promoting and protecting the health of the public and the environment in South Carolina. With more than 3,580 employees working in approximately 100 locations across the state, our vision is healthy people living in healthy communities. This vision is supported by the agency’s four divisions:
Environmental Affairs issues and enforces environmental permits and operates the state’s ocean and coastal resource management program.
Healthcare Quality oversees the licensing and certification of healthcare facilities, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, and drug control enforcement.
Public Health operates the agency’s public health and state laboratory functions, including 72 local health departments.
Operations provides strategic planning, project management, information technology, communications, legal services, human resources, and facility support.