Join us as a Regional Medical Officer, playing a crucial role in the heart of the Department of Health as a licensed physician in the dynamic State of Washington. Your impact will resonate as a vital voice of science and medicine, dedicated to enhancing the health and safety of Washington state residents. Dive into collaboration with local health and Tribal leaders, where your guidance will shape and support science, health, and medical initiatives across diverse regions, ensuring the well-being of the community.
Beyond regional endeavors, your journey involves being a linchpin in a team of primary science experts, supporting the Secretary of Health in tackling significant public health issues. Your commitment to staying on the cutting edge of scientific developments and public health practices is the compass that guides your efforts. As you implement evidence-based initiatives in your designated region and collaborate seamlessly with various sectors of the public health system, you'll not only contribute to advancing agency priorities but also build robust connections with external health partners. Ready to make a lasting impact? Join us in this transformative role where your expertise will shape the future of public health in Washington.
Applicant Profile (Required Qualifications)
Experience defined below may have been gained through paid or unpaid activities. Please ensure any relevant experience defined below is outlined in your cover letter, resume, and/or applicant profile.
Doctor of Medicine from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy in the United States, or an equivalent degree from a foreign medical institution.
A Masters of Public Health or alternative pathway as specified in the law creating the regional health officer position (refer to qualifications of a local health officer at RCW 70.05.050 and RCW 70.05.060.)
Completion of three years of medical residency program/patient care training with preference given to preventive medicine or primary care-related training programs. [Note: a residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body for the American Medical Association (AMA) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA).]
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Washington, by start date, or within 30 days.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies