Public Health Officer

Job Description

Community Health Department
Position: Public Health Officer
Salary Range: $120.00 - $140.00 per hour; DOQ, DOE
Location Community Health Department
Employment Type: Part-Time (10-12 hours/week) FSLA Exempt; Non-Union
Open Until Filled

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Brief Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as the chief medical officer for the Walla Walla County Board of Health. Enforce applicable health statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and ordinances. Maintains sound medical practices, directs medical operations to assure optimal public health/preventive services and assists with controlling costs. Cooperative oversight with the Community Health Director for the Community Health Department.

Working Environment/Physical Abilities: The Health Officer is not required to work onsite. Work is in an office or clinic setting Is on call and may work outside of normal hours and on weekends. May be exposed to a variety of infectious, environmental or chemical allergens. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when required to meet universal health precaution requirements. Follows established work safety policies, practices, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a licensed practicing physician with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities as prescribed in RCW 70.05.051. A Master of Public Health is preferred. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A current license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in the State of Washington AND current registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency for prescription of controlled substances. A driving record that meets County requirements and a valid driver’s license.
Provide documentation of immunization status, proof of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases, or sign an exemption and participate in the employee health program. Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check. Membership, participation, and communication with the state-wide professional health officer association and the State Department of Health are desirable.

For Application: Application, resume and cover letter required. Job description is available on our website at where you can apply online.

Type: Part-time
Pay: $120.00 to $140.00 per HOUR

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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