Posted: Apr 1, 2024

HIV/STD/TB Medical Director

Oregon Health Authority - Portland, OR
Salary: $10,161.00 - $14,983.00 Monthly
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2024
Health Services

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD),  HIV/STD/TB Section in Portland, Oregon is recruiting for a HIV/STD/TB Medical Director to provide scientific and medical consultation, develop guidelines and guidance pertaining to reportable diseases- HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea,  and chlamydia, and oversee specific epidemiologic projects or grant funded programs which aim to improve population health. This position maintains expertise to educate the public, providers, partners and policy makers through data dissemination, written reports/publications, presentations, and public health recommendations. This position acts as a State Health Advisor-spokesperson for the Section and Agency.

This position is a full-time, permanent, management service (managerial) position. This position is located in Portland, Oregon.

NOTE: Working conditions are a combination of at least on-site (50%) and may include some remote work (50%), with full access to needed operating systems and technology in either location. The Portland State Office Building is located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232.

The Oregon Health Authority strategic goal is to end all health inequities by 2030. OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation, and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values.

What will you do?
As a HIV/STD/TB Medical Director, you will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as co-Principal Investigator on the Integrated HIV Prevention and Surveillance project in collaboration with the HIV/STD Prevention and Surveillance Manager.
  • Serve as Principal Investigator for the Oregon Medical Monitoring Project, and National HIV Behavioral Surveillance project.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert of medical and epidemiologic aspects of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, serve as back up consultant for cases of TB disease. Provide medical and epidemiologic mentorship/consultation to staff, local public health officials, and healthcare providers related to communicable disease risks, prevention and treatment.
  • Co-lead cluster and outbreak planning and response.
  • Work collaboratively with HIV/STD/TB program staff to develop and implement prevention and treatment interventions, projects, and programs.
  • Develop policies, administrative rules, guidelines, program strategies and resources to decrease rates of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and TB.
  • Serve as the primary State Health Advisor-spokesperson for media interviews and legislative committees on issues related to HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and TB.
  • Participate in Agency night call rotation (approximately every 6 weeks) to address urgent needs and questions from providers and the public.

What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 11 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans.

Salary Range: $10,161 - $14,983/month

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

Must meet or be eligible to meet the State of Oregon licensing requirements for a medical doctor (MD) at the time of hire and obtain State of Oregon licensure within six months of hire. Certification must be maintained as a requirement of this position.

Desired Attributes

  • Demonstrate recognition of the value of individual and cultural differences; create a work environment where talents, abilities and experiences of others are valued. Consistently treats Tribes, community members, partners, co-workers, vendors, patients and consumers with dignity and respect. Create and maintain an inclusive and respectful environment for all staff.
  • Expertise in the prevention of chronic and acute diseases. Content expertise in portfolio of assigned programs.
  • Knowledge of public health science principles and experience in research and/or epidemiology.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic public health surveillance and data collection systems, epidemiologic analyses, evidence-based programs, and policies through partnerships with community, local, state, and federal officials, and national partners.
  • Knowledge of data equity principles and commitment to achieving health equity.
  • Experience in authoring and editing scientific publications; data analytics, scientific methodology and reporting of findings related to epidemiologic analyses and implications for public health practice and policy.
  • Experience developing rules, regulation and policy; and conducting legislative bill analysis.
  • Ability to partner with communications departments to provide rational, evidence-based responses to media and public inquiries; and translating scientific information for use in public health policy development activities.
  • Knowledge of public policy, administration, and principles of management.
  • Ability to provide leadership in modernizing Oregon’s public health system towards achieving health equity.  
  • Possess a strong commitment to fostering collaboration among multidisciplinary teams.


How to Apply

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Application Deadline: 02/04/2024

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity and anti-racism.