Attending Physician 8 – Public Health Medical Officer – Department of Public Health



Cook County Department of Public Health is seeking two Attending Physicians.  As a Public Health Medical Officer, the position is responsible for working as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide select personal and broad population health services to the residents of Cook County.  This is a leadership position within the department that is expected to monitor and interpret multiple and complex population health status indicators and propose evidence informed policies and practices to improve and promote health and well-being; including providing medical leadership to programs and divisions of the department as well as medical consultation to suburban Cook County providers as needed.  Works in a team to provide leadership, support and expertise to personal and population health practice and activities across all aspects of the department including environmental health, communicable diseases, public health emergencies, health promotion and prevention, and other public health functions.  This position reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer.


  • Current and valid license as a physician in the State of Illinois -or- have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
  • Board Certified in an appropriate specialty (i.e. Preventive Medicine specialties, Primary Care specialties, Pulmonology or Infectious Diseases) –or- five (5) years of experience in public health practice  
  • Current and valid Illinois Controlled Substances License (ILCS) -or- the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
  • Current and valid licensure with the Federal DEA -or- the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
  • Master’s or higher level degree in Public Health (or equivalent degree)  from an accredited college or university – or- completion of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer Fellowship -or- alternative training or experience (10 years in government public health)


  • Successful completion of an accredited medical residency program
  • Minimum of three (3) years of post-graduate progressive responsibility in clinical medicine -or- public health practice
  • Minimum of two (2) years of medical administration experience, preferably in a public health -or- similar setting
  • Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA IS -100, 200, 700 AND 800 management systems within six (6) months employment
  • Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA IS-300 and 400 management systems within twelve (12) months of employment
  • Excellent communication skills including public speaking skills
  • Position requires moderate travel for which the employee must have a valid Illinois driver’s license in good standing and access to an insured vehicle
  • Must be available for on-call duty


  • Demonstrated expertise in public health surveillance, epidemiology, outbreak investigation and outbreak response
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis
  • Evidence of leadership abilities in the field of public health
  • Media training and experience
  • Research and grant writing experience


Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service.

Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate’s start date


Requisition ID: 00115785

Post Date: April 25, 2014

Closing Date: May 9, 2014

Salary: STARTING SALARY: $87.14

Location: Cook County Department of Public Health

Visibility: Both

This position is no longer available.