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MEDICAL DIRECTOR
21111
(Non-Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for the medical oversight and administrative direction of a division or program of the Department of Long Term Care. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Provides administrative and medical direction to a division or program of the Department of Long Term Care.

Acts as liaison between Onondaga County Department of Long Term Care medical programs and related medical programs in the community.

Acts as liaison between the Onondaga County Department of Long Term Care and the New York State Health Department concerning medical matters, regulations and programmatic direction.

Acts as a public health consultant to local medical doctors and other organizations, i.e. Medical Society in the community.

Acts as a staff physician for any medical facility involved with the Onondaga County Department of Long Term Care, clinics or other institutions under the medical auspices of the Onondaga County Department of Long Term Care and the Commissioner of Long Term Care.

Supervises house officers and designated medical students as well as related professional and clerical staff.

Provides medical consultation for professional Department of Long Term Care

staff.

Prepares, arranges or conducts in-service training programs for staff.

Compiles periodic medical reports and arranges for the collection of appropriate medical data and refers to appropriate collation source.

Attends conferences and meetings as required.

Gives injections and inoculations as required.

Refers patients to proper agency or private physicians for treatment.

General knowledge of public health problems, including patient care, environmental problems, etc. and effect on public health programs.

Collects appropriate data and prepares medical information for possible publication.

Prepares and/or supervises compilation of medical reports. Supervises appropriate staff in chart review and all aspects of quality assurance program of all medical/nursing aspects of the Onondaga County Department of Long Term Care.

Medical consultant to various divisions or programs of the Department of Long Term Care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

M.D. Degree from a medical school recognized by the New York State Education Department or equivalent professional degree recognized by the New York State Education Department.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT

Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State within six (6) months of appointment.

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