FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DENTAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - CS OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY TALLAHASSEE SALARY: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00
This position serves as the Statewide Public Health Dental Director. This position reports to the Bureau Chief of Family Health Services and provides supervision and oversight to the Public Health Dental Program.
Responsible for developing monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement activities and public oral health initiatives that result in the development of effective and efficient county health department dental programs and improvement of the oral health status of the citizens of Florida.
Works collaboratively with internal and external partners to include, but not limited to, academic institutions, professional organizations, community groups, oral health coalitions, county health departments, community health centers, and other stakeholders.
Provides policy and program direction for oral health issues and promotes the development of a high quality, cost-effective integrated coordinated oral health delivery system, including community and school-based preventive, educational, and treatment programs, which emphasize prevention and control of oral diseases and elimination of oral health disparities.
Provides technical assistance and consultation regarding oral health issues to governmental agencies, professional and private organizations, and individuals.
Supervises and participates in the development and preparation of program policies and program implementation; planning materials, program rules, manuals, policies, guidelines, and procedures.
Reviews and participates in the writing of required and requested annual reports.
Participates in and directs the preparation of grant proposals and other documents/requests for procurement of funds for program/service expansion or research related to oral health well-being and oral health care.
Responsible for the analysis of proposed legislation and rules for impact on health care and the development of proposals for legislative budget requests as well as statutory/rule amendments deemed necessary to improve service delivery.
Participates in the development and implementation of education and training programs and materials for local staff, providers, and others.
Supervises the planning, organization, and coordination of meetings and activities of the technical and advisory councils associated with the dental program.
Assumes leadership roles in professional organizations.
Ability to plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate appropriate public health dental programs. Knowledge of public health dental concepts policies, procedures, and methods. Knowledge of scientific literature and the ability to apply that knowledge to the operation of a state public health dental program. Ability to manage, supervise and utilize appropriate principles and methods. Ability to prepare, allocate, and maintain budgets and to prepare legislative budget requests; Knowledge and ability to design evaluation studies, do cost-effectiveness analyses, needs assessment surveys, and prepare technical reports.
Licensure: Licensure as a dentist in Florida and work experience in public health. In addition, eligibility for attaining diplomat status from the American Board of Dental Public Health or Board certification (diplomate status) is highly desirable.
Education: D.D.S (Doctoral of Dental Surgery) or a D.M.D. (Doctoral of Dental Medicine) degree required; Master’s in Public Health desired.
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**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **
Internal Number: 64002611
About Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) was established by the Florida Legislature in 1996; however, public health has its roots in Florida dating back to 1888 with the creation of the Florida State Board of Health. In 2007, the first-ever State Surgeon General was established to spearhead the efforts of FDOH, thereby designating a health officer to oversee all matters of public health. The Surgeon General’s role is to be the state’s leading advocate for wellness and disease prevention.
FDOH is an executive branch agency, established in section 20.43, F.S. FDOH is led by a State Surgeon General, who serves as the State Health Officer and is directly appointed by Florida’s Governor, and confirmed by Florida’s Senate. FDOH has three deputy secretaries that oversee all of its business and programmatic operations.
FDOH is comprised of a state health office (central office) in Tallahassee, with statewide responsibilities; Florida’s 67 County Health Departments (CHDs); 22 Children’s Medical Services (CMS) area offices; 12 Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) regional offices; nine Disability Determinations regional offices; and four public health laboratories. Facilities for the 67 CHDs... are provided through partnerships with local county governments. These 67 CHDs have a total of 255 sites throughout the state, providing a variety of services, and ranging from small to large in location size.