Under administrative direction, to serve as a statewide consultant on a major phase of the maternal and.child health program of the State Department of Health Services; and to do other related work.
Serves as consultant to the Department of Health Services, local health departments, private physicians, hospitals, schools, and voluntary and official agencies in the field of maternal and child health; assists local health departments and other agencies to develop maternal and child health programs; advises on and participates in in-service training and other educational activities; plans and directs special studies on maternal and child health problems of major importance; addresses lay and professional groups; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.
License: Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and Possession of a valid certificate issued by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, or Psychiatry and Neurology, or the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, or Neurology and Psychiatry, or eligibility for examination for such a certificate as evidenced by a written statement from the Secretary of that Board. (Applicants who can establish specialty board eligibility within six months of the final filing date announced for the civil service examination for this class will be admitted to competition but their names will not be certified from the employment list unless the required verification is submitted within this time limit.)
Knowledge of: Public health principles, practices, organization and administrative procedures; community organization principles; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated proficiency in: Preventive medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, or psychiatry and neurology, and planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating maternal and child health programs.
Ability to: Meet with, secure the cooperation of, and deal effectively with those contacted in the course of the work; make decisions or determinations requiring sound medical judgment and having important consequences to public health; conduct and interpret results of field surveys; conduct in-service training and other education programs in the field of maternal and child health; speak and write effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Willingness to travel throughout the State.