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Job Announcement Medical Director - Chicago IL

Medical Director

Chicago, IL

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Medical Director. This position is locating in our Chicago Co-Central Office and reports to the Agency Director. The position serves in a medical and clinical capacity and provides oversight to regulatory and policy areas concerning hospitals and healthcare facility regulation, emergency services, ambulatory surgical treatment centers, health care professional regulation and credentialing, advising the Board of Health, patient safety initiatives, and the State’s response to disease prevention and outbreak management and control. The Medical Director formulates, develops, and directs medical policies related to the provision of services provided to public health recipients; and develops policies and methods to implement all statues relating to the health programs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides direction and consultation to Deputy Directors relative to approved medical practices and activities of the Offices engaged in surveying and treating Public Health recipients, administering and implementing State laws and programs related to health programs; evaluates the Illinois Health system for the purpose of establishing short and long-term goals to improve the deliver of health services throughout the state.
  • Directs evaluation of various health programs and services to assure compliance with applicable State and Federal laws, rules and regulations; identifies changes needed to improve program effectiveness and efficiency; establishes appropriate priorities and identified and allocates resources in accordance with priorities of the different Offices.
  • Directs and consults with Department’s physicians, veterinarians, and Center for Disease Control regarding appropriate medical protocols and accepted public health practices for population-based prevention and treatment of diseases and other health hazards. Provides direction concerning research sources and determines medical public health policy.

Position Requirements

Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and completion of approved residency in the position related medical specialty of psychiatry, rehabilitation, medicine, or other specialty clinically appropriate. Requires four years of substantive medical administrative experience in clinical program direction. Planning and evaluation, preferably in a public health setting. Requires a valid Illinois Driver’s License and the ability to travel.

Salary commensurate with experience; no relocation expenses will be paid.


Olu Oyeniran
Illinois Department of Public Health
Office of the Director
69 W. Washington Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602

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IDPH is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process.