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ISDH Chief Medical Officer

Date Posted:  Sep 6, 2019
Requisition ID:  17308

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD)

As an agency operating a shared services model, we provide the executive branch of state government with top-notch HR services. INSPD has a dedicated team of human resources professionals working in many capacities, including director-level, generalists and specialists in each discipline of human resources. Joining our team will open the door to many opportunities for lateral and upward mobility.


This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $163,410.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

ISDH Chief Medical Officer:

This position functions as the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and provides the State Health Commissioner (SHC), executive team, and divisions with medical guidance, support and advocacy of agency initiatives based on medical best practices. The CMO oversees two divisions, Minority Health and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation.

A day in the life:
  • Serves as medical expert and provides medical consultation to professional staff or programs, departments, or divisions within the agency, consistent with clinical experience and specialized training, as assigned by the agency;
  • Advises the State Health Commissioner and executive team on policy and legislative issues that impact public health;
  • Provides medical consultation for public health investigations;
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations involving medical issues, including HIPAA;
  • Represents the SHC at meetings, boards, commissions and committees as assigned;
  • Maintains current knowledge of medical and health care issues;
  • Prepares reports and documents to communicate pertinent information to health care professionals and other target audiences;
  • Serves as a reference for medical information to health professionals and professional organizations, lay organizations and the media as needed;
  • Provides formal and informal instruction on medical and health care issues to a variety of internal personnel and external partners/audiences;
  • Provides medical guidance in the planning and implementation of summits, meetings, and conferences;
  • Collaborates with other state and local agencies to protect public health.
What we're looking for:
  • Current Indiana medical license, clinical and academic experience in primary care and/or public health preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply recognized principles and practices of medicine as well as new development in medicine and health care.
  • Advanced experience in public speaking, professional presentations and publications for diverse audiences, including health professionals, the public and the media.
  • Advanced ability to prepare protocols, documents and reports on medical and health care issues.
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave



Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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