Medical Director

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Health & Environment


Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is looking for a Medical Director to join our team. This position is responsible for fulfilling the statutory role of Medical Officer for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE). This position advises the Public Health Director on medical issues and medical decisions affecting department services and the public's health. 


Responsibilities of this position include: reviewing, establishing, implementing, maintaining and amending standard procedures and policies for clinical services provided by the Department, and ensures that all health programs, practices, and services comply with statutory requirements, medical standards of professional practice and ethics, and quality standards.


About Us:


The Department of Health and Environment's mission - Working to provide everyone in Larimer County the opportunity for a healthy life.


To learn more about the Department of Health and Environment's mission, vision and strategic plan click here.


Specifically, this position:

  • Works collaboratively with the leadership team to direct the planning, development and implementation of a delivery system that provides cost effective, quality health care and disease prevention services through development, implementation and monitoring of strategic and quality assurance plans.
  • Participates on the Communicable Disease (CD) Team and, as needed, consults with community health care providers on outbreak situations and with individual patients who have communicable disease issues; works with communicable disease staff to issue medical/health alerts to health professionals and the public, as needed.
  • At the direction of the Public Health Director, advises the Board of Health, local, state, and federal policymakers, other officials, organizations, and agencies concerning public health matters. Collaborates and works with local, state and national organizations, community agencies and community leaders.
  • Performs direct medical services in department clinics as needed, including co-signing a defined percentage of reproductive health patient charts; serves as the medical consultant for clinical services and provides final approval for all protocols.
  • Provides consultation regarding public health services, including communicable disease surveillance, prevention, and control, public health emergencies, human health hazards, disease outbreaks, epidemics, pandemics, and threats to the health of the public.
  • Develops, reviews and approves LCDHE's clinical standing orders on a regular basis.
  • Works with office of communications to develop public health messages. Serves as a medical public health educator, including delivering lectures to community groups regarding health, health issues and programs as required.

To see the full job description click here.


The ideal candidate:

  • Understands principles and practices of medicine and medical care, particularly public health-related medical services.
  • Understands principles and practices of public health, including epidemiology, health statistics, maternal and child health, reproductive health, nutrition, health education and promotion, environmental health, public health ethics, and health administration.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge of the regulations, laws and standards that relate to public health and medical practice.
  • Must possess the ability to interact positively with client populations, elected officials, managers, employees, health care and human services practitioners and community representatives from widely diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with federal and state health agencies and community organizations.

This position may be for you if you:

  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and relay critical public health information to a variety of audiences, including media.
  • Have experience with conflict management.
  • Have a professional attitude to cultivate relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Are flexible and reprioritize work as situations change.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
  • Identify problems and work creatively to resolve them while considering the impact of actions on public health.



  • M.D. or D.O. licensed to practice in the state of Colorado required. Graduate degree in public health or closely related field preferred.
  • Board certification in Public Health/Preventive Medicine or Primary Care specialty required.
  • Current Colorado medical license and unrestricted United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration required. Authorizes LCDHE to use Colorado medical license number to order pharmaceuticals, including vaccines.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number required.
  • Enrolled and validated in CO's Medicaid enrollment system (DXC), have a current (active) Medicaid number, and become affiliated in the DXC system with the LCDHE clinics in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park required.
  • Authorizes LCDHE to use NPI and Medicaid provider number on Medicaid claims for LCDHE's clinic services.
  • Emergency preparedness training with at least with ICS-100, ICS-200, and IS-700 training. ICS-300 and ICS-400 training preferred.
  • Training requirements to be the Vaccines for Children (VFC) provider of record (POR) for LCDHE immunization clinics required.
  • CDC training to allow LCDHE to maintain its designation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) as a Yellow Fever vaccine provider required.

Other items to note:

  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • This is a  part-time position working approximately 10-15 hours per week. There is no guarantee of hours.


This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

Employee Benefits

Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  


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