Pediatric Medicine Medical Advisor (Medical Administrator 3)

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Date:  Jul 8, 2024

Chicago, IL, US, 60602

Job Requisition ID:  38915

Agency: Department of Public Health

Office:  Director's Office

Division:  Medical Services

Posting ID:  00-24-0313 / 38915

Posted: 07/08/2024 - 08/05/2024

Salary: $18,622-$27,357/month

Job Type: Salaried 

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: None 


Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Public Health must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Agency Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $2 billion in state and federal funds, 6 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,200 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a pediatric medical coordinator to consult with and advise the Director on pediatric public health matters. This person will provide clinical and public health expertise to Department leadership and within programs on pediatric public health issues, collaborate with the state's medical research institutions, medical schools and residency programs to participate in medical research as well as providing ongoing lectures to medical students, residents and staff on current public health pediatric issues. Functions as the medical/clinical pediatric specialist for the department, involved in the development and evaluation of public health medical programs related to the health and well-being of the children and adolescents of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Under the management direction of the Medical Director, consults with and advises the Director on public health matters related to children and adolescents.

  • Attends meetings and participates in in-person events with the Director.
  • At the request of management and Deputy Directors, provides direction and consultation on medical services, planning and evaluation of various programs and services of medical/public health nature for children and adolescents that require a medical opinion.
  • Collaborates directly with state’s medical research institutes and medical schools to participate in medical research as well as provide lectures to medical students, residents and staff regarding current pediatric public health matters.
  • Provides medical expertise and consultation in planning and developing medical educational and training programs and working with Deputy Directors and Senior Staff on the development of new and existing public health programs in pediatric public health topics including but not limited to: neonatal health; the impact of opioids on infants and families; infant mortality prevention; child and adolescent injury prevention; asthma; obesity prevention; immunizations; family planning and sexual health; improving well-child visits; adverse childhood events and trauma; child development, children with special health care needs; social, emotional learning, and mental health; and adolescent suicide prevention; ,
  • Provides clinical expertise and consultation on child and adolescent issues for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Program.


2.  Reviews documents, plans and policies for medical/clinical accuracy.

  • Responsible for implementation of medical policies, goals and objectives.
  • Recommends to program staff changes necessary to assure medical integrity and validity.


3.  Coordinates clinical and medical activities with program staff, regional and local health department staff.

  • Reviews legislation and regulations that affects the agency regarding clinical pediatric issues.

Job Responsibilities (cont)

4.  Travels to develop and maintain professional relationships with various medical organizations, universities, schools and interest groups related to and affiliated with the programs in the Office of Disease Control.


5.  Provide medical services and consultation within the scope of their residency or board certification.


6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and the completion of an approved residency in pediatrics.
  2. Requires three years of substantive medical experience in directing, planning and evaluating a medical/clinical program.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master of Public Health, Public Administration or other similar degree.
  2. Three years experience working in the public health sector.
  3. Three years experience providing direction and consultation on medical services.
  4. Three years experience participating in medical research.
  5. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with various professionals, government agencies, educational institutions and other organizations.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Work Location: 69 W Washington St Chicago, IL 60602-3134

Agency Contact:
Posting Group: Health Services


Revolving Door:
Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.


Term Appointment:
Candidates hired into a term position shall be appointed for a term of 4 years and are subject to a probationary period. The term may be renewed for successive four-year terms at the Director of the Department of Public Health’s discretion.


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