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Date: Jul 6, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit



Public Health Services

DATE POSTED:            

July 06, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

Until Filled





POSITION NUMBER:            







The Allied Health Division of the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) includes the Laboratory and Pharmacy. Services provided by the Laboratory and Pharmacy include, but are not limited to: support for the DCoDPH clinics, community-based outreach programs, Environmental Health activities, Lincoln Community Health Center Early Intervention and Primary Care Clinics, and the Durham County Employee Wellness Clinic. The Allied Health Division Director is responsible for the following:


  • Fiscal and administrative management of the DCoDPH Laboratory and Pharmacy.  Develops annual budget.  Directs and monitors budget utilization. Sets reimbursement/revenue goals and monitors achievement with correctives plan as needed.  Approves all purchase requests for supplies and materials and arranges for equipment repairs/maintenance.

  • Performance in provision of services. Defines metrics and sets targets for staff and program production.  Develops/implements plans to improve work flow, operational functioning, and utilization of services. Collaborates on issues related to electronic records and the use of Laboratory and Pharmacy software. Collaborates across the Department to expand and enhance services.  Develops and implements quality assurance efforts across the Allied Health Division.  Establishes and monitors contracted services as needed, including adherence to all County contracting policies, ensuring completion of services, and provision of payment.  

  • Personnel functions.  Leads employee recruitment, selection, supervision, and retention.  Conducts staff performance appraisals and recommends personnel actions including coaching and disciplinary actions.  Ensures staff understand and follow all required policies and procedures.  Ensures personnel update/maintain their professional practice skills and required credentials/licenses.  Responsible for team building and fostering positive working relationships among staff.

  • CLIA Certification.  Leads the Laboratory through CLIA Inspections and visits, ensures the development of corrective action plans as needed, and ensures CLIA Certification is obtained.

  • Miscellaneous Departmental functions.  As a member of the DCoDPH Leadership Team, participates and contributes to departmental activities and special initiatives.  Seeks professional development to enhance skills and maintain knowledge base related to effective management and laboratory/pharmacy practice.  Participates in Public Health preparedness actvities as requires and other duties asassigned.


The Allied Health Division Director must function with a high level of self-direction and work independently on a daily basis to solve programmatic and analytical issues as they arise. This position is expected to engage effectively in discussions with the Laboratory Director, Medical Director, clinical managers and staff, and DCoDPH clients.




  • Knowledge and skills in finance and budget. 

  • Considerable knowledge of and expereince in Pharmacy and Laboratory practice and operations.

  • Skills to supervise and develop clerical and professional personnel.

  • Ability to develop and adhere to schedules and manage programmatic services delivery.

  • Ability to negotiate and administrate contracts.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work effectively and respectively with a diverse population.

  • Considerable understanding of the social determinants of health and ability to help staff understand how these factors affect service delivery.

  • Ability to demonstrate and practice effective leadership skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong work ethic and support a positive, interactive working environment for the Allied Health Division




Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Administration, Public Administration, Biology or related field, supplemented by two (2) years of progressively responsible experience; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.




  • Masters degree in public health or a health related field.

  • Five years of experience in a health discipline or Pharmacy and/or Laboratory practice, including two years of program management experience.

  • Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and/or National Credentialing Agency (NCA) certification.


Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh