Oct 01, 2020

Public Health Officer (Veterinarian #)

  • United States Air Force-Air Force Health Professions
  • New York, NY, USA
Full time   Veterinarian

Job Description

Willing to relocate and have a fresh start? Looking for a rewarding and exciting job as a Public Health Officer?

The US Air Force will be your answer. Your effort and commitment is essential to our mission, which is why we provide our Airmen with benefit package that is unparalleled in the civilian world:
- 30 days of vacation with pay each year
- Excellent healthcare coverage for you and your family
- Food and Housing assistance
- A generous retirement plan
- Prestigious leadership, training and continuing education opportunities
- Free or low-cost world travel opportunities
- Excellent starting salary with yearly pay increments
- Leadership growth

Requires one of the following degrees:

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD),
  • Master's in Public Health (MPH/MSPH) plus a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN)*, biology, entomology, microbiology, or zoology.

Position Description:

Air Force Public Health Officers manage programs that focus on the following:

  • Disease surveillance and prevention services ensure Airmen and their families are protected from communicable disease at home and while deployed. This program specifically focuses on sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis detection and control, animal bites, and community health surveillance for outbreaks and other reportable diseases.
  • Food safety and public facility sanitation programs involve the continuous inspection and monitoring of food and public facilities on Air Force installations to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. While deployed, Public Health Officers and enlisted technicians ensure deployed forces don't get sick from eating or drinking contaminated food and water.
  • Force health management and medical readiness programs make sure our Airmen are healthy and medically fit for deployment. This program involves tracking annual health assessments, immunization status, and specific laboratory and preventive health testing. In addition, this program conducts extensive pre and post-deployment health surveillance to ensure Airmen returning from deployment don't have malaria, psychological health issues, poor health outcomes due to environmental exposures or other serious conditions that require medical evaluation and treatment.
  • Vector surveillance and entomology programs ensure Air Force communities and deployed Airmen are protected from diseases transmitted by insects, such as West Nile Virus, hantavirus, Lyme disease, and malaria. It is important for an Air Force Public Health Officer to know the types of diseases carried and transmitted by local vectors as well as vectors found in high threat environments like Africa , Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
  • Occupational and environmental health programs ensure worker safety and protection from hazardous chemicals, noise, and other workplace hazards. Air Force Public Health Officers manage occupational exams and hearing conservation programs for both active duty Airmen and civilian employees assigned to their installation. They also conduct surveillance for occupational injuries and illness to detect and prevent workers from being harmed.

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