CPWR Medical Director Job Announcement
CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training (www.cpwr.com) is seeking a full time medical director to work in our Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters. The position is part of CPWR’s leadership team and has two main responsibilities:
- Medical screening programs (50%). The medical director supervises the delivery of medical services in BTMed (www.btmed.org), a national screening program for former construction workers who have been employed in the nation’s nuclear weapons facilities. BTMed is funded by the Department of Energy and has enrolled over 25,000 workers since it started over 20 years ago and is the largest longitudinal cohort study of older construction workers in the US. Since 2011 it has also included an early lung cancer screening program for BTMed participants who meet eligibility criteria. BTMed contracts with 200 clinics nation-wide and the medical services are coordinated by a medical office with five full-time nurses. BTMed has resulted in a number of major epidemiological studies which have had national impact. The medical director will assure the medical protocol is current; that screening exams are performed according to the protocol, perform quality assurance, supervise the nursing staff, make occupational illness determinations, review and prepare/approve medical results letters, and engage in studies of the screening data.
- Construction safety and health research (50%). The medical director will serve as a senior research director in CPWR’s NIOSH-funded National Construction Research Center. Since it was started in 1990, CPWR has contributed to changing the culture of the construction industry to make safety and health a top priority. The Construction Center is a large consortium of internal staff and external collaborators, and it is recognized internationally for its excellence. The medical director will direct and/or collaborate on construction safety and health research projects; and serve as primary medical advisor on policy proposals/actions as they relate to construction worker health and will work in collaboration with CPWR’s research to practice team in translating research to practice and disseminating program findings.
The applicant will be expected to author peer-reviewed journal articles as well as lay audience publications about screening program results and construction safety research findings. Minor duties include providing medical support and guidance to CPWR’s training programs.
Currently licensed in Maryland or eligible for licensing
Training and/or experience in occupational medicine
Understanding of and interest in both primary and secondary prevention research and practice
Training in internal medicine and family practice
Experience in diagnosing, advising, and managing chronic occupational diseases
A track record of worker-focused experience
CPWR engages employees without regard to race, nationality, color, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics. All who believe they meet the job qualifications and responsibilities are encouraged to apply.
Salary is based on qualifications and prior experience as related to the position. CPWR offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid leave, employer paid health/dental/vision insurance, an employer paid Defined Benefit Pension Plan, and a 401(k) Plan. CPWR provides an excellent work environment located in downtown Silver Spring, MD (a suburb of Washington, DC) near the metro and public parking.
Timing of Appointment:
Initial consideration of candidates for the appointment will begin immediately with an estimated hire date of not later than Fall 2017.
A CV and cover letter addressed to CPWR’s Executive Director (Chris Cain) should be emailed only to email@example.com. The cover letter should describe your experiences relevant to the job description outlined above and any previous construction-related medical or research experience.
Due to volume, no phone calls please. CPWR will contact eligible applicants.