Back in September, MobiHealthNews reported that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) mHealth taskforce recommended, among other things, that the FCC hire a healthcare director. A job posting for that position has now been posted by the FCC.
According to the post, the Director of Health Care Initiatives will serve for a maximum of four years. The Commission hopes to hire someone with a Masters in Public Health or Healthcare Administration, and several years of experience in the healthcare industry, including experience with strategic initiatives and partnerships.
"The incumbent will lead the agency’s efforts in facilitating and promoting communications technologies and services that improve the quality of health care for all citizens and help reduce health care costs; facilitating the availability of medical devices that use spectrum; and ensuring hospitals and other health care facilities have required connectivity," the posting reads.
The post lists a number of duties for the new director, including advising the FCC on health issues, providing guidance to the team overhauling the $400 million Rural Health Care program, working with other government bodies like the NIH and the FDA, and working with the private health care sector to develop effective FCC programs.
The salary for the position will be between $123,758 and $155,500 per year, and the posting expires in 25 days.