PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST, NON-MEGAFLEX (PATHOLOGY- FORENSIC SPECIALTY)

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description





MEDICAL EXAMINER-CORONER


REBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST CONTAIN THE CORRECT EXAM NUMBER AND NAME.

FILING START DATE
6/03/2016 at 8:00 AM (PST)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER
R5476A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION
$18,318.00 - $23,206.00 monthly

Due to manpower shortage, appointees in the Pathology-Forensicspecialty shall be compensated at Step 12, $18,318.00. Candidates who are board certified in Forensic Pathology will receive an additional bonus equivalent to 5.5% of base monthly salary.

Full time, permanent, physician employees are allowed ten (10) days or eighty (80) hours per calendar year for approved continuing education purposes.

BENEFIT INFORMATION

Los Angeles County offers one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation which includes a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan, and a Cafeteria Benefit Plan where employees mayelectmedical coverage, dental coverage, group life insurance,AD&D insurance, health and dependent care spending accounts, and long-term disability health insurance.

DEFINITION:
Incumbents in these positions are physicians licensed to render specialized professional medical services in Forensic Pathology.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a Chief Physician and provide specialized medical services which requires completion of an approved residency in Forensic Pathology. The Physician Specialist, M.D. performs the full range of professional level work includingautopsy procedures, determining cause of death, assessing signs of illness or injury,reviewing laboratory and radiological data, and directing forensic techniciansin autopsy procedures. The position is responsible for training and/or assisting in the training of physicians assigned to residency or fellowship programs. Incumbents are required to exercise knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and to actively demonstrate skills typically associated with Forensic Pathology.
Essential Job Functions
  • Performs medical work in a specialized medical field, including specialized autopsy procedures within Forensic - Pathology specialty.
  • Conducts training or assists in the training of resident or fellow physicians.
  • Consults with staff physicians regarding medical and diagnostic work performed.
  • Provides consultation to other medical services, including specialists in other fields.
  • Conducts the more difficult post mortem examinations and may provide training of other physicians engaged in these activities.
  • Confers with medical and professional personnel in such related fields as toxicology in order to discover the main and contributing causes of death.
  • Certifies as to the cause of death and testifies in court as an expert witness.
  • Develops new techniques within the medical specialty, as needed.
  • Conducts specialized research, special studies, and services, including preventive and educational strategies, as needed.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Completion of a residency in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology AND a fellowship* in Forensic Pathology or equivalent training**approved by the American Board of Pathology,andCurriculum Vitae (CV)***.

LICENSE:
California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.****

Certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.****

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
3 - Moderate. Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE COMPLETION OF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
*Applicants who will successfully complete their fellowship program approved by an American Specialty Board within six (6) months of filing may compete in this examination. However, their nameswill be placed on a withhold status on the eligible register. ApplicantsMUSTsubmit a copy of their recommendation letter from the Residency Program Director confirming good standing and anticipated successful completion date,at the time of filing or fax it to (213) 380-3681 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. The recommendation letter must be on a legible letterhead from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization. In the event candidates do not successfully complete their fellowship program, their names will be removed from the eligible register. A copy of the completion of fellowship program certificate must be submitted before appointment.

Applicants who do not possess a California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate at the time of filing may compete in this examination. However, their names will be withheld from the certification list pending receipt of the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.

Applicants who have completed a residency and/or fellowship program approved by the American Specialty BoardMUSTattach a legible copy of their certificate of completion to the applicationat the time of filing or fax it to (213) 380-3681 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online.

**Equivalent training is defined as that training which the appropriate American Specialty Board formally recognizes in writing as being equivalent.

***A Curriculum Vitae (CV) provides a summary of one's experience and skills. It includes information regarding academic background, including teaching experience, degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations, and other achievements.

****Applicants who possess the requiredCalifornia State Physician and Surgeon's Certificateauthorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California and Certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology orAnatomic and Clinical Pathology,must attach a legible copy of their certificateto the application at the time of filing or withinfifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov or fax to (213) 380-3681 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.

The required license/certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license/certificate will NOT be accepted.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of a review and appraisal of qualifications based upon information from Curriculum Vitae, weighted 100%. This examination will assess procedural competencies, cognitive and diagnostic competencies, administrative competencies, and dispositional competencies.

Applicants must meettheSelection Requirementsand achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the appraisal of qualifications in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail. Scores cannot be given over the phone.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score groupfor a period of twelve (12) months from the date thelist is created.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Candidates selected for appointment will be extended an offer of employment that isconditional upon the results of a background investigation which includes a medical screening and a psychological evaluation.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner located at 1104 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member'sor friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone:(800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone:(800) 897-0077
Department Contact Name:OlgaArteaga
Department Contact Phone:(213) 351-2936
Department Contact Email: oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov


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