PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST (NON-MEGAFLEX) CORRECTIONAL HEALTH

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Health
  • Salary: $201,707.52 - $285,502.08 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING START DATE: November 24, 2020 @ 8:00 A.M. (PST)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER
Y5476F

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 27 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.2 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov .

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

THE MISSION:

We're remaking the nation's largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population.

DEFINITION:
Incumbents in these positions are physicians licensed to render specialized professional medical services in a specific field.

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION:
All persons appointed to the position of Physician Specialist, Non-Megaflex (5476) who have obtained certification by the appropriate American Medical Specialty Board in the specialty to which he/she is assigned, shall receive an additional compensation of a flat-rate monthly bonus equal to 5.5 percent of the step on the appropriate P Schedule or D schedule to which they are entitled based upon experience. Such bonus shall only be given for certification in one specialty.

Due to the Manpower shortage recruitment, incumbents and appointees in the medical specialty of Family Practice and Internal Medicine-General/Endocrinology shall be compensated at step 10 rate. Including an additional 1.75% Manpower Shortage Range is applied to the new base salary established in the Los Angeles County Code Personnel, Salaries & Salary Schedules, and Chapter 6.10.050 for Family Practice Specialty. New Physician Pay Plan D Schedule through June 30, 2020.

COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION
To apply, click on the link below:

https://apps.dhs.lacounty.gov/specialRecruitment/?examNo=Y5476F

Required Documents:Curriculum VitaeStatement of Career GoalsLegible copy of certificate of completion of residency training program approved by the American Specialty Board.Legible copy of California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
Before submission of your information, it is necessary to ensure that all information is complete and includes all required documents as directed on the job posting in order for your information to be reviewed and processed in a timely manner.
Essential Job Functions
  • Performs medical work in a specialized medical field, including specialized surgical procedures within a specialty field.
  • Prescribes drugs and/or therapy; monitors patients' progress, records observations and changes, and adjusts treatments as required.
  • Conducts training or assists in the training of interns and resident physicians.
  • Consults with staff physicians and para-medical personnel regarding care of patients and 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 and lead man supervision over 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.
  • Performs or assists in carrying out administrative responsibilities which may include such duties as budget preparation for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, carrying out personnel functions, or developing revising work procedures to expedite work load or improve level of service.
  • Assists in the planning and direction of health programs within the appropriate specialty.
  • Develops new techniques within the medical specialty.
  • Maintains varied hours on a rotated schedule with other physicians to ensure that there is always a physician on-call during non-business hours.
  • Conducts specialized research, special studies, and services, including preventive and educational strategies.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Completion* of a residency approved by the American Specialty Board designated in one or more designated specialties** or equivalent training***, Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Career Goals****.

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


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 III:
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 RESIDENCY PROGRAM
*Applicants who will successfully complete their medical residency program approved by an American Specialty Board within six (6) months of filing may compete in this examination. However, their names will be withheld from the certification list. Applicants MUST submit 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 email the analyst 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 residency program, their names will be removed from the certification list. A copy of the completion of residency program certificate must be submitted before final 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 training program approved by the American Specialty Board MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate of completion to the application at the time of filing or email the analyst within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

**Certification must be in the following specialties:

Family Practice
Internal Medicine General/Endocrinology


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

****The Statement of Career Goal is a narrative that serves as an effective way of assessing current career achievements and the means one should take for accomplishing such career objectives. The career statement is a short and clear essay that clearly presents the career vision of a professional for making an effective career plan.

INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE REQUIRED CALIFORNIA STATE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE

*****Applicants who have the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California must attach a legible copy of their certificate to the application
at the time of filing or email the analyst within 15 calendar days of filing online.

The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT :
This examination will consist of a self-assessment based on Supplemental Questionnaire weighted 100%, covering experience, professional development and collaboration.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.


The names of the candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register without indication of relative standing in the exam. Successful candidates will remain on the register for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Integrated Correctional Health Services (ICHS), as they occur.


SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATION 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 the website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements.
Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security number.


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 applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Meri Snkhchyan, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8023
msnkhchyan@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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