SENIOR PHYSICIAN, CORRECTIONAL HEALTH

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Health
  • Salary: $225,948.00 - $319,812.00 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING DATES: November 24, 2020 @ 8:00 A.M. (PST)

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y5456H

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the county's effort to provide health services to the resident of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.


THE MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:

Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians that have immediate charge of a small medical section within a larger medical unit of a medical facility or a small program of a medical facility.
SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION:

Department of Health Services (DHS) Correctional Health Services (CHS) unit works with the Sheriff's Department to oversee the provisions of coordinated medical, behavioral health and substance abuse services to inmates in the county jail system.
Physician in Family Practice or Internal Medicine - General/Endocrinology, who is continuously assigned to work in a County jail health facility, during such assignment, shall receive additional compensation equal to 5.5 percent of the step on the appropriate E Schedule to which the Physician is assigned.

All other persons appointed to the position of Senior Physician (Item No. 5456) 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 E Schedule to which they are entitled based upon experience. Such bonus shall only be given for certification in one specialty.

Due to Manpower shortage recruitment, incumbents and appointees in the medical specialties of Family Practice and Internal Medicine-Endocrinology shall be compensated at Step 10. Manpower Shortage Recruitment established in the Los Angeles County Code Personnel, Salaries & Salary Schedules, and Chapter 6.10.050. Physician Plan E Schedule through June 30, 2020.

COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

To apply, click on the link below:

https://apps.dhs.lacounty.gov/SpecialRecruitment/Questionnaire?examNo=Y5456H

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 administrative duties such as preparing budgets for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, addressing personnel-related issues, developing and revising work procedures for expediting workload or improving levels of service, and screening work.
  • Formulates policies and plans and directs the programs and medical work of the section or assists in such activities for a division of a medical department.
  • Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for patients and reviews the care prescribed by staff physicians, resident physicians, and interns.
  • Participates in the training of interns and resident physicians.
  • Coordinates the work of the section with that of other medical and paramedical services.
  • Confers with consultants regarding care of patients and medical and diagnostic work performed, and coordinates the work of consulting physicians with the work of the section.
  • Supervises the maintenance of records and the compilation and preparation of reports.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in one or more designated specialties* or equivalent training** -AND- One year of experience in medical practice, post graduate training, teaching or investigative work.

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 REQUIREMENTS:
*
Certification may be designated in one or more of 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.
Applicants must include a legible photocopy of their certificate of completion of residency training program approved by the American Specialty Board and California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate to the application at the time of filing or fax it to (323) 869-0942 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.

WITHHOLD INFORMATION:
Applicants who do not possess a California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate at the time of filing may compete in this examination; however, the names of such candidates will be withheld from the certification for employment until the required certificate is presented. Applicants must have a valid and unrestricted license to practice as a physician and surgeon as issued by the state in which they currently practice and/or reside. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have a California State Physician and Surgeon's Certification authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of a self-assessment based on Supplemental Questionnaire weighted 100 %, covering experience, professional development, collaboration, leadership and management skills.


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 candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register without indication of relative standing in the examination. 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" button 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.


Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add merisnkhchyan @dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

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.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order to not have to be disclosed.

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.


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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