CHIEF PHYSICIAN II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $219,900.00 - $294,804.00 Annually USD

Job Description

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD.

EXAM NUMBER:

PH5458B

FIRST DAY OF FILING :

Monday, April 10, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

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

No Out-of-Class Experience will be accepted.

Position Information:
Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians who direct the programs and activities of a large medical organization such as in the Bureau of Disease Control that will serve as the Service Planning Area (SPA) Regional Health Officer (RHO) in a designated SPA or as the Director of the Division of Medical and Dental Affairs (DMDA).

Classification Standards :
The Service Planning Area (SPA) Regional Health Officer (RHO) will serve in a designated SPA. The RHO is a medical administrative position within the Bureau of Disease Control that will report to the Bureau of Disease Control Director/Chief Medical Officer. In this role, the SPA RHO, will manage Public Health programs to improve the health of the County's population and will have major responsibility for the operation of core public health services within the SPA. The RHO is responsible to develop, administer and direct the delivery of core public health functions.
  • The RHO for SPA 3 will oversee the - San Gabriel Valley region that serves the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Pomona, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, Walnut, West Covina, and others.
  • The RHO for SPA 3 will oversee the two public health centers within SPA3 - Monrovia Health Center and the Pomona Center for Public Health.
  • The RHO will oversee the operation of core district and public health field services, including disease control and chronic disease prevention activities; provide leadership in addressing community level health issues; and provide expert knowledge in public health practice.
  • The RHO will direct the preparation and administration of the assigned Service Planning Area budget and direct the implementation of organizational changes and coordinate public health activities with those of other agencies and community groups and develop public private partnerships; evaluate and monitor clinical practice in relation to legal/ethical parameters.
  • The RHO will direct administrative personnel responsible for education, recruitment and retention, informatics, and professional practice; articulate public health knowledge and skills to interdisciplinary teams, administrators, policy makers and other partners; participate in strategic planning and incorporates the Department's plan into the scope of work of the program.


The Director, Division of Medical and Dental Affairs (DMDA) is a medical administrative position within the Bureau of Disease Control that will report to the Bureau of Disease Control Director/Chief Medical Officer. In this role, the DMDA Director will have major responsibility for three programs within the division:
  • Medical Affairs Program: The Medical Affairs Program leads the Los Angeles County Health Alert Network (LAHAN) and Health Professionals web portal. It also co-leads Rx for Prevention (a publication that targets practicing physicians in Los Angeles County) , educates physicians by administering a Continuing Medical Education program, ensures DPH physician workforce quality and cohesion, engages the Los Angeles County medical community, and works on consumer protection issues.
  • Oral Health Program: The Oral Health Program plans, implements, and coordinates all public health interventions that prevent oral cavity and dental-related disease in Los Angeles County residents. The program promotes community water fluoridation, the prevention of early childhood caries, and increasing access to dental care.
  • Tuberculosis Control Program: The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program prevents transmission of TB through improved case detection and management, surveillance and case reporting, contact investigation, and treatment of TB infection and disease in high-risk populations.

Essential Job Functions
  • Oversees the Medical Affairs, Oral Health, and TB Control Programs, including the supervision of program directors.
  • Chairs the Continuing Medical Education Committee.
  • Chairs the Medical Executive Committee's Credentials Sub-Committee to review credentials and the practice of medicine of all physicians within LAC DPH, to include peer review and the development of approaches to improve competence, performance, and health outcomes.
  • Ensures that all applicable regulations and policies related to provider practice, credentialing, and supervision are followed.
  • Assists in selecting priorities and implementing strategies at the systems, community, and policy levels to engage the Los Angeles County medical community in areas that are likely to have a high impact on improving or protecting the health of its residents. This includes the promotion of high-value clinical preventive services, protection against harmful practices, and strategies that limit waste of limited medical resources.
  • Collaborates with LAC DPH Clinic Services and Community & Field Services Divisions in planning and executing programs that improve community health.
  • Reviews clinical service delivery within LAC DPH to ensure it is based on the best available evidence and is consistent with community standards of care.
  • Conducts research, special studies, and surveys to improve the practice of medicine both within and outside of LAC DPH.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and prepares written recommendations concerning draft legislation and other policy materials.
  • Drafts, reviews, and supports the development of policies and procedures to support high-quality medical practice.
  • Trains medical students, residents, and fellows in the principles of population health and the provision of public health services in a local health department.
  • In the event of public health emergency, serves as a member of the Incident Command System or performs other duties within the scope of a Chief Physician II.
  • Performs other duties within the scope of a Chief Physician II.

Requirements

Selection Requirements: Must be met at the time of application submission
  • A Master's Degree* in Public Health from an accredited school of Public Health
  • Two years of medical administrative experience** in a public health agency in adult health, maternal and child health, or preventable disease control. One additional year of the required experience may be substituted for the Master's degree.
  • Certification by an American Specialty Board in a Specialty*** related to the required medical administrative experience.

Required Licenses:
A California State Physician and Surgeon's License authorized by the Medical Board of California.
  • Applicants who have the required California State Physician and Surgeon's License authorized by the Medical Board of California MUST attach a legible copy of the certificate to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of application submission to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov. or your application may be rejected as incomplete.
  • The required license must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted

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:
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:

You must POSSESS and CLEARLY EXPRESS detailed years of experience performing relevant duties, related to the requirements within your online job application under the "Experience" area.

*In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Master's Degree or higher, you must attach a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal, to the application at the time of filing, or e-mail to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected.

  • **Medical Administrative Experience includes experience directing daily administrative, programmatic and/or strategic planning activities for a public health agency in adult health, maternal and child health, or preventable disease control.


Specialties:

***Certification may be designated in one or more of the following specialties:
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Int Medicine - General
  • Int Med - Endocrinology
  • Int Med - Infectious Disease
  • ObGYN - General
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Medicine


Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their specialty certificate approved by the American Specialty Board to the application at the time of filing, or e-mail to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected as incomplete.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Credit will be awarded for additional medical administrative experience in a public health agency in adult health, maternal and child health, or preventable disease control beyond the Selection Requirements.
  • Experience in how to assess physician education, training, and experience for physician credentialing.
  • Experience in working with the medical community of different backgrounds (different disciplines and different training levels) to ensure appropriate and high-quality provider public health practice.
  • Experience providing expertise and knowledge/guidance on the principles of population health, including the determinants of health, health equity, or evidence-based practices.
  • Experience in the development and analysis of medical practice policies and legislation.


Additional Information
Examination Content:
Once we have determined that you meet our certification, license, and experience requirements, the examination process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information, desirable qualifications and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100% .

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (evaluation of experience) to be added on the Eligible Register (hiring list).

Passing this examination and being added on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Eligibility Information: The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group 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.

Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

Vacancy Information: The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

Available Shift: Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Application and Filing Information:
Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or sent to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on the County of Los Angeles Job Opportunities Website , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Applicants must submit their completed applications before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

Please make sure you put in the time and effort when filling out your application and supplemental questions completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements as listed on this job bulletin. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.
Important Notes:
  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
  • Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.

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. Check the website for updated information at https://lacountylibrary.org/library-locator/ .

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.

Do Not Share User ID, Email, And Password:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Fair Chance Employer: 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 at 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 do not have to be disclosed.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

Have any questions about anything? Please contact us using the following information:

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone : (323) 659-6546
Department Contact E-mail: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov
Exam Number: PH5458B

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 659-6546
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Employment Information

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Your Responsibilities:

1. Completing Your Application :

a. Before submission of the application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is correct and complete on the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

b. List each payroll title separately for each job. Do not group your experience. Specify the beginning and ending dates for each job. If you are a Los Angeles County employee and have held multiple positions, do NOT list all of your time with the County under your present payroll title.

c. Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

d. To receive credit, include required documents (e.g., copy of your diploma, transcript, certificate, or license) as directed on the job posting. International degrees in a foreign language must be translated to English and evaluated for equivalency to U.S. standards. Refer to the job posting for specific deadlines for supporting documentation.

2. Requirements on Job Posting :

a. Your application will only be accepted if it clearly shows you meet the requirements. The information you give will determine your eligibility and is subject to verification at any time.

b. You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment unless other age limits are stated on the job posting. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for any individual over age 40.

c. Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40- hour week, unless specified otherwise. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.

3. Application Deadline : All job applications must be completed and submitted before the closing time on the last day of the filing period as indicated on the job posting unless other instructions are provided. Job postings with an open continuous filing period are subject to closure without prior notice. It is to your advantage to file your application early and not wait until the last allowable date and time as you will not be able to apply once the filing period has closed.

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5. Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy :

a. It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. b. If you are an individual requesting reasonable accommodation(s) in the examination process, please contact the testing accommodation coordinator listed on the job posting. The provision of accommodation may be subject to verification as allowable with State and Federal law. All accommodation-related information will remain confidential.

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Test Preparation: Study Guides and other resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive system for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at https://hr.lacounty.gov/. Additional resources may be listed on the job posting. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Veteran's Credit: In all open competitive examinations, a veteran's credit of 10 percent of the total credits specified for such examinations will be added to the final passing grade of an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States under any of the following conditions: During a declared war; -or- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; -or- During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010 the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; -or- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti qualifies for credit.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980 (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.

This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. Applicants must submit the documentation for each open competitive exam to qualify for veteran's credit. More information available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/

Accreditation Information: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). More information available at: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/070812_PPG123.pdf and http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/205105_PPG_123_AC E_Resource_Guide.pdf

Background Check: 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 at 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 do not have to be disclosed.

Career Planning: Resources to help current and prospective employees plan a career with Los Angeles County are available. To explore career paths to and from nearly all job titles, please visit our interactive Career PathFinder application at https://career-pathfinder.hr.lacounty.gov/#/.

Benefit Information: Depending on the position, the successful candidate will enroll in a contributory defined benefit pension plan if the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013 (first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012) - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medical Hospital Insurance Tax portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number on the job posting. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.

Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program: In an effort to improve compliance with courtordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.

Social Security Act of 2004: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov, or call toll free 1-800-772- 1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.

Employment Eligibility Information: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Part 2.8 commencing with Section 12900 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the Regulations of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 4, Sections 7285.0 through 8504) prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

COVID-19 VACCINATION: Some County workforce members may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful candidates for those positions/classifications may 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.

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