DESCRIPTION THE COMMUNITY:
Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the sixth-largest city in the State of California. Offering all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The City has been referred to as the "Most Diverse City" in the country by USA Today and one of the "Best Communities for Young People" two years in a row.
With its ideal location in Southern California, year-round comfortable climate, healthy business environment and far-ranging cultural pursuits, the City is alive with activity. Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. Expansive beaches, three marinas, five golf courses, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary and the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach serve to draw 6.5 million visitors a year.
The City's full-service commercial airport has preferred flight schedules, carriers, and an overall accessibility that makes it the travel-friendly alternative to other Southern California airports. In addition, the LA Metro, the most used light rail system in the country, connects the city to the entire region. Long Beach continues to make significant investments in its parks, beaches, streets and other amenities (including a new city hall) indicative of the financial stability and health of the City. CITY GOVERNMENT:
Long Beach is a full-service Charter City governed by nine City Council members who are elected by district and a Mayor that is elected at-large. Elected officials also include the City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor. The Council Members and the Mayor are subject to a three-term limit, which allows them to serve for a maximum of twelve years. The City Council appoints a City Manager and a City Clerk. The City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all City departments, excluding those under the direction of a separately elected official, Board or Commission.
Long Beach is a full-service City providing all traditional public services. In addition to its traditional services, Long Beach also maintains one of the world's busiest seaports, which serves as a leading gateway for international trade. The City also has its own full-service commercial airport, an Energy Resources Department, and is one of only three cities in California with its own Health Department. Long Beach is supported by a total FY 2019 budget of approximately $3 billion, with the General Fund budget totaling $499 million. More than 6,000 full and part-time employees support municipal operations with the majority being represented by eleven employee associations. THE DEPARTMENT:
The Health and Human Services Department has more than 340 employees located in nine sites and seven bureaus - City Health Office, Collective Impact and Operations, Community Health, Environmental Health, Housing Authority, Human Services, and Physician Services. It operates with a $133 million annual budget, 87% of which comes from Federal, State, County, and private funds. The mission of the Department is to "Improve the quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to live, work, and play." The Department values quality and excellence, innovation, teamwork, and diversity. THE POSITION:
The Public Health Physician is a full-time, at-will unclassified position that reports to the Physician Services Bureau Manager and provides direct clinical supervision and specialized medical services to patients with complex diseases and chronic conditions. This position will primarily support either the Tuberculosis Clinic or the HIV Care Clinic and provide backup support to other clinics in the Department.* The salary for this position is up to $170,000 annually. * Permanent/Part-Time employment options are available if preferred. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
- Manages a caseload of patients to control the spread of chronic and communicable diseases;
- Provides direct medical services to HIV-positive patients and patients with active tuberculosis disease;
- Provides Sexual Health medical services and consultations;
- Provides medical back-up support for the City Health Officer, the Tuberculosis Clinic, the Sexual Health Clinic, the HIV Care Clinic, and communicable disease patients;
- Provides clinical supervision for mid-level medical staff;
- Orders, obtains, and interprets laboratory testing and results;
- Develops and implements measures to promote and maintain patient health and wellness;
- Provides physical examinations for newly arriving refugees;
- Treats patients and supports outbreak investigations;
- Provides medical and epidemiological support to the City Health Officer and the Public Health Emergency Management Division;
- Acts as a consultant to the Epidemiology/Communicable Disease Control Program;
- Works closely will clinic staff to ensure delivery of high quality services;
- Participates in meetings and administrative assignments (i.e. case conference, staff meetings);
- Ensures program compliance with HIPAA regulations; and,
- Performs other related duties as required.
AND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
- One year of recent experience providing medical care to patients with HIV and/or Tuberculosis.
- Valid physician or surgeon's license issued by the Medical Board of California. (Proof of valid licensure required as a PDF application attachment at the time of filing).
- Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license. (Proof of valid licensure required as a PDF application attachment at the time of filing).
- Completion of a recognized Internal Medicine or Family Practice Residency.
- Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
- Valid motor vehicle operator license. (Required to obtain a California motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment if license is out of state. DMV K4 driver information report required during onboarding if selected for position).
- Valid HIV Certification issued by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. (Proof of valid certification required as a PDF application attachment at the time of filing).
- Valid Board Certification in Infectious Disease. (Proof of valid certification required as a PDF application attachment at the time of filing).
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
- Two or more years of recent experience providing medical care to patients with HIV and/or Tuberculosis.
The ideal candidate provides medical care and experience that exceeds expectations and works effectively in a collaborative team environment. The ideal candidate will also have the following skills and attributes:
- General knowledge of communicable disease treatment, including HIV and tuberculosis;
- Effective diagnostic and decision-making skills in an area of specialty/expertise;
- Effective use of computer systems to communicate, record, and track case management/patient care data, including documenting using an Electronic Health Record;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and effectively manage a full patient caseload;
- Ability to diagnose conditions and make associated treatment recommendations and/or specialty referrals;
- Ability to work in a diverse environment and engage in labor-management partnerships;
- Champion new ideas and processes and demonstrate the ability to problem solve;
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Must be able to work in a collaborative manner.
This recruitment will remain open until vacancies are filled. To be considered, please apply under "Current Openings" with your Cover Letter, Resume, and Proof of Licensure/Certification as PDF attachments at www.longbeach.gov/jobs.
Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. The selected candidate will be required to go through a background check, including a review of their DMV K4 driver license information report, and a physical examination prior to appointment. Applications that do not meet minimum requirements, including submission of required attachments, will not be considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY :
The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-4102.
In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Khmer, Spanish, and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.Closing Date/Time: