PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST (NON-MEGAFLEX)

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $181,404.72 - $534,140.16 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
PH5476A

FILING DATE :

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 08:00 a.m. (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE:

No out-of-class experience/verification of experience letter (VOEL) will be accepted.

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.

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

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a Chief Physician or Medical Director and provide specialized medical services which requires completion of an approved residency in an appropriate specialty. The Physician Specialist, M.D. performs the full range of professional level work including surgical procedures, examining, evaluating, diagnosing and treating patient illnesses, assessing signs and symptoms, reviewing laboratory and radiological data, and directing nurses, aides and others in the care and treatment of patients. The position is responsible for planning and directing health programs within an appropriate specialty and for training and/or assisting in the training of physicians assigned to intern or residency programs. Incumbents are required to exercise knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and to actively demonstrate skills typically associated with their specialty field(s).

Essential Job Functions
  • Provide medical leadership to the County-operated residential treatment facility, Antelope Valley Rehabilitation Center (AVRC), including the development of policies and procedures to facilitate quality and evidence-based service delivery, leading quality improvement efforts, leading clinical meetings, working with AVRC leadership to develop strategies to enhance service delivery, assisting with workforce development and clinical supervision/training, and providing direct clinical services.
  • Performs medical work in a specialized medical field, including but not limited to providing Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) and withdrawal management to help facilitate recovery for AVRC clients. Monitors patients' progress, records observations and changes, and adjusts treatments as required.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to AVRC staff and leadership and staff from the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) on clinical issues related to the delivery of SUD services, such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria, evidence-based practices, medication-assisted treatment, medical necessity, and other clinically related issues.
  • 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 addiction and health field.
  • Consults with physical, behavioral health and social service providers regarding care of patients and medical and diagnostic work performed. Provides consultation to other health and social service providers, including specialists in other fields.
  • Assist with providing professional consultation to the leadership of SAPC, AVRC, contract providers, and other County staff and agencies regarding the interpretation of laws, regulations, and standards governing licensing, accreditation, and certification for Medi-Cal, Quality Improvement, Risk Management, and in various acceptable methods of maintaining, improving, or modifying operations.
  • Advise and assist the SAPC Medical Director and staff with routine and one-time assignments, audits, specialized research, special studies, and critical reviews of policies, procedures, medical records and clinical practices, including preventive and educational strategies, as needed.
  • Follow established policies and procedures within scope of practice. Comply with licensing and accreditation standards and other regulatory requirements. Interpret and support standards and requirements to others, and completed other assignments, as assigned.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in one or more designated specialties* or equivalent training**.

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:
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 RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Applicants who have completed a residency training program approved by the American Specialty Board MUST attach a legible copy of the certificate of completion to the application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov.

Certification may be designated in one or more of following specialties:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Int Med-General
  • Int Med-Endocrinology
  • Int Med-Cardiology (Invasive)
  • Int Med-Cardiology (Non-Invasive)
  • Int Med-Critical Care
  • Int Med-Gastro (Invasive)
  • Int Med-Gastro (Non-Invasive)
  • Int Med-Hematology/Oncology
  • Int Med-Infectious Disease
  • Int Med-Nephrology
  • Int Med-Pulmonary (Invasive)
  • Int Med-Pulmonary (Non-Invasive)
  • Int Med-Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • ObGyn-General
  • ObGyn-Gynecologic Oncology
  • ObGyn-Maternal/Fetal Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pathology-Forensic
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics-Neonatal/Critical Care
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine-Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology-General/Diagnostic
  • Radiology-Vasc/Int Diagnostic
  • Surgery-Cardio Thoracic
  • Surgery-Critical Care
  • Surgery-General
  • Surgery-Neurological
  • Surgery-Ophthalmology
  • Surgery-Orthopedics
  • Surgery-Pediatric
  • Surgery-Plastic
  • Surgery-Urologic
  • Surgery-Vascular

**Equivalent training is defined as that training which the appropriate American Certifying Board formally recognizes in writing as being equivalent. Equivalent training for appointments to the specialty of Emergency Medicine will be that training and/or experience approved by the Director of Public Health.

***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 the certificate to the application at the the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of application submission to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov.

The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional credit will be allocated for applicants who possess the following full-time work experience listed below:
  • Experience working with individuals with substance use disorders and/or agencies that target substance use disorders.
  • Experience performing administrative leadership functions.
  • Experience working in complex governmental systems.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon the application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing, weighted 100%.

Candidates must meet the Minimum Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the Eligible Register.

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

Final results will be sent via United States Postal Service (USPS). Final Scores cannot be given over the phone or by email.

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.

Completed 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

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 license, certificates, documents, and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants must submit their completed applications by 5:00 p.m., PDT, on the last day of filing.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Fill out your application completely to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. 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 incomplete, the application will be REJECTED.

Failure to provide complete, accurate information will impact the assessment of your qualifications and the acceptance of your application into the examination process.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • 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 hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application may be REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes in the following format: XXX-XX-XXXX. 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 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 INITIATIVE:
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.

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488
Department Contact Email: hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator: (323) 914-8488
Teletype Phone: (213) 974-0911
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922


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