The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for a permanent, full-time* Public Health Physician in the Physician Services Bureau to serve as the Tuberculosis Clinic Physician. Reporting to the Physician Services Bureau Manager and under the clinical supervision of the City Health Officer, this position will provide specialized medical services to patients with complex diseases and chronic conditions, including patients with active and latent tuberculosis. This position is located at the Main Health Department, 2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815.
*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 clinical consultation and direct services to patients with active and latent tuberculosis;
- Assists in the evaluation of patients who do not adhere to treatment to determine noncompliance;
- Works with the City Health Officer to determine and create legal orders;
- Provides medical back-up support for the City Health Officer, the HIV Care Clinic, the Sexual Health Clinic, and communicable disease patients, when necessary;
- 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;
- Treats patients and supports outbreak investigations;
- Provides medical and epidemiological support to the City Health Officer and the Public Health Emergency Management Division;
- Evaluates and makes recommendations in tuberculosis contact investigations;
- 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.
- One year of recent experience providing medical care to patients with tuberculosis.
- Valid Physician or Surgeon's License issued by the Medical Board of California. Proof of valid licensure required as an application attachment in PDF format.
- Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License. Proof of valid licensure required as an application attachment in PDF format.
- Valid Board Certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Proof of certification required as an application attachment in PDF format.
- 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 license information report printout required during onboarding for California residents).
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
- Two or more years of recent experience providing medical care to patients with tuberculosis.
- Valid Board Certification in Infectious Disease or Pulmonary Medicine.
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 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 Proofs 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 driver license information, 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: Continuous