California Children's Services (CCS) Medical Director

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Dec 21, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $10,738.00 - $18,446.13 Monthly USD

Job Description

California Children's Services (CCS) Medical Director
(Administrative Manager III Specialty)

This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.0% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease
Effective July 1, 2022 - 0.5% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Administrative Manager III positions within the specialty of CCS - Medical Director at the Health Care Agency (HCA) until the next recruitment opens. This list may also be used to fill positions at a similar and/or lower classification throughout the County of Orange.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, this recruitment is open continuously until the needs of the County of Orange have been met.

The County of Orange is a desirable place to live - and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest populated county in California. At the County you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference.

The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of six service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Office of Care Coordination, Regulatory and Medical Services and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

California Children's Services is a statewide program of specialized medical care providing medical case management, physical and occupational therapy services and financial assistance for 12,000 Orange County children from birth to 21 years of age with special health care needs. Eligible conditions include severe physical disabilities resulting from congenital defects or those acquired through disease, accident, or abnormal development. Examples include, cystic fibrosis, cancer, heart conditions, cerebral palsy and orthopedic conditions. CCS is committed to making a difference in the health of Orange County children with special health care needs.

The California Children's Services (CCS) Medical Director is responsible for the medical leadership and oversight of the medical case management for the CCS General Program and the Medical Therapy Program in Orange County. The Medical Director works closely with CCS physicians, public health nurses (PHNs), a social worker, and physical and occupational therapists to determine CCS medical eligibility and benefits, authorize treatment services to CCS paneled providers, and provide direct therapy service to CCS eligible children and youth. Primary responsibilities include: interpretation and implementation of state regulations, assuring compliance with state, federal, and county health standards, training case managers on CCS medically eligible conditions, and consulting with PHN's, case management technicians, and therapists on complex and challenging cases. In addition, the Medical Director is responsible for reviewing and resolving appeals, representing the CCS program in administrative fair hearings, the recruitment of physicians for the Medical Therapy Program's Medical Therapy Conferences, assist the new physicians with the CCS paneling process as well as teaching them about the program. The Medical Director collaborates with CCS approved facilities to assist in compliance with the program regulations.

An integral part of the Medical Director role is collaborating with Cal Optima (Orange County's Medi-Cal managed care provider), as well as the managed care health networks under the SB586 Whole Child Model (WCM) legislation that was implemented in Orange County on July 1, 20197. The Medical Director works with Cal Optima in order to maintain an effective working relationship to mitigate communication issues and facilitate serving mutual patients in a timely and fashion. The Medical Director also represents the CCS program in collaborating with community agencies such as Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC), the Local Education Agencies (LEA's), as well as Department of Health Care Services, and CCS medical directors from other counties.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Will be an experienced board certified, CCS paneled Pediatrician licensed to practice in the state of California, who has advanced clinical experience and knowledge in current medical treatment regimens and procedures for children with special health care needs, including those with chronic musculo-skeletal and neuromotor conditions.
  • Will have excellent communication, administrative, and leadership skills to effectively work with CCS staff, Federal and State health agencies, community organizations and providers in support of child health initiatives and promotion of quality of care.
CCS paneling and a California Physicians license and board certification in Pediatrics are REQUIRED.

For detailed information on Administrative Manager III-Specialty minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements click here.

Additionally, the County offers an excellent and competitive benefits package which includes a choice of four (5) health plan options, annual leave, paid holidays, dental, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short and long term disability, optional Benefit Plan and 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan. For more information on benefits, please click here.

Also, the County has a retirement plan through OCERS which has reciprocity with several California public retirement systems. For more information, please click here

Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Application Screening | Application Review (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applications exhibiting qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
A panel of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate the application and supplemental questionnaire for job knowledge, competencies and related experience described above.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedure listed above may be modified. All applicants will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List
Once all assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Please note: The information you provide on your application and/or response to the supplemental questions may be used as a scoring device, so please be thorough and complete in your response. "See Resume" is not a qualifying response and will not be scored in lieu of the required information.

Email Notification
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Frequently Asked Questions

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QUESTIONS? For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Fran Vuoso at (657) 250-1597 or

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Job Address

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