• Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 21, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $208,284.00 - $630,144.00 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING DATES: November 24, 2020 @ 8:00 A.M. (PST)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


Open Competitive Job Opportunity

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 25 health centers and four (4) hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit .
Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings to supportive housing.
All Department of Health Services workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will 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.

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.
Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians that have immediate charge of a small medical section within a larger medical unit of a medical facility or a small program of a medical facility.

To apply, click on the link below:

Required Documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Career Goals
  • Legible copy of certificate of completion of residency training program approved by the American Specialty Board.
  • Legible copy of California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
Before submission of your information, it is necessary to ensure that all information is complete and includes all required documents as directed on the job posting in order for your information to be reviewed and processed in a timely manner.

The Statement of Career Goals is a narrative that serves as an effective way of assessing current career achievements and the means one should take for accomplishing such career objectives.
Essential Job Functions
  • Performs administrative duties such as preparing budgets for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, addressing personnel-related issues, developing and revising work procedures for expediting workload or improving levels of service, and screening work.
  • Formulates policies and plans and directs the programs and medical work of the section or assists in such activities for a division of a medical department.
  • Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for patients and reviews the care prescribed by staff physicians, resident physicians, and interns.
  • Participates in the training of interns and resident physicians.
  • Coordinates the work of the section with that of other medical and paramedical services.
  • Confers with consultants regarding care of patients and medical and diagnostic work performed, and coordinates the work of consulting physicians with the work of the section.
  • Supervises the maintenance of records and the compilation and preparation of reports.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in one or more designated specialties* or equivalent training** -AND- One year of experience in medical practice, post graduate training, teaching or investigative work.

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.

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.


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

The Statement of Career Goal is a narrative that serves as an effective way of assessing current career achievements and the means one should take for accomplishing such career objectives. The career statement is a short and crisp essay that clearly presents the career vision of a professional for making an effective career plan.

Applicants must include a legible photocopy of their certificate of completion of residency training program approved by the American Specialty Board and California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.
The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted ; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted licenses and/or certificates will not be accepted.


Applicants who do not possess a California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate at the time of filing may compete in this examination; however, the names of such candidates will be withheld from the certification for employment until the required certificate is presented.

Applicants must have a valid and unrestricted license to practice as a physician and surgeon as issued by the state in which they currently practice and/or reside. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have a California State Physician and Surgeon's Certification authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:This examination will consist of a self-assessment based on Supplemental Questionnaire weighted 100%, covering experience, professional development, collaboration, leadership and management skills.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Only the most qualified candidates will be selected and place on the Eligible Register.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register without indication of relative standing in the examination. Successful candidates will remain on the register for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

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.

The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill positions throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.




Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during 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 the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add and to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you may e-mail the documents to the exam analyst within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

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

All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Shirley Bermudez, Exam Analyst
(213) 288-7000

(323) 914-7111

(800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

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