Chief Physician I

County of Los Angeles
Full Time $214,008 - $630,132 Per year CA Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health Administration, 313 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
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Overview


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO UPDATE DESCRIPTION. 

EXAMINATION NUMBER:
PH5457A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time (PT) 

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

No Out-of-Class experience will be accepted.

DESCRIPTION:

This list will be used to fill vacancies in areas such as in the Division of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health of the LAC DPH as it is seeking a physician leader to direct its Perinatal and Infant Health Unit. The Programs within the Unit include the Home Visiting Program, the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program, the Black Infant Health Program and the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative.  The Director will have major responsibility for a constellation of programs aimed at improving outcomes for mothers, infants, young children, and families in all Los Angeles County (LAC) communities but especially in communities that face unequal access to resources that are critical to good health.  Central to the role will be leadership for programs developed specifically to eliminate persistent inequity in birth outcomes for Black women as compared to women of other racial/ethnic groups.  The Director will provide direction and management to the Perinatal and Infant Health Unit, supervise program leaders in the unit; serve as an in-house subject matter expert on perinatal and infant health, for Division programs but also for the Department; serve as a spokesperson for and representative of the Department of Public Health in public forums and with collaborative endeavors, in relation to perinatal and infant health and maternal and child health equity and act as liaison to perinatal and infant health care providers and provider organizations, assuring critical linkages between public health and clinical care.


DEFINITION:
Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians that have immediate responsibility, either within a geographical area or County-wide, for a general or specialized health services program or directs a medical division in a County hospital.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class have immediate responsibility for (1) supervising public health services in health districts within Los Angeles County jurisdiction, (2) planning, coordinating and evaluating specialized health programs on a County-wide basis, (3) supervising a medical division of a hospital or assisting in the supervision of a very large medical division of a hospital, or (4) supervising the forensic medicine functions of the Department of the Coroner.

Essential Job Functions

  • Formulates or assists in the formulation of overall policies and plans and directs the program and medical activities of a medical division of a hospital.
  • Has responsibility for or assists in the administrative aspects of the division, including budget preparation and control, personnel functions, procurement of equipment and supplies, and coordinating the work of the division with that of other divisions in the hospital.
  • Directs or assists in directing the training of interns, resident physicians, and medical and technical students in the work of the division.
  • Directs the establishment, improvement or revision of the medical work or procedures of the division in order to improve the level of service or the utilization of personnel.
  • Plans, directs and supervises medical research and the presentation and review of findings.
  • Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for patients on a consultative basis, and reviews the care prescribed by staff physicians, resident physicians, and interns.
  • Gives lectures and demonstrations to medical and nursing staff and medical and technical students.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in one or more designated specialties* or equivalent** -AND- Two years of experience in medical practice, additional training, teaching, or investigative work.

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:
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

*Certification may be designated in one or more of the following specialties:

Anesthesiology


Dermatology


Emergency Medicine


Family Practice


Internal Medicine-General/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-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-Vasc//Int 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 Public Health.

Applicants must include a legible photocopy of the certificate of completion of a 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.

***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 QUALIFICATION:  
  • Additional experience beyond the Minimum Requirements. 

Additional Information

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

Applicants 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 added on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

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.

Complete 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 shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

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 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 green "Apply" button located 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., PT, 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 and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly 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 is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please note that 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 selection process. 
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements.  Doing so it will result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and the application will be REJECTED.  Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response, therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

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

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) 659-6546
Department Contact E-mail: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323)659-6546
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

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