Physician Ii

County of Orange
Full Time 1.50 per per week $231,940 - $272,875 Per year CA 405 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, United States



In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase
Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase

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

Premium Pay

In addition to the hourly salary, eligible applicants may receive premium pay for the items listed below:

  • Board Certification pay: Employees assigned on a regular, full-time basis in this classification, who are Board Certified, shall receive, in addition to his or her salary, the equivalent of $350 monthly
  • Jail Supplement pay: An employee in this classification who is assigned to work in an adult or juvenile correctional or institutional facility shall receive an additional $1.50 per hour for all paid hours

This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County are met. Candidates who are placed on the eligible list will remain on the eligible list for six (6) months and may be considered/referred for selection/hiring interviews. After six (6) months, candidates must reapply to receive further consideration.

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open eligible list to fill current and future Physician II vacancies within the Health Care Agency. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.



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 dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five (5) service areas - Strategy and Special Projects, Mental Health and Recovery Services, Correctional Health Services, Medical Health Services and Public Health Services - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.  


provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the County's five correctional facilities and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care.

The Physician II will be the primary care provider to the most under-served patients in Orange County while working in a challenging environment. Physicians will provide all urgent and chronic care to the adult population of Orange County Jails, including women's health and prenatal care to obstetric (OB) patients. Physicians must be skilled at making good clinical judgments based on physical diagnosis and perform a wide range of office based, outpatient procedures such as: femoral venipunctures, skin biopsies, sutures, ingrown nail removals, incision and drainage, pap smears, colonoscopies, etc. Additionally, the Physician II will provide clinical supervision and oversight of four (4) Nurse Practitioners (NP).

The ideal candidate will have one (1) or more years of experience working in triage/urgent care, mental health, or correctional medicine type of setting. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following:

Professional & Technical Expertise: 
  • Providing medical and mental health services effectively while promoting patient safety and improving patient care practices
  • Performing comprehensive physical examinations and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies
  • Understanding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and legal liabilities
  • Knowledge of current policies, practices, and trends as it relates to Correctional Health
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and electronic medical record systems (e.g. EHR system)
Leadership & Supervision Developing Others:
  • Supervising, directing, and consulting with clinical staff
  • Maintaining team objectives and standards
  • Training and developing staff to ensure they understand and follow proper procedures and protocols
Adaptability | Handling Stress:
  • Diagnosing, treating and controlling diseases in a sensitive manner
  • Demonstrating resilience and positivity in a challenging environment
  • Responding and relating well to supervisor by being open to work performance feedback
  • Demonstrating empathy and genuinely caring about incarcerated clients
Critical Thinking | Safety Focus:
  • Using initiative and sound judgment in performing medical diagnostic and treatment services
  • Being alert and aware of personal safety and security while providing care and/or treatment to unstable or unpredictable clients
Written & Oral Communication Skills | Collaboration:
  • Providing accurate medical records and reports
  • Verbally deescalating violent, aggressive or destructive behavior safely and effectively, while giving care to clients
  • Providing and relaying important medical related messages with members of the health care team and other agencies efficiently both verbally and in writing
  • Using diplomacy when dealing with challenging situations and/or people
  • Fostering a collaborative approach with health care staff and Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) administration to promote quality healthcare delivery to inmates

  • Candidates must NOT have felony convictions or be on any form of probation
  • Candidates are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to a formal offer and acceptance of employment and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner which includes completing a Personal History Form, interviewing with a background investigator, fingerprinting, and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references, and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts). Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (N.A.C.E.S.)
  • The Correctional facilities are a 24 hour, 7 day a week operation, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings, night shifts and holidays

For detailed information on Physician II minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements, Environment and Working Conditions

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click to review the policy.

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

Eligible List: 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.