County of Alameda

Physician II (#5137)

Bargaining Unit: UAPD - Physicians/Dentists (018)
$116.15-$141.10 Hourly / $9,292.00-$11,288.00 BiWeekly /
$20,132.67-$24,457.33 Monthly / $241,592.00-$293,488.00 Yearly

Under administrative and clinical direction, provides general medical services clients of programs throughout Alameda County Health Care Services Agency; provides technical assistant in program development and medical consultation; assists in policy and protocol development, quality assurance and implementation of program standards; and performs related duties as required.


This class is located in the Health Care Services Agency and may report to a Medical Director for clinical direction and to an Administrative Supervisor for general administrative direction. The incumbents provide general medical services to patients/clients, families and/or groups. This class is distinguished from the Physician I class in that the latter has only limited responsibilities and is not required to have completed an approved residency in a medical/psychiatric specialty. This class is further distinguished from the next higher class of Physician III in that the latter class provides specialized medical or psychiatric services to patients/clients, families and/or groups.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Provides medical assessments and develops treatment plans.

2. Provides medical education to patients/clients and families.

3. Provides general medical service consultation to multidisciplinary staff, health care providers and/or the community.

4. Conducts research and/or studies related to the health care service delivery.

5. Prepares a variety of correspondence, case summaries, narrative and statistical reports, program documentation, policies, procedures, and other written materials.

6. Participates in quality assurance/improvement activities

7. Participates in a variety of clinical and administrative meetings.

8. Operates a variety of standard office equipment including a computer.


Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in California,

Special Requirements:

1. In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.

2. In compliance with Medicare regulations, employees in this classification are required to complete the "Medicare Enrollment Process for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners" through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prior to their first day on the job. Active enrollment in Medicare is a condition of employment. Failure to attain or maintain active enrollment will result in termination.

In compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Cures Act, Employees in this classification who are required to render direct specialty mental health services in the course of their assignment must successfully be enrolled in Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) web portal prior to commencing employment.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles, practices, and techniques of medicine and its application.
• Current developments, trends, and research in the medicine field
• Principles and practices of general medical care
• Pharmacology/psychopharmacology including law regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects
• Medical diagnosis and treatment
• Documentation requirements
• HIPPA regulations
• Ethical conduct

Ability to:

• Diagnose and treat clients.
• Develop and monitor appropriate treatment plans.
• Serve on multidisciplinary teams.
• Maintain medical records and prepare reports.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients/clients, families, staff and others.

Revised 9/14/70
Retyped 3/26/76 nw
Retyped 2/7/00 bl
Newspec: 5137.doc
SG:po  revised 6/22/09
CSC Date:   9/9/09
IL:saa Revised 3/16/23
CSC Date:06/14/23


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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