Placer County

Chief Physician (#19825)

$88.14-$110.07 Hourly / $15,277.60-$19,078.80 Monthly / $183,331.20-$228,945.60 Yearly


DEFINITION

(Unclassified)

To plan, organize, direct and manage the medical activities within the County's medical care facilities and other County facilities as provided through the Medical Care Services Division; to serve as Medical Director per code and statutory requirements; to assure that professional medical standards are followed in the provision of medical and surgical and may be directed to administer and supervise the provision of dental services; to perform responsible work in general medicine and surgery in County facilities; and provide staff assistance to the Deputy Director, Medical Care Services

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Chief Physician is at a level and recognizes positions that provide full line and functional management responsibility for a division or program area within a department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Director, Medical Care Services.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional staff; exercises technical and functional medical supervision over professional, technical and clinical staff in the administration of program areas.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop and implement Divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of assigned medical staff involved in the provision of medical and surgical services.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the medical care work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of the medical clinic budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and control expenses; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of medical care goals and objectives; establish policies, guidelines, schedules and methods for medical care services within the Medical Care Services Division.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training including the instruction and oversight of physicians, nurses, technicians and other medical personnel assigned for special medical training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Division.
  • Examine patients and diagnose illnesses; prescribe and administer medical treatment; perform or assist in performing major and minor surgical operations; and supervise the pre- and post-operative care of surgical cases.
  • Make rounds and review reports, records and general progress of patients; consult with other physicians and make referrals as necessary.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Represent the Division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of clinical medicine or surgery, including two years of supervisory responsibility preferred.
 
Training: Equivalent to a Doctorate of Medicine degree from an accredited college or university.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid license issued by the California State Board of Medical Examiners to practice as a physician and surgeon, or possession of a license to practice as a physician or surgeon.  Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice is highly desirable.
  • Eligible to possess State issued license to supervise Mid-Level Practitioners.
  • Eligible to possess a narcotics license.
  • Hospital privileges and staff status at local hospitals and medical care facilities.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • May be required to obtain license to supervise x-ray technician.

    NOTE: The physician selected for this position must maintain insurability through the professional liability insurance carrier of Placer County's choice.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of general medicine and surgery.
  • Gross pathology and psychiatric social work, physical therapy and the various rehabilitation therapies.
  • Modern hospital and clinical practice and administration.
  • Methods and standards for medical and surgical care of patients.
  • Equipment, tools and supplies used in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Principles and practices of policy development.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Modern office procedures and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.

Ability to:

  • Organize and direct medical care operations.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, patient charts, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; explain medical procedures.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time while reviewing charts and patient histories, preparing reports and attending case conferences; intermittently walk, stand, bend, twist and reach while examining/treating patients or conducting surgery.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk or treatment areas; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see with correctable visual and hearing acuity sufficient to examine and diagnose patients and conduct surgery; and occasionally lift moderate weight.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply County and Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

CLASS: 19825; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: ;