Placer Employment Opportunities

Physician

Supporting California Children's Services and/or CD Programs

Recruitment #2020-19838-01

POSITION INFORMATION

The Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health division currently has a permanent and/or *temporary/extra-help assignment for the classification of Physician to support its California Children's Services (CCS) and/or Communicable Disease programs located in Auburn, California. This recruitment will be open until filled. Applications will be screened weekly and forwarded to the department.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will be an experienced board certified, CCS paneled Pediatrician licensed to practice in the state of California, who has advanced clinical experience and knowledge in current medical treatment regimens and procedures for children with special health care needs, including those with chronic musculo-skeletal and neuromotor conditions.
  • Will have an education and/or experience in Communicable Disease work, preferably in providing guidelines for treatment, prophylaxis, and infection control.
  • Will have excellent communication, administrative, and leadership skills to effectively work with CCS staff, Federal and State health agencies, community organizations and providers in support of child health initiatives and promotion of quality of care.

*Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise.

NOTE: The Public Health division is also recruiting for the permanent position of Health Officer. To learn more and apply for this excellent opportunity, please click here.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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DEFINITION

(Unclassified)

To perform responsible work providing a variety of medical specialty services and consultation for Placer County Department of Health and Human Services.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority having no specific term and no property right to continuous employment and can be released without cause.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from the Chief Physician within a Division in the Department of Health and Human Services. 

May exercise 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:

  • Provide medical supervision and consultation to Division physicians in the absence of the Chief Physician, or as directed.
  • Provide medical direction for the agency in the absence of the Chief Physician.
  • Examine patients and diagnose their illnesses.
  • Prescribe and administer medical treatment within the scope of practice associated with licensure and board certification, if required.
  • Perform or assist in performing medically indicated treatments, operations, procedures and follow-up card consistent with their scope of practice, licensure, and certifications.
  • Provide Expert Witness court testimony in related cases as required.
  • Order laboratory examinations and analysis, x-rays and special diets.
  • Write prescriptions; make rounds and review reports, records and general progress of patients.
  • Instruct and oversee physicians, surgeons, technicians and personnel assigned for special training.
  • Attend and participate in staff conferences for the surgical, medical and mental condition of various patients and their diagnosis and treatment.
  • Maintain and keep current appropriate clinical documentation as required.
  • Prepare reports and related correspondence.
  • Using a multi-disciplinary and family and consumer center approach to care build, and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers other county employees, and the public using principles of good customer service and professional communication.
  • Provide on call/stand by coverage when assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For Mental Health assignments:  Admit and discharge clients as necessary.  Examine clients and diagnose their mental illness, prescribe and administer psychiatric treatment, order laboratory examination and analysis, write and adjust prescriptions, review reports, records interventions and general progress of clients, consult with other physicians, practitioners, counselors and staff regarding ongoing or problem cases.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: 
Two years of responsible experience in a medical setting providing medical services to identified target populations.

Training: Possession of the required medical license is proof of sufficient education in this class.
 
License or Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Physician and Surgeon License and Federal DEA License.
  • Eligible to possess a narcotics license issued by the State of California.
  • 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.

 
Medical Services only:
May require license to supervise midlevel practitioners and/or x-ray technicians. Board May certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice is highly desirable.

Mental Health only:
Approved psychiatric residency training as reflected by certification of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry.

 
FOOTNOTE: 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:

  • Practices and principles of general medicine, psychiatry and surgery.
  • Modern hospital and clinical practice and administration.
  • Gross pathology and psychiatric social work, physical, therapy, and the various rehabilitation therapies.
  • Current methods and standards for the medical, psychiatric, and/or surgical care of patients.
  • Equipment, tools, supplies and technologies used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Principles and practices of work safety, especially as related to communicable diseases.

For Mental Health assignment: practices and principles of general psychiatry, modern inpatient hospital practice, rehabilitation therapies for mental disorders, chemical dependency and dual diagnosis.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special project; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; explain medical findings, diagnoses, and treatment to staff, patients, families, and court officers.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time while reviewing charts and patient histories and preparing reports; intermittently walk, stand, bend, twist and reach while examining/treating patients. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk or treatment area; perform simple task grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; see and hear with acuity sufficient to examine, diagnose and treat patients; and lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less.
  • Examine, diagnose and treat mental disorders in adults, adolescents, and children, coordinate with case manager or nursing staff when appropriate for a particular case, interpret laboratory analyses. Interpret autopsy finding.
  • Interpret laboratory analysis.
  • Work unusual and/or prolonged work schedules.
  • Obtain information through interview; deal fairly and courteously with the public; handle multiple cases; and work effectively with interruption.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

When assigned to Mental Health:
Provide medical direction to mental health staff and as a part of a clinical team, prepare and oversee the preparation of case histories, evaluations, diagnoses and the maintenance of client records. Consult with clinic staff, provider staff and primary care physicians as necessary for the treatment and triage of clients, evaluate clients with complex psychiatric issues, attend staff meeting and clinic meeting as appropriate, and provide testimony at court appearances when clients are involved in legal system.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


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