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Under direction, provide medical services for Health Services Agency programs including general medical clinics, specialized clinics, occupational medical services; provide on-call services; and perform other duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Clinic Physician class functions as a medical practitioner providing primary preventive medical care and consultation in a variety of public health clinics or programs.

This class is distinguished from the class of Medical Director-Health Services Clinic in that the latter class is responsible for providing medical direction and supervision to clinics and staff.

Typical Tasks

Conduct medical and physical examinations; make diagnoses and prescribe medical and rehabilitative treatment; prescribe medications; provide medical supervision to mid-level practitioners; provide night, weekend, and holiday medical triage and authorizations via telephone; act as physician member of a multi-disciplinary patient care team; confer with staff and patients and their families regarding diagnosis and treatment; recommend hospitalization or other indicated services; make referrals to specialists as appropriate; serve as the occupational physician conducting base line physicals and pre-employment physicals and may treat workers compensation accidents and injuries or serve as County liaison to community physicians treating workers injuries; may prepare protocols and standardized procedures; may conduct in-service training; may supervise resident Physicians, Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioner students; assure that quality primary outpatient medical care is provided for high- risk patients at the lowest cost; performs outpatient surgical procedures; read X-rays and orders laboratory tests and evaluates results; assure that patient medical charts and records meet legal and medical requirements; provide medical consultation to private physicians and health care professionals; prepare records and reports; input, access and analyze data using a electronic health records; attend meetings.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Current principles and practices of medicine.

Some knowledge of:

  • Functions and services of local public health agencies.

Ability to:

  • Perform medical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Provide medical direction to subordinate staff.
  • Evaluate and review the work of mid-level medical practitioners for appropriate diagnosis, treatment and chart documentation.
  • Prepare protocols.
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others.
  • Prepare clear and concise written and oral reports.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Learn to conduct in-service training programs.
  • Secure State certification to supervise and direct mid-level practitioner.
  • Learn to input, access and analyze data using an electronic health records system.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Possession of a valid Physicians and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the State of California.

Special Requirements/Conditions:

  • License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Physicians and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the State of California; possession of a Federal narcotic license for administration of narcotics to patients; possession of a valid California class C driver license.
  • Background Investigation: A background investigation and fingerprinting is required.
  • Special Working Conditions: Exposure to: Odors such as vomitus, feces, urine and draining abscesses; fumes from cleaning supplies and solvents; and infections which might cause chronic disease or death.



Bargaining Unit: 85

EEOC Job Category: 02

Occupational Grouping: 61

Workers' Comp Code: 0290

CLASS: PT3; EST: 5/1/1988; REV: 12/1/2012;