Supervising Physician - Internal Medicine

Location
Santa Barbara County, California
Salary
$200,791 – $229,314
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Position Type
Permanent

The Public Health Department has an immediate need for a Supervising Physician with a specialty in Internal Medicine in Santa Barbara.

Under general direction, the Supervising Physician provides medical supervision for clinic operations; provides direct supervision of physicians and mid-level practitioners; participates in peer review and privileging process; supervises resident physicians from local hospitals in an outpatient setting; and performs other related duties as required.

New Hire Incentive: The County has a generous hiring incentive program and may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and at the discretion of the CEO, can provide flexible relocation assistance, housing, student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre-accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.

The ideal candidate will be a knowledgeable practitioner with experience in a leadership role where they exercised strong leadership abilities. Based on Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) mandates, incumbents must cooperate with the Public Health Department to become an eligible billable provider and:

  • Eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and/or other federal health care programs;
  • Possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI);
  • Submit a completed credentialing application and/or required documentation for credentialing as applicable; AND
  • Possess a valid third-party billable provider certification (such as Medicare, Medi-Cal, and/or private insurance) OR have submitted a completed billable provider application, along with the required documentation, in order to obtain the appropriate billable provider status.

The Mission of the Public Health Department is to improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting wellness, and ensuring access to needed health care. To learn more, please visit: http://countyofsb.org/phd

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Supervises and directs the work of physicians and mid-level practitioners; assigns and monitors work performance; selects, evaluates, and trains physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners; participates in peer review and other quality control processes; ensures adherence of all medical staff to proper medical procedures and protocols; and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Supervises and directs the work of other Health Center staff where appropriate; assists in the development of diagnostic and treatment protocols; coordinates the work of consulting physicians; and participates in or conducts in-service training programs.
  • In conjunction with the Health Center Administrators, ensures adherence of all medical staff to departmental policies and procedures; participates in systematic reviews of service utilization and quality; provides medical consultation to Utilization Review program by determining the medical necessity of and approving referrals to outside providers; acts as a liaison in developing and maintaining close relationships with community medical staff; and develops access to specialty care for County patients.
  • Trains and supervises residents from local hospitals in an outpatient clinic setting; may supervise medical residents who admit, discharge, round, and provide emergency room care for County patients at local hospitals; coordinates residents' clinic schedules with Health Center Administrators; and depending on assignment, may provide back-up to the Deputy Health Officer.
  • Reviews and countersigns patient charts as required; reviews the work of medical residents; provides medical consultation as needed; responds to patient complaints and staff inquiries; and remains current on policies and procedures relative to the practice of medicine at local hospitals.
  • Directs the medical component of the CCS and CHDP programs; ensures compliance with state regulations relating to CCS and CHDP; promotes appropriate utilization by local medical providers; participates in multidisciplinary case conferences; reviews cases for medical eligibility in the Medical Therapy Units; responds to appeals of medical eligibility or service denials; prepares comprehensive reports and other correspondence; ensures CHDP community providers are in compliance with medical standards; and recruits CHDP providers.
  • Attends or leads monthly medical staff meetings and other program meetings as requested; and ensures that staff adhere to performance and quality indicators as determined by Public Health Department administration.
  • Provides direct patient care on an as-needed basis; provides appropriate consultation to other County physicians and health care practitioners; provides standby weekday and weekend call coverage as scheduled; acts as the admitting physician and provides hospital emergency room consultation and care for County patients when on call; when required, provides hospital-based care for County patients and follows up on laboratory results, consultations, and radiological or pathological studies; arranges for outpatient follow-up; and ensures that all pertinent hospital medical records for County patients are provided to County Health Clinics.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Possession of a valid Certificate as a Physician or Surgeon issued by the State of California; Board Certification or eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine, or other specialty consistent with PHD assignment; and:

  • Three years of experience as a physician; or,
  • Three years of experience performing duties equivalent to a Staff Physician with Santa Barbara County; or,
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required certification, knowledge, and abilities. 

Additional Qualifications: Some positions in this class may require some or all of the following:

  • Board certification in a specialty consistent with the PHD assignment.
  • A valid California Class C Driver's License.
  • Eligibility for hospital privileges in the local acute care hospitals.
  • Willingness to provide standby call coverage on weekdays, weekends, and holidays, as well as being available for consultation after regular business hours. 

Knowledge of: advanced principles and practices of modern medicine, medical diagnosis, and treatment; community resources in medical treatment; American Medical Association ethics and standards; pharmacology, including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects; ICD-10 and CPT coding and billing principles; clinical supervisory principles and practices; health care management practices and principles; peer review process; development of medical policies, procedures, and protocols; principles and practices of training; and standard English grammar and usage.

Ability to: learn and apply principles of staff supervision and performance evaluation; assess symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis; prescribe treatment appropriate to the patient's condition and situation; communicate effectively in both oral and written formats; establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, patients, the public, other community providers, and other County employees; and interact with and effectively treat clients from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience supervising physicians is highly desirable.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Please complete the short form application and submit a resume or CV to apply for this position.

The Public Health Department (PHD) requires all employees working in direct contact with patients or clients in a high-risk environment to comply with the PHD Employee Immunizations policy. This can be accomplished by providing documentation of immunizations, submitting laboratory immune titers demonstrating adequate immunity, or obtaining required vaccinations.
 
SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Review Applications and Resumes/CVs: Determine those candidates who meet the employment standards (minimum qualifications).
  2. Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking: Responses to the required supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. 

Candidates must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the supplemental questionnaire ranking to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list.

Conditional Job Offer: Once a conditional offer of employment has been made, candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check, which includes a conviction history check, and satisfactory reference checks. Appointee will be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination and comprehensive background check. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a twelve (12) month probationary period.

Recruiters will correspond with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines. The County of Santa Barbara will not release any applicant's e-mail address to a third party.

BENEFITS: Click on Benefits Tab above or: click here for more information on County benefitsIn addition, applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:

  • Retirement reciprocity
  • Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual rate 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider, or learning institution.

The County of Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) who believes a diverse workforce is vital to upholding its mission. Recruiting efforts are designed to find, hire and retain top talent of various background and, experiences. We believe a diverse workgroup promotes productivity and cultural acceptance where differences are embraced and encouraged. 

APPLICATION WITH RESUME OR CV ATTACHED AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: Open until filled, next consideration date is 1/15/2021 at 5:00pm PST. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at: http://www.sbcountyjobs.com/.

Natalie Alvarado, Senior Employment Analyst: NAlvarado@sbcountyhr.org 

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