Staff Physician - Internal Medicine
We are now accepting applications to fill one (1) full-time Staff Physician with a specialty in Internal Medicine position at the Santa Barbara Health Care Center in Santa Barbara. This position requires board certification or eligibility in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Adult Medicine or Pediatrics
Our physicians collaborate with a team of physicians, nurses, and support staff to provide vital clinical services in our Federally Qualified Health Clinics throughout the County.
Staff Physicians work at one of PHD’s Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHC). As licensed medical doctors, Physicians assume independent responsibility for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD), with all of attendant necessities of care, including but not limited to history, physical examination, ordering of tests, interpretation of testing, procedures, referral to specialists, and overall case management of the patients’ medical conditions; perform some related administrative duties to support PHD clinic and program operations; and perform other related duties as required.
The PHD Fiscal and Administrative Division handles all of the administrative functions for Primary Care Family Health (PCFH), including malpractice insurance costs, and the Health Center Administrators coordinate all aspects of the practice, including staffing, scheduling, training, and billing. This means our Physicians can concentrate on delivering quality health care to people unable to receive care elsewhere by spending more time with patients and less time with paperwork. Speaking of our patients, they are the best! Our patients are grateful, thoughtful individuals who show their appreciation with their smiles and positive attitudes.
We offer something you simply cannot put a price on: work-life balance. Our physicians enjoy predictable, regular schedules during normal business hours and do not have hospital call. Our holiday schedule typically lines up with school schedules, so our staff can spend more time with family. With all this free time, you’ll find plenty of things to enjoy in beautiful Santa Barbara County thanks to our beaches, mountains, parks, wineries, and other unique places to explore.
Staff Physicians require the following:
- Based on Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) mandates, incumbents must cooperate with California State’s Public Health Department (PHD) to become an eligible billable provider.
- A valid license as a Physician & Surgeon from the Medical Board of California;
- A valid DEA certificate for the prescription of controlled medications; and,
- Board Certification or eligibility in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics or other specialty consistent with PHD assignment.
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.