DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Chief Physician I, Clinic Services, SPA 1, 2, 3, and 7
The Los Angeles County (LA County) Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking candidates to fill this vacancy in Clinic Services, Service Planning Areas 1, 2, 3, and 7 (Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley). LA County is one of the largest local jurisdictions in the United States. Innovative and targeted approaches are required to effective control diseases in this expansive and diverse County.
Clinic Services is a large division within the DPH's Bureau of Disease Control and is responsible for managing 14 public health clinics providing:
Tuberculosis, STD, Immunization,
Communicable Disease as well as Nurse walk-in clinic services.
The eight Service Planning Areas (SPAs) are grouped into 2 Regions: SPA 1, 2, 3, and 7
SPA 4, 5, 6, and 8
Each supervised by a Director of Clinic Services, a Chief Physician I, a Nurse Manager, and a Business Operations Manager.
Essential Job Functions
The Chief Physician I plans, manages, and evaluates the medical aspects of care provided in Clinical Services, with an aim to deliver prompt and effective services to residents while ensuring compliance with the highest medical and public health standards.
Clinic Services delivers care through 14 public health centers (plus a satellite site on Skid Row), and collaborates with Community Services and other communicable disease programs to conduct surveillance and medical case management of reportable communicable diseases, while containing the spread of communicable diseases.
All Clinic Services medical program efforts are strategically developed to improve the health and well-being of LA County residents, and are consistent with and support the Clinic Services' public health measures and objectives, which are carried out in collaboration and partnership with other members of the DPH Leadership Team.
Oversees 7 public health centers within the various SPAs: Antelope Valley (SPA 1), Glendale (SPA 2), North Hollywood (SPA 2), Pacoima (SPA 2), Pomona (SPA 3), Monrovia (SPA 3), and Whittier (SPA 7) Health Centers.
Serves as the CLIA Laboratory Director for public health centers in SPAs 1, 2, 3, and 7 and ensures compliance with all clinical mandates to protect public health and safety.
Plans, directs, and supervises the work of all providers (i.e., full time, part-time and temporary) and assures maintenance of appropriate state licensure and Public Health TB and STD credentialing of assigned SPA clinical providers.
Serves as Pharmacy Director for SPA 1,2,3, and 7 and Vaccines for Children Program (VCF) Provider of Record for SPA 1,2,3, and 7 public health centers and ensures that the appropriate quantity and quality of drugs and vaccines are ordered and utilized, and pharmacy and VFC guidelines are followed.
Develops and implements a Quality Improvement Plan including chairing and staffing a multidisciplinary committee responsible for reviewing and conducting medical record audits, peer review activities, pharmaceutical utilization, patient satisfaction, and evaluation and implementation of risk and safety quality assurance and performance improvement activities.
Collaborates with DPH Programs on innovative projects to improve the delivery of clinic based public health care, including initiating and obtaining approval by the DPH Institutional Review Board (IRB) when necessary, and conducting regular reviews of clinic-based data in collaboration with the Tuberculosis Control Program, the Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program, the Division of HIV and STD Programs, and other applicable programs.
Utilizes Electronic Health Record systems and surveillance and case management systems effectively to manage cases and contacts and to ensure appropriate clinical management by other medical providers.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to convey effective recommendations. Experience analyzing and evaluating policies.
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
Knowledgeable in regulatory compliance with the Federal Register, California Codes, and other applicable regulations.
Fill out the Chief Physician I application at ****Persons interested should submit:
Last two (2)performance evaluations
Last two (2)years attendance records
ByJuly 15, 2018
Karla Amaya: ****
Note that the online application is for physicians filling various positions in the Department of Public Health but does not include information specific to this position.
ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board. There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.