The Public Health Department has an immediate need for a
Supervising Physician with a specialty in Internal Medicine in
NOTE: Supervising Physician is the working title for this
position and encompasses the concept that the incumbent will work
primarily performing the duties of a Staff Physician, Supervising.
The County job classification associated with this title is Staff
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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 out-patient
follow-up; and ensures that all pertinent hospital medical records
for County patients are provided to County Health Clinics.
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
- A valid California Class C Driver's License.
- Eligibility for hospital privileges in the local acute care
- 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.
- Review Applications and Resumes/CVs: Determine those candidates
who meet the employment standards (minimum qualifications).
- 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
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 email address to a
BENEFITS: Click on Benefits Tab above or click here for more
information on County benefits. In addition, applicants from other
public sector employers may qualify for:
- Retirement reciprocity
- Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual
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. Applications and job
bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at http://www.sbcountyjobs.com/.
Natalie Alvarado, Senior Employment Analyst,