PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIAN (TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC PHYSICIAN)

City of Long Beach, CA
Published
January 2, 2022
Location
Long Beach, CA
Job Type
 

Description

DESCRIPTION

THE COMMUNITY
Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the seventh-largest city in the State of California. Offering all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The City has been referred to as the "Most Diverse City" in the country by USA Today and one of the "Best Communities for Young People" two years in a row. With its ideal location in Southern California, year-round comfortable climate, healthy business environment, and far-ranging cultural pursuits, the City is alive with activity. Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. Expansive beaches, three marinas, five golf courses, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach serve to draw 6.5 million visitors a year. The City's full-service commercial airport has preferred flight schedules, carriers, and overall accessibility that makes it the travel-friendly alternative to other Southern California airports. In addition, Los Angeles' rail transit system, the most used light rail system in the country, connects the city to the entire region. Long Beach continues to make significant investments in its parks, beaches, streets, and other amenities (including a new city hall) indicative of the financial stability and health of the City.

CITY GOVERNMENT
Long Beach is a full-service Charter City governed by nine City Council members who are elected by district and a Mayor that is elected at large. Elected officials also include the City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor. The Council Members and the Mayor are subject to a three-term limit, which allows them to serve for a maximum of twelve years. The City Council appoints a City Manager and a City Clerk. The City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all City departments, excluding those under the direction of a separately elected official, Board, or Commission. The City of Long Beach provides all traditional public services. In addition to its traditional services, the City also maintains one of the world's busiest seaports, which serves as a leading gateway for international trade. Long Beach also has its own full-service commercial airport and is one of only three cities in California with its own Health Department. Long Beach is supported by a total FY 2022 budget of approximately $3 billion, with the General Fund budget totaling $625 million. More than 5,900 full and part-time employees support municipal operations with the majority being represented by eleven employee associations. To learn more about the City of Long Beach, go to: www.longbeach.gov .

THE DEPARTMENT
The Health and Human Services Department has more than 500 employees located in ten sites and eight bureaus - Communicable Disease and Emergency Response, Administration and Financial Services, Collective Impact, Community Health, Environmental Health, Housing Authority, Homeless Services, and Physician Services. It operates with a $150 million annual budget, 87% of which comes from Federal, State, County, and private funds. The mission of the Department is to "Improve the quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to live, work, and play." The Department values quality and excellence, innovation, teamwork, and diversity.

POSITION
The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for a full-time*, unclassified, at-will Public Health Physician in the Physician Services Bureau to serve as the Tuberculosis Clinic Physician. Reporting to the Physician Services Bureau Manager and under the clinical supervision of the City Health Officer, this position will provide specialized medical services to patients with complex diseases and chronic conditions, including patients with active and latent tuberculosis. This position is located at the Main Health Department, 2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815.

*Permanent, part-time employment options are available if preferred.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Manages a caseload of patients to control the spread of chronic and communicable diseases;
  • Provides clinical consultation and direct services to patients with active and latent tuberculosis;
  • Assists in the evaluation of patients who do not adhere to treatment to determine noncompliance;
  • Works with the City Health Officer to determine and create legal orders;
  • Provides medical back-up support for the City Health Officer, the HIV Care Clinic, the Sexual Health Clinic, and communicable disease patients, when necessary;
  • Provides clinical supervision for mid-level medical staff;
  • Orders, obtains, and interprets laboratory testing and results;
  • Develops and implements measures to promote and maintain patient health and wellness;
  • Treats patients and supports outbreak investigations;
  • Provides medical and epidemiological support to the City Health Officer and the Public Health Emergency Management Division;
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations in tuberculosis contact investigations;
  • Acts as a consultant to the Epidemiology/Communicable Disease Control Program;
  • Works closely will clinic staff to ensure delivery of high-quality services;
  • Participates in meetings and administrative assignments (i.e. case conference, staff meetings);
  • Ensures program compliance with HIPAA regulations; and,
  • Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS TO FILE

  • One year of recent experience providing medical care to patients with tuberculosis.
  • Valid Physician or Surgeon's License issued by the Medical Board of California (p roof required) OR CA Physician or Surgeon Licensure eligible - CA Medical Board Licensure
  • Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License ( Proof Required) .
  • Valid Board Certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine ( Proof Required).
  • Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Valid motor vehicle operator license. (Required to obtain a California motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment if license is out of state. DMV K4 driver license information report printout required during onboarding for California residents).

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department.

*Required documents, such as transcripts, degrees, certificates, or licenses, must be uploaded to the online application in PDF format at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the document. Proof of education for academic degrees should indicate the type of degree and date of degree conferral. Candidates who possess degrees or units from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency at the time of filing.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Two or more years of recent experience providing medical care to patients with tuberculosis.
  • Valid Board Certification in Infectious Disease or Pulmonary Medicine.

Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate:

  • Medical care and experience that exceeds expectations and works effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • General knowledge of communicable disease treatment, including tuberculosis.
  • Effective diagnostic and decision-making skills in an area of specialty/expertise.
  • Effective use of computer systems to communicate, record, and track case management/patient care data, including documenting using an Electronic Health Record.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and effectively manage a full patient caseload.
  • Ability to diagnose conditions and make associated treatment recommendations and/or specialty referrals.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and engage in labor-management partnerships.
  • Champion new ideas and processes and demonstrate the ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
This recruitment will remain close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022. To be considered, please apply under "Current Openings" with your Cover Letter , Resume , and Proofs of Licensure/Certification as PDF attachments at www.longbeach.gov/jobs.

Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. The selected candidate will be required to go through a background check, including a review of driver license information, and a physical examination prior to appointment. Applications that do not meet minimum requirements, including submission of required attachments, will not be considered.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-4102 or email HE-PersonnelServices@longbeach.gov.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Khmer, Spanish, and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.Closing Date/Time: 1/3/2022 4:30 PM Pacific

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