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CLINIC PHYSICIAN-HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY

Recruitment #17-PT3-01

Definition

Qualifying physicians may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program 
(US Dept. of Health & Human Services.)

CalPERS retirement benefits plus Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution plans available. *

Candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance and advanced paid leave accrual.

$10,000 Recruitment Incentive Pay may be available for candidates

beginning employment by December 15, 2017.

THE JOB: Under direction, provide medical services for Health Services Agency programs including general medical clinics, specialized clinics, and occupational medical services; provide on-call services; and perform other duties as required. The current vacancy is located in the Emeline clinic in Santa Cruz. This clinic is a community health center that serves the un-insured and under-insured population in Santa Cruz County. The clinic is looking to hire an internal medicine doctor or family practice physician.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Physician and Surgeon Certificate issued by the State of California and a valid California Class C Driver License (out-of-state certificate and/or license sufficient at time of application, with California certificate/license required at time of hire). Possession of a Federal narcotic license for administration of narcotics to patients required at time of hire.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of medicine. Some knowledge of functions and services of local public health agencies.

Ability to: Perform medical diagnosis and treatment; provide medical direction to subordinate staff; evaluate and review the work of mid-level medical practitioners for appropriate diagnosis, treatment and chart documentation; prepare protocols; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; prepare clear and concise written and oral reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; learn to conduct in-service training programs; secure State certification to supervise and direct mid-level practitioner and learn to input, access and analyze data using an electronic health records system.

Benefits

EMPLOYEE BNEFITS

ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available after six months for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE –
3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN – The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of health plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may pay for dependents.
*RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at 60 (for Classic/Tier 2 employees) or 2% at 62 (for New/Tier 3 employees) as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). County participates in Social Security.
*DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.
*DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN – For Tier 3 eligible employees who elect to participate, the employee contribution shall be 3%, and the employer contribution shall be the lesser of 6.25% or the current CalPERS Tier 3 employer contribution rate, for all regular salary earnings over the compensation cap as determined by PEPRA (2017 cap = $118,775).
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $100,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - County paid plan. Plan will pay 66 2/3% of the first $15,000 up to $9,000 per month maximum.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN – Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing “pre-tax dollars.”
H-CARE PLAN – Employees who pay a County medical premium share of cost may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
FLEXIBLE HEALTH ALLOWANCE (FHA) – A portion of the County’s contribution to employee health insurance that allows employees to have health plan purchase options. Employees who are enrolled in a County medical plan can participate in this program.
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE – Selected candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance for difficult to recruit classifications, up to a maximum of $10,000, based on actual costs.
ADVANCED ACCRUAL RATES – Selected candidates may be eligible for the advanced setting of accrual rates for leaves based upon the number of years of service with other public agencies for difficult to recruit classifications.
OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

 

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training, and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months, and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: Background Investigation: A background investigation and fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to odors such as vomitus, feces, urine and draining abscesses; fumes from cleaning supplies and solvents; and infections which might cause chronic disease or death.

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
 



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