Monday, August 13, 2018

Physician IV (Communicable Disease)

Recruitment #17-5141-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

DESCRIPTION

HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY
Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents.

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Alameda County Public Health Department has worked for over 80 years to improve the health and safety of its residents and the neighborhoods they live in. Traditional public health concerns such as disease outbreaks, environmental hazards and access to health care have been joined by contemporary concerns: bioterrorism, crime, violence, and substance abuse. Each of these poses a threat to public health and wellness and calls for short and long-term solutions that lie well outside traditional public health boundaries.  For more information about our Alameda County Public Health Department, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department Website and latest Annual Budget document found on www.acgov.org  

THE POSITION
Under direction, Physician IVs plan, organize and supervise a multidisciplinary team including professional, paraprofessional and support staff in a public health or mental health district and may exercise functional and administrative supervision over a program, and perform related work as required. The Physician IV has supervising responsibilities over professional, para-professional and support staff and may exercise functional and administrative supervision over a program.

THE VACANCY
There is currently one vacancy in the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (DCDCP) overseeing Tuberculosis Control and Prevention.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, this position requires two years of experience advising, consulting, and training staff on the various types of communicable diseases in a public health setting.

DIVISION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (DCDCP)
The mission of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (DCDCP) is to work in partnership with the community to prevent and protect the public from the spread of communicable diseases and the health impact of emergencies.  Our vision is to be a model for the region, state and nation in providing outstanding communicable disease control and public health emergency preparedness and response.  The Division of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention responds to reports of more than 80 communicable diseases in Alameda County from health care providers and laboratories which are legally required by Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations to report specific diseases and conditions within specified time frames.  Reporting of cases of communicable disease is important in the planning and evaluation of disease prevention and control programs, in the assurance of appropriate medical therapy, and in the detection of common-source outbreaks. The Division also coordinates public health systems preparedness and response for Alameda County.


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, the ideal candidate will possess the following critical attributes:

  • Experience building public health partnerships and developing positive, collaborative rapport with various community-based organizations, contract service providers, county staff, and other local, regional, state and federal public health organizations;
  • Ability to collect and synthesize information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a conclusion, goal or judgment;
  • An acute understanding of, and experience with, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, services and delivery in the areas of communicable disease control and prevention;
  • Skill as a strong leader who aligns the organization’s vision and values and manages work groups by inspiring, advising and delegating subordinates, facilitating goal accomplishment and tracking and evaluating performance to ensure success;
  • Demonstrated management acumen – operating effectively within the organization; effectively managing people, resources and risk; 
  • Professional integrity – displaying and promoting high standards of ethical conduct and behaviors consistent with agency and governmental standards;
  • Ability to effectively present and receive information and concepts, in both written and oral formats, as well as the ability to actively listen to ensure understanding;
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and manage resources to foster productivity and deliver solutions; and
  • Ability to use appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

The equivalent of two years in the class of Physician III in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or II

The equivalent of three years experience equivalent to the level of a Physician III, of which at least one year experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.

License:

Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, this position requires two years of experience advising, consulting, and training staff on the various types of communicable diseases in a public health setting. 

Additional Special Requirements:

1. In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.
2. In compliance with Medicare regulations, employees in this classification are required to complete the "Medicare Enrollment Process for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners" through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prior to their first day on the job. Active enrollment in Medicare is a condition of employment. Failure to attain or maintain active enrollment will result in termination.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.
• Modern principles, practices and trends in an appropriate medical specialty.
• Current trends in research, legislation related to the specialty/service.
• Effective management practices in a medical or mental health setting.
• Community, State, and national resources available for application in the medical specialty.
• Community organization and private/public dynamics and development.
• Principles and best practices in the delivery of culturally competent medical services.
• Administrative analysis and report preparation.
• Management principles and best practices, including workforce planning, employee supervision and resource allocation.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize and direct public health/mental health service.
• Supervise and instruct subordinate professional and technical personnel.
• Assist in the development and presentation of educational programs.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Assist in the development and presentation of educational programs.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. 2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency.

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:                                                                5:00pm, Monday, June 4, 2018              
Review of Minimum Qualifications:                                                  Monday, June 18, 2018
Review of SQ for Best Qualified:                                                         Monday, July 2, 2018
Panel Interviews:                                                                                  Friday, July 20, 2018

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Lindsay Christopher, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
510-272-6393
Lindsay.christopher@acgov.org

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer