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SENIOR PHYSICIAN - 64031571 at State of Florida in BARTOW, FL

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Requisition No: 22842 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PHYSICIAN - 64031571

Position Number: 64031571 

Salary:  $132,091.40 to 150,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 11/19/2017 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is crucial to enhancing the clinical resources of a four (4) clinic county health department (CHD) in Polk County and a one (1) clinic CHD in Hardee County.

 

This position will report to the CHD director.

 

The incumbent will provide medical services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands County, FL.   Services to include diagnosis, treatment and management of HIV infection and related complications.  The incumbent will support CHD goal for clients to enter into care upon diagnosis (test and treat) and to be retained in care, and will also provide guidance and consultation for babies exposed to HIV in-utero.  The incumbent will serve as a resource to DIS and prevention staff who strive to educate and inform the local population regarding prevention, testing, and support.  The position will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, Advanced Registered Nursing Practitioners, County Health Nurses, Registered Nurses, Clinical Social Workers and other ancillary staff in the public health setting. Teaching and guidance of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and others is a vital role. The domain of clinical work shall also include the full scope of public health practice and may include adult medical ambulatory care, international travel, TB, STD, HIV disease and communicable disease control.  If applicable, language translation skills will be utilized.  On call responsibilities may be assigned for outpatient work with other clinical duties to be determined in conjunction with the CHD director.

 

This position serves as Medical Director for DOH Hardee County with duties to include review of nursing protocols, consultation to ARNP's/RN's regarding immunizations, and communicable diseases. In Polk County, this position will review and revise protocols for communicable diseases, monitor performance and quality of care of HIV providers, serve as a preceptor for Medical students, provide oversight for the HIV perinatal program and clinical practice for HIV exposed infants and provide oversight, consultation and clinical service for the Rabies Program.

 

This employee will have medical administration duties.  The incumbent will participate in medical quality assurance, provide oversight of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the HIV/AIDS (Specialty Care) program.  Clear, timely electronic health record documentation is critical.  Accurate CPT coding and diagnosis coding must be performed for each patient visit and documentation in the chart must support this coding.  .

 

Employee makes a reasonable effort to adhere to established safety procedures and practices in the work area, including compliance with the Polk County Health Department’s blood borne pathogen policy and hazards communication plan.

 

This position may serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole, or other languages.  It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Department’s Limited English Proficiency Plan.

 

Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.

 

Licensure as a physician pursuant to Chapter 458, Florida Statutes; or Licensure as an osteopathic physician pursuant to Chapter 459, Florida Statutes; or a current Public Health Certificate issued by the Florida Board of Medical Examiners pursuant to Chapter 458.316, Florida Statutes.

 

Emergency Duty – Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

 

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

Knowledge of community organization and resources.

•           Knowledge of the theories and concepts of preventive health care.

•           Knowledge and skills in health assessment of families.

•           Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.

•           Ability to supervise people.

•           Ability to prioritize work load.

•           Ability to develop various reports.

•           Ability to collect and analyze data and interpret and apply findings.

•           Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

•           Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

•           Ability to effectively communicate.

•           Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

•           Ability to effectively delegate. 

•           Ability to formulate policies and procedures.

•           Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

Licensure/Registration/Certification:

  • Licensure as a physician pursuant to Chapter 458, Florida Statutes; or licensure as an osteopathic physician pursuant to Chapter 459, Florida Statutes; or a current Public Health Certificate issued by the Florida Board of Medical Examiners pursuant to Chapter 458.316, Florida Statutes.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

 

***Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/paygrade. 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, visit http://www.sss.gov.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.

Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending on the date of your retirement.

 

Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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