Public Health Physician

City of Long Beach
Long Beach, California
Mar 08, 2019
Mar 07, 2020
Full Time
Position Type


Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the sixth 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. 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. 


The Personnel Operations Bureau within the Department of Human Resources is seeking candidates for a full-time Public Health Physician. This unclassified, at-will, position reports to the City’s Occupational Health Services Officer at the Occupational Health Services clinic located on Grand Avenue in the City of Long Beach. This position will: 

  • Provide occupational health services to approximately 6,000 City employees; 
  • Perform pre-employment physical examinations of potential employees; 
  • Perform state and/or federal mandated, and City required exams (Department of Transportation, Hazardous Materials, Pulmonary Functions, Hearing Conservation, etc.); 
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, assess medical conditions, provide medical care and treatment and related duties as required by standard protocols established by the Medical Director;
  • Provide physician consultation on workers’ compensation cases;
  • Consult with other physicians regarding medical status of employees;
  • Make recommendations to other City departments regarding OSHA medical guidelines;
  • Actively participates in departmental performance improvement activities and maintains confidential information;
  • Performs other duties as required. 


The ideal candidate provides medical care and experience that exceeds expectations and works effectively in a collaborative team environment.  The ideal candidate will also have the following skills and attributes:

  • Possess general knowledge about occupational and environmental medicine;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and effectively manage a full patient caseload;
  • Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills in area of specialty/expertise;
  • Must be able to diagnose patient condition and make associated treatment recommendations and/or specialty referral; 
  • Possesses a working knowledge of California workers’ compensation system, OSHA and California Health and Safety Codes/laws;
  • Effectively utilize computer systems to communicate and record and track case management/patient care data;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and labor/management partnership environment;
  • Champion new ideas and processes and demonstrate ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; 
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative manner. 

Minimum Requirement:

  • Possession of a valid physician and/or surgeon’s license issued by the Medical Board of California 
  • Valid DEA Narcotics license 
  • CURRENT Curriculum vitae   

 In addition, one of the following options is required: 

  • Completion of a recognized Occupational Medicine Residency  OR
  • Completion of a recognized Internal Medicine or Family Practice Residency and one year of acute care medicine within the chosen specialty.   

 Highly Desirable:

  • State Board Certification as a specialist in Occupational Medicine;
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) Certification; 
  • Two or more years of experience treating patients with occupational injuries or a Master’s degree in Public Health or other Preventive Medicine field;
  • Enrollment in an Occupational Medicine mini-residency is also desirable. 

SALARY + BENEFITS The salary range for this position is up to $170,000 annually. Placement in the range will depend on qualifications.  

The City’s compensation package also includes an attractive benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement – City offers CalPERS with a benefit of 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2% at 62 for new members as defined by PEPRA, subject to the limitations set by PERS. Employee pays the employee portion. The City also participates in Social Security.
  • Vacation – Twelve (12) days after one year of service; 15 days after four years, six months of service; 20 days after 19.5 years of service.
  • Sick Leave – One day earned per month; unlimited accumulation; conversion upon retirement to cash credit toward health and/or dental insurance premiums, or to pension credits.
  • Holidays – Nine designated holidays per year, plus four personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
  • Health and Dental Insurance – The City offers an HMO and PPO option for health and dental insurance coverage. The City pays major portion of the premium for employee and dependents depending on the health/dental plan selected.
  • Life Insurance – $20,000 City-paid term life insurance coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Account – Optional election for employees to reduce taxable income for payment of allowable childcare or medical expenses.
  • Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan – Optional for employee contribution to a supplementary retirement savings program available through ICMA Retirement Corporation. 

APPLICATION PROCESS This recruitment will stay open until filled and may close without notice. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter that reflect the scope and level of their current/most recent positions and responsibilities, and responses to supplemental questions. Online applications can be filed at

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. 


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