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PEDIATRIC MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Employer
VENTURA COUNTY HEALTH CARE AGENCY
Location
Ventura, California
Closing date
Aug 27, 2022

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Specialty
Pediatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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VENTURA COUNTY, HEALTH CARE AGENCY INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR:
     Pediatric Medical Director
1066HCA-22AA(TEM)    
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY RANGE (approximate)
$92.89 - $130.05 Hour    $16,101.43 - $22,542.00 Monthly    $193,217.14 - $270,504.00 Annually
This posting is for the Ventura County Health Care Agency;  vacancy location is Ventura.
POSITION INFORMATION
WHAT WE OFFER
 
•    Educational Incentive: Possible eligibility for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5%, based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or graduate degree.
•    Bilingual Incentive - Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational needs and certification skills. 
•    Pension Plan: Both you and the County contribute to the County’s Retirement Plan and to Social Security. If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems, such as CalPERS.
•    Holidays: 11 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.
•    Annual Leave: Accrues at a rate of 208 hours per year, increasing to 288.08 hours after 5 years of service.
•    Annual Leave Redemption: The ability to “cash in” or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours of annual leave within the previous 12 months (Management Resolution, § 1205).
•    Health Plans: Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your dependents. A flexible credit allowance of up to $19,162 annually.
•    Flexible Spending Accounts: Increase your spending power by reimbursement with pre-taxed dollars for IRS-approved dependent care and health care expenses.
•    Deferred Compensation: Eligible to participate in the County’s 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on 401(k) contributions.
•    Other Benefits include: Professional Memberships, Disability Plans, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Benefit Reimbursement Program, and a Wellness Program. 
OUR COUNTY & COMMUNITY
Ventura County is located on California’s “Gold Coast,” approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County “home.” Ventura County is a “general law” county, governed by a five-member, elected-by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, and day-to-day operations, and to advise, assist, and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board’s jurisdiction. It focuses on providing excellent services to its residents by promoting engagement, strategy, execution, and accountability to include diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and without discrimination and to improve culturally appropriate outcomes for community members.

AMBULATORY CARE
Ambulatory Care is a system of primary care and specialty care medical clinics conveniently located throughout the County of Ventura. In keeping with the mission of the Ventura County Health Care Agency, the team of dedicated physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals seek to set the standard in health care excellence.

Ambulatory Care provides care on an outpatient basis at all levels. When seeking preventative care such as annual physicals and obtaining flu vaccinations or needing routine care; having lab work drawn and reviewed; or needing complex care for chronic medical conditions; Ambulatory Care is the medical home to meet patients’ needs. Our goal is to have healthy people in healthy communities throughout Ventura County.

THE POSITION
Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Director - Ambulatory Care.  This position is responsible for medically directing patient care teams of physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses in one or more Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites.  This position will be assigned to the Pediatric Diagnostic Clinic located in Ventura.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Director Duties:
•    Provides medical direction and administration including, but not limited to, developing clinical practice guidelines;
•    Monitor the quality and appropriateness of medical care provided in a clinic in accordance with quality metrics Agency is required to report to any accrediting or licensing bodies;
•    Working with the clinic administrator, prepares reports as needed, such as quality performance, productivity, and documentation delinquency;
•    Addresses provider performance issues with oversight by the Chief Medical Director - Ambulatory Care;
•    Manage provider relationships and enforce clinical and administrative policies and guidelines among physicians;
•    Participates in the recruitment process for new providers;                                            
•    Engages and communicates with clinic providers regarding work and other standards
•    Supervises physicians and mid-levels; performs quality assurance activities and oversees clinical peer reviews to address provider behavior issues and support the annual review process for clinic providers;   
•    Supports local governance over provider schedules and maintains alignment/accountability with County ambulatory scheduling and template policies and procedures;
•    Reports to Clinic Leadership Team and Executive Team;
•    Participates and directs provider and medical care team meetings, along with attendance to relevant meetings, including Agency physician leadership and medical staff meetings, and other meetings as requested;
•    Support and inform strategic planning activities conducted by Agency leadership as needed;      
•    Establishes linkage with pharmacy, dental care, and community referral entities, and social support resources to improve and expand the scope of service available through community referrals;
•    Works with agency businesses, dental, pharmacy, and lab managers to address mutual concerns;
•    Establishes positive relationships with the local medical community and attends local medical society functions;
•    Address patient complaints related to clinical care; and
•    Performs other duties as assigned
  Physician Duties:
•    Provides complete, comprehensive, family-oriented, culturally-sensitive clinical care for patients throughout the life cycle. This includes obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, making diagnoses, and treating patients;
•    Prescribes medications and treatment, monitors patients’ progress, and adapts treatment as required;
•    Inoculates and vaccinates patients to immunize patients from communicable diseases.
•    Advises patients concerning evidence-based lifestyle changes that improve patient health and works with patients to develop self-management goals;
•    Coordinates with a care team to provide high-quality patient care and ensure patient treatment goals are met;
•    Demonstrates ability to work with a high volume of patients, and internal/external customers, and appropriately manage frequent changes, delays or unexpected events. 
•    Follows workflows that support quality improvement efforts and increase patient access. 
•    Explains in clear understandable verbal and written language the care plan and any procedures.
•    Advises nursing and related personnel as to the administration of medication and treatment; writes physician’s orders.
•    Gives or determines the need for medical tests, orders laboratory tests as necessary; interprets medical tests. 
•    Consulting with other physicians and providers, referring patients to specialists when necessary, and working with other healthcare staff, such as nurses, assistants, and other physicians.
•    Keeps accurate and timely medical records and charts and adheres to documentation policies. Prepares various records such as progress notes, comprehensive care plans, summaries, etc. Documents gathered information in medical records as required by policies;
•    Keeps updated problem lists and medication lists for all patients;
•    Responds to portal messages and EHR inbox in a timely fashion and provides coverage for colleagues’ inboxes when they are not available;
•    Counsels patients and families about physical, medical, and mental conditions; obtains appropriate consent for treatment from patients or parents/caregivers;
•    May participate in an on-call system.
•    Participates in meetings, conferences, and training sessions as determined by the Ambulatory Care administration;
•    Follows safety protocols, including but not limited to using two patient identifiers and time-out procedures.;
•    Keeps all medical staff privileging requirements up to date, including CME requirements;
•    Administers first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an emergency;
•    Complies with medical laws (for example, HIPAA). Demonstrates knowledge of domestic violence, child and dependent abuse protocols, and mandated reporting;
•    Performs related duties as assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
The required knowledge and abilities can be obtained by five (5) years of experience as a primary care physician and five (5) years of experience in a leadership position in a primary care health setting.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
•    Board Certified Pediatrician
•    Must be a licensed physician with the State of California.
•    Must be able to meet the VCMC Medical Staff Credentialing requirements as outlined in the Medical Staff Bylaws- https://hospitals.vchca.org/images/medical_staff/Bylaws_Revised_6.2018.pdf
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing.  These requirements are a condition of employment.  Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS

RESUME/CV/APPLICATION EVALUATION: All resumes will be reviewed weekly beginning August 12, 2022, to determine if the stated requirements are met.

RESUME/CV/APPLICATION EVALUATION
If interested, submit an online application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your current resume/CV and cover letter
OR 
Email your resume/CV to tania.menard@ventura.org
All applications/resumes will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met.  All relevant work experience, training, and education should be included in order to determine eligibility.
 
Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
 
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position.  

Live scan fingerprinting may be required for some positions.
 
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Tania Menard by e-mail at tania.menard@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5192.

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