PHYSICIAN - Skilled Nursing (Open and Promotional)
Note: This job announcement was amended on October 17, 2016 to update the number of vacancies to two Extra Help Physicians.
Note: This job announcement was amended on August 11, 2016 to update the number of vacancies to three Extra Help Physicians.
San Mateo County Medical Center seeks Board eligible/certified Staff Physicians in internal medicine, family practice or geriatrics to work in our 32-Bed Skilled Nursing Unit located in San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo California. Patient mix is Skilled Nursing Facility, patients from our Medical/Surgical Unit, post-surgery patients, patients with post-surgical infections, acute hospital referrals for rehabilitation, e.g., post stroke, post orthopedic-surgery, diabetic management, and patients with mental health issues, etc. Our fully staffed rehabilitation services unit includes a multi-discipline team consisting of PTs, OTs, STs, and RTs.
The current vacancies are for two Extra Help Physicians.
Extra-help positions, are at-will assignments, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.
- Examples Of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: conduct medical and/or physical examinations and make diagnoses; prescribe appropriate treatment plans and prescribe therapy or rehabilitation programs; coordinate the work of consulting medical specialists; act as physician member of a multi-discipline team for clinical work and program development; train and supervise interns and residents; provide clinical supervision to licensed and professional staff; prepare reports and maintain records of activities; confer with patients' relatives regarding illness and treatment; maintain records of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis according to Joint Commission of Accredited Hospitals Organization standards and other regulatory agencies; develop comprehensive case histories; and perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Current developments, trends and research in the area of Skilled Nursing; basic understanding of clinical supervisory principles and practices; pharmacology and psychopharmacology including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects; proper documentation of clinical services; principles, practices, and techniques of general medicine and its application; medical diagnosis and treatment; and hospitals and clinics organization.
Skill/Ability to: Diagnose and treat patients; develop and monitor appropriate treatment plans; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, staff and others; learn and apply laws, statutes, codes and regulations governing California health service providers, and JCAHO and other regulatory requirements; maintain medical records and prepare reports; serve on interdisciplinary teams; and clinically supervise licensed and professional staff.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is completion of a residency training program approved by the American Medical Association, or two years of clinical experience post internship in an appropriate medical specialty.
Licensure/Certification: License to practice medicine in the State of California. DEA certificate is required. Board certified in Geriatrics is preferred.
Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our standard County employment application. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidates' applications and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the recruiting period.
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Carolyn Burns (061316) (Staff Physician - F124)
Keywords: medical, surgery, post-surgery, infections, post-surgical infections, post-orthopedic surgery, acute care, rehabilitation, geriatric, post stroke, diabetic management, mental health, long-term care, skilled nursing, skilled nursing facility, SNF