MEDICAL DIRECTOR - HEALTH SERVICES CLINICS
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
Under direction, provide medical supervision and direction to clinics, public health program and staffs; provide primary medical care in various clinics; provide telephone on-call services; and perform other work as required.
This class is a physician class with clinic medicine experience. Incumbents serve as the director for various Health Services Agency medical clinics. Assignments may rotate depending on agency requirements and specialty training. Incumbents are responsible for the medical quality assurance and medical management of one or more clinics, provide medical and technical advice to staff and the local medical community and may serve as the Health Officer in the latter's absence.
Serve as Medical Director of Health Services Agency medical clinics engaged in prevention, education, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of complex acute and chronic medical conditions; provide medical supervision and direction to staff and contract physicians; develop protocols and standardized procedures; conduct medical and physical examinations; make diagnosis and prescribes medical and rehabilitative treatment; supervise and direct the medical aspects of treatments; provide night, weekend, and holiday medical triage and treatment authorizations via the telephone; prescribe medications; provide medical supervision to mid-level practitioners; act as physician member of a multi- disciplinary patient care team; confer with staff and patients and their families regarding diagnosis and treatment; recommend hospitalization or other indicated services; make referrals to specialists as appropriate; may provide medical direction for detention facility clinics; may serve as the Health Officer in the latter's absence; plan and prepare standardized procedures and protocols; conduct in-service training; assure that medical care meets quality assurance standards; may supervise resident physicians, physicians assistants and nurse practitioner students; assure that quality primary outpatient medical care is provided for high-risk patients at the lowest cost; perform outpatient surgical procedures; read X-rays, order laboratory tests and evaluate results; assure that patients medical charts and records are accurate and meet legal and medical requirements; may provide medical consultation to private physicians, health care professionals and community groups on public health matters; prepare records and reports; input, access and analyze data using a computer; attend/facilitate meetings.
Thorough knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
CLASS TITLES: None
Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 61
Workers' Comp Code: 0290