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Date: Jan 22, 2022

Location: BRADENTON, FL, US, 34208

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Requisition No: 454621 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PHYSICIAN - 64028490 1

Position Number: 64028490 

Salary:  $110,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee 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..


Your Specific Responsibilities:


This is a supervisory position. This individual will be responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.


Clinic Responsibilities: Duties will include, but not limited to a broad range of health delivery services to adults and children. This employee will have direct patient care responsibilities including the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pre-natal clients, and clients seeking family planning and/or STD services. This will include reviewing prior medical records, reports, test results, and examination information.


  • Rotates as required through all clinics, i.e., adult health, child health, family planning, communicable disease, etc.  Due to a dynamic work environment, with changes in technology, the economy and demographics, staff patterns and responsibilities may change as circumstances dictate. 
  • Provides consultations and assistance to registered nurses working in the CHD clinics.
  • Performs physical exams, medical diagnosis and prescribing medication and recommending dietary and activity programs as indicated by diagnosis.
  • Prescribes or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Explains procedures and discuss test results with patients. 
  • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary. 
  • Clear documentation in the electronic health record, and occasional paper format is expected.  Accurate CPT coding and diagnosis coding must be performed for each patient visit and documentation in the chart must support this coding. 
  • Provides input and review of local health department protocols and will also assist in quality control. 
  • Assists with the design and implementation of health promotion programs.
  • Assists in assessing the health needs of citizens and in planning and implementing the revision of programs to meet these needs.
  • Updates clinical knowledge skills as required by state re-licensure and dictated by clinic rotations.
  • Assists in developing demographic data pertaining to the health of the community in order to assess community needs; assisting in the assessment of and updating of existing programs.
  • Utilizes the Trak-IT and People First systems.
  • Maintains quality of services delivered in all tasks associated with this position.
    Administrative Duties:
  • Identifies problems, proposes and monitors corrective actions. Provides training, technical assistance, and other QI activities to improve clinical documentation, coding, and quality of care of clinicians
  • Plans, organizes and supervises all the activities of direct reports.  Assists with recruiting and hiring.  Trains new staff and updates subordinates to changes in methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Completes performance appraisals; sets the schedules, completes time sheets and arranges for office coverage during breaks, lunch, etc.  Communicates on a regular basis with employees both individually and in staff meetings. Responsible for the supervision of staff including approving leave, recommending disciplinary actions.
  • Serves as a consultant and back-up to nursing staff. Performs interviews, assessments and physical exams, reviews medical history, orders and reviews laboratory tests and makes decisions on the type of care needed by the patients. Provides case management, anticipatory guidance, health education, referrals and follow-up. Works closely with all levels. 
  • Attend all mandatory meetings/trainings as assigned to this position.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities.  This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Ability to talk to others to effectively convey information. 
  • Ability to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate.
  • Ability to teach others how to do something.
  • Ability to know how to find information and identify essential information.
  • Ability to perform computer skills to enable navigation in an electronic health record, and to allow access to e-mail, such as Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to prioritize work load.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • This occupation requires 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.
  • Board eligibility or board certification in obstetrics and gynecology is required. Training in family medicine with additional training in ObGyn is acceptable.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
    Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
    To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
    To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
    nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
    C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
    A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
    R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
    E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.
    Where You Will Work:
    Manatee County Health Department
    The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
    Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!
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    Please be advised:
    Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  
    This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 
    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, please visit the SSS website: 
    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 upon the date of your retirement. 
    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.   
    Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
    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 Department's 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton