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Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, US, 33701

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 142701 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PHYSICIAN - 64058816 1

Position Number: 64058816 

Salary:  $126,500 - $139,325 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2020 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health.  If you're looking to build a great career in public health - you've come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful home-visiting programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice.


The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.


Senior Physician


This is work diagnosing and treating acute, episodic, and chronic illness and helping to prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. The physician’s medical competence, medical judgment and general practice of medicine will be evaluated through an established quality assurance process with ongoing chart review, including peer review. The Medical Director will act as a consultant for department physicians. The physician’s immediate supervisor is functionally responsible for evaluation of all other standards and expectations.



  • Provide comprehensive health care to clients attending Primary Care clinics. 
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender.
  • Order, perform, interpret and/or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests, such as urinalysis, smears, complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays) to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Analyze and interpret patient histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.
  • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
  • Prescribe or recommend drugs or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide case management and consultation for staff. 
  • Coordinate patient care activities with involved staff. 
  • Act as supervising physician for physician assistants and certified medical assistants and monitor professional methods and techniques as assigned. Evaluates staff performance through on-site observation, review of records and reports, team meetings and individual conferences.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance in evaluating the appropriateness of client care as it relates to primary care.
  • Consult with and/or provides technical assistance to public and private entities concerning health care.
  • Instruct on topics such as health education and disease prevention.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities include meetings and peer review.
  • Ensure cooperation and coordination between Clinical Services Division, Disease Control and other divisions regarding clinical issues. 
  • Comply with HEDIS measure, meaningful use standards and selected goals for quality of care.


Minimum Qualifications:

Clear and active license in the state of Florida to practice as a physician

Extensive computer skills, including the use of an electronic health record (EHR)


Other Desirable Qualifications:

Current board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. 

Experience working as a physician in a public health setting and/or serving vulnerable populations



*Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic submission process. 


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 


Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.


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, visit


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.


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.


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 on the date of your retirement.


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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