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Date: Dec 5, 2017

Location: SEBRING, FL, US, 33875

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Requisition No: 25495 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PHYSICIAN - 64004384

Position Number: 64004384 

Salary:  $119,000-$121,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2017 

This is a Selected Exempt Service (SES) position and includes comprehensive employee benefits at nominal or no cost to the employee.



This is a Senior Physician position that will serve both Highlands and DeSoto Counties. This is a professional leadership position; as such the incumbent is expected to utilize current leadership and managerial skills.  These include, but are not limited to: components of Emotional Intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill); clearly communicate; lead by example; focus on achieving the organization's vision; evaluate programmatic performance using strategic and operational measures, as well as statistics; fosters the learning and development of others; being a team builder (leads and participates); application of resources and process mapping.


The incumbent is responsible for providing appropriate medical direction and overall supervision of the medical

aspects of the DeSoto and Highlands County Health Departments programs.  Follows established department policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.  When referring patients for hospital admission, provides up to date progress note, problem list, medication list, laboratory flow sheet to ER and/or admitting physician.  Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs in the community.




Licensure as a Medical Doctor in the state of Florida in accordance with Florida Statute 458. Incumbent must obtain Incident Command System (ICS-100) certification within 60 days and National Incident Management System (IS-700) certification within 90 days of employment. Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Employee must possess a valid Florida driver’s license prior to being hired. 



  • Provide comprehensive family health services to clients for the Highlands and DeSoto County Health Departments.


  • Provide comprehensive primary health care services to manage patients with HIV in a multidisciplinary Patient Centered Medical Home.  These services include the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Acts as primary health care provider within this specialty.  Offers HIV screening to all adults and adolescents at increased risk for infection


  • Provide and manage direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnosis and treatment for the patient population.


  • Promote the use of multi-disciplinary adherence team approach to ensure that each HIV-positive patient receives the optimal amount of information about and support for adherence.


  • Prescribe pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to the condition.  Review laboratory test results, imaging reports, consultant notes, and other reports pertaining to patients.


  • Refer patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.


  • Direct and coordinate the patient care and clinic activities of nursing and support staff as required.


  • Provide comprehensive primary health care services and manage direct patient care to population, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnosis and treatment for the pediatric, adult and geriatric patient populations.  Provide general medical supervision of ARNPs per protocol for DeSoto and Highlands County Health Departments.


  • Responsibility for quality assurance guidelines for medical management of clients.  Medical emergencies must be planned for which arise during delivery of routine clinical care, including cardiopulmonary arrest, anaphylactic shock or drug reactions.  In addition, the physician is required to report adverse office incidents to the Agency for Health Care Administration, Consumer Services Unit, as per The Standard of Care for Office Surgery Rule, 64B8-9.009.  Activities performed by the support staff of the clinic which impact on the medical management of clients are overseen by this position.  Oversees Continuous Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance Activities (QI/QA) clinical activities/oversight


  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor including requirements to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing confidential and public information.  Complete EARS (Employee Activity Report) daily, complete time sheet in a timely manner and other forms that are required by Highlands and DeSoto County Health Departments.


  • This position is classified as a sensitive/confidential position.  Incumbent handles protected health information on a need to know basis following Department of Health, Information Security and Privacy Policy including local operating procedures.



  • Statutes, and Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to provisions of Chapter 60K-15, Career Service System Rules.
  • Skills:
  • Use of equipment and supplies related to the position;
  • Lead People: Motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the team skills and performance;
  • Manage Processes: Integrate and effectively utilize all components of the strategic planning process to help DCHD achieve its vision. Appropriately assesses and allocates resources (financial, human, equipment and supplies) develop, implement and evaluate business plans;
  • Human Relations: Work with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of DCHD and self;
  • Initiative: Be self-confident, motivated, and enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties and undertake duties of greater responsibility;
  • Responsive to Direction: Take and give direction; accept and deliver constructive criticism; and respond and implement suggestions for improvement;
  • Flexibility: Accommodate changing situations or plans for satisfactory performance of the job. Able to change easily from one task to another;
  • Technology: Navigate the Internet, use office suite and assorted software, and use of technology equipment;
  • Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to subordinates, peers, and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others;
  • Creative Thinking: Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes;
  • Team Building: Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees;
  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations;
  • Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing excellence in products and services.
  • Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner and is able to prioritize tasks.



  • ** Note: 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

    If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.







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.

Nearest Major Market: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring

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