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at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 2/6/2020
Job Reference #: 2590071
Keywords: clinical, physician

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

This posting is an INQUIRY OF AVAILABILITY and this vacancy is located in JACKSON, LOUISIANA (30 miles North of Baton Rouge) at LDH/OAAS/VILLA FELICIANA MEDICAL COMPLEX in the Medical Administration Department.  This position will serve as a Physician 2 and the incumbent of this position will serve as a medical physician for VFMC. The medical physician is responsible for provision of medical care and the emergency treatment of patients on his/her assigned units.  This vacancy is fulltime and will be filled as an Unclassified Appointment.     

The salary is based upon qualifications.     

A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.

This position is located in East Feliciana Parish, Jackson, Louisiana.

There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application. 
All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening and may require additional background check(s).

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

For further information about this vacancy contact:

OAAS/Villa Feliciana Medical Complex
Christy Wheeler, Terrie David or Sandra Delatte, HR Dept.
P.O. Box 438
Jackson, LA  70748
Phone Number 225-634-4011



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (All of the following will Apply)
1. Possession of a valid unrestricted Louisiana Medical License.
2. Possession of a valid Louisiana Controlled Dangerous substance (CDS) license with the LA Board of Pharmacy.
3. Possession of a valid Controlled Substance Registration Certificate with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.

Job Concepts

Function of  Work:
To provide medical care and emergency treatment for inpatient VFMC residents.

Supervision Received:
Direct from the Medical Director

Examples of Work

The medical physician is responsible for provision of medical care and the emergency treatment of patients on assigned unit. 

Perform physical examination on all patients upon admit to facility and annually.  Evaluate, diagnose, treat and follow-up medical problems on patients.  Refer to medical specialists as appropriate of care.  Advise Administration of special health care needs of patient population and further advise as to the requirements for contracting specialty consultations. 
Physical assessment, including History, Physical and Neurological Examination, as may be required pending appropriate specialist consultation, or of inpatients in the absence of a specialist normally assigned to the care of those patients.
Laboratory assessments as may be indicated for initial evaluation, monitoring of ongoing drug treatments, or intercurrent physical disorders.  Order laboratory tests, radiological studies, dental work, special diets and medications as indicated by patient's condition, etc.
Collaboration with Medical Director and discuss patient's condition with psychiatrists and other members of the treatment team to help in the management of the most appropriate patient care.
Provides treatment directly a well as thorough consultation and/or supervision of staff in accordance with the individual treatment plan of the patient, including medication, individual, group and family psychotherapies, activity therapy and education.
Provides accurate, timely and relevant documentation of all clinical activities in order to assure acceptable individual medical records as needed to provide continuity of high quality medical care within legal and accreditation mandates.
Participates in meetings as required for regulation of clinical and/or management and quality improvement issues in the Region, and interacting with VFMC and other providers and public service agencies (Coroner, law enforcement, etc.), such as, Medical Staff meetings, committees of the Medical Staff or of the Center or of the Region, departmental meetings, and volunteer and support groups.
Twenty -four(24) hour on-call duty in rotation with other staff physicians.
Responds to Emergencies, such as, medical assistance to persons on the premises, leadership duties during special incidents in the acute unit or clinic when orders for restraint, seclusion, medication or other disposition may be needed.
Maintains current Louisiana State licensure, DHH number, DEA number and  ACLS certification.  If Board Certified, maintain current certification.
Adhere to DHH, OAAS, Civil Services and VFMC rules, regulations, policies, procedures and to the legal and ethical standards of the profession. 

Maintains Continuing Medical Education in order to progress with changes in the science and delivery of clinical services, and to comply with Medical Staff membership requirements.
Perform other job duties as determined by the Medical Director.