Ventura County Health Care Agency
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
SALARY RANGE (approximate)
$122.40 - $122.40 Hour       $21,216.00 - $21,216.00 Monthly      $254,592.00 - $254,592.00 Annually
This posting is for the Ventura County Health Care Agency; vacancy location is throughout Ventura County.
Salary Information:
This position is paid $489.60 per half-day of work
Our County and Community
Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," nestled between the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and has a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean and Channel Island views. The beauty, weather and diverse cultural community come together to offer a wonderful quality of life.
The County of Ventura Health Care Agency encompasses the Ambulatory Care department. Ambulatory Care is comprised of Federal Qualified Health Centers, such as primary care and specialty clinics. Thirty-Four clinics are located throughout Ventura County that provide health care services on an outpatient basis. Outpatient health care services range from routine care to chronic medical conditions.
The goal of the Ambulatory Care department is to have healthy people in healthy communities throughout Ventura County. This is achieved by a team of dedicated physicians, nurses and other health care professionals that seek to set the standard in health care excellence.
Provides medical services involving examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients as Family
Medicine or Internal Medicine physicians in ambulatory care facilities.  There are currently opportunities in Oxnard and Santa Paula.
The Primary Care Clinic Physician is an At-Will classification that is exempt from the provision of the Civil Service Ordinance.
Provides medical services involving examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics physicians in ambulatory care facilities.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
The Per Diem Primary Care Clinic Physician is distinguished from the Primary Care Clinic Physician in that Per Diem Physicians are scheduled to work on an as-needed basis to supplement staffing needs.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Provides complete, comprehensive, family-oriented, culturally-sensitive clinical care for patients throughout the life cycle. This includes obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, making diagnoses, and treating patients;
Prescribes medications and treatment, monitors patients’ progress, and adapts treatment as required;
Inoculates and vaccinates patients to immunize patients from communicable diseases;
Advises patients concerning evidence-based lifestyle changes that improve patient health and works with patients to develop self-management goals;
Coordinates with care team to provide high-quality patient care and ensure patient treatment goals are met;
Ability to work with high volume of patients, internal/external customers, and appropriately manage frequent changes, delay or unexpected events;
Follow workflows that support quality improvement efforts and increase patient access;
Explains in clear understandable verbal and written language the care plan and any procedures;
Advises nursing and related personnel as to the administration of medication and treatment; writes physician’s orders;
Gives or determines the need for medical tests, orders laboratory tests as necessary; interprets medical tests;
Consulting with other physicians and providers, referring patients to specialists when necessary, and working with other healthcare staff, such as nurses, assistants, and other physicians;
Keeps accurate and timely medical records and charts and adheres to documentation policies. Prepares various records such as progress notes, comprehensive care plans, summaries, etc. Documents gathered information in medical record as required by policies;
Keeps updated problem lists and medication lists for all patients;
Responds to portal messages and EHR inbox in a timely fashion and provides coverage for colleagues’ inboxes when they are not available;
Counsels patients and families about physical, medical, and mental conditions; obtains appropriate consent for treatment from patients or parent/caregiver;
May participate in an on-call system;
Participate in meetings, conferences, and training sessions as determined by Ambulatory Care administration;
Follows safety protocols, including but not limited to using two patient identifiers and time-out procedures;
Keeps all medical staff privileging requirements up-to-date, including CME requirements;
Administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an emergency;
Complies with medical laws (for example, HIPAA). Demonstrates knowledge of domestic violence, child and dependent abuse protocols and mandated reporting; and
Performs related duties as assigned.
These are entrance requirements to the recruitment process and assure neither continuance in the process nor invitation to an interview.
Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency training program
Degree in Medicine
At least 3 years of residency training
Current state medical license and state DEA certificate
Special Requirements:
Must be able to meet the VCMC Medical Staff Credentialing requirements as outlined in the Medical Staff Bylaws -   https://hospitals.vchca.org/images/medical_staff/Bylaws_Revised_6.2018.pdf
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Family Medicine.
This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.
RESUME/CV/APPLICATION EVALUATION: All resumes will be reviewed weekly beginning June 3, 2022 to determine if the stated requirements are met. 
If interested, submit an online application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your current resume/CV and cover letter
Email your resume/CV to Anna.Ford@ventura.org
Note: Please include the dates of your residency program.
All applications/resumes will be reviewed  to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met.  All relevant work experience, training and education should be included in order to determine eligibility.
Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record may be required for this position. 
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Anna Ford by e-mail at Anna.Ford@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5153. 
Per Diem Primary Care Clinic Physician Supplemental Questionnaire
Please respond to the following questions. Your responses will give us additional information about your experience and background related to this position, and will be used in the selection process. Please be as concise and specific as possible; clarity of expression and ability to follow instructions will be considered in the evaluation process.
 1.Do you currently have privileges through the Medical Staff Office at the Ventura County Medical Center?
Yes No
2.Please provide the dates of your residency program.
The dates should be provided in one of the following formats:
3.Please provide the dates of employment for your post-residency experience. This information will be used to determine your salary so make sure it is accurate and complete. The dates should be provided in one of the following formats:
4.How many patient care hours are you willing to provide per week?
5.If you are Board Certified, please use the space below to include your certification number.