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M.D., D.O. Medical Consultant-Epidemiology/Communicable Disease-20416203ECD


Pay: $169915 to $189467/year
$169915 - $189467
Posted: 9/20/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2743150
Keywords: medical

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It's more than a job - it's an opportunity to make a difference.

MEDICAL CONSULTANT (MD/DO) - Epidemiology/Communicable Disease
In addition to base salary, candidates may be compensated at an additional 10% for Board Certified Specialty and 5% for relevant Sub-Specialty.
The County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency's Public Health Services is looking for a Board Certified Family Practice or Internal Medicine physician for the Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Division.  Under general direction, incumbents perform a variety of duties necessary for the identification, diagnosis, and control of communicable diseases within the population. This position works closely with the medical and laboratory community, institutional settings, or hospital control practitioners.
Ideal candidates have completed a formal training program for a specialty, as approved by the County on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, or possess a certification of eligibility for certification by an American Specialty Board.  Internal medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, family medicine, or preventive medicine are preferred.  A valid license to practice medicine in the State of California must be maintained throughout employment in this class and is required at the time of appointment.

Malpractice Insurance:  Pursuant to the provisions of California law, The County of San Diego, through its self-insurance program, provides coverage for its employees regarding malpractice and liability within the scope of employment.

In additional to receiving competitive wages, incumbent receive a generous benefits package, including health insurance offsets, defined benefit retirement plan, periodic compensation increases, tax deferral options, paid holidays, vacation, etc.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California is required prior to appointment and must be maintained throughout employment; AND, 
  • Possession of a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) degree from an accredited medical school, an institution recognized or approved by the Medical Board of California, or an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate; AND,  
  • One (1) year of post-graduate experience that includes exposure to a broad range of medical diagnostic and treatment problems, including those of the desired specialty.
Note:  Some positions may require applicants to possess additional medical certifications or to be eligible for the certification examination by a specified Board as evidenced by written statement from the secretary of that Board.  Examples include: the American Board of Internal Medicine,  the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Preventive Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, or the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.
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Application Process:

Applications must be submitted online at  In addition to completing the application, please attach an updated resume or curriculum vitae. 


The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a six (6) month employment list.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.
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