Chief Physician

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

LAFD Personnel
lafdpersonnel@lacity.org

job description

CHIEF PHYSICIAN (CODE 2334) 

LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT 
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BUREAU
$168,606.00 - $253,274.40 
(THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM CIVIL SERVICE) 

BACKGROUND 
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking an experienced individual to head the Emergency Medical Services Bureau as a Chief Physician. The Chief Physician reports to the Chief Deputy, Emergency Operations Bureau. The position is exempt from civil service. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 
The Chief Physician plans, coordinates, and manages the medical care and activities of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Bureau. The Chief Physician provides medical oversight and direction for all emergency medical services, develops policies and procedures, and justifies to the Department executive management proposals for medical programs and initiatives. The Chief Physician directs and coordinates the administration, fiscal management, monitoring, evaluation and operational control of the medical programs. The position establishes and maintains necessary liaisons with local, state, and federal offices involved in related occupational, correctional, emergency, and other related medical care and acts as technical and policy advisor to the Department management on matters related to public and employee medical and occupational issues. The Chief Physician oversees EMS coordination, direction, and delivery of emergency medical services and may respond to emergency incidents to provide direct observation and field supervision of EMS incidents. The position applies sound management principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities. 

REQUIREMENTS 
  • Possession of a medical degree; and 
  • Board certification in family medicine, emergency care, or occupational health; or 
  • Eight years of medical management experience and at least three years of supervisory experience. 
Experience and proficiency with computers, web-based programs, and electronic medical records is highly desired.   

LICENSE
A valid license to practice medicine in the State of California issued by the Medical Board of California; a valid American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Card, and a valid California driver's license are required.

How to apply

Electronic submittals are required. Interested candidates should immediately submit a resume detailing the applicable background including the required work experience and education, and attach a completed City application, a cover letter of interest, and three (3) work-related references (include name, job title, affiliation and telephone number) to: 


Los Angeles Fire Department 
Personnel Services Section 
200 N. Main Street, Room 1600 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Email: lafdpersonnel@lacity.org 

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
The filing period may close at any time. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview for further evaluation.