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Tehama County Health Services Agency

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

$165,000 – $185,000 Annually
(Salary is negotiable based on experience)
Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community.  We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up.  Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles.  We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what’s most important, the overall health of our clients.
Every position is a key position at Health Services.  We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners.  If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.
The Physician / Surgeon serves as a treatment provider to patients at the Health Services Agency, Juvenile Detention Facility, the Jail and other community health settings as assigned. The incumbent examines, diagnoses and administers treatment and performs minor surgical operations to patients. This position supervises and instructs nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, medical assistants and nursing personnel in the care of surgical and medical cases. In addition, this position plays a strategic and critical role in collaborating with other healthcare providers and community agencies to provide comprehensive services to clients and families.
Examples of DutiesExamines, diagnoses and administers treatment and performs minor surgical operations to patients at the Health Services Agency Clinic; orders laboratory work and reviews laboratory reports; prescribes medications and authorizes medication refills in accordance with Agency protocol and State regulations and prepared formulary; admits patients to acute care hospital as needed; monitors patient progress and maintains patient charts and case histories, will be required to serve on-call as appropriate to accomplish these tasks, etc. | Administers medical care to patients in a clinic or community setting; including dispensing and injecting medications and providing medical treatments. | Supervises and instructs nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, medical assistants and nursing personnel in the care of surgical and medical cases. | Interviews patients and takes thorough patient histories; reviews health records; performs physical and mental status examinations during walk-in and scheduled appointments; records findings and patient care notes with accuracy and timeliness per Agency protocol. | Reads and evaluates written information such as admission reports, program eligibility information, physicians’ evaluations and diagnoses, and laboratory tests; evaluates problems and develops treatment plans. Initiates health care actions and provides comprehensive care to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cultural needs of the patient. | Continually monitors health care services provided and revises plan of care to meet the individualized patient needs. Assesses patients requesting disability determination. | Reports communicable disease, evidence of abuse, suicide attempts, and other incidents or conditions to appropriate authority as required. | Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; performs quality reviews of patient charts and test results; gathers, compiles and synthesizes data for management purposes; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports as required. | Receives and responds to patient/family member concerns regarding medical care. Represents the Health Services Agency and its programs at professional, community and agency meetings and functions; participates on committees, advisory boards, task forces, etc., as appropriate. | Collaborates with other healthcare providers and community agencies to provide comprehensive services to clients and families, including participation in case conferencing. Facilitates referrals to community resources as appropriate. | Responds to public health emergencies and disasters as needed. | Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality. | Performs related work as required.

Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, policies and procedures | Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work Modern principles and practices of medicine and general surgery Supervisory concepts and principles Principles and practices of medical records management and patient care documentation procedures | Medicines and their effect on the patient and their contraindications Professional protocols and practices in healthcare and patient treatment, case management, and physical and mental hygiene Safety protocols for the use of medical equipment, instruments, and supplies and the handling of patients and biomedical waste Leadership concepts and principles | Issues of diverse cultures and how they influence agency practices

Work independently and as a team member Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations Instruct and supervise the work of others Make sound, educated decisions affecting human lives | Perform medical procedures and tests following proper protocol, procedures and safety measures | React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations Maintain high personal standards of ethics and integrity Interact effectively with persons of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds

Education, Experience & Licenses

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and graduation from an accredited medical school with a Medical Degree.
  • Two (2) years of professional experience as a physician and surgeon is desirable.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. 


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must possess, or be willing to obtain, a national provider identifier (NPI).
  • Requires a valid license to practice as a physician and surgeon issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
  • Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure.
  • Must be an enrolled provider in Medicare and Medi-Cal or eligible for enrollment.
  • Requires a valid Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in any federally funded health care program including, without limitation, Medicare or Medi-Cal.

Aside from being a great place to work, our agency offers some additional benefits.  If your certification or licensure requires continuing education units, we have an assortment of online trainings available and cover the cost.  Many positions at our agency can also apply for student loan forgiveness.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit and search for the job title.

The department is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time position.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Physician/Surgeon, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment, contact: 

Emily Unger

530-527-8491 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None

About Tehama County Health Services Agency

Nestled in the northern Sacramento Valley, Tehama County lies approximately midway between Sacramento and the Oregon border. The County sits alongside the beautiful Sacramento River and is only 50 miles West of Lassen National Park. Tehama County is the central point of widespread recreation with nearby camping, hunting, fishing, golfing, snow skiing, and boating resources as good as or better than anywhere in California. Tehama County is home to approximately 65,000 people. In our County's small town atmosphere, you can experience the feeling of knowing your neighbors. Additionally, the mean travel time to work is only 23 minutes and the cost of living in Tehama County is lower than many other places in California. Click here to learn more about life in Tehama County!