Los Angeles Unified School District

About Los Angeles Unified School District

Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California.

All youth achieving, the mission of LAUSD, is reflected in continued double-digit growth on the state Academic Performance Index (API); the upward trend in the graduation rate, progress in the pass rate on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and other academic indicators.

LA schools boast more winners of the United States Academic Decathlon championships-12-than any other District in this country. Add to those impressive victories, outstanding individual student and team achievements in: science, mathematics, social studies, uage arts, foreign and dual uages, business and entrepreneurial skills, the visual and performing arts, and athletics.

Nationally recognized by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for serving healthy, low fat and vegetarian school lunches, LAUSD's standards also call for: whole grains, low sodium, locally grown fruits and vegetables and no trans fat; flavored milk or carbonated beverages.

Founded in 1853, the District, today, counts more than 115 new schools and campuses, thanks to the nation's largest public works project, funded by bond measures, a testament to broad voter support.

At the Los Angeles Unified School District, our goals are:

1. 100 percent graduation      

2. Proficiency for all

3. 100 percent attendance

4. Parent and community engagement

5. School safety

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United States

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Approximate Salary:

$195,200 Per Year

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree

Medical Director

Los Angeles Unified School District - Los Angeles, California

Posted: 10/18/2018

Medical Director of Employee Health Services 

We are LAUSD. We are at the forefront of innovation in public schools, with the serious work of tailoring the learning environment to better serve our community. We are technical professionals, skilled workers, support staff, executives, and community champions. We do our jobs with a sense of integrity, accountability, and pride in shaping the future. Our contributions here impact our number one customers - the 600,000 plus K-12 students of LAUSD.

Up to $195,200 + 36 days of PTO (24 Vacation/12 Paid Holidays) + Illness days balance + District paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents; and life insurance plans. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS).

The Medical Director of Employee Health Services diects the Employee Health Services Unit of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Human Resources Division, and coordinates employee health programs and mandates throughout the District. Some typical duties performed include, but are not limited to:

  • Directing the administration , coordination, and recommendations of employment.
  • Directing the review and approval of mandated medical clearances for certificated applicants and returning retirees.
  • Evaluating the District employees returning from medical leaves, requesting leave extensions, and reinstatements.
  • Directing and managing the District's tuberculosis compliance program.
  • Evaluating, examining, and advising employees with physical and psychiatric concerns.
  • Consulting and participating with crisis intervention teams throughout the District, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, local law enforcement agencies, in cases of employee mental health threats.
  • Performing physical examinations, administers immunizations, and provides tuberculosis clearances as necessary.
  • Providing medical opinions to the Office if General Counsel and may testify at administrative hearing or in court proceedings.

LICENSE: A valid license as a physician and surgeon issued by the Medical Board of California. 

EXPERIENCE: Five years of full-time experience as a licensed physician, of which at least two years must have been during the five years period immediately preceding the application filing deadline date for the employment assessment in which the candidate is competing. Service as a physician with a school district or educational institution, experience in employee or occupational health, and experience in supervision of medical and clerical personnel are highly preferable. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Basic Life Support certificate issued by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross must be kept valid during the term of employment. Use of an automobile and valid California Driver License. 

- The ideal candidate for this job opportunity will have an understanding of fundamental principles and occupational practices in the field of employee health services, as well as a familiarity with pertinent employment laws. 

- In addition, this individual will have knowledge of psychiatric disorders, as indicated in the DSM V, and have some experience dealing with patients who suffer with mental disorders. Moreover, this person will have a track record of performing administrative work within the medical field, and the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and manage a heavy workload. 

- The ideal person for the job will have the ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively with both internal and external stakeholders will be essential to his/her success.

Please make sure to review the entire job posting and fill out an official application at our official LAUSD website.

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