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ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Physician and Surgeon (Intermittent), Departments of Mental Health and Developmental Services (7651)

ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Physician and Surgeon (Intermittent), Departments of Mental Health and Developmental Services

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: SB51
  • Class Code: 7651
  • Established: 03/07/1995
  • Revised: 10/07/1998
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, in an intermittent capacity, to perform responsible medical and surgical work; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

In an intermittent capacity, examines and diagnoses patients and prescribes and administers medical treatments; advises on problems relating to physical disabilities and makes recommendations concerning possible corrective measures; reviews medical reports and indicates the need for further special examinations; reviews plans for physical rehabilitation and indicates if they are feasible and adequate; examines and treats patients brought into the office and answers emergency calls; performs or assists in performing surgical operations; supervises the pre-and postoperative care of surgical cases; orders laboratory examinations and analyses, x-rays, and special diets; writes prescriptions; makes rounds and reviews reports, records, and general progress of patients; supervises the work of medical and ancillary personnel; makes health and sanitary inspections and makes recommendations and reports; keeps or supervises the keeping of records and case histories; prepares reports and related correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and One year of experience in the practice of medicine exclusive of internship.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of and skill in: Applying the methods and principles of medicine and surgery; hospital standards; organization and procedure.


Familiarity with: Principles of mental hygiene; social work; physical therapy; rehabilitation therapies; principles of supervision.


Ability to: Direct the work of medical and ancillary personnel; interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays; prepare and supervise the preparation of case histories and hospital records; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Special Personal Characteristics

Tact, patience, and emotional stability.

Drug Testing Requirement

Applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug- screening test. Testing of current employees who are applicants in an examination or who are transferring is permitted only if the person does not have a current appointment to a class for which drug testing is a requirement.

  Updated: 10/11/2017
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