Los Angeles County Physician Recruitment and Retention Workgroup Launches New Website

UAPD doctors and county staff meet every two weeks in a workgroup with the goal of recruiting physicians into the LA County Department of Health Services. The group concluded that a better infrastructure to streamline the hiring process was needed. A first step was to create new web site to engage with potential applicants. The link to the web site is https://ladhsphysicianjobs.com/. UAPD and the county also created a video of physicians talking about why they work in LA County which is embedded in the website.

To promote the new website, the workgroup collaborated on the following press release:

LA County Health Services, the second largest municipal health system in the country, continues to recruit physicians to join its world-class team as medical professionals nationwide continue to fight COVID-19.  Partnering with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), Health Services has officially launched ladhsphysicianjobs.com, a new recruitment website for physicians to find permanent-placement and part-time physician jobs in Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

Without a doubt, medical staff were the most needed and critical resource during this pandemic at Health Services, and nationwide. Health Services is committed to recruiting talented and dedicated staff so that we can continue to meet the health needs of communities throughout Los Angeles County. This tool is only one component of Health Services’ ongoing efforts to strengthen our integrated care system as we continue to move through this pandemic and prepare for the future.

“Perhaps for the public, this pandemic resolidified the critical role that physicians play in keeping our communities healthy and safe. At Health Services, we have always known how essential physicians are—pre-pandemic, during the pandemic, and absolutely after the pandemic. Our facilities are not simply among the best in the country, we are recognized globally. Our teams are dedicated to breaking down structural and systemic barriers while providing world-class health services so that each and every individual has access to high-quality healthcare. We are excited to launch a new recruitment tool in partnership with UAPD to support physicians in navigating and identifying how to join our team,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of LA County Health Services.

The new tool allows users to search for open physician jobs at nationally-ranked DHS facilities throughout Los Angeles County, offering a new pathway for physicians to identify new career opportunities through a streamlined platform. This tool allows physicians to explore the innovative opportunities available for career development and growth and learn more about how Health Services’ is dedicated to fostering a healthy culture not only for our patients, but also for our staff.

Features and benefits of https://ladhsphysicianjobs.com include:

  • Search physician job opportunities by specialty and location
  • Compensation and benefits overview
  • Information on student loan repayment opportunities
  • Clinic and hospital information by location
  • Video testimonials from DHS physicians
  • Search and explore upcoming employment events from DHS
  • The physician recruiting website is free to use by the public. For more information, visit ladhsphysicianjobs.com

Labor Management Transformation Council (LMTC)
Los Angeles

Recently the full Labor Management Transformation Council (LMTC) answered the question “What 3 issues should the LMTC focus on in 2021?”.  

The Labor Management Transformation Council intends to focus on the following 3 Key Initiatives over the next 3 years, to elevate shared goals between the Unions and Department leadership for the benefit of our workforce and patients under the umbrella of an “Equitable Work Culture”. The following are the priorities we landed on:

1.       Just Culture: The LMTC seeks to not only train the workforce about a Just Culture, but to generalize the teachings into practice to realize a true culture change. The LMTC will work to create a specific strategic plan for Just Culture implementation that spans across the three health departments in a variety of initiatives. 

2.       Physician Recruitment

3.       Emotional Intelligence & Anti-Racism: The LMTC wants to partner with the rest of the County to pursue anti-racist policies, procedures, and practices throughout the Health Departments. We have been working with Health Transformation Advocates (HTA) to continue to move the LMTC priorities. They are currently reviewing department policies and aligning them with our Just Culture initiatives and working on physician recruitment efforts.