Primary Care Physician / Clinic Medical Director - Safety Net Populations

  • $200,000.00 - $230,000.00/year
    - Split Clinical / Administrative Role
    - Primary Care Physician (70-80%)
    - Clinic Medical Director (20-30%)

    *If the physician desires, as the organization grows, the leadership position can also grow, with the percentage of patient care steadily decreasing, but never to be less than 20%.*

    - Full-Time
    - Monday through Friday
    - 9:30am to 6:00pm

    - $200,000 to $230,000 Annual Base Salary
    - Quality-Based Bonus Structure
    - Malpractice Coverage
    - Employer-Paid Health & Dental Insurance
    - 7+ Weeks Paid Time Off
    - 403b with Match
    - License/DEA Fees Paid
    - 1-Month Paid Sabbatical after 5 Years

    - San Francisco, California
    - 2 Clinic Sites, Tenderloin & Castro

    This organization opened in San Francisco in the 1980s as a free clinic and, today, is proud to be a designated Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), serving safety net populations such as LGBTQ, homeless individuals, and people of color. Their emphasis is on culture awareness and sensitivity, ensuring patients are attended to in the areas of health, wellness, and equality. With an organization-wide employee base of more than 50 dedicated individuals, this organization offers a full scope of general medicine services. Their main service lines include wellness clinics with primary care, a specialty offering for transgender individuals, family planning, HIV/STD testing, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and health education. Along with a robust administrative team, the organization is headed by a Board of Directors who are excited to work with their many community partners in raising awareness and broadening the reach of the clinics.

    The new physician will spend the majority of their time as a primary care provider, seeing patients at both clinic locations.  They will also function as the Clinic Medical Director, in which role they will be responsible for medical services provided at both sites, as well as quality management and program integration.  

    The breakdown of the role will be: 

    - providing patient care (70-80%)
    - overseeing clinical work and quality improvement activities (10-20%)
    - building and strengthening external partnerships (5-10%)
    - participating in agency-wide leadership, planning, and visioning (5-10%)

    In the capacity of Clinic Medical Director, the physician will share responsibility with the Director of Clinic Operations & Quality Improvement and the Director of Finance, in regard to clinical and financial performance measures.  Currently, the clinics represent approximately $7.5 million annually, which is 1/3 of the overall operating budget.  The other 2/3 consists of HIV programs, a transgender drop‐in center, community health education, and other assistance services. 

    The new physician will report directly to the CEO and participate as a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, also supervising 2 nurse practitioners.

    Other duties may include, in conjunction with other leadership and clinical team members:

    - Supervise medical care provided by physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and students.
    - Participate in provider recruitment and on-boarding.
    - Lead clinical staff meetings.
    - Participate in the performance improvement/risk management program.
    - Participate in planning and problem-solving activities.
    - Participate on the Quality Management Committee of the Board of Directors.
    - Assist in overseeing lab services and pharmacy.

    When appropriate and possible with the physician’s personal schedule, in the capacity of Clinic Medical Director, the new physician may be asked to participate in networking events, attend fundraisers, etc.

    As a primary care provider, the physician will, among other duties:

    - Complete patient histories and physicals and document care provided. 
    - Formulate and direct plans of care.
    - Direct patient education for health education, maintenance, and emotional/physical needs.

    Please note that, if the physician desires, as the organization grows, the leadership position can also grow, with the percentage of patient care steadily decreasing, but never to be less than 20%.

    - California medical license
    - DEA
    - Board Certification in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or other relevant discipline
    - experience with safety net populations and non-profit organizations preferred
    - previous leadership experience preferred
    - passion for working with safety net populations required

    To apply for this position, please send your resume to Jenn Kunkel at or call (773) 998-1272.

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