Medical Director / Physician - Non-Profit Community Health Clinic

  • $185,000.00 - $220,000.00/year
    - Medical Director (60%)
    - Staff Physician (40%)

    - Full-Time
    - Monday through Friday
    - 9:30am to 6:00pm
    - Occasional Evening & Weekend Events

    - $185,000 to $220,000 Base Salary, dependent upon experience
    - Malpractice Coverage
    - Health/Dental Insurance (100% employer paid)
    - 7+ Weeks Paid Time Off
    - 403b with 30% 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 designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). They serve 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, along with a core team of physicians and mid-level providers, 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 Medical Director is responsible for medical services provided at both clinic sites, as well as quality management and program integration across the organization to ensure comprehensive and integrated services to achieve health and wellness for all clients and patients.  

    The Medical Director’s role consists of: 

    - providing patient care (~40%)
    - overseeing all clinical work and quality improvement activities (~20%)
    - building and strengthening external partnerships (~20%)
    - participating in agency‐wide leadership, planning, and visioning (~20%)

    The Medical Director shares responsibility with the Director of Clinic Operations and 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 of the organization.  The other 2/3 consists of comprehensive HIV programs, a transgender drop‐in center, community health education programming, and capacity building assistance services. 

    Among other duties, the Medical Director:

    - Establishes guidelines and directly supervises the quality of medical care provided by physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and students.
    - Participates in provider recruitment in coordination with human resources and the CEO.
    - Conducts quality assurance/provider meetings.
    - Completes annual performance appraisals on all physicians.
    - Oversees all medical coverage schedules.
    - Completes/oversees patient histories and physicals and documents patient care provided. 
    - Formulates and directs plans of care for patients.
    - Directs patient education for health education, maintenance, and emotional/physical needs.
    - Participates in medical staff activities.
    - Participates in the performance improvement/risk management program.
    - Participates in representing the organization as deemed necessary.
    - Utilizes supplies in a cost effective manner and ensures the clinics stay within budget.
    - Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with other members of staff.
    - Participates in planning and problem-solving within the management team structure.
    - Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, personnel and medical policies and procedures.
    - Adheres to the standards and policies of the organizational privacy/security and compliance programs, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations (HIPAA, OSHA, OIG guidelines, other state and federal laws). This also includes reporting to the Board of Directors, CEO, or suggestion box, any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.
    - Participates on the Quality Management Committee of the Board of Directors.
    - Has direct authority over lab services and pharmacy.
    - Participates, plans, and complies with all Joint Commission standards.
    - Oversees execution and implementation of all healthcare memorandum of understandings with partner referral organizations, healthcare contracts, and participation in healthcare networks and associations.

    The Medical Director reports to the CEO and participates as a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, also supervising two nurse practitioners.

    Please note that this is a growing position, as the organization continues to hire staff physicians and mid-level providers.  If the Medical Director desires, the amount of patient care (currently 40%) can decrease as the medical staff and leadership demands grow.

    - California medical license
    - DEA
    - Board Certification in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or other relevant discipline
    - experience with safety net populations
    - previous non-profit experience
    - previous leadership experience

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

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