The Primary care physician (MD/DO), a key clinical position for the Wellness Clinic at San Francisco Community Health Center, seeks to provide quality care for the LGBT community, people of color, and other underserved communities in San Francisco and beyond. The MD/DO is an independent, licensed, advanced physician who provides medical evaluation and care to patients at the clinic, during patient groups care and with the street medicine team. This activity is performed in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. In addition to patient care, the incumbent may occasionally be responsible for the supervision of Medical residents, Interns and NP students. In addition, the incumbent will be asked to lead quality initiatives such as clinical protocol development.
Practices under the Medical Board of the State of California
Complies with State Physician Guidelines/Laws on Practicing Medicine.
Independently assesses acute and chronic clinical problems common in both episodic and primary care settings, as well as primary care specialty areas including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, HIV, hepatitis, sexual health, reproductive health / family planning, basic psychiatric care, Pain management, addiction medicine, transgender health including hormonal replacement therapy evaluation, initiation and maintenance as well as gender affirmation surgery evaluation as part of an interdisciplinary team, and urgent care issues that arise
Performs and documents physical assessments and patient histories, analyzes trends in patient conditions, and develops, documents and implements a patient management plan in response to the data obtained. This also includes assisting in the development of the nursing plan of care and providing appropriate counseling and education to patients, their families and significant others
Plans patient care based on in-depth knowledge of the specific patient population and/or guidelines, anticipating and identifying medical and/or psychological problems commonly encountered including the consideration of the patient’s cultural background, level of understanding, personality and support systems
Orders and interprets data obtained from diagnostic tests and laboratory studies, orders the appropriate medications and treatments, and provides patient and staff education
Serves as patient advocate
Responds to medical emergencies.
Participates in weekly after hours on-call schedule with other providers (phone availability)
Patient management includes the following: 1) conducting thorough history and physical; 2) ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies; 3) ordering of appropriate medication and treatments; 4) referring patients for consultation when indicated i.e. emergency room, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, endocrine, surgery, intensive care, infectious disease, hematology, mental health services, social service, and dietary; 5) proactively manages and monitors patient diagnostics and health outcomes with appropriate action; and 6) documentation through progress notes and problem lists
Evaluates and interprets findings
Participates in patient care rounds and conferences. Communicates patient management strategies to members of the patient care team.Collaborates with members of the inter-professional team to ensure that patient management strategies are successful in meeting patient care needs
Supervises nursing, Medical Residents, Interns and NP students to meet objectives of clinical placements
In coordination with the CMO, creates protocols and standing orders for clinical practice
Adheres to the standards and policies of the Organizational Privacy/Security and Compliance Programs, (HIPAA, OSHA, OIG guidelines, other State and Federal laws).
Works collaboratively with San Francisco Community Health Center administrative and clinic team to bring the clinic to the standards of a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Federally Qualified Health Center
Participates in continuous quality improvement measures included evaluation of clinical treatment and medical record evaluations
Works collaboratively in the submission of accurate and timely documentation and billing
Works collaboratively across the agency to develop strategies to grow patient census at the clinic such as being part of the street medicine team, conducting home visits and group care for patients with hepatitis C, Chronic pain and Diabetes, among others.
Implements, monitors, and reports on quality management activities in accordance with regulatory guidelines and agency policies
Other duties as assigned.
San Francisco, CA
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes: medical, dental and vision insurance, generous vacation, sick leave and holidays, one-month sabbatical, 403(b) with employer match, flexible work schedule, flex spending account, life insurance, long-term disability, professional development opportunities and more! (Benefits guidelines and eligibility vary based on tenure, employment status and FTE, among other factors.)
San Francisco Community Health Center (formerly known as API Wellness) is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. San Francisco Community Health Center (formerly known as API Wellness) does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability status, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records
Must hold a diploma from a school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) OR an osteopathic medical school by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Must have completed not less than 12 months of graduate medical education or its equivalent OR holds certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
Has successfully completed not less than 12 months of graduate medical education through the first-year level of graduate medical education or its equivalent Board Certified in Primary Care (Family Practice/Internal Medicine/Med Peds).
Current provider card in Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
DEA and X waiver license for buprenorphine prescription
Strong communication and problem-solving skills
Experience working in a community health center
Sensitivity to HIV issues, as well as gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and language diversity
Experience and knowledge of working with underserved and marginalized populations, especially LGBTQ communities and communities of color
Strong knowledge base of HIPAA and OSHA
Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and familiarity with electronic medical records
Experience and ability to work independently
experience and ability to influence and collaborate in a diverse and cross-functional workplace.
Experience and ability to identify needs and concerns and provide proactive solutions
Internal Number: MD
About San Francisco Community Health Center, formerly API Wellness Center
San Francisco Community Health Center (formerly Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center) is a multicultural health services, education, research, and policy organization. We transform lives by advancing health, wellness and equality. We strengthen the well-being of and lead under-served communities—of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and immigration statuses—toward justice and health. Founded in 1987 as an all-volunteer, community-based response to the AIDS crisis in communities of color, we are an anchor-organization for San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and we also lead regional, statewide, and national programming.
We believe that everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care.