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Medical Director San Francisco City Clinic - Senior Physician Specialist (2232)

Recruitment: REF4248L

Published: February 15, 2023


Eliot Watt -

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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2232-Senior Physician Specialist
Salary range: $224,848.00 - $315,250.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


San Francisco City Clinic (SFCC) offers comprehensive sexual health services including STI and HIV screening, diagnosis, and treatment; HIV primary care; biomedical HIV and STI prevention; contraception counseling and initiation; overdose prevention and behavioral health services. SFCC is also an educational site for medical, nursing, and nurse practitioner students, and for residents and fellows. SFCC has a long-standing applied public health research program with a focus on HIV/STI prevention, HIV/STI diagnostics, and STI treatment. 

We are dedicated to eliminating health disparities and becoming an anti-racist organization focused on prioritizing racial justice and equity in healthcare. We are striving to promote an inclusive work environment that is aware of and responsive to bias and privilege. We aim to build trust among staff from different backgrounds, provide opportunities for professional development and advancement, and actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce at all levels.

ⓘ No Need to Reapply ⓘ
Existing applications for Senior Physician Specialist (2232) will be included with applications submitted through any other 2232 job ad versions. We will continue to contact qualified applicants whenever matching positions open.

Role description

The Medical Director of SFCC will provide leadership, clinical consultation, and guidance to the clinical practice workforce at SFCC, and will oversee quality and program improvement activities at the clinic. They will also participate as a member of the HIV/STI leadership team and serve as a subject matter expert for citywide HIV/STI prevention efforts.

Duties Include

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and is responsible for the overall operation of the clinic
  • Supervises and supports the professional development of medical staff, nurse managers, social workers, and other members of the health center’s management team
  • Oversees the clinic’s quality improvement, quality management, and care experience programs
  • Oversees implementation and evaluation of clinical innovation in the field of HIV and STI prevention, STI diagnostics and STI treatment at SF City Clinic, and helps to disseminate best practices in sexual health care throughout the San Francisco Health Network
  • Participates in and supports initiatives to recruit, hire, and develop health care providers from underrepresented groups (e.g., race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity)
  • Supervises staff (including assignment of job duties and responsibilities, scheduling and coverage, annual performance appraisals, conflict resolutions, disciplinary procedures, and daily problem solving)
  • Addresses issues of workplace equity and inclusion
  • Participates in grant management where applicable
  • Participates in developing and managing partnerships with community-based organizations, including identifying and responding to the health needs of the community
  • In collaboration with the STD controller, helps implement and oversee research activities at the clinic
  • Conducts meetings and provides training on clinical topics, policies, and procedures
  • Provides clinical consultation and backup to nurse practitioners and other clinical staff; spends 30% of time providing direct clinical care
  • Provides additional clinical consultation and coverage as needed; particularly in difficult and complicated cases
  • Performs other duties as assigned

How to qualify

⚠️Required Before Applying⚠️

  1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California*
  2. Possession of valid Board Certification in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility or division**
  3. Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice***

*Applicants possessing a valid license to practice medicine issued from another state within the United States of America may apply, but if selected, the candidate will NOT be appointed/hired until they obtain a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

**These positions require Board Certification in medical specialty areas including, but not limited to Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, etc. If you have valid Board Certification in a medical specialty area, please respond accordingly on the Required Questionnaire.

***These minimum qualifications reflect special conditions that are associated with this position. They may differ from standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Conditions of Employment
All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in all specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and will be required to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and/or other federal health care programs
  • Possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Submit a completed credentialing application and/or required documentation for credentialing
  • Possess a valid third-party billable provider certification (such as Medicare, Medi-Cal and/or private insurance) OR have submitted a completed billable provider application, along with the required documentation, in order to obtain the appropriate billable provider status

These criteria and Conditions of Employment must be met within two (2) weeks prior to the start work date to avoid delay of the appointment to the position and/or cancellation of an employment offer.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Desirable Qualifications

  • Subspecialty Board certified or board eligible in infectious diseases
  • HIV clinical specialty certification and experience and programmatic expertise in HIV prevention
  • MPH or equivalent experience in public health
  • Two years of progressively responsible experience performing management, coordination, planning, and evaluation
  • Expertise in implementation science
  • Participation in successful grant applications for HIV, STI, HCV, or communicable disease prevention research
  • Experience supervising clinical or administrative staff
  • Demonstrated success engaging communities disproportionately affected by communicable diseases, including STIs and HIV
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and work independently in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and good judgment
  • Experience working with diverse communities, including Black/African American, Latinx, AAPI, LGBTQ+, persons experiencing homelessness
  • Ability to interact effectively with the medical and administrative staff, patients and family members, government officials, community representatives, and the general public
  • Commitment to providing first-class care and service to all members of the DPH service population, with heightened sensitivity and awareness to racial, ethnic, and culturally diverse members of the DPH’s workforce and patient populations
  • Desire and commitment to lead and participate in antiracism, racial justice, and equity work that impacts the quality of patient care, and improvements in employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to push and drive change in these areas

What else should I know?

Supplemental Questionnaire 
Applicants must complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicants’ Supplemental Questionnaire responses will assist with assessing for positions.

Selection Procedures
The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position. Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process.

Additional Information

Contact 628-271-6704

We may use text messaging to communicate with you if you include a mobile number in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.