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Women’s Health Physician Champion (2230)

Recruitment: REF4247X

Published: January 12, 2024


Eliot Watt -

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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2230-Physician Specialist
Salary range: $213,746.00 - $308,464.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions – the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health. The Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and Primary Care (SFHN PC) divisions are integral parts of San Francisco Health Network’s complete system of care. 

 The MCAH Section carries out the administrative and operational components of the MCAH goals and objectives required by State and Federal mandates. MCAH has oversight and implementation responsibility for program guidelines with health providers and community agencies, and subcontractor compliance with the MCAH Scope of Work. MCAH mission is to provide quality care for birthing people, children and their families with a racial equity and trauma informed lens.  

SFHN PC’s fourteen (14) health centers/programs, provide high-quality, compassionate care to the City’s children, youth, adults, and elders regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. Services include prenatal care and family planning services; integrated behavioral health and substance use services; dental, gender health, nutrition, pharmacy, and podiatry services; integrative health services such as acupuncture; and care for people experiencing homelessness and refugees/asylum seekers. We are a mission driven organization dedicated to eliminating heath disparities and becoming an anti-racist organization.  

The SFHN MCAH/PC Physician Champion will have 54% administrative time to work in MCAH Section to provide clinical oversight for women’s and adolescent health services within SFDPH, SFHN and MCAH. This role will also provide clinical care in one or more of the SFHN PC health centers/programs at 30% time. The balance of the position will utilize this direct service experience to champion equitable women’s and adolescent health services within SFHN PC. 

Role description

Under the general direction of the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Section Director, and in close collaboration with the Section’s Family Planning and Perinatal Services Coordinators:

  •  Provides clinical consultation to the Family Planning Program and Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program in their support of clinic-based family planning and reproductive health services at San Francisco Health Network and Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program provider clinics, including providing clinical consultation for:
    • QI efforts, including special projects and chart review tool development;
    • Staff trainings and brown bags;
    • Billing and medical protocols and workflows;
    • Improvement of EPIC/data management systems for family planning and pregnancy related services;
    • Ensure the above efforts are grounded in an anti-racist and adolescent and LGBTQQIA-inclusive framework
  • With the Family Planning Program and CPSP Coordinators updates clinics on:
    • New protocols, workflows, formulary, data management systems as per above;
    • New Family P.A.C.T., Title X, and CPSP regulations and guidelines;
    • Upcoming training opportunities and QI efforts;
  • Establishes and leads a citywide maternal mortality review process;
  • Participates in collaboratives working to improve sexual, adolescent, and women’s health services within SFDPH/UCSF and the citywide hospital delivery system;
  • Develops and facilitates proctoring opportunities for other San Francisco Health Network and Title X clinicians to obtain and maintain medical privileges in IUD and contraceptive implant insertion and removal;
  • Ability to work with staff from diverse social and economic backgrounds with respect, understanding, and teamwork -- including and especially staff from non-clinical disciplines
  • Performs other related duties as assigned/required.

Under the general direction of the Primary Care Chief Medical Officer and Primary Care Director of Population Health and Quality, the Physician Specialist performs the following essential job functions within Primary Care:

  • Provides primary care, urgent care and relevant office based procedures to patients consistent with their medical specialty area through in-person, telehealth, and/or group visits
  • Provides telephone advice to patients
  • Provides patients with health education, counseling, and self-management support
  • Provides clinical case management for patients with complex care needs as indicated
  • Maintains accurate, timely and complete electronic medical records
  • Participates in staff meetings, project meetings, and conferences when indicated
  • Participates in quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives
  • Works effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, MCAH, and community based organizations to coordinate care for patients
  • Provides consultative support to other members of the care team
  • Participates in education and clinical supervision of other staff members including Family Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Medical Assistants and Health Workers, as well as UCSF medical students and residents who may rotate through the health center;
  • Champion women’s and adolescent health services within SFHN PC with an equity lens
  • Performs limited administrative responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the PC CMO
  • Collaborates with identified project staff on special projects
  • Participates in after-hours remote on-call medical advice pool
  • Performs other related duties as assigned/required

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. Successful completion** of a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility or division (i.e., Board Eligible)

*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.

**Applicants enrolled in a residency program may apply, but if selected, the candidate will NOT be appointed/hired until they demonstrate successful completion of a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility and obtain valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice.

For some positions, possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice is a special condition that is required in addition to the standard minimum qualifications associated with this job classification.

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

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 must meet the following criteria 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:

  • 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; AND
  • 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.

What else should I know?

Required Questionnaire 
Applicants must complete the Required Questionnaire linked in this job ad as part of the online application process. The information provided on the Required Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification.

How to Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. Our email communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. 

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. 

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information
Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, 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.