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Senior Physician Specialist (2232)

Recruitment: REF4248L

Published: February 15, 2023


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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2232-Senior Physician Specialist
Salary range: $230,464.00 - $324,714.00
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.

Application for all Senior Physician Specialist (2232) positions begins through this continuous recruitment. We will contact qualified applicants whenever matching positions open.

Role description

Under general direction of the Medical Director, 2232 Senior Physician Specialists perform the following essential duties: 

  • Assists in directing all activities of the health center in collaboration with the administrative team
  • Supervises (including assignment of job duties and responsibilities, scheduling and coverage, annual performance appraisals, conflict resolutions, disciplinary procedures, and daily problem solving), the medical provider staff
  • Assists in administrative supervision of all staff
  • Assists in coordinating recruitment, training and staff development activities
  • Assists in overseeing all aspects of operations, advocacy, daily problem solving and productivity for activities at community and satellite sites
  • Assists in overseeing quality improvement activities of the health center
  • Maintains collaboration with community collaborators and partners
  • Assists in overseeing planning and policy development for the health center as a whole and its satellite sites
  • Assists in monitoring and managing of grants and contracts
  • Assists in coordinating education and activities for staff and students
  • Participates, as part of a multidisciplinary team, in the care of patients at the health center
  • Performs essential duties of a physician specialist and 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. 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 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

  • **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.
  • 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

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.