Supervising Physician Specialist – Medical Director

Salary $194,428.00 – $268,528.00/Year

Under general administrative direction of the SFHN’s Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care, the 2233 Supervising Physician Specialist – Medical Director performs the following essential job functions:

Directs and has overall responsibility for the operations of a primary care clinic, center, program and other patient care sites, including the assignment and supervision of physician specialists, other health professionals, and all other support personnel which includes, but is not limited to assuring adequate staffing to hold clinic sessions, making reports, responding to audits and developing and managing a budget for a clinic or program, as well as “on-call” 24 hour responsibilities;

Provides or supervises direct medical care and/or coordinates care of particularly difficult and complicated cases through consultation with other medical specialists and community resources;

Plans, directs, and evaluates medical staff development and in-service training activities at the facility, center, or program;

Conducts meetings and conferences with agency heads and representatives;

Consults with other medical specialists on problems and programs pertaining to the specialty;

Evaluates community needs for specialized services and plans accordingly;

Conducts and is responsible for ongoing professional and community educational programs to supplement and enhance the Division’s disease control and disaster response activities; and

Directs quality management activities by establishing and maintaining a Quality Improvement Program which meets primary care objectives for an effective Quality Improvement Program infrastructure while demonstrating an ongoing ability to identify, measure, and improve quality goals established by primary care leadership.

The 2233 Supervising Physician Specialist – Medical Director performs other related duties as assigned/required.


  1. Graduation from an accredited medical school and possession of an M.D. degree or D.O. degree, completion of a recognized residency program, and board certification or eligibility in a specialty area; AND
  2. Possession of a license to practice medicine issued by the California Medical Board and Board Eligibility or Certification in the appropriate medical specialty area; AND

3a. If Board Certified: Three (3) years of professional experience in a recognized medical specialty appropriate to the assigned facility or division, including two (2) years of supervisory experience with administrative experience; OR

3b. If Board Eligible: Five (5) years of professional experience in a recognized medical specialty appropriate to the assigned facility or division, including two (2) years of supervisory experience with administrative experience.


  1. Positions require possession of a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration.
  2. The Potrero Hill Health Center’s 2233 Supervising Physician Specialist – Medical Director position requires experience and Board certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine medical specialty areas.
  3. All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in billable specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and where applicable will be required to meet 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; 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.

Failure to meet these criteria and/or ‘Conditions of Employment’ where applicable within two (2) weeks PRIOR to start work date may result in the delay of appointment and/or cancellation of employment offer. Once appointed, all qualified candidates/employees will be required to maintain these qualifications throughout their length of employment. Failure to demonstrate (show proof) of qualifications shall result in the termination of employment.

Desirable Qualifications: 

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

According to assignments, desired qualifications vary, but may include:

Experience working with certain vulnerable patient populations

Depending on the population served, the ability to speak, read and write in a language other than English

Experience with the Lean Management System

Proficiency with data management software including, but not limited to Microsoft Excel and Tableau

*Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately here:


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Disaster Medicine
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