LifeLong Medical Care has a rewarding opportunity for an Internal Medicine or Family Practice physician to provide full-scope outpatient primary care including pediatric and adult medicine, ideally with experience working with the underserved. Ideal candidates are creative, good problem solvers, open to new and innovative models of care, and passionate about working with the underserved community.
LifeLong Medical Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 42 years of dedicated service to the community. LifeLong provides comprehensive, compassionate care to over 60,000 patients in socio-economically underserved regions of the East Bay Area. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 20 sites across Oakland, Berkeley and West Contra Costa County.
Our mission is to provide high-quality health and social services to underserved people of all ages; create models of care for the elderly, people with disabilities and families; and advocate for continuous improvements in the health of our communities.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan and loan repayment programs. LifeLong is a qualified site for federal and state loan repayment programs. Acceptance rate may vary year to year based on funding levels and number of applicants.
LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal opportunity employer
- Provides preventive, urgent care and primary care health services
- Performs clinical assessment of patients, including ordering appropriate diagnostic evaluations, and plans a program of care.
- Provides verbal and written education and counseling to patients, families, and caregivers.
- Plans follow up care including requests for outside consultations and evaluations.
- Maintains patient records necessary for clinic reporting, billing and quality improvement.
- Functions potentially in a variety of settings including health center, skilled nursing facilities, supportive housing sites, and in clients' homes
- Participates as a member of the site clinical services team and attends clinical team meetings.
- Provides specialty care services, clinical case management and team participation to designated programs (e.g., HIV services, women’s health, house calls, diabetes, Bridge, etc.)
- Coordinates care with other health team members including case management and behavioral health staff.
- Acts as an advocate for the patient and liaison with outside agencies as appropriate
- Participates as an active member of LifeLong Clinicians Association and abides by its Code of Conduct.
- Assists in the supervision and teaching of medical residents, students or clinical fellows.
- Actively participates in internal quality improvement teams and works with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.
- Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural origins.
- Ability to take initiative, work independently and make sound judgments within established guidelines; understand and apply oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, clinical providers, managers and external agencies or organizations.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
- Be creative and mature with a “can do,” proactive attitude.
- Strong organizational, administrative, multi-tasking, prioritization and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure in a positive, friendly manner and to be flexible and adaptive to change.
- Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
- Conduct oneself in internal and external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.
- Ability to continuously scan the environment, identifying opportunities for improvement and intersections with other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and partner organizations.
- Current California MD license.
- Training and experience in geriatrics, internal medicine, and/or family practice with board eligibility or certification required.
- Interest in working with a diverse patient population in a community based organization and sensitivity to their needs and health problems; commitment to a community health philosophy of prevention and primary care.
- Experience with electronic health records.
- Community Health Center experience.
- Experience as part of a team-based care model.
- NextGen experience.