Family Medicine Physician
LifeLong Medical Care
LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a family medicine physician committed to providing high-quality outpatient primary care at our West Berkeley Health Center. The ideal candidate must be dedicated to building a collaborative team model of care experience working with the under-served. Case management and behavioral health services are fully integrated into our care to address a range of medical and psychosocial factors impacting the overall health of the patient. The Health Center utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach with primary care providers, RNs, Social Workers, Psychiatry, Podiatry, etc.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 42 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 60,000 patients in the East Bay Area's socio-economically underserved regions. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 16 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County. From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospital to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and responsive to our times' social and medical needs. We provide an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify. To this end, we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve. To learn more, we encourage you to apply!
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 (HPSA score is 19). Acceptance rates may vary year to year based on funding levels and the number of applicants.
We're passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.
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.
EMR Epic experience.