The Alameda Health Medical Group is seeking a primary care physician leader to join the Department of Medicine at Alameda Health System (AHS) in the role of Primary Care Division Chief. The Division Chief reports directly to the Department Chair of Internal Medicine and supervises the clinical and academic pursuits of the Division.
AHS is an integrated public health system that spans 5 facilities, 4 ambulatory sites, and 800 beds providing primary, specialty, and Level 1 Trauma care to the residents of Alameda County, one of the most diverse counties in California. Highland Hospital, our flagship facility, is based in Oakland. We are a safety net system that is proud to serve our surrounding communities with safe, equitable, high-quality care. AHS’ mission is Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All.
AHS strives to provide culturally sensitive care to the diverse communities of the East Bay and has Wellness Centers in Oakland, Hayward, and Newark. The Primary Care Division at Highland focuses on providing care at the Highland Wellness Center and is the main ambulatory medicine teaching site for the internal medicine residency program. The Highland Division of Primary Care is home to a group of academic general internists who provide primary care in the Adult Medicine Clinic at the Highland Wellness Center. The Division also houses the primary care arm of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Division is particularly committed to addressing inequities in health and health care due to racism, xenophobia, and other systemic injustices.
The Adult Medicine Clinic is a part of the Highland Wellness Center and is the flagship academic primary care clinic of our system, caring for over 8,000 empaneled patients annually through 33,000 visits per year. With attention to team-based care, the clinic offers robust integrated behavioral health services, nurse and pharmacist visits for chronic disease management, and a primary care addiction treatment team.
Alameda Health Medical Group (AHMG) is a multispecialty entity that supports the majority of physicians who staff Alameda Health System. We recently formed in July 2020 from two prior medical groups, producing a practitioner base that spans from new residency graduates to tenured master clinicians who have been at AHS for more than 30 years. Our group is defined by values including inclusivity, engagement, patient advocacy, leadership development and physician wellness. We take an active anti-racism stance to our work.
In partnership with the Chair of Medicine, Chief Administrative Officer of Ambulatory Services, Chair of Ambulatory and Preventative Medicine, and other system stakeholders, guide the vision and strategy for the Division of Primary Care
Provide oversight and feedback for budget and finances related to the Division
Partner with the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Primary Care Associate Program Director to optimize academic operations
Partner with the Medical Director and Associate Medical Director of Highland Wellness Clinics to optimize clinical operations
Facilitate clear communication with and among Division faculty regarding developments in clinical and academic operations, including coordination of regular Division meetings
Coordinate Division recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of new faculty, as well as create and edit Division job descriptions with allocation of clinical, administrative, and core faculty time
Provide evaluation and supervision of all Primary Care faculty including development of projects, goals, scorecards, and yearly incentive assessment
Provide mentorship to Division members via individual meetings with Division members
Participate in key Primary Care Division activities, including site-level and system-level stakeholder meetings
Participate as a key leader in the Department of Medicine
Provide medical care to patients in the Adult Medicine Clinic, with focus on longitudinal care for an assigned patient panel
Teach and supervise internal medicine residents in the Adult Medicine Clinic
Interview applicants for the Internal Medicine Residency Program
Participate in academic and scholarly activities, including but not limited to teaching faculty and residents, participation in quality improvement activities, and/or conducting research
Work Life Balance
Work in a mission-driven practice with diverse, representative, and like-minded colleagues
Enjoy the balance of Primary Care scope of practice that can be tailored to your specialized interests
Live in the East Bay in beautiful weather, a diverse community, and a variety of housing options
A family-centered culture that supports parents and caregivers
Generous days off and professional development opportunities
Competitive financial compensation structure with above and beyond pay for shifts in excess of normal duty hours
100% matched retirement plan
100% paid parental leave and fertility/adoption reimbursement
Physician mental health benefit to reimburse annually for personal counseling/therapy
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits for yourself and your dependents
Professional development funds covering CME, licensure, and other coursework
Eligible for State and Federal Loan Forgiveness program
AHMG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics
This position is right for you if you are:
Mission-driven: Committed to access, equity, and justice as it relates to providing excellent health care to the community of patients that AHS serves
Flexible: Embraces change, welcomes feedback, and engages in debate towards attaining the best possible result
Lifelong learning: Humble and curious in continuing to develop as a clinician and team member
How to apply:
Please send cover letter and CV to email@example.com
Board certification or eligibility for certification in Internal Medicine
Valid State Medical License and DEA License (Preferred: “X Waiver”)
At least 3 years of post-training clinical experience in primary care practice
At least 1 year of post-training administrative experience in clinical leadership or management
Commitment to improving medical care for vulnerable populations
Interest in medical education and residency teaching
Strong skills in teamwork, verbal communication, and written communication
Preferred: Language fluency in addition to English, especially in languages commonly spoken by patients of the Adult Medicine Clinic, e.g. Spanish, Tigrinya, Amharic, Mien, Cantonese, or Vietnamese
Alameda Health Medical Group is the physician medical group within Alameda Health System, a major public health system and medical training institution headquartered in Oakland, CA. The system has more than 4,500 employees and 1,100 physicians and comprises three general acute hospitals, the Acute Rehabilitation Center at Fairmont Hospital, two skilled nursing facilities, an inpatient psychiatric facility, and four community wellness centers. The Health System is driven by its mission - Caring, Teaching, Healing, Serving All. The heart of its mission is to promote wellness, eliminate disparities, and improve and maintain the health of residents of the diverse communities of Alameda County, regardless of ability to pay.