APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.
APLA Health seeks an experienced Site Medical Director to oversee our Gleicher/ Chen Health Center. If you are looking for an opportunity to bring your expertise to a community health center then this is the position for you!
APLA Health offers great benefits, competitive pay, and a collaborative working environment!
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
Under the direction of the APLA Health Medical Director, provides primary medical care for adults, as well as administrative oversight of the medical components of the Long Beach Health Center including Utilization Management, and Quality Improvement. The Long Beach Health Centers’ Medical Director plans and directs the health centers’ medical policies and programs, in accordance with APLA policies. Although the Long Beach Health Center will serve everyone, a focus of our efforts is to provide primary medical care, mental health services and enabling services to low income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. The Site Medical Director will also ensure that the Long Beach Health Center operates in a manner consistent with the community standards of medical practices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
Possession of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree and a valid license to practice medicine issued by the California Medical Board with no pending or previous disciplinary action from any state licensing entity. Must have board certification or eligibility in a primary care specialty (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine); current DEA license and BCLS certification. Clinical experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or with medically underserved populations with progressively responsible experience in management, coordination, planning and evaluation preferred. Experience in medical administration, utilization review and quality management. Experience implementing meaningful use indicators; familiarity with requirements and processes to become PCMH Certified. Experience working with electronic health records, preferably eClinicalWorks, preferred. Must be eligible to participate in Medicare, Medi-Cal, F-PACT and other federal health programs. Provider must possess a National Provider Identification (NPI) number and a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate. On-call (by phone only) duties are required.
Once employed, the provider will be required to retain these qualifications throughout the length of employment.
Board certification/Board eligibility in internal medicine or family practice; experience with a panel of continuity patients as a primary care clinician; knowledge of the pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, epidemiology, and prevention of STDs; ability to make expert diagnoses and interpretations; cultural competence in dealing with racially, ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse populations including LGBT; excellent oral and written communication skills; and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper. Some local travel/driving required.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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