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Pediatrician – LifeLong MediCal Care

Richmond, CA

Tentative Start/Hire By Date:  02/05/2024

Description:

LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Board-certified/eligible Pediatrician, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant with a commitment to providing high-quality, evidence-based primary pediatric care to join our team at LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center in the heart of Richmond. We have an innovative pediatric-only team within a growing comprehensive family practice community Teaching Health center. LifeLong Medical as an FQHC utilizes an innovative, trauma & resiliency-informed, Behavioral Health integrated and patient-centered team-based care model. We are honored to work with a diverse, predominantly Spanish-speaking community of historical residents to recent immigrants of Richmond and the surrounding West Contra Costa County area.

Unique highlights of this position include:
Well established practice for more than 40 years with a diverse patient panel
Collaborative work with other pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, behavioral health clinicians, and dedicated pediatric support staff.
Evidence-based clinical practice with a built-in schedule for CME and clinical practice discussions
Innovative clinical research with local academic institutions not limited to ACES prevention and interventions in a family strength-based approach
Preceptorship opportunities for both in-house Family Medicine Residency Physicians and visiting health professional students
Newborn care with optional rounding opportunity at a local hospital

We offer a competitive salary; salary range $197-218K DOE;  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 21). Acceptance rates may vary year to year based on funding levels and the number of applicants.

Pediatricians are committed to high-quality primary care in a multi-disciplinary setting. Strong interest in caring for a diverse patient population, assuring clinical quality, well-baby exams, treatment for acute illness, and collaboration with experienced Associate Medical Directors. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, communicate and work effectively within an interdisciplinary team.  Several site Pediatrician opportunities for full time and part-time, located in Richmond and San Pablo clinic sites

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.
Participates as a site clinical services team member and attends clinical team meetings.
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
Supervises Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Nurse-Midwives)
Participates in after-hours on-call as needed
Assists in supervising and teaching 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.

Qualifications
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 the 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 several 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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates can apply online at https://apptrkr.com/4844008w

Posted on February 2, 2024