Medical Director - Supervising Physician Specialist
San Francisco dept. of Public Health
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MD/DO
Salary: $228,800 to $316,004
Hospital, Public and Private
Academic Medical Group
Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
Advisory / Regulatory
College / University
Community Health Center/Community Clinic
Health Care System
Health Information Technology Provider
Independent Medical Groups
Independent Practice Association (IPA)
Office of Healthcare Practitioners
Office of Physicians
Outpatient Care Center
Internal Number: 2233
The Department of Public Health’s Communicable Disease Control & Prevention Section is accepting applications for onefull time position in class 2233 Supervising Physician Specialist.
This position will serve as the Communicable Disease Controller for San Francisco and the Director of the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Section in the Disease Prevention and Control Branch of the Population Health Division.
LOCATION: 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102
SCHEDULE/SHIFT: M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Evening, nights, weekends and/or holiday shifts including rotating 24-hour "on-call" availability to unit or section staff may be required, depending on operational need.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under general direction of the Disease Prevention and Control Branch Director, this position will perform the following essential duties:
Serve as the Senior Physician expert for SDFPH in general communicable diseases and advise and update SFDPH leadership and other stakeholders when needed.
Working with Section staff and the Branch and Division leaders, lead the vision and strategy for prevention and control of general communicable diseases in San Francisco, including strategic planning and policy development
Serve as administrative Director of the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Section. The section includes the Communicable Disease Control Unit, the Communicable Disease Prevention Unit (Immunization Program), and the AITC Immunization and Travel Clinic.
Oversee the integration of the COVID-19 disease response activities and COVID-19 vaccination efforts into the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Section, and provide guidance, direction, and supervision for these staff and activities moving forward.
Directly supervise at least two MDs and functionally supervise several additional staff.
Provide medical consultation, technical support, and policy direction to communicable disease control staff to resolve acute communicable disease situations, investigate and control outbreaks, and address emerging communicable disease issues;
Stay up-to-date on communicable disease trends and state and federal guidance;
Represent San Francisco within the California Association of Communicable Disease Controllers (CACDC)
Serve as the primary liaison to the Division of Communicable Disease Control at the California Department of Public Health
Serve as DPH media spokesperson for general communicable disease issues
Help incorporate health equity metrics into the work of the Section
Provide medical education and develop guidance for clinicians to prevent and control communicable diseases, and provide individual consultation to medical providers as needed;
Represent CDCP and SFDPH in meetings with agencies, community groups and medical provider groups, and collaborate with agency, health care, and community partners to achieve goals;
Identify funding and resource opportunities to support priority goals and projects and lead/participate in grant writing;
In collaboration with SFDPH epidemiology leadership, provide guidance and direction for communicable disease epidemiology projects and data issues, including participation in CalREDIE and production of reports and studies.
Provide leadership for outbreak investigations and response to emerging infections; participate as a leader in SFDPH Department Operations Center activations for communicable disease issues.
Serve as on-call physician after hours for approximately one in every eight weeks, providing phone consultation for urgent communicable disease issues after hours.
Perform essential duties of a supervising physician specialist and other related duties as assigned.
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California; AND
Possession of valid Board Certification in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility or division; AND
Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States of Department of Justice (Special Condition); AND
Three (3) years of post-residency experience‡ as a practicing physician in the respective medical specialty area. One (1) year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a forty (40) hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements by the application review date unless otherwise noted.
Master of Public Health (MPH) or related field.
CDC or CA Epidemiology Intelligence Service Traineeship.
Experience leading multidisciplinary teams
Board certified /eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Occupational Health.
Experience in infection control.
Experience investigating and managing large outbreaks.
At least three years of experience as a public health physician and/or medical epidemiologist.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience in performance improvement
Experience working with diverse communities, including Black/African American, Latinx, AAPI, LGBTQ+, persons experiencing homelessness.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health strives to achieve its mission through the work of two Divisions - the Community Health Network (CHN) and Population Health and Prevention. The CHN is the City's health system and has locations throughout the City including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers. The Population Health and Prevention Division has a broad focus on the communities of San Francisco and is comprised of the Community Health and Safety Branch, Community Health Promotion and Prevention Branch, and the Community Health Services Branch.