LifeLong Medical Care

  • Residency Program Director

    Job Locations US-CA-Richmond
    Posted Date 1 year ago(5/15/2018 1:25 PM)
  • Overview

    At LifeLong Medical Care, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality health and social services. We are currently looking for a mission-driven physician leader to innovate LifeLong’s inaugural Family Medicine Residency Program in Contra Costa County. If you are passionate about building tomorrow’s physician workforce, apply today!


    About LifeLong Medical Care

    LifeLong Medical Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 42 years of dedicated service to the community. LifeLong provides comprehensive, compassionate care to over 60,000 patients in socio-economically underserved regions of the East Bay Area. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 20 sites across Oakland, Berkeley and West Contra Costa County. 

    Our mission is to provide high-quality health and social services to underserved people of all ages; create models of care for the elderly, people with disabilities and families; and advocate for continuous improvements in the health of our communities.



    To address the critical shortage of primary care physicians in the East Bay, LifeLong Medical Care has made a commitment to start a Family Medicine Residency Program based in a new interdisciplinary facility in Richmond, CA. The Residency Program Director would be instrumental in developing a 12-18 resident (4-6 residents per year) program that will contribute to a physician workforce dedicated to improving health outcomes of vulnerable populations.

    The Residency Program Director will assist in developing and writing the accreditation application, support the Director of Academic Affairs/DIO (e.g., providing reports on all aspects of graduate medical education and clinical delivery services provided by the residents), and serve as a bridge to community hospital partners. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in improving socio-economic disparities and community health. Minimum requirements are at least two years of full-time Family Medicine faculty experience.


    • Demonstrates dedication to Resident Education.
    • Commitment to care for the underserved population and training residents to address the medical and psychosocial needs of an underserved population.
    • Responsible for monitoring the faculty appointments, assignments, outcomes, and proper conduct of educational activities.
    • Responsible for the supervision, direction, evaluation, and administration of the LifeLong Family Medicine Residency.
    • Responsibilities for the Residency includes: Provide direction and leadership necessary to obtain and/or maintain the LifeLong Residency Program with Full Residency Review Committee Accreditation.
    • Conduct ongoing review of the residency program as required by RRC and ACGME.
    • Participate with faculty and LifeLong leadership in recruiting and making recommendations for   improvement in the educational programs.
    • Establish and maintain an education liaison with major academic institutions.
    • Coordinate medical student curriculum, resident training and education with such institutions.
    • Positively interact with the faculty of major academic institutions.
    • Assure that services are performed in accordance with and sufficient for compliance with the requirements of all required accrediting bodies such as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the State of California, and LifeLong’s liability carrier.
    • Serve as a member of LifeLong’s Graduate Medical Education Committee.
    • Perform such duties as the appropriate and necessary to the position and operation of the Family Medicine Residency Program.
    • Recruit, retain, and promote high caliber residents who exhibit interest and commitment to excellence in patient care and medical education, demonstrated competency in clinical research, high ethics, and a commitment to a high order of professionalism.
    • Continual improvement of the Family Medicine Residency Program with a full accreditation by the ACGME and in-service examination scores averaging higher than the national mean.
    • Participate in the budgeting process relative to the residency program.
    • Approve clinical teaching, resident oversight, and research performance of each faculty member. Provide a copy of each written review to the Chief Medical Officer or their designate.



    Education and Teaching

    Uphold the LifeLong mission as a teaching institution and support projects related to that goal.


    Professional Growth and Development


    Participate in activities, which will enhance role development:

    • Maintain clinical competency in family medicine.
    • Serve on various medical staff committees.
    • Enhance clinical research among faculty, residents, and self.

    Participate in activities, which demonstrate professional commitment to position and to LifeLong.

    • Set short- and long-term goals for professional growth.
    • Actively participate in regional and national organizations, which enhance personal growth, as well as to the image of the organization.
    • Be a role model for the Residency and the entire organization.
    • Where possible, obtain clinical appointment with leading institutions of medical education.


    General Goals


    1. The Physician shall provide his/her best efforts to:
    • Lead the development and continue improvement of the Residency to be a leading community teaching department.
    • Lead by example and conduct him/herself at all times in accordance with the highest standards of professional ethics.
    1. Provide a written Residency Development Plan annually to the Chief Medical Officer and the DIO. The written plan shall address strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, needs, and anticipated actions to improve patient care, graduate and continuing medical education, research, cost containment, and new sources of revenue.



    Knowledge and Ability

    • Physician - licensed in the State of California
    • Shall have completed an accredited residency program in family medicine.
    • Shall be certified and recertified by the American Board of Family Medicine.


    • At least 5 years of post-graduate clinical experience.
    • At least two year as full-time family medicine residency faculty member.


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