Job: Sequoia Teen Wellness Center Physician (Open)

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Job Title:Sequoia Teen Wellness Center Physician (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 01/22/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$85.87 - $101.51 Hourly
$6,869.60 - $8,120.80 Biweekly
$14,884.13 - $17,595.07 Monthly
$178,609.60 - $211,140.80 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on January 11, 2018 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be January 22, 2018. 
**Please note:  This position has been filled.

San Mateo Medical center is seeking a Physician for our Sequoia Teen Wellness Center.

This is a full-time position for an MD/DO with the County of San Mateo to both provide direct service clinical care to youth ages 12-25 at a school-based health center, as well as performing the following duties:
  • Clinical supervision of NP providers
  • Facilitating meetings
  • Coordinating provider schedules
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Quality improvement
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary health center leadership meetings
  • Representing the clinic at medical center administrative meetings
  • Oversight of day-to-day clinic management
  • Representing the health center at community events
Clinical Qualities Required:
  • Interest, experience, and comfort providing care to youth ages 12-25, including:              
    • Routine primary care, physical exams, and pre-participation sports screening as outlined through CHDP and professional society guidelines.
    • Reproductive health care, including pregnancy options counseling, STI prevention and treatment, and the full range of birth control options, ideally including administration of implants and intra-uterine devices.
    • Management of a wide range of acute and chronic health issues, including injuries, minor illness, and chronic illnesses such as asthma, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc.
    • Medical management of some mental health conditions in conjunction with mental health staff, including depression, anxiety, ADHD.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, especially Latino communities. Language proficiency in Spanish a plus.
Other Qualities Required:
  • Experience working with diverse personalities and backgrounds and excellent ability to communicate clearly and assertively. 
    • Strong group facilitation skills and good listening skills essential.
  • Program development experience and skills, especially with regards to both day-to-day clinical operations and 'big picture' visions to guide future planning.
  • Supervisory experience, including skills in giving feedback and performance evaluations.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills for representing health center and client needs and services at community and county-wide meetings and events.

Some additional benefits:  Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes flexible scheduling options, retirement plans and health benefits for retirees, additional 5% increase in salary for each qualifying board certification up to two (2) Boards and additional administrative leave benefits. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Physician who enjoys working with adolescents in a small, youth-dedicated practice serving Redwood City. The Sequoia Teen Wellness Center is conveniently located in Redwood City, across from Sequoia Station and next to Sequoia High School campus.  The clinic is a unique collaboration between the Sequoia Union High School District and the San Mateo Medical Center.  Sequoia Teen Wellness Center provides services for youth ages 12 - 24, regardless of ability to pay, citizenship or school enrollment.
The clinic provides adolescent primary care, confidential reproductive health services, family planning and STI treatment, as well as mental health services and referral to specialists within the San Mateo Medical Center.  Our Medi-Cal patients may also be referred to Stanford and University of California, San Francisco Medical Centers for subspecialty care.  The clinic team consists of a Physician and two Nurse Practitioners, a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Vocational Nurse, a Medical Assistant, mental health practitioners and clerical staff.  The clinic is closely linked to the comprehensive resources of Fair Oaks Health Center, which includes a dietician, social worker, child and adult psychiatrists, and dental and optometry clinics.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct medical and/or physical examinations and make diagnoses.
  • Prescribe appropriate treatment plans and prescribe therapy or rehabilitation programs.
  • Coordinate the work of consulting medical specialists.
  • Act as physician member of a multi-disciplinary team for clinical work or program development.
  • Train and supervise interns and residents.
  • Provide clinical supervision to licensed and professional staff.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records of activities.
  • Consult and work with other medical and/or mental health professionals in the community when necessary.
  • Confer with patients' relatives regarding illness and treatment.
  • Maintain records of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis according to Joint Commission of Accredited Hospitals Organization standards and other regulatory agencies.
  • Develop comprehensive case histories.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Current developments, trends and research in the medical field.
  • Basic understanding of clinical supervisory principles and practices.
  • Pharmacology and psychopharmacology including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects.
  • Proper documentation of clinical services.
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of general medicine and its application.
  • Medical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Hospitals and Clinics organization.
  • Knowledge of communicable disease control.
  • Knowledge of public health practices and procedures.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Diagnose and treat patients.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate treatment plans.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, staff and others.
  • Learn and apply laws, statutes, codes and regulations governing California health service providers, and JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain medical records and prepare reports.
  • Serve on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Clinically supervise licensed and professional staff.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

Completion of a residency training program approved by the American Medical Association, or two years of clinical experience post internship in an appropriate medical specialty.

  • License to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of California.
  • Board certification or Board eligibility in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine or a related area is highly desirable.

Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. 

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date. 
County of San Mateo Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Kristin Herman (081517)  (F124 Staff Physician)

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