Job: Supervising Pediatrician - Fair Oaks Health Center - San Mateo Medical Center (Open)

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Job Title:Supervising Pediatrician - Fair Oaks Health Center - San Mateo Medical Center (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 11/09/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$92.60 - $109.47 Hourly
$7,408.00 - $8,757.60 Biweekly
$16,050.67 - $18,974.80 Monthly
$192,608.00 - $227,697.60 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on November 2, 2017 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be November 9, 2017
**Please note:  This position has been filled.

Fair Oaks Health Center - Pediatrics is seeking a dynamic leader to join the team.  Our current opening is a full-time opportunity for a physician leader to oversee the vibrant pediatric team at this site and at Sequoia Teen Wellness Clinic in Redwood City, California. Key work for this position includes - Quality improvement and program development as well as on-site clinical work and supervision of a large provider team of pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners. The supervising physician will oversee the pediatric services and adolescent services at Fair Oaks Health Center and Sequoia Teen Wellness Center.  Located in southern San Mateo County, Fair Oaks Health Center is a large multidisciplinary clinic site with adult, pediatric, dental, optometry and Ob/Gyn services as well as integrated mental health support teams and an on-site lab. Deeply embedded in its community, it is an amazing location for a pediatric leader to make a difference for patients and staff.

Fair Oaks Health Center is a part of San Mateo Medical Center, a fully accredited acute/long term care/teaching hospital whose vision is to help every patient live the healthiest life possible.  We are a truly integrated health care delivery system offering primary care, specialty, ancillary, in-patient, long term care and emergency services connected through a unified leadership structure and integrated IT systems. We use lean methodology as the core of all our improvement work and we strive to create a community of engaged problem solvers.

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, strong leadership training, and additional administrative leave benefits.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skill and success in all or most of the following areas:
  • Communication and Consensus Building: Has had experience bringing diverse viewpoints and stakeholders together successfully to accomplish goals, and commands the trust and respect others.
  • Vision, Initiative, and Innovation: Has a keen interest in team based care and creating a positive patient experience, and has demonstrated innovation and initiative in realizing that vision.
  • Project Management and Teamwork: Has overseen and successfully led complex projects and coordinated interdisciplinary teams.
  • Supervision and mentoring:  Has significant experience in supervising and mentoring others.
  • At least two years of experience as a physician in a primary care clinic, a minimum of six months of lead or supervisory experience overseeing a primary care clinic, including direct supervision of licensed staff.

 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Direct and administer a medical or public health program.
  • Provide clinical supervision and direction to all levels of medical/professional staff including assigning, directing, and monitoring work.
  • Develop and monitor adherence to medical policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Provide consultation services.
  • Advise community physicians regarding public health treatment and practices.
  • Train and supervise interns and residents.
  • Coordinate the work of consulting physicians.
  • Conduct comprehensive medical histories and physical examinations.
  • Prescribe and administer treatment and medication as necessary.
  • Develop standards of medical care for specialty area.
  • Participate in in-service training programs.
  • Supervise medical, professional, and technical and support staff; full supervision includes responsibility for selection, performance evaluation, and corrective action.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Health care management practices and principles including revenue retrieval.
  • Current developments, trends and research in a medical specialty.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Development of medical policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Preparation of comprehensive reports and other correspondence.
  • Pharmacology and psychopharmacology including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects.
  • Laws, statues, codes, and regulations related to the specialty area which govern health service providers, and JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
  • Advanced principles, practices, and techniques of general medicine and its application.
  • Medical diagnosis and treatment.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Direct medical programs.
  • Clinically supervise and provide lead direction to medical/professional staff, including physicians.
  • Fully supervise staff, including selection, performance evaluation, and corrective action.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence.
  • Apply principles of effective management techniques.
  • Diagnose patients and prescribe treatment or therapy in the designated specialty area.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, hospital staff, community organizations and others.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals within the County or at any level within the Health Services Department.

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:

Three years of experience in the designated medical specialty. Board Certification or eligibility for certification in Pediatrics or a related area is highly desirable.

  • License to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of California.

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.

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.

The County of San Mateo will no longer require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.

Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
HR Contact: Kristin Herman (082917) (Supervising Physician Pediatrics - F129)

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