Medical Director

  • Job Tracking ID: 512731-619469
  • Job Location: Auburn, CA
    Grass Valley, CA
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 13, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Non-profit community clinic is seeking a Medical Director to oversee our Auburn & Grass Valley, CA clinics.

Chapa-De is a non-profit community outpatient health center with a mission to advance the health and well-being of American Indians and low income individuals living in our communities by providing convenient access to high quality, compassionate care.  With clinics located in Auburn, CA and Grass Valley, CA, we have multidisciplinary health care teams that provide a broad spectrum of services including adult and pediatric primary care, nutrition and health education, women's health services, dental care, orthodontia, mental health and substance abuse counseling, psychiatry, optometry, and pharmacy.


The Staff Physician/Medical Director is responsible for providing primary health care services consistent with the philosophy of Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc., and accepted standards of care with an emphasis on team-based care. He/she must exercise a high degree of judgment and leadership in all areas of responsibility. Primary responsibilities are to oversee all aspects of physician leadership, quality improvement, customer service and revenue enhancement. Management responsibilities include coordinating the planning, development, organization, integration, administration and evaluation of clinical services.




  1. Provide direct medical services to Program patients. Scope of work includes adult & pediatric primary care, chronic illness and disease management minor surgeries and procedures, and all other areas of family medicine.
  2. Interdepartmental medical consultation as requested.
  3. Clinical supervision of mid-level staff, resident physicians, FNP/PA and medical students as needed.
  4. Participate in the development of medical services, including protocols, standard procedures, and management of patient care related activities.
  5. Serve as liaison with the local medical community. Initiate appropriate specialty referrals.
  6. Provide leave coverage, if necessary, between the Auburn and Grass Valley sites as agreed upon with the Medical Administrator.
  7. Advise Medical Administrator of any problems that can affect the efficiency of the Medical Department.
  8. Provide required Federal and State Ambulatory Patient Care Data on appropriate forms and follow Indian Health Service health care maintenance guidelines.
  9. Record patient chart entries in Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan (SOAP) format.
  10. Complete appropriate documentation necessary for Data and Billing Departments.
  11. Advise nursing staff of appropriate response to patient phone calls.
  12. Understand and promote the mission, vision, and values of Chapa-De both in the work place and in the community.
  13. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, as they pertain to position including: HIPAA, Scope of Practice, Accreditation Standards, OSHA, and the agency's policies and procedures.


  1. Assist Medical Administrator and D.O.N. with personnel/clinical matters.
  2. Directly supervise medical services staff including mid-level professionals, rsident physicians, FNPs, Psychiatrics, Director of Nursing and medical students as needed.
  3. Assure quality of medical services provided to clinic patients.
  4. Oversee special projects as assigned by supervisor.
  5. Policy and Procedure consultant, conducts meeting and conferences with staff to explain work requirements, methods and procedures as needed, give special instructions on difficult or different activities and answers technical questions about assignments, new or changed programs.
  6. Ensure Peer Review is performed and physicians and nurse practitioners provide peer performance feedback.
  7. Assist and facilitate medical, E.H.R., Journal Review and Peer Review meetings.
  8. Complete performance evaluations of clinical staff.
  9. Evaluate patient complaints when requested.
  10. Assist Chief Operations Officer with Physician recruitment.
  11. Review/approve requests for clinical privileges from physicians, podiatrists and optometrists. Must be knowledgeable of medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations.
  12. Respond to Licensing and Accreditation inquiries.
  13. Attend Medical, QAPI and Executive Committee meetings as requested.
  14. Review and approve standing orders and clinic protocols for vaccines and labs for licensed and unlicensed staff within the medical department and for the UAIC school nurse.

Experience and Skills:


  1. Graduate of an accredited Medical School. Must have a permanent/full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of California. Board Certified in Family Practice preferred (Pediatric/ Internal Medicine specialty will be considered, if applicant possesses a broad experiential background).
  2. Two years of clinical experience in the direct delivery of primary care.
  3. Current BLS CPR certificate required.
  4. Current DEA certificate.
  5. Sensitive to American Indian culture and health needs. Prior experience in an Indian Health program and/or knowledge of, and sensitivity to, healthcare delivery issues and knowledge of JCAHO and /or AAAHC Standards and review processes desired.

Indian Preference. Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, section 472 & 473). In other than the above, Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required. The employee must occasionally be required to stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.


Job Benefits:


The following benefits of working at Chapa-De as a provider include:'

    • Low patient to provider ratio
    • No Weekends (no on-call)
    • Leave every day at 5:30 p.m.
    • Guaranteed Salary + Comprehensive Benefits
    • Collegial environment – terrific office staff
    • Opportunity for Loan Repayment from as Chapa-De is approved site for LRP through IHS and NHSC
    • Covered Malpractice Health Insurance
    • CME Allowance/Time off
    • DEA waiver

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