Associate Medical Director (Physician or NP/PA)

LifeLong Medical Care


Looking to lead and make a difference in the vibrant community of Downtown Oakland, CA? LifeLong Medical Care is seeking an Associate Medical Director who will provide clinical oversight and leadership for one or more of our health centers.

In this critical role, you will collaborate with Center Directors to plan and develop services, set objectives, manage systems, maintain staffing levels, and oversee quality assurance activities and budgeting. As part of our team-based care approach, you will be a key care team member, ensuring communication, quality care, and patient satisfaction.

We seek a Primary Care Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant with administrative experience, a passion for developing and participating in a team model of care for underserved populations, and a commitment to providing high-quality primary care. With a focus on building collaborative teams, this role requires a strong commitment to patient-centered care and improving the health and well-being of our patients.

As the Associate Medical Director for our Downtown Oakland Health Center, you will be joining a community that is diverse, dynamic, and rich in culture and history. This is an opportunity to lead and make a significant impact on the health and well-being of our patients while immersing yourself in the unique culture of Downtown Oakland.

If you are a highly motivated individual who desires to serve the community and lead a team in providing exceptional care, we encourage you to apply for this position.

About us:

As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 45 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 66,000 patients in the East Bay Area’s socio-economically underserved regions. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at more than 15 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County. From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospitals to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and responsive to our times’ social and medical needs. We provide an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify. To this end, we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve.

LifeLong Medical Care is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek accommodation, please advise in writing when you apply.


Compensation: $142,000-$163,000 for NP/PA, depending on years since licensed, $197,000-$218,000 for MD/DO depending on when finished with residency, annual stipend, a sign-on bonus, and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan, loan repayment programs, and commuter benefits. LifeLong qualifies for federal and state loan repayment programs (HPSA score is 21). Acceptance rates may vary year to year based on funding levels and the number of applicants.

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

In accordance with LifeLong Medical Care’s commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our patients and visitors; and the community at large from infectious diseases, that vaccinations may reduce. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Order of the California State Public Health Officer. Unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved, all employees must receive COVID-19 vaccinations.


The position’s duties will include a mix of clinical and administrative responsibilities, including:

  • Supervise (recruit, hire, train and evaluate) all physicians and advanced practice providers on site.
  • Jointly oversee nursing and behavioral health clinicians in collaboration with the Center Director and the Behavioral Health Clinical Director & Director of Nursing
  • Oversee existing Programs (e.g., Triage, Scribe, Hep C, MAT, HIV) which includes some direct supervision of staff and partner with other departments, clinics, and managers across the organization to develop and implement new programs.
  • Work closely with CMO/Operations Team and Center Director to ensure cooperative relationships between clinical and administrative staff.
  • Interact and collaborate with other clinic medical directors and operational leads on clinical targets, quality improvement and quality assurance measures. Utilizes Tableau.
  • Ongoing involvement in provider recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Provide direct patient care in a diverse fast-moving health center.
  • Collaboration with other administrative leaders such as CFO, COO, Director of Planning, Director of Pharmacy, and Director of QI. other lead medical providers (UC, Wellness, Triage, etc…)
  • Participate in leadership and committee meetings requiring clinical representation such as AMD (Associate Medical Director), AMD/CD, QI and P&T.
  • In collaboration with the Center Director, lead and facilitate site level meetings
  • Participate actively in collaborative care, team building and training
  • Working with the Center Director to ensure adequate clinical schedule coverage.
  • Addresses corrective action issues with provider staff.
  • Responsible – with Center Director – for financial sustainability of their site.


  • Ability to effectively coordinate care with staff, encourage and nurture their development and growth, and to build a strong and productive team.
  • Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural origins.
  • Ability to provide leadership in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff and encourage professional development to build a strong and productive team.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.
  • Ability to seek direction/approval on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
  • Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.

Job Requirements

  • Individual must be a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant possessing a current CA Medical Licensure and BLS certification
  • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to providing health services to vulnerable persons in outpatient primary care.
  • Familiarity with electronic health records, Epic preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites
  • Prior management experience preferred.

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