Medical Director
University of Southern California
United States

Street Medicine Medical Director, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator)

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Alhambra, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Family Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC (DFM) is seeking a full-time faculty physician – Clinical Assistant Professor (Clinician Educator) to join Street Medicine and serve as Medical Director.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years’ experience in clinical administration and be skilled in management, business operations, practice development and quality improvement programs.  This candidate will take pride in providing exceptional care and embrace the Street Medicine approach of caring for the unsheltered homeless population in their reality, on the streets, under bridges or wherever they reside.

Candidate is expected to show evidence of qualifications through letters of recommendation, completion of an accredited residency training program, board certification and a California medical license.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Assists the Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs and Street Medicine Program Director in providing clinical operational and administrative leadership to Street Medicine.  Estimated 30% of time.

  • Meets regularly with current medical clinicians and staff in all Street Medicine settings.Oversees practice operations and innovations to increase quality of care, joy in practice, and patient satisfaction.
    • Gathers input from clinicians on changes in operational processes and supports the development and achievement of programs and practices.
    • Provides feedback to clinicians on professionalism and productivity. Conducts and/or coordinates appropriate training for optimal service and competency.
    • Reviews and approves time-off requests.
  • Recommends strategy for quality and process improvements, clinical expansion and productivity growth.
  • Represents Street Medicine at various ambulatory quality meetings, clinical practice, risk management, and patient experience committees at the Keck Medical Center.
  • Collaborates with hospital operations management to enhance clinical efficiencies and team collaboration.

Clinical Responsibilities:

Builds and maintains an active outpatient panel.  Estimated 70% of time.

  • Obtains detailed and accurate medical histories from patients. Performs appropriate physical examinations, delineates problems, and records the information in the electronic health record.
  • Develops patient centered care plans that incorporate counseling on healthy lifestyle choices, preventative medical care and psychosocial stressors, as well as coordination of referrals to specialty and behavioral health services.
  • Performs and/or interprets common laboratory, radiological, and other routine diagnostic procedures- as needed.
  • Performs medical procedures/examinations such as: physical exams, minor procedures, pap Smears, suturing and wound care and caring for adults and children with acute and chronic conditions.
  • Provides continuity of care in the management of complex illnesses.
  • Participates on call panel for ill or injured patients and those seeking medical advice after hours.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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