Staff Physician - 23919-1A

Updated: Aug 5, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Family Medicine

Job Opening ID: 23919

Reports To: Administrative Officer III

Working Title: Staff Physician

Department: Family Medicine

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 000770

Job Location: Anaheim

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: Variable

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

UCI Family Medicine, a Department of the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, is committed to upholding the highest professional and institutional standards. We thrive by promoting optimal health for patients, staff, trainees, and faculty. UCI Family Medicine provides clinical services for patients of all ages in a variety of settings as follows: Family Health Centers (federally qualified health centers or FQHC’s) in Santa Ana and Anaheim; Gottschalk Plaza; Senior Health Center; skilled nursing facilities; inpatient services and obstetric deliveries at the UCI Douglas Hospital in Orange. UCI Family Medicine provides education across a variety of programs including undergraduates; medical students; family medicine residents; fellows in geriatrics and sports medicine; and outreach to the community. We are seeking a qualified individual who is an excellent clinician with a strong commitment to clinical leadership, quality improvement and team-based patient care.

The incumbent in collaboration with the Executive Medical Director (EMD) of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), will direct, coordinate, and implement the QI Program for the Federally Qualified Health Center and function as the Anaheim Site Medical Director.   The incumbent will collect, manage, and analyze FQHC quality data and prepare quality reports for review.  Incumbent will have practical knowledge and skills in Continuous Quality Improvement, including analysis and interpretation of data using computer based disease registries or similar data collection systems is essential.  The incumbent reports directly to the EMD and to the Department Chair.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides clinical expertise and leadership while assisting in the development, monitoring, and presentation of internal quality measures and initiatives.  Disseminates QI performance to clinical staff team on a regular basis. Adheres to all UCI FQHC Policies and Procedures.
  • Leads and participates in Quality, and ad hoc meetings as directed by the EMD.  Assists with coordination of monthly QI Meetings.  Communicates FQHC initiatives to department members to ensure adequate understanding.  Assists department medical directors to prepare QI reports and statistics.
  • Provides leadership by focusing teams and organization units on visions and distinctive strategies that result in excellent short and long-term performance. This includes coordinating, tracking, and reporting of clinical outcomes. Assist with annual UDS and HRSA reports and ensures timely completion of corrective action plans related to quality.
  • Reviews incident reports from the Safety and Quality Information System (SQIS) as well as patient grievances and conducts follow up investigations as warranted.
  • Collaborates with the FQHC Executive Medical Director in the investigation of clinical events including sentinel events, sentinel event near misses, and significant adverse events; leads and/or participates in the development of root cause analyses.
  • Oversee all aspects of patient care services at FHC Anaheim with the site Practice Manager to assure that the medical care provided is of highest quality and standards and consistent with all accreditation and licensure requirements.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and supervision of all physicians and allied health care providers working at the site.
  • Serve as the medical liaison with outside referring physicians to facilitate inter-institutional transfers.

Compensation Range:

Commensurate with Experience  


Department Website:



  • Family physician; board-certified, full-scope ambulatory health care services including care of children, adults and the elderly.
  • Experienced in providing and/or oversight of pre-natal care. 
  • Demonstrated experience in quality improvement to improve patient outcomes
  • Leadership skills; ability to motivate, inspire, communicate with faculty, residents, staff, and peers to maintain a professional, team-based approach in the care of patients.
  • Proficiency in Spanish



Special Conditions Preferred:

Campus, medical center or other university setting and various external venues.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.


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