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Supervising Physician, San Mateo, CA

Organization: San Mateo Medical Center Clinics
Category: Physician
Location: San Mateo, CA
Date Job Posted: May 10, 2024
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Supervising Physician- San Mateo Medical Center Clinics (Open & Promotional)

Salary $250,577.60 - $296,171.20 Annually
Location County of San Mateo, CA
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number F127X
Department San Mateo Medical Center
Opening Date 03/26/2024


Exciting news! Candidates have the opportunity to receive a sign-on bonus of up to $30,000. First-time external new hires, or current staff promoted internally or from other County departments into a regular Supervising Physician position in San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) may be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus of up to $30,000 (subject to discontinuation at any time). The sign-on bonus will be in 3 phases and will be prorated for part-time.

San Mateo County Health seeks leaders to join our integrated Health Department as head of one of our high performing clinical teams at our Daly City Clinic site, our Coastside Clinic site in Half Moon Bay or our Ron Robinson Senior Care Center (RRSCC) in San Mateo, at San Mateo Medical Center.

Ideal candidates are energetic leaders interested in improving patient centered approaches to care and have experience in change management. They are skilled problem solvers who can support data driven standard processes to ensure every patient receives the same level of quality care.

The Supervising Physician at our Daly City Clinic site will have the opportunity to oversee the excellent teamwork of a team working together to provide compassionate and complete care to this community through adult, pediatric, podiatry and dental care. Onsite Behavioral health, social work and pharmacist support as well as strong RN presence create a team-based approach serving almost seven thousand patients.

The Supervising Physician at our Coastside Clinic site, will have the unique prospect to oversee a cohesive and diverse team serving a geographically dispersed and more rural community in Half Moon Bay. Serving a large farmworker community, it boasts a small and powerful team committed to delivering comprehensive primary care including a mobile van that travels weekly out to Pescadero.

The Supervising Physician at our Ron Robinson Senior Care Center (RRSCC) will have the chance to oversee the top-notch delivery of comprehensive healthcare services tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults residing in San Mateo County. This outpatient clinic is nestled on the first floor of San Mateo Medical Center, and provides a haven where seniors, family members, and caregivers can seek assistance for the diverse challenges faced by individuals aged 60 and above. This dedicated interdisciplinary team, consisting of doctors and specialists, focuses solely on optimizing the well-being of older adults, empowering them to lead healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

At each site, the Supervising Physician works in concert with manager and nursing leadership to lead local quality improvement work and program development in addition to direct on-site clinical work and supervision of the provider team.

Each FQHC clinic site is 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 and seek leaders who will wholeheartedly embrace and model principles for operational excellence--including leading with humility, thinking about the whole system, creating value for clients, and respecting every individual. We use lean Lean/LEAP methodology as the core of all our improvement work, and we strive to create a community of engaged problem solvers.

Additional benefits:

Taking care of you today

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes flexible scheduling options
  • Additional 5% increase in salary for each qualifying board certification up to two (2) Boards
  • Wellness Program: Health screenings, consultations, health improvement activities, fitness challenges, incentives, prizes, rewards, and more
  • Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering free confidential counseling and support for personal, health, parenting and child or elder care issues; financial coaching; legal consultation; and more
  • Paid & Unpaid Time Off
  • Telecommuting
  • Workplace Mediation
  • SMC Shift: Cash incentives for use of public transportation, carpool, vanpool, and walking/biking to work; bike lockers; CalTrain Go Pass
  • Employee Referral Program

Protecting your future for you and your family

  • Pension Benefit
  • Retirement plans and health benefits for retirees
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation with County matching
  • Voluntary Benefit Plans: Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness, Accident, Legal, Pet, Identity Theft Protection, Employee Loan Program, Auto & Home, LifeBalance Discount Program
  • College Coach for high school-aged children; and one-on-one assistance to employees and family members
  • Voluntary Time off
  • Childcare

Supporting your medical career

  • Strong leadership training
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Opportunities for Quality Improvement projects
  • UpToDate Subscription access including CME credit
  • Monthly enterprise-wide primary care department meeting building collaboration
  • Access to county level training on paid time
  • Complete episodic Malpractice support-no concern for tail coverage

Ideal Candidate - A successful candidate will have demonstrated skill and success in 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. Experience with LEAN is a plus.
  • 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.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.



  • License to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of California.
  • Possession of a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

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 Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine or a related area is highly desirable.

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.
  • Advanced knowledge of communicable disease control.
  • Advanced knowledge of public health practices and procedures.

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.


Open & Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, Confidential and Management extra-help/limited term, and SEIU or AFSCME represented extra help/limited term positions prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required information and supplemental questions in the online application. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted to be considered for this position.

The examination will consist of an 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 a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position based solely on the information provided in the application materials. Because of this screening process, all applicants meeting 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" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.


This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the County of San Mateo Human Resources Department.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

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San Mateo County is centrally located between San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay. With over 750,000 residents, San Mateo is one of the largest and most diverse counties in California and serves a multitude of culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities. The County of San Mateo is committed to advancing equity in order to ensure that all employees are welcomed in a safe and inclusive environment. The County seeks to hire, support, and retain employees who reflect our diverse community. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. Eighty percent of employees surveyed stated that they would recommend the County as a great place to work. County of San Mateo is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels.

HR Contact: Carolyn Burns (101123) (Supervising Physician - F127)

Agency County of San Mateo
Address County of San Mateo Human Resources Department
455 County Center
Redwood City, California, 94063-1663
Phone (650) 363-4343

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