Skip to main content

Medical Director of the Richard Fine People’s Clinic (RFPC)

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 15th, 2017
Last review date: August 24th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 15th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Medical Director, Richard Fine People’s Clinic, ZSFG, UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a search for the Medical Director of the Richard Fine People’s Clinic (RFPC) located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG).

Richard H. Fine People’s Clinic is an academic primary care practice that cares for ~8,000 of the City’s most medically and socially complex patients, delivering over 30,000 visits per year. RFPC also is a major teaching site for UCSF Internal Medicine residents (categorical and primary care). The clinic is a core primary care clinic within the San Francisco Health Network, the delivery arm of the city’s Department of Public Health, which supports 13 primary care health centers.

The primary objective of the Medical Director's role is to assure that the clinical care offered by RFPC is of the highest level of excellence, and to lead the clinic's Management Team in its efforts to continually improve the clinic's operations. RFPC Management Team currently includes a practice manager, clerical supervisor, nurse manager, charge nurse, Behavioral Health Team lead, and two Associate Medical Directors (the AMD for Practice Transformation and Integrated Behavioral Health, and the AMD for Resident Education and Experience) and a faculty and medical resident scheduler.

The Medical Director reports directly to the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at ZSFG and collaborates closely with the Director of Primary Care for the SFHN. As the Medical Director of a core SFHN clinic, this position holds responsibility for meeting the expectations of all SFHN Primary Care clinics.

DGIM at ZSFG has approximately 30 faculty members and three main centers of activity: providing medical care at the Richard Fine People’s Clinic and the inpatient wards of the hospital; teaching UCSF medical students, residents, and fellows; and facilitating research that generates new knowledge and policies to improve the care of vulnerable and underserved populations and promote health equity. ZSFG is a premier public hospital with a level 1 trauma center. RFPC is a clinic in The San Francisco Health Network, the city’s safety net health system that cares for ~110,000 residents annually.

The position supports at least 40% operations and teaching time; two primary care clinic sessions and one precepting session in RFPC; and the possibility of attending on the ZSFG inpatient wards for 2-4 weeks/year. The Medical Director will also take part in teaching in the Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Leadership (QIPSL) curriculum and mentor medical students and residents undertaking improvement projects in the clinic.

The Medical Director has several other roles and responsibilities:
● Works a minimum of one, ideally 2, primary care clinics per week at RFPC
● Precepts at least one clinic per week at RFPC
● Direct supervision of the RFPC Practice Manager.
● Clinical supervision of RFPC’s DPH nurse practitioner staff
● Leading or collaborating on intra- and extra-mural grant opportunities related to the core mission of RFPC and related domains
● Providing oversight and supervision to the associate medical directors
● Collaborating with the DGIM Chief and SFPC program leadership to enhance career development/mentoring for DGIM clinician-educators
● Ensuring the clinical competency of providers in RFPC (including oversight of credentialing procedures and responding to patient complaints or problematic staff interactions)
● Teaching of modules within the SFPC QI curriculum and mentorship of 2-3 resident or medical student QI projects per year

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, scholarship or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Please apply online at

A successful candidate will demonstrate:
● Clinical excellence
● Current board certification in internal medicine
● Strong commitment to advancing a culture and climate of diversity, inclusion, and equity
● Superb communication and collaboration skills, with demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
● Demonstrated skills in management, leadership, and operations thinking
● Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications include:
• Experience in Lean management
• Experience in the care of underserved and vulnerable patients
• Experience in the teaching and mentorship of diverse learners
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: administration, policy, research, and advocacy as it relates to the health of underserved and vulnerable populations
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: administration, policy, research, and advocacy as it relates to the redesign of primary care
• Experience with quality improvement, including the ability to analyze and use data to guide improvement.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
Get started: press Apply Now