Residency Core Faculty Physician (MD/DO)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512365-672898
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 18, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Education Center for Community Medicine, Petaluma Health Center’s Residency Program, has an opening for a Residency Core Faculty Physician. Launched in 2018, the Residency Program, now in its second year, provides NP/PA residents with an unparalleled clinical and educational experience, mentored by a team of highly committed faculty.

As a Core Faculty Physician, you will get the chance to collaborate and lead didactics, specialty experiences and inter-professional learning sessions; focusing on humanity, compassion and forming strong personal bonds with patients and the community. Precepting and mentoring residents will be a key responsibility.

Petaluma Health Center has two large clinics - one located in Petaluma and another located in Rohnert Park. Our scope of services include: Family Medicine, Maternity, Behavioral & Mental Health, Wellness, Optometry, Dental and Specialty Services.

The Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality health care, with access for all, in Southern Sonoma County. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove and surrounding areas. We are organized as a private, non-profit corporation and governed by a consumer and community led Board of Directors.

For more information about us, please visit us at

Position Title: Residency Core Faculty Physician (MD/DO)

Summary: The Residency Core Faculty Physician provides quality primary medical care in a collaborative, compassionate and caring environment. He/she takes primary responsibility for precepting and teaching NP and PA residents as well as other learners in Petaluma Health Center’s educational programs, thus providing oversight and expertise to residents while promoting and contributing to the Petaluma Health Center’s mission. He/she works as an integral part of the medical staff by participating in all strategic initiatives of Petaluma Health Center. He/she performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to after-hours call, weekend clinics, supervision of PA/NP staff, and assignment to outside locations within PHC federal scope such as school based clinics, skilled nursing facilities.


Areas of Responsibility:


  • Participate in the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of the NP/PA Residency Program
  • Provide direct clinical teaching in both didactic and clinical settings
  • Provide teaching and proctoring of residency procedure clinic
  • Assist residents in achieving learning objectives in all desired areas of care and with a deep understanding of PHC’s mission and culture
  • Collaborate with residency director on evaluation of residents
  • Participate in selection of residents
  • Support residents in learning panel management for residents’ patient panels
  • Provide direct mentorship and leadership coaching to residents and other clinical staff who come from underserved communities and who will work with underserved communities in their career
  • Participate in regular Petaluma Health Center faculty meetings
  • Participate in community and professional activities as appropriate and in scholarly projects as appropriate



  • Take appropriate history, perform physical examination of patients, order pertinent diagnostics and implement appropriate therapy in the outpatient setting according to standard medical practice and in accordance with AAFP guidelines
  • Provide admission, work-up, diagnosis, and provision of non-surgical treatment for patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities and/or the hospital setting if qualified in accordance with clinical training and maintenance of skilled nursing and/or hospital based privileges
  • Obtain appropriate consults when problems presented are outside scope of practice or when unfamiliar with a particular aspect of the patient’s care
  • Communicate effectively with the patient throughout the physician patient relationship, provide appropriate patient education, and demonstrate respect for the culturally determined needs of patients
  • Show consistent and determined intent to be competent, meeting or exceeding the community standard of care
  • Demonstrate competent knowledge in delivering health care to patients through peer review as established through the medical staff bylaws, recommendations of each licensing Board, and clinic Quality improvement Program. Participates in the peer Contribution, considering carefully the opinions of colleagues
  • Cooperate with the rest of the medical staff in assuring after hours and Saturday and evening hour’s coverage for the clinic patients
  • Supervise PA’s and FNP’s according to the standardized procedures agreed upon which defines their scope of practice while complying with all federal and state regulations and codes
  • Support and contributes to in a positive manner clinic efforts to maintain and improve patient satisfaction in all aspects of health delivery
  • Work at maximum potential to meet productivity requirements in order to improve patient access and fiscal viability while maintaining quality medical care
  • Meet all time commitments by arriving on time to the clinic and working entire shift or more as needed
  • Maintain credentials by keeping all required licenses current, including but not limited to California Medical License, DEA licenses, CME hours, CPR Certifications and any other required licenses. It is the responsibility of the physician to give Human Resources current credentials before old credentials expire
  • Willingly perform other duties within the scope of practice as assigned


Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Completion of an accredited residency program
  • Board Certified MD/DO with current California License and DEA
  • Previous teaching experience and/or strong interest in teaching
  • Faculty development fellowship or similar training desirable
  • Experience working in an FQHC or in community medicine highly desirable


Desired Skills:

  • Effective interpersonal skills and cultural competence


Licenses and Certifications:

  • State of California Medical License or Osteopathic Physician License
  • Federal DEA Registration
  • Medical Specialty License or Certification; Board certified or Board Eligible in specified area of Medical Specialty
  • Must maintain CME as required for certification renewals
  • Must be CPR/ BLS Certified
  • Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements


Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.


Petaluma Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply directly through our career page at or call Karline DeShane 707-559-7644.