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City and County of San Francisco Podiatrist - Physician Specialist DPH 2230 in San Francisco, California

The Department of Public Health’s San Francisco Health Network Ambulatory Care (SFHN AC) division is recruiting

  • One Permanent Exempt part-time podiatrist

  • One as-needed Temporary Exempt podiatrist

These podiatrists work in our community-based ambulatory care health centers/programs in the classification of 2230-Physician Specialist.

  • ✅ START with this Required Questionnaire

    form.jotform.com/dphmerit/podiatrist-2230

  • Compensation

    https://careers.sf.gov/classifications/?classCode=2230

  • Application Deadline

    On or after 2/29/2024

Worksites Include

Castro Mission Health Center, Curry Senior Center, Maxine Hall Health Center, Potrero Hill Health Center, Silver Avenue Family Health Center, Southeast Family Health Center, Tom Waddell Urban Health Center, Maria X Martinez Health Resource Center/Whole Person Integrative Care sites, and Jail Health Services sites

Essential Duties

Under the general administrative direction of the lead podiatrist, the 2230 Physician Specialist performs the following essential job functions at health centers/programs:

  • Evaluation and non-invasive treatment of foot and ankle pathology predominantly those requiring palliative care

  • Performs “in-office” procedures including biopsies, nail avulsions, matrixectomies, foot and ankle injections, tenotomies, and capsulotomies

  • Evaluation and treatment of foot, ankle and leg ulcers and infections within the podiatric scope. (this position excludes bone procedures)

  • Makes general referrals and consultations to other departments where appropriate including “surgical” podiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG)

  • Provides telephone advice to patients

  • Provides patients with health education, counseling, and self-management support

  • Provides clinical case management for patients with complex care needs as indicated

  • Maintains accurate, timely and complete electronic medical records

  • Participates in staff meetings, project meetings, and conferences when indicated

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives

  • Works effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Provides consultative support to other members of the care team

  • Collaborates with identified project staff on special projects

  • Performs other related duties as assigned/required

Desirable Qualifications

  • Lived and/or work experience with Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) populations

  • Ambulatory care experience in an urban environment serving diverse, low-income populations experiencing complex medical and psychosocial challenges

  • Understanding of how systemic racism, white supremacy, and other forms of bias affect patient engagement, retention, and health outcomes

  • Sensitivity to and experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary team-based care and one or more of the following: trauma-informed care, health care for the homeless, harm reduction, or chronic care management models

  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, or Spanish

  • Ability to work with staff from diverse social and economic backgrounds with respect, understanding, and teamwork -- including and especially staff from non-clinical disciplines

  • High attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks concurrently

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills

  • Commitment to reducing health disparities and actively contributing to our goal to become an anti-racist organization

⚠️Required Before Applying⚠️

  • Possession of a valid license issued by the California Board of Podiatric Medicine*

  • Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice**

  • Successful completion** of a residency program accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, i.e., Board Eligible

*Applicants possessing a valid license to practice medicine issued from another state within the United States of America may apply, but if selected, the candidate will NOT be appointed/hired until they obtain a valid license to practice podiatric medicine issued by the "California Board of Podiatric Medicine."

**Applicants enrolled in a residency program may apply, but if selected, the candidate will NOT be appointed/hired until they demonstrate successful completion of a residency program accredited by the "Council on Podiatric Medical Education" and obtain valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice.

Conditions of Employment

All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in all specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and must meet the following criteria within two (2) weeks prior to the start work date to avoid delay of the appointment to the position and/or cancellation of an employment offer:

  • Be eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and/or other federal health care programs;

  • Possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI);

  • Submit a completed credentialing application and/or required documentation for credentialing; AND

  • Possess a valid third-party billable provider certification (such as Medicare, Medi-Cal and/or private insurance) OR have submitted a completed billable provider application, along with the required documentation, in order to obtain the appropriate billable provider status.

Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities.

Required Questionnaire 

Applicants must complete the Required Questionnaire linked in this job ad as part of the online application process. The information provided on the Required Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification.

How to Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit careers.sf.gov and begin the application process. Our email communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. 

Selection Procedures

The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position.  Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process. 

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information (https://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/aboutdph/jobs/requirements.asp)

Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

  • COVID-19 Policies (https://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/aboutdph/jobs/requirements.asp)  

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Medical Examination Prior to Hiring

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) (https://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/aboutdph/jobs/requirements.asp)

  • Licensure/Certification/Registration

  • Note on ICARE 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

  • Information about the Hiring Process (https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process)  

  • Conviction History (https://sfdhr.org/conviction-history-faq)  

  • Employee Benefits Overview (https://sfdhr.org/benefits-overview)  

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (https://sfdhr.org/equal-employment-opportunity)  

  • Disaster Service Workers (https://sfdhr.org/disaster-service-workers)

  • Reasonable Accommodation

  • Right to Work (https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#identification)

  • Copies of Application Documents

  • Diversity Statement (https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#diversitystatement)

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Eliot.Watt@sfdph.org 628-271-6704.

We may use text messaging to communicate with you if you include a mobile number in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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