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Medical Director – HIV Services


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 3, 2021.

The Medical Director, HIV leads, manages, and supervises clinical teams in the HIV Medical location, Specialty Services and medical contractors in clinics.

Provides comprehensive, coordinated, primary and preventive health care services to a diverse and underserved patient population across their lifespan.

Oversees licensed clinical practices with various levels of licensed professionals in AltaMed clinics.

In performing this work, the Medical Director ensures execution of assuring high quality, affordable and caring health for all.

Ideally the position will spend 50% of their time on administrative duties and 50% of their time on clinical duties.

The Medical Director actively participates in the Interdisciplinary Team and directs the medical care decisions and provides direct supervision of Physicians.


Board Certified or Board eligible physician, HIV or Infectious Disease preferred.

California license to practice medicine, and unrestricted DEA license.

Minimum of eight years of experience managing outpatient health clinic settings.

Experience in a community health center setting working with underserved populations preferred.

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing quality improvement programs.

Experience with managed care, administration of programs, and staff supervision, including staff at various clinics.

Demonstrated experience with Electronic Medical Records.

Experience in developing and leading medical quality improvement programs, preferably in a managed care setting.

Previous experience with computer based systems including Electronic Medical Records preferred.


Managerial Responsibilities:

Supervises all HIV medical services offered by the programs.

Meets with Medical Directors and other providers as needed on quality issues.

Recruit, select and supervise the providers; assist in the recruitment and selection of the sites second line of management.

Conducts orientation for new medical staff members covering AltaMeds philosophy, medical protocols and process management.

Handle grievances and incident reports on a local level.

Involving HR and escalating to next level of management as appropriate.

Sits on Corporate Leadership Committee, representing HIV programs to address medical policy issues.

Actively participates with other Medical Directors and their Committees and welcomes others to participate in his/her program committees.

Promotes clear lines of communication between Medical Operations and other staff members in all area(s) of responsibility.

Disseminates and interprets outcomes information for the clinicians, and uses the information to improve quality of care within the area(s) of responsibility consistent with national standards.

Coordinates financial budget with appropriate Medical Leadership to develop and analyze program performance, set goals (financial, quality, etc.,) for the provider team and monitor and hold accountable.

Participates in all area(s) of responsibility to bring new business to the clinics.

Recommends potential opportunities for new or existing services within the market.

Reviews expenses to insure costs are appropriately controlled and other financial indicators such as pharmacy utilization, referrals, etc., are providing appropriate amounts of revenue.

Identify and adopt new technologies to enhance both the patient experience and the overall smooth operation of areas of responsibility.

Quality/Patient Care Responsibilities:

Proven understanding of quality improvement initiatives and collaboratives.

Implement AltaMed standard quality processes and initiatives.

Assures personal compliance with licensing, certification(s) and accrediting bodies.

Participates with other Medical Directors to provide consistent medical practice in an area.

Evaluates and treats patients in accordance with AltaMeds standard of care.

Sets level of medical care and quality for patients and monitors care using available data and chart reviews.

Implements policy and protocol defined by Chief Medical Officer throughout area(s) of responsibility.

Meets with CMO and RMD and SMDs about quality of care, policy, procedure and records issues and to implement best practice medical and process management protocols.