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Medical Director of Community Medicine

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 2, 2021.

Location: Los Angeles, California, 90001, United States
Job ID: 56944179
Position Title: Medical Director of Community Medicine
Company Name: Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center (Center) is seeking a physician to be the Medical Director of Community Medicine.

This new position will have responsibility for enhancing access and providing high quality, client-centered comprehensive medical care for underserved segments of the LGBTQ+ communities of Los Angeles with a focus on its Black and Latinx community members.

As the world’s largest LGBTQ+ organization, the Center is expanding its core primary care services to new sites around Los Angeles, with the intent to better serve communities facing significant disparities in healthcare access and outcomes.

This position will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare and community outreach professionals to develop, expand and maintain high quality, culturally relevant, comprehensive primary care services at these new sites.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated skill in addressing and overcoming medical mistrust among populations with high incidence of negative past experiences in healthcare.

The successful candidate will also have demonstrated skill in successfully addressing social determinants of individual health even when important environmental or community causes cannot be impacted.

Physicians applying for this position must be Board certified either in Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine with fellowship training in Community Medicine.
Below is a list of specific topics which help describe the key areas of interest and expertise required to successfully lead this clinical program.

Many of these areas may have been included in the curriculum of a candidate’s residency program or fellowship.

However, the list is not exhaustive, nor will it be required that the candidate demonstrate deep study of all areas.

Life experiences of LGBTQ+ people are shaped by many other specific factors that intersect with those listed below and which amplify or significantly modify their cumulative effects.

Knowledge of how these factors affect health and health behavior choices is critical.

Work experience in lieu of or in addition to specific training will strengthen an applicant’s candidacy as will current or prior service in LGBTQ+ communities.
Deep understanding of Sexual Medicine and the skills necessary to discuss human sexuality effectively with all patients; Study of the causes and remedies for a community being considered as medically underserved; Deep understanding of health disparities and social determinants of health, which includes: Familiarity with the causative factors leading to adverse health effects at both community and individual levels; Familiarity with public health studies and policies impacting various populations; On an individual level, study of the pathophysiologic responses to stress which lead to disease; Familiarity with interventions at a patient level which can mitigate social and environmental stressors which themselves may not be readily changed; Familiarity with health beliefs and an individual’s sense of agency among different populations; Study of effective health education techniques in different racial and ethnic populations; Study of the following: Health effects of systemic racism at a community and individual level; Domestic violence in different racial and ethnic populations; Impact of incarceration on individual health and on family dynamics; Best practices for medical care for the transiently and chronically homeless; Trauma informed care
E-mail resume and cover letter as a word attachment to jobs@lalgbtcenter.org website: www.lalgbtcenter.org
Or submit application/resume to: Los Angeles LGBT Center, Human Resources Dept., 1118 N.

McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90038
The L.A.

Gay & Lesbian Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff.

Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, sexual orientation, or age.

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