Physician Supervisor

$184,627 - $249,203 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jul 22, 2020
Full time Government Health Care

Job Description

This position will remain open until filled.  The next application review will be  Monday, July 27, 2020.

 We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

Screening interviews may be conducted while this posting is open.


 *Annual Salary Range:  $184,626.56 - $249,203.09

Hourly Salary Range:   $88.762770 - $119.809180


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

With the Clackamas County Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), you may be eligible for loan forgiveness, re-payment and scholarship opportunities through Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and/or the Oregon Office of Rural Health (Oregon Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program). In addition, there may be options for loan forgiveness while working with a government/public agency with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

This is a full time non-represented group 2 County position.

Non-Represented Group 2 Full Time Benefits

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The Clackamas County Health Centers Division has an exciting leadership opportunity for a Physician Supervisor. The Clackamas Health Centers Division within the Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers primary care, dental services, and other behavioral healthcare at multiple primary care, behavioral health, and school-based health centers.

We are looking for a leader committed to the development, training, and coaching of physicians in a collaborative, team environment. The supervisor will provide clinical and administrative leadership for physicians and provide professional diagnostic services and implement medical care plans for clients as well as assist in implementation of quality improvement plans.

The Physician Supervisor provides clinical leadership and mentoring of clinicians at their clinical site in the practice of evidence-based, efficient, and equitable medical care. The Physician Supervisor will also provide direct patient care in accordance with training, experience, and licensure. The Physician Supervisor will serve as an informational resource to Clackamas FQHC patients, staff, trainees, the health council, and county officials. The Physician Supervisor reports to the Medical Director.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to ongoing evaluation of systems and staff performance with a strong commitment to process improvement and operational performance that meets the highest of standards.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of Oregon granted by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Possession of a current DEA license from the Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe medications
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Practice medicine
  • Experience providing primary care in safety net clinic setting
  • Must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
  • Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. Learn more about the County's drug testing policy.
  • Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
  • Must pass a post-offer physical assessment; accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.  Learn more about the County's driving policy
  • Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Experience in a clinical supervisory role
  • Experience working in an FQHC setting

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


 Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provides supervision for clinical providers; assists with difficult treatment issues; assists in the hiring of clinicians to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; works with Medical Director in preparing performance evaluations; recommends progressive discipline; assists in scheduling for physicians; orients new providers to the site and helps manage onboarding; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  2. Provides clinical leadership and mentoring of clinicians; sets an example in embodying team based care; participates on management team; works closely with care teams in the care of specified patient populations; provides clinical input on care and management of individual patients as needed.
  3. Assists in implementation of Quality Improvement plans relating to quality metrics and other objectives of interest to Health Centers; engages regularly with providers about their productivity and other quality metrics; manages performance improvement plans with Medical Director as necessary.
  4. Reviews cases as needed for fellow clinicians; reviews unexpected outcomes, including deaths, as part of peer review and quality improvement; provides clinical input to assist in solving patient issues/formal complaints related to quality of care, behavioral issues, or other concerns.
  5. Leads site specific provider meetings; attends health clinic meetings; participates in state and local organizations and task forces to promote and coordinate Health Center programs; serves as liaison with other County departments and divisions, government agencies and community groups; consults with health service providers, group homes, schools, and community groups on health care issues; develops and presents education materials.
  6. Provides direct clinical services to patients; interviews and obtains a complete health history appropriate to individual and/or family including past medical history and current medical information; performs physical examinations to determine nature and extent of symptoms; provides diagnostic assessments, treatment/management and follow-up to clients; diagnoses, treats, and controls diseases and physical injuries in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner for populations served.
  7. Performs, orders, and interprets appropriate diagnostic procedures and lab tests; maintains complete and accurate written records of all clients; completes scheduled chart audits and case reviews; consults with and refers individuals to other health care providers and lab tests; provides telephone follow-up and consultation to clients.
  8. May share in after hour calls with medical leadership team.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of general, preventive and clinical medicine and pharmacology and drug interactions and how to apply them in selecting and prescribing appropriate therapeutic agents; federal, state and local health statues, rules, regulations and ordinances; medical and nursing care standards; clinical aspects of communicable diseases and disease control measures; causes, treatment, prevention and/or early detection of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, handicapping conditions, mental illness, normal and abnormal physical and psychosocial development in adults and children, and other disabling conditions; migrant farm worker health care and cross-cultural issues; interviewing techniques of the adult, pediatric and adolescent patient and ability to obtain a complete medical history; techniques of supervision; participative management theories; quality improvement tools and principles.

Working knowledge of: Principles, practices and objectives of public health; health care programs and services provided by local public and private agencies; sociological, psychological and physical problems involved in public health programs; preventive medicine and sanitation; standard laboratory tests and procedures; medical records documentation and charting formats; issues of medical ethics and liability.

Skill to: Oversee clinician services under minimal supervision; evaluate effectiveness of services and staff and initiate improvements; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity, and effectiveness; diagnose, treat and control diseases and physical injuries in a culturally sensitive manner for migrant and other underserved populations; prescribe and administer therapeutic drugs according to current DEA licensure; perform general screening physicals for adults and children; perform neo-natal, well-child, school and sport physicals; perform funduscopic, integument, cardiovascular, muscular-skeletal, neurological, abdominal, genitor-urinary and general psycho-social examinations; perform and interpret diagnostic procedures and test; prepare concise, accurate and effective medical reports, recommendations, policies and procedures; implement clinic services within resource limits; communicate services of family planning pre-natal care and sexually transmitted diseases; apply appropriate teaching and training techniques to improve nursing staff skills; establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional, technical and clerical staff, patients and the public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday.  There is a 24 hours per week clinical requirement, which is flexible for administration/lead portion of position. 

Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended, but must be on site 4 days of a work week.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Please make sure to attach a current CV/Resume, along with a Cover Letter detailing your experience and interest.

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Application Process

Help with the Application

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us.  Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


Request Veterans' Preference

Learn more about the County's Veterans' Preference


Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date.  You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


If selected as a final candidate, you will be required to submit all State Professional Licenses/Certificates, DEA, National Board Certifications, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), BLS and/or ACLS level CPR, and degrees (as applicable). Credentialing and Provider Enrollment processes will be completed prior to hire with the help of our Health Centers Credentialing team.