Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
San francisco, California
$191,646.00 - $264,888.00
Apr 13, 2019
May 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

Under the direction of the Director of the Disease Prevention and Control Branch of the Population Health Division, the 2232 Senior Physician Specialist, functioning as the Tuberculosis (TB) Controller will lead TB prevention and control efforts for the City and County of San Francisco.  The Controller oversees all SFDPH efforts to eliminate TB, including the clinical services at the SFPDH TB clinic on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus.

SHIFT: Day Shift - Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; on-call physician hours includes evenings and weekends.

The 2232 Senior Physician Specialist – TB Controller performs the following essential job functions:

  • Serves as the TB Controller to provide expert TB clinical consultation and relevant epidemiologic data to local health care systems and providers to improve TB prevention and case management;
  • Oversees mandated and enhanced TB surveillance and epidemiology; participates in planning for the Population Health Division integrated surveillance system, PHNIX;
  • With the Senior TB Clinic staff, and the Disease Prevention and Control Branch Operations Manager, coordinates planning for continuous quality improvement efforts, including LEAN, and is the lead clinic representative for long term planning for the new TB clinic space being built in Building 5 of the ZSFG Campus;
  • Responsible for legal orders for mandated TB assessment and/or treatment when the Controller deems this necessary to protect public health;
  • Oversees program aspects and utilization of the various funding sources for TB Prevention and Control, including grants from CDC and CDPH and CCSF General Fund;
  • Oversees and guides overall approaches to TB case and outbreak investigations;
  • Supervises other Senior TB Clinic staff as assigned;
  • Represents SFDPH at the CA Controllers Association and National TB Controller’s Association, and is the primary liaison to the California Department of Public Health TB Control Branch and the Division of TB Elimination at the Centers for Disease Control;
  • Participates in Disease Prevention and Control Branch and Population Health Division Leadership meetings, trainings and public health emergency response activities;
  • Takes rotating communicable disease on-call duties for nights and weekends.

The 2232 Senior Physician Specialist – TB Controller also performs other related duties as required.


  1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California; AND
  2. Possession of valid Board Certification in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility or division; AND
  3. Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice. 


  • These positions require Board Certification in medical specialty areas including, but not limited to: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, etc. If you have valid Board Certification in a medical specialty area, please respond accordingly on the attached Supplemental Questionnaire.  
  • All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in all specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and will be required to meet the following criteria:
  • 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.  
  1. 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 medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

Failure to meet these criteria and/or ‘Conditions of Employment’ within two (2) weeks PRIOR to the start work date may result in the delay of the appointment to the position and/or cancellation of an employment offer.        


  • Board Certification in Infectious Diseases.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health.
  • Prior Experience in public health, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control.
  • Experience in program management and staff supervision.
  • Experience in continuous quality improvement methods.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.