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Center Medical Director

Sacramento, California
Closing date
Oct 29, 2024

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Family Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

Ready to have your nights and weekends back to yourself? You'll work Monday through Friday to support our enrolled participants.

Location: 3870 Rosin Ct, Sacramento, CA 95834

The Center Medical Director provides medical care for InnovAge LIFE/PACE enrolled participants across a variety of settings, including but not limited to the center's clinic, participants homes, the nursing home, assisted living facilities and personal care boarding homes. Direct hospital inpatient care is not required but close coordination of care with hospital-based providers is essential. The Center Medical Director is also responsible for oversight of day-to-day medical operations at the center and provides supervision of physicians and nurse practitioners. They assist with quality initiatives, utilization and resource management.

Direct Reports: 1 Physician and soon to be 2 NPs as we continue our expansion.

Primary Care - 70%

  • Provide medical care to enrolled participants, including the evaluation, diagnosis and management of their medical conditions, including but not limited to taking of a medical history, performance of physical examination, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests, formulation of an assessment of condition and a treatment plan, writing prescriptions, ongoing follow up of same, and management of medical information from specialists and hospital teams.
  • Document medical care in the participant s EPIC medical record, in compliance with documentation policies.
  • On a rotational basis provides after-hours on-call coverage every few weeks. All calls are first triaged by an RN with only a subset (< 10%) getting to the Physician for advice or orders (only phone support, no driving into center or homes).
  • Participate within the interdisciplinary team in the formulation of Plans of Care for participants, as well as in other interdisciplinary team settings that further the care of participants.
  • Presents input into, initiates and/or facilitates new medical programs and processes in support of strategic goals.

Administrative & Supervision 30%

  • Assists with management of the primary care budget, identifying monthly budget variances
  • Provides reports on utilization areas: Inpatient, ER, Outpatient, Nursing home, Pharmacy and areas where there is a significant budget variance
  • Participates in the quality initiatives in conjunction with the Quality Department.
  • Responds to center grievances with respect to primary care complaints.
  • Champions at least one primary care strategic initiative
  • Coordinates the regular primary care team meetings held at the center and may lead local primary care meetings when asked.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring and termination of primary care staff under the supervision and in consultation with the Area Medical Director
  • Effectively supervises and manages direct reports and provides, by example and leadership, motivation and direction to employees of the organization.
  • Helps set the tone of the department to ensure morale, teamwork, and that the positive employment culture of the organization is maintained.
  • Regularly schedules leadership/management, department, and staff 1:1 meetings to provide leadership, development, and a forum for communication to ensure coordination and collaboration in meeting organization and individual goals.


  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree
  • Board Certified in a primary care specialty (will consider Board Eligible but must pass boards within 12 months of employment)
  • Current active Medical License for state in which practicing
  • DEA License with full prescriptive authority
  • Adequate malpractice coverage
  • Not on the Preclusion List
  • A minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly


  • Postgraduate training in a primary care specialty, including but not limited to internal or family medicine or geriatric medicine
  • Bilingual

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