Director of Surgical Services

The Medical Administration of the High Desert Health Center Group (HDHCG) seeks well-qualified individuals to fill Director of Surgical Services, Senior Physician position. (This will be open after April 15, 2022.) 

Essential Duties Include (but are not limited to): 

  • Directly supervise all employed and contracted providers in the department (proctor as needed, approve timesheets & invoices, set performance expectations, complete annual performance evaluations, promote professional development, provide individual mentoring/support, and develop teamwork & camaraderie within the care team & among other providers). 

  • Oversee provision of care in department, with particular attention to quality, safety, cost-efficiency, and patient experience. This includes leading or participating in improvement initiatives, ensuring a robust ongoing professional performance evaluation program, standardizing clinical care consistent with DHS expected practices, and investigating & drafting written responses to Safety Intelligence submissions and managed care grievances 

  • Manage provider scheduling in the department to ensure adequate clinical coverage. 

  • Actively participate in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of providers in the relevant department. 

  • Use data and analytics tools to implement and measure the impact of initiatives and programs that improve access, quality, and productivity. 

  • In collaboration with other physician leaders, oversee coordination of care between primary care, specialty care, surgical services, urgent care, and hospital-based (ED/inpatient) care. 

  • Serve as a member of senior physician leadership at the HDHCG and partner with other non-physician leaders to inform, make, and take responsibility for departmental decision-making. 

  • Lead or co-lead departmental meetings & participate in relevant external DHS committees as needed. 

  • Assist with rollout of technology-enabled quality improvement projects (e.g., virtual health care). 

  • Participate in direct patient care. 

 Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Completion of residency training in relevant surgical specialty

  • At least one year of experience participating in leadership and/or supervisory roles. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills 

  • Flexible and adaptable to change 

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, data analytics, and electronic health records. 

  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills in high-stress environment, ability to work well in teams. 

 Candidates must currently be a reachable candidate on the LA County DHS Senior Physician certification list. 

All interested candidates must email their CV and a letter of interest by 4/29/22 at 5:00 pm to: 

Erika Hernandez (secretary to the HDHCG Medical Director) 

High Desert Regional Health Center 

335 East Ave I, Lancaster, CA 93535 


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Senior Physician