Primary Care Director-Physician Specialist

Primary Care Director – Physician Specialist, Ambulatory Care Services

LOCATIONS: Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

GENERAL SUMMARY: Olive View – UCLA Medical Center (OVMC), a 337-bed public teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is seeking a physician to serve as the hospital’s Director of Primary Care.  This person will facilitate, support and direct the activities of the primary care service line, which is responsible for approximately 13,500 empaneled patients and 100 primary care providers, spanning 6 patient-centered medical homes including Adult, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Geriatrics, and Positive Care / HIV. Position is 50% Administrative and 50% clinical.


  • Coordinate all aspects of primary care operations, including patient access, empanelment / panel management, productivity assessment, clinical teaching, template enhancement, workflow standardization, and adoption of a team-based care model
  • Partner with the medical and program directors, care teams, trainees, and academic and administrative leadership at OVMC and DHS to implement quality and performance improvement interventions
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and partners, including other ambulatory and inpatient services, quality management, utilization management, nursing, and social work to optimize the patient’s experience with care
  • Develop new and leverage existing data sources to make data-driven operational and quality decisions which champion value-based care
  • Support a positive and high-quality service-learning experience for trainees
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and report work plans to achieve desired performance outcomes, including taking corrective action, when indicated
  • Develop a robust and effective system of clinical governance, including incident reporting, risk management and mitigation, and patient feedback and engagement
  • Approximately fifty percent time protected for clinical duties.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • 3-10 years in clinical practice and operations
  • Effective Communicator
  • Active primary care medical practice
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Prior experience in data analytics and quality improvement
  • Prior experience in addressing P4P quality metric programs
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics or OB/GYN

Benjamin Waterman, MD

Ambulatory Care Service, Medical Administration

14445 Olive View Drive, Room 2C155

Sylmar, CA 91342

Phone: 747-210-3300

Date posted: 7/20/21

Job Features

Job CategoryFamily Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN Gynecology, Pediatrics

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Physician Specialist (Non-Megaflex)