SUMMARY: Research fellow will enjoy a unique opportunity to study health
inequities and healthcare disparities within Obstetrics and Gynecology and
contribute to scientific knowledge and best practice development aimed to
improve health outcomes in patients receiving care at a safety net hospital.
The position is through Alameda Health System and its group of multi-specialty
physicians whose mission is to provide healthcare services for the people of
Alameda County, California. The practice site will be within the department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology at Highland Hospital in Oakland CA and physician
research fellows will participate in the full range of patient care (including
Labor and Delivery, operating rooms and ambulatory clinics) as well as support
current projects in health equity, and create new research projects at the
direction of departmental Fellowship Director and department Chair.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties
performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform
other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are
necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.
1. Fellows must make at least a year long commitment to participate in the
fellowship from August through July of the academic year.
2. With approval from the department chair, fellows are expected to dedicate
on average 0.7 FTE to administrative duties, including research and 0.3 FTE to
clinical duties, with an average 60 hour work week. This mix may vary
depending on needs of the department in any given time.
3. Fellows are also eligible to take extra shifts for SAN pay as needed by
4. Fellows must participate in regular learning modules and meet at least bi-
weekly their mentors, and the program director (can include conference
calls/webinars and in-person meetings).
5. Under the direction of the Fellowship Director and mentorship from
faculty, fellows will perform two scientific studies in health equity based on
AHS, Regional and/or National data – conceptualization, design, data
extraction, analysis and interpretation: with one manuscript preparation &
submission to a scientific journal
6. Fellows are required to present research updates and findings during
departmental meetings as requested, in coordination with the Fellowship
7. Fellows will participate in monthly departmental journal clubs, and be
responsible to lead journal club quarterly focusing on health inequities or
8. Fellows will participate in departmental professional development
activities as well as patient safety and quality initiatives.
9. Fellows will attend relevant local symposia and conferences on health
10. Fellows will critically review literature and produce relevant background
and significance information to enhance scientific manuscript preparation (and
grant application when applicable).
11. Fellows are required to participate in maintaining an AHS OB/GYN
departmental data base of women’s reproductive health health
12. Prepare at least one poster for presentation at scientific conference(s)
and/or to the department faculty.
13. Participate in shadowing experiences at the county Jail and other
community collaborations in patient care
14. Participate in individual and group health equity rounds
15. Attend lectures, journal club and relevant outpatient clinics
16. Primary Investigator and Co-Investigator roles in departmental research
studies aimed at fostering health equity within the populations we serve,
including performing data analysis, completing IRB applications and manuscript
17. Continued training in Women’s Health Equity thru advanced clinical
research didactics and equity learning modules
18. Perform ongoing Evaluations of the program to guide fellowship quality
19. Provide clinical services in line with a broad obstetrics and
gynecological scope of practice that includes inpatient Labor and Delivery
coverage, inpatient gynecological service coverage (ER consults, emergency GYN
surgery), gynecologic surgery, office obstetrics and gynecology, and women’s
20. Educate medical students from the University of California at San
Francisco to support their Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation
21. Teach residents from the Kaiser Oakland Obstetrics and Gynecology
training program, and especially mentor those who expect to work in a safety
net health system as a general Ob/Gyn practitioner;
22. Participate in the review of quality of patient care rendered in the
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology within the AHS quality assurance and
performance improvement plans;
23. Supervise health care provided by house staff, certified nurse midwives,
physician assistants and Nurse Practitioners assigned the Department.
24. Performs other duties as assigned.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the
required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required
licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Required Education: Medical Degree
Preferred Education: Medical Degree and finished residency program in ABOG
approved residency program
Required Experience: Successful completion of OB/GYN residency; fourth year
resident in good standing within residency programs
Required Licenses/Certifications: Licensed to practice medicine in the state
* Oakland, CA
* Highland General Hospital
* PG Educ Administration
* Full Time – Day
* Business Professional & IT
* Req #: 26909-17864
* Posted: June 5, 2020