Dignity Health

Director Of Clinic Operations

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Family Practice Residency Program
Hours / Pay Period
Pacific Central Coast Health Centers
Standard Hours


About Pacific Central Coast Health Centers

Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco reside the charming Central Coast communities of Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Arroyo Grande. Here, the mission of Dignity Health can be found at Marian Regional Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Pacific Central Coast Health Center’s (PHC).


PHC organization was formed to provide the management, organizational and operational support for community clinics. The philosophy guiding PHC’s practice is to provide the ideal environment for health care delivery. The team approach to patient care is inherent in a group practice environment. Every employee of PHC is a team member who can affect patient care profoundly, either in a positive or a negative sense. Many patients, due to illness, are not at their best and there may be difficult management problems. Tact, understanding, support and patience are essential to a good patient-physician relationship. Each employee is encouraged to contribute toward this successful relationship.


Position Title: Director of Clinic Operations


Position Summary: 

Responsible for leading, planning, directing, monitoring and improving the overall performance for assigned clinics to achieve excellence in the delivery of daily operations. Engages staff and cultivate a positive clinics culture that prioritizes humankindness and patient-centric care. Accountable for operational, financial, clinical, quality, and business development activities across multiple disciplines..

  • Oversees the development of assigned clinics and regularly manages improvement projects and is accountable for operational, financial, and business development activities.
  • Develops, analyzes, and implements processes and systems to enhance customer service across assigned clinic(s) and takes ownership of and drives needed improvement in all aspects of operations, including clinic productivity, patient satisfaction/experience, provider satisfaction/experience, community efforts and serves as the local representative for the area.
  • Responsible for financial management of the assigned clinic's financial operation budgets, including forecasting gross and net revenues, visit projections, and expenditures.
  • Plans, coordinates and effectively leads assigned clinics to meet patient care, administrative, operational, and support requirements.


  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize the tools, techniques and procedures needed to establish and monitor budgets.
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry's trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a healthcare center; ability to use this knowledge to ensure the healthcare center performance is efficient and effective.

Education and Experience: 

  • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years experience in related field. Minimum of three (3) years management experience.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and/or additional job related experience in lieu of the degree.
  • Licensure: None specified.
  • Special Skills: Working knowledge of community clinic/health center operations.
  • Training: None specified.



Minimum Required:

  • Five years working in a health center setting. Experience in the supervision and evaluation of staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, standard practices, procedures and equipment utilized in front and back office medical management
  • Ability to coordinate patient care.
  • Computer skills in Excel, Word and electronic medical records
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and basic procedures.
  • Self-motivated and able to achieve results through good organizational skills.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of CDPH regulatory requirements
  • Reacts calmly and efficiently in emergencies and unpredictable situations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in managenent or healthcare related field.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English and Spanish, clearly,concisely, and accurately.



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