Medical Doctor, Virtual Primary Care (California - Remote)

  • Tia
  • Remote
  • Oct 02, 2022
Physician Family Medicine Internal Medicine

Job Description

We’re looking for physicians passionate about women’s health for Tia’s virtual California clinics.

As a Physician at Tia you’ll be integral to the excellent care we provide. Your clinical expertise related to the full spectrum of providing affirming primary care for women including: gynecological services, primary care, procedures and holistic whole person care is welcome! We are looking for physicians with experience in primary care for women and/or full spectrum gynecological care. Board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine preferred but will consider other relevant specialties. 

Physicians are a vital piece of our interdisciplinary care team - and this role affords you the opportunity to provide direct patient care but also engage in teaching and collaboration as well as the unique opportunity to partner with the Tia technical teams to contribute to the technology life cycle of the products and tools you will use to care for patients. 

A bit about you:

Values and abilities you’ll bring to Tia: 

  • You’re motivated to elevate women’s care by bringing a shared-decision making approach to women’s health. 
  • You believe that each woman knows her body best, though she may need help interpreting what the signs mean. Your mission as a woman’s healthcare provider is to help your patients understand those signs and develop robust, multi-faceted treatment plans to reach health goals. You practice this by being a true partner on a patient’s health journey, never dogmatic, rigid or glued to institutions. 
  • You are an incredibly good question-asker & prober, this allows you to identify nuances of a patient's life that could be pertinent to their story. You’re like a detective -- but you do this with an elegance that makes the patient feel at ease divulging life secrets. 
  • You’re facile with technology and interested in the process of developing new technology to support high quality clinical care. 
  • You’re data driven and consistently incorporate new and evolving research into your day-to-day practice
  • You’re a high functioning multi-tasker who has an incredible ability to stay calm and focused under pressure 
  • You are excited about teaching and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team - including nurse practitioners, therapists, acupuncture and Chinese medicine providers and physical therapists.
  • You are a tolerant and inclusive thinker. You believe in sex-positive, no judgement and radically inclusive healthcare for every person, and espouse these values in your everyday life.

Skills and assets you’ll bring to Tia: 

  • You’re a board certified Physician (Family Medicine or Internal Medicine preferred), in the state of California, with an unrestricted license, able to provide primary care and support of all aspects of women’s health with compassion and empathy 
  • You’re experienced with telemedicine and virtual care pathways
  • You’re adept at providing primary care services including: hypertension management, diabetes management, urgent care concerns (coughs, sore throat, abdominal pain, etc), basic dermatological condition management, STD screens, UTI & Vaginal infections consults, Pelvic Pain, Vaginal Bleeding, Birth Control counseling and Annual Exams and Pap Smears.
  • Plus if you are able to provide office based gynecological care beyond pap smears including: LARC insertion and removal, colposcopy, LEEP and endometrial biopsies.
  • You’re highly tech savvy
  • You’re willing to work evenings + weekends as needed by schedule. 
  • You’re authorized to work in the US
  • You’re willing to be credentialed with our academic partners
  • You’re able to serve as a collaborating physician for members of our virtual nurse practitioner team 

Other “nice to have” skills: 

  • As an organization that seeks to create an environment for all women to feel safe, heard, recognized and avowed in their health, bodies and lives, we are consistently seeking providers with backgrounds that are meaningfully different from those already forming our team. You bring a diverse background, a range of care experiences in different communities or various modalities.
  • Formal professional training in the following areas is highly valued: care delivery for women who have experienced trauma including having a lived experience of abuse, decision making support for low-income women, care delivery for LGBTQ identified folks, care delivery for immigrant or migrant or english-as-a-second-language support populations.
  • A strong understanding of & interest in chronic stress and trauma as it relates to health is a plus.
  • Experience or formal training weaving integrative medicine practices into your care plan development. 

Responsibilities:

  • Practice within the Tia Care model and motivate the other Tia team members to do so
    • Embody the Tia clinical model in practice at the Clinic
    • Participates in team training when appropriate to help ensure all team members deliver care up to clinical quality standards and incorporate the Tia Care model.
    • Effectively integrate new elements of the Tia Care model that are being testing into the Tia system
    • Use Tia tech platforms and documentation systems to optimize communication and supports appropriate billing
    • Participate in lunch and learns sessions at Tia, hosting some didactic sessions on your own area of expertise as well as participating in others’
  • Ensure an excellent patient experience while balancing clinical requirements
    • See any and all patients requiring care; deliver both patient sets an amazing experience
    • Effectively handle escalations relating to patient satisfaction or clinical issues that need escalation in care
  • Effectively escalates issue at the clinic to the appropriate leadership when necessary 
    • Reports on technology performance giving constructive feedback to the technology team— helping to dive into issues that are impacting practice. 
    • Reports to Tia and site clinic leadership on operational or clinical model issues 
    • Reports to the National Medical Director and/or local medical director on issues relating to care quality concerns among care providers from site
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary care team
    • Create a respectful and collaborative environment for all clinical colleagues 
    • Provide clinical guidance to medical assistants as needed 
    • Serve as a collaborative physician for Nurse Practitioner Colleagues 
  • Maintain licensure and appropriate re-certifications
    • Maintain board certification and active license in all states as required by Tia to do one’s role

Tia requires that Medical Doctors complete credentialing with specified payors and that you authorize Tia to complete this credentialing through our preferred vendors.

Benefits

  • Talented and collaborative team who will both support and challenge you.
  • Market competitive salary 
  • Tia training and mentorship opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401k benefits!
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave

This position may require attendance at company and team off-sites and is subject the Company’s vaccine requirement, as permitted by law and subject to reasonable accommodation.

Tia is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and patients. We strongly encourage people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply. 

If you are committed to collaborative problem solving, creating high-quality and user-centric products, and want to make waves in women's healthcare, join us! 

About Us: 

Founded in 2017 by Carolyn Witte and Felicity Yost, Tia is the modern medical home for women. We are trailblazing a new paradigm for women’s healthcare that treats women as whole people vs. parts or life stages.  Blending in-person and virtual care services, Tia’s “Whole Woman, Whole Life” care model fuses gynecology, primary care, mental health and evidence-based wellness services to treat women comprehensively. By making women’s health higher quality and lower cost, Tia makes women healthier, providers happier, and the business of care delivery stronger — setting a new standard of care for women everywhere.

Tia has raised more than $132 Million in venture capital funding to date, including a recent $100 Million Series B investment, one of the largest early-stage rounds ever for a healthcare company focused on women. Tia has ambitious plans to scale its “whole-woman, whole-life” model to more than 100,000 women by 2023. We’ll do this by growing virtual and in-person operations in existing and new markets while expanding its service lines to care for women throughout their entire lives -- from puberty to menopause. Since launching in 2017, Tia has grown to serve thousands of women aged 18-80 with blended in-person and virtual care in New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix and soon San Francisco. 

We’re building a world class team to reimagine women’s healthcare. We’re an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, researchers, designers, technologists and operators who have seen firsthand how broken the healthcare system is for women. We’re united by a powerful mission to enable every woman to achieve optimal health, as defined by herself, as well as a shared set of values and principles that define our business, products, and culture. 

Tia is building a culture of excellence — in people, process and product. This is our northstar value; 

What is excellence, exactly?

Excellence about constantly elevating yourself, it is the process of constantly striving to perform to the best of your abilities, and identifying your top potential through constant learning, experimentation and evolution. Excellence is not about achieving perfection, as that insinuates a pinnacle. Instead, in our terms, excellence is about the pursuit of constant improvement. We’re looking for people who want to go on that hard journey of constantly setting new personal records, and organizational records. 

We practice excellence at Tia by demonstrating the following types of behaviors: We chose (and actively choose) excellence as Tia’s highest order value because it crystalizes into one word several behaviors that we hold dear, specifically:

  1. A drive to constantly improve through experimentation, reflection. and an insatiable growth mindset — said another way, we’re energized by the possibility of invention, innovation, and iteration
  2. Being present in and grateful for the journey — not just the goal line. Perfection is static. Excellence is a process (more on this important distinction below)
  3. Asking why, then why again — because accepting “this is just the way it is” is not good enough
  4. Grit & perseverance — a maker mentality that involves “rolling up your sleeves”, but also deep care for oneself and for others
  5. A commitment to uncovering talents to unlock “rock star” potential across every individual

Furthermore, excellence reflects the “bigness” and the “boldness” of Tia’s mission and vision — a world in which every woman can achieve optimal health, as defined by herself.

Said another way, Tia’s mission is NOT to make healthcare incrementally better for women. Instead, we’ve intentionally set out to create a fundamentally new paradigm for modern women’s healthcare that’s truly excellent. We believe that creating a company that operates in a culture of excellence will manifest in our product. Reaching this goal is not an overnight pursuit or a “one and done.” We have not and will not “get it right” with the first swing. Rather, this higher order goal is a moving target — one we have not and will not ever fully “achieve.” By design, we will never be “done” with this work, but instead, we will be continuously in pursuit of our mission. It is this continuous pursuit — the journey, not the finish line — that truly embodies excellence.