Careers @ LifeLong

Please Note: In order to protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, and to be in compliance with California state regulations, LifeLong Medical Care requires all employees, contractors and volunteers to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19.

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LifeLong Medical Care is one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) in California. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, we have locations in Berkeley, Oakland, Pinole, Richmond, and Rodeo. We provide primary health care, dental care, behavioral health services, immediate/urgent care, respite care and social services. In addition to our health centers, we also work in school-based clinics, supportive housing sites, and mobile vans serving the unhoused.

Training Future Providers

In addition to offering the highest quality care, LifeLong is an academic institution, training future providers to practice community medicine. Our Family Medicine and Family Nurse Practitioner residency programs have been offering physicians and nurse practitioners a progressive education that will prepare them to deliver compassionate care to underserved communities.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse multicultural communities we serve. And we are committed to the professional growth of all of our employees. We offer financial support to pursue professional development and career advancement.

Community Engagement

When you join LifeLong, you become part of a team dedicated to providing an array of services to the most vulnerable and medically underserved people in our communities.

Opportunities

If you’re interested in helping build a healthier community, LifeLong Medical Care offers a wide range of career opportunities. Our health centers are the perfect place to express your care, compassion, and commitment within a dynamic, team-based environment. Whether you are a clinical provider, administrative professional, or specialist, your talents and skills will go a long way in improving the lives of others. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and employee perks:  

  • Medical Highlights
    • Kaiser and Sutter medical plan options  
    • Employer fully funded health reimbursement account (HRA) to eliminate out of pocket costs outside of payroll deductions which means no copayments for medical visits or prescriptions and no deductibles for employees and their eligible dependents.  
    • Chiropractic and acupuncture services  
  • Dental with Delta Dental
  • Vision with VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    • Healthcare  
    • Dependent Care  
    • Commuter  
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • 529 college education savings plan
  • Pet insurance
  • Credit union access
  • Gym membership
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Eligible employees can participate in loan forgiveness programs.
  • Continuing education for clinicians
  • Education reimbursement for non-clinicians
  • 10 company holidays plus 3 personal holidays in addition to vacation and sick time.

We hire the community to serve the community and we invite you to view our current opportunities and submit your application and resume below.

Words from Our Team

Working at LifeLong, when you help people it’s more gratifying and you get more out of life by helping others. If you see someone that smiles if you made their job easier, it just makes me feel good about myself and feel good about what I do.

Craig Samuel
Safety and Security Management Specialist

LifeLong feels like home. Our foundation is community. We have patients who come in who we’ve known for 20 years, and we have seen them come in with their grandchildren, and now their grandchildren are adults. What keeps me going is really providing quality healthcare to our patients. Sometimes I don’t think the patients know they deserve it. But we know they do deserve it and want to provide the best possible care we can for people. 

Dominica Zone
East Oakland Health Center Director

I think LifeLong can be a good fit for so many different types of primary care clinicians with varied interests who are really committed to the wellness of the whole patient and the opportunity to serve vulnerable communities. I love the joy and resiliency that people bring to doing hard work for the community, and I love that we feel like such a family who are really in this together. 

Dr. Samali Lubega
HIV lead, East Oakland Health Center

At LifeLong it’s not only important that we provide a place where any patient can feel comfortable coming in, but it’s also really important that it also be true for our staff. It’s important that anybody that works at LifeLong can be who they are because when they’re able to be their own person, they can connect with patients who are struggling potentially with some of the same issues. 

Dr. Michael Stacey, Chief Medical Officer
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We want patients to feel as though they matter and that the work that we do is going to help them on their journey in life. So if you’re a really resourceful person, someone who likes challenges, we’re a pretty positive group of folks. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re going to have laughs in the process of solving the problem.

Dr. Miriam Parker
Chief Dental Officer

I like to walk around the health center. I like to see how my staff is interacting with patients. I like to be able to see the faces of patients. I love being able to answer questions and I love being able to coach and support my staff.”   

 

Wanda Morales
Immediate and Urgent Care Services Manager

We’re a tight-knit group of folks. We know each other personally. We are able to collaborate and have direct discussions. It’s not just like an email relationship or through chat. People know each other. We know each other’s families. We know each other’s kids. And we’re also very supportive of our staff in incorporating the desires and dreams to grow – not just for our community but also ourselves personally and professionally. I really look forward to stepping into this office every single day and seeing everybody who works here.

Dr. Kalamaoka’aina Niheu
Associate Medical Director Rodeo and Pinole Health Centers

One of the things that attracts providers to work at LifeLong is the variety of things they can do. They see patients in clinic, but we also have a number of groups – how to cook, how to eat healthy. We have groups for expecting mothers. We also have street medicine teams that go out to homeless encampments. And these groups are run by providers. So there are a number of ways to add some variety into your work schedule and do a whole bunch of different types of healthcare. A lot of providers find that really rewarding. 

Dr. Michael Stacey
Chief Medical Officer

With the patient population we serve, I know I made the right decision. I’m working with Medical Assistants, some of whom were patients themselves at the clinic before. It’s just nice to work with people who are very passionate and have returned to serve the community that has shaped who they are today. 

Dr. Semera Shemsu
Family Medicine Resident, Class of 2025

Equal Opportunity Employer

LifeLong Medical Care is committed to creating a work environment that supports and provides through its policies, rules, and procedures equal employment opportunity for all of its employees. It is also the responsibility of all concerned, whether they are Board members, employees, or volunteers, to create and maintain through personal example an environment which reflects acceptance of all people.

It is the Health Center’s policy to provide equal opportunity in employment, development and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including, but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, lay off, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions. Decisions also will not be influenced by a perception you fall within any of these categories or your association with a person falling within any of these categories.