A Physician Group Serving Alameda Health System

Careers – Rheumatologist Position

The Department of Medicine and OakCare Medical Group are seeking a Rheumatologist to join the faculty at Highland Hospital. Highland Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center that is part of Alameda Health System and serves the diverse community in the greater Oakland area and the remainder of Alameda County. The facility has 235 licensed beds, a faculty of 65 specialists and generalists in the Department of Medicine, and is home to several teaching programs. This full time position provides outpatient clinical care and inpatient consultative services. There is a robust Internal Medicine Residency Program with ample teaching opportunities. There are also opportunities for musculoskeletal ultrasound and clinical research.



  • Valid California medical license and DEA license
  • BC/BE in Rheumatology
  • Strong interest in serving the multi-cultural community of Alameda County and working in a safety net environment
  • Excellent communication skills in patient care, interpersonal relationships and collaboration


Clinical Responsibilities

  • Provides direct care and supervises trainees in the inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Medical management of conditions including but not limited to gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, inflammatory myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases including lupus, and systemic sclerosis
  • Joint aspiration/injection
  • Light call coverage


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Participates in committee work for the Division, Department and Hospital
  • Leads efforts in patient safety and quality of care


Academic Responsibilities

  • Instruction in diagnosis and management of rheumatologic diseases to medical students and residents by assisting with curricula development, as well as leading bedside and formal didactic teaching
  • Provides evaluation of and feedback to trainees
  • Fosters a healthy learning environment


Interested candidates should submit CVs and statements of interest to Dr. Sancia Ferguson, Chief of Rheumatology at saferguson@alamedahealthsystem.org.  For more information about the Department of Medicine at Highland hospital go to:


OakCare Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.



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OakCare Medical Group provides the highest quality care to the Alameda Health System and the people of Alameda County in fulfillment of it's dual mission of delivering comprehensive health services and training new physicians.

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