REQUEST FOR INTEREST: Family Practice Physician/Medical Director

 3631 Perkins Ave. Ste. 2A-W, Cleveland, OH 44114, (t) 216-881-0330
730 Carroll Street, Akron, OH 44304, (t) 330-535-3263


Family Practice Physician/Medical Director

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is seeking a dynamic, community-minded, and passionate individual who will provide quality culturally competent health care and serve as the Medical Director for the start-up ASIA International Community Health Center (ASIA-ICHC).

In 2008, ASIA’s staff began to hear stories in Cleveland’s AsiaTown about low-income Asian Americans who would delay seeking care locally to take a chartered bus to New York City.  Upon further exploration of the Greater Cleveland area, ASIA determined there were limited local health services that could meet the unique linguistic and cultural needs of low-income Asian Americans.  The closest available safety net clinic was the Asian Free Clinic in Columbus, Ohio.

By 2011, ASIA’s board made a commitment to the community to establish a safety-net community health center.  Towards that goal, the organization received a planning grant to establish a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration.  Currently, ASIA is moving forward with its plans to become an FQHC by establishing limited monthly clinical sessions.  At full capacity, ASIA-ICHC will serve over 3,000 low-income Asian and non-Asian community members.  The services will be offered on a sliding scale and will also serve those with public and private insurance.

Ideal Candidate
As a start-up, we are interested in an individual who enjoys the challenge of building from the ground up with limited resources.  ASIA’s board and staff are interested to identify a licensed general/family practitioner who may or may not currently have a solo/group practice but has a vested interest in meeting the healthcare needs of underserved communities.  The provider will also serve as the Medical Director and be responsible for directing all medical services.  He or she will provide comprehensive, coordinated primary and preventive health care and supervise medical staff, including nurse practitioners and volunteer physicians, in a team-based start-up community health center with electronic medical records integration.  The ideal candidate will be interested in furthering Asian Services In Action’s mission and vision.


  • Provide comprehensive primary medical care within one’s scope of practice.
  • Work with RN/Clinic Manager in creating team-based practice.
  • Act as preceptor and coordinate all professional student activities in conjunction with participating university programs and nursing schools.
  • Set annual goals and objectives for the medical staff as part of the health care plan.
  • Supervise medical staff.
  • Develop clinic schedule and coordinate medical coverage at all sites.
  • Assist COO in program planning and establishing clinical protocols and policies.
  • Establish, monitor, evaluate, and as necessary, revise quality improvement activities.
  • Develop, monitor, evaluate, and as necessary, revise clinical procedures and systems to assure compliance with federal laws, regulations, and standards of practice, including OSHA, CLIA, patient care, employee health care, and coding and billing requirements.
  • Remain current with standards of primary health care practice.
  • Verify personal and staff compliance with infection control guidelines. Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Participate in the recruitment of volunteers and the maintenance of a strong volunteer program.


  • Family or General Practice Physician or Internist with a minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Initially carry his or her own malpractice insurance or receive authorization from their primary place of employment to carry over coverage (upon becoming fully operational, ASIA-ICHC will provide coverage to the provider).
  • Comfortable with electronic health records and practice management system or willing to learn.
  • Current license to practice medicine in the state of Ohio.
  • Valid DEA certificate.
  • Successful completion of an accredited residency program.
  • Administrative and supervisory experience.
  • Training, experience and/or interest with diverse Asian, immigrant, and/or refugee populations strongly preferred, bilingual not necessary.

Contact Information
Please submit a statement of interest along with current resume via e-mail to Michael Byun, Executive Director (  Upon review candidates will be contacted by phone or e-mail.  Further questions and inquiry can be directed via e-mail.