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Medical Director, MD or DO, Westminster, CO


Organization: Clinica Colorado
Category: Medical Director
Location: Westminster, CO
Date Job Posted: August 25, 2021
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Clinica Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit primary care clinic. Our mission is to provide equitable primary health care and resources to those with limited access across Colorado. Our vision is to improve people’s lives by having affordable, quality health care accessible to all.

All employees of Clinica Colorado should have a passion for community health and serving the uninsured and underserved in the community, especially the Latinx population.

The medical director is responsible for the coordination of medical services at Clinica Colorado. The director will:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the medical practice delivery model in accordance with the objectives and goals of Clinica Colorado,
  • Collaborate with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, executive director, practice manager, and volunteer physicians to provide appropriate, high-quality, culturally competent, preventive and primary care to our patients.
  • Perform direct patient care and leadership/management duties.
  • Assume major responsibility for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with other physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists as well as other clinical providers. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or skills required for the position.

Our Values:

  • Show compassion for all patients and family members.
  • Provide high quality health care.
  • Provide healthcare for the whole person, not just an illness.
  • Most of our patients are uninsured, and many are monolingual Spanish speakers. Dedication to caring for underserved populations and cultural competency are key requirements for this position.

Duties

Clinical Services:

  • Reviewing patient charts, providing guidance to, and regularly meeting with nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
  • Being available for phone or in-person consultations with other providers and clinic staff.
  • Working closely with volunteer and contract staff for training and programmatic oversight.
  • Working with the Executive Director and Practice Manager to identify and implement innovative approaches to the delivery of care, e.g., education program, new teaching programs, etc.
  • Participating in the orientation of volunteer medical providers regarding the operating policies and procedures of the clinic.
  • Spending, on average, 75% of time on clinical duties and 25% on administration.
  • When absent, ensuring that a qualified substitute is available to serve as the clinic's medical consultant.

Administrative Duties:

  • Assisting in the recruitment, orientation, and retention of mid-level providers, medical staff, medical volunteers, and specialty physicians.
  • Promoting favorable relationships between volunteer physicians, the clinic, and the medical community.

Clinical Oversight:

Providing technical expertise, medical direction, and supervision as well as overall support to the clinical staff, volunteer physicians, and students/interns. In this capacity, the Medical Director will:

  • Conduct clinical supervision of nurse practitioners or other mid-level practitioners.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, hold meetings with the clinical staff and coordinators to address issues related to clinical care on a bi-monthly basis or when deemed necessary.
  • Develop, implement and review/revise medical policies, procedures, and standard operating procedures for clinic operations.
  • Champion and participate in the Advancing Team Based Care project during 2021 and 2022.
  • Monitor clinic-wide health outcomes and participate in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Develop physician/clinical newsletter for medical staff and volunteers.
  • Stay up to date and informed of new developments, research, and practices with relation to other safety net, charitable and free clinics.
  • Effectively communicate and cooperate with supporting agencies, referral sources, clinical providers and various hospital departments or other entities that support Clinica Colorado.
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board of Directors in development and implementation of the strategic plan.

Qualifications

  • Current Colorado license to practice medicine as an M.D. or a D.O.
  • Current DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) certification
  • Bilingual capability in English and Spanish
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Ability to work well with volunteers.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Passion to help the underserved and uninsured.
  • Three years' experience in a medical practice preferred.

Start date is negotiable.

Compensation includes a competitive base salary of $175,000-195,000 commensurate with work experience. Benefits include organization sponsored health insurance stipend, malpractice coverage, paid‐time‐off, CME reimbursement of $1,500 per year, and an employer match on SIMPLE IRA retirement plans. Other voluntary benefits include AFLAC insurance.

Loan repayment opportunities are available through the National Health Service Corps and the Colorado Health Service Corps programs. Our Health Professional Shortage Population Area for primary care is 10, per HRSA.

Please submit a cover letter, resume or cv to Jill Schneider, Executive Director at jschneider@clinicacolorado.org. No phone calls please!


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