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Medical Director, Redwood Valley, CA

Organization: Consolidated Tribal Health Project
Category: Medical Director
Location: Redwood Valley, CA
Date Job Posted: June 1, 2022
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Medical Director

Job Summary

This position is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and enforcing acceptable professional and ethical standards of the facility’s medical staff according to its policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists Executive Director and key staff in coordinating and directing patient care in the facility according to adopted policies/procedures, state and federal regulations, and accepted accreditation standards.
  • Ensures that the quality of patient care is in accordance with the established policies and procedures.
  • Supervises staff in identifying and solving patient-care problems.
  • Assists the Executive Director in maintaining continuity of patient care through coordination of physicians and nursing staff.
  • Supports the organization’s ideology, mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Provides daily supervision and support to assigned staff, including timely approval of timecards.
  • Prepares and presents staff evaluations and works with staff to develop their professional growth and development, and departmental succession planning objectives.
  • Conducts self as a positive role model and team member.
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in pertinent committees, meetings, in services, and activities.
  • Ensures the establishment, maintenance, continuing improvement, and enforcement of acceptable professional and ethical standards and performance of the medical staff and patient-care personnel.
  • Reports to the governing body regarding the quality and efficiency of medical care provided.
  • Oversees medical issues of day-to-day operations.
  • Serves as member of the governing body.
  • Supports administrative decisions and activities affecting patient care.
  • Interprets and provides guidance on medical policies to enhance patient care.
  • In cooperation with Executive Director, reviews activities for adherence to policies and procedures, state and federal rules and regulations, and accrediting-body standards.
  • Serves as a liaison between the medical staff and the governing body.
  • Serves as a liaison between the staff and the medical staff.
  • Investigates breaches of quality patient care or ethical conduct by medical staff members and makes appropriate recommendations to the governing body.
  • Enforces medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations, and facility policies and procedures.
  • Implements sanctions where indicated, including all instances in which corrective action has been requested against a practitioner regarding his or her compliance with procedural safeguards.
  • Reviews performance of medical staff members for reappointment recommendation.
  • Interacts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate manner.
  • Provides recommendations for potential cost-effective improvements, including educational CEU cost-containment issues.
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted compliance program
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization's adopted performance improvement program.
  • Performs according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures.
  • May function as the chairperson of the performance-improvement committee.
  • Develops and participates in performance-improvement studies as needed to assess medical care/staff.
  • Works with the safety officer to resolve observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance.
  • Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure.
  • Supports risk management and participates in programs concerning patient and employee safety.
  • Participates in continuing education and other learning experiences.
  • Participates in teaching programs for employees and medical staff on topics of special interest/pertinent to the clinical aspects of outpatient surgery.
  • Provides organization with updated credentialing information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Medical degree or Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Board certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a community clinic and/or family practice clinic setting.
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience.
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate.
  • Current BLS/CPR/First Aid certification.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Ten (10) years of experience in a community clinic and/or family practice clinic setting.
  • Three (3) years of experience running a family practice clinic.
  • Indian Preference applies to all Consolidated Tribal Health Project (CTHP) positions in accordance with CTHP Policy and applicable federal law.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the methods, techniques and procedures used in delivery of patient care services.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, clinic routines, procedures, equipment and facilities.
  • Knowledge of computer systems used in medical care, e.g., electronic health record, telemedicine/telehealth, databases.
  • Knowledge and experience in medical quality improvement activities.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to American Indian/Tribal culture and lifestyle, working effectively with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Skills in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, coworkers, and outside contacts.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and comply with all applicable federal and tribal privacy laws, as well as CTHP policy (HIPAA, HITECH, etc.).
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.

Consolidated offers the following benefits for this position:

  • Relocation benefit
  • Sign-on bonus structure
  • 17 paid holidays in 2022 (plus 1 personal day)
  • 9 paid sick days
  • 10 paid Covid-19 sick days (Through 9/30/2022)
  • Vacation is 15 days per year, 20 days after 3 years.
  • 75% of premium is paid by the agency for Medical, Dental and Vision. (Includes family coverage)
  • 100% paid short- & long-term disability, group term life insurance
  • Waiver of copays for services received at the clinic.
  • AFLAC offered
  • 401K Safe Harbor contribution of 5%
  • Employee assistance program through Concern
  • Paid license renewals
  • Paid CEU’s
  • Other paid training

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