Hiring a Medial Director in Orange County, California
Salary + Benefits
Clinic locations: Tustin, Santa Ana and Anaheim
Position Summary: Directs the planning, organizing, delivery and managment of medical services at our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Responsible for the direct and indirect clinical supervision of healthcare providers and works in conjunction with healthcare providers on complex medical care issues. Establishes and maintains protocols for continuity of care by which the patient, physician and providers are cooperatively involved in ongoing health care management toward the goal of high quality, cost-effective medical care. Foster an environment that enhances patient trust and enables the providers to be more effective patient advocates, facilitates a cost-effective approach to patient health services and focuses on prevention and chronic disease management. Build strong supportive rapport with staff and patient-clinic partnerships in which the physician and providers work to improve the patient’s health outcomes. Lead a team-based approach to health care designed to address patient care issues and provide quality patient care that provides staff with an enriching, rewarding and challenging work environment.
Job Responsibilities & Duties
- Maintains direct responsibility for all medical providers hired, contracted, or volunteered.
- Provide oversight of employed and volunteer mid-level providers in a manner consistent with the State of California Laws and Regulations. This includes appropriate chart review while maintaining supervisory accessibility. Chart reviews to be documented in the electronically medical record monthly and a log of charts reviewed maintained.
- Provides on-going training for employed mid-level providers to increase their effectiveness and base of knowledge.
- Maintains all Physician Licenses, and DEA License, CPR, NPI Number: submitting proof annually or as appropriate.
Serves as Chair of the QA/QI Committee and identifies clinical, procedural and financial quality assurance issues. Works with Clinic stakeholders to make corrective actions and necessary improvements, including but not limited to developing the work plan for directing quality improvement activities.
- Works with Pharmacist to insure that pharmacy is maintained to reflect the Protocols, Policies, and Procedures.
- Maintain direct responsibility for all pharmaceutical inventory, pharmacy license, and designation of those authorized to dispense.
- Investigates and responds to complaints regarding clinical care, resolving any complaint with expediency and in a professional manner in coordination with staff.
- Oversees the formulation and periodic review of policies and procedures on all aspects of clinical care.
Assures that CHDP is in compliance with all federal and state requirements, in conjunction with the CHDP Project Director.
- Participates in Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics Medical Directors meetings.
- Maintain Clinic’s current PCMH activities and guidelines and FQHC accreditation as well lead the Clinic in achieving any other desired initiative or accreditation.
These duties are not exclusive and with consideration of the job requirements and employee skills, this job description can be added to or taken away from at the discretion of the employee’s immediate supervisor.
- Attention to detail.
- Continuous learning and self-development.
- Customer Service.
- Data gathering and analysis.
- Decision Making.
- Leveraging technology.
- Professional integrity.
- Technical knowledge and expertise.
- Adhere to state and federal laws and regulations.
Job Skills & Requirements
- Minimum Position Qualifications:
- Education: Successful completion of an accredited Medical Doctor
- American Board of Family Medicine
- Training: Completion of Medical Doctor Program clinical/residency requirements.
- Current California Physician license.
- Current DEA license
- Current BLS certification.
- NPI number.
- Preferred position qualifications:
- Admitting privileges at one or more Orange County hospitals.
- Ability to effectively lead and manage clinic staff to achieve standards and objectives.
- Diagnosis and treatment of medical problems commonly experienced by homeless persons/underinsured.
- Psychosocial factors involved in administering health service for homeless patients.
- Principles of patient education.
- Ability to create and manage medical provider schedule to provide staffing for all clinic sites, including fixed site locations, mobile clinic locations and healthcare outreach events and clinics. Ability to communicate in Spanish in the health care environment.
- A pleasant personality to people you are speaking to on the telephone, visitors, and clinic personnel.
- Three to five years experience in similar positions.
- The ability to act and think promptly and professionally.
- Ability to foster a safe environment where people will feel comfortable to share private, pertinent information for effective treatment.
- Demonstrated self-motivation and flexibility within all areas of responsibility.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Excellent verbal communication skills.
- Good written communication skills.
- Legible handwriting skills.
- Demonstrated “detail-approach” to administration and organization.
- Hands-on PC compatible computer knowledge, understanding and skill.
- Proficiency with electronic medical records software, Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer.)
- Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality of information as appropriate.
- Regular timely attendance.
- Treat people with dignity, respect, and compassion at all times.
- Work effectively in a multi-cultural/racial/linguistic environment.
- Deliver and coordinate patient care.
- Recognize and evaluate situations which call for the immediate attention of a physician.
- Instruct and counsel patients on health and related matters.
- Understand cultural competency principles; fluency in a second language preferred.
Travel to: Mobile Clinic sites. Must have a valid California drivers’ license and acceptable driving record.
Typical Physical Demands:
Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with in general practice will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required. Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required.
OSHA Safety Information
- 50% Standing 4. 5% Bending 7. 60% Repetitive Motion
- 50% Sitting 5. 30% Light Lifting (<15lbs) 8. 5% Pushing
- 10% Squatting 6. 5% Heavy Lifting (15<) 9. 5% Pulling