SHINGLETOWN MEDICAL CENTER MEDICAL DIRECTOR JOB POSTING
Join us to provide health care services in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in California’s beautiful western sierras. Shingletown is a small town located along California State Route 44 in the mountains just below Mount Lassen. We are also known as "The Gateway to Lassen". For additional information about Shingletown Medical Center check us out at www.shingletownmedcenter.org. Work as an integral part of our provider staff by participating in our medical/behavioral health team, QA/QI and additional staff teams.
Regular/Benefited Employee, 3-4 10 hour shifts per week.
The Medical Director is responsible for assuring the quality of clinical practice at Shingletown Medical Center (SMC) through the maintenance of a quality assurance process to monitor clinical policies and procedures used to ensure quality of patient care with sensitivity to efficiency, access and cost effectiveness. The Medical Director maintains excellent communication with both the clinical staff and the management team helping to resolve problems related to operational issues that impact patient care services. The Medical Director is the lead spokesperson for the clinical staff, represents them at Management and Board meetings, and along with the Clinic Nurse Manager is their management representative. The Medical Director also assists in budget and operational planning by providing input into the decision-making process and shares responsibility for keeping clinical expenses within budget guidelines.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prime Responsibility - The Medical Director takes a leadership role in achieving objectives and handling problems. Such responsibilities are those that can only be reasonably done by a physician and are clinically oriented functions.
Shared Responsibility - The Medical Director shares in a leadership role with the Chief Executive Officer in achieving objectives or resolutions to clinical problems or systems/process issues affecting patient care and access to services.
Consultative - The Medical Director will be consulted on issues that may have an impact on the medical staff, the quality of clinical practice and access to services provided at Shingletown Medical Center (SMC).
Manages medical and behavioral health provider. Provides recommendations and decision-making on issues of clinical significance; provides recommendations from the clinical staff on management issues.
Oversees process to review quality of care; coordinates quality assurance program; ensures compliance in order to improve patient care and access to care. Educates providers about utilization practices, assures ongoing peer review, compliance with licensing requirements, and ensures any shortfalls are rectified.
Provides a process for proper supervision of clinicians and monitors their performance. Takes appropriate disciplinary action for inadequate performance of clinicians or complaints relating to the clinical and professional skills of the provider.
Reviews credentials and delineates clinical privileges for physicians and mid-level providers employed at the clinic.
Represents the clinical staff to the SMC Board of Directors and provides regular reports on issues affecting the delivery of clinical services as well as issues related to the job satisfaction of the clinical staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Previous management skills in a similar position.
Experience working in a non-profit clinical environment
Experience and knowledge consistent with a licensed primary care physician.
Proficiency in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Office and the clinic EMR.
Strong ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, staff and patients.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
Board Certified Primary Care Physician.
Licensed in the State of California as MD or DO without any limitations on license to practice in area of specialty.