The Medical Director is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) as one of the community health clinic senior leaders and is charged with providing leadership in all areas relating to the clinical operation at specific clinic/clinics. The Medical Director is responsible for recommending and implementing clinical policies and procedures; supervising the clinical staff in their medical, nursing, and administrative duties; ensuring continuous quality improvement in all clinical activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Participates in the clinical program of the organization according to the guidelines established for all staff physicians with similar training and board certification.
- Leads the community health center’s recruiting efforts for all clinical staff including physicians, mid-level providers, allied health personnel, and nurses.
- Makes recommendations regarding the employment, promotion, transfer, and discharge of all clinical staff and directly conducts the implementation of all decisions relating to the employment of these staff members.
- Directly supervises clinical staff including physician team leaders, health education manager, optometrists, mental health providers, specialists, ancillary service staff and any other clinical or administrative positions involving the clinical staff.
- Provides for a clear and effective flow of information between the clinical staff and the management team by conducting monthly department meetings.
- Responsible to arrange adequate staffing of providers and nurses in the clinic.
- Makes recommendations regarding the purchase of equipment and supplies needed to provide patient care.
- Supervises the performance improvement activities of the clinic that relate to the clinical programs including the clinical care measures under the Medical Quality Assurance Committee. Active participation in all departmental MQAC meetings.
- Assists Quality Director in various quality improvement projects and population management.
- Networks with other community health clinics with the consortium or health plan as required to improve clinical care.
- Integrally involves in agency risk management program.
- Participates with the CMO, as an integral part of the management team of the community health center for short term & long term planning.
- Advises and assists the CMO & CFO in all financial matters related to medical billing and collections.
- Participates in the completion of the annual federal grant request and other grant applications as needed by assuming responsibility for the clinical portion of those grants.
- Reports to the Board of Directors on as needed basis regarding the clinical activities of the health center.
- Ensures NEMS providers meet productivity and quality metrics are set forth by departments.
- Assists in the training of para-professional and non-medical personnel.
- Provides guidance to other health team members in the development of health education materials and programs for patients and the community at large.
- Provides training or teaching when appropriate, to medical students, medical residents, nursing students, and other students who come to NEMS for training.
- Responsible for carrying out supervisory/managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and hiring of employees; planning, assigning, scheduling, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Performs other job duties as required by C-suite officers.
- Graduation from an accredited school of medicine.
- Licensed to practice medicine in the State of California.
- Board eligible or Board-certified in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, or Gynecology.
- May meet the local hospital’s professional standards for staff privileges, and maintain staff admitting privileges at the local hospital.
- Postgraduate training and/or demonstrated ability in administration, preferably a minimum of 2 years.
- Current documentation of Basic Life Support is required.
- Must be able to fluently speak, read and write English.
- Fluent Chinese speaker (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) preferred.
- This is an FLSA exempt position.
- This is an OSHA high-risk position.
NEMS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming diversity in our workforce. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
NEMS BENEFITS: Competitive benefits, including free medical, dental and vision insurance for employee, spouse and/or children; and company contribution to 401(k).