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MEDICAL DIRECTOR, PRIMARY CARE - CHL, WORCESTER, MA

Company: UMass Memorial Health Care
Location: Worcester
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, PRIMARY CARE - CHL, WORCESTER, MA Position at UMass Memorial Medical Group Physicians Medical Directo r, Primary Care/Wellness U Mass Memorial Communit y HealthLink Worcester, MA The Medical Director is the medical quality leader with a scope that inclu des supervising all primary care providers, ensuring risk management and quality of care, developing and implementing medical and quality aspects of the clinic operations . P rovide s leadership t o i mplement primary care goals and objectives for medical and clinical operations . P rovide s trategic input to plannin g, quality of care, regulatory compliance, and clinical integration . Works closely with the Director of Practice Management, O utpatient Clin ic Directors, Nurse Manager, and cross-division senior leader ship in developing and implementing the overall pr imary care , goals , and objectives. As a primary care provider, provides d iagnos i s and treatment of acute and chro nic illness and injuries includ ing his tory and physical examin ations of individuals, annual exams, order and interpret diag nostic t ests, write prescriptions, participate in addiction services care, care coo rdinatio n and provide treatment , counseling, and education to patients. Experie nce pro viding clinical services to individuals with both chronic medical and behavioral heal th conditions, and have interest in serving complex, vulnerable, hom eless, and disab led populations, preferred but not required MAJO R JOB-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:

  • D emonstr ate proficiency in medicine in accordance with the highest standards of clinical care to patients at primary care/wellness si tes. Competencies include the skills of staff provider management, assessm ent, intervention, treatment, and evaluation .
  • Maint a in s a knowledge base in accordance with the current trends of medicine and compli ance with all standards of agency policies and procedures.
  • Ability to eff ecti vely communicate and interact with patients, team members, and comm unity - based providers of homele s s and addiction services.
  • Effectively work under the supervision of the Medical Director an d work collaboratively with other team members in a professional an d integrative ma nner.
  • Timely and accurate documenta tion of all cl inically related patient informa tion in the appropriate medical record as well as timely billing for all service s provide d .
  • Respects diverse views and approaches demonstrates Standards of Respect and --contributes --to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civilit y, and acceptance toward all employees, patients, and visitors . SPECIFIC DUTIES:
    • Serv es as the primary clinical quality leader for primary care and wellness sites.
    • Establish es measurable performance expectations (productivity, quality of care, t imel y compl etion of medical records and patient care, charting, and other administrative duties ) .
    • P rovide s regular supervision, coaching, counseling, evaluate providers working across primary care clinics .
    • Works closely with cross-divisi on leadership and clinic managem ent on the development and refinement of an integrated model of care and a model of c linical quality for primary ca re clinics .
    • Works closely with the Director of Pr actice Management, and Clinic Directors on e nhanc ing primary c are workflows to posit ion clin ics for success .
    • Works closely with the Director of Pr actice Management, COO, and Cli nic Directors on e nhanc ing primary care infrastructure to position clinics for growth.
    • P rovide s leadership to implement primary care goals an d objectives for medic al and c linical operations .
    • P rovide s s trategic guidance to the plannin g, quality of care, regula tory compliance, and clinical integration .
    • Asses ses the physical and psychosocial status of adult patients i n all ne cessary settings at CHL by obtaining appro priate patient histor ies, perfor ming p hysical examinations, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, interpreting pertinent lab data, and diagnosing health problems.
    • Implement s a plan of care, whic h may include further diagnostic tests, trea tm ent, patient education co unsel ing, an d/or r eferrals to other health professionals.
    • Collaborate s with other providers across the organization as well as other on site and consulting physicians and providers regarding the medical ma nagement of patients.
    • Peri od ically evaluate s treat ment pla ns and patient outcomes a nd make s the appropriate adjustm ents as necessary.
    • Provide s con sultation and edu cation to health care professionals, community agencies, and others interested in the health ca re needs of homeless ind i vi duals including coordi nation o n site and virtual ly with other providers and nurses.
    • Appropriately documents in a tim ely manner and maintai ns all patient medical records and protects the confidentiality of patient-relate d medical and psychosocial inform ati on .
    • Attend a nd leads as appropriate re gular meetings with staff, prima ry care providers and supervisors, behavioral health team, the addiction car e team, and other meet ings as needed.
    • Appropriately and ti mely bill for services including CPT cod es f or o ther proc edures and services .
    • Ac t profess ional ly at all times with patient s and car e t eam members ; CHL primary care has co mplex pat ients who require re spect an d sensitivity as well as an intensive team a p proach .
    • Take weekend phone call s for the practice per i odic all y incl uding cross coveri ng the p ractice that covers our p ractice a t night and on the weekends ( approximately 4 we ekends per year / 5 -20 calls pe r weeken d ). QUALI FIC ATIONS:
      • A licensed M D in the stat e of Massachusetts with an u nencumbered , unrestricted , un re voked, un suspended, un c onditional license as a physician in the State of Massachus ett s .
      • Prior experience as Medical Director/leadership for 3 or more years in a primary care department, family medi c ine or urgent care , preferred
      • Active DEA Controlled Substance Regist ration
      • Valid suboxone waiver or the abili ty to obtain upon hire
      • Demonstrated skills in staff management, supervision, teaching and instructio n skills, and organizational development .
      • Clear and professional verbal and written communication and meeting facilitation ski lls.
      • Certified in Basic Life Support for Hea lthcare Providers
      • Experience providing clinical services to indi vid uals with both chr onic medical and behavioral health condi tions, and have interest in serving complex, vulnerable, and disabled p opulations, pref erred.
      • Must be able to pass a CORI backgroun d check Interested candidates, please send a Cover Letter and CV to: Carolyn Jacobs, Manager of Physician Recruitm ent We are an equal opportunity employer building strength through diversity and welcome all applicants! As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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