Associate Medical Director

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Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

The Associate Medical Director is responsible for overall primary medical services for the health center, particularly regarding medical providers. The Associate Medical Director reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer and complies with all agency policies and procedures concerning corporate compliance, including the privacy of protected health information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following:

Clinical Oversight

  • Provide oversight of the medical staff, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician associates, contracted specialty providers, and other allied health professionals.
  • Serve as a collaborating physician for non-physician care providers as applicable by law.
  • Provide consultations to nurse practitioners and other providers on managing patients’ acute and long-term medical needs.
  • Ensure delivery of patient-centered, high-quality care.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor clinical protocols, guidelines, and standing orders.

Quality Assurance and Improvement

  • Lead quality improvement initiatives with the Director of Quality to enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Monitor clinical performance metrics and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with healthcare regulations, accreditation standards, and internal policies.
  • Conduct regular reviews and audits of clinical services.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Operations on clinical quality, safety, efficiency of workflows, and productivity.
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations.
  • Assist with clinically related incident reports.

 Medical Staff Management

  • Participate, along with Human Resources and the Chief Medical Officer, in the recruitment, hiring, and privileging of staff.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities for medical staff.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews and provide ongoing feedback to staff, including constructive feedback and support to meet professional goals.

 Financial Management

  • Participate in the development of the medical activities budget with the Chief Medical Officer, including staffing, support plans, and equipment needs projections.
  • Optimize resource use to provide cost-effective care.
  • Assist with the optimization of the EMR to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Identify and implement cost-saving measures.
  • Provide input on grant-related clinical activities.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Facilitate effective communication between medical staff and administration.
  • Engage with patients, families, and the community to gather feedback and improve services.
  • Arrange and conduct regular meetings of medical clinic providers.
  • Collaborate with other OCHC service lines such as behavioral health, dental, and community services.

Clinical Practice

  • Perform the essential duties and responsibilities of a primary care physician consistent with Outreach Primary Care Physician standards.
  • Maintain clinical and technical competency and stay current with industry changes and technology.

Marginal Job Functions

  • Engage with insurance organizations on clinical quality programming initiatives as directed.
  • Represent OCHC in local and regional health alliances and work groups as directed.
  • Participate in community-related events.
  • Handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
  • Manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously in a self-directed manner.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled internal meetings.
  • Handle special projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Medical Doctorate (MD) or Doctorate of Osteopathy (DO) and Board certification required.
  • Preferred specializations: Family Medicine, Med-Peds, or Internal Medicine.
  • Minimum of 4 years of clinical practice experience required.
  • Experience in community health/public health preferred.
  • 2-3 years of clinical leadership experience strongly preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Requires a current medical license in the state of Wisconsin.

Outreach Community Health Centers welcomes all

Outreach Community Health Centers, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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