Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Ability to identify and categorize each patient’s age specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, adolescent or geriatric patients. The ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with coworkers, and to function in a calm manner during stressful and emergency situations.
Primary Accountabilities and Tasks:
Responsible for overall delivery of patient services and care at First Choice Health Centers, Inc. (Center).
Maintain direct patient care responsibilities with the division of time between clinical and administrative duties being determined by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Provide leadership, foster professional growth and act as liaison to local, state and professional societies, organizations and educational facilities
Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, and wound care, and managing infection.
Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.
Perform comprehensive physical examination, and compile patient medical data including health history and results of physical examination.
Program Specific Requirements/Duties:
In conjunction with the CEO, the Chief Medical officer shall direct:
Develop the Center’s Health Care Plan based on community health needs, epidemiology of the community, and health behavior of the community. The Health Care plan shall be updated annually in conjunction with the submission of the Federal 330 grant application.
Recommend clinical objectives and participate in the development of priority objectives for the Center’s Performance Improvement Plan.
Participate in the strategic planning activities at the invitation of the CEO and Board of Directors to ensure that the Health Care Plan and strategic plan both reflect the clinical priorities and needs of the Center and communities served.
Develop the organizational plan for clinical operations providing for efficient use of personnel in applications of multiple health skills (disciplines) to community and individual health problems.
Participate in community activities in manner(s) designed to modify community health behavior, epidemiology, and health needs.
Participate in development of the Center’s financial plan (budget), with ongoing monitoring and evaluation.
Develop and present the clinical budget including productivity, compensation, staffing and support plan and medical equipment needs projection.
Prepare and recommend qualification statements for credentialing, job descriptions and evaluation standards for all clinical personnel at least bi-annually.
Recruit in cooperation with the CEO, interview all potential clinical staff, and prepare recommendations for hiring and firing for the review and approval of the CEO.
Serve as primary rater (or reviewing officer where additional levels of supervision exist) for all clinical personnel evaluations, recommend and
Participate in final determination of disciplinary actions and terminations as well as nomination of individuals for awards.
Provide input in the selection of key non-clinical personnel.
Advise CEO on clinical information system needs.
Arrange and conduct meetings of clinical providers, as appropriate.
Conduct regular peer reviews and incorporate into provider evaluations.
Represent clinical management in administration meetings, and under the supervision of the CEO.
Provide on-site, day-to-day clinical supervision of staff.
Schedule clinical assignments, rotations, call, leave, etc.
Institute and manage continuing professional education, in-service training, and orientation of clinical staff.
Participate in the development of health risk management protocols.
Give medical input to all clinical service contracts.
Capacity to be creative and decisive.
Ability to work with local, state and federal agencies.
Ability to write and administer grants.
Participate in periodic management reviews by center administration.
Review patient satisfaction survey reports and respond to clinical concerns reported by patients.
Participate with COO in the periodic review of practice management functions, e.g. reception, telephone triage, patient flow, outreach services, laboratory, pharmacy, follow-up on missed appointments, referral tracking.
Supervise development, implementation, and operation of a Performance Improvement program as it relates to patient care.
Interpret clinical data and benchmark against clinical guidelines.
Present reports on health and performance improvement matters to the CEO.
Formulate and recommend changes in clinical programming which are seen to be needed from analysis of clinical data, or changes in health behavior, epidemiology or problems in the community.
Provides care for patients, during assigned center sessions at a rate of 2,423 visits per year, scheduled and unscheduled based upon 20-hour clinical workweek. It may be necessary to work later if the patient flow is especially heavy.
Directs clinical systems to achieve mission and goals of the center with optimum efficiency and quality patient care.
Provides night and weekend coverage in rotation with other physicians within and outside the center.
Supervises other staff to include: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Interns, Students, and works in collaboration with other staff in a team environment.
Maintains accurate medical records and completes all assigned charts or patient’s data (labs, reports, forms, etc.) within 48 hours of visit.
Works as a team member with fellow staff to assure quality patient care, even distribution of work, and efficient patient handling.
Satisfy productivity standards as mandated by grants and managed care contracts which underwrite essential activities of the Center.
Complete appropriate forms in a timely manner so that payment can be sought by Center for those services rendered.
Complete patient encounters at time of visit in compliance with coding and documentation standards.
M.D. Degree from an accredited medical school.
Provider must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Connecticut
Federal and State controlled substance licenses
Demonstrated leadership experience
Hospital admitting privileges as required
MBA or related graduate degree preferred.
Board Certification or Board Eligibility.
Connecticut State Licensure.
Admitting privileges in local hospital(s) as appropriate.
CT and Federal controlled substance licenses
On-going research and education in the current best practices.
First Choice Health Centers’ mission as a community health center providing integrated care is to break down the social and economic barriers to wellness and healthy living while extending the viable and productive lives of those we serve.