Are you looking to change your morning commute? Do you want to be a significant part of a rapidly growing organization on the forefront of physical and operational expansion? Do you want to live and work in a rural setting on the scenic and historical Northern California coast?
Redwood Coast Medical Services, Inc. is seeking to add a Chief Medical Officer to its established and well-respected Primary and Urgent Care practice in Gualala and Point Arena. RCMS is a not-for-profit health center providing a full range of healthcare services at its three clinics located along the coast. Services are designed to meet identified needs of the community, are integrated with other existing healthcare services and systems, and are evaluated on a regular basis to ensure that community health needs are being met.
The RCMS health centers are surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Coast. With the Pacific Ocean to the west and a coastal mountain range to the east, there is a multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy. Along with over three weeks’ vacation in just your first year, RCMS covers the cost of your health insurance, license renewal, continuing medical education classes and provides free membership to our local gym.
RCMS is committed to achieving excellence in the delivery of health care and recognizes that high quality, motivated employees are the key to accomplishing this goal. If you are looking to join a team of health care providers in a rural community where you can make a difference, we would like to talk to you.
To be considered for this position, please send your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Diane Agee, CEO at (707) 884-9135. For more information about Redwood Coast Medical Services, go to: www.rcms-healthcare.org
Job Summary: The Chief Medical Officer is a Board Certified (or Board eligible) family practitioner who provides essential care of registered patients in the support for the RCMS health care system. The CMO is also responsible for supervising the delivery of healthcare at RCMS, which includes the supervision of physicians and mid-level practitioners.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Administrative • Serve as chief clinician for RCMS. • Report to the Board of Directors on RCMS’ clinical activities and quality assurance. • Be responsible for the day to day coordination and supervision of RCMS’ clinicians. • Operate within the parameters of a written job description, which complies with RCMS personnel policies. • Make recommendations to the CEO regarding budget development for capital equipment or expansion and improvement of clinical services. • Review and approve RCMS’ clinical programs as required by government or other funding sources. • In cooperation with the COO, establish appropriate systems, standards and protocols for an internal quality assessment system to monitor patient care.
Clinical Management Activities • Coordinate and manage day to day patient care activities. • Select and discharge members of the medical team, in accordance with the RCMS personnel policies. • Complete annual performance evaluations for the medical team. • Supervise pharmacy and acquisition of pharmaceuticals.
Professional Liaison Activities • Establish linkages with public and private clinical referral sources including patient care.
Community Activities • Provide input to RCMS’ outreach program to coordinate activities designed to: o Promote community awareness of RCMS o Promote the community’s utilization of disease prevention and wellness programs.
OTHER ASSIGNED DUTIES • Attend monthly Administration meetings. • Hold regular provider meetings. • Review and approve duties and responsibilities of the medical team. • Coordinate continuing education and in-service training activities of the medical team. • Assure the implementation of the ongoing QI program in coordination with the COO.
JOB REQUIREMENTS • CMO must have a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of California. • Be a physician • Have a current DEA certificate. • Have current CPR, ACLS and PALS certification. • Successfully completed a residency training program and be board certified in a primary care specialty. • Have three or more year’s experiences in patient care and clinical management. • Be a full-time employee of RCMS. • Be public health oriented
Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS), located on the Northern Sonoma and Southern Mendocino Coast of California, opened in 1977, became incorporated and licensed as a community health center in 1978 and was designated in 1999 as a Federally Qualified Health Center. The mission of RCMS is to provide high quality, family-oriented, community-based health care services to area residents and visitors. As a not-for profit health center receiving public funds, RCMS provides services to qualified individuals on a sliding fee scale, as well as to patients with MediCal and Medicare coverage, private insurance and self-pay status.
The geography of the area is the Pacific Ocean to the west and a coastal mountain range to the east. Communities are clustered primarily in a linear fashion along California Highway 1 with the highway itself being a two-lane winding and hilly route. The RCMS service area stretches from Timber Cove at the southern end to Irish Beach at the northern end.
Benefits for RCMS employees include:
* NHSC qualified loan repayment site
* 3-6 weeks of vacation (based on years of service)
* Group medical, dental and vision insurance (minimum of 32 hrs/week to be
* Jury Duty, Bereavement and other personal leave options
* Reimbursement for continuing medical education and professional licenses for
* Long term disability and life insurance for all staff
* Malpractice insurance for professional staff
RCMS serves approximately 5000 patients per year for a total of 23,000 visits annually between all three RCMS facilities for primary and urgent care, dental and behavioral healthcare. The largest of the RCMS health centers is located in Gualala and 14 miles north is the RCMS Point Arena Dental and Medical centers. RCMS also runs a busy Urgent Care Department and is designated by the state as an Interim Stabilization Facility, allowing the health center to receive ambulance transports. The comprehensive health services of RCMS are a vital resource for area residents and visitors.
We are located on a remote stretch of coastline (about 2.5 hours North of San Francisco), with the closest hospital about 90 minutes away. Some patients needing transfer from our Urgent Care will take a 20 minute helicopter ride to either Sutter or Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. Along with our unique challenges of living in a remote area also comes the reward of a great climate and a unique lifestyle with culturally diverse populations and a great mix of places and activities for recreation.