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Medical Director - Adult Medicine

Company: Legacy Community Health Services
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Legacy Community Health -is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.
Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to > 50 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, 3 in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.Job DescriptionThe Medical Director for Adult Medicine Services is a board certified physician in the area of his/her field of expertise. S/he defines, promotes, and reviews quality practices for his/her department and the sites in which providers work. S/he serves as a community representative in his/her discipline. S/he develops processes for ensuring continuity across patient transitions of care. She/he works towards implementing initiatives for improved health outcomes, clinical efficiency, and patient experience.Essential Functions:

  • Directly oversee the growth and sustainability of the Adult Medicine Service Line, including specialty and primary care adult services.
  • Works intricately with the medical directors of other service lines to ensure alignment across the services at Legacy,
  • Educate site medical directors on expectations of providers in your discipline; monitor and support providers to improve in their clinical practice
  • Set standards of care/protocols on the management of common conditions
  • Provide evidence-based guidelines and decision support tools to aid providers in care
  • Define productivity standards in your discipline; Act as a resource to help guide Site Medical Directors on the productivity expectations for their providers in their respective service lines
  • Recommend and create implementation plans with key stakeholders for pilot projects or change initiatives
  • Define and oversee panel size and distribution for providers based on their level of license
  • Serve as a community representative for Legacy in activities/collaboratives/committees related to your discipline
  • Represent your discipline in the budget process
  • Recruit providers and oversee onboarding into your discipline for the organization
  • Oversee monthly service line meeting for your discipline
  • Investigate and propose pilot testing of new initiatives and models of care
  • Oversee quarterly Peer Chart Review process, Ongoing Monitoring and Performance Improvement Plans
  • Ensure ongoing educational activities support providers up-to-date care practices
  • Collaborations with academicians in your specialty
  • Manages and designates On Call Schedule for emergency calls after hours
  • Develop strategies that manage transitions of care for our patients
  • Serve as link between EHRS/IT team at the local level and with our vendors to ensure that discipline related content is up to date and relevant and that providers use of the system is optimized
  • Serve as link with discipline specific educational and training programs to establish and strengthen opportunities for teaching at our sites within our department
  • Advise Site Medical Directors and operational site directors on implementing improvement strategies in discipline specific processes
  • Work with Grants team to identify opportunities and assist with implementation of new projects
  • Work with Billing department on best practices to optimize compliance and revenue in the department
  • Advise on major medical equipment purchases related to department
  • Work with Marketing and Community relations team to ensure discipline specific outreach is done to increase visibility in community, increase patient traffic as well as promote clinically relevant messages
  • Work with other service line directors to establish and support a collaborative interdisciplinary model of care
  • Prepare department for clinical audits and ensure that clinical practice is aligned with audit requirements
  • Work with legacy leadership to identify, train and update providers in value-based care.
  • Work on research projects in collaboration with the research team/pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintain regular clinic hours for a percentage of FTE as determined with CMO and may fluctuate with the need of the service line
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
    • Physician with at least 7years of clinical practice experience post-training
    • At least 5 years of leadership/management experience
    • Credentialed and privileged according to Legacy's standards and practices
    • Must be able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritize
    • Demonstrate skilled experience in interacting and collaborating with other physicians
    • Able to establish relationships with different groups of internal/external stakeholders to obtain input and buy in
    • Strong problem-solver and business acumen.
    • Highly organized and proficient in short-term and long-term strategy.
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and communication skills.
    • Evidence of continued growth and learning
    • Provide clinical expertise and ability to support effective execution of operational/clinical service line initiatives
    • Ability to independently and accurately incorporate strategic concepts into projects and guide others to do so.
    • Practice Management
    • Coaching
    • Leadership/Change Management
    • Adaptable/Curious Education, Certification, Licenses, $ Training:
      • Graduate from an accredited medical or dental school as M.D., D.O.,
      • Board-certified in their specialty Experience in supporting clinical programs across departments and initiating and developing programs
      • 2 years experience in FQHC environment
      • Credentialed and privileged according to Legacy's standards and practices
      • Experience in supporting clinical programs across departments and initiating and developing programs preferred
      • 2 years experience in FQHC environment preferred
      • BLS (CPR & AED) Certified
      • Medical / Vision / Dental
      • 9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday
      • 403b Retirement Plan
      • Paid Time Off (PTO)
        • PTO Exchange benefitPTO Exchange will provide you with the option to convert a portion of your accrued but unused PTO hours for use toward several different benefits and causes, based on your own priorities.With PTO Exchange, you can convert a portion of your unused PTO into:
          • 403(b) Retirement contributions
          • Student loan payments / Tuition for the employee
          • Leave Sharing donations to fellow employees

Keywords: Legacy Community Health Services, Houston , Medical Director - Adult Medicine, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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