The Medical Director is primarily responsible for the provision of the productive and quality medical practice at HealthRIGHT 360. This is accomplished through the thorough understanding and promotion of integrated team-based care, monitoring of clinical skills of providers, participation in the performance improvement process, assisting in the development of policies and procedures used to ensure quality patient care and the orientation of new providers. The Medical Director serves a consultative role and informs the Administrative Team on medically related issues.
Medical Direction Responsibilities: Develops and implements policies pertaining to the Medical Department. Provides medical supervision and oversight of quality of care among providers and ancillary staff in clinical areas. Promotes and enhances integrated team-based care in the provision of medical care, including patient-centered care. Ensures that in the absence of a primary care provider that a mechanism is established so that a physician is available to review lab and diagnostic reports, prescriptions and follow up on medical care. Thorough understanding of, supervision of, and promotion of continuous quality improvement efforts.
Clinical Staff Direction Responsibilities: Provides supervision of medical providers. Reviews employee performance, provides feedback and makes recommendations for individual performance improvement and development for medical providers and other staff. Orients new physicians and mid-level providers; monitors performance during initial employment and thereafter through chart audits, utilization review and other processes. Performs annual performance appraisal of all providers.
Agency Development/Support Responsibilities: Participates in and provides guidance for credentialing and privileging committee. Attends and participates in behavioral health case management, opioid treatment case management, and clinical collaboration. Participates in all leadership team activities. Able to precept medical students, residents, and fellows. Able to educate, train, and supervise volunteers as necessary to maintain and build volunteer programs. Provides clinical leadership to Patient-Centered Medical/Health Home delivery model, integrated team-based care, and care coordination. Supports and actively participates in clinical performance improvement initiatives. Attends meetings of San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and other organizations to discuss matters of clinical services, health care reform and other related matters affecting HealthRIGHT360 clinics.
And, other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Required:
M.D. or D. O. degree from accredited United States medical school. Three to five years experience as a licensed primary care physician Two years experience in supervisory and/or management position
Certification/Licensure: Board Certified in family medicine or internal medicine. Valid and active California medical license, without any limitations on license to practice in designated specialty Eligible to participate in the CMS Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement programs. Valid and active DEA license with X waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. If do not currently have X waiver will need to obtain within 6 months of employment.
Desired: - Experience working with patients suffering from addiction. - Experience working with patients that have a history with the criminal justice system. - Experience with developing, implementing, and/or executing a pain management program or Board certification in Pain Medicine - Experience with and knowledge of third party payer requirements, California practice guidelines and malpractice laws, Title 22, Bureau of Primary Care and state funding sources preferred. - Experience working in FQHC
Background Clearance Required: -Must not be on active parole or probation
Knowledge Required: -Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population -Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications -Experience working successfully with safety net patient populations addressing issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self-sufficiency. -Familiarity with electronic health records and patient registries.
Desired: -Understanding of innovations and changes in primary care practice, including patient-centered medical home, team-based care, integrated care. -Command of continuous quality improvement to enhance and provide high-quality care, including the use of data to drive change.
Additional Salary Information: DOE
Internal Number: 1111
HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need. We do this by providing compassionate, integrated care that includes primary medical, mental health, substance use disorder treatment and re-entry services.To address the thousands of adolescents and young adults that were streaming into San Francisco for the cultural revolution of the 1960’s, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics (HAFC) opened its doors in 1967 as the first free medical clinic in the country. During the first week of operation over 400 patients were seen. HAFC has been an innovator in delivering primary health care services to many of the people who can least afford them. “Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege” has been the guiding principle as well as its famous tagline.Walden House was founded in 1969 in the same Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco to help homeless and runaway adolescents with substance use disorder problems. Today, Walden House treats people with mental health and substance use disorder problems at various residential and outpatient centers throughout California, including in-prison treatment programs, and facilities in San Francisco and Los Angeles, providing drug an...d alcohol treatment and mental health, vocational and housing services for people transitioning back into their communities. Like HAFC, Walden House has always served people who are uninsured, homeless and socio-economically disenfranchised, including those with HIV/AIDS.Haight Ashbury Free Clinics and Walden House have both grown over the years, becoming national models for community healthcare, substance use disorder treatment and mental health services. The organizations merged on July 1, 2011 to best serve the most vulnerable members of our community. On July 1, 2012, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics – Walden House adopted a new name: HealthRIGHT 360.