Includes $10k bonus upon successfully completing (6) months of employment and passing introductory period.
40 Hours Paid Time Off for Continuing Education
$2k for Continuing Education Trainings
Professional Licensing ($820)/ DEA ($731) Reimbursements
Reference/Learning Tool Reimbursement for up to $500 a year
Professional Society Dues Reimbursement up to $450 a year
Relocation Reimbursement up to $1500
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 47157
Indian Preference Act: Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian heritage certified by tribe of affiliation.
POSITION SUMMARY The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is the executive leader of NAHC’s Medical department, driving high quality patient-centered care, a holistic and cooperative environment. The CMO provides clinical supervision to the medical providers and staff in addition to providing some direct patient care. In collaboration with NAHC’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the CMO will strive to improve access to, and the quality of, care provided at NAHC. As a member of the ELT team, the CMO will collaborate with the Chief Operations Officer (COO) to move NAHC towards Patient Centered Medical Home certification and agency Accreditation and help NAHC take advantage of the opportunities of this transition while expanding access to care for our patients and assuring the health center maintains financial stability.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Oversee medical departments at all NAHC Sites including Oakland, San Francisco, and School Based Health Centers, with respect to clinical supervision, efficiency, productivity and economic stability. 2. Provide clinical leadership to ensure high quality service delivery and health outcomes improvement for patients and clients. 3. Work with clinical leadership to assure that NAHC meets all clinical licensing and compliance requirements at all times. 4. Oversees the following areas: Pharmaceuticals, Laboratory, Anesthesia and Surgical services. 5. Responsible for the annual review and updating of all medical departmental policies, procedures and protocols (e.g. peer review, quality assurance). 6. Ensure medical staff adherence to department and agency policies, procedures and protocols, including HIPAA compliance and maintenance of patient confidentiality. 7. Provide leadership and facilitate teamwork in support of optimum clinic operations and patient care. 8. Collaborate with the medical, dental, and behavioral health leadership in the strategic planning of the agency including the expansion/addition of specialty ancillary services and programs. 9. Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to ensure effective and continuous communication, optimal flow of pertinent information, and systems improvement between departments. 10. Collaborate with Chief Operating Officer (COO) to ensure proper provider staffing levels are maintained at all times, in order to comply with regulations on supervision; optimize use of clinic space and ensure full-scope primary care coverage at all times. 11. Ensure timely review and response to risk management/medico-legal and other issues of concern. Report them to CEO and HR as appropriate. 12. Provide input and evaluate current and potential Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and contracts as related to medical care. 13. Network and develop relationships with other community agencies to ensure a comprehensive referral base, to position NAHC for successful partnerships, to share resources and to implement new programs based on community need. 14. Provide leadership and facilitate teamwork in support of optimum clinic operations and patient care. 15. Collaborate with executive level staff to guide the agency toward accreditation and becoming a Patient Centered Medical Home. 16. Support and advance the efforts to institute agency-wide Continuous Quality Improvement program and champion change management, including the use of clinical information systems. 17. Advance quality improvement efforts between all clinical departments to ensure seamless integration of clinical services by developing and strengthening of interdisciplinary programs and practices (e.g. the integration of behavioral health care into primary medical services). 18. Be available to review complex medical cases and supervision of patient care and review of provider documentation. 19. Provide medical care, at least three days per week. 20. Provide comprehensive patient care, including taking patient history, performing physical exam, making an assessment, ordering appropriate diagnostic studies and treatment. 21. Ensures that services are provided in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of Title 16, Title 22, CODA, ADP and all other applicable regulatory bodies. 22. Patient Care: Demonstrate understanding and apply working knowledge of safety policies and ensuring safe patient practices. 23. Employee Safety: Safely performs all duties; follows required protective protocols to ensure personal safety as well the safety of others. 24. Must maintain compliance with ergonomic safety standards; be mindful of posture and regularly practice ergonomic stretches. 25. Assist with/participate in all clinical provider recruitment, hiring and retention efforts along with clinical colleagues and Human Resources (HR). 26. Assist with orientation and training of new medical staff to department and agency policies, procedures and protocols. 27. Provide staff supervision in areas of: hiring, firing, disciplining of staff, conducting evaluations and processing of timecards. 28. Conduct or oversee skills assessment/privileging of medical staff when appropriate. 29. Promote and encourage teamwork and overall morale for the entire department. 30. Work extremely well under pressure, and be able to meet multiple and often competing deadlines. The employee shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, clients and the community. 31. Supervision of local and topical anesthesia. 32. Supervision of Mid-Level Providers, Residents, and Extern/Students.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Five years of experience as an Associate Medical Director, Medical Director or CMO, including program and agency strategic planning, supervision and quality oversight. 2. Five years of successful executive management experience in staff supervision and administration; must have the ability to train, coach, mentor, and motivate all levels of staff. 3. Three years of demonstrated leadership success in improving Population Health Management systems, clinical quality improvement, and health care system delivery efficiency. 4. Administrative background in community health planning and services is highly desired. 5. Experience working collaboratively across functions and services to achieve sustainable outcomes. 6. Experience leading integration efforts. 7. Must have good interpersonal skills and able to deal with staff and managers of diverse backgrounds and skill levels with tact and diplomacy. 8. Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and effective manner verbally and in writing. 9. Must be a licensed M.D. or D.O. in the State of California. 10. Must be board certified or board eligible in a primary care specialty.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Understanding of American Indian/Alaska Native community and health issues as well as those of the surrounding community. 2. Proven commitment to behavioral health integration. 3. Experience in Community Health or Public Health.
Working Conditions and Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to both an inside/outside environment and may be exposed to the burning of traditional medicines. Benefits: Native American Health Center (NAHC) considers our employees to be our most valuable resource and offers an excellent benefit package: competitive salaries, personal time off (PTO) or sick/vacation leave program, and an employer contribution 403(b) retirement plan to full-time regular status employees. We also provide medical, vision, dental, flexible spending, group term and voluntary life insurance coverage for employees and their dependents—with a percentage of employee contribution for dependent medical premiums. Notice Applicants: Please be advised a post job offer, pre-employment Physical, TB test and Vaccination Clearance are required as a condition of employment. Vaccination Levels: 0 – Limited - require only TB, Physical & Seasonal Flu; 1 – Full Panel with exposure of Blood Borne Pathogens – requires, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, TDAP, Varicella, Hepatitis B, TB, Physical & Season Flu; 2 – Full panel no exposure of Blood Borne Pathogens – requires Measles, Mumps, Rubella, TDAP, Varicella, TB, Physical & Seasonal Flu. Additionally, you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting and/or Federal, State, County criminal background check clearance as a contingency for an offer of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at NAHC. Equal Opportunity Employer: Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or other non-merit factors. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, NAHC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Native American Health Center's mission is to provide comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities, with respect for cultural and linguistic differences.Clinical Facilities in San Francisco and OaklandOur clinical facilities provide a full range of community health care and prevention services including primary medical care, comprehensive dental care, family guidance counseling, HIV prevention and AIDS treatment, youth services, women, infants and children's health, and general nutrition and fitness. Native American Health Center also maintains a satellite clinic at Alameda Point, a school-based clinic in Alameda and the Healthy Nations Wellness Center.