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Medical Director

Department: Blake Behavioral Health
Location: Tucson, AZ

Join the Easterseals Blake Foundation team today! We offer paid training, competitive wages, excellent benefits, and a reliable work schedule. Benefits we offer but not limited to: Sick Time, PTO, Health, Dental and Retirement. We're following all CDC guidelines and providing the necessary PPE for the safety of our employees.

General Position Description:

Under general supervision the Medical Director assumes responsibly for the medical services of the program. In collaboration with the administrative and clinical teams, the Medical Director develops, implements, and evaluates the medical practice delivery model in accordance with the best standards of practice and the goals of the program. The Medical Director will provide health care services, oversee, organize, and evaluate medical services, and ensure seamless integration with behavioral health services across sites for members participating in the program. The Medical Director shall have clinical authority and share in the administrative functions that directly impact program services and collaborates with the management team in overall planning, budget, and quality improvement activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides high quality health care and preventive services to program members.
  • Will perform all initial history and physicals of members along with submitting labs and tests necessary to assess need of services.
  • Makes referrals to specialty medical providers as appropriate.
  • Oversees and maintains performance improvement processes for the clinic.
  • Develops and implements, in collaboration with clinical and administrative staff, evidence-based clinical protocols and guidelines for use by clinical staff.
  • Routinely review charts of providers for appropriateness and adherence to evidence based and/or best practices.
  • Obtains, analyzes, and reviews population health metrics as they pertain to the clinic’s patient population. Benchmarks population health metrics to available clinic, community, and national values and standards. Recommends quarterly/annual goals.
  • Participates in quality improvement meetings with quality management team and relevant staff members.
  • Upholds and implements a culture of continuous quality improvement at clinic.
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection process for medical providers.
  • Performs clinical supervision of medical staff, including regular performance appraisals and feedback to staff.
  • Provides supervision of all medical staff including clinical scheduling, call, and leave. Serves as a liaison between medical staff and administration.
  • Provides supervision of continuing professional education, in-service training, and orientation of new medical staff.
  • Approves student affiliation agreements and student rotations, responsible for overall performance of clinical students in the health center.
  • Advises on purchase of medical equipment.
  • Leads planning for the development of new clinical programs.
  • Facilitates medical staff/provider meetings.
  • Performs or delegates responsibility for quarterly medical record reviews for all medical staff focusing on appropriateness, quality, and outcomes of care.
  • Supervises physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the clinic.
  • Development of standards and qualifications for medical personnel.
  • Approval of medical practice procedures and policies.
  • Responsible for the credentialing and privileging of the medical staff.
  • Performs periodic review of practice management functions.
  • Participates, in conjunction with the management team, in the overall budget planning and monitoring process; reviews the formulation and evaluation of project goals and budgets.
  • Reviews and is familiar with relevant grant programs.
  • Responsible for following any policies, procedures, and controls established by the organization, the HIPAA Privacy Officer, and/or the HIPAA Security Officer regarding access to, protection of, and the use of the PHI.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or necessary as it relates to the general nature of the position.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability in clinical practice and community psychiatry.
  • Knowledge of various ethnic and socioeconomic populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community psychiatry and community mental health practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of adult, child, and adolescent practices.
  • Knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles and practices. 
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. 

Minimum Requirements: or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Clean criminal background check and the ability to obtain and maintain a level one clearance card.
  • D. or D.O. degree with board eligibility/certification in general psychiatry. 
  • Completion of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship. 
  • Three (3) years of post graduate experience in community child and adolescent psychiatry. 
  • Regulatory –
    • Minimum 21 years of age.
    • Arizona Driver’s License, 39-month Motor Vehicle Report and proof of vehicle registration and liability insurance that meets insurance requirements.
    • Must possess Level 1 fingerprint clearance.
    • CPR and First Aid certification (Employer provides).
    • Initial current negative TB test result (Employer provides).
    • Must pass pre-employment drug screening.

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs.
  • May work in an office setting.

 

Psychological Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations.
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day.
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, intense setting.
  • Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and communicate in a culturally inclusive manner.
  • Must be able to represent Easterseals Blake Foundation in a professional manner in all situations.

Working Conditions:

Requires high level of energy to perform the daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.  Requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, and squatting.  Requires extensive typing and writing.

Additional Information: 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications.   Other duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications may be assigned to this position.

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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