K'ima:w Medical Center is seeking a board certified physician interested in joining this thriving tribal clinic as their medical director. The ideal candidate must have five years direct ambulatory care experience with two years administrative/leadership experience. K'ima:w Medical Center, which is a non-profit has been treating patients in the Hoopa Valley since 1975. They offer primary care at the medical clinic as well as a broad menu of ancillary services including social services, in-house pharmacy and dental clinic care. This community offers a rich cultural history with many of the traditions and customs still being practiced today just as they have been for thousands of years. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to step in and become a valuable and respected member of the community.
Competitive Salary ($300k)
Signing Bonus (up to $50,000 for qualified candidates)
Loan repayment opportunities available
POSITION SUMMARY: The Medical Director is responsible for leadership and administration of K’ima:w Medical Clinic services. Direct and coordinate all activities of the medical functions. Provide clinical consultation and oversight to physicians and mid-level providers. Collaborate with al K’ima:w Medical Center departments, Chief Executive Officer, and Board of Director in planning, implementing and evaluating health programming quality health services to clients.
FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Medical Director Duties
- Provides medical expertise with respect to planning and establishing goals, objectives and policies to improve medical services that are consistent with K’ima:w Mission, Vision and guiding principles.
- In collaboration with leadership, establishes standards to provider productivity and measurements for quality of care.
- Monitors providers against set standards, including, but not limited to, GPRA (Government Performance Results Act). Reports productivity and/or quality of care variances to UIHS leadership.
- Oversees Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) process for all medical providers following K’ima:w policies. Coordinates credentialing and privileging process with Human Resources.
- Identifies and develops plans for areas of improvement based on utilization studies, adverse trends, practice patterns, or operational needs.
- Explore possibilities, develop and coordinate Family Practice resident and medical student training opportunities for individuals who are American Indian, and/or others who have an interest in working with American Indian communities.
- Promotes and establishes medical policies and procedures following recognized standards of care; including but not limited to Centers for Disease Control, accreditation and compliance standards and guidelines, and other evaluating entities, including state and federal agencies.
- Coordinates and collaborates with staff in recruitment of physicians and mid-level practitioners.
- Supervises and provides clinical oversight to physicians and mid-levels. Provides daily consultation, guidance, and direction to assure standards of care are met.
- Provides orientation to new providers regarding medical systems for delivery of care.
- Responsible for all peer review. Conducts and monitors the peer review process for ongoing quality assurance.
- Participates in the review and assessment of Contract Health Services (CHS) for complex and unique claims.
- Collaborates with key medical staff on development and implementation of continuing education and training needs for medical staff.
- Monitors medical services budget in relationship to overall K’ima:w fiscal budget.
- Collaborates with key medical staff regarding schedules of all medical providers in order to provide coverage.
- Oversees reporting of births, deaths, and outbreak of contagious disease to governmental authorities.
- Reports to Chief Executive Officer and various governance meetings regarding operations of K’ima:w medical services. Attends committee meetings as directed by the Chief Executive Officer.
Basic Outpatient Clinical Duties
- Performs all functions as a family physician in providing direct care to clients; including, but not limited to, the examination of patient to determine general physical condition, the recording of information about patients medical history, ordering various tests and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition, the prescribing of medications, performing minor surgical procedures as privileged, etc.
- Develops both individual and family long range personal relationship and continuity of care for the full scope of patients’ health problems by planning, providing and coordinating all necessary services, and establishing priorities in consultation with other appropriate staff.
- Develops relationships and acts as liaison between K’ima:w and other practitioners for specialized treatment for referrals.
- Maintains a professional, organized, and clean working environment by following organizational policies, guidelines, and acceptable safety standards.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide professional supervision of medical secretary, nurse practitioners and physicians in the Medical Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Graduation from a United States accredited medical school.
- Five years direct ambulatory care experience with two years administrative/leadership experience
- Must possess a permanent, current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of California.
- CPR certification or obtain within three months of hire
- ACLS certification or obtain within six months of hire
- PALS certification or obtain within six months of hire
- Must be comfortable treating a wide range of patients from children to elders
- Beautiful rural river valley with a strong cultural presence where traditional activities are still performed
- Family based medical center where you are part of a family treating family
- Opportunity for a physician to be an integral part of this strong community almost immediately
- Sustained yield timber forests, outdoor trails and wildlife, and river fishing and fun abound in the Hoopa Valley
- The reservation itself is a 12 mile by 12 mile square, which is nearly bisected by the wild and scenic Trinity River
- Hoopa is the spiritual and governance center of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and has been for approximately 10,000 years
Location/Region: Hoopa, CA (95546)