Medical Director - Full Time - SEARHC

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Medical Director - Full Time - SEARHC

Ketchikan, AK
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) job descriptions are a management tool to help organize duties and provide employees with the employer’s expectations with regard to a specific job classification. The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a reasonable assignment for the position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

    Job Summary

    Incumbent will provide direct acute primary health care services including diagnosis, treatment, referral, and follow-up to eligible Indian and Alaska Native beneficiaries.

    Incumbent will provide supervision and direction to medical staff. In conjunction with the KIC Health Administrator, determines the most appropriate range and depth of medical programs ensuring strict compliance with AAAHC standards and federal regulations. Approximately 25% of work schedule will be available for administrative duties.

    ESSENTIAL SUPERVISORY JOB FUNCTIONS

    • COMPLETES OPERATION BY:  Developing schedules, assigning and monitoring work; gathering resources; resolving operations problems; maintaining reference manuals; implementing new procedures.  Initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures;  Promoting a motivational environment that maintains the department as a cohesive unit and as a part of the KIC Clinic and KIC Tribal organization;  Investigating, evaluating, and recommending medical supplies and equipment;
    • MAINTAINS STAFF BY:  Recruiting, selecting, orientating, and training employees;  Assuring credentialing/privileging compliance requirements;  Maintaining a safe working environment;  Developing personal growth opportunities.
    • ACCOMPLISHES STAFF JOB RESULTS BY:  Communicating job expectations; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; conducting training, implementing and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.  Informing employees of all matters affecting their employment.  Providing tools and equipment necessary for staff to perform their duties.

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICIAN JOB FUNCTION

    • ESTABLISHES A COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT BY  Providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends and families.
    • PROVIDE PATIENT CARE SERVICES BY  Utilizing age appropriate procedures for all age groups;  Examining and diagnosing health-related conditions of individuals presenting themselves for acute outpatient care;  Determining when patient referral to specialized care or testing is required;  Working with administrative and clinical support to follow-up patient care;  Educating patients in the nature of their health conditions;  Recommending therapies as well as the general promotion of health and prevention of disease;  Maintaining accurate and complete medical record of all patient contacts;  Assisting in the development of clinic formulary with Chief Pharmacist and other medical professional staff;
    • PROMOTES PATIENT’S INDEPENDENCE BY  Establishing patient care goals;  Teaching and counseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.
    • MAINTAINS DOCUMENTATION OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES BY  Auditing patient and department records;  Performing quarterly peer review.
    • MAINTAINS PATIENT CARE SERVICES PRODUCTIVITY BY  Monitoring workload of functional areas;  Identifying peak and slack periods;  Making operational or staffing adjustment.
    • RESOLVES PROBLEMS BY  Addressing complaints regarding patient care services and works with supervisors to resolve;  Consulting with laboratory managers, technical coordinators, directors, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals;  Attending and participating in appropriate administrative and committee meetings.
    • MAINTAINS MEDICAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT BY  Establishing quality standards;  Inspecting and evaluating the physical condition of the patient care area, recommending necessary changes to Maintenance to improve sanitation, appearance, and efficiency;  Developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures;  Ensuring staff compliance;  Certifying instrument performance;  Arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.

    ESSENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

    • CONSERVES MEDICAL RESOURCES BY  Scheduling on-call duties at Ketchikan General Hospital six weeks in advance;  Using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

    MAINTAINS A COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP AMONG HEALTH CARE TEAMS BY  Communicating information;  Responding to requests;  Building rapport;  Participating in team problem-solving methods.

    • IDENTIFIES PATIENT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS BY  Establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
    • ASSURES QUALITY OF CARE BY  Developing and interpreting clinic and medical department philosophies and standards of care;  Enforcing adherence to state board of licensing requirements and to other governing agency regulations;  Measuring health outcomes against standards;  Making or recommending adjustments.
    • MAINTAINS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES INVENTORY BY  Studying usage reports;  Identifying trends;  Anticipating needed supplies;  Approving requisitions and cost allocations.
    • MAINTAINS MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM BY  Identifying information needs and problems;  Recommending improvements;  Establishing priorities;  Coordinating improvements with ISD;  Testing;  Writing user manuals  Training employees;  Maintaining security and confidentiality.
    • ACHIEVES FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES BY  Anticipating requirements;  Submitting information for budget preparation in cooperation with supervisor;  Developing medical budget annually;  Monitoring costs and analyzing expense variances;  Initiating corrective action;  Monitoring program staffing levels;
    • MAINTAINS SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT BY:  Reporting any unsafe conditions to appropriate supervisor upon discovery.  Adhering to all local, state, and federal regulations  Complying with federal and state laws and regulations regarding the protection of the health of employees and provide for appropriate occupational health services for those employees
    • PREPARES MONTHLY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OPERATION REPORTS BY  Collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends;  Monthly budget review
    • MAINTAINS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESS BY  Understands the Tribe’s and employees needs by demonstrating courtesy, diplomacy and tact during interactions with internal and external parties;  Prepares and monitors indicators for quality and continuous improvement;  Demonstrates continuous initiatives for improvement of nursing services;  Takes a systems approach to problem solving and process improvement, which involves staff.
    • CONTRIBUTES TO TEAM EFFORT BY:  Participating in the appropriate patient care services committees and other workgroups;  Initiating and directing training programs and in-services for new employees;  Performing other related duties as directed by supervisor.
    • MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE BY  Attending educational workshops;  Reviewing professional publications;  Establishing personal networks;  Benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.
    • Additional Job Duties:  Maintains Medical Guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures;  Being accessible to staff for consultation as needed;  Maintain partnership with other medical organizations at local, state, and national level;  Recognize, identify, and resolve problems and issues without direct supervision;  Provide instruction to other employees of this or similar job classification in all aspects of procedure and technique relating to the duties required by this job description unless such instruction requires a specialized certification which the employee doing the training does not have;

    Perform other related duties as directed by supervisor.

    Required Skills

     Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions and devise solutions to management problems;  Ability to communicate professionally over the telephone and in person in a positive and clear manner;  Ability to manage simultaneously multiple tasks, including telephone, computer operations and in-person visits;  Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;  Ability to utilize maximum degree of professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing a high degree of stress both mentally and/or physically;  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to prioritize assignments;

    Physical Activities Include Must be able to hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; and taste or smell. Each of the listed activities also requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, and stooping, climbing on stools and ladders, and routinely being required to lift, pull, push, and manipulate equipment and patients.

    Writing by hand and using a personal computer. Long hours in front of computer screen. Frequently required to work extended hours. Attending evening and lunch time meetings as requested by supervisor. Traveling occasionally, using air and/or water transportation, to out-of-town meetings and functions.

    Working Environment The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members.

    ABOUT KIC: http://kictribe.org/

    Required Experience

    Education Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy (DO), or Nurse Practitioner from a school in the United States approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation. Licensure Employee must have a permanent full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Alaska, another state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    Possess current valid State of Alaska driver's license with a record acceptable to KIC’s Insurance carrier.

    Experience Recent managerial experience in an outpatient medical facility required. Prefer experience with regulatory and accreditation of ambulatory clinic operations.

    Any combination of related education and/or related experience will be considered if the candidate possesses the demonstrated ability.

    _This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. _

  • Qualifications

     Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions and devise solutions to management problems;  Ability to communicate professionally over the telephone and in person in a positive and clear manner;  Ability to manage simultaneously multiple tasks, including telephone, computer operations and in-person visits;  Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;  Ability to utilize maximum degree of professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing a high degree of stress both mentally and/or physically;  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to prioritize assignments;

    Physical Activities Include Must be able to hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; and taste or smell. Each of the listed activities also requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, and stooping, climbing on stools and ladders, and routinely being required to lift, pull, push, and manipulate equipment and patients.

    Writing by hand and using a personal computer. Long hours in front of computer screen. Frequently required to work extended hours. Attending evening and lunch time meetings as requested by supervisor. Traveling occasionally, using air and/or water transportation, to out-of-town meetings and functions.

    Working Environment The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members.

    ABOUT KIC: http://kictribe.org/

  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care