West Cecil Health Center seeks an engaging and driven Chief Medical Officer to join a dedicated team that is committed to making a difference in the community. Join WCHC in Conowingo, Maryland, ideally located at the top of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Located in a rural area, WCHC offers easy access to Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Want to improve health and wellbeing in an energetic, rewarding, and compassionate workplace? Visit our website at www.westcecilhealth.org to learn more.
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER POSITION SUMMARY
The CMO contributes to the successful achievement of the West Cecil Health Center (WCHC) mission and strategic initiatives by providing leadership, oversight, evaluation and direction for all clinical operations. With a focus on provider recruitment and retention planning, the CMO assures adequate provider productivity within a quality assurance process. Responsible for overseeing all health center activities that affect the delivery of health services to the community.
Supervisor: President and Chief Executive Officer
Supervises: All Clinical Providers, and/or Department Directors
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Clinical Responsibilities: Provides medical services to patients in conformity with clinic protocols and the code of ethics of the Maryland Board of Medicine, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local standards and contributes to the efficiency of health center operations
Performs oversight of clinical services provided to patients by the staff of WCHC.
Monitors and ensures that the performance quality by clinical staff meets federal, state and local standards
Reviews and resolves patient complaints directly related to medical care
Creates, assists, maintains, modifies and implements WCHC policies and procedures in compliance with current accepted professional standards
Ensures that all requirements of the electronic medical record are met, including but not limited to, documentation of patient encounter, meaningful use, patient self-management goals and review of patient laboratory data
Ensures that professional persons and facilities used for patient referrals meet the applicable standards of care
Knowledgeable in HRSA guidelines and ensures that WCHC maintains compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements
Conducts provider staff meetings and ensures meeting documentation is maintained.
Chairs the WCHC Provider Council
Serves as a super user of the WCHC electronic health record
Provides oversight to the Quality Management Team
Directs the quality assessment and quality assurance program in compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations, and ensures meetings are appropriately documented.
Establishes and maintains a patient care audit process that ensures the quality of care provided meets acceptable standards
Implements a system of internal peer review and patient chart review
Acts as medical liaison to the community and provides support to the WCHC Board of Directors
Serves as the medical professional representative to the healthcare community and other organizations as appropriate
Develops positive relationships with local medical groups, hospital medical staff, medical societies and consumer groups
Coordinates the medical care aspects of agreements with contractors such as health insurance plans, laboratories, hospital, surgical and radiology services and independent healthcare professionals
Performs direct medical services for patients when time is not exclusively needed for other services
Performs patient history, physical exam and treatment plans
Performs duties using the WCHC electronic health record including but not limited to documentation of patient encounters, meaningful use, patient self-management goals, closing of patient encounters and review of patient laboratory data
Medical-Legal Responsibilities: Responsible for maintaining medical-legal compliance and ensuring sound procedures are in place for the protection of WCHC staff and WCHC assets
Has primary responsibility for WCHC FTCA compliance including review of processes to ensure compliance with FTCA protocols and completion of the FTCA application
Assists CEO, COO and CFO in the purchase and renewal of GAP insurance policies
Ensures medical record documentation meets medical-legal standards
Business Maintenance and Development Responsibilities: Assists the CEO, COO and CFO in the maintenance of business lines that affect the success of WCHC; in the development of new business; and in the negotiation and maintenance of competitive vendor contracts
Administrative Responsibilities: Assists senior management and serves as team leader for the senior management team to ensure that federal, state, and local standards are met by WCHC as they relate to the performance of medical services
Assists senior management in meeting all internal and external performance and reporting requirements
Assists in setting and managing organizational performance goals
Recruits professional medical staff, drafts contracts and onboards new hires
Serves as a role model and is accountable and responsible for ensuring optimal performance of clinical operations; quality of care, customer service and productivity
Possesses a degree from an accredited school of medicine as well as postgraduate training or equivalent certification by the AMA or AOA
Possesses a current valid license to practice medicine issued by the State Maryland
Possesses Board certification by a recognized US Board of Medicine
Possesses and maintains BCLS certification, ACLS preferred
Possesses a current valid DEA license
Maintains knowledge of medical advances through continuing education
Provides complex information to the organization
Articulates organizational vision and implements organizational strategic initiatives
Possesses a high level of verbal and written communication skills including the ability to respond accordingly to patient and staff needs
At a minimum the candidate must have intermediate computer skills including the ability to prepare internal and external correspondence and reports, and be able to summarize data from the electronic medical records system
A minimum of 5 years experience working in a an outpatient medical facility, FQHC experience is preferred
Five (5) years most recent work experience as a medical provider in a primary care delivery system
Three (3) years experience with supervisory responsibilities; director level experience is preferred
Patient Centered Medical Home and/or Joint Commission experience preferred.
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About WEST CECIL HEALTH CENTER
West Cecil Health Center is a s a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Conowingo, Maryland. WCHC provides it's surrounding communities with affordable, quality health care. We currently provide full family medicine, behavioral health, outreach & enrollment, dental and gynecology services. WCHC is ideally located at the top of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Located in a rural area, WCHC offers easy access to Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.