Job ID: 289153567  |  Last Updated: 1/22/2015

Chief Medical Officer

Health Clinics
Huntsville, AL
Applicant Contact
Khris Robinson
Recruiting and Retention Coordinator
(334) 271-7068
(334) 271-7069
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The Centers Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is the chief clinician at the Center. Responsible for delivery of quality medical care to patients of the Center, the CMO functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team within the scope of his or her medical practice, but also oversees the entire medical staff and provides clinical direction at the Center.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
1. Provides clinical services.
Maintains clinical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary health care.
Provides clinic sessions, as scheduled, in direct patient care at clinic site, including extended hours clinics.
Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers patients assigned to physicians panel, on an in-patient and out-patient basis (as per individual employment agreements); prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient.
Refers clients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patients management and care. Reviews all lab and x-ray reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes medical management decisions appropriately.
Provides continuity of care to center patients on his or her patient panel and other patients as assigned, including routine in-patient and nursing home care to center patients. Performs emergency on-call on a scheduled basis with other physicians only if required by the local hospital(s) Professional Staff Bylaws.
Maintains a problem oriented health record for each patient seen in accordance with the Centers established Health Information Management policies and procedures.
Ensures that patient and family/significant others are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
2. Provides clinical direction.
Prepares and submits monthly written reports on Medical Department issues, concerns, program status, initiatives, and progress to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board of Directors.
Designs, develops, and implements appropriate Medical Department policies, protocols and procedures which are in compliance with the most current accepted professional standards.
Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education in the community as requested.
Assists in the preparation of an operating budget for the Medical Department, and in conjunction with the Chief Finance Officer, oversees compliance with the Medical Departments budget. In addition, prepares special grant and project budgets as required to meet the goals of the corporation.
Participates in short and long term program planning for the Medical Department and the entity, including development of goals and objectives.
Provides consultation to the CEO and the Board of Directors regarding the Centers clinical direction.
Travels when necessary to fulfill the entitys needs and attends meetings as necessary to represent the Center.
Participates in the preparation of grant applications for the Center and assumes primary responsibility for developing and implementing the medical health care plan.
Assists in the coordination and integration of the corporations medical programs and services with other corporate programs and services for the welfare of the corporations patients.
Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing, and supervising patient care activities. Trains, mentors and supervises students and clinical support staff engaged in activities and procedures, as appropriate. Supervises, advises, counsels, disciplines and evaluates all Medical Department professional providers in conjunction with the CEO.
Participates in the analysis of community health problems and assists in the development of the community health care plan.
Participates in Compliance and Performance Improvement (CPI) activities for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes.
Participates in the review and development of patient care policies, including health maintenance schedules and continuity of care.
Participates in the review and development of protocols and standing orders.
Implements the plans, procedures and protocols for the medical team.
Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the department.
Accepts responsibility for remaining current with medical and health care trends and information that impact the medical practice.
Leads the health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care.
Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.

Credentials and Experience
Minimum of five years clinical experience
Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine
Completion of an accredited residency program in an appropriate medical specialty
Current unrestricted license from the Alabama Medical Board of Examiners to practice as a physician in the State of Alabama
Annual continuing medical education as required by Board specialty
Must be registered and have current DEA, DPS and other such certificates to legally operate a practitioner in the State of Alabama
Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals if required for specialty
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification

The Alabama Primary Health Care Association represents 15 Community Health Centers across the state comprising of 125 health care facilities. Competitive salaries are offered and a complete benefit package.
Please contact Khris Robinson to discuss further about this opportunity at 334.386.3979. You can email your CV to:

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