Provides general medical direction and supervision of the medical care for New Mexico’s PACE program. Collaborates with the Executive Director to assure the effective and efficient delivery of services and is responsible for the overall oversight of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program. Performs the functions of a Primary Care Physician for a panel.
Essential Functions and Work Duties
The following essential functions of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.
Medical and Clinical (Approximately 50% of Time)
- Assumes overall accountability and responsibility for the medical care of the participants at New Mexico’s PACE Program.
- Acts as Primary Care Physician for a panel.
- Services as community liaison with physicians, hospitals and other health care providers.
- Provides clinical oversight and input into the valuation of PACE physicians and nurse practitioners.
- Oversees the training of medical students, fellow, and research projects at or in conjunction with the program.
- Holds regular meetings with the primary care and nursing staff to discuss participant care and the clinic operations.
- Travels to patient care facilities on a regular basis for participant care and informational purposes.
Administrative (Approximately 30% of Time)
- Performs in conjunction with the Executive Director to provide direction and supervision of related primary care, nursing and allied health services.
- Oversees the development and administration of New Mexico’s PACE Program clinical policies and procedures.
- Oversees the quality improvement program and utilization management programs.
- Participates in the continuing education and training of all staff.
- Serves as an active member of the Quality Assurance Committee and any other committees that require input regarding medical care.
- Participates in the contract negotiations for the medical-related providers.
- Interfaces actively with other PACE program physicians and medical directors.
- Participates in the interdisciplinary team functioning of the adult day health center.
- Participates in the NPA Primary Care and Medical Directors Committees and task forces.
Supervision (Approximately 20% of Time)
- Effectively supervises and manages direct reports and provides, by example and leadership, motivation and direction to employees of the organization.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable state and federal employment laws.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; recognizing and rewarding employees; corrective disciplinary procedures and practices (under direction of supervisor and in partnership with Human Resources), addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Ensures annual employee performance reviews are conducted in a timely and effective manner. Evaluates performance of employees for compliance with established policies and objectives of the organization and contributions in attaining objectives.
- Helps set the tone of the department to ensure morale, team work, and that the positive employment culture of the organization is maintained.
- Regularly schedules leadership/management, department, and staff 1:1 meetings to provide leadership, development, and a forum for communication to ensure coordination and collaboration in meeting organization and individual goals.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the quality improvement process and the philosophy of continuous improvement; identifies and responds actively and with sensitivity to the needs of all concerned; participates as a team player in all phases of the organization; and is open and responsive to change.
- Communicates and interacts with co-workers and all others in a pleasant and professional manner at all times.
- Maintains strict confidentiality of personnel data, proprietary information, and sensitive materials as required.
- Maximizes cost efficiency and productivity in the use of all resources of the department and organization.
- Attends all required department events, staff meetings, and any other job-related functions. Attends and successfully completes all mandatory trainings.
- Does not communicate with any news media or volunteer business information to other agencies. Directs public relations issues to the appropriate person.
- Does not enter into any contract without approval which commits the organization to any obligation, or which transfers company assets to any outside interests, or which involve expenditures of a capital nature.
- Performs within position and personal limitations and provides information to employees, co-workers, business contacts, and others only as able and appropriate for position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.
Education and Experience
- Current state issued medical license in good standing required.
- Current DEA registration required.
- Must have the ability to obtain and maintain staff privileges at contracted hospitals.
- A minimum of four years’ experience as a practicing physician. Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ), Board certified in internal medicine or family practice, experience in medical direction and advanced certification in geriatrics is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong management skills and a minimum of three years’ experience supervising staff.
- A minimum of one year experience working with the frail or elderly is required.
- Requires state issued driver’s license, personal transportation, good driving record and proof of auto insurance as required by law.
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