Outreach Medical Director - 10% sign-on bonus
Company: Circle The City
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Position Title:Outreach Medical DirectorReports to: Chief
Medical OfficerSupervises: Neighborhood Partnership Associate
Medical Directors (physician assistants and nurse
10% sign-on bonus paid within 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year.
***COVID vaccination is required or approved religious/medical
Shift is Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.
Summary of Position:The Outreach Medical Director is a practicing
physician who works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team
to provide care for patients who are experiencing or at risk for
homelessness. The medical director leads dynamic teams of dedicated
professionals providing integrated care in an innovative setting
primarily based out of mobile medical units. The teams rotate
through parks, permanent supportive and transitional housing, and
social service agencies to provide chronic and acute medical
services.The Outreach Medical Director provides direct patient care
and assumes the leadership of their own multidisciplinary clinical
team that includes a Registered Nurse, Medical Coordinator and
Behavioral Health Consultant. The Outreach Medical Director also
has supervisory responsibility of physician assistant and/or nurse
practitioner team leads of the other outreach teams.Essential
Duties:Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Develops unique ways to deliver health care in a compassionate,
expedited, and patient-centered manner, from a mobile medical unit
and street medicine.
- Assumes leadership of a clinical team of professionals and
- Acts as a consultant to all teams regarding coordination of
- Directly supervises advanced practice professional team leads
of all Outreach teams.
- Develops and implements medical policy, including that
pertaining to clinical practice guidelines and care delivery for a
- Assesses patient health by interviewing patients, performing
examinations, obtaining, updating, and studying medical
- Generates differential diagnoses for acute, chronic and/or
undifferentiated illnesses and formulates management plan that
address these illnesses.
- Identifies opportunities to promote and maintain wellness in
patients utilizing screening and prevention guidelines and
understands barriers in achieving wellness in people experiencing
homelessness and work to address those barriers.
- Utilizes critical thinking and decision making when
independently developing treatment plans for patients experiencing
- Documents patient care and clinical decision making accurately
and efficiently in the agencys Electronic Medical Record and meets
agency requirements regarding timeliness of chart completion.
- Coordinates patient-centered care of individuals experiencing
homelessness using a multidisciplinary team and community
resources. Is able to navigate the complex care requirements
necessary for effectively caring for those experiencing
- Applies evidence-based care principles in treatment of patients
experiencing homelessness, integrating patient preferences in care
- Appropriately utilizes healthcare resources in the management
of patients experiencing homelessness (specialist referrals, ED
referrals, lab utilization and medication management) with a goal
of decreased fragmentation of healthcare.
- Maintains positive therapeutic relationships with patients,
using language and nonverbal behavior to demonstrate respect and
- Collaborates and effectively seeks consultation with physicians
and other care providers as needed in the provision of care and the
formulation of treatment plans.
- Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing
patient management plans and care transitions. Assesses patient
health learning levels to provide medical information and health
education in culturally and linguistically appropriate
communication techniques.Assists patients in identifying barriers
to care and social determinants of health and appropriately refers
patients to community resources as needed.Maintains an updated list
of community resources, continues and expands community
partnerships to benefit patients services.
- Develops a monthly site schedule which may require working
occasional evenings and weekends and provides oversight and
guidance in development of other outreach teams
schedules.Contributes to the integrated care teams activities
around process improvement, workflow design and training.
Participates in organizational Quality Assurance/Quality
Improvement and Risk Management programsUses data systems to
monitor gaps in care.Acts as a representative of the program among
peers in the health care community.Maintains an exceptional level
of customer service; addresses and resolves complaints; serves as
an example by providing excellent service to internal and external
customers, employees, and patients.
- Maintains continuing medical education, licensure,
credentialing, and privileging requirements at all times.
- Maintains safe and clean working environments by complying with
procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal professional
requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforces
adherence to requirements; advises management on needed actions.
Embraces and promotes a professional working environment based on
understanding and respect for diversity and multi-culturalism in
all of its forms; demonstrates sensitivity, acknowledges varied
beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and customs, and encourages
communication and appreciation of all forms of diversity.Maintains
patient confidentiality by controlling the environment and
information being disclosed to authorized individuals ensuring
HIPAA and organizational compliance requirements at all times.
- Position requires extended periods of sitting and
- Position requires regular bending and reaching, including
transfer of patients;
- Must be able to lift, carry and push 20 pounds on a regular
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional
- Able to adapt to rapid, unpredictable work flow;
- Able to focus on work at hand with attention to detail;
- Ability to work with difficult patients and those with mental
illness.Experience and Education:
- Must have a valid unrestricted Arizona Medical License
- Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or
- 3-5 years of experience working with homeless or underserved
- Certified in Basic Life Support
- Understanding of substance and mental health issues
- Computer proficiency inclusive of ability to use electronic
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience in a community health center preferred
- Supervisory experience preferred
We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed
for education and experience. Employment practices will not be
influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally
protected status.by Jobble
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