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Outreach Medical Director - 10% sign-on bonus

Company: Circle The City
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title:Outreach Medical DirectorReports to: Chief Medical OfficerSupervises: Neighborhood Partnership Associate Medical Directors (physician assistants and nurse practitioners)
10% sign-on bonus paid within 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year.
***COVID vaccination is required or approved religious/medical exemption.
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 paraprofessionals.
  • Acts as a consultant to all teams regarding coordination of care.
  • 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 unique population.
  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients, performing examinations, obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.
  • 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 homelessness.
  • 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 homelessness.
  • Applies evidence-based care principles in treatment of patients experiencing homelessness, integrating patient preferences in care plans.
  • 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 establish rapport.
  • 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 standing;
        • Position requires regular bending and reaching, including transfer of patients;
        • Must be able to lift, carry and push 20 pounds on a regular basis;
        • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis;
        • 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 Emergency Medicine
          • 3-5 years of experience working with homeless or underserved populations preferred
          • Certified in Basic Life Support
          • Understanding of substance and mental health issues
          • Computer proficiency inclusive of ability to use electronic health records
          • 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 Jobble

Keywords: Circle The City, Phoenix , Outreach Medical Director - 10% sign-on bonus, Executive , Phoenix, Arizona

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