General Responsibility: The on-site Medical Director is the direct supervisor of the medical provider staff of their assigned site. Administrative responsibilities include supervision of clinician staff, coordinating on-site quality improvement activities, peer review, and working with the site leadership staff to achieve a high quality of care, patient satisfaction and productivity. The on-site Medical Director provides consultation and guidance to the Site Director with regard to all clinical issues, and works collaboratively with other CHC on-site Medical Directors under the direction of CHC's Chief Medical Officer. The on-site Medical Director, as the supervisor of the medical provider staff, is in charge of reviewing clinical performance of each provider through annual performance appraisals and periodic peer review activities. The on-site Medical Director, in consultation and with the support of the Chief Medical Officer of CHC, is responsible for addressing and correcting any problems with clinical performance that are identified. The on-site Medical Director works collaboratively with the ancillary staff to achieve the aim of providing safe and effective clinical services.
Qualifications, Appointment and Term of Service: Any member of the medical staff of the Community Health Center in good standing is eligible for appointment as an on-site Medical Director. Interested candidates may submit their names for consideration to the Chief Medical Officer of CHC for approval, in consultation with the Site Director. The on-site Medical Director shall serve in this capacity for two years. The Chief Medical Officer of CHC will review the performance of the on-site Medical Director on a periodic basis, no less than biannually. Either party may terminate the assignment, without cause, with three months notice. At the end of the two-year period, the on-site Medical Director has the option of applying for an additional term. Any other clinical providers interested in being considered for the position of on-site Medical Director may apply to the Chief Medical Officer of CHC at that time.
Hours: The on-site Medical Director will adhere to the hours as set forth in their Employment Agreement. The on-site Medical Director for sites with four or more FTE clinicians will be granted an additional 2 hours of administrative time per week to use on an as needed basis in order to accomplish their administrative responsibilities. For sites with fewer than four FTE clinicians, the on-site Medical Director will be given one additional hour of administrative time. These additional administrative hours are for work related to the role of on-site Medical Director. The on-site Medical Director is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer for the appropriate use of this time and should substitute clinical hours if no administrative work is needed on any given week.
Functions of the On Site Medical Director:
Provides direct supervision of the medical provider staff of the assigned CHC site and provides ongoing clinical patient care. Clinical supervision shall include:
Develops Peer Review tools in conjunction with other CHC on-site Medical Directors and the Chief Medical Officer of CHC, and supervises the implementation of peer review on a periodic basis.
Reviews clinical performance of each provider through annual performance appraisals and periodic peer review activities, and is responsible for addressing and correcting any problems with clinical performance that are identified.
Ensures that performance appraisals for clinical staff are completed in a timely manner as dictated by CHC’s performance appraisal policy.
Is responsible for developing and implementing the “on call” schedule for their assigned site.
Reviews clinical outcome metrics from their assigned site and takes responsibility, working with the other CHC on-site Medical Directors and the Chief Medical Officer of CHC, to identify and achieve clinical outcome goals.
Supports the attainment of site quality, patient satisfaction and productivity goals
Provides leadership and supervision in developing and carrying out medical quality assurance activities at the site, both specific to the site and in collaboration with the medical quality improvement committee of CHC.
Ensures that the medical staff adheres to all policies and procedures necessary for CHC to obtain on-going licensure by the Connecticut DPH and certification by JCAHO.
Works with the Site Director in development of site-specific strategic plans for new services and programs and modifications of existing services.
Meets monthly with CHC's Chief Medical Officer and other on-site Medical Directors to discuss both agency-wide and site-specific issues.
Provides guidance and leadership in identification and resolution of problems/barriers that impede effective and efficient quality patient care.
Works collaboratively with senior nursing staff at the site to ensure patient access to safe, appropriate, high quality medical care.
Collaborates with the Site Director in development of annual site-specific budget relative to the medical department and actively monitors and reviews financial data and budget projections.
Represents the Community Health Center in relationships with local and state professional societies, health officials, and community organizations.