Medical Director: Muckleshoot Tribe
Job Title: Physician- Medical Director
Job Category: Health
Location: Auburn, WA
Salary Range: $230,330.00-$254,580.00
Muckleshoot Health & Wellness Center Mission Statement
“To improve the quality of life of Tribal and community members by providing culturally sensitive, comprehensive and high quality health care and wellness services”
The Medical Director for the Muckleshoot Tribe understands the needs of the people in regards to their physical, mental and emotional health. In order to ensure continuity of care, the Medical Director has a clear understanding of all Health & Wellness Center programs available to accomplish high quality health care. An understanding of addiction, including its manifestations and trends as well the ability to implement effective treatment for all age groups in collaboration with Muckleshoot Behavioral Health is critical to this position. Develop an effective partnership with Community Outreach and Educational programs so that every day efforts are cemented to prevention and wellness for Tribal families.
1. Directs and is responsible for overseeing the HWC Pharmacy program. Works closely and directly with the Pharmacy Manager to ensure the highest level of competency and service to patients.
2. Facilitates completion of and evaluates regularly scheduled Provider Peer Review Audits both internal and external. This is a requirement that is mandated by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Guidelines. Ensures that all reports and feedback are immediately incorporated into daily processes to guarantee the highest standards of healthcare for patients.
3. Consistently analyzes medical provider care plans to insure all aspects of health care delivery are optimal for patients.
4. In addition to AAAHC Accreditation committee functions, participates in all development and maintenance of Quality Assurance efforts. Assures compliance with multiple accrediting and auditing agency guidelines
5. Provides managerial supervision to all direct reports including extensive monitoring, mentoring, auditing records, individual meetings, weekly group case management meetings and collaborative clinic team meetings.
6. Serves on and contributes to monthly Contract Health Service (CHS) meetings and is available to respond to emergent evaluations and approval requests on a daily basis if needed.
7. Remains available in partnership to all HWC Managers and Directors for short term problem resolutions and execution of long term goals.
8. Leads and facilitates the building of a close collaborative bridge with HWC Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency Program to effectively integrate all services necessary to achieve optimal treatment of mental health conditions and addiction in all age groups.
9. Leads collaboration with the Suboxone treatment team consisting of selected medical providers and certified chemical dependency counselors.
10. Provides effective Community Health Education through formal collaboration with Behavioral Health, Dental, Pharmacy, Wellness and Community Health Representatives. Serves to integrate these services through leadership and team development.
11. Collects data pertaining to patient assessment in a complete and systematic manner. Effectively evaluates patient subjective data, objective findings, laboratory data and historical information to develop appropriate plan of care.
12. Provides leadership and collaboration with health care team to ensure quality patient care. Consults with other medical staff and providers in coordinating health care services for MIT patients.
13. Sets clear medical priorities and delegates responsibilities and facilitates ongoing medical evaluation.
14. Practices within the parameters of licensure and demonstrates accountability for own professional conduct.
15. Provides accurate and thorough documentation of patient data on the PCC and appropriate evaluation forms. Reviews information provided by support staff to include health risk factors, chief complaint and historical data.
16. Provides patient education to patients as well as family members in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner. Offers choices and opportunities for patient input for health care and honors patient decisions.
17. Maintains strict confidentiality when dealing with all Personal Health Information. Follows HIPAA policies and procedures at all times.
18. Because of the Tribe's commitment to community service and the well-being of it's members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.
Required: Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree. Completion/certification of postgraduate medical training (residency) in Family Practice or Internal Medicine. Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in an outpatient clinic and five (5) years of experience supervising medical providers.
Licenses or Certifications Required
Current Washington State Physician license; Certification from either the American Board of Family Practice or American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians; DEA license; ACLS certification; DEA waiver to prescribe Buphrenorphine or ability to obtain within 90 days
SPECIFIC SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR POSITION
•Ability to observe and obtain subjective patient data and evaluate based on clinical information and symptomatology.
•Ability to evaluate and treat symptoms and disease processes presented in family practice environment.
•Able to communicate effectively in the English language in person, by phone and in writing.
•Competent in geriatric medicine and managing patients on multiple medications.
•Knowledge of human systems, growth and development, basic nutrition, behavioral, psycho-social and family systems.
•Competent in pharmacology and therapeutics.
•Able to respond, intervene and direct emergency situations in a calm and professional manner.
•Skilled in pediatrics with demonstrated ability in treating childhood diseases, performing well-child exams and knowledge of vaccines.
•Adept at evaluating and treating women's health issues.
•Competent in identifying and treating chronic diseases to include diabetes, CVD, asthma, etc.
•Demonstrates knowledge of CDC, Department of Health, OSHA/WISHA, and AAAHC credentialing standards as they apply to the health care environment.
•Demonstrates understanding of insurance and billing procedures to include coding documentation.
•Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations skills in dealing with fellow providers, supervisors, directors and staff.
•Strong supervisory and leadership skills to cultivate healthy and high functioning teamwork and performance among direct reports.
•Able to work with a variety of ethnic groups in a positive manner.
•Able to maintain a high degree of integrity in all dealings with patients, staff, and community
Work is performed mostly in a clinic setting. Continuously uses vision, sight and hearing. Frequently sits, stands, walks, climbs stairs, bends at the waist, drives, reaches with hands and arms and/or talks. Requires manual dexterity for computer work and routine paperwork. Occasionally lifts and/or carries up to 50 lbs. May be required to push/pull up to 250 lbs. May occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or biohazardous waste materials.
Muckleshoot Health and Wellness Center
17500 SE 392 St, Auburn, WA 98092-9705
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