The Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties, a six clinic Federally Qualified Health Center serving Benton and Linn Counties, is currently seeking a licensed Physician to serve as the next Medical Director. The incumbent will be someone who is dedicated and highly motivated to join and lead our primary care teams. If you have a passion for preventive, team based care and a desire to make a positive impact in your community, apply today!
The Medical Director is responsible for medical policy, oversight, supervision and coordination of medical services. This position will be a working physician providing high quality, comprehensive medical care and treatment to a diverse patient population. The scope of practice is defined by the specialty, which may include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.
Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties
The Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties (CHC) opened as an FQHC in 2004. It is the medical home for over 9,200 patients across six clinics. It serves a patient population that is diverse in age, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. The Community Health Centers provide physical, behavioral, oral health care as well as addiction services. Our services aim to be culturally and linguistically appropriate. The CHC accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. A sliding fee scale and assistance accessing coverage is available for people without insurance.
CHC Model of Care
The CHC focuses on identifying barriers in accessing health care and reaches out to vulnerable populations. We are committed to improving health outcomes through a medical home model with a strong focus on prevention and disease management. The CHC utilizes Patient Centered Care Teams and the Chronic Care Model, supporting the use of evidence-based protocols and engaging patients in establishing self-care goals.
Continuity of care is emphasized by establishing patient panels and designing a team that assists patients to access both internal programs and community services. The CHC is accredited by the Oregon Health Authority as a Patient Center Primary Care Home at the highest level. Our health centers implement innovative models of care that support integration of primary care, mental health, oral health, and public health lenses.
Examine, diagnose, and treat primary care and preventive health issues in an ambulatory setting, and provide counseling and education to assist patients in self-care.
Prescribe and dispense medications appropriate to address medical conditions.
Initiate and continue medical treatment plans for patients and monitor results; review and update patient records.
Review lab results and take appropriate action.
Perform medical procedures within the scope of practice and as defined by CHC practice protocol.
Accurately code and document in the electronic health record; complete documentation within the established time frame; review reports to proactively manage care at the patient and panel level.
Provide back-up coverage of patient care for team providers when they are out of the office. May provide coverage at other clinic locations when needed.
Participate in collaborative treatment with medical, mental health, public health, and dental professionals within Benton County Health Services (CHC and Health Department teams), and other physicians in the community, to coordinate patient care.
Provide back-up call consultation to the after-hours triage service.
Provide care delivery within a team based, Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) demonstrated as follows;
Provide input and follow patient scheduling protocols to provide timely access to care. Provide timely response to patient’s contacts and questions. (PCPCH Attribute: Access to Care)
Contribute to development and follow best practice standards for chronic disease management, health maintenance, tests and procedures, lab preference lists, and medication formulary. (PCPCH Attribute: Accountability)
Lead team in assessing and completing patient care plans in a comprehensive manner that includes physical, emotional, social, cultural, and socio-economic factors impacting health. (PCPCH Attribute: Comprehensive Whole Person Care)
Support and promote effective panel management and strategies that encourage continuity with patient’s assigned Primary Care Provider. (PCPCH Attribute: Continuity)
Participate in assuring timely referrals by providing appropriate information to aid effective and efficient care coordination. (PCPCH Attribute: Coordination & Integration)
Engage patient and family in decision making regarding their care. Demonstrate respect for patient’s culture and beliefs. Assist in assuring patient centered self-management goals are established. Demonstrate awareness of patient’s literacy and health education needs. (PCPCH Attribute: Person & Family Centered Care)
Participate in team-based care by actively communicating and meeting with team members. Utilize team members appropriately, supporting their work at the top of their training and scope of work.
Participate in peer review process to improve clinical services and patient outcomes, and provider meetings to keep current with organizational communication and priorities.
Participate in Quality Improvement initiatives related to care delivery; provide feedback and input into clinical processes.
Participate in community activities that promote the model of care and/or the Community Health Centers.
Pursue ongoing continuing medical education to stay current/ up to date with best practice standards.
Policy and Medical Oversight
Oversee development and implementation of best clinical practices in the provision of integrated services within a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home delivery model.
Promote and model a team based approach through collaborative management and decision-making, working closely with administration and clinical managers and supervisors.
Manage and oversee medical services, including the supervision of assigned professional and specialized staff. Includes prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff are trained, ensuring that employees follow policy and procedures, maintaining a healthy and safe work environment and making hiring, termination and disciplinary decisions.
Participate in strategic planning, implementation of clinical initiatives, budget development, and outcome evaluation.
Provide medical expertise and input in all aspects of clinical care. Monitor clinical outcomes for the Health Center patient population and provide leadership in developing strategies and setting clear goals and expectations to improve health outcomes. Interpret medical guidelines and applicable state and federal policies to assure compliance with all rules and regulations that govern clinical practice. Oversee evaluation, resolution and monitoring of all near miss or untoward clinic events, medication errors, patient concerns regarding care given, and potential malpractice claims.
Act as a change agent improving medical team performance and integration
Provide medical leadership to the Quality Improvement process. Participate in design, development and implementation of Quality Improvement processes and initiatives and leading Quality Improvement Oversight Committee.
Provide clinical leadership to the credentialing and privileging process.
Lead a peer review process to improve clinical services and patient outcomes. Lead provider meetings to gain input and communicate current organizational priorities.
Promote, facilitate and advance strong relationships and collaboration within the local health care system. Participate in community activities that promote the model of care and/or the Health Center.
Consult with the Health Officer on public health issues. May serve as Benton County Public Health Officer (Health Department role) in their absence.
Pursue ongoing continuing medical education to stay current with best practice standards and license requirements.
A quick glance at our available benefits:
Annual salary range of $178,200 - $217,800; Depending on qualifications and experience.
Employer-paid medical plan with additional options for an HSA or HRA account.
The County funds up to $1400 for the HSA or HRA account.
Choose between two dental group plans – MODA or Willamette.
The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.
Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.
Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.
Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.
Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with employer contribution and optional employee contribution.
Plus paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance!
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
7 years of progressively responsible experience as a Physician, including 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience.
Valid Oregon Medical License (MD's and DO's are eligible!)
Board certification required.
Valid Oregon driver's license.
Successful applicant is required to pass a background investigation with hiring contingent on passing the investigation.