Primary Care Medical Director

Indian Health Service Fairbanks , AK 99701

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Salary Range: $275,000 to $299,000 / Per Year Open Period: 4/2/2021 to 8/31/2021 Summary:
The Tanana Chiefs Conference is now hiring for a Primary Care Medical Director at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center--an award winning cultural super clinic located in Fairbanks--Interior Alaska's urban hub.

The Fairbanks based clinic is itself a hub that serves the larger mission of supporting health and wellness to Indian Health Service beneficiaries--Alaska Natives and American Indians, as well as many non-beneficiaries, in 42 villages across the river systems of the Interior (Yukon, Koyukuk, Kuskokwim, Tanana and more). This 235,000 square mile region is the home of the Tanana Chiefs Conference. TCC is looking for a Primary Care Medical Director that has proven clinical, organizational & people skills and embodies respect, humility and cultural sensitivity. We are looking for a candidate with both clinical skill and passion to share our vision and serve our families, friends and neighbors--physicians that want to become part of our communities and grow to love Alaska and its peoples. Candidate must be willing to fly to remote clinic locations quarterly by small twin-engine aircraft.
  • Clinical skill & team player Passion to serve & ability to embrace our tribal health mission Sense of Adventure: providers fly quarterly to small rural Alaska villages Previous Peace Corps, Medical Missions or Cross-Cultural healthcare experience Overview:
    Beautiful new award winning tribal health super clinic Come serve in a busy mission driven supportive team setting Family friendly university community: Live 2 hours from Denali National Park Cross-cultural tribal and rural health Exciting time of growth and expansion Opportunities for mentoring, collaboration and advancement Exceptional benefits 80 hours and $5K annual CME Salary DOE Signing bonus Options for student loan repayment Contact:

    Holly Weaver-Hall, Director of Recruitment and Retention 907-452-8251 Extension 3282 Apply online at Reference Job Number IRC38617 Duties: Adhere to the TCC Ch'eghwtsen' model of service and guiding principle which requires providing timely and effective service along with the ability to interact with others in a way that inspires trust and demonstrates respect, compassion and empathy. Essential Functions:

    This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbent(s). Representative Duties: Under the general supervision of the Senior Medical Officer, job incumbent: 1. Provides leadership and mentors medical staff in adhering to the TCC Ch'eghwtsen' model of service and guiding principle which requires providing timely and effective service along with the ability to interact with others in a way that inspires trust and demonstrates respect, compassion and empathy. 2.

    Works with the Medical Division leadership team to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home goals of service delivery. 3. Works with the Medical Division leadership team to assist TCC in achieving the Baldridge Award and maintain compliance with the Baldridge core values and concepts. 4. Works with the Quality Management department cooperatively to ensure the Primary Care teams continually use data to drive change and quality improvement in care and services. 5.

    Works with Medical Division leadership team and Primary Care medical staff to ensure ongoing certification with AAAHC and Baldrige when achieved. 6. Monitors, evaluates, and directs primary care medical services offered in the TCC region including same-day access, family medicine, hospital and nursing home care for TCC patients and their associated laboratory, radiology, and field health components. Develops standards of primary care medical care for TCC with the assistance of other medical staff. 7.

    Provides direct patient care as a physician up to 50% of the time. Provides guidance to community health aides by sharing in telephone consultation, field trips and health aide training. May serve as a preceptor and collaborative physician for advanced practice practitioners.

    Shares in being on-call with other staff physicians. 8. Develops and implements policies, procedures and best practices for Primary Care with the Medical Division leadership team, pertinent medical boards and committees within the medical staff including but not limited to the Medical Practice Sub-Committee. 9. Oversees all training and continuing education for Primary Care medical staff.

    Arranges medical education in-services and approves Primary Care medical staff training requests. 10. Assures that Primary Care medical staff are in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. 11. Recruits, supervises, and evaluates staff to include Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Medial Assistants in the Primary Care teams.

    Assures that professional credentials of Primary Care medical staff are in order. 12.

    Works with the Clinical Staff Office to assure that Primary Care medical staff are scheduled appropriately during clinic hours and that there is always a physician on-call when the clinic is closed. 13. Participates in the Medical Executive Committee (if assigned), Medical Practice Sub-Committee and the Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee.

    Serves as chairperson of monthly medical staff meetings and participates in monthly Quality Management Committee meetings. Participates in other medical staff committees as required. 14. Participates and assists with quality management activities that include, but are not limited to credentialing and privileging, peer review, and clinical quality of care reviews for the Primary Care medical teams. 15.

    Manages the operating budget for the medical staff within fund limits. Identifies medical equipment and supplies needed. Prepares quarterly reports related to medical staff activity and productivity. 16.

    Coordinates with other program heads to provide leadership as part of the management team at TCC. Represents and advocates for the Primary Care medical staff in meetings both within TCC and with other agencies. Represents Primary Care medical staff in AAAHC and other accreditation reviews and other external reviews. 17.

    Works with Primary Care Team Leads and CHAP Director to ensure HRSA standards, quality measures are reported on and achieved. a. Along with Medical Division leadership team support HRSA operations including but not limited to: review of data for annual report, setting goals for clinical indicators, assessment of risk management findings/mitigation and efforts to support successful operational site visits. b. Along with Medical Division leadership team assists with HRSA FTCA deeming application c.

    Assist with HRSA OSV readiness including draft policy and procedures supporting rural clinical practice and HRSA funding requirements. d. Along with Medical Division leadership assists with accreditation readiness including draft clinical policy/procedure for rural medical clinical practice. e. Attend internal, local, state and national meetings as indicated including chairing rural medical staff meeting.

    Ensure agreements are in place as expected by HRSA funding in support of rural patient referral services such as MOU's with hospital(s). 18. This position has supervision over providers in rural settings: a. Works with various levels of leadership at TCC.

    Works closely with CHAP Program Director for the administration for the unique practice setting/needs of providers in rural sites. b. Develop and provide oversight of quality improvement studies along with lead providers. Develop and update medical care protocols and procedures in support of unique services provided at the Sub-regional clinics. c.

    In conjunction with Senior Medical Officer, establishes and communicates practice, productivity and performance standards, assigns supervising physicians for all midlevel providers and insures oversight in accordance with applicable laws. d. In conjunction with Senior Medical Officer, review, monitor, and implement methods to improve performance of required clinical indicators (UDS and other clinical indicators) and communicate progress to clinical staff and management. e. In conjunction with Senior Medical Officer, explore novel models of care in rural setting, develop concepts, seek funding and implement pilot project(s) as to align with the TCC strategic plan. f.

    Provide consultation to non-TCC employed providers within the region including Tanana, Fort Yukon and North Slope Borough/Anaktuvuk Pass. Other Responsibilities:
    19. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications: 1. Graduate from accredited U.S. medical school, successful completion of an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program. Medical Doctor must be licensed to practice in the State of Alaska.

    Completion of primary care residency strongly preferred. 2. Minimum of seven years of experience as a staff physician. 3. Must be able to meet criteria for appointment to the clinical staff. 4.

    Experience as a medical director in another setting preferred. 5. Board certified in Family Practice or other primary care specialty. 6. Staff privileges at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital must be granted and maintained. 7.

    Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 8. Strong verbal, interpersonal, and analytical skills. 9.

    Computer skills required with proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel. 10. Must maintain strict confidentiality. Work Type:

    Permanent, Full Announcement #: IRC38617 Who May Apply? All Groups of Qualified Individuals Get Details & Apply:
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