Associate Medical Director
Company: Greene County Health Care
Posted on: September 21, 2022
Greene County Health Care is a Community Health Center providing
comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health services for
members of our communities in Greene, Pitt and Pamlico counties in
eastern North Carolina.
The Associate Medical Director provides administrative and clinical
oversight support to the Chief Medical Officer for daily operations
and the development of clinical policies and procedures. The
Associate Medical Director also delivers age-appropriate,
professional primary medical services to adult, geriatric and
pediatric patients in accordance with organizational policies and
procedures and consistent with the scope of medical practice as
defined by the North Carolina Medical Practice Act, North Carolina
Medical Board rules and position statements and other applicable
laws and regulations. Provides clinical leadership and oversight of
advanced practice providers and clinical staff, and supervises
medical providers and staff in the absence of the CMO.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Provides medical evaluation, treatment and consultation
services to patients of the clinic according to accepted standards
of care, organizational policies and procedures and applicable laws
- Responds to medical questions and medical emergencies.
- Documents appropriate chief complaint, past medical, family and
social history, review of systems, medical examination, treatments,
medications and allergies, assessment and plan for each
- Provides medical orders for treatments, prescriptions/refills,
administration of medications, ancillary testing and/or
- Reviews, interprets, and responds to ancillary test results and
coordinates follow-up and notification to the patient.
- Provides patient education as needed.
- Provides medical orders for care of patients by community
agencies, such as home health, home care, nursing home, and/or
- Maintains availability to patients personally or through
clinical staff to answer questions and relay information regarding
- Completes documentation to comply with insurance and
reimbursement guidelines and GCHC policies and procedures.
- Rotates on-call with other medical providers and is available
to take and respond to phone calls according to GCHC policies and
procedures (if required in employment agreement).
- Follows established departmental policies, procedures and
objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives and safety,
environmental, and infection control standards.
- Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications and treatment
regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
- Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer to provide
leadership and medical direction for the clinic and support the
mission of Greene County Health Care, Inc. (GCHC).
- Attends staff, clinical, Board, management or other special
meetings as requested.
- Completes all administrative documentation in a timely
- Protects and promotes the rights of patients as stated in the
GCHC Patients' Rights and Responsibilities.
- Participates in the organization's quality improvement and peer
review processes as assigned.
- Serves as medical representative in Risk Management
- Sets an example as a medical professional by observing schedule
start and stop times, giving adequate notice for absences and
following clinic operational and personnel policies and
Clinical Oversight and Supervision
- Reviews medical record documentation of assigned midlevel
providers and other clinical staff to assess for quality and
appropriateness of care.
- Directs, coordinates, and oversees patient care within the
clinical practice of GCHC; provides clinical oversight, mentoring,
training and development to clinical staff.
- Supervises assigned midlevel providers and oversees other
clinical staff (nurses, medical assistants, x-ray and lab
personnel) in the provision of patient-related care and delegates
authority and responsibility as needed.
- Provides clinical expertise for quality concerns which could
impact patient safety or patient satisfaction.
- Reviews, establishes, and maintains patient care protocol and
standards ensuring that all federal and state policies,
regulations, and guidelines for patient care are met; establishes
and coordinates quality improvement, safety and infection control
- Participates in development, implementation, and maintenance of
policies, objectives, short and long-range planning; develops
tracking and evaluation programs to assist in achievement of
- Participates in clinical privileging, initial appointment and
re-appointment of medical staff; ensures that staff physicians and
APPs have adequate continuing medical and other relevant
- Collaborates with other clinical/medical managers in the
delivery of quality patient care, maintenance of clinical
documentation, integration of electronic health records, and
handling of complaints and/or medical emergencies.
- Represents the organization at various community and/or
business meetings, committees, and collaboratives; promotes
existing and or new programs and/or practices.
- Performs other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience
Graduate of an accredited school of medicine with a Doctor of
Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy Degree. Completion of residency
training. Completion of continuing medical education as required
for professional licensure. Previous supervisory experience
Licenses and Certifications
Current license to practice as a physician in North Carolina.
Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate. Certification in
Basic Life Support (BLS) within six months of hire and then every
two years to maintain current certification. Board Certification in
a primary care specialty preferred.
Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the
delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, community
medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical
Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of
general medicine and public health, as traditionally practiced.
Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care
aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in
Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and
Knowledge of the scope of practice for physicians, midlevel
providers, nurses and other clinical staff in North Carolina.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to
work effectively within a diverse community.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions and
Ability to supervise, advice, and train clinical professionals in
area of expertise.
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control
Ability to work independently and to interact with clinical and
administrative staff in a team environment.
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