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Associate Medical Director

Company: Greene County Health Care
Location: Greenville
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

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.

Job Summary

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 and regulations.
  • 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 patient.
  • Provides medical orders for treatments, prescriptions/refills, administration of medications, ancillary testing and/or referrals.
  • 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 hospice.
  • Maintains availability to patients personally or through clinical staff to answer questions and relay information regarding their care.
  • 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 manner.
  • 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 activities.
  • 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 procedures.
    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 programs.
  • Participates in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short and long-range planning; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in achievement of established goals.
  • 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 education.
  • 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 preferred.

    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 expertise.

    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 correct usage.

    Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.

    Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.

    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 progress.

    Ability to supervise, advice, and train clinical professionals in area of expertise.

    Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards.

    Ability to work independently and to interact with clinical and administrative staff in a team environment.

Keywords: Greene County Health Care, Greenville , Associate Medical Director, Executive , Greenville, North Carolina

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