Medical Director North Fallsway (Baltimore, MD)

Health Care for the Homeless | Baltimore, MD

Job Description

The Medical Director is the lead provider at a HCH site with overall responsibility for the quality of clinical services and client care delivered at that location.  This role oversees a multi-disciplinary clinical staff at two adjacent locations providing post-acute care to shelter residents in a dedicated dorm, dental care and urgent medical care to the general shelter population. This position reports directly to the Chief Health Officer.  A portion of this role is also dedicated to providing acute and post-acute medical services to the adult and geriatric of Health Care for the Homeless.  In this capacity the role’s primary duties are assessment, diagnosis and treatment of homeless individuals at this site.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as a member of the HCH clinical leadership team in guiding strategic initiatives and establishing annual clinical priorities
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision of an interdisciplinary clinical staff on site with personnel performance management responsibility
  • Works closely with the Clinic Manager, Director of Area Operations, and shelter management to ensure smooth and effective functioning of the clinic
  • Communicates and collaborates with project funders about program requirements and data reporting
  • Supports agency compliance with clinical quality policies and standards, helping to ensure that services are consistent with the standards set by accrediting and governmental review agencies
  • Participates in and actively supports Performance Improvement (PI) committee and/or quality initiatives to ensure compliance with the PI plan
  • Effectively provides quality residential, chronic, preventive, acute and outreach care based on established standards of care
  • Actively participates on an integrated, interdisciplinary team to develop and implement an integrated treatment plan, within the context of an individual or family’s unique social needs, as well as contributes to interdisciplinary case conferences on an ongoing basis
  • Accurately completes documentation of services in the electronic medical record
  • Effectively provides on-site and telephone consultation with nurse practitioners within the framework of the N.P./M.D. written agreement
  • Models and reinforces the Health Care for the Homeless “core values” of dignity, authenticity, hope, justice, passion and balance
  • Actively participates in advocacy activities that support the mission of HCH
  • Protects our client’s personal health information by maintaining compliance with HIPAA and other relevant Health Care related IT security regulations.
  • Performs other duties on an as-needed basis

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine
  • Successful completion of a residency program
  • Board Certified
  • Possesses a registered physician’s license in Maryland
  • Possesses CDS and DEA licenses
  • BLS CPR certification

Experience

  • 2-3 years of direct clinical care experience, preferably working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting
  • Experience in the development and management of quality, risk and utilization review processes
  • Direct client care experience with populations similar to clients of Health Care for the Homeless
  • Experience in a community or public health setting working with the underserved is preferred
  • Comfortable working with homeless and/or low-income individuals and families

Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact and maintain relationships with a wide range of personalities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with EMRs
  • Able to cope with interruptions, be flexible, and be a team player
  • Flexible approach, working with several cross-disciplinary teams in a collaborative style
  • Culturally sensitive working with staff and clients from diverse backgrounds
  • Able to work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and sometimes hostile individuals

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to stand and walk continuously throughout the shift
  • Able to move frequently throughout the day, including sitting and standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting up to ten pounds at least three times per day
  • Must be willing and able to work in outreach sites
  • May be exposed to infectious disease with little likelihood of harm if established procedures are followed

To apply please view the listing at Health Care for the Homeless.