Medical Director – Union, NJ

Our client is a non-profit senior healthcare company with facilities throughout NJ. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Medical Director is responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Director the implementation and oversight of the Quality Assessment and Improvement program.

Requirements Include:

  • Doctorate; MD or DO
  • Board Certified in Geriatrics
  • New Jersey CDS Certification and DEA Registration
  • Skill to build strong working relationships with other physicians and other health care managers
  • Able to the mission and values of a faith-based non-profit
  • Prior experience in a PACE program (preferred)

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Director the implementation and oversight of the Quality Assessment and Improvement program.
  • Provides direction and supervision to related primary care, nursing and allied health services.
  • Provides leadership of the program among staff, colleagues and providers in the community.
  • Provides some direct patient care as a member of the primary care team.
  • Assumes overall accountability and responsibility for the medical care of the participants at the PACE Program.
  • Oversees the medical service team to promote quality and outcome goals.
  • Directs delivery of participant medical care.
  • Provides leadership in quality assessment and performance improvement program:
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Provides medical oversight in the development of standards and uniform treatment policies and procedures to assure they are inclusive of the knowledge and values which guide the PACE program
  • Develop and maintain written objectives, polices and procedures manual, an organizational plan, and a quality assurance program for the medical service. All medical policies shall be reviewed at least annually
  • Develops, implements, and monitors outcomes measurements to assure appropriateness and usefulness for the PACE program. Identifies key clinical processes in ongoing services and commission CQI projects as warranted
  • Coordinates and integrates the medical services with other participant care services to provide a continuum of care for the participants
  • Monitors and assures the appropriateness of utilization of medical services including:
  • Hospital inpatient and ER utilization
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Specialist referrals
  • Medication management
  • Nursing facility utilization
  • When problems are identified he/she researches best practices and works with clinical staff and interdisciplinary team to make appropriate procedural and or operational changes to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and improve the health of participants
  • In cooperation with the Executive Director provide supervision of primary care practitioners:
  • Recruits and trains primary care physicians and geriatric nurse practitioners
  • Assists in developing and maintains written job descriptions for the medical staff.
  • Participates in the review of credentials and delineation of privileges of medical staff members, and assigning duties based upon education, training, competencies and job descriptions.
  • Participates in periodic performance evaluations
  • Consults with primary care staff to discuss clinical and case management issues
  • Monitors the PACE clinic operations to assure integration of primary care and nursing services
  • Oversees and ensures appropriate diagnostic coding practices of Primary Care Physicians.
  • Participates in primary care, hospital and nursing home rounds, and the 24-hour on-call system to assure continuity of care for PACE participants.
  • Ensures that medical staffing patterns are implemented
  • Performs initial and annual competencies on Nurse Practitioners.
  • Provides community liaison with physician groups, specialists, and hospitals to represent the PACE program and assure good provider relationships.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director participates in contract negotiations and monitoring with medical related providers.
  • Provides leadership with Medical Staff, promoting the goals and needs of the PACE program and those it serves.
  • Provides medical liaison with other medical departments and divisions of the system, communicating the values and unique aspects of PACE so that the interactions of PACE with other medical departments may be relevant to, and supportive of, the activities of both.
  • Participates with the Executive management group in internal operations, program development and resource utilization.
  • Participants in staff orientation and staff education activities.
  • Participates in continuing education and training of all PACE staff.
  • Participates in physician group within the PACE Association to assure facility representation and recognition.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical and health care delivery research which will enhance the geriatric leadership role of the PACE Program in clinical expertise and innovation.
  • When acting as Primary Care Physician functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Maintains regular attendance at, and participants in interdisciplinary team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for 24 hour care delivery.
  • When acting as Primary Care Physician evaluates and treats participants during acute illness.
  • Oversees and manages participant’s use of medical specialist and inpatient care.
  • Admits participant to the hospital: Provides primary care (attending) responsibilities for medical management; provides updates to Interdisciplinary team. In conjunction with the Interdisciplinary team plans and coordinates discharge.
  • Approves the contents, location and frequency of checking contents, including expiration dates, of emergency kits or carts, equipment, and supplies, and assigning responsibility for these checks.
  • Participates in planning and budgeting for the Medical Services
  • Drives the Quality Assurance process and provides expert clinical program planning.
  • Excellent integration provides improved flow of services and clinical outcomes.
  • Valuable asset to Nursing Services and other patient-oriented departments.
  • Executive director seeks and has complete confidence in recommendations.
  • Valuable member of committees. Provides insight and is well-respected.

Benefits:

  • Salary range $200,000 – $220,000
  • Performance Bonus – Based on outcomes
  • Medical Ins.
  • Dental Ins.
  • Vision Ins.
  • Life Ins.
  • Retirement
  • Relocation package

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