Clinic Medical Director - SM Clinic & Cordilleras

Job Overview

HealthRIGHT 360 provides primary care in two settings in San Mateo. The San Mateo Medical clinic is an FQHC that provides primary care as well as medically assisted treatment (MAT) to those suffering from addiction. The clinic works very closely with San Mateo Behavioral Health Services intensive case management program that support many of the clients that receive care at the clinic.

The second site is the Cordilleras clinic. HealthRIGHT 360 staff provide primary care to clients of an inpatient mental health facility. The team work closely with the nurses and providers of the inpatient unit to coordinate care and address clients' medical needs.

In both settings a team based care approach is used which includes a referral coordinator, medical assistants, nursing, and other providers.

The Medical Director is primarily responsible for the provision of the productive and quality medical practice at the HR360 San Mateo Medical clinic. In addition to primary care the focus of the clinic is the provision and support of the treatment of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. This is accomplished through the thorough understanding and promotion of integrated primary care and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder team-based care, monitoring of clinical skills and practice management of providers, participation in the performance improvement process, assisting in the development of policies and procedures used to ensure quality patient care, supporting primary care providers, and the orientation of new providers. The Medical Director will act as a liaison between the San Mateo Director for Addiction Medicine, behavioral health services and medical/primary care services, as well as provide education and support for all clinical staff. The Medical Director serves a consultative role and informs the Administrative Team on medically related issues. The Medical Director provides direct supervision for providers and the RN manager, including performance appraisals and hiring and firing of staff. May be required to work nights and weekends. Participates in after-hours call rotation.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership/Management:

  • Acts as liaison between behavioral health and medical/primary care programs.
  • Collaborates with the SM Director of Addiction to provide substance use disorder treatment and provide care coordination between the clinic and behavioral health programs.
  • In conjunction with the SM Director of Addiction leads and supports behavioral health, addiction, and medical system integration and coordination.
  • Develops and implements policies pertaining to the Medical Department.
  • Oversees all medical care provided in the SM Medical Clinic.

Clinical Staff Direction Responsibilities:

  • Provides medical supervision and oversight of quality of care among providers and ancillary staff in clinical areas. 
  • Reviews employee performance, provides feedback and makes recommendations for individual performance improvement and development for medical providers and other staff.
  • Orients new physicians and mid-level providers; monitors performance during initial employment and thereafter through chart audits, utilization review and other processes.

Medical Practice Responsibilities:

  • Provides primary care and medically assisted treatment to patients suffering from Substance.
  • Related and Addictive Disorders.
  • Provide consultation and support to Primary care team for primary care, medication assisted treatment, and other medical care as appropriate and per approved privileges.

Agency Development/Support Responsibilities:

  • Act as co-lead in continuing the advance of the integration of behavioral health and medical services for the agency.
  • Represent the agency at external meetings, conferences, and with the media as appropriate.
  • Participates in all leadership team activities.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience Required:

  • M.D. or D. O. degree from accredited United States medical school or NP/PA certification from accredited US nursing school or physician assistant program.
  • Successful completion of Internship and Residency from accredited internship/residency program.
  • Three to five years experience as a licensed primary care physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
  • Two years experience in supervisory and/or management position.
  • Experience providing medication assisted treatment substance-related and addictive disorders or willingness to be trained to provide within 6 months of hire.

Certification/Licensure:

  • Board Certified in family medicine or internal medicine and/or addiction medicine.
  • Valid and active California medical license, without any limitations on license to practice in designated specialty.
  • Eligible to participate in the CMS Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement programs.
  • Valid and active DEA license with X waiver to prescribe buprenorphine or obtain within 1 month of hire.

Desired:

  • NP/PA internship or residency experience.
  • Experience working with patients with addiction.
  • Experience working with patients that have a history with the criminal justice system.
  • Experience with integrating safe management of pain syndromes within primary care.
  • Experience with and knowledge of third party payer requirements, California practice guidelines and malpractice laws, Title 22, Bureau of Primary Care and state funding sources preferred.
  • Experience working in and leadership position in a FQHC.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Mateo, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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