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Medical Director

at Jemez Pueblo

Posted: 9/16/2019
Job Reference #: 1328

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-NM-Jemez Pueblo
    Posted Date7 months ago(3/4/2019 10:40 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Health Care
  • Overview

    Responsible for supervising the medical providers and the Supervisory Pharmacist Manager while providing direct patient care, assuring quality of clinical care, and medical consultation for all Pueblo programs that impact the health of the community.



    • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
    • Chairs monthly medical staff meetings, Medical Executive Committee, and is a member of other committees as needed.
    • Approves provider leave and coordinates provider schedules including permanent staff, contract staff, and locum tenens staff.
    • Attends and participates as needed with Health Board meetings and activities.
    • Ensures proper credentialing and privilege status of medical staff.
    • Maintains relationships with referral hospitals and professional organizations.
    • Participates in ongoing identification, design, and development of clinical practice guidelines/disease management pathways, incorporating both national standards and local physician input.
    • Monitors and assists in the implementation of a quality, cost effective pharmacy program.
    • Recommends selection of staff; trains staff and provides for their professional development; administers discipline as required.
    • Responsible for development, annual review and revision of all clinical policies and procedures; responsible for review and revision of Medical Staff By-Laws ensuring compliance and consistency with CMS, HRSA, AAAHC and other requirements and regulations.
    • Supports JHHS in achieving and maintaining AAAHC, HRSA, IHS and all other accrediting and federal funding requirements.
    • Assists in planning goals, objectives, procedures and work standards; provides input into the departmental budget.
    • Consults with all Pueblo programs, directors and managers who seek medical opinion and advice.
    • Meets regularly and consults with the JHHS director.
    • Recruits, selects and administers contracts with physicians providing health services, support and delivery.
    • Plans and oversees specific preventative treatment, testing, and medical response.
    • Oversees CLIA laboratory Provider Performed Microscopy testing license and requirements for waived testing performed by JHHS staff.
    • Performs facility and program audits; evaluates program effectiveness and efficiency, ensures that such programs meet legislative and regulatory requirements and professional standards;
    • Performs quality control, including implementation of corrective action where indicated, of clinical functions and staff by reviewing medical records, reports, referrals, and other documentation including annual physician peer review.
    • Provides leadership in the patient-centered medical home model of care and a team-based clinical environment. Provides professional advice and technical assistance to staff; investigates complaints and resolves problems regarding service delivery.
    • Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
    • Serves as the primary contact/principal advisor regarding the 1950’s Congressional Contract with the University of New Mexico Hospital to assure all aspects of contract language is being met by both parties.
    • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Education and Experience:

    Medical Degree (M.D./D.O.) from an accredited school of medicine; AND four (4) years of patient care experience in a clinical/hospital setting.

    Required Knowledge and Skills

    Knowledge of:

    • Theory, principles, practices and methods of providing medical care and services.
    • Techniques of medical assessment and evaluation of various age groups.
    • Medical record keeping and the standard format for information on charts and other medical documentation.
    • Safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work.
    • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
    • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, work planning, organization, performance review and evaluation, and employee training and discipline, administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program development, implementation and evaluation.
    • Laws, regulations, policies, standards, and instructions that govern good medical practices and the ability to apply them in a medical setting, to include accreditation and certification requirements.
    • Patient centered medical home model of care and team based clinical care environment.
    • Computer applications related to the work.
    • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.

    Skill in:

    • Developing, implementing and administering goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient health delivery programs.
    • Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of others.
    • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
    • Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
    • Developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
    • Evaluating and coordinating medical and other services provided to the community.
    • Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
    • Preparing accurate, clear and concise medical documentation, reports, correspondence, records and other written materials.
    • Using initiative and independent judgment within established policy guidelines.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.


    • New Mexico Driver’s License.
    • Current valid and unsuspended medical state license.
    • Board certified or board eligible in applicable medical discipline (i.e. Family Medicine, Internal Medicine).
    • Current and unrestricted DEA certification.


    The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Mobility to work in a typical office and clinical setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20


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