Chief Medical Officer
Job Details
RB Clinic - Redondo Beach, CA
Graduate Degree

The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for providing both administrative oversight and primary care in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). In coordination with SBFHC’s Executive Team, the Chief Medical Officer is responsible and accountable for all clinical, administrative, and performance improvement activities in the Clinic.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all medical staff functions, policies and standards including peer review and credentialing.
  • Develop and implement systems and processes that ensure the highest quality of care, patient safety, and evidence-based medicine standards.
  • Serve as the clinical strategist for SBFHC's Executive Team and representative of the medical profession to senior executives, board of directors and community at large.
  • Oversee, direct and support the rendering of medical management decisions that maximize benefits for patients while pursuing and supporting corporate objectives.
  • Meet with staff providers on an on-going, regular basis to discuss clinical concerns and opportunities for care improvement.
  • Provide as-needed consultation support to staff providers on issues relating to health care delivery.
  • Monitor effectiveness of management practices and productivity indicators using data such as turnover rates, absenteeism, budget variance, and patient and staff satisfaction surveys.
  • Prepare and submit reports as necessary to any requiring department in an accurate and timely manner.

Direct Patient Care Responsibilities

  • Perform patient assessment, physical examinations, order/perform necessary laboratory and diagnostic tests, proficiency testing, prescribe and dispense medications in compliance with SBFHC established medical protocols.
  • Strictly adhere to universal precautions as established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, DHS/OA and SBFHC.
  • Maintain strict patient confidentiality.
  • Participate in monthly peer review/chart audit program.
  • Complete documentation of client/patient findings and recommendations at the end of each visit according to established protocols.
  • Complete clinical portion of diagnostic referral form and attach to medical record upon completion of patient visit.
  • Document services provided on the superbill at the completion of each visit and attach form to the medical record.
  • Maintain awareness of current clinical treatment and information in assigned area.
  • Return/resolve patient phone calls within 48 hours of receipt and notes action taken in medical record.
  • Perform patient care responsibilities in accordance with the appointment schedule. Inform Clinic Services Director when unforeseen issues occur and prevent the provision of timely patient care.
  • Review and sign all diagnostic test reports. Note action taken on abnormal studies in designated area in the medical record.
  • Manage client prescription refills on assigned day.
  • Participate in staff/student practitioner training and inform support staff of clinical practice updates.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Consistently is on time and ready to begin work at the start of the work day. Does not abuse availability of sick time.
  • Wears regulatory laboratory coat at all time in patient/client areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education and Experience – Valid license in state of California with no pending or previous disciplinary action from any state licensing entity; board certified in specialty preferred. A minimum of five years health care management experience preferred.
  • Knowledge – Knowledge of state-of-the-art medical scientific and treatment methods in area of specialty; Awareness of current medical, educational and psychosocial intervention procedures; Knowledge of basic technology and technological systems.
  • Ability – Ability to perform clinical responsibilities within the organization’s established guidelines in a organized and efficient manner; Ability to relate and communicate well to all cultural and ethnic groups in the community; Ability to work within a team setting and with volunteers; Ability to utilize technology; Ability to support the goals of the organization; Ability to be flexible with work schedules and sites; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

South Bay Family Health Care (SBFHC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with local "Fair Chance" ordinances.