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.
- 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.