Sault Tribe
  • - Health
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • SALARY BASED UPON EXPERIENCE: $262,741.82 - $270,624.07
  • Year Round - Full Time

Under the direction of the Health Division Director, the Medical Director is responsible for providing medical leadership for all Sault Tribe Health Centers across seven counties in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The position is responsible for supervising clinical staff. The position is responsible for managing a medical quality improvement program and reviewing over 200 medical records per month. The position is the primary recruiter for medical providers. The position provides medical consultation to medical staff, health administrators, and key stakeholders. The position is responsible for chairing the medical staff and Purchased Referred Care meetings and leading many other health program committees, clinical teams, or task groups. The position is responsible for the lead in addressing and ensuring compliance with the AAAHC medical program and patient care standards. The position collaborates with local hospitals, health departments, grantor agencies, and medical schools regarding health service planning and coordination between entities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Plans the type and extent of medical services at our Health Centers.
• Acts to allocate resources and as medical budgetary liaison with clinic managers.
• Facilitates hiring of new medical staff - interviews, selection, contract negotiation, and orientation to health program.
• Provides direct patient care medical services as defined and approved through the Professional Staff Organization privileging and credentialing process, including age-specific health promotion and disease prevention services.
• Provides a wide range of medical and health services, including assessment of patients, diagnosis, and treatment, evaluating the effectiveness of care, and changing or modifying treatment.
• Develops and implements all medical goals, policies, and procedures and reviews/approves all nursing policies and procedures. Establishes or adopts clinical practice guidelines for all medical and nursing services.
• Takes the lead role in the AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) accreditation process, remains up-to-date with clinical aspects of accreditation and related policy and process requirements, completes mock surveys, visits Tribal facilities with the surveyor, and assists the Health Division in achieving and maintaining program accreditation.
• Provides supervision of anesthesia and surgical procedures.
• Represents Health Division at Sault Tribe Health Board, Board of Director meetings, and other Tribal programs needing medical input or direction and meetings with external agencies, e.g., health departments and local hospitals.
• Leads on multiple grants through community health as an active part of the leadership team.
• Evaluate the quality of medical services and adequacy of equipment, personnel, and working accommodations through inspection and/or review of reports.
• Responsible for responding to and resolving patient or customer concerns/complaints involving the Health Division medical services.
• Performs the role of PRC medical advisor and chairs the PRC review committee – reviewing coverage, keeping minutes, and reviewing all ER visits to determine PRC payment.
• Completes monthly peer review, establishes schedules, prepares reports, and completes review with the help of physician clinic supervisors.
• Chairs quarterly medical staff meetings, develops agenda, chairs meetings, and acts on decisions at meetings.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• All other job-related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, Board of Directors and customers and outside vendor/service providers, Medical Schools, Hospitals, Grantors, and Health Departments.
Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant standing, walking; use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision and typing; frequent sitting and occasional carrying/lifting, pushing/pulling, stooping, reaching, manual handling, driving, and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme cold, wet/humidity and air quality, and patient contact. Potential hazards include constant infectious exposure, patient/client contact, needles and syringes, computer use, and medical and other equipment use. Personal Protection Equipment and N95 required; must follow universal precautions.
Education: Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Degree required. Family Practice Certification required.
Experience: Five years of experience as a licensed practicing physician required. Five years of supervisory experience required.
Certification/License: License to practice as a Physician (MD or DO) in the State of Michigan or ability to obtain by date of hire required. DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) License or ability to obtain within six weeks of hire required. Must have no previous suspension or revocation of license. BLS (Basic Life Support) or CPR Pro (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Pro) Certification or ability to obtain by date of hire required. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certification preferred. Must have a valid driver's license and be insured by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must be competent to provide primary medical care within the scope of practice. Must follow established privacy act and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations. Outpatient medical procedures as educated and trained preferred. Past supervisory experience in a medical setting is preferred. Previous experience documenting in electronic medical records is required. Working knowledge of medical best practices is required. Must maintain confidentiality and privacy. Native American preferred.

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