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Chief Medical Director - 1883898

La Marque, TX 77568

Posted: 05/22/2024 Job Number: 1883898 Pay Rate: 275k/year - 325k/year

Job Description

TITLE: Chief Medical Director

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

DIRECT REPORTS: Associate Medical Director, Physicians, Mid-Levels, and Behavioral Health Counselors



The Chief Medical Director (at a federally qualified health center with clinics located in Galveston and Texas City) acts as the chief clinician of the Health Center and functions as a member of the health care team who also oversees the entire medical staff and provides clinical direction at the Center.  

  • Minimum of five years clinical experience
  • Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine
  • Completion of an accredited residency program in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatric Medicine
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatric Medicine
  • Current unrestricted license from the Texas Medical Board to practice as a physician in the State of Texas
  • Annual continuing medical education as required by Board specialty.
  • Must be registered and have current DEA, DPS and other such certificates to legally operate as a practitioner in the State of Texas
  • Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals preferred.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification (ACSL preferred)
  • Administrative, management, CPI and budget development experience preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles.
  • Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicable.
  • Customer Service Oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent Computer Skills MS Office.
  • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary.
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy.
  • Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements.
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening.

An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perfrom the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains clinical expertise and competency as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary health care.
  • Designs, develops, and implements appropriate Medical Department plans, policies, procedures, and protocols which are in compliance with the most current accepted professional standards. 
  • Provides direct patient care, as scheduled, at clinic sites, including extended hours clinics. 
  • Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers assigned patients; prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate based on assessed medical conditions. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient. 
  • Refers clients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patient’s management and care. 
  • Provides continuity of care to assigned patients and performs emergency on-call on a scheduled basis with other health center providers.
  • Ensures that the patient is educated about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
  • Participates in board and management meetings and annual planning processes to set goals and evaluate strategic plan objectives Evaluates medical staff under supervision to ensure performance goals related to quality and regulatory standards are met.
  • Works with the clinic Executive Director to ensure effective operation of medical services, including staffing, scheduling, and budgetary compliance.
  • Participates in the preparation of grant applications for the Center and assumes primary responsibility for developing and implementing the medical health care plan. 
  • Prepares and submits monthly written reports on medical department issues, concerns, program status, initiatives, and progress to the Executive Director and Board. Prepares specific reports when requested.
  • Directs medical team staff meetings and trainings.
  • Establishes linkage with pharmacy, dental care, community referral entities, and social support resources to improve and expand the scope of services available through community referrals.
  • Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as needed (i.e. diabetes collaborative / health fairs, etc.). 
  • Participates in the analysis of community health problems and assists in the development of the community health care plan.
  • Establishes positive relationships with the local medical community.
  • Accepts responsibility for remaining current with medical and health care trends and information that may impact health care practice. 
  • Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards. 
  • Serves as a resourceful and positive, proactive leader for the Medical Department. 
  • Directs medical quality assurance and infectious disease programs such as monthly peer review, infection control and both Joint Commission standards & OSHA regulations.
  • Responsible for overseeing Quality Assurance Assessments at least quarterly and ensuring that providers adhere to current evidence-based clinical guidelines and standards of care.
  • Understands and follows the Health Center’s Infection Control policies, plans, procedures, and guidelines related to program area requirements. Participates in both the Compliance and Performance Improvement (CPI) and Infectious Disease Control Committee activities for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes.
  • Responsible for ensuring all bio-hazardous waste is disposed of properly.
  • Adhere to job specific competencies within established departmental deadlines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supervisory Skills
  • Supervises staff in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Interviewing, recommendations for hiring and training employees.
  • Approves local travel requests, time sheets, leave requests and other personnel forms as necessary.
  • Planning, assigning, and directing work.
  • Coordinating schedules for staff.
  • Appraising performance and disciplining employees.
  • Addressing complaints, promptly and efficiently, by resolving problems and concerns involving (but not limited to) patient safety, adverse events, and patient satisfaction.
  • Coordinates and assists in the cross-training of other employees and assures staff model of excellent customer service.
  • Provides strategic leadership of the department, including but not limited to developing and implementing initiatives to recruit and retain staff.
  • Maintains necessary training and documents training events.

Customer Service
  • Always maintains professional courtesy.
  • Consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude.
  • Carry out the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

  • Knowledge of advanced principles of health promotion, prevention, and motivation.
  • Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Health Center’s current operational protocols.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Texas Medical Practice Act.
  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs.
  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Health Center staff, and the general public.
  • Interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. 
  • Ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, members of the public and professional groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing).
  • Ability to consistently maintain ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate activities and projects.
  • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback in a positive manner

  • Sitting, standing, and walking for extensive periods of time; working under stressful conditions or during irregular hours; working in environments that may lend to the exposure of communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinical environment. 
  • Emergency Preparedness Tier Level: 4

Meet Your Recruiter

Adam Murata
Account Executive - Healthcare Leadership

Adam was born and raised in Waipahu, HI on the diverse island of Oahu. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2016 at the University of Portland. At UHC Solutions, he relishes the opportunity to make an impact on community healthcare as it is his mission to improve the lives of the underserved communities as well as the candidates he is recruiting. Before entering the healthcare recruitment industry, he spent a few years marketing with a home improvement company based in Oregon.

In his free time, Adam can be found gaming with friends, watching Los Angeles Lakers games, and going to the gym for some heavy lifting sessions. He is also an avid foodie who is constantly finding new restaurants in the Portland Metro Area.

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