Chief Medical Officer
Job Title: Chief Medical Officer FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Clinical Reviewed By: CEO
Reports To: CEO
Under the general direction of the CEO, the Chief Medical Officer is the lead clinician responsible for all
aspects of medical patient care services provided by Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC), and supports
in monitoring the performance of ancillary services such as clinical operations, dental, perinatal, and optometry. Working
from a solutions-oriented approach, the Chief Medical Officer monitors clinical performance to ensure medical services
and operations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory and licensing agencies. As a member of the Executive
Management team, the Chief Medical Officer is responsible for implementing, reviewing and developing clinical
protocols, performance objectives, productivity benchmarks, compliance measures, clinician workflow planning and
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Essential Responsibilities Related to Director Role
Develops, recommends and implements services and long range objectives of the medical department in
collaboration with the leadership team. Reviews needs of the community, activities of other agencies, and
capabilities of health center staff to develop programs appropriate to the area served.
Assists in the establishment of clinical policies and procedures for medical staff.
Provides for in-service education and continuing education programs for medical and other staff as appropriate.
Evaluates and reviews monthly medical provider productivity, quality of patient care reports, reviews treatment
plans, patient records, medical and laboratory reports, medication and outcomes. Consults with other medical and
nursing staff in evaluations and treatment of patients, chairs the QA/QI committee, infectious disease committee,
and pharmacy & therapeutics.
Participates in the recruitment of qualified clinical staff including interviewing and recommendation for hire.
Monitors and assists with the onboarding/training process to ensure consistency in training among all clinical
providers. Organizes and chairs clinical and administrative meetings as outlined by the Executive Director.
Provides a schedule for on-call medical coverage.
Acts as medical liaison with community groups, organizations, government agencies and insurers.
Oversees all continuous quality improvement activities in the clinical area.
Represents BVCHC to consultative and advisory bodies; to collaborating agencies, such as RIHCA clinical
leadership committee; and at specific institutions, as requested; participates in meetings, conferences, etc., on
behalf of BVCHC and to further collaborative efforts with these organizations and institutions. Represents
BVCHC in roles as health care provider and as executive of BVCHC.
Chairs provider meetings and acts as liaison between provider staff and administration.
Works closely with Compliance Officer on BVCHC activities related to clinical care and assists with the annual
FTCA application process.
Essential Responsibilities Related to Patient Care
Interviewing patients to obtain history, performing physical examination, ordering lab and other tests, prescribing
medications and treatments.
Providing continuity in managed care for patients with pre-existing long term problems.
Making referrals for secondary and tertiary care.
Performing medical procedures, according to privileges issued.
Providing health maintenance visits, evaluating for immunizations, and providing anticipatory guidance and
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referrals; performing STD (sexually transmitted disease) and family planning screening and education.
Documenting all patient contact accurately and legibly on the medical record.
Performing as an active member of the medical team
Demonstrates a caring and helpful attitude when interacting with patients, vendors and employees. Strives to build
cooperative partnerships with internal and external customers.
Follows the organizations policies regarding dress code and personal appearance at all times
Performs other related administrative, supervisory or professional duties as required which are within the range of
duties of a Chief Medical Officer and Physician at BVCHC
This position directly supervises all clinicians (staff and contract)
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. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & SKILLS
M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical school
Board certified in one of the primary care specialties
Current State of Rhode Island medical license
Strongly prefer minimum three years’ experience in progressively responsible administrative or management-related
positions within a primary health care environment, preferably in a community health center setting.
Previous experience supervising providers and other clinical staff is essential, with demonstrated record of success.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team, in collaborative settings, required
Bilingual ability in English and Spanish, Portuguese or Creole speaking abilities preferred
Cultural sensitivity necessary to work with a diverse patient and staff population
Knowledge of computers and electronic medical records required
Knowledge of Microsoft Suite preferred
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This position operates in a professional health care office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment
such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, and fax machines. Also, routinely uses medical equipment necessary
for successful completion of job duties.
The physical demands described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee must be able to
sit for long periods of time and operate a computer. The employee is often required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers,
handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift up to thirty-five pounds, tolerate
moderate to high levels of stress, and coordinate multiple tasks at one time.