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Medical Director (MD, DO, APP)

Seattle, WA

Posted: 04/29/2022 Job Number: 920971

Job Description

 The Mission of our organization is to provide comprehensive health care to families and individuals who have difficulty assessing care, respond with sensitivity to the need of our culturally diverse patients, and advocate and work with others to improve the overall health status of the communities we serve.


Position Summary

Provide leadership in the ongoing development of a medical program based upon community need, health behaviors of the population served, and the resources of the organization. Ensure that the medical program addresses the organization’s philosophy of care; range of services; service priorities and clinical goals and objectives. Responsible for the clinical activities in the medical clinics and is liaison between medical providers and administration. The Medical Director will provide leadership for the organization’s medical program and participate as a member of the top management team. Work in collaboration with an excellent team of Assistant Medical Directors, one for each of our clinical sites. Represent the organization in a variety of community settings and at national and regional meetings. You will have direct oversight for quality assurance, utilization management, risk management, and support for our provider staff of physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


Provide leadership in the ongoing development of a medical program based upon community need, health behaviors of the population served, and the resources of the organization. Ensure that the medical program addresses the organization's philosophy of care, range of services, service priorities and clinical goals and objectives. The Medical Director has overall responsibility for the clinical activities in the medical clinics and acts as a liaison between medical providers and administration. Serve in a clinical role approximately one day per week.


Medical Director Responsibilities
  • Participate in the ongoing development of clinical objectives and the designation of priority objectives for the medical program with reference to the implementation of the health care plan
  • Participate in the development of the annual budget, productivity standards, and salary scales for the medical program
  • Direct recruitment, selection, supervision, retention, and evaluation for medical providers
  • Manage the continuing education program for medical providers
  • Conduct regular meetings with clinical providers and promote good communication within the Medical Program staff
  • Assume primary responsibility for the development, outcome measure, and management of a Medical Quality Assurance Program, which will include medical health standard patient care protocols across all sites, a patient care review process and a system by which problems are addressed and corrected. Management of this program includes ensuring that:
  • Protocols are updated regularly to reflect the newest technological developments in the medical field; staff receives appropriate training to enable them to perform according to established protocols; the patient care process operates on a regular basis and identifies and corrects problems in a satisfactory and timely manner
  • Assure that contracted laboratory services satisfy clinical standards and provider expectations
  • Participate as a member of the senior leadership team to establish the direction of the organization, set goals, and problem solve as appropriate
  • Advocate for the organization and serve as a liaison to, including active membership in, local and state professional societies and key members of the local medical community
  • Act in a public relations role wherever professional input is required at, for example, funding agencies, the community-at-large


Clinical Responsibilities
  • Provide full range of family practice services, including initial diagnosis and treatment, lab procedures, referral, consultation and follow-up care
  • Arrange for further diagnostic studies and follow-ups (x-ray, lab, specialty services and other appropriate referrals), coordinating with appropriate staff members
  • Maintain a problem-oriented EHR patient records system including problem list, medication list, various protocols and flow sheets
  • Provide care to scheduled patients as well as emergency/walk-in patients as needed
  • Provide back-up and consultation to practitioners while in clinic
  • May provide supervision of or training for students who are assigned to the organization as part of their professional education


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • An awareness and appreciation of public health policy issues related to the provision of medical services
  • An awareness of and appreciation for both the health and socioeconomic needs of a low-income underserved population
  • Knowledge of and experience in the clinical management of a public health medical program is desirable
  • Demonstrated capacity for innovative leadership with the ability to communicate a vision, to inspire and to build credibility and trust amongst the provider team

·        Represents our core values with integrity
  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of personal computers with the ability to learn and use company
  • software programs
  • Awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the health and socioeconomic needs of a low-income, underserved population
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the principles and practice of modern improvement work, aimed at the goal of organizational excellence
  • Ability to demonstrate success with process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to take on difficult challenges; and deal with conflict constructively
  • Ability to be a team player and good collaborator
  • Ability to lead, guide and direct staff members to meet organization goals and objectives
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English and use of math skills
  • Ability to meet and comply with HIPPA/Confidentiality policies and procedures and ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive patient, staff member and organization information
  • Ability to be detail oriented and to multi-task
  • Ability to develop, maintain rapport and work effective with a wide range of individuals
  • Ability to organize, problem solve and follow through
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time including under stressful conditions
  • Ability to effectively perform job duties under high levels of activity, variety of conditions and restraints
  • Ability to work resourcefully in the absence of detailed instructions
  • Ability to approach problem solving in a creative manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of varied racial, educational and socio-economic backgrounds as well as individuals
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to remain calm and professional when faced with difficult situations or emergencies
  • Ability to work comfortable and productively with diverse staff
  • Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable and timely attendance
  • Ability and means to commute during the day to various locations
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions and to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgment
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with co-workers
  • and patients

Education and Experience
  • Demonstrated capacity for innovative leadership
  • Knowledge of and experience in the clinical management of primary care practice
  • Advanced degree in Public Health or Health Administration
  • Licensed physician and board certified in a primary care or related specialty, and clinical experience post-residency
  • Management experience and clinical experience in a primary care setting
  • Innovative and visionary leader committed to our philosophy of pursuing cutting edge ideas to advance primary care to its patients
  • Superior communication skills and proven ability to inspire and mentor others
  • Familiarity with complexities of multiple location organizations and the challenges of fostering a shared culture across the board
  • Experience in an EHR environment
  • Proven experience in working collaboratively with educational institutions on provider training
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license with proof of insurance


Physical Requirements
  • Manual dexterity is required to provide medical care to patients. The ability to stand, lean, bend and walk throughout the clinic. Possess manual dexterity necessary for keyboarding, data entry, writing, filing, and using phones. Requires lifting, moving and carrying up to 20 lbs on occasion
  • This position carries moderate risk of exposure to infectious agents, including HIV, Hepatitis, and TB


HIPAA Requirement
  • HIPAA law and our policy protects the confidentiality of all patient information. Staff members only have access to such information that they need to know to perform their job. Members in this job general have access to records as described under NextGen Access. 



Meet Your Recruiter

Brianna Dodson
Account Executive - Physician Recruitment

Born and raised in Creswell Oregon, right outside of Eugene, Bri started her adult life as a Military wife. Moving from state to state she had the opportunity to advance her career in customer relations before the family settled back home in the Pacific Northwest. From here she worked in client-facing roles focusing on key accounts in the non-profit sector. Bri has always gravitated to these mission driven community organizations. Her passion for helping others has led her to numerous volunteer and leadership positions with Boy Scouts of America, Wilsonville Little League, The Oregon Food Bank, and her most passionate one, Night to Shine. She came to UHC Solutions to bring that same passion to community healthcare recruitment. Her enthusiasm shows every day for her FQHC recruitment success across the nation. Brianna’s ability to build and maintain relationships, along with her passion to serve, makes her invaluable to both clients and candidates alike.

Outside the office, she and her husband are busy raising their two kids. Weekends are spent on the football field or baseball field for her son, or at cheerleading and swimming meets for her daughter. Bri’s favorite thing to do outside of being with her family is wine tasting with her husband and doing her crafting hobby.

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