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Established in 2003, Northland Health Centers (NCHC) is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to the provision of premier medical, dental and behavioral health services to all residents of Burleigh, Burke, McLean, Morton, Sheridan, Rolette, Ward and Williams Counties of North Dakota. We strive to be the premier health care provider in the communities we serve.

NCHC is the premier healthcare provider in the communities we serve. Our success is the outcome of an exceptional group of Team members who make it possible to do what we do. NCHC is committed to finding creative, bright, forward thinking, and culturally competent individuals who are eager to serve those in need by joining our Team. NCHC assists residents of the communities we serve in gaining access to high quality healthcare. We are currently searching for individuals with passion, heart, strong values, and the commitment to improve the life of those we serve --


We are seeking a Medical Director for our network of community health centers we serve.

Position Responsibilities:
Director Duties:
1. Provides medical direction and administration including, but not limited to, developing clinical practice guidelines.
2. Preparing reports for the Governing Board
3. Supervising physicians and mid-levels; performing quality assurance activities
4. Reporting to Clinic Leadership Team and Executive Team
5. Participating and directing provider and medical care team meetings
6. Establishing linkage with pharmacy, dental care, and community referral entities, social support resources to improve and expand the scope of serves available through community referrals.
7. Working with agency businesses, dental, pharmacy, and lab managers to address mutual concerns.
8. Establishes positive relationships with local medical community and attends local medical society functions.

Physician Duties:
1. Interviewing patients to obtain history, performing physical examination, ordering lab and other tests, prescribing medications and treatments.
2. Providing continuity in managed care for patients with pre-existing long term problems.
3. Making referrals for secondary and tertiary care.
4. Performing medical procedures, according to privileges issued.
5. Providing health maintenance visits, evaluating for immunizations, and providing anticipatory guidance and referrals; performing contract and special physical examinations as EPSDT, HeadStart, employment, etc; performing STD (sexually transmitted disease) and family planning screening and education.
6. Documenting all patient contact accurately and legibly on the medical record.
7. Performing as an active member of the medical team.

Position Qualifications:
1. Skill in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines; and excellent written and verbal communication.
2. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds.
3. Ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, members of the public and professional groups.
4. Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing), consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude. Consistently maintains
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ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public.
5. Ability to work as an effective team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers; work toward goals and objectives of draft priorities.
6. Ability to follow NCHC Clinic practice guidelines including adhering to the NCHC immunization policy and the NCHC Mission and Vision and NCHC Corporate Compliance Policy.
7. Ability to receive constructive feedback including evaluation of providers productivity and practice attributes.
8. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to participation on clinical committees, providing education, Quality Review and/or other activities.
9. Communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing), consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude. Consistently maintains ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public.
10. Follow NCHC Clinic practice guidelines including adhering to the NCHC immunization policy and the mission, vision.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Ability to perform each position responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
duties of the position.
2. Ability to understand that safety is a condition of employment. Unsafe acts or conditions will be reported to the supervisor or Site Coordinator.
3. Must be computer literate with ability to enter information in the NCHC EHS system and compile reports or data as requested.
4. Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Education and/or Experience:
Preference will be given to work experience in a public health or community clinic setting, previous work experience as a Medical Director, completion of an accredited primary care residency program, or Board Certification (or eligible) in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

License and / or Certification:
1. Current licensure as an MD/DO to practice in the State of ND by the State Board of Medical Examiners. Current DEA, DPS certification
2. Current CPR Certification required (ACLS preferred)
3. Valid North Dakota Drivers License
4. DOT Certification
5. Current Immunization Records
6. Current PPD
7. Must be able to meet and maintain current NCHC credentialing and privileging requirements.

Special Requirements:
Must be willing to travel between NCHC health centers. Must be willing to work evening hours and weekends if necessary.
The Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD) is a non-profit membership organization that serves as the Primary Care Association for North Dakota and South Dakota, supporting community health centers (CHCs) in their efforts to provide health care to underserved populations across the two states. CHAD works with health center members and other community leaders and partners to enhance access to affordable, high-quality health care and to find solutions for expanding health care services in areas of the Dakotas that need it most.

Community Health Centers (CHCs) are non-profit community-driven primary care clinics. Each clinic provides high quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, with or without insurance and regardless of their ability to pay. CHCs provide integrated and comprehensive services including medical, behavioral, dental and vision care.

Community Health Centers (CHCs) are located in both rural and urban settings throughout North and South Dakota. In rural communities, the CHC program supports a communitys ability to retain local health care options, supporting access to health care where rural Dakotans live and work. Across rural and urban sites, health centers are the essential medical home where patients find services that promote health, diagnose and treat disease, manage chronic conditions and disability and help them cope with other life challenges that prevent them from getting healthy and staying healthy. In the Dakotas, community health centers serve nearly 100,000 patients at 62 delivery sites.