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SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Associate Medical Director is appointed by and responsible to the Medical Director as the clinical director to one of the community health clinics and is charged with providing leadership in all areas relating to the clinical operation. The Associate Medical Director is responsible for recommending and implementing clinical policies and procedures; supervising the clinical staff in their medical, nursing, and administrative duties; ensuring continuous quality improvement in all clinical activities; and acting as an integral part of the senior management team of the health center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Participates in the clinical program of the organization according to the guidelines established for all staff physicians with similar training and board certification.
Provides outpatient care in the clinic and night and weekend call.
Maintains licensure in good standing in the state of California.
Organizes the clinical staff and resources in carrying out the health care program of the clinic.
Leads the community health centers recruiting efforts for all clinical staff including physicians, mid-level providers, allied health personnel, and nurses.
Makes recommendations to the Medical Director regarding the employment, promotion, transfer, and discharge of all clinical staff and directly conducts the implementation of all decisions relating to the employment of these staff members.
Directly supervise clinical staff including, physician team leaders, health education manager, mental health providers, optometrist and any other clinical or administrative positions involving the clinical staff.
Provides for a clear and effective flow of information between the clinical staff and the management team by conducting monthly clinic meetings.
Responsible to arrange adequate staffing of providers and nurses in the clinic.
Makes recommendations to the Medical Director regarding the purchase of equipment and supplies needed to provide patient care.
Supervise the performance improvement activities of the clinic that relate to the clinical program including the clinical care measures under the Medical Quality Assurance Committee. Active participation in all departmental MQAC meetings.
Assist Quality Director in various quality improvement projects and population management.
Network with other community health clinics with the consortium or health plan as required to improve clinical care.
Integrally involved in agency risk management program.
Conducts annual performance evaluations of all staff who report to the Associate Medical Director.
Participates with the Medical Director and President & CEO, as an integral part of the management team of the community health center for short term & long term planning.
Advises and assists the Medical Director & CFO in all financial matters related to medical billing and collections.
Participates in the completion of the annual federal grant request and other grant applications as needed by assuming responsibility for the clinical portion of those grants.
Reports to the Board of Directors on as needed basis regarding the clinical activities of the health center.
Performs assigned duties as required by Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, and President & CEO.
Ensure NEMS providers meet productivity and quality metrics are set forth by departments.
Assists in the training of para-professional and non-medical personnel.
Provides guidance to other health team members in the development of health education materials and programs for patients and the community at large.
Provides training or teaching when appropriate, to medical students, medical residents, nursing students, and other students who come to NEMS for training.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited school of medicine.
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of California.
Board eligible or Board-certified in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Obstetrics & Gynecology.
May meet the local hospitals professional standards for staff privileges, and maintain staff admitting privileges at the local hospital.
Postgraduate training and/or demonstrated ability in administration, preferably a minimum of 2 years.
Willingness and ability to pursue comprehensive health care services through a team approach.

NEMS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming diversity in our work force.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records
North East Medical Services (NEMS) is one of the largest community health centers in the United States targeting the medically underserved Asian population. Based in San Francisco, the non-profit community health center offers comprehensive health care services to a variety of patients, a majority of whom are uninsured or low-income. NEMS offers linguistically-competent and culturally-sensitive health care services in many languages and dialects, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishan, Vietnamese, Burmese, Korean, Spanish, and Hindi.

NEMS operates twelve clinics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, with the main clinic located at 1520 Stockton Street in Chinatown/North Beach; additional clinics in San Francisco's Portola, Visitacion Valley, Richmond districts and Sunset districts; as well as satellite sites in Daly City and San Jose.

NEMS has over 60 health care providers who offer a range of medical specialties, including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dentistry, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, and Radiology. In addition, ancillary services such as mental health, podiatry, nutrition, pharmacy, laboratory and social services strengthen the quality of care that patients receive.

The unique multilingual and culturally-sensitive direct service staff allows patients to adequately express themselves in a familiar environment to increase the relevancy and excellence of care they receive. Health education programs, many of which bridge the gap between Western and Asian medical practices, are available at the clinic and through weekly radio broadcasts on local Chinese media. The programs address preventative health care education and practices as it relates to the cultural needs of the community.