If you would like more information regarding job openings, please contact Charlese Mason, Human Resources Services Manager, at cmason@whitefoord.org or 404-523-2500 ext. 121.

 

 

Medical Director

Position Summary
The Medical Director has a key leadership role in ensuring that the Whitefoord Inc.’s mission, goals and values are supported and facilitated by the medical staff within the organization’s school-based and community health centers. The Medical Director is responsible for the management of the medical staff as well as clinic-wide coordination of the delivery of quality medical care, facilitation of the medical care review process and development of the health care plan. This position reports directly to the CEO of the Whitefoord, Inc., and is accountable to the CEO and Board of Directors. Full-time Physician (70% clinical and 30% administrative).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical 70%

  • Examine patients of all ages and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis
  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in patients of all ages
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results in a timely fashion according to policy
  • Provides clinical education in Diabetes, Communicable Diseases, Medication Compliance and other core clinical topics
  • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Treat illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other care team staff
  • Provide on-call care remotely afterhours by phone or electronic format

Administrative 20%

  • Direct supervision of medical providers, dental director, clinical nurse manager, and behavioral health director; in addition to performing annual evaluations to include verification of competence and fitness for the job
    Preceptorship of mid-level providers (PAs, NPs) assigned to clinic(s)
  • Oversees Quality Assurance Program and participates in the development, review, updating, monitoring, reporting of clinical and quality improvement operating policies, procedures, peer reviews, assessments and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Oversees and participates in the advancement of EHR implementation and utilization
  • Provides leadership and assistance with annual federal Uniform Data System report, establishing and monitoring clinical performance measures
  • Maintains organization wide medical standards and protocols.
  • Assist with and participates in Whitefoord strategic planning
  • Oversees the quality improvement committee, policies, and activities
  • Oversees credentialing and privileging of LIP’s and makes recommendations to the CEO and Board for approval
  • Assists with HRSA and other grant writing, resource development, and collaborative activities as needed
  • Provide monthly written report on clinics productivity and clinical activities to Whitefoord CEO and Board of Directors
  • Meets with Whitefoord CEO bi-monthly and serve as a member of the Whitefoord Leadership Team
  • All other duties as assigned by the CEO

Academic Teaching and Trainings 10%

  • Facilitates training of teachers and center personnel on relevant health topics
  • Training and Teaching Others – Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others to include medical students, residents, fellows, and other medical personnel at multiple levels of training
  • Provides performance evaluations and feedback both written and verbal for learners
  • Participate in Community and Academic continuing education meetings and work groups

Education/License

  • Medical Degree (from accredited medical school within the United States)
  • Post-graduate training in the field of Pediatrics/ Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Board Certified
  • Must have current unrestricted medical license for the state of Georgia
  • Current DEA license approved with full prescribing privileges
  • BLS, PALS, ACLS required

Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience as primary care provider; at least 2 years of community health center experience desired
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Electronic Medical Records experience

Personal Qualities:

  • Must be a competent physician, administrator, and a team player.
  • Must be committed to improving medical and psychosocial outcomes for children, adolescents, and adults served by the clinics.
  • Must be committed to the Community Health Center and School-based Models of Care.
  • Must demonstrate good leadership skills and be able to communicate effectively with staff, school administrators, and Whitefoord administrators and Board of Directors.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and able to quickly adapt and stratify content for a varied age range; and have a working knowledge of health disparities and under-served community health issues.

Primary Care Family Medicine Physician

General Summary

This is a part-time position, 3 days /week (0.6 FTE). The Family Medicine Physician diagnoses, treats and prevents illness and injuries in children and adults, works to encourage healthy lifestyles, and promotes wellness through educating patients and communities about behaviors that endorse healthy living and prevent diseases and other health problems. The role provides comprehensive primary health care to the patients of the School Based Health Centers and the Community Health Centers.

Job Qualifications

Pediatric through Adult care experience a necessity, thorough emphasis is on adolescent and adult care. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and able to quickly adapt and stratify content for a varied age range. This candidate should have a working knowledge of health disparities and underserved community health issues. The successful candidate will include a comprehensive appreciation of cultural awareness and sensitivity within their scope of services.

The following additional qualifications are necessary:

  • Graduate of Accredited medical school with MD or DO degree
  • Completion of Accredited Residency
  • MD or DO unrestricted license in state of Georgia
  • Board Certified in Specialty Area- Family Medicine
  • Current DEA license approved with full prescribing privileges
  • Minimum of 2 years outpatient experience
  • BLS, PALS, ACLS may be required

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examine patients of all ages and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis
  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in patients of all ages
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results in a timely fashion according to policy
  • Provide clinical education in Diabetes, Communicable Diseases, Medication Compliance and other core clinical topics
  • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Treat minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other care team staff
  • Provide on-call care remotely afterhours by phone or electronic format

ACADEMIC -TEACHING & TRAININGS: (10%)

  • Facilitate training of teachers and center personnel on relevant health topics
  • Training and Teaching Others – Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others to include medical students, residents, fellows, and other medical personnel at multiple levels of training
  • Provide performance evaluations and feedback both written and verbal for learners
  • Participate in Community and Academic continuing education meetings and work groups

ADMINISTRATIVE: (10%)

  • Perform administrative activities  – day-to-day task such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork
  • Participate in the advancement of EHR implementation and utilization
  • Participate in performance evaluation and feedback of staff
  • Coach and develop staff – assess developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Active participation on the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Committee
  • All other duties as assigned by Medical Director

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports to the Medical Director.  Additionally, the Family Medicine Physician supervises and serves as a collaborating physician for mid-level providers.