PURPOSE: Supports the mission of the clinic by providing leadership of the clinical management, health promotion and population health teams in a manner consistent with the clinic’s mission and values, policies and procedures, and professional best clinical practices.
ESSENTIAL CLINICAL FUNCTIONS:
The Chief Medical Officer sets the clinic’s overall standard of care by:
Providing medical care to patients in a manner that reflects and models People’s mission and values;
Overseeing the clinical aspects of People’s medical, behavioral health, and dental services;
Establishing a high standard of professionalism among clinicians;
Working to optimize patient access, improve patient experience and health outcomes;
Working with members of the executive team to set realistic productivity and quality improvement goals for the clinical departments and develop plans to achieve those goals;
Supervising medical, behavioral health, and dental department directors and other assigned staff, including chart reviews, annual evaluations and plans for continuing education;
Adhering to HIPAA guidelines.
ESSENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS:
The Chief Medical Officer assures the overall success of the clinic by:
Supervising the Directors of Population Health, Clinical Quality, and Health Promotion & Community Advocacy;
Working to create a positive and supportive environment across departments;
Staffing and providing expertise to the Compliance/Quality Improvement Committee of the Board of Directors;
Supporting the Peer Review Committee, including reviewing and approving initial and re-appointment of clinical privileges;
Participating in Executive Leadership meetings and other internal meetings as necessary;
Representing the clinic at appropriate external meetings;
Being a leader in the organization-wide commitment to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
Graduation from an accredited medical school and completion of an appropriate post-graduate training program.
Board certification in a primary care specialty or commensurate experience.
Master’s degree in public health preferred.
Minimum of four years work experience in a clinic or multi-disciplinary setting
Minimum of four years work experience supervising staff and organizing and monitoring work processes.
Familiarity with electronic medical records.
Familiarity with Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A commitment to the mission of People’s Community Clinic.
Thorough knowledge of current theory and practice of medicine.
Strong team player with proven leadership skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying ages, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds;
Fluency in English as well as a second language preferred.
Certificate/License: Current license to practice medicine in the State of Texas; Drug Enforcement Agency certification; Texas Department of Public Safety Controlled Substance registration; board certification in family medicine or internal medicine or commensurate experience.
The clinic’s history is a reflection of Austin’s — from hippies to households. It was founded as People’s Free Clinic in 1970 in the basement of the Congregational Church on Guadalupe Street across from the UT campus, by a handful of visionary volunteer doctors and nurses.
Initially, the clinic began serving mostly college students and part-time workers, but today the demand for affordable primary healthcare is much greater. The clinic now employs 300 medical and administrative personnel in addition to many volunteers. Then, as now, the clinic is dedicated to improving the health of an increasing number of patients.
Thousands of Central Texans call People’s Community Clinic their medical home. The clinic is a unique and tested model for medical care, a true safety net for the area’s uninsured and medically underserved. People’s Community Clinic offers a great variety of health and wellness services, ranging from prenatal through eldercare.