THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Medical Group Management Association

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JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Branch Medical Director (BMD)
SUPERVISOR: Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
HOURS PER WEEK: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Executive Board
The following information is designed to outline the essential functions and position requirements of
this job. It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, nor address the performance standards
that must be maintained.
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PRIMARY FUNCTION: To ensure that the highest quality of clinical practice, judgment and
medical integrity are upheld, implemented and enforced among the physician staff of the assigned
branch of The Portland Clinic.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (* ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
1. Act as the physician liaison to the CMO regarding all medical oversight issues, provider quality
care and other physician issues.*
2. Advise, encourage and educate physicians to improve quality and appropriateness of care
through coordination of Patient Care services and medical risk management.*
3. Supervise local quality improvement, managed care and medical home efforts.*
4. Give regular feedback to physicians about resource utilization including pharmacy costs.
5. Maintain an informed position on medical affairs.*
6. Coordinate activities with other BMD’s and senior management.*
7. Assist CMO in recruiting and orienting new physicians.
8. Help physicians improve operating income and cost effective medical care.
9. Review financial data (revenue/costs) with physicians.*
10. Assist Branch Manager in annual budgeting.
11. Gain approval from the CMO and Executive Board before making any changes in policy or use of
significant Clinic resources.*
12. Oversee and direct physician and physician extender’s clinic activities and their schedules.*
13. Work with Branch Manager as needed to review and approve CME requests.
14. Serve our Value Analysis Team (VAT) and review major supply and equipment purchases.
15. Oversee physician mentoring of the Branch. May also serve as a mentor/coach as appropriate.
16. Represent the Clinic as Medical Risk Manager in professional liability legal actions.*
17. Be available for patient care requests, grievances and appeals from physicians or patients who
require physician involvement. Review access and patient satisfaction; develop a plan of
improvement when needed.*
18. Support Information Technology’s efforts to effectively implement and maintain the EHR and
appropriate physician involvement.
19. Together with Branch Manager, facilitate effective communication between physicians, staff and
senior management.
20. Act as a champion of positive changes at the clinic.
21. Identify difficult or impaired physicians and refer to CMO. Meet with Branch Manager regularly
to review current clinic issues. Manage crises with involvement of Branch Manager and
CMO/CEO as needed.
22. Participate as a physician peer review committee member. *
23. Conduct quarterly meetings with staff and physicians and participate in monthly meetings with
other BMDs.
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24. Attend work regularly.*
EQUIPMENT USED:
Basic office equipment such as computer, EHR, fax, telephone, etc…
EDUCATION PROVIDED:
One day educational events up to twice per year; special educational meetings, if relevant, can be
arranged with CMO at practice expense.
APPOINTMENT:
Appointment for an indefinite period of time with option to terminate by either party without cause
with 90 days’ notice or with cause without notice. Evaluation annually by the CMO and Executive
Board with input from physicians supervised and Clinic Practice Manager, other CMD’s and
Executive Board.
EDUCATION/LICENSES PREFERRED:
Licensed Physician in the state of Oregon
Current License to practice without restriction
Board Certified in specialty
Valid Driver’s License
TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT THESE GOALS:
Extensive multi-specialty medical group experience
Extensive experience in a prepaid managed care practice environment
Possess positive leadership qualities; ability to remind others of practice/clinic policies when needed
Ability to secure the cooperation of others in the pursuit of common objectives; set expectations and
help create a vision
Ability to work with physicians and other health professionals
Team building; including team management with practice manager and Support for CMO and CEO
on implementation monitoring patient or standards
Possess the temperament to confront peers and foster conflict resolution
A good working relationship with the practice manager and physicians
Ability to lead peer reviews, provide focused feedback as appropriate
Ability to function in a fast paced, intensive, time pressure work environment
Excellent organizational skills; ability to assist with efficiency
Possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly with all levels of
employees and physicians
Ability to function independently and with minimal supervision
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PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS & ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/EXPOSURES
JOB TITLE: Branch Medical Director
Check if
essential
function
ACTIVITY
FREQUENCY
Continually
(67% - 100%)
POSITION MOVEMENT
Standing
Sitting up to ½ hour
Moving about work area
Bending forward
Stoop position – 1 min.
Climbing stairs – 1 floor
Crawling- hands & knees
Reaching overhead
Frequently
(34% - 66%)
Occasional
(6% - 33%)
Rarely
(0% - 5%)
Comments
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Indicate # of lbs.
LIFTING STRENGTHS
Lifting
Patient Transfers/Lifting
Pushing/Pulling
Moving carts, etc.
x
Lbs: <50
Lbs: <50
Lbs of force: 50
Lbs of force:
x
x
x
Carrying items
x
Wt: 5 lbs.
Distance: 100 ft.
(Laptop Computer)
Keyboard operations
x
Electronic Medical Record
Rapid-mental/hand/eye
coord
Operations of motor vehicle
x
DEXTERITY-COORDINATION
x
SPEECH & HEARING
Clear & audible speaking
voice
Correctable Vision
Distinguish Colors
Distinguish Shades
Depth Perception
Ability to hear
Other specific hearing req.
To meetings at a variety of
sites at a variety of times of
day.
Activity Required
Yes
No
To read print size:
Yes
No
Yes
No
Describe:
Normal speech level
Describe:
OSHA Blood/Body Fluid (BBF) Exposure Category:
(indicate appropriate level)
Other:
Whispered level
Both
1 = High risk probability of exposure to BBF
2 = Possible risk of exposure to BBF
3 = No risk of exposure to BBF
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