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Chief Medical Officer

Company: Midland Care
Location: Topeka
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Midland Care Connection A great place to work. Careers At Midland Care Connection Share with friends or Subscribe! Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available. On top of our competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to qualifying part-time and full-time employees that includes: medical, life, dental, and vision insurance options. We understand the importance of a work-life balance and provide an extensive PTO plan to qualifying employees. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of others--- and yours. Summary This Chief Medical Officer position is responsible for the oversight, direction and delivery of participant/patient care, oversight of the quality assessment and performance improvement program, providing leadership and supervision to medical staff, and achieving best clinical outcomes possible for all participants/patients. This position has oversight over the organization of the medical staff. This position is required to work in all Midland Care programs, with responsibility for medical care and provider staffing in all Midland Care programs. This position reports directly to the President/CEO. Employment Status:--Full - Time Typical Hours of Employment:--8 am - 5 pm Employment Location: Topeka, KS Required Application Materials:--Online Application, Cover Letter, Resume Service

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Team.
  • Serves as PACE program Medical Director.
  • Responsible to oversee and provide medical patient care by interviewing, examining and treating patients in order to meet their needs.
  • Responsible to oversee and provide patient education on wellness, prevention and early detection.
  • Responsible to oversee and prescribe medical treatment and medications to patients.
  • Determines need for referrals and orders studies, tests and ancillary services based on examination and patient needs.
  • Determines level of urgency of follow-up, referral/consultation appointments.
  • Documents all services in patient medical record in the required time frames. Must be able to document in all of Midland's Electronic Health Record systems.
  • Collaborates with members of the IDT to develop and review care plans.
  • Acts as a resource for medical information regarding patient disease, status, and prognosis. Assists with determining etiology of specific symptoms and recommends or designs effective therapy.
  • Participates in the on-call rotation as defined by Midland Care for consultation services to the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides medical coverage and support after normal business hours when the on-call nurse is unable to reach the attending physician.
  • Available to interdisciplinary team during routine working hours for problem solving and consultation.
  • Validates appropriateness of referrals for admission/eligibility for Midland Care programs (Hospice, Home Health, PACE, Palliative Care, Residential Center).
  • Evaluates patients in inpatient settings or at their residences as deemed necessary at time of admission, recertification, and as otherwise indicated.
  • Prescribes palliative treatments and medications in consultation with referring primary physician.
  • Performs inpatient hospice facility physician services as outlined by program policies and procedures.
  • Serves as patient's primary physician when requested or deemed necessary.
  • Has extensive knowledge of common terminal illnesses and expertise in palliation of common symptoms of terminal illnesses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assists in other areas of the Midland organization as may be needed. People
    • Institutes a behavioral framework for all medical providers.
    • Consults with other professionals on staff as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues.
    • Oversees provider performance review, including competencies and utilization reviews.
    • Serves as a member of the IDT for Midland Care programs. Participates in regular interdisciplinary team meetings and acts as a medical resource.
    • Oversees mid-level staff.
    • Demonstrates competence in patient/family communication and psychosocial support.
    • Serves as a positive role model and works to improve staff morale in the work environment.
    • Responsible to hire, evaluate, and train medical providers.
    • Responsible to evaluate and train community contract physicians. Quality
      • Maintains oversight of the quality assessment and performance improvement program.
      • Assists with accreditation and CMS regulatory compliance and maintenance processes.
      • Develops and implements strategic goals related to the quality improvement, provider management programs and accreditation standards.
      • Monitors clinical performance and finds ways to improve both administratively and clinically.
      • Stays abreast of and utilizes appropriate coding and documentation.
      • Actively participates in utilization review of PACE programming and other patient care programs as needed.
      • Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests and inquiries from patients.
      • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations.
      • Provides care in accordance with OSHA regulations and infection control policies.
      • Utilizes evolving technology as assigned.
      • Assists with the development of processes, procedures and protocols related to the provision of medical care using research and "best practices."
      • Completes annual mandatory education requirements. Growth
        • Acts as an advocate and serves as a liaison between Midland Care programs, community physicians, and other health care providers to develop and expand the awareness and availability of services.
        • Keeps abreast of emerging models in health care delivery; identifies and defines new and innovative strategies to achieve business goals and objectives.
        • Identifies opportunities to collaborate and develop clinical opportunities with health care systems and other provider organizations.
        • Develops and maintains relationships with health care systems and other provider organizations.
        • Acts as a consultant to referring primary physicians.
        • Educates health care personnel and lay public regarding Midland Care Programs.
        • Maintains staff privileges at participating inpatient health care facilities.
        • Cultivates relationships with other health care professionals in the communities we serve.
        • Participates as needed to market Midland Care Services. Finance
          • Responsible to manage under and monitor compliance with the parameters of approved model.
          • Works to optimize utilization of resources.
          • Maintains understanding of Medicare/Medicaid billing parameters for all Midland Care Programs.
          • Understands and utilizes appropriate coding and documentation.
          • Understands appropriately captured diagnosis codes and teaches other providers on coding standards.
          • Utilizes company resources in a prudent and appropriate manner. Is a good steward of company resources. The Midland Way Other Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Carries out the mission and values of Midland. Articulates Midland Philosophy. Demonstrates a willingness to assist in patient/client and family care as needed. Respects the autonomy and right of confidentiality of patients/clients and families. Demonstrates good customer service the Midland Way at all times. Participates in performance improvement activities. Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with other staff. Comes to work in neat, clean attire and consistently presents an appropriately professional appearance. Comes to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality. Understands the organization's computer system(s) and the software(s) used within the department as applicable to this position. Serves as a Universal Employee and accepts assigned duties in a cooperative manner. Performs all duties as assigned in an effective manner. Understands and demonstrates compliance with Midland policies and procedures. Qualifications Must be a doctor of medicine or osteopath and having completed an appropriate internship or residency, is licensed to practice and prescribe scheduled drugs in the State of Kansas. Must remain in good standing with the Board of Healing Arts. Must subscribe to the hospice philosophy and PACE managed care principles, and have five years' experience working with chronically ill or terminal patients, including at least one year working with the frail and elderly. Knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care, with at least a working knowledge of oncology. Knowledge of palliative care with particular emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness. Knowledge of the local medical community and the ability to enhance Midland's visibility and reputation with area physicians and hospitals preferred. Ability to collaborate with the patient's primary physician to affect optimum medical care. Ability to collaborate with hospice and PACE employees and volunteers as part of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated management, organizational and interpersonal skills. Strategic and innovative thinker with proven ability to communicate a vision and drive results. Knowledge of managed healthcare systems, medical quality assurance, quality improvement and risk management. Demonstrated ability to assess business needs, design and implement programs and evaluate results. Must possess valid Kansas Driver's License, in force automobile liability insurance and maintain a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that meets organization's insurability standard as defined by Midland policy. Physical Demands Continuously (75 - 100% of time) performs a variety of tasks that involve standing, walking and sitting. Must be able to stand and walk continuously (75 - 100% of time). May have to lift up to fifty pounds--maximum less than 25% of the time. May be required to push materials, equipment or furniture less than 10% of the time. The capacity to drive and the availability of a car is required. The ability to use the telephone is also essential. Visual, hearing, dexterity and mental demands - adequate vision is essential to be able to read fine print and the computer screen. Verbal, nonverbal and interpersonal communication skills are necessary in this job. The ability to communicate in a professional manner, both verbally and in writing, on the level necessary for a particular situation is essential. Manual dexterity is helpful in being able to use the computer keyboard and equipment. Personal medical issues which may impact patient interaction and evaluation, medical documentation, ambulation and any activity described above must be disclosed as soon as possible after impairment is known.

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