Job Description

Associate Medical Director

Requisition IDreq4017
Working TitleAssociate Medical Director
Position Grade18
Position Summary

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), at the University of New Mexico, is seeking a physician to join our staff in the role of Associate Medical Director:

As part of its stated mission, SHAC explicitly holds itself accountable to having a measurable impact on student success and wellness. Services are designed with a focus on busy students for whom the timely access of medical and counseling services for both acute and chronic conditions can make a difference in academic success. SHAC offers affordable, comprehensive and integrated care that is not duplicated or
readily available elsewhere. Services offered include: Counseling and Psychiatry, Health Education, General Medical, Women’s and Men’s Health, Allergy and Immunization, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Massage Services, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Lab, and X-ray.

Under general supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration the administrative team, the Associate Medical Director develops, implements, and evaluates the integrated clinical practice delivery model in accordance with the goals of the organization. Direct reports include staff physicians, the Director of Mid-Level Services/Nursing and the Supervisor of Physical Therapy. This position will
coordinate closely with the Director of Midlevel/Nursing Services and with the Director of Counseling (or designate) in the day to day management of SHAC’s integrated clinical service. 0.5 FTE is dedicated to medical director activities, with the remainder 0.5 FTE directed toward patient care in a college health setting.

Duties may include:

  • Directs, coordinates, and oversees patient care within a defined clinical practice of the University; provides supervision, mentoring, training and development to clinical staff.
  • Serves as a member of the Student Health and Counseling governing body and participates in the development and oversight of organizational policies, procedures, business model, and strategies.
  • Reviews, establishes, and maintains patient care protocol and standards, ensuring that all federal and State policies, regulations, and guidelines for patient care are met; establishes and coordinates quality improvement, safety, and infection control programs.
  • Participates in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning for the unit(s) of oversight; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Participates in clinical privileging, appointment and re-appointment of medical staff; ensures that staff physicians have adequate continuing medical and other relevant education.
  • Collaborates with other clinical/medical managers in the delivery of quality patient care, maintenance of clinical documentation, integration of electronic health records, and handling of complaints and/or medical emergencies.
  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate. Follows established departmental policies, procedures,and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • May develop and administer annual budgets for the organization and/or perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Pre-employment background investigation may be required.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.
  • Must maintain certification status.
Minimum Qualifications

Medical doctor; at least 3 years of experience, which may include residency in a directly-related medical specialty. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico and Federal DEA Certification; Medical Specialty License or Certification; Board Certified or Board Eligible in Specified Area of Medical Specialty.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three or more years of experience as a medical director of a group practice.
  • Experience coordinating an integrated model of medical and mental health delivery.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining a quality improvement program that meets
    accreditation standards (AAAHC or other).
  • Understanding of basic issues around the financing of health care, including revenue cycle operations related to billing of health plans.
  • Experience working with a young adult and/or adolescent population.

Additional RequirementsOfficial transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentStudent Health and Counseling (037A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date2/20/2018
Application InstructionsAll applications should include a cover letter, resume and three professional references with email and phone contact informaiton.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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