The Medical Director will join our team at a critical time in the history of our company and of primary care. The opportunity for impact is large and growing, and we are leading the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.
The Medical Director will be responsible for leading our clinicians in his/her neighborhood of clinics. The Medical Director will practice primary care in our clinics alongside their physician colleagues on a part-time basis to enable context for the practice and to remain close to our patients. On top of that limited clinical role they will have mission-critical leadership responsibilities, which include setting an example for how thoughtful primary care is practiced, serving as a formal mentor, coach, and advisor to providers in clinics, and participating in critical organizational-wide strategic initiatives.
In addition to part-time clinical duties, a Medical Director has substantial administrative time for the following leadership and administrative duties:
- Provider Management: We want provider leadership as close to the bedside as possible. This means our medical directors are in clinics to provide management support and structure to our physicians and teams. This includes ensuring clinic and on-call schedules are adequately staffed, coaching/interviewing/promoting Medical Director candidates to take local leadership roles, owning performance reviews for Medical Directors, and supporting new physician orientations among a multitude of other functions. Medical Directors also serve as the local medical director in their home clinic.
- Leadership & Coaching: with us, success isn t completing the visit or hitting an R.V.U. target. Success is high quality care: (1) minimal hospital admissions, (2) excellent preventive/chronic disease quality metrics, and (3) a great patient experience. In other words: help our patients be happy, healthy, and out of the hospital. Our Medical Directors understand these ends and the means to achieve them, and they recognize these skills don t come naturally to many clinicians; our Medical Director share their wisdom with others and help other clinicians understand the value in value-based care. They help physicians master the data-driven tools and practices required to keep patients well and out of the hospital. They engage all level of providers to the benefit of our teams and our patients. Tactically this includes delivering monthly quality dashboards to teams, coaching on tools to improve quality outcomes, and ensuring physicians are engaged and responsible for the quality of care they deliver.