LifeLong Medical Care

Associate Medical Director - Medical Respite

Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
ID
2019-2217

Overview

LifeLong Medical Care is looking for an Associate Medical Director for our Medical Respite program located in Oakland, CA. Under the direction of the Office of the CMO, and in collaboration with the Respite Program Director, provide clinical leadership for the LifeLong Medical Respite Program. Coordinate with hospitals, County Health Department and LifeLong primary care clinics to offer a robust respite program, including oversight of eligibility criteria, referral process, service model, discharge planning and quality improvement.  Coordinate provision of primary care provider services, supervise nursing staff, support integration of medical and psychosocial services, and work in partnership with other LifeLong homeless services programs to create a system of care for LifeLong’s homeless patients.

 

As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 42 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 60,000 patients in socio-economically underserved regions of the East Bay Area.  We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 16 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley and west Contra Costa County.  From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospital, to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and respond to the social and medical needs of our times.  We offer an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify.  To this end we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve. 

 

Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan and loan repayment programs. LifeLong is a qualified site for federal and state loan repayment programs (HPSA score is 19). Acceptance rate may vary year to year based on funding levels and number of applicants.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical oversight of all aspects of the Medical Respite Program including eligibility and referrals, health care service provision, integration of clinical and psychosocial services, and discharge planning.
  • Oversee clinical staffing model, including recruitment and retention efforts, and supervise Medical Respite RNs and Lead Mental Health Clinician.
  • Collaborate with Program Director in program planning and implementation of an integrated medical/psychosocial model for respite residents.
  • Provide clinical leadership in cross sector collaboration and in Medical Respite contract management
  • Develop effective working relationships, including regular meetings, with hospital partners, street medicine teams and other referring agencies and projects
  • Develop and oversee Clinical Quality Improvement process for respite operations
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and contribute to building a culture of collaborative care inclusive of all program staff
  • Contribute to the development and provision of training opportunities to assure that both clinical and non-clinical staff have the skills and knowledge needed to provide excellent care
  • Attend appropriate program and agency wide meetings to integrate respite services into the larger LifeLong operational structure and to contribute to an agency system of care for homeless patients
  • Provide direct patient care as needed

Qualifications

 

  • Individual must be a physician possessing a current CA Medical Licensure and experience working with vulnerable patients in outpatient primary care.
  • Prior management experience preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate with external stakeholders and develop effective cross sector partnerships
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced health care setting and in a complex system of care
  • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity working with a diverse staff and patient populations and specifically those with a history of homelessness, substance use, and mental health diagnoses.

 

 

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