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Chief Medical Officer

Conowingo, MD, USA | NRHA

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Scientific Research
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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 Provides medical services to patients in conformity with clinic protocols and the code of ethics of the Maryland Board of Medicine, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local standards and contributes to the efficiency of health center operations

Performs oversight of clinical services provided to patients by the staff of WCHC.

Monitors and ensures that the performance quality by clinical staff meets federal, state and local standards

Reviews and resolves patient complaints directly related to medical care

Creates, assists, maintains, modifies and implements WCHC policies and procedures in compliance with current accepted professional standards

Ensures that all requirements of the electronic medical record are met, including but not limited to, documentation of patient encounter, meaningful use, patient self-management goals and review of patient laboratory data

Ensures that professional persons and facilities used for patient referrals meet the applicable standards of care

Knowledgeable in HRSA guidelines and ensures that WCHC maintains compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements

Conducts provider staff meetings and ensures meeting documentation is maintained.

Chairs the WCHC Provider Council

Serves as a super user of the WCHC electronic health record

Provides oversight to the Quality Management Team

Directs the quality assessment and quality assurance program in compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations, and ensures meetings are appropriately documented.

Establishes and maintains a patient care audit process that ensures the quality of care provided meets acceptable standards

Implements a system of internal peer review and patient chart review

Acts as medical liaison to the community and provides support to the WCHC Board of Directors

Serves as the medical professional representative to the healthcare community and other organizations as appropriate

Develops positive relationships with local medical groups, hospital medical staff, medical societies and consumer groups

Coordinates the medical care aspects of agreements with contractors such as health insurance plans, laboratories, hospital, surgical and radiology services and independent healthcare professionals

Performs direct medical services for patients when time is not exclusively needed for other services

Performs patient history, physical exam and treatment plans

Performs duties using the WCHC electronic health record including but not limited to documentation of patient encounters, meaningful use, patient self-management goals, closing of patient encounters and review of patient laboratory data



 Responsible for maintaining medical-legal compliance and ensuring sound procedures are in place for the protection of WCHC staff and WCHC assets

Has primary responsibility for WCHC FTCA compliance including review of processes to ensure compliance with FTCA protocols and completion of the FTCA application

Assists CEO, COO and CFO in the purchase and renewal of GAP insurance policies

Ensures medical record documentation meets medical-legal standards

Business Maintenance and Development 


 Assists the CEO, COO and CFO in the maintenance of business lines that affect the success of WCHC; in the development of new business; and in the negotiation and maintenance of competitive vendor contracts



 Assists senior management and serves as team leader for the senior management team to ensure that federal, state, and local standards are met by WCHC as they relate to the performance of medical services

Assists senior management in meeting all internal and external performance and reporting requirements

Assists in setting and managing organizational performance goals

Recruits professional medical staff, drafts contracts and onboards new hires

Serves as a role model and is accountable and responsible for ensuring optimal performance of clinical operations; quality of care, customer service and productivity


Possesses a degree from an accredited school of medicine as well as postgraduate training or equivalent certification by the AMA or AOA

Possesses a current valid license to practice medicine issued by the State Maryland

Possesses Board certification by a recognized US Board of Medicine

Possesses and maintains BCLS certification, ACLS preferred

Possesses a current valid DEA license

Maintains knowledge of medical advances through continuing education


Provides complex information to the organization

Articulates organizational vision and implements organizational strategic initiatives

Possesses a high level of verbal and written communication skills including the ability to respond accordingly to patient and staff needs

At a minimum the candidate must have intermediate computer skills including the ability to prepare internal and external correspondence and reports, and be able to summarize data from the electronic medical records system


A minimum of 5 years experience working in a an outpatient medical facility, FQHC experience is preferred

Five (5) years most recent work experience as a medical provider in a primary care delivery system

Three (3) years experience with supervisory responsibilities; director level experience is preferred

Patient Centered Medical Home and/or Joint Commission experience preferred.

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