Central Health

  • Associate Director, Clinical Care (Pediatrics)

    Req No.
    CommUnityCare Health Centers
    Various locations-your current assigned location
    Medical/Dental Provider
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift Days
    Shift Hours
  • Overview

    The Associate Director of Clinical Care is responsible for the medical leadership, clinical oversight and patient treatment of assigned clinic leads and assigned clinics. This position reports to the Associate Director, Primary Care.


    • Perform comprehensive assessment of patients using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion.
    • Order or execute various tests, analyses and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition.
    • Diagnose and treat diseases, disorders and injuries based on patient’s medical history and results of physical assessment andrefer patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.
    • Prescribe medications and therapies for treatment and preventative care.
    • Instruct patients and their families regarding procedures performed, home care and follow up visits.
    • Direct professional and ancillary health care staff during treatment of patients.
    • Respond to inquiries from staff and patients regarding preventative health and treatments.
    • Compile patient medical data including health history, treatment plans, and results of physical examination, etc. and record inelectronic medical record.
    • Report required information including deaths and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities.
    • Plan, promote, demonstrate, recommend and coordinate high standards of medical practice.
    • Performs up to 8 hours of administrative time per week.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer services.
    • Interpersonal savvy and influence skills in managing difficult clients and patients.
    • High degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of medicine and associated charting requirements.
    • High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
    • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to implement and evaluation operational and emergency situations successfully.
    • Demonstrated understand of and/or experience working in a patient centered medical home (PCMH) environment.
    • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in an integrated delivery environment.
    People Management/Department Management/BusinessUnit Management:
    • Assumes full responsibility for patients receiving care within the designated health centers.
    • Works in tandem with the Health Center’s practice and clinical leaders to ensure a collaborative team oriented environment.
    • Leads and motivates the medical providers under his/her supervision; uses effective medical and people performancemanagement processes.
    • Supports, leads and models the vision, mission and values of CUC.
    • Serves as the champion for Value Based Care initiatives and other initiatives that may impact the operations of CUC and/or thequality of patient care.
    • Performs objective annual evaluations of all direct reports with the input from the Practice Leader.


    MINIMUM EDUCATION: M.D. or D.O. from an accredited educational institution
    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 years of patient care experience
    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 5 years of patient care experience with 2 years in leadership/mentorship
    REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: Holds and maintains certification by one of the following:
    1. Unrestricted License to practice medicine in the state of Texas
    2. Board Certification or passage of Board Certification examination within two years of employment
    3. Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration for the purpose of writing prescriptions.

    REQUIRED COURSES/COMPLETIONS (e.g., CPR): Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card. Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers.


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