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Director, Women's Health

Req No.
2022-6379
Company
CommUnityCare Health Centers
Name
Kramer
Address
2115 Kramer Lane, Suite 100
City
Austin
Category
Professionals
State
TX
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift Days
M - F
Shift Hours
8 - 5

Overview

The Director of Women’s Health (DWH) is responsible for the medical leadership, clinical oversight, and patient care for Women’s Health services at CommUnityCare. DWH establishes clinical standards of care, infrastructure for performance improvement, and a framework to support optimal wellness of the primary care providers. Working closely with the CMO, DWH creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the WH department in pursuit of CommUnityCare’s strategic goals. This includes overseeing the integration of ambulatory services with hospital services, inclusive of effective and synergistic collaborations with key healthcare and community partners such as Dell Medical School, Ascencion Seton, and St. David’s Healthcare, participates in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows, and serves as the primary administrative liaison between the faculty of Department of Women’s Health at the Dell Medical School and CommUnityCare. In collaboration with data analytics, clinical, operations and nursing leadership, DWH develops and ensures continuous quality performance improvement practices through highly effective metrics and workflows, supported by education and accountability structures, to meet or exceed performance goals. Successful candidates should be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. The DWH reports to the Chief Medical Officer and the Chair of the Department of Women’s Health at the Dell Medical School.

 

Responsibilities

Primary Accountabilities:

 

Establish clinical standards of care for Women’s Health services, inclusive of care pathways, protocols, and evidence-based and best practices, to establish and maintain the highest standards of quality, performance, and cost-effectiveness.
• Establish, update, and meet or exceed key clinical, operational, and financial goals and objectives for the Women’s Health service line.
• Advise senior leadership related to strategic direction of Women’s Health services.
• Serve as the liaison between the faculty of the Department of Women’s Health at the Dell Medical School and CommUnityCare.
• Develop and institute performance improvement metrics and processes focused on a high performing, high quality service delivery model.
• Lead clinical and operational health equity and quality improvement initiatives for the service line in promotion of optimal outcomes, including but not limited to continuity of care and patient retention.
• Track and oversee quality team-based care delivery, inclusive of multi-disciplinary care coordination.
• Establish and promote gold-standard clinical workflows in pursuance of high performance and optimal outcomes.
• Ensure standardization of best practices throughout the Women’s Health services division, incorporating regulatory requirements at the local, state, and national level utilizing benchmarking data and analysis from applicable sources.
• Promote collaboration with appropriate community partners to augment CommUnityCare’s women’s health services and advance the organizational mission and vision.
• Partner with clinical services leadership to support a comprehensive, effective Provider Wellness Program.
• Develop and implement budgets, policies, and procedures that promote optimal service delivery.
• Supervise all women’s health providers, inclusive of effective performance evaluations and promotion of professional development.
• Participate in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows.
• In collaboration with clinical operations and nursing, promote excellence in medical education among all learners.
• Collaborate with operations and finance leadership to ensure resourcefulness of the department, inclusive of access and quality measures.
• Exemplify service delivery excellence
• Collaborate with broader leadership to advance service excellence and optimize patient experience.
• Oversee supervisory structure for departmental advanced practice providers, inclusive of supervision delegation.
• In collaboration with Human Resources and Operations, recruit, hire, and train appropriate women’s health provider staff to achieve retention goals.
• Serve as active participant of clinical leadership committees and meetings as delegated by the CMO.

• Maintains ethical and professional standards as defined by the organization.
• Assess and triages patients to ensure timely and appropriate health care.
• Elicits appropriate histories from patients.
• 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 and refer patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment as clinically indicated.
• Prescribe medications and therapies for treatment, preventive care, and contraception.
• Perform procedures such as colposcopy, biopsy (including endometrial biopsy), birth control implant and IUD insertion and removal.
• Educate patients and their families regarding health and health care (including family planning), procedures performed, plan of 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 document in a timely fashion (according to CommUnityCare standards) in the electronic medical record.
• Collaborate with and support advance practice providers and other Women’s Health physicians to provide excellent health care.
• 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 16 hours of administrative time per week.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

M.D. or D.O. from an accredited educational institution.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

2 years of clinical experience


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

5 years of clinical experience with 2 years in leadership/mentorship. Spanish language proficiency or fluency strongly preferred.


REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE:
1. Unrestricted License to practice medicine in the state of Texas.
2. Board Certification in OB/GYN or Family Medicine (with Women’s Health Fellowship) or passage of Board Certification examination within two (2) years of employment.
3. Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration for the purpose of writing prescriptions.

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