Twelve Clans Unity Hospital - Clinical Director

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Posted: April 21, 2020

Clinical Director
Salary/Wage: Negotiable
Closes: Open Until Filled
Status: Regular, Full-Time (Exempt)
Location: 12 Clans Unity Hospital, Winnebago Comprehensive Health Care System, Winnebago, NE

Job Purpose & Position Overview
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska operates the Twelve Clans Unity Hospital through the Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System under the auspices of P.L. 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act. The Clinical Director provides clinical oversight and direction to all aspects of the provision of medical care within the hospital. The incumbent will provide direct supervision to the Medical Staff (Outpatient, Inpatient and Emergency Department), Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory, Radiology, and Dietary.

Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:
• Provides oversight to the Medical Executive Committee and ensures that the Medical Staff meets on regular basis and in accordance with established medical staff bylaws.
• Participates as member of the Hospital Executive Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Quality Management Committee and any other committee as designated by the Chief Operating Officer.
• Ensures the provision of quality health care services in accordance with all CMS and Joint Commission standards throughout the hospital departments directly under the Clinical Director’s scope of responsibilities and duties.
• Provides oversight and direction to the Medical Staff Credentialing process in compliance with the CMS conditions of participation and Joint Commission standards.
• Works closely with the Quality Management Director to ensure compliance with applicable standards of care for all patients utilizing the hospital.
• Ensure that the Peer Review process is in place and functioning within the established policy and procedures.
• Ensures that all policies and procedures are in place for the medical staff and all departments directly under the incumbent’s supervision.
• Ensures that all medical providers complete the proper documentation of the medical records in a timely manner and are following applicable policies and procedures.
• Participates in the review of the Purchase Referred Care (PRC) consultant referrals and ensures they are reviewed and approved or denied in a timely manner.
• Provides direct clinical services as Physician in the Outpatient Clinic on a regular basis.
• Participates in morning rounds and review of all Emergency Room transfers and admission to the hospital and referral hospitals.
• Reviews and analyzes utilization data of all clinical departments within the hospital and makes recommendation to management on methodologies to improve the provision of patient care services.
• Network with private sector medical centers, hospitals, universities to determine more effective methods of providing patient care services.
• Promotes the expansion of enhanced Specialty Care Services at the hospital that will most benefit the patient population and improve the health care status of the community.
• Ensure the provision of a comprehensive medical education program for the various health care disciplines throughout the hospital in conjunction with the Director of Nursing and department heads.
• Conducts annual performance evaluations of Department Heads directly supervised by the incumbent.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills:
• Must possess a valid unrestricted medical license in any U.S. state or Territory to practice as Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.).
• Must have completed an approved Medical Residency Program in either Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine and be either Board Certified or Board Eligible in any of the above Residency Programs.
• Must have a minimum of five years’ experience as a licensed Medical Provider with a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in a hospital environment.
• Must have a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license to prescribe.
• Experience working with American Indian health care systems and communities is preferred.
• Must have strong leadership and communication skills.
• Must have a commitment to the provision of quality patient care and patient first mentality.

Training Requirements:
• As required by supervisor.

Physical Requirements:
• Normal to light office work which includes the ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
• Regularly required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computer keyboard, phone, and various office equipment.

Cognitive Requirements:
• Reading, writing, calculating.
• Excellent social interaction skills.
• Reasoning/Analysis
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team.
• Works with minimal to no supervision.

Language Requirements:
• Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
• Must be able to continually and effectively employ professional verbal and written communications skills.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
• All applicants will comply with 45 CFR 1301, Subpart D, Section 1301.31, C and D, which require all prospective employees to sign a declaration prior to employment regarding all arrests and convictions of child abuse or violent felonies and to comply with PL 101-630 and PL 101-637 regarding criminal records check.

WCHS is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are free of discrimination. As provided by Federal Law, all qualified Native American applicants shall receive preference over Non-Native American applicants. In the absence of qualified Native American applicants, consideration will be given to all other applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

Please note the position description duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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