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Medical Director-PACE

University of Virginia Physicians Group - Dulles, Virginia  
JOB SUMMARY The PACE Medical Director is responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and the implementation, as well as oversight of the quality assessment and performance improvement program (QAPI).
The Medical Director serves as the lead in the design of the medical components for Blue Ridge PACE and as a liaison to the medical community on behalf of Blue Ridge PACE. As a physician member of the Blue Ridge PACE team, the Medical Director must meet all federal and state licensing laws, certification and regulations necessary.
The Medical Director serves as the consultant and resource to the Primary Care Physician, on-call physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. Medical Director promotes that all employees responsible for participant care must be competent in the assessment, treatment and age-related care of geriatric patients. Consequently, employees must be competent in the interpretation of a participant?s self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional/psychological and chronological maturation process. The treatment of participants should be individualized and reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each participant. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES The Medical Director is responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and the implementation, as well as oversight, of the quality assessment and performance improvement program. Administers the Medical Director?s role in a manner consistent with Blue Ridge PACE?s core values and mission. Ensures compliance with PACE provider regulations as they pertain to medical/clinical components of care. Evaluates and implements clinical practice guidelines based on current literature and shared state-of-the art clinical information with the Blue Ridge PACE program interdisciplinary team. Provides internal consultation to the Primary Care Physician, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistant, through case review and analysis of aggregate data. Liaisons with physician groups, specialists and hospitals to represent Blue Ridge PACE thereby strengthening positive provider relationships and enhancing referrals.
Serves as a physician liaison to state and federal agencies, as requested. Provides leadership in quality improvement program through participation on the Quality Committee; designing and conducting quality projects and keeping abreast of federal Outcomes-Based Quality Improvement initiatives. Interfaces with contracted medical providers when quality concerns arise. Provides input into cost-effective clinical practices. Consults on the development of policies and procedures. Promotes the mission and goals of Blue Ridge PACE in the neighborhood, in the community, to referral and regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders. Coordinates the performance appraisal of the primary care physician. Sustains an organizational commitment to diversity of staff and nurturing the skills needed to serve a diverse population Provides in-service education to Blue Ridge PACE staff as requested Monitors Unusual Occurrence reports to ensure the continued health/safety of participants. Key Working Relationships The primary contacts for the Medical Director are the Executive Director, Senior Director of Quality, Compliance and Education, Primary Care Physician, Advanced Practice Providers, Clinic Managers and Clinical Care Coordinators and other members of the Blue Ridge PACE Leadership team. External contacts include extensive interaction with representatives of the medical community, long term care providers and assisted living providers. In addition, the Medical Director may interface with the community, state and Federal social service, regulatory and other agencies, especially during on-site surveys. QUALIFICATIONS Education MD degree and licensure to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Virginia Board certified in internal medicine or family practice Certificate of added qualification in geriatrics and/or experience in the care of the chronically ill Experience Minimum of five years in medical practice for the chronic care population Demonstrates skills in medical administration and/or previous experience as a Medical Director Experience working with an interdisciplinary team and performing comprehensive geriatric assessments preferred A record of forming and implementing a vision for an organization. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Current knowledge of chronic care/geriatric issues and best practices Skill to build strong working relationships with physicians and other health care providers Good judgment, problem-solving and cognitive skills Ability to process information accurately and in a timely manner Ability to coordinate and facilitate teamwork and interdisciplinary groups Good public communication skills Demonstrated leadership abilities Enthusiasm for geriatric medicine and issues in taking care of the chronically ill. Standards of Performance Actively supports and incorporates mission in to daily activities Maintains confidentiality of all information related to participants, medical staff and employees and, as appropriate, other information Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with fellow employees, supervisors and other department employees, so that productivity and positive employee relations are maximized Consistently demonstrates and incorporates principles of safety and infection control into daily activities Adheres to the policies and procedures of Blue Ridge PACE JOB RELATIONSHIPS Medically Supervises:
Clinical care team Reports to:
PACE Executive Director

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