Provides executive oversight for all medical staff functions, policies and standards, as well as development and implementation of systems and processes to improve quality of care, patient safety, peer review and credentialing. Serves as the prime champion of clinical quality, risk, compliance, and patient safety initiatives; ensuring alignment & coordination of medical services across all Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) operated medical clinics across the interior of Alaska, and with other healthcare partners, creating a seamless continuum of care system for patients, in accordance to the TCC mission, vision and guiding principles.
Adhere to the TCC Ch'eghwtsen' model of service and guiding principle which requires providing timely and effective service along with the ability to interact with others in a way that inspires trust and demonstrates respect, compassion and empathy.
Representative Duties: Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of Health Services, job incumbent:
- Serves as clinical expert for TCC medical services, providing guidance and leadership for all clinical services, ensuring continuous clinical performance improvement, and patient safety, implementation of best practices and alignment of services.
- Provides continuous leadership and oversight in growing and enhancing a model of integrated healthcare throughout Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC), Subregional clinics and village clinics; ensuring CAIHC provides support and clinical resources to the greater TCC Health Services Region.
- Serves as clinical spokesperson for Tanana Chief's Conference for clinical integration efforts with clinical partners such as Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), Fairbanks Native Association, Fairbanks Foundation Health Partners, including the development of policies and standards.
- Provides leadership to develop and maintain a strong culture of quality assurance, quality improvement, trust, and safety. Collaborates with TCC Senior and Executive Leadership to develop effective training in quality tools and methods across all clinical staff at TCC, as guided through Baldrige principles.
- Reports to the TCC Health Director and acts as advisor to the TCC Executive Management Team on medical issues and questions of policy and public relations, best practices and strategies for growth as they relate to medical and clinical service.
- Ensures providers' adherence to established compliance and integrity policies and practices, applicable ethical standards, laws, regulations, rules, code of conduct, procedures and professional practice standards. Collaborates with all appropriate internal and external stakeholders to achieve the desired outcomes that meet the applicable accreditation standards, regulation and state and federal laws.
- Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to assigned staff. Develops goals and priorities in conjunction with employees, and assigns tasks and projects. Develops staff skills and training plans. Counsels, trains, and coaches subordinate staff. Implements corrective actions and conducts performance evaluations.
- Provides clinical oversight for the TCC Medical Staff Office. Responsible for developing and recommending policies and procedures for the Medical Staff committees.
- Collaborates with the Medical Staff leadership as needed concerning issues with appointment, reappointment and processes pertaining to credentialing and privileging and medical staff committees.
- Participates in furthering the TCC mission, vision and values through achieving strategic and operational priorities as a member of the Health Executive Management Team, Senior Leadership Team, support of the TCC Health and Executive Boards, and various Medical Staff Committees. Assists with the development of the strategic plans and directions of the organization while representing the medical staffs' points of view.
- Clinical Service Leads and Clinical Performance analyst will report to the CMO for clinical oversight of quality, to improve clinical outcomes and foster positive relationships with the medical staff.
- Creates positive relationships with clinical leadership in all disciplines and all clinical partners such as ANMC and Foundation Health Partners, working in positive ways across all such boundaries in an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to clinical care and quality.
- Establishes and maintains a culture of collaboration and integration that enhances the provision of excellent patient care and improved satisfaction, while providing a safe environment and assuring the delivery of culturally appropriate services.
- Ensures that a full array of continuing medical education programs and specific leadership development programs are available to medical staff. Teaches, mentors, and encourages other physicians and medical directors to develop their physician leadership in support of positive relationships between administration, TCC staff, clinical partners such as ANMC, and medical staff, while fostering a shared vision.
- Directs the medical student and resident teaching programs for TCC in cooperation with the Medical services section leads for the various specialty clinics at TCC.
- Maintains an understanding of clinical methodologies and standards in other large healthcare delivery organizations. Stays up to date with state-of-the-art practices outside TCC. Searches for and creates new and innovative approaches to enhancing performance. Studies trends in health informatics to develop applications that increase efficiency in improvements in quality of patient care.
- Participates in the development of an annual budget, operating plan, and priorities that support the strategic direction of TCC. Participates in the development of strategic initiatives that increase clinical services revenue. Actively participates in community events in the TCC service area.
- Effectively engage and establish strong working relationships with patients, tribes, employees, partnering health providers, state legislators, congressional members, TCC administration to help advance the TCC mission and vision.
- Oversees workforce development through recruitment, retention and employee satisfaction and by maximizing growth potential of employees and succession planning, in collaboration with Human resources; embraces diversity as a strategic advantage.
- Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
- Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Medical Doctor Degree required MBA, MHA, MPH, or similar advanced healthcare management degree, preferred.
- Valid and unrestricted Alaska Medical License. Completes necessary training and requirements to maintain a current valid medical license.
- Certification or eligibility for certification by one of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
- Ten (10) years including significant clinical experience with proven practice success.
- Five (5) years in a senior management position in a comparable size, multispecialty healthcare system. Experience in a Tribal Health Care setting preferred.
Physical demands: Travel to villages, statewide and national meetings. Extended hours may be required. Work is primarily in the medical clinic and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with occasional travel to village clinics. May be subject to harsh environmental conditions while traveling. Conditions include but are not limited to the following: travel by small, unpressurized aircraft, lack of running water, poor heat, and extreme weather conditions. Job incumbent must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds in support of patient equipment, and supplies. Position requires recurring bending, stooping, kneeling, stretching, and reaching.
Summation: Provides executive oversight for all medical staff functions, policies and standards, as well as development and implementation of systems and processes to improve quality of care, patient safety, peer review and credentialing