Medical Director, BYC
Company: Howard Brown Health
Posted on: January 15, 2021
The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health is a haven
for LGBTQ youth and young people experiencing homelessness or
housing instability, serving more than 1,500 teens and young adults
annually with refuge and community as well as integrated medical,
social and mental health care services. BYC is seeking a Medical
Director to assume leadership of the medical services provided at
the site to young people ages 12-24. In this position, the Medical
Director will provide comprehensive primary, sexual and
reproductive health care to patients; provide clinical
administrative leadership; and serve as part of the BYC's
management team. The Medical Director is responsible for the
quality of care provided to participants at the BYC and for the
clinical productivity of the medical provider clinical site staff.
The Medical Director will promote the current policy and procedures
for Howard Brown Health Center and uphold the frameworks of the
BYC. The Medical Director is expected to work onsite at the BYC
when the site is open. The Medical Director is a partner to the
site practice manager and works in collaboration with operational
initiatives. This role requires a dynamic integration of clinical
best practices and deep collaboration with other youth service
providers and community based interventions to achieve the goal of
improving LGBTQ/street-based youth access to affirming and
culturally competent health services.
We are seeking a Medical Director who has completed an MD/DO degree
and is Board-certified in family medicine or internal
medicine/pediatrics with expertise in caring for adolescents and
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As clinical administrative leader:
- Demonstrates a profound passion, understanding, and knowledge
related to working with LGBTQ, street based, and systems-involved
youth. Provides leadership in developing and implementing
comprehensive and respectful medical services for adolescents and
young adults. Demonstrates the ability to speak to and affect a
wide variety of audiences related to the health and wellness of the
target populations; demonstrates the ability to connect with and
provide a variety of comprehensive medical and social services and
interventions to the target populations.
- Integrates BYC's guiding frameworks of anti-oppression, harm
reduction, sex/body positivity, trauma-informed care,
anti-adultism, and restorative/transformative justice into the
daily practice in the role as a leader, co-worker, and service
- Orchestrates the provision of high quality comprehensive
primary care services to LGBTQ, street based, and systems-involved
young people in a community based setting in alignment with BYC's
- Serves as an active member of the multi-disciplinary BYC
management team and collaborates with BYC program managers to meet
- Develops and assists with implementation of comprehensive youth
care plans and transformative justice initiatives in integrated
team meetings with behavioral health, education, housing, and
social service providers.
- Assesses and improves staff proficiency for responding to youth
primary care needs through the development and coordination of
ongoing training and professional development
- Participates in setting strategy on services that are needed
for LGBTQ, street-based, system-involved patients and discusses
with management any factors that impact access to care.
- Participates in media relations for the site in partnership
with the agency's development and communication team.
- Provides clinical and administrative managerial support to BYC
medical providers (may include advanced practice nurses, physician
assistants, and/or physicians), including:
- Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring medical providers for the
site with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
- Providing supportive and clinical supervision to medical
providers at the BYC site, including:
- Meeting regularly with medical providers to review care
standards and performance.
- Participating in efforts for provider retention, engagement,
and improved satisfaction.
- Communicating policy and procedure expectations to medical
- Teaching and developing educational CME programming as
- Optimizing productivity of medical providers serving
- Publishing monthly schedules for medical providers at BYC site,
and consulting with practice manager to develop time-off
arrangements that ensure provision of clinical services.
- Acting as a conduit for patient and staff feedback to medical
providers as a part of constructive professional
- Acting as a conduit for feedback from medical providers to
practice operations leadership regarding operational requests,
patterns or challenges.
- Serving as liaison for medical providers to BYC and agency
- Supports the integration and successful cooperation of medical
care into both social and mental health care services for youth at
the BYC. As part of this effort, participates in weekly BYC
multidisciplinary behavioral health case consult meetings.
- Provides clinical supervision to the community health nurses at
the BYC at least once a month.
- Provides direct care for patients at the site according to
percentage of allocated effort: 1.0 FTE will include 4 hours per
week for clinical leadership, 28 hours per week of face to face
clinical time, and 8 hours per week of clinical admin time. Evening
and weekend hours are required.
- Rotates within the agency's telephonic after-hours medical call
- Measures and monitors quality of patient care services in
primary care services at the BYC, primarily the care offered by
- Meets with practice manager and BYC Director at least once
monthly to discuss operations and attends clinical team site
- Collaborates with the Integrated Health Care team in program
planning, monitoring and evaluation of primary health care services
including implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home and
Meaningful Use at the clinical site and clinical quality
- Attends and participate in the agency's medical leadership
weekly meetings, clinical quality meetings, and other leadership
meetings as required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:
Active Illinois physician license, current DEA registration, Board
certification in a specialty area, documentation of a medical
degree from an accredited school of medicine, documentation of
residency completion in a specialty area from an accredited
residency program, and Physician National Data Bank verification of
legal claims history.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
---While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to stand; walk; sit.
---The employee must use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
---The employee must reach with hands and arms and talk or
---The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25
POSITION SUMMARY:The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown
Health is a haven for LGBTQ youth and young people expe...
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