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Medical Director, BYC

Company: Howard Brown Health
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:
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 young adults.
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 provider.
  • 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 guiding frameworks.
  • Serves as an active member of the multi-disciplinary BYC management team and collaborates with BYC program managers to meet department objectives.
  • 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 opportunities.
  • 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 providers.
  • Teaching and developing educational CME programming as needed.


  • Optimizing productivity of medical providers serving street-based youth.
  • 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 development.
  • 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 leadership.


  • 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 schedule.
  • Measures and monitors quality of patient care services in primary care services at the BYC, primarily the care offered by medical providers.
  • Meets with practice manager and BYC Director at least once monthly to discuss operations and attends clinical team site meetings.
  • 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 initiatives.
  • 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.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    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 essential functions.
    ---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 hear.
    ---The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    POSITION SUMMARY:The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health is a haven for LGBTQ youth and young people expe...

Keywords: Howard Brown Health, Chicago , Medical Director, BYC, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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