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Preventive Medicine - Physician

Company: Howard Brown Health
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

* Mission: Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.

* Vision: Howard Brown Health envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all. - -

* Community-based health clinics in some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods

* The largest LGBTQ health provider in the Midwest

* Latinx inclusive community based on respect, equal opportunity, and appreciation of diversity to provide the culturally competent support and services within Howard Brown Health.


What is in it for you:

* A commitment to work-life balance with:

* 3-weeks paid vacation and 1-week of personal time

* 12 accrued sick days per year

* - 9 paid holidays, including Juneteenth

* PTO Exchange allows employees to turn unused PTO into liquid assets

* Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance with two PPO plans and an HMO plan.

* BCBS HMO, PPO, and PPO Select Plans

* HMO premium = $ 34.40 /month

* BCBS Dental premium = $ 13.00/month

* EyeMed Vision premium = $ 6.52/month

* 401k program with up to 5% employer match after 90 days = $1,700+

* Employer-paid basic life insurance valued at one times the annual salary

* Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Short-term and Long-term disability

* Up to $720 pre-tax commuter and parking benefit account

* Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care

* Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs; NHSC & PSLF

* Employee Assistance Program with 5 employer-paid counseling sessions

* 50% off at Brown Elephant Resale Shops and discounts at local businesses


What you can expect:

The Medical Director of Preventive Medicine provides clinical administrative leadership regarding preventive health. - The Medical Director of Preventive Medicine is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to address preventive health quality of care provided to participants in Primary Care at Howard Brown Health. The Medical Director of Preventive Medicine will promote the current policy and procedures for Howard Brown Health Center in alignment with the clinical management team. The Medical Director of Preventive Medicine is a partner to other departments and works in collaboration with operational initiatives.

The Medical Director of Preventive Medicine is a licensed clinical professional and can be from the following training backgrounds- nurse practitioner, physician assistant or physician.


How you will make an impact:


As a clinical administrative leader:

* Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.

* Design, implement, or evaluate health service delivery systems to improve the health of targeted populations.

* Coordinate integration of physicians, nurses, statisticians, or other professional staff members.

* Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.

* Design or use surveillance tools, such as screening, lab reports, and vital records, to identify health risks.

* Develop health assessment methods or programs.

* Train medical staff regarding preventive medicine issues.

* Evaluate the effectiveness of risk reduction measures or other interventions.

* Integrate resources offered by internal and external agencies, or other organizations to improve community health.

* Work with QI to prepare preventive health reports including problem descriptions, analyses, alternative solutions, and recommendations.

* Develop or implement interventions to address behavioral causes of diseases.

* Design and/or manage health prevention programs

* Work with communications to deliver health and wellness information internally to organization and to the public.

* Document or review comprehensive patients' histories with an emphasis on occupation or environmental risks.

* Build strategies for patient health information gathering and chart updates

* Teaches and develops educational CME programming as needed

* Collaborates with the Integrated Health Care team in program planning, monitoring and evaluation of preventive health services including collaboration with Patient Centered Medical Home and Meaningful Use at the clinical site and clinical quality initiatives.

* Provides direct care for patients at the sites according to percentage of allocated effort: - 1.0 FTE will include 16 hours per week for Medical Director of Preventive Medicine, 24 hours per week of face to face clinical time.

* Evening, weekend hours are required.

* Medical Director of Preventive Medicines are required to enter the telephonic call schedule rotation.

* Attends and participates in the Medical Leadership weekly meeting, clinical quality meetings as required and other leadership meetings as required.




As Clinician:

* Facilitates entry of the patient into the health care system, either at the HBHC main clinic site, homes or community shelters or the hospitals where the Medical Director has admitting privileges by assessing the primary health care needs, including eliciting comprehensive health histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and/or performing pertinent diagnostic tests, analyzing collected data to determine client health status and formulating a problem list (diagnosis.)

* Provides coordinated, continuous and culturally competent primary health care to clients that span the health continuum through mutual goal setting and planning delivery of care.

* Prescribes a variety of treatment modalities to meet health and illness needs.

* Meets provider productivity standard including but not limited to number of visits per week

* Collaborates with advanced practice nurses and community health nurses to assure that health teaching and counseling is provided.

* Will follow role assignments that are in alignment with the Patient Centered Medical Home Standards, and participate in all Patient Centered Medical Home efforts.

* Meets productivity standards including but not limited to number of visits per week

* Manages and evaluates the plan of care, process and outcome and then modifies the plan as needed. -

* Adheres to collaborative practice principles of respect and joint decision making when: Providing clinical supervision of the medical care delivered by the advanced practice nurses.

* Consulting with health team members about managing the client treatment plan.

* Following clinical practice standards (protocols) related to each health care providers role and responsibilities.

* Assures access and continuity of care by providing call for after-hours coverage. - Assures continuity by obtaining hospital privileges at designated hospitals and by making home visits when appropriate.

* Collaborates with other multidisciplinary professionals and community agencies to provide high quality care.

* Seeks opportunities for community and professional outreach to maintain and increase patient referral base. - Outreach activities can include, but are not limited to:

* Providing training and presentations on health care issues to multi-disciplinary professionals and community agencies.

* Attend community health fairs.

* Disseminate information about health center and services provided to other agencies or health care professionals.

* Coordinates services in conjunction with other team members to meet patient's primary health care needs and to ensure the continuity of care.

* Participates in quality improvement activities through protocol development and collaborative peer review by: Developing medical and joint practice protocols and identifying appropriate evaluative criteria for utilization review activities.

* Evaluating care based on clinical standards through the quality improvement process. - Implements recommended changes and/or improvements to guarantee quality care based on the evaluative process.

* Assumes the responsibility for professional development and contributes to the professional growth of others by:

* Developing in-depth knowledge of daily program operations, policies and procedures.

* Acting as a preceptor in the orientation of new health care personnel, interns, residents and volunteers.

* Serving as a consultant in specialized populations to other health care providers and community agencies.

* Incorporates and disseminates research findings as a basis for practice and to improve health care outcomes.

* Identifies clinical questions to be researched.

* Assumes the responsibility for maintaining competence in clinical practice by:

* Engaging in mentor relationships with experienced mid-level providers and physicians to gain clinical expertise.

* Developing and maintaining a patient panel as clinical competence is achieved to enhance continuity of care and meet Organization productivity standards. -

* Participating in appropriate educational activities in order to maintain Board certification and continue professional growth.

* Provides cost effective Organization productivity requirements by practicing collaboratively with the advanced practice nurses and the community health nurses to prevent the duplication of services.

* Practices within the legal and ethical guidelines established by the Medical Practice Act, the Physicians Code of Ethics and the Specialty Standards of Practice.

* Documents comprehensive, accurate and continual data on clients' records and program reports according to Organization standards.

* Prepares the appropriate program reports to fulfill finding requirements as assigned.

* Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Family Physicians, private funding sources, Organization plans/policies and Unit guidelines. -

* Participates in periodic evaluative reviews and/or in-house and external staff training to ensure that he/she understands and continues to adhere to such standards. - Initiates requests for assistance or guidance from Manager to address new issues or complex concepts affecting adherence to professional standards.

* Performs other duties as necessary.



* The Medical Director of Preventive Medicine supervises medical providers and other staff as assigned for their clinical location.



- To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

* Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

* Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

* Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

* Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

* Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

* Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.



Education and/or Experience in one of the following:

* Graduation from a college or university accredited for Advance Practice Nursing.

* Graduation from a Physician Assistant Program -

* Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Medical Association with a Doctor of Medicine degree or accredited by the American Osteopathic Association with a doctor of Osteopathy degree. If medical education occurred at a foreign medical school, the applicant must possess a current Educational Council Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certificate. Successful completion of an approved program of residency training in family practice.

* Board certification in Family Practice or Internal Medicine preferred.

Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, patients and the general public.

Experience with diverse patient populations and experience in community health settings



Knowledge of the principles and practice of preventative medicine, state and federal laws pertaining to medicine and community health centers, and the structure and function of community health centers.

* Language Skills-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. - Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. - Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. - Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Skills in communicating effectively with patients and their families.

* Mathematical Skills-Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. - Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

* Reasoning Ability- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Active Illinois Physician licensure, plus current DEA registration, Board certification in a specialty area (must be completed within two years of employment), 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 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.

---The employee must be able to work on site at any Howard Brown location.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Howard Brown Health, Chicago , Preventive Medicine - Physician, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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