Medical Director

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe   Albany, NY   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 20, 2022

Job Code: 29-1215 Status: Full-time Permanent

Exempt: Yes Location: Health Services

Department: Medical Clinic Reports To: Health Director

SUMMARY: The Medical Director is responsible for monitoring and improving the level of care provided and help reduce operating costs of the healthcare facility over time. Medical Director is also responsible for participant care, clinical outcomes, and the implementation and oversight of the quality assessment and performance improvement program. Additionally, will work closely with the management team to implement strategies that enhance patient care and improve the health center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Advise, administer, supervise and perform work in the functional fields of medicine (clinical, preventative, training, administration, etc.) and in the specialty fields of medicine (general practice, internal medicine surgery) as applicable
  • Provide written protocols for which the mid-level practitioners, along with the nursing staff are to follow as standard procedure.
  • Assists in clinic coordination and in the coordination of the entire medical operations of the Health Program.
  • Participates in the Case Management System and plays an instrumental role in the Health Care team
  • Participates in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Determine the need for off-site care and authorizes appropriate referrals.
  • Actively involved in recruitment and evaluation of Medical Staff.
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
  • Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • New York State License for General Practitioner
  • Board certification in family medicine
  • Experience in clinical medicine
  • Experience in family care setting
QUALITIES:
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Compassion – Physicians deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.
  • Physicians must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.
  • Organizational skill – strong organization skill including good recordkeeping are critical in medical settings.
  • Patients – Physicians may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Children and adult patients who fear medical treatment may require more patience.
  • Problem-Solving Skills - Physicians need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They often need to do this quickly in order to save a patient’s life.
  • Other duties as necessary

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to mandy.chase@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.

EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.