The Medical Director, Senior Care Options and Clinical Group provides programmatic development and clinical oversight and to CCA’s members with complex physical, behavioral health and social needs, particularly focused on the geriatric population.
This position is responsible for working with senior leadership to develop, execute, and oversee a comprehensive geriatric program, for CCA’s Senior Care Options program, with focus on engagement with network primary care providers and CCA clinicians to ensure the successful achievement of key programmatic and quality objectives. As a clinical medical director, this position will be responsible for partnering with the Clinical Director to lead the development of clinical practice guidelines, ensure appropriate clinical supervision of advanced practice clinicians, spearhead clinical quality and performance improvement initiatives, clinical risk management, achieve practice-level and individual patient quality outcomes, and support clinical best practice adoption with specific focus on providing appropriate care to geriatric patients and furthering the integration of behavioral health and primary care services.
The direct patient care component to this role involves providing clinical supervision to home-visiting nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses managing members with complex physical, cognitive and behavioral health needs, as part of an interdisciplinary team. This includes performing joint home visits with CCA clinicians, engaging with primary care and specialist physicians in care plan development, regular consultation and case review. Additionally, the Medical Director will participate in out-of-hours on-call duties as well as being available to telephonically to triage calls and discuss cases with other clinicians on the care team.
Medical Supervisory and Clinical Leadership responsibilities include:
- Develop, execute, and maintain in conjunction with senior leadership and geriatric clinical director a comprehensive, evidence-based, sustainable program serving CCA’s SCO Population. Ensure that this program meets patient needs, adheres to CCA model, and works with other CCA programs, including but not limited to complex care hospitalist service, mobile integrated health, and palliative care.
- Interface with community-based PCPs, specialists, and hospitals to promote an understanding of
- CCA’s unique model, facilitate collaboration and shared decision-making
- Monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement activities
- Development and evaluation of educational content in the geriatric realm
- Clinical oversight and supervision for advance practice clinicians delivering augmented primary care and care management to CCA members
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Documents all work in a timely manner and provides the necessary documentation required for data collection and billing purposes.
- Attends clinical team meetings and leads retrospective case review meetings
- Conducts educational and training activities that promote appropriate and effective patient care
- Participates in orienting and training new employees as required.
- Participates in quality assessment and quality improvement within CCA
- Communicates with primary care teams and coordinates post-acute follow up as needed
- Participates in annual clinical team retreats and social / teambuilding events
- Maintains required professional credentialing and appropriate CME standards
- Attends external meetings and activities as a representative of the organization as requested
- Responsible for strategic clinical relationships with physicians
- Oversees the development of the clinical content in marketing materials
- Writes research publications to support clinical service offerings
- Medical Degree or Doctoral Degree, required
- Active Massachusetts license, required
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Practice or Internal Medicine with specialty in geriatrics, required
- Minimum of 5 years of work experience with the geriatric population, required. More than 5 is preferred
- Interest and experience in serving underserved and disability populations is essential
- Experience with quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, health systems strengthening, innovation and training is preferred, along with health plan experience.
- Additional post-fellowship work experience as a geriatrician in low-resource/community health center, PACE or SCO program is desired
- Demonstrated commitment to and interest in palliative care principles
- Proven skills, knowledge base and judgment necessary for independent clinical decision-making
- Commitment to social justice in medicine and an understanding of healthcare reform
- A wide degree of independence, creativity and latitude is required