Medical Director - KU
Company: Watkins Health Services
Posted on: March 13, 2020
Work Schedule:?Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
As an integral member of the administrative team, the Medical
Director provides medical oversight, leadership, and supervision to
the medical staff and clinical consultation to ancillary
departments. The incumbent works collaboratively with other WHS
leadership to address health center-wide planning, administrative
functions, and clinical operations. The incumbent in this
professional medical position performs duties in accordance with
established standards and ethics of Medical practice, personal
clinical qualifications, and WHS policies and operational
The incumbent in this position will see, hear and possibly have
access to confidential information that must be handled in
accordance with all relevant state and federal laws and University
policies and procedures regarding its use and disclosure. This
position is also authorized to review, create and process patient
information and/or data in accordance with established procedures
in the performance of job duties.
WHS utilizes computer technology in all aspects of its operations,
including an electronic health record system. The incumbent must
become familiar with and be able to use the appropriate computer
hardware and software programs associated with this position.
The incumbent must become familiar with and adhere to the Watkins
Health Services Customer Experience Plan to ensure appropriate
interaction and positive outcomes with both internal and external
Watkins Health Services is a unit in Student Affairs.
85% Administrative Responsibilities
--- Serves as a member of the Leadership Team in planning,
developing, implementing, directing and evaluating the
comprehensive programs, services and activities for Watkins Health
Services. Shares administrative call when the Director is
--- Serves as an advocate/liaison on patient care issues including
but not limited to: the development of clinical policies,
procedures, practices, and programs; responding to patient
complaints regarding patient care; and serving as spokesperson (or
designee) to the community regarding medical or health issues or
emergency medical response.
--- In conjunction with other WHS leaders appoints medical staff
members to serve as Medical Advisors for the programs and services
offered by the health center and personally supervises the
anesthesia and surgical programs.
--- Provides supervisory functions including: completion of annual
medical staff evaluations, approves medical staff time and leave
reports; supervises medical staff scheduling process; observes and
assesses medical staff work habits; develops clinical protocols;
reviews charts; coordinates in-service education; meets with
medical staff members on a regular basis to help resolve work
related problems; and collaboratively works with the medical staff
to improve their processes and productivity.
--- Provides direct supervision to the Nursing Supervisor for all
nursing functions and coordinates interactions between providers
and nursing staff.
--- Conducts regular medical staff meetings in an orderly
--- Promotes and oversees the Medical staff Peer Review process,
following established Health Center Policies, procedures, and
protocols; maintains a significant role in all Quality Improvement
--- Serve on programs and committees, inside and outside the Health
Center, as appropriate and in the best interest of the Health
Center and the University community.
--- Coordinates AAAHC accreditation activities for all clinical
services for the health center.
--- Coordinates any KU Medical School collaborations, including
overseeing any medical school training programs at Watkins, and
serving in a faculty position with the Medical School.
15% Medical Responsibilities
--- Provides primary medical care for eligible patients as Medical
Director obligations and time permits.
--- Backs up and covers for absent staff physicians, as needed.
--- Prepares and maintains timely and complete electronic medical
--- Assists with medical record review and preparation of insurance
--- Obtains consultation and initiates referral to outside
facilities when requested by the patient and/or indicated by the
nature of course of the patient's illness.
--- Communicates with and educates patients about their medical
condition, follow-up care, and preventative measures.
--- Communicates with interested persons at the patient's request
and to the extent permissible by the rules of confidentiality.
--- Participates in accredited continuing education to acquire and
maintain the professional knowledge and skills needed to carry out
the responsibilities of the position.
1. M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical school and
completion of an accredited residency program.
2. Licensed to practice medicine in Kansas or eligible to be
3. Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration or eligible
4. Eligible to obtain Medical Liability Insurance.
5. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine,
Pediatrics, or Emergency Medicine.
6. Current CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified
or within 6 months of hire.
7. Minimum of 5 years medical practice experience.
1. Two years of managerial or administrative experience in a
2. Previous successful supervisory experience.
3. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication
4. Flexibility to meet demanding and spontaneous workload.
5. Experience with electronic medical record, quality improvement,
and accreditation standards and protocols.
6. Demonstrated customer experience skills.
7. Demonstrated organizational skills per previous positions and
ability to use relevant data to make informed decisions.
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins: Monday, February 10, 2020
Anticipated Start Date: Monday, April 6, 2020
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