Village Medical Clinical Supervisor

Village Medical Clinical Supervisor

Kodiak Area Native Association
Published
September 1, 2022
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Description

Provide clinical oversight, direction, and supervision to medical providers (CHAPs, PAs, FNPs) working in the village communities on Kodiak Island in urgent, emergent, preventive, and primary care. Supervise the medical quality of care in the village settings including after hours call. Provide primary, urgent, and emergent health services in KANA clinics in Kodiak and village communities. Provide healthcare to persons across the age spectrum including infants, children, adolescents, adults, pregnant persons, and geriatric patients consistent with the highest recognized standards of clinical medicine and prioritizing patient autonomy and self determination. Works well with others with exceptional communication skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by this position. Other duties as assigned.
  • Support the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embrace KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporate KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.
  • Uphold KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.
  • 50% clinical / 50% administrative position. Provider may determine if a 4-10 or 5-8 hour base schedule best fits their needs, although flexibility and availability will be expected.
  • Expected to travel to each of the villages KANA provides direct medical services to a minimum of 5-10 days to each village annually. This may include overnight stays.

Administrative duties:

  • In close concert with the Medical Director and Village Administrator, provide medical supervision for the village medical services. This includes medical oversight of village providers and village clinic coverage personnel. Includes village care quality improvement, customer service, quality of medical care, village provider training, and provision of high quality preventive, primary care, urgent, and emergent medical services in the village setting.
  • Will work closely with Village Administration in the support and development of after hours-call system and schedule including the development of Village Response Teams and strengthening telemedicine in the villages.
  • Establishes & helps to coordinate clinical training for KANA village staff including Community Health Aides, village EMTs/RNs/MAs, and village clinicians as needed.
  • Serve as clinical point of contact for Community Health Aide instruction and ensure compliance with protocols, policies, and procedures related to CHA/P scope of clinical practice.
  • Ensures the medical quality of care provided by the persons staffing the KANA clinics. Works closely with Village Administration and the Medical Director to creatively provide high-quality medical coverage. This may include working with a team of MDs, FNPs, EMTs, CHA/Ps, MAs, RNs, and/or other persons as determined to provide comprehensive call coverage for medical services. Will include both direct patient care and telemedicine.
  • Work closely with Village Administration team to provide recommendations for clinical and telemedicine coverage in the villages.
  • Responsible for village clincal processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist with development and implementation of KANA’s quality improvement activities with respect to village clinical services.
  • Work closely with the medical director and QI team to align and promote population – based preventive care in the villages. Coordinate the use of the clinical teams and promote integration of village providers into their clinical care teams. Coordinate a high quality peer review process for all village providers. Respond to medical incident reports in the village clinics ensuring documentation of reportable incidents. Review results of peer reviews and incident reports and respond as appropriate to ensure highest quality of care, in direct communication and coordination with the Medical Director and Village Administrator.
  • Assist with and provide guidance on clinical matters regarding the scope of services, facilities, supplies, and staffing within the village clinics.  

Clinical Duties:

  • Provide direct care to patients throughout the age spectrum to patients in Kodiak’s remote villages and in the city of Kodiak. Will not carry a primary care panel.
  • All medical services will be provided with close attention to supporting the team-based, patient-centered medical home model of primary care services. Care provided will include urgent care, primary and preventative medicine, obstetrics with physician consult, urgent and chornic care. In village communities, will provide call coverage for emergency medical condition stabilization and transport.
  • Will be flexible with schedule, and may occasionally cover village clinics overnight.
  • Perform routine general medical and specialized duties that fall within a FNP or PA’s technical and educational expertise in Kodiak clinics, village community clinics and home visits as necessary.
  • Travel by small aircraft to remote village communities to provide clinical and supervision to village providers and to provide healthcare to village populations.
  • Consult a physician when any unfamiliar, uncommon, or unstable conditions arise.
  • Remain current in improvements in the field of medicine and strive to incorporate those improvements into the program when appropriate, maintaining licensure and other credentials as required.
  • Participate as an integral member of the health division in the provision of medical services by collaborating with other health professionals to provide the KANA patient complete and comprehensive care.
  • Follow established protocols for patient referrals within and outside the Alaska Tribal Health system.
  • Actively participate and embrace KANA’s quality improvement activities.
  • Monitor and share necessary information to facilitate risk prevention activities with management. Participate in peer review sessions with other providers.
  • Continually strive to improve the patient experience and quality of care by focusing on key leverage points of access, continuity, team based care, clinical information systems, patient self-management, and community engagement.
  • Represent KANA in a positive and respectful manner assisting in the promotion and maintenance of good public relations among staff, community groups, and professional organizations.
  • Use verbal and written communication skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, colleagues, subordinates, management, and other KANA staff.  
  • Practice meaningful customer service addressing patient and staff needs courteously and promptly. Promote and maintain professional staff relationships.
  • Correctly document entries and maintain patient charts as outlined in the KANA Medical Clinic policies and procedures;
  • Accurately and promptly provide coding, billing or other financial information to KANA billing and Finance Officers and follow up insurance pre-authorizations as required or when requested.
  • Follow established protocols for patient referrals within and outside the Alaska Tribal Health system.
  • Work with Purchased and Referred Care Services to prioritize medical needs of patients; work within the PRC budget to ensure financial stability.
  • Coordinate and participate in community outreach programs, serve on KANA committees, and prepare reports or other documentation as directed, assigned, or required.
  • Attend all OSHA, HIPAA, and other regulatory compliance training as directed or required.
Supervisory Responsibilities 
Supervises the clinical care of the Community Health Aides and village providers (PA/FNPs). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Participate in the interviewing, hiring, and training of village providers; planning, assigning, and directing clinical work; appraising performance; addressing clinical complaints and resolving problems.
Minimum Qualifications
Current Certification by the National Commission of Physician’s Assistants or Current Certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurse Credentialing Center, (NP). Current Alaska license. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required. ACLS and/or CALS encouraged. Experience serving as a solo provider in a remote community preferred, experience training and/or providing clinical supervision to clinical staff. Working knowledge and experience with electronic health records systems. Must successfully pass the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention (ICPA) background check.

Physician Associates must have collaborating agreement with current member of KANA medical staff. Physician Associates have regular contact with their supervising physician as specified in their collaborative plan. Either the supervising or designated physician must be available in person or by phone at all times of patient care. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Must have the computer skills needed to access and document in computerized medical records.

Application Instructions

Please apply via our website at http://kodiakhealthcare.org/careers in order to be considered.

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