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AssociateMedical Director - Ryan Health | Adair & Frederick Douglass

October 22, 2020

Position Overview:

Establish, implement, and maintain the highest standards of professional medical care for the patients, and provide the medical leadership in identifying and implementing ambulatory care services that meet the needs of the patient population and community. This position reports to the Chief Medical Director for clinical functions and Executive Director for administrative functions. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Health.

Essential Functions:

  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate the performance of medical personnel, including internists, family practitioners, medical subspecialists, and mid-level practitioners.
  • Provide oversight to Laboratory and Radiology services and monitor contracts for medical supplies, services, and equipment
  • Maintain a panel of patients as duties will allow
  • Participate in overall program planning, and coordinate with other clinical areas, such as Mental Health, Nutrition, and Dental, to insure the integration of all clinical services
  • Establish and coordinate services with other medical facilities, particularly local area hospitals, to ensure the continuity of care for the Center's patients
  • Establish and maintain medical protocols for all areas of medical practice and modify as necessary
  • Responsible for establishing, implementing, and participating in a Quality Improvement Committee and Quality Improvement activities
  • Institute procedures for ongoing chart review, medical care review, and professional standards and ethics
  • Monitor patient utilization and medical staff productivity to insure timely patient access to medical services, as well as cost-efficient services
  • Coordinate in-service training programs for clinical staff
  • ¬∑ Prepare and submit reports regarding Health Services as requested
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings, community meetings, staff meetings, and in-service meetings as assigned
  • Participate in the preparation of the clinical service budget and provide justification in support of all clinical expenditures
  • Responsible for the direction of functioning of the Medical Board and its committees
  • Immediately report any problems and/or unusual occurrences to supervisor
  • Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, and Center Policies and Procedures
  • Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way
  • Provide afterhours call coverage on a rotational basis

Special projects and other duties as assigned

This role is 80% clinical (8 weekly clinical sessions) and 20% administrative.


Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • Minimum five years of clinical and administrative experience in an ambulatory care setting

Education, Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual: English/Spanish or other language
  • Prior experience in a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or other health care environment

Competencies Required:

Customer Service:

  • Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served (if applicable)
  • Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient


  • Works well with others
  • Contributes input to improve outcomes
  • Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way

Minimal Training Time:
Six months of actual workdays introductory period

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands

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 sit, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to move about the office, use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

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.

The work is primarily in a mental health and/or general primary care setting which include the unpredictability in behaviors of individuals and acute and chronic infectious diseases which may be contagious. Adequate preparation and precaution is necessary.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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