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Associate Medical Director

UNM Student Health and Counseling

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
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Job Details

UNM is a Public University with an enrollment of approximately 27,000 located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The high altitude and relatively mild weather affords many year-round recreational opportunities. New Mexico offers a rich cultural climate with a diverse population and a welcoming attitude. 

Under general supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration the administrative team, the Associate Medical Director develops, implements, and evaluates the integrated clinical practice delivery model in accordance with the goals of the organization.  Direct reports include staff physicians, the Director of Mid-Level Services/Nursing and the Supervisor of Physical Therapy.  This position will coordinate closely with the Director of Midlevel/Nursing Services and with the Director of Counseling (or designate) in the day to day management of SHAC’s integrated clinical service. 0.5 FTE is dedicated to medical director activities, with the remainder 0.5 FTE directed toward patient care in a college health setting.

Duties may include:

  • Directs, coordinates, and oversees patient care within a defined clinical practice of the University; provides supervision, mentoring, training and development to clinical staff.
  • Serves as a member of the Student Health and Counseling governing body and participates in the development and oversight of organizational policies, procedures, business model, and strategies.
  • Reviews, establishes, and maintains patient care protocol and standards, ensuring that all federal and State policies, regulations, and guidelines for patient care are met; establishes and coordinates quality improvement, safety, and infection control programs.
  • Participates in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning for the unit(s) of oversight; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Participates in clinical privileging, appointment and re-appointment of medical staff; ensures that staff physicians have adequate continuing medical and other relevant education.
  • Collaborates with other clinical/medical managers in the delivery of quality patient care, maintenance of clinical documentation, integration of electronic health records, and handling of complaints and/or medical emergencies.
  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate. Follows established departmental policies, procedures,and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • May develop and administer annual budgets for the organization and/or perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.



Minimum Qualifications  

Medical doctor; at least 3 years of experience, which may include residency in a directly-related medical specialty. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico and Federal DEA Certification; Medical Specialty License or Certification; Board Certified or Board Eligible in Specified Area of Medical Specialty.

Preferred Qualifications

·  Three or more years of experience as a medical director of a group practice.

·  Experience coordinating an integrated model of medical and mental health delivery.

·  Experience implementing and maintaining a quality improvement program that meets
accreditation standards (AAAHC or other).

·  Understanding of basic issues around the financing of health care, including revenue cycle operations related to billing of health plans.

·  Experience working with a young adult and/or adolescent population.

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