• Director, Medical - Quality & Safety

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
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  • Overview

    The Medical Director – Quality & Safety has overall responsibility for the clinical patient care processes and outcomes. He/she addresses clinical, programmatic, medical, and administrative issues in collaboration with the other medical directors and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). This position actively participates in the Corporate Compliance Committee, Clinical Quality Improvement Committee, and Board Quality Committee and directs the medical care decisions. Ensures the Quality & Safety of clinical care at AltaMed. Oversees the quality plans for all clinical programs at AltaMed and supervises (or his/her designee) the Credentialing department.


    1. Completes subordinates performance evaluations in a timely manner.
    2. CQC Committee (Chairs).
    3. CQIC Committee (Chairs).
    4. Work with Corporate Office Staff to develop system to prepare agendas and attachments for committee meetings, and to maintain accurate, signed, minutes for review.
    5. Ensure that peer review chart audits are being conducted, identify problems and provide guidance for resolution. Work through CQC to audit process and outcomes.
    6. Work to develop, implement and monitor clinical guidelines.
    7. Work to ensure that pharmaceutical care meets State requirements, and professionally recognized standards of practice.
    8. Ensure that effective drug reviews and pharmacy policies are implemented.
    9. Ensure that peer review is performed regularly for hospital based providers and clinic based ancillaries.
    10. Ensure that contracted pharmaceutical consultant services are provided timely, reports are adequate, appropriate and that there is follow-up.
    11. Assist in the development and implementation of the Corrective Action Plans for periodic audits by outside agencies.
    12. Puts processes in place to monitor and improve:
      1. Quality outcomes
      2. Patient experience
      3. Process Improvement
      4. Other external quality measures
    1. Develop and implement internal quality measures.
    2. Develop and implement internal safety measures.
    3. Be proactive in development of new policies to improve patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction.
    4. Perform other related duties as assigned.


    1. Board certified physician. California License to practice medicine, and DEA License.
    2. Previous experience with computer based systems required; Electronic Medical records experience preferred.
    3. Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred.


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