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    Chief Medical Officer CMO

    Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
    Chiloquin, OR 97624
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description



    1. Provide quality, compassionate, and culturally sensitive health care services to qualified Native Americans in the Klamath Tribes’ service area.

    2. Provide a full range of outpatient services; including examination, assessment, diagnosis and treatment; write prescriptions within the scope of expertise, develop protocols and systems.

    3. Review medical history of each patient referred to him/her.

    4. Instruct and counsel patients on health care needs and goals; record patient progress.

    5. Prepare, provide and deliver patient care plans to all patients.

    6. Proactively work with other health care professionals within and outside the medical department for coordination of care, including but not limited to nursing staff, community health, dietary and nutritional services, dental clinic, behavioral health, counselors, pharmacy and in-house and external specialists.

    7. Make appropriate and timely referrals to specialty care or higher levels of care.

    8. Follow up with patients on treatment and progress.

    9. Respond to requests for medication refills in a timely manner.

    10. Submit clinical documentation in a timely manner, as per policy.

    11. Provide leadership to the provider teams and ensure successful delivery of care, provide oversight and supervision; serve as a mentor and manage the resolution of practice related problems with providers and staff.

    12. Be available for after-hours consultation when needed.


    1. In partnership with the senior leadership and directors, provide mission-driven leadership within the organization and serve as a protector of Patient Rights.

    2. Demonstrate commitment to and understanding of the Core Values of KTHFS, by modeling service excellence in all internal and external relationships, addressing service excellence deficits with staff, and in the performance of all duties and responsibilities of this position.

    3. Advise senior leadership and directors helping to set direction in the areas of clinical quality, population health, quality improvement, quality assurance, compliance, patient safety, accreditation, and strategic partnerships in the community. This will include aiding in policy matters and partnerships at both the state and federal level as they relate to clinical care and reimbursement. This will include partnering to improve public health.

    4. Collaborate with other Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services programs to identify patient needs and develop or adjust program services to meet those needs when possible.

    5. Set a positive, encouraging and professional environment within the medical practice.

    6. Ensure clinical policies, procedures and protocols are based on clinical best practices and guidelines.

    7. Responsible for the leadership and oversight of clinical aspects of all service lines and service line directors, as per chain of command; including setting performance criteria and monitoring service line performance. The Health System Director will initiate the Performance Evaluation for providers and CMO will help to assess progress and efficacy of meeting service line goals and targets.

    8. Oversee all clinical service lines, including the establishment and achievement of service line benchmarks. Work in partnership with the administrative team and directors to achieve service line goals and benchmarks.

    9. Participate in clinical consultations and provide medical expertise and guidance as appropriate.

    10. Responsible for adequately addressing in a timely manner, all patient care concerns, issues, and obstacles that may arise; including those reported under established patient complaint procedures.

    11. Help support service line directors in their oversight of regular review of provider documentation; including Chart Review and Peer Review. Ensure all patient related documentation follows applicable federal and state regulations, and is completed accurately using appropriate diagnostic and E&M coding.

    12. Develop and implement a systematic program for Peer Review in accordance with current accreditation standards of the AAAHC. The results of this program will be communicated regularly to the Health General Manager and Governing Body.

    13. Participate in various KTHFS Committees and attend Medical Clinic meetings. Chair QA/QI Committee, Data Committee, etc.

    14. Direct and/or lead clinical service line meetings, at least once per month in partnership with administrative staff.

    15. Participate in clinical and regulatory training and activities.

    16. During a public health emergency, the CMO may be required to perform duties similar to but not limited to those in his/her job description.

    17. Be involved in tribal and non-tribal community events that support the mission and vision of KTHFS.

    18. The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work.


    Minimum Qualifications: Failure to comply with minimum position requirements may result in termination of employment.

    REQUIRED to possess a current State License as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). For out of state applicants; Oregon Licensure required within 90 days of hire. (Must submit copy of Licensure with application.)

    REQUIRED to possess a current DEA registration. Must transfer registration to current facility upon hire. (Must submit copy of registration with application.)

    REQUIRED to acquire and maintain BLS certification within 180 days of hire; strongly recommend certification within 90 days of hire, probationary period will be extended for a maximum of 180 days pending certification.

    REQUIRED to be free from exclusion from providing Federal health care benefits including Medicare and Medicaid as per the Federal OIG and GSA exclusion lists.

    REQUIRED to have at least four (4) years of leadership experience in health care systems

    REQUIRED to have at least three (3) years physician practice experience (beyond residency training) working in a clinic setting.

    REQUIRED to have at least two (2) year applicable administrative management AND clinical supervisory experience.

    REQUIRED to submit to annual TB skin testing and adhere to KTHFS staff immunization policy in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control immunization recommendations for healthcare workers.

    REQUIRED to submit to and clear an alcohol/drug screen and random testing as per policy.

    REQUIRED to submit to a background and character investigation, as per Tribal policy. Following hire must immediately report to Human Resource any citation, arrest, conviction for a misdemeanor or felony crime.

    REQUIRED to accept the responsibility of a mandatory reporter of abuse and neglect of infants and children, people who are elderly or dependent, individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities or residents of nursing homes and other health care facilities. This includes reporting any evidence of physical injury, neglect, sexual or emotional abuse or financial exploitation.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Board Certification is preferred.

    Five (5) years’ physician practice experience (beyond residency training) working in a clinic setting is preferred.

    Five (5) years applicable administrative management is preferred.

    Five (5) years applicable clinical supervision beyond residency is preferred.

    Flexible work schedule is strongly preferred.

    Positive working experience with Native Americans in a related field will be given preference.

    Company Description

    Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services is a division of the Klamath Tribes and is responsible for providing healthcare services to the Native American population who reside in Klamath County. Any person living in Klamath County who is able to provide proof of their Native American heritage is eligible to receive healthcare services at The Klamath Tribes Wellness Center.

    In service of its mission, Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services envisions a vibrant and healthy tribal community through the delivery of an accessible, high-quality, innovative, sustainable, and culturally-relevant healthcare program.

    To advance the overall mission of The Klamath Tribes and the trust responsibilities of the Indian Health Service and the United States government by providing quality, comprehensive, patient-focused health care in a culturally-sensitive manner while eliminating disparities and barriers to health.

    Waq’lis ?i is a term from our language and means “How are you?” We have incorporated the word to help convey our core values to one another. Core values are the principles that guide our day to day behaviors, our decisions, our actions and our relationships with each other and with the people we serve.

    (W) Wellness – We strive to improve the wellbeing of our patients through preventive approaches to health management by providing services to increase balance in body, mind, spirit, and heart.

    (A) Accountability – We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes and mistakes.

    (Q) Quality – We strive to deliver high quality patient care and we all take part in quality improvement activities. We endeavor to ensure patient and employee safety.

    (L) Leadership Excellence – Every KTHFS employee is a leader. Our actions are driven by our desire to do our best at all times. We work together to make the most efficient use of our resources, with dedication, commitment and perseverance.

    (I) Integrity and Ethics – We accept responsibility for our behaviors and aspire to the highest standards of ethical conduct and performance. We are honest in our everyday business dealings. We protect confidentiality and secure patient health information.

    (S) Service and Sensitivity – We demonstrate commitment to our community through exceptional service to all internal and external customers. Going above and beyond for all of our patients is our expectation. We honor cultural traditions and values and we treat others the way we want to be treated, with sensitivity. We always respond to the needs of our patients and fellow workers—with respect and compassion.


    (I) Innovation – We seek innovative solutions on issues affecting the health of our patients and the status of the organization.
    Posting ID: 563231104Posted: 2020-08-14