Medical Director Job Description


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Job Overview

As a leader in Brain Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation, On With Life seeks a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Medical Director to support the mission of the organization. The medical director will set the direction of our organization from a clinical care perspective pursuant to our mission, vision, and values to the benefits of our persons served, families, and caregivers.

The On With Life PM&R Medical Director role leads and supports all care initiatives for persons with brain injury and other neurological conditions ages 10 and greater. 

Responsibilities for Medical Director

  • Works with the Clinical Director to guide and oversee daily clinical operations for all departments and services
  • Works closely with the physician assistant and nursing leadership to ensure high standards of medical care and good communication between team members.
  • Works with the executive leadership team to set strategy and goals in keeping with the On With Life mission, vision, and values
  • Supports and guides the strategic planning process including development of plans and implementation of strategies
  • Fosters the use of evidence-based practices throughout the organization
  • Works directly with persons served, family members, and community providers to provide education on our care processes
  • Documents, codes and bills for services including inpatient rounding and outpatient clinics which may include but not be limited to Botox Administration and Baclofen Pump Management
  • Works with the performance improvement and analytics teams to develop, analyze and report on QAPI and outcomes
  • Represents On With Life at both a local and national level participating in committees and boards in support of the On With Life mission
  • Represents On With Life to promote and market services
  • Works closely with and participates as a part of the transdisciplinary team
  • Serves as the medical expert in dealings with community members, referral sources, vendors and non-medical facilities that work with the On With Life
  • Builds relationships with medical specialties in support of the many unique medical needs of the populations we serve
  • Manages and oversees the delivery of medical care and clinical services including performance improvement, utilization review, research, quality assurance, and medical guideline and protocol development
  • Supports admissions and continued stay efforts by representing On With Life with payors and participating in the authorization and appeal process
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of persons served
  • Participates in various administrative and clinical staff meetings
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information related to persons served, medical staff and employees
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with fellow employees
  • Oversees the activities of ancillary physicians, including the recruiting and credentialing processes

Qualifications for Medical Director

  • Valid license to practice medicine required in the State of Iowa
  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 10+ years’ experience in rehabilitation medicine
  • Able to enter information in the electronic health record and compile reports or data as requested
  • 5+ years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Superb judgment, problem-solving and cognitive skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Current knowledge of brain injury and neurologic rehabilitation medicine and best practices
  • Superior leadership skills
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