Medical Director

Medical Director



Under direction of the Chief Executive Officer, provides professional medical services in the community health center.


• Developing, reviewing, and implementing clinical practice guidelines.

• Organizing and facilitating staff development activities such as clinical practice updates, journal clubs, and chronic illness collaborative.

• Reviewing clinical practice by developing and participating in medical record audits, peer review, and other practice review activities.

• Providing medical practice oversight for primary care operations in all community health center facilities to include involvement in individual provider practice and primary care program operations.

• Providing input and guidance regarding after hours call systems and provider hospital privileges.

• Providing medical practice perspective and guidance with regard to managed care issues.

• Providing medical practice perspective and guidance to primary care partnerships with other organizations and community partners, participate in negotiation of partnership contracts and agreements.

• Assuring quality practices are promoted by the development of practice guidelines, staff development activities, clinical practice review.

• Assuring coordination of activities and clinical practice for medical care and clinical services.

• Developing and maintaining systems for recruiting, hiring, credentialing and evaluating physicians.

• Developing and maintaining systems for medical provider peer review.

• Participating in and providing medical leadership and perspective in  Quality Assurance/Improvement committee, Credentialing Committee and Leadership Group.

• Coordinating with Chief of Nursing Services regarding nurse practitioner and nursing practice issues in clinical operations and services.

• Providing medical perspective and leadership in critical incident reviews and other medical practice aspects of risk management.

• Providing medical practice perspective with regard to department billing procedures and policies.

• Facilitating and coordinating medical student and resident training opportunities and placements in the development.  

• Assuring that appropriate contracts are in place to address liability, student health, and placement issues.


• Knowledge of the principles and practice of preventive medicine.

• Knowledge of the state and federal laws pertaining to medicine and to community health centers.

• Knowledge of the structure and function of community health centers.

• Skill in communicating effectively with patients and their families.

• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, patients and the general public.


Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

• Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Medical

Association with a Doctor of Medicine degree or accredited by the American Osteopathic Association with a Doctor or Osteopathy degree. Successful completion of an approved program of residency training in family practice.

• Board Certification in Family Practice preferred; 3-5 years of clinical experience in one or more areas of medicine; 3-5 years of administrative or supervisory experience, preferably in an ambulatory setting.


• License to practice medicine in the State of Oklahoma.


Kristi Helsel

Human Resources Manager

PO Box 603

Jay, OK 74346

918-253-4683 ext. 117

918-253-6059 FAX

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