SUMMARY: This part-time (5 hrs. week) position needs to be comfortable with oversight, development and endorsement of clinical site guidelines for both infant and mother/caregiver and should have expertise in one of these areas. Infant physical assessment is more comprehensive in the home visit than maternal physical assessment. The Medical Director must have expertise in at least one of the three areas: OBGYN/midwifery, infant/maternal mental/behavioral health, and pediatrics. The Medical Director should collaborate with other specialists in areas that are not his/her specialty to cover all of the above.
• Provide clinical guidance for FCM Nursing Manager and nursing staff
o Approve site specific clinical guidelines, protocol, procedures for maternal and infant assessment.
o Review site progress toward achieving FCM program core competencies.
o May collaborate with other specialists in areas that are not his/her specialty (i.e. pediatrics, OBGYN, infant/maternal mental/behavioral health).
o Participate in weekly case conference as available.
o Provide clinical support for nursing staff/nursing manager as patient care questions arise with referral back to the client’s primary provider as needed for additional intervention.
o Support Nursing Manager in development and execution of professional development/continuing medical education programming as identified through FCM Q & A process and annual performance reviews.
• Build relationships with clinical stakeholders in coordination with other members of the in FCM leadership team
o Enhance collaboration with pediatric and maternal care practices in catchment area to identify champions at area practices
o Optimize newborn enrollment through referring hospitals
• M.D. Doctor of Medicine degree from an accredited college or university
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:
• Experience and specialty working in Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Family or Internal Medicine
• Experience working in community-based programs preferred
• Experience and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population
• Knowledge of community resources and agencies
• Acceptance of individual differences
• Knowledge of infant and child development
• Ability to build trusting relationships
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
• Understanding and commitment to a universal home visiting program as a public-health intervention for newborns and their mothers
• Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, as needed