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Associate Medical Director

Company: Harbor Health Services
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Harbor Health Services is an innovative, growing, mission-based organization that lives, serves and collaborates with our community members to achieve our mission to help individuals reach their full potential through access to local, affordable services that promote health. In addition to Community Health Centers, Harbor Health operates two Elder Service Plan (ESP) Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a program that allows frail elders to live in their homes and communities. Our Elder Service Plan has two medical and day centers in Mattapan and Brockton, MA and cares for more than 450 participants. We are seeking a Associate Medical Director to join our Elder Service Plan leadership team.

Harbor Health offers a comprehensive Benefits package including Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plus 11 additional paid holidays and much more! Additional benefits for Providers include:

Continuing Medical Education Stipend of up to $2500 and 5 days of leave per year
Reimbursement for renewal cost of licenses
25 days of PTO to start with the additional 11 Paid Holidays per year
Malpractice Insurance covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
Opportunities available for teaching and leadership


The Associate Medical Director, reporting to the Harbor PACE Medical Director, supports the medical delivery of the highest quality clinical care by providers for those patients in the Harbor PACE program. Additionally, the Associate Medical Director will maintain a part-time clinical practice while holding a leadership role within the organization. Additionally, the Associate Medical Director will maintain a part-time clinical practice while holding a leadership role within the organization.



In collaboration with the Medical Director, responsible for oversight of patient care services, improved health status of patients, and a safe, culturally sensitive environment of care.
Provides medical guidance and supervision of medical services and activities, including leadership to the interdisciplinary team by promoting the goals of the PACE model of care.
Provides leadership and medical expertise in the development of medical policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols.
Collaborates with Medical Director to achieve and maintain Harbor Health's benchmarked utilization and cost management (UM) goals and objectives.
With utilization team, identifies cases requiring elevation to Medical Director; may assist Medical Director and become the point of escalation, when appropriate.
Collaborates with Medical Director to ensure optimal provider performance and productivity.
Participates and supports Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) initiatives.
Collaborates with the Quality Director to review quality of care issues and participates in the oversight of the development and implementation of quality-of-care corrective action plans.
Provides supervision and mentoring of nurse practitioners and new MDs/DOs, consistent with standards and state regulations.
Conducts competencies for primary care staff.
Develops educational programs to build skill set of provider team.
Attends and participates in general medical staff meetings and other assigned committee activities.
Assists Medical Director with special projects, as well as participates in clinical committees as needed.
Represents PACE to external agencies, professional groups, and other organizations, as required.
Maintains familiarity with federal and state regulations pertaining to PACE.

Clinical Care

Provides primary medical management of ESP clients in collaboration with the physician and other IDT members in the community, ALF, and/or SNF locations.
Provides assessments of participant's acute conditions (stable and/or unstable) in the Center, at home, in their ALF or SNF.
Participates in discussions with Interdisciplinary Care Team (IDT) at daily and weekly care planning meetings and on an as-needed basis.
Identifies and recommends to the IDT the most appropriate setting for participant (Home, ALF, SNF, Hospital).


Board-Certified MD/DO in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Geriatrics
Current MA MD/DO License, DEA and Mass Controlled Substance Registration (MCSR)
Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) Certification
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a lead administrative role
Minimum of 1 year of experience working with a frail, elderly or long-term care population
Health plan and/or health care operations experience preferred
PACE and/or Medicare managed care experience preferred
Utilization management, quality management, performance improvement, and peer review experience preferred
Passion for working with the frail elderly population required
Must be able to travel between site(s) and client's home in a timely manner.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Harbor Health Services, Boston , Associate Medical Director, Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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