Under general direction, plan, organize, and direct the services of the County's outpatient medical clinics, detention medical services and clinic support services; and perform other duties as required.
This single position class reports to the Medical Services Director/Health Officer and is responsible for the administration and operation of the County's outpatient medical clinics, clinic nursing services and detention medical services. This position directs through the subordinate level managers, Health Center Manager, Senior Public Health Program Manager, and Medical Director-Health Services Clinic. Though the Chief of Clinic Services is responsible for the overall direction of clinics, the Medical Director-Health Services Clinic directs the medical quality assurance and medical management of a variety of clinicians, while the Chief of Clinic Services directs the administrative operations and nursing support of the outpatient clinics and detention medical facilities.
The Chief of Clinic Services differs from the classification of Chief of Public Health in that the latter directs a broad range of specialized public health programs which serve the community, while the Chief of Clinic Services directs health care programs which provide individualized medical care.
Plan, organize, and direct through subordinates, the work of staff engaged in providing medical services, ancillary services (such as the laboratory, x-ray, and pharmacy), and support services (such as the business office, reception, medical records, and clerical services) in the County's outpatient clinics and detention medical facilities; insure that programs comply with state, federal, and local regulations; evaluate clinic policies, procedures, operations and programs and implement changes as needed; work with staff of other divisions, departments, and agencies in the development of joint procedures, program planning, and resolution of administrative problems; work with Agency staff to develop, monitor and control the clinic budgets; work with Agency staff to develop and implement medical policies and protocols for the outpatient clinics and the detention facilities; monitor changes in rules and regulations of funding revenue resources; inform supervisor of changes and problems pertaining to various clinic operation and services; select, assign and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff; attend meetings and conferences; and prepare reports and correspondence.
Thorough knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledges and abilities would be:
Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in medical clinic services, including one year of clinic program development and evaluation, and two years of supervisory experience which does not need to be in a clinic setting. A Master's degree in business or public administration may be substituted for one of the five years of required administrative experience.