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Associate Medical Director of Adult Medicine

Associate Medical Director of Adult Medicine

$215,000 - $240,000 annually 


As the Clinical Chief of the Adult Medicine Program at Whitney Young Health, the physician is responsible for providing direct patient care and providing clinical supervision to other providers. The physician works closely with the Chief Medical Officer and others to review and ensure that the performance of the program is in accordance with the institution’s Performance Improvement Patient Safety plan goals.  The physician functions in the adult care group coordinating medical care, providing medical supervision and direct patient care.


Leadership Responsibilities

  • Functions as a consultant and preceptor to the primary care physicians and non-physician practitioners as appropriate. Supervises the clinical practice of medical students, residents and providers as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with team members to plan, implement and evaluate Health Center programs, projects and initiatives
  • Supports established policies and procedures of the Health Center. Makes recommendations and contributes to policy formulation.
  • Develops reviews and approves clinical protocols and best practice guidelines.
  • Coordinates regular care management team meetings designed to review and develop clinical needs of patients proactively.
  • Assists the Chief Medical Officer with timely provider evaluation, credentialing and re-credentialing processes.
  • Serves as a clinical champion in Adult Medicine for NCQA PCMH principles.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Provides primary care directly, emphasizing accessibility, health promotion, illness prevention and continuity of care to patients presenting with both minor and complex health issues.
  • Takes a complete history including medical, psychosocial, economic, relationship and family status.
  • Completes physical examinations, performs/orders appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Discusses health concerns/diagnosis with the patient and together determines an appropriate plan of care.
  • Develops reviews and approves clinical protocols and best practice guidelines.
  • Shares in after-hours call coverage with other clinicians as required 

Quality of Service

  • Documents all patients encounters completely and in a timely manner.  This includes proper documentation of phone calls, prescription, and other visit information gathered and formulated during an encounter.
  • Adheres to clinical practice guidelines that are adopted by the practice group or an appropriate committee.
  • Keeps medical knowledge current through attendance at on-line, or in person, medical CME programs at least 40 hours per year.
  • Maintains an acceptable level of compliance with clinical and regulatory standards including medical record documentation per Joint Commission standards.
  • Demonstrates appropriate interactions toward patients in a manner that helps to put patients at ease.
  • Participates in the Performance Improvement activities of the Health Center through chart audits, development and implementation of practice standards.
  • Actively support the implementation of the Chronic Care Model to manage patients with chronic illness.

Team Work

  • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide treatment, ongoing follow-up and evaluation of the plan of care with the patient.
  • Supports established policies and procedures of the Health Center.  Makes recommendations and contributes to policy formulation.
  • Starts patient schedule on time and leaves after completing the work schedule including needed record documentation.
  • Completes required documentation for referrals and consultations.
  • Returns patient telephone calls within an appropriate time frame based on patient needs and expectations.
  • Performs other administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.

Teaching and Community Involvement

  • Supervises the clinical practice of medical students, residents, non-physician practitioners as appropriate and contributes to the learning of students from other disciplines.
  • Acts as a resource to staff and the community regarding current trends in health care as well as specific health issues.
  • Participants in community activities and research designed to promote health and prevent diseases.


  • Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.
  • Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.
  • Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an approved medical college and completion of approved residency training. Current NYS license and board eligible or certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Infectious Disease.


Eight or more years clinical experience preferred. Bilingual/Multi-lingual abilities. Experience in Community Health. Experience in delivering culturally competent healthcare. Interest in on-going learning, best practice development, and education.

 Please be aware that as a facility regulated under Article 28 of the New York State Public Health Law, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. Whitney Young Health also requires the COVID-19 booster.  

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

Salary range: $215,000 - $240,000 annually 

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