AECOM Chief Medical Officer in El Paso, Texas
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AECOM is seeking a Chief Medical Officer to support the Health and Human Services (HHS) Influx Facilities. An effective and empathetic Medical Services Program is a key success factor for providing a safe and secure environment for the children while they are seeking pathway to a timely reunification. The Chief Medical Officer will be responsible for the Key Responsibilities listed below.
This role is anticipated to be based within 240 miles of the Border with Mexico, however, final site location has yet to be determined, and this role is contingent upon client award, which is expected in late summer, early fall 2023.
The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for managing the site doctors and advanced practice providers to provide safe, effective medical services to unaccompanied minors in accordance with evidence-based practices. Work direction alongside Medical Director to keep current with healthcare regulations, improving the clinical services, and management and guiding staff. Aid in creating an environment of just culture and team cohesiveness across all services, ensuring our medical facility operates as efficiently and effectively as possible.
About the Opportunity
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) historically cares for Unaccompanied Children (UC) crossing into the United States. As required by the Flores Settlement Agreement, ORR must deliver safe, child-friendly care for these children. ORR needs a trusted partner to manage and provide a full spectrum of services. To achieve ORR’s objectives, AECOM has partnered with industry leading firms to create TeamCARE.
Job Responsibilities :
Work jointly with the Medical Director to ensure smooth, cohesive operations amongst all medical services, ensuring the highest possible quality of patient care
Develop and implement site medical policies and procedures
Provide Medical direction and oversight of all site's medical operations
Vet, train and orient new site providers on site operations and expectations
Ensuring all workers are updated on changes in medical policies and procedures
Seek ways to continually improve the site’s clinical services, ensuring that patients receive the best care possible.
Being responsible for the performance of medical providers under your supervision
Make sure the staff adheres to and follows all safety standards and site regulations
Ensuring patients receive the highest standard of medical care
Responsible for reviewing provider candidates
Liaise between site administration and governmental organizations
Understanding of trauma-informed care for the pediatric population
Create and engage all medical providers in daily operations and clinical care
Champion the delivery of quality care as a priority for the ICF
Development and implementation of policies, procedures, and daily medical operations
Promote clinical excellence, exceptional patient care, compliance with regulatory guidelines
Advise administrative team and medical staff in compliance with and preparation for reviews by state and federal governing bodies.
Minimum Requirements :
Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) + 12 years of experience in pediatrics, including 4 years of experience in a leadership role or a demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Board certification in pediatrics
The candidate should possess a current state-issued license to practice medicine in the state of the HHS Influx Program Site location or have the ability to obtain.
Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Preferred Qualifications :
Understanding of primary care and urgent care of the pediatric and adolescent population
Proven work experience as a Chief Medical Officer or similar role
Clinical risk management experience
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Bilingual: English and Spanish, both written and verbal
Experience with ORR and unaccompanied children’s programs
Superb organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal abilities
Attention to detail
This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
Relocation and/or temporary living expenses may be considered
Qualified applicants who are offered a position may be required to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and may be required to submit to random screenings.
This position will subject to a pre-employment background screen to include, but not limited to the following:
A FBI fingerprint check of national and state criminal history repositories;
A child protective services check with the staff’s State(s) of U.S. residence for the last five years; and
Background investigation updates at a minimum of every five years of the staff/contractor/volunteer’s start date or last background investigation update. Care provider facilities may require the updated background investigation more frequently as necessary.
This position will require the completion and approval of US government questionnaire form SF 85P for Public Trust Positions
This position will be subject to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) establishing a common identification standard for Federal employees and contractors
This position may require pre-employment drug screening and subsequent random screenings
Employees will be required to adhere to the following code of conduct:
Staff Code of Conduct ORR is committed to providing a safe environment to all UAC in its care, including protecting UAC from sexual abuse and sexual harassment. In order to ensure the safety of UAC, who are under the age of 18, care provider facility staff, contractors, and volunteers must comply with the following Code of Conduct. This code of conduct does not apply to foster parents, who are subject to State licensing requirements.
Staff will not engage in any form of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, as defined at Section 4.1 of ORR’s UAC Policy Guide.
Staff will not verbally or physically abuse any unaccompanied alien child.
Staff will not engage in sexual contact with anyone while on duty or while acting in the official capacity of their position.
Staff will not exchange letters, gifts, pictures, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or social media information with any UAC in ORR care or within three years of the child’s discharge. Requests for exceptions must be submitted in writing to and approved by care provider management.
Staff may not have contact with any unaccompanied alien children outside of the care provider facility beyond that necessary to carry out job duties while the child is in ORR care or within three years of the child’s discharge. Requests for exceptions must be submitted in writing to and approved by care provider management.
Staff must confine their relationships with UAC families and sponsors to those activities which fall within the scope of the staff’s job duties. Requests for exceptions must be submitted in writing to and approved by care provider management.
Staff may not engage in a romantic or sexual relationship with a UAC while the child is in ORR care or within three years of the child’s discharge.
Staff may not live with a UAC within three years of the child’s discharge.
Staff must report knowledge, suspicion, or information about sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or inappropriate sexual behavior according to mandatory reporting laws, Federal laws and regulations, and ORR policies and procedures.
Staff with knowledge or information of a staff violating this Code of Conduct must report this knowledge or information to their supervisor.
Staff have a continuing affirmative duty to disclose any misconduct that occurs on or off duty.
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Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Safety, Health & Environment
Work Location Model: On-Site