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AECOM Chief Medical Officer in San Diego, California

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Whether you’re working from an AECOM office or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

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

  • Administrative 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

  • Leadership skills

  • Analytic skills

  • Attention to detail

Additional Information

  • 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.

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $122,000 - $227,200.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10093243

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Safety, Health & Environment

Work Location Model: On-Site