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Medical Director, Recuperative Care (Los Angeles, CA)

Wesley Health Centers, JWCH Institute

Position Purpose: The primary function of the Recuperative Care Center (RCC) Medical Director is to ensure that high quality medical care is delivered to patients during their stay at the RCC and to ensure that care is coordinated with other service providers attending to the physical, behavioral health, and social needs of these individuals. The RCC Medical Director will oversee Physician Assistants (PAs) and/or Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and a clinical nurse supervisor who, in turn, oversees RNs/LVNs providing support to RCC patients. He/she will be an active member of the RCC Management team. The RCC Medical Director will report internally to the JWCH Chief Medical Officer for all clinical and quality assurance functions and will report to the Director of the RCC Program for all other administrative, programmatic and operational functions. All medical, behavioral health and case management services delivered at MLK RCC are subject to oversight by the Department of Health Services (DHS), Housing for Health Chief Medical Officer who is responsible for all services provided at DHS funded transitional housing sites.

The Recuperative Care Medical Director will be in charge of 3 sites comprised of 325 bed medical respite units for some of the most medically and behaviorally complex individuals experiencing homelessness in LA County. Patients are referred to the MLK RCC from LA County Department of Health Service’s program: Housing for Health (HFH). HFH, in turn, receives its referrals from public and private hospitals, emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, and the streets. Patients meet eligibility for MLK RCC based on their medical and/or behavioral health vulnerability; once accepted into the MLK RCC, they receive case management, behavioral health and care coordination services within RCC’s interim housing until they are stabilized and ready to move on to permanent supportive housing. Length of stays vary from several weeks to over one year depending on the patient’s individual needs as determined by HFH.

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To apply, please contact

Joe Hoffman

Director of Executive Recruitment

(503) 410-7680–Direct

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