Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: R8003 / Medical Director
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 93

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Oversees the implementation, administration, and outcomes of an integrated clinical practice delivery model at the Universitys Student Health and Counseling Center (SHAC). Supervises a range of providers, clinical, and non-clinical staff. Collaborates with a range of clinical and non-clinical managers to ensure high standard of care delivery across patient specialties. Provides direct patient care.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs, coordinates, and oversees patient care within a defined clinical practice of the University; provides supervision, mentoring, training and development to clinical staff.
  2. Serves as Chair of the Clinical Practice Oversight Committee (CPOC) and is responsible for quality controls related to clinical practice, credentialing, privileging, appointment, reappointment, clinical practitioner incident, report review, and peer review.
  3. Reviews, establishes, and maintains patient care protocol and standards, ensuring that all federal and State policies, regulations, and guidelines for patient care are met; establishes and coordinates quality improvement, safety, and infection control programs.
  4. Participates in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning for the unit(s) of oversight; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  5. Directs, coordinates, and oversees a medical laboratory. Monitors and maintains quality of laboratory operations and performance of laboratory staff in compliance with accreditation standards, safety and environmental regulations, and other applicable regulations and requirements.
  6. Collaborates with other clinical/medical managers in the delivery of quality patient care, maintenance of clinical documentation, integration of electronic health records, and handling of complaints and/or medical emergencies.
  7. Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  8. Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  9. Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  10. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  11. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  12. Participates in the development and administration of annual budgets for the organization and/or performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Medical doctor; at least 6 years of experience, which may include residency in a directly-related medical specialty. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico and Federal DEA Licensure; Medical Specialty Certification; Board Certified or Board Eligible in Specified Area of Medical Specialty.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of general medicine and public health, as traditionally practiced.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • May be subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status, if applicable.
  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/02/2024