Chief Medical Officier

Planned Parenthood Great Plains


Institution: Planned Parenthood Great Plains 

Location: MT

Date posted: July 3, 2017  ||  Closing Date: Open until filled.

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the President/CEO, the Chief Medical Officer is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the medical program and services at Planned Parenthood Great Plains. The Chief Medical Officer will provide leadership and be responsible for the quality of medical care delivered by staff. The Chief Medical Officer will act as Program Director for all current services and new services as they are developed. The position assumes responsibility for the interpretation and enforcement of medical policy and is responsible for the achievement of key financial and operational objectives which support the mission and strategies of PPGP.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities: 

Medical Oversight and Compliance:

  • Ensure high quality medical care and compliance with all state, federa, Title X, OSHA, CLIA, HIPAA, and PPFA standards, guidelines, and regulations
  • Ensure licensed staff is competent and provide excellent patient centered care in accordance with PPMT Medical Protocols
  • Provide medical consultation to clinicians regarding the clinical management of specific patients, including women, men, and transgender patients. 
  • Work closely with Compliance Officer to ensure compliance of all risk management and quality assurance programs including reporting
  • Ensure health center medication ordering and dispensing practices are in compliance with any/all state and federal laws and regulations
  • Responsible for oversight of laboratory services

Program Direction and Development:

  • Direct and supervise the medical aspects of affiliate programs, e.g., abortion services, contraceptive, infectious conditions, mid-life, colposcopy, family practice, male, and transgender services 
  • Act as Program Director for Abortion services, Ultrasound services and Essure services.
  • Participate in the organization, implementation and ongoing evaluation of clinical programs.
  • Assist with the implementation of clinical initiatives
  • Act as a resource for clinical services related grants
  • Initiate, develop and supervise research programs
  • Advise the CEO, COO, and Board of Directors regarding matters of a clinical nature

Workforce Management:  

  •  Oversee and/or participate in the recruitment, selection and hiring of clinicians
  • Functionally supervise physicians, clinicians and Lead Clinician
  • Provide orientation, onboarding, and training for all newly hired clinician
  • Responsible for proctoring, privileging, and annual performance reviews for clinicians 
  • Promote teamwork, interdepartmental respect and trust by fostering cooperation and effectively handling personal conflicts and disagreements 
  • Promote and participate in ongoing clinical process improvement

Administrative Duties:

  • Responsible for spending 50% of time on administrative tasks and 50% on providing services to PPGP patients including reproductive health care, transgender services, and abortion services 
  • Develop and ensure PPGP protocols, medical forms, patient education materials and related manuals and documents are in compliance with current PPFA, Title X, and other funding program requirements
  • Foster relationships with other health care delivery systems
  • Coordinate medical preceptorships/rotations
  • Provide consultation to other departments on medical issues and questions 
  • Provide training and presentations as needed
  • Work with Director of Patient Services to meet health center goals
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional education 
  • Participate in affiliate medical committee meetings and chair monthly clinician meetings
  • Monitor medical equipment purchases – researching and purchasing
  • Attend an Association of Reproductive Health Care Professionals or PPFA conference annually 
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team and Leadership Team

Public Relations and Advocacy:  

  • Develop relationships within the medical community to extend the reach of PPGP
  • Represent PPGP and its programs within the community
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to civic, edicational, and other interested community groups on matters related to health care and to PPGP
  • ​Collaboratively, with the CEO and Public Affairs, confer with the news media about medical issues relative to PPGP and to health care


  • Board certification of Board eligibility in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or OB-GYN
  • Prior experience and interest in family planning programs preferred
Other Requirements: 
  • Valid Montana driver's license, access to personal transportation and proof of automotive insurance  
  • Willingness to travel as needed to other PPMT health centers
  • Models the In This Together ethos including:

    • Workplace Values

      • We tend to the team
      • We respect and honor all people
      • We jump in
      • We try and we learn
      • We care for our business
      • We care for out mission
    • Customer Service Standards

      • Clear the slate
      • Make a connection
      • Keep them in the loop
      • Confirm the plan
      • Ask for feedback
      • Acknowledge the reality
      • Open the door