Regional Medical Director

Role Description:

Responsible for the provision of direct medical care at assigned health center(s) within the scope of practice, in accordance with established standards of care (60% of time). Works with the Practice Manager and Nurse Manager to achieve clinical and practice goals set by LCHD/CHC. The Regional Medical Director will serve as the supervisor for the providers (Physicians, APNs, and PAs) for a set of clinic sites (40% of time). This position is directly supervised by the LCHD CHC medical director.

Site: Various Locations in Lake County, Illinois


Specialties: Pediatrics, Family & Internal Medicine



  • Health, Dental & Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Sick Pay
  • Provider CME
  • IMRF Pension
  • And Much MORE!

The Regional Medical Director will Oversee:

Clinical Oversite:

  • Directly provides medical treatment and diagnosis for patients.
  • Participates in collaborative relationships with APNs (Advanced Practice Nurses) and PAs (Physician Assistants).
  • Consults with staff regarding patients not necessarily seen directly by the physician. This includes, but is not limited to, cases in which medical supervision is necessary for insurance purposes.
  • Participates and presents at clinical conferences and provides medical expertise as appropriate
  • Job Skill Assessment(s) may be required for this role.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Regularly attends the Provider Leadership committee meetings.
  • Assists the Medical Director on new initiatives and plans that affect providers.
  • Works with providers to ensure appropriate education to students.
  • Ensure that the on-call is providing appropriate after hours coverage.
  • Provides oversight and supervision of primary care providers including:
    • Ongoing weekly observations of provider performance.
    • Quarterly informal performance appraisals and annual performance appraisals.
    • Participation/facilitation in onboarding of new primary care providers.
    • Coaching of primary care providers.
    • Assist providers with achievement of productivity benchmarks.
    • Assist providers with quality improvement activities and achievement of the agency goals
  • Provides coverage of clinical management activities in conjunction with the Medical Director, including:
    • Participation in provider recruitment, development and retention.
    • Patient safety and risk management activities.

The Regional Medical Director Education Requirements:

  • Requires completion of a residency program.
  • Must be at least Board Eligible in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, or Pediatrics. Board certification is preferred.
  • Academic appointment at a Medical School preferred.
  • Requires Illinois license to practice as a physician.
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays, and overtime if necessary.
  • Experience with managing other providers.
  • Six years of senior-level/director-level management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience as a strategist. Can set priorities, establish clear (and high) expectations and execute identified strategies.