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Medical Operations Manager
Location:Bellingham, WA

Unity Care NW, a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center that’s been proudly and successfully serving the greater Bellingham area since 1982. With clinics located in Bellingham and Ferndale, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care as well as pharmacy services to a diverse and often underserved patient population of all ages. Employing over 250 caring and compassionate employees, our purpose is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Assures the effective and efficient operations of UCNW’s medical clinics in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, values, medical scope of services, strategic plan and IHI’s Triple Aim to improve the quality of care, improve patients’ experience of care and to control the costs of care.
  • Prioritizes and is responsible for the achievement of departmental goals, objectives and quality measures.
  • Oversees daily clinic operations including direct patient services, systems management, program development and administration with a focus on reducing barriers and variations in workflows, optimizing patient flow and staff workflows and supporting our providers and care teams.
  • Ensures implementation and compliance with all UCNW policies and procedures and applicable regulatory agencies and laws.
  • Promotes a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary, team-based approach in serving our patients that achieves our quality standards, objectives and outcomes across our medical care teams.

Ideal Candidate Offers:

  • AA Degree required, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a health care setting (outpatient or community health center preferred), three (3) in a supervisory role, required.
  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirement.

Specialized Skills & Knowledge: 

  1. Excellent written communication skills including: business writing; policies and procedures; report preparation; training and implementation plans; and project plans.
  2. Excellent verbal communication skills including: public speaking; training; providing clear and concise direction; ability to develop positive working relationships with peers and stakeholders; portrays caring attitude.
  3. Strong leadership skills including: active listening; critical thinking; effective delegation; forging cooperative and constructive relationships with stakeholders and leadership; an effective teacher/mentor/coach; effectively builds consensus and buy-in; is a team player; demonstrates stellar customer service skills; ability to plan, organize and direct effectively; ability to negotiate and enlist the cooperation and support of others; demonstrates agility to change; possesses strategic planning skills; demonstrates good analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; manages stress appropriately; is highly organized and manages time effectively and meets deadlines.
  4. Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities and oversight in accordance with the UCNW’s policies and procedures and applicable state, federal, and local laws, including standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the medical clinic and as may be required by the Chief Operating Officer.
  5. Ability to act with integrity and compassion and fosters a culture of mission, trust, respect and accountability for outcomes
  6. Ability to collaboratively and effectively work across multiple departments towards a common solution.
  7. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with medical, personnel and business information, as well as other confidential information, and conform to HIPAA regulations.
  8. Ability to keep customer service and the mission of the organization in mind when interacting with clients, co-workers, and others, promoting a positive image for UCNW and fostering an ethical work environment.
  9. Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, work in a fast-paced environment and remain flexible in stressful conditions including frequent interruptions, public contact and occasional crisis situations.
  10. Knowledge of and commitment to an integrated care delivery model.
  11. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of medical clinic, patient flow, tracking, triage, health education, medical office procedures, and health care scheduling.
  12. Ability to understand and respond effectively and with sensitivity to special populations served by UCNW.  Special populations include those defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, sexual orientation, economic standing, disability, migrant and seasonal workers, homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.
  13. Knowledge of continuous quality improvement processes such as PDSA cycles.
  14. Proficient with computers & applicable software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, Practice Management, Electronic Medical Records, PowerPoint and other applicable software).
  15. Ability to travel for training, collaboration with other organizations, and to other areas of community as necessary.

We Offer:
• A competitive compensation package
• Medical, dental, & vision insurance
• Generous paid time off benefit with six paid holidays
• 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of eligibility

Live in a Community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA! Beautiful Bellingham, a popular university & retirement community of 80,000, is nestled between Bellingham Bay and the foot of the Cascade Mountains. A short distance from Seattle, Vancouver BC and the San Juan Islands, Whatcom County houses several charming small towns. Enjoy all the area has to offer, from a vast range of recreational & outdoor activities, excellent schools, unique shops, local festivals, farmers markets, diverse restaurants, community events, and enjoy visual and performing arts.

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For More Information Contact:
Karla Lacktorin, Healthcare & Professional Recruiter, or 360-296-7121. To learn more about Bellingham visit .

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