Clinical Leadership Consultant- Contract Position


The Iowa Primary Care Association’s (Iowa PCA’s) vision is health equity for all.  Our mission is enhancing community health centers’ capacity to care. All employees of the Iowa PCA are expected to represent the company vision and mission.


The focus of this job is making connections with people, motivating and inspiring them to achieve results.  The position provides clinical leadership expertise to community health centers in Iowa to develop and promote implementation strategies related to clinical models of care; clinical quality targets; cost of care; and integration of primary care, behavioral health, and oral health strategies. An outgoing, people-oriented, persuasive clinician seeking to explore new frontiers, who has a strong drive to interact and influence will be ideally suited for this role.


The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Lead the conversation and provide clinical expertise to assist health centers, both individually and as a network, in the development and implementation of care model transformation and technology usage strategies, including assisting CMOs in adapting clinic operations in response to COVID-19 limitations. This includes assisting health center CMOs and clinician leaders to define workflows and best practices that most effectively use HIT systems to achieve clinical goals.
  • Provide clinical expertise and see your ideas in action in the development of both Medicare and Medicaid value-based care strategies related to achieving clinical quality targets and reducing total cost of care, including coding improvement initiatives, development of standard care models, and providing direct support to providers to implement identified initiatives.
  • Serve as a champion for the promotion of routine screening (including HIV, HCV, STIs) in primary care, as well as the treatment of HCV within FQHCs, to alleviate barriers to care.
  • Assist the Director of Clinical Consulting with the development of the CMO Work Group agendas and content to support the focus areas above and other clinical priorities as needed.
  • Provide clinical expertise to assist health centers and the network with other clinical quality improvement or care team transformation priorities as needed.
  • Strategize internally with Director of Clinical Consulting about how best to support integration of medical, behavioral health, oral health, and other population health and enabling services.
  • Serve as the network’s clinical champion and spokesperson for the focus areas outlined above to health centers, payer partners, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Participate in calls, webinars, and in-person visits as needed to provide clinical leadership and expertise on these initiatives.
  • Provide individual assistance (onsite, virtual, or via phone) to health center CMOs and clinical teams to build relationships and provide support on identified network initiatives and priorities.
  • Attend monthly Iowa PCA Leadership Team meetings.
  • Coordinate with and inform the Clinical Representatives of the Iowa PCA and INConcertCare, Inc. Boards of Directors, as well as the IowaHealth+ Chief Medical Officer, on items related to network initiatives and other identified areas.
  • This is a contract position. Essential duties and responsibilities are estimated to average 20 hours per week.
Expected Values and Behaviors:

The person in this position will be expected to model our workplace values which are:

  • Collaborative – We are one team. Celebrate success together. Learn from failure together. Willing to embrace change and responsive to each other. We can and should depend on each other. Share your work and ask questions. Offer to help, offer to learn, and offer solutions to problems.
  • Accountable – We work for health centers and we work with each other. Tell the truth, keep your word, listen, and make it better. Expect excellence from yourself and others.
  • Respectful – Approach every interaction with thoughts of equity, inclusion, and humility. We are one organization, and we are many people. We understand our differences and are better for it. Welcome feedback of all kinds. We are all learning something.
  • Deliberate – Always understand the problem before trying to solve it. Nothing should be done without a purpose. Unite around common goals, visions, and strategies.
  • Proactive – We seek opportunities to learn and prepare for future challenges. Everyone is responsible, expected and empowered to prepare us for the future. Train and plan for what comes next and who comes after us.
  • Transformative – We empower systems change with a lens of excellent healthcare, health equity and compassion. Or health centers lead the way; we will clear the way. Adapt to changing circumstances and improve through adversity.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must be currently licensed clinician in the state of Iowa. MD/DO strongly preferred.
  • Must have experience practicing at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience postgraduate practice.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to provide clear, concise information.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading change initiatives through inspiring and motivating others within an ambulatory care environment
  • Preference given to physicians currently licensed and practicing in an Iowa FQHC.
  • Passion for innovation.
  • Warm, engaging, empathetic and enthusiastic communication style.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, flexible environment. Has a sense of urgency for goal achievement.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents and operating and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and databases.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to handle or feel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Professional business office work setting. 

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Additional Info

  • Specialty: Iowa Primary Care Association
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Location: Des Moines

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