Department Chair/Service Line Physician Leader, Primary Care and Community Medicine
Phillips DiPisa on behalf of Christiana Care Health System
September 28, 2018
Commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
Christiana Care Health System (CCHS), headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system that includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services. With net revenues just under $2 billion, CCHS is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. It is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services and is home to Delaware’s only Level I trauma center for adults and children and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. With more than 11,600 employees, CCHS is the largest private employer in Delaware and among the top 10 in the Philadelphia region.
The Service Line Physician Leader of Primary Care and Community Medicine is a member of the CCHS leadership team who oversees quality, safety and population health management initiatives within primary care and community medicine. He/She will oversee the delivery of care across 15 practices that include 120 clinicians (physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) who care for more than 120,000 patients per year. It is estimated that within three years, the patient complement will increase to 275,000; therefore, the strategic plan calls for the addition of 80 primary care clinicians over the next two years. This highly visible leader will organize and drive service line efforts to optimize clinical operations and ensure that the care delivered is effective, efficient and innovative. The Service Line Physician Leader focuses service line work to support the development of highly reliable processes that reduce unnecessary clinical variation and meet evidence and consensus-based standards of care.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a primary care physician leader who desires a senior leadership position with a highly respected institution at a significant time of development and growth.
Wilmington, Delaware, located in New Castle County, is home to approximately 550,0000 residents who have easy access to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC, as well as tax-free shopping.
New Castle County offers a perfect blend of metropolitan atmosphere and small-town charm. The county is home to the University of Delaware as well as world-class museums, mansions and gardens, fabulous art and antique collections, a thriving arts and theatre community, concert and jazz scene, gorgeous countryside and award-winning hotels and restaurants. Wilmington is just a short drive to Delaware’s southernmost county, which features some of the country’s best beaches, restaurants, wildlife, nightlife, golf courses and boardwalk areas. Delaware is a great place to live, work and do business.
The selected physician leader will possess the following:
MD or DO degree from an LCME approved medical school.
Board Certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Licensed or eligible for licensure in Delaware.
Experience in primary care delivery in an outpatient setting.
Familiar with contemporary models of outpatient care.
Experience developing and/or implementing a comprehensive primary care strategy.
Knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures; academic experience is a plus.
Experience with addressing the unique challenges of health disparities is a plus.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Knowledge of principles of credentialing and privileging.
Internal Number: 3638
About Phillips DiPisa on behalf of Christiana Care Health System
Phillips DiPisa, an AMN Healthcare Company, is a retained executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences industries. Ranked as one of the top healthcare recruiting firms in the country, Phillips DiPisa is known for being Leaders in Recruiting Leaders by its growing base of clients across the country, drawing on a national pool of candidates. For more information please visit www.phillipsdipisa.com
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