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Senior Medical Director Medical Specialties Clinical Program, Canyons Region
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: R63387
The Medical Specialties Senior Medical Director works collaboratively in a dyad or triad leadership structure to define, establish, and oversee the work of the Medical Specialties Clinical Program and the Medical Specialties Service Line. The Senior Medical Director works collaboratively with all Canyons Region disciplines including ambulatory-based care, acute care, clinical programs, medical group, shared clinical services, and the clinically integrated network. The Senior Medical Director provides leadership, oversight, and support for the development of a culture of high reliability and the measurement of care, identifying opportunities, building relationships, and executing on strategies to drive the performance and measured improvement of the clinical program and service line.
The Medical Specialties Senior Medical Director is a region-wide leadership role reporting to the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory-based Care the with accountability for the Medical Specialties Clinical Program and Service Line. The position operates in a dyad or triad leadership structure with key organizational relationships across Intermountain Healthcare with a specific focus on leading the performance, continuous improvement, and strategic direction of the clinical program and service line in the Canyon’s region, as well as supervising subordinate medical leaders and medical group employed physicians in the relevant specialties.
This physician is the model clinical leader for the model healthcare system as evidenced by integrity, passion, and energy; being a champion of Intermountain's mission, vision, and values; effective implementation of Intermountain's operating model; professional dress and presentations; professional proposals and business plans.
Supervises and promotes the development of subordinate physician leaders in the portfolio’s specialties.
Leads Physician and Advanced Practice Clinician collaborations and defines and establishes care models that best meet patient needs and the fundamentals of extraordinary care (quality, safety, patient experience, equity, access, stewardship, engaged caregivers, and smart growth).
Leads the process, with clinical program directors, to identify where and how care should be provided across the region.
Ensures that evidence-based clinical care standards are established and effectively implemented across the region for appropriate caregivers.
Establishes referral standards and compacts between primary and specialty care to ensure consistent, high-quality, coordinated, and efficient care.
Leads development of care processes to support value and risk-based payment models, including the use of virtual consults, eConsults, and traditional patient visits.
Establishes professional standards for physicians within the portfolio’s specialties in collaboration with the Associate Chief Medical Officers.
Builds and fosters physician alignment across the region.
Collaborates with medical group clinics to ensure effective performance of and satisfaction with services provided.
Participates in the mapping of the patient care journey from ambulatory care settings through episodic acute care settings, collaborating effectively at intersections of care.
Supports and drives results for key quality, experience, cost, and utilization metrics.
Effectively communicates to boards, colleagues, community, and other health systems the work and successes of the clinical program and service line.
Leads the physician recruitment process for the system for specialists within the portfolio’s specialties, including, leading the development of the annual physician recruitment plan, involving all key stakeholders in the process.
Effectively addresses performance concerns for providers, including peer review for cases within the portfolio’s specialties, in collaboration with the Associate Chief Medical Officers.
Supports appropriate research endeavors and research strategy within the portfolio’s specialties by working collaboratively with the Office of Research.
Supports appropriate educational endeavors and education strategy within the portfolio’s specialties by working collaboratively with the Office of Education.
Participates in the strategic planning and goal setting processes for the portfolio’s specialties and clinical program, ensuring that annual goals and key performance metrics are established. Promotes goal achievement and maintains goals set by the organization.
Evaluates annual performance for physician leaders within the portfolio’s specialties
D. or D.O. Education must be obtained through an ACGME or AOA accredited institution and will be verified.
ABMS or equivalent AOA Board Certification
Active Utah Medical Licensure, or in process of obtaining licensure.
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
Three years of clinical experience in an applicable medical subspecialty practice setting.
Three years of experience leading successful improvement in clinical settings.
Experience with change management with the ability to provide leadership in the adaptation and implementation of new processes or technology that enhance safety.
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Three years of progressive healthcare leadership experience.
Master's degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Public Health or other business-related field.
Trained in improvement science (i.e., Six Sigma, Lean, Project management, Intermountain’s Advanced Training Program).
Experience working in a complex health system (hospitals, ambulatory clinics, post-acute care, etc.).
Demonstrated leadership of clinicians.
Certified in healthcare communication, coaching, or an equivalent experience with external entities that drive and support Experience of Care approaches and standards, including government agencies, academic institutions, universities and related organizations of higher education, and other public institutions.
Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
See and read computer monitors and documents.
Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.
Intermountain Healthcare is an integrated, nationally recognized, not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City. It includes a connected network of 24 hospitals, 210 clinics, Medical Group of >2,800, insurance plans, telehealth, homecare, and other health and wellness programs that serve Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and other part of the Intermountain West.
Intermountain Healthcare is viewed as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable cost. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.
Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with out regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.