A. The Physician Services Medical Director (“Medical Director”) is the senior medical leadership position within the Northwestern Medical Center (“NMC”) Physician Services Division. The Medical Director has a matrix reporting relationship directly to the NMC Chief Medical Officer (“CMO”) and secondarily to the Assistant Vice President, Physician Services (“AVP”). The Medical Director is considered to be the partner of the AVP in the overall operation of Physician Services. All physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APC) either employed or contracted by Physician Services report to the Medical Director. Certain “practices” within NMC are operated as “clinics’, and there are various hospital-based physicians such as ED physicians and pathologists. None of these are within the purview of the Physician Services Division or the Medical Director. The Medical Director delegates administrative oversight to Physician Services management.
B. The Medical Director is responsible for the quality of medical care provided by the practitioners of Physician Services. He/she collaborates with management to design, implement and evaluate an ongoing and comprehensive performance improvement program to enhance patient-centered care, improve outcomes, decrease medical errors, and enhance patient safety. Through the methods of his/her choice, the Medical Director will establish and maintain the standards of care and will monitor the performance of individual practitioners on the achievement of those standards. Together with the AVP is responsible to NMC Leadership
for the overall performance of the Physician Services Division.
A. Education: Must have an M.D. or D.O. degree and be board certified by a nationally recognized specialty board of medical practice and hold a current license to practice medicine in the State of Vermont.
B. Prior Experience:
a. A minimum of 5 years clinical practice experience, preferably in a multispecialty group practice or integrated hospital system is required.
b. Previous leadership roles at the practice or group level are strongly preferred.
c. Experience in the advocacy and implementation of medical best practices and process improvement is highly desired.
d. The person should possess knowledge of group practice operations and governance.
a. The physician is recognized and respected by their peers for their clinical excellence and professional acumen.
b. The person must have a desire to fill a leadership role and is comfortable bearing the responsibilities commensurate with the role.
c. Experience in an electronic health record environment is preferred.
d. Experience with process improvement methodologies is a plus.
St. Albans, Vermont, 05478, USA
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