Physician - Hospitalist Medical Director

Employer
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Location
Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
Posted
Jul 16, 2019
Closes
Jul 15, 2020
Ref
1996485
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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The Hospitalist Medical Director is accountable for the performance of the hospitalist group, setting the tone for evidence-based, collaborative clinical care, and outcomes driven patient experiences. The Medical Director works with the hospitalist providers and other health system leaders to develop team engagement and ensure smooth, effective transitions of care for patients. The Hospitalist Medical Director collaborates with the program s Regional Administrator in a dyad model.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

Provide inpatient care from admission through discharge for patients admitted to Jefferson Health New Jersey (JHNJ) hospitals. Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of inpatient nursing and support staff as required.

Hold regular documented meetings with providers to discuss systems/patient flow, quality outcomes, scheduling and other operational matters, encouraging team process and engagement from all.

Assist in the professional development and growth of each individual provider including Advanced Practice Providers (APPs). Ensure that APPs receive the appropriate clinical development and ongoing supervision.

Regularly review and annually sign off (as approved and updated) the latest Joint Commission standard policies, procedures, and evidence based clinical protocols for patient care.

Participate actively in the recruitment, selection, and onboarding of new providers, including orientation to multi-disciplinary team process.

Coordinate providers schedules to efficiently meet the needs of patients admission, discharge, and daily care needs. Ensure that providers schedules are designed to optimize our patients cycling through the system

Review, investigate, manage and resolve all complaints / concerns about providers arising from patients, medical staff, or administration through Quantros or successor software. Provide coaching, counseling, retraining, and direction as needed to ensure positive performance development.

Regularly attend and participate in other medical staff committees, as requested by JHNJ leadership, within scope of responsibilities and administrative hours.

Work with representatives from case management and other related areas to ensure that documentation accurately reflects patient acuity and the full scope of care rendered.

Assist with development and maintenance of continuous quality improvement programs with a focus on clinical quality/patient safety, patient experience, care transitions, and patient throughput.

Assist in development, coordination and completion of educational programs for providers that are designed to help them successfully contribute to JHNJ s objective for delivering the best clinical outcomes, the best care transitions, and the best patient experiences.

Mentor and support providers in communications with patients and families to ensure effective care and best patient experiences of care.

Jefferson Health provides an extensive care network with offices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, along with 14 hospital locations to choose from throughout South Jersey and Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties. We offer excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the greater Philadelphia region, while educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Active medical license in the state of New Jersey

Board Certification

Experience in Hospital Medicine with preferred leadership experience and training

Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation s best in 10 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and trans-disciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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