VP Medical Affairs

SSM Health
Lake Saint Louis, MO
Dec 18, 2020
Dec 18, 2021
Other Specialty
VP Medical Affairs

  • Job Description Summary

Develops short- and long-term goals and plans ensuring alignment with broader organization priorities. Utilizes metrics and organization vision to lead and direct strategic medical practice and standards, patient safety, clinical outcomes and patient, employee and physician satisfaction. Develops and implements medical practice standards and guidelines across organization to ensure the safe provision of quality patient care.

The VPMA is one of three executive leaders within the Campus Executive Team. Primarily acts as the liaison between the medical staff and the hospital for all areas of patient safety, quality, and performance. This position is critical to the day to day operations of the hospital and achieving the ministry key performing indicator's, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Description

  • Serves as a member of the leadership team providing strategic direction on medical related issues. Works effectively as a team member in a dynamic executive environment in a matrix organization, and promotes teamwork within and across the organization by maintaining positive relationships and utilizing effective problem solving skills.
  • Regularly displays and encourages ethical behavior in the areas of business ethics, legal compliance, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, vendor relationships and the reporting of questionable activities. Serves as a role model and mentor to providers and leadership.
  • Interacts with physicians and other healthcare professionals serving as a bridge between the organization and it's customers. Manages external relationships with the scientific community as well as with patient groups and authorities.
  • Communicates clinical knowledge to health care professionals and stakeholders. Manages relationships with physicians and the public.
  • Oversees review process for promotional and non-promotional materials that are produced by the organization.
  • Oversees medical advisory boards.
  • Oversees communications of health policy and standard of care with physicians and medical community. Serves as a liaison to the general public regarding the practice of medicine in the organization. Reviews and approves all draft communications regarding medical policies and procedures.
  • Oversees human resource management for the assigned area creating a culture of employee engagement. Ensures HR policies are administered consistently across function. Organizes area through appropriate structure and delegation of functions. Identifies succession planning needs within the team.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Doctorate from an accredited school of medicine

  • Ten years' experience, with five years' in leadership

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.