Program Medical Director

Employer
Sound Physicians
Location
Lufkin, Texas
Posted
Jan 05, 2021
Closes
Jan 05, 2022
Ref
2069884
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Join a Collegial Practice Where You Thrive

Sound Physicians, a physician-founded and led organization, focuses on improving quality, patient satisfaction, and ICU performance. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the way critical care is provided. This is accomplished by our relentless pursuit to create value and eliminate waste in the ICU, implementing critical care programs that focus on improving the lives of patients while creating value for our hospital partners.

We ensure that physicians have the time and resources needed to deliver compassionate care that measurably improves quality and lowers the cost of healthcare for patients in the communities we serve. Our culture promotes physician autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Physicians have the ability to effectively participate in the process of change management within the community hospital ICU setting.

As a Program Medical Director with Sound Critical Care, you will develop, lead, and mentor your team; developing policies and guidelines while improving efficiencies through monitoring quality and efficiency metrics. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the way critical care is provided. This is accomplished by our relentless pursuit to create value and eliminate waste in the ICU, implementing critical care programs that focus on improving the lives of patients while creating value for our hospital partners.

The Team – The Hospital

We are seeking an experienced critical care physician to lead our newest ICU program at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital.  The Critical Care Program Medical Director will have the opportunity to build a top-notch ICU program with the support of the Sound Critical Care senior clinical and operations team.   

CHI St. Luke's Health has received many national, state, and local awards including, Level IV Trauma Center designation by Texas Department of State Health Services; 2020 Among the Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by US News & World Report; Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and Leader in Heart Health.  For a complete list of Awards and Recognition please visit memorialhealth.us 

  • 229-bed, non-profit hospital
  • 24-bed, co-managed ICU; medical and surgical patients
  • Team of 2.5 intensivists
  • Program Medical Director duties will be 80% clinical and 20% administrative  

Education, Training & Experience Required

The Critical Care Program Medical Director will oversee a team of experienced critical care physicians and advanced practice providers.  You will practice clinically in addition to administrative responsibilities and should have at least five years of leadership experience in a large ICU.

  • MD or DO
  • Must be board certified or board eligible in critical care medicine with 5+ years of critical care experience
  • ICU Medical Director experience preferred
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Must have a commitment to excellence in clinical service, be forward-thinking and demonstrate problem-solving abilities necessary in this environment
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform all technical skills in the critical care setting

Location & Lifestyle

Lufkin, Texas is located in East Texas, approximately 2-hours Northeast of Houston and within driving distance to Dallas and Waco.   Lufkin has the quaintness of a small town yet serves as a hub for regional retail shopping, medical facilities, industry, and government, creating a population of diverse culture and ethnicity.  Nestled in the Texas Forest Country, Lufkin offers a wide range of recreational activities and features beautiful parks and open spaces. 

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