SRMC IM Residency Continuity Clinic Site Director

Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Roseville, California
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Internal Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

Our Philosophy:

Our mission at Sutter Health is to enhance the well-being of people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in healthcare services. Our Core Faculty members are significant contributors to that vision. The site director for the internal medicine continuity clinic would be considered a core faculty member. Core faculty members are a foundational element of Graduate Medical Education (GME). Core faculty members provide an important bridge allowing residents to grow and become practice-ready, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care. They are role models for future generations of physicians by demonstrating compassion, commitment to excellence in teaching and patient care, professionalism, and a dedication to lifelong learning. By employing a scholarly approach to patient care, faculty members, through the graduate medical education vision, improve the health of the individual and the population.

Core faculty members ensure that patients receive the level of care expected from a board-certified physician in the field. They recognize and respond to the needs of the patients, residents, community, and institution. Faculty members provide appropriate levels of supervision to promote patient safety. They are responsible for creating an effective learning environment by acting in a professional manner and attending to the well-being of the residents and themselves.

Core Faculty members are a part of Sutter Health sponsored ACGME -accredited residency and/or fellowship programs and participate in the general administration of the program, providing didactic experience, resident supervision, and other duties related to the program as assigned by the specialty-specific Program Directors. Core Faculty members are integral components of the Residency Program and must embody the values that we uphold at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The Residency Program at Sutter Roseville Medical Center is deeply committed to Diversity, Equity, and, Inclusion. We have a responsibility to ensure that we provide care to all individuals from all backgrounds. It is our duty to provide care in a way that allows everyone to feel respected, valued, and included.

Duties of the Internal Medicine Continuity Clinic Site Director:

Resident Specific:

  • Supervise residents and medical students in the outpatient continuity clinic
  • Create an effective ambulatory practice, balancing educational, service, and patient needs
  • Develop processes that teach residents cost-effective medicine through programs to manage pharmaceutical costs, document/code/bill correctly, consult appropriately, and time management
  • Continually revise and implement ambulatory curriculum by identifying and expanding ambulatory learning experiences to provide a balanced education in ambulatory medicine
  • Complete resident and student evaluations as assigned by the program/department
  • Mentor resident physicians
  • Participate in resident morning report on weekdays when patient care activities allow
  • Participate in curriculum development with the Residency program
  • Advises and assists in resident evaluation
  • Completes faculty evaluations of residents in a timely manner
  • Evaluate physician residents, using competency-based/milestone evaluations via direct observation and other relevant evaluation methods
  • Respect the ACGME limits on resident work hours, pay close attention to signs of fatigue and sleep deprivation in individuals, and intervene as appropriate

Clinic Duties:

  • Serves as the Ambulatory Site Director for the hospital-based Internal Medicine Continuity Clinic at Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • Serve as general medicine attending physician of record or consultant for patients in the outpatient clinic
  • Perform or supervise the performance of patient care services including history-physical examinations and reports, clinic visit notes and evaluations, and similar services that are customarily performed in an outpatient general medicine clinic
  • Make referrals for secondary and tertiary care
  • Collaborate with other attending physicians and consultants
  • Document involvement in patient care in the medical record and record charges appropriate to the level of service provided and documented
  • Participate in performance improvement projects
  • Perform duties in a manner that complies with all applicable standards, rules, policies, and regulations of the hospital, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Sutter Health, Joint Commission, and applicable local, state, and federal regulations
  • Provide medical direction and administration to ensure an adequate and qualified learning experience for the internal medicine residents
  • Develop the schedule for the Clinic attending physicians
  • In conjunction with program leadership, approve attendings to supervise in the continuity clinic
  • Direct provider and medical care team meetings
  • Participate in various administrative/clinical staff meetings
  • Participates as a member of the internal medicine residency leadership team
  • Provide leadership and assist in efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the resident clinic
  • Serve as a member of the Clinical Competence Committee and Program Evaluation Committee and attend faculty and residency meetings
  • Support and participate in scholarly activity that has an ambulatory or quality improvement focus
  • Ensure that faculty and residents comply with procurement and capital equipment purchases process and agree to work within the framework of the standardized medical supply, equipment, office supply, formulary, medical records, clinical pathway guidelines, etc.
  • Ensure that faculty and residents comply with all managed care policies including utilization review and monitoring
  • Participate in committees as assigned by the Program Director
  • Develop and provide ongoing updates on the goals and objectives related to resident rotations assigned by Program Director
  • Serve as faculty mentor for the resident / provide role modeling opportunities an
    ongoing mentorship for residents
  • Duties as assigned by the Program Director
  • Act as supervising provider for Advanced Practice Clinicians employed by the clinic
  • Collaborate with additional clinic leadership regarding clinic operations

Qualifications of a Core Faculty Member:

  • Must have and maintain current certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the education of residents
  • Devote sufficient time to the Residency Program to fulfill their supervisory and teaching responsibilities
  • Pursue faculty development at least annually to enhance their skills in the areas of education, quality improvement and patient safety, physician well-being, and patient care based on their practice-based learning and improvement efforts
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the most up-to-date program-specific requirements
  • Include current licensure and appropriate medical staff appointment
  • Include ongoing clinical activity
  • Must demonstrate ongoing academic achievements in the specialty, such as publications, the development of educational programs, the conduct of research or other scholarly activity
  • Be licensed to practice medicine in the state of California

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