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Site Medical Director for Infection Control/ Infectious Disease Specialist

Mass General Brigham Community Physicians
Northampton, Massachusetts
Closing date
Dec 6, 2024

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Infectious Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, a member of Massachusetts General Brigham, is currently seeking a Board-Certified Infectious Disease Specialist to join our employed multispecialty group.

The focus will be on serving as Site Medical Director for Infection Control for approximately 20 hours per week as well as providing both inpatient and outpatient Infectious Disease consultation services. Our Infection Control Department has been a strong, vital, and successful department, using data and innovation to continually improve the quality of patient care. It enjoys support and respect from the administration and has a positive working relationship and easy communication with all other hospital departments.

The Site Medical Director for Infection Control is a key part of the Infection Control team at Mass General Brigham. This role will report directly to the MGB Chief of Infection Control. The physician in this role will provide clinical support in the day-to-day operations of site(s) infection control teams, supporting the execution of system infection prevention and control strategies and processes.

This role will maintain sound organizational relationships, work well within a matrixed and integrated health care system, and will be facile in performing bi-directional communication with MGB leadership and the site.

The department consists of a part-time Medical Director, one full-time IP Nurse Manager, one part-time nurse who reviews cases, and part-time support from a data analyst. Cooley Dickinson Hospital utilizes EPIC as our EMR and its infection control module, Bugsy, to monitor for infections. The incumbent would serve as the Co-chair of the Infection Prevention Committee. They would also create and implement, with the IP Nurse Manager, an annual Infection Control Plan and provide IP leadership for the Medical Staff.

Our current team of infectious disease (ID) physicians sees both inpatients and outpatients with a variety of medical conditions including HIV, tick-borne diseases, cancer-related complications, and occasional tropical and travel-related diseases. While the practice is based out of a community hospital, we offer modern therapies such as fecal microbial transplantation. HIV care supported by a local HIV support organization with Ryan White funding. We are also proud that we were one of the first hospitals in the country to use UV light to try to combat hospital-associated infections. Our ICU is staffed by intensivists, with a significantly lower mortality than the national average. One provider on our ID team also chairs the well-regarded multi-departmental Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the candidate would be expected to participate in those activities.

Our team currently consists of two physicians and a nurse practitioner who treat patients in a judgment-free environment that respects all cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, and lifestyle choices. The ideal candidate will be patient-focused and have a demonstrated track record of providing compassionate and expert health care. This role would be expected to participate in on-call coverage with the ID team, to provide 24/7, 365 days/year coverage for both office and inpatient services. The current schedule includes one on-call weekend per month.

About the organization:

The Cooley Dickinson Hospital system, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, has a medical staff of approximately 500 active members (physicians and advanced practice clinicians). The system is comprised of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, as well as a VNA and Hospice. We pride ourselves on being a progressive, empowering employer, and a place for everyone. We are driven by our responsibility to create a culture of continuous improvement and be an all-inclusive health care provider, employer, and leader in our community.

The system s 140-bed hospital annually admits 8600 patients, treats 34,000 emergency patients and delivers approximately 600 babies. The Cooley Dickinson Medical Group (CDMG), the fastest-growing part of the system, consists of approximately 74 physicians and 37 advanced practice clinicians who provide care at 11 locations.

About the area:

Northampton, a dynamic arts and five-college community in western Massachusetts, has been named one of the best U.S. destinations for restaurants, theater, galleries, and overall quality of life by Leisure Magazine and other travel writers. It features a vibrant arts and culture scene, great educational opportunities for all ages, and a location convenient to all rural and major metropolitan areas throughout New England including three major cities: Hartford (45 miles), Boston (100 miles), and New York City (150 miles).

It is the policy of Cooley Dickinson Health Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Cooley Dickinson Health Care embraces diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply.

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