Responsible for cultivating and promoting alignment, engagement and integration of the physician workforce and a culture committed to high performance.
Focuses on communication and trust building to foster a mutually committed relationship between physicians and the organization resulting in the pursuit of organization goals and physician career enrichment.
The VP Medical Affairs will report to the System Chief Medical Officer.
Partners with physician leaders to help lead the organization’s agendas for clinical quality and safety, patient experience, and cost of clinical care, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures; performance metrics, targets, and incentive systems; action plans for improvement; clinical pathways; coordination across the spectrum of care to outside organizations and providers; integration of quality, safety and efficiency into new models of care; researching internal and external best practices.
Provides a medical/physician perspective and expertise in the development and implementation of corporate objectives.
Participates in the Physician Retention program to include physician and hospital rounding.
Assists Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in its recruiting efforts of quality providers including reference checks and attending meetings with candidates.
Assists in the development and execution of the provider orientation program.
Represents Owensboro Health Regional Hospital on the Clinical Leadership and Clinical Integration Steering Committees.
Actively works with the Chief Medical Information Officer (C MIO) on protocols/care pathways/best practices that align with the clinical integration strategy.
Participates in the Owensboro Health Peer Review process as determined by the peer review structure.
Facilitates dispute resolution between providers as needed.
Investigates and addresses breaches of quality patient care or ethical conduct by medical staff members and makes appropriate recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer (C MO).
Develops and/or coordinates educational modules around key clinical topics as needed.
Undertakes regular review of clinical policies and procedures and coordinate updates as necessary.
Facilitates discussions with providers on issues surrounding quality, variation, and performance improvement; including chart reviews to align practice patterns.
Doctorate degree in Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine required. Master's degree in Healthcare Administration preferred.
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky or eligible, together with all customary narcotics and controlled substance numbers and licenses as required by State and Federal Law. Board certified or eligible in specialty as appropriate.
10 years progressive experience in a related field required.
Ability to promote favorable medical group image with employed providers, independent providers, patients, payers, and the general public.
Demonstrated ability to manage people in setting goals, giving appropriate support and holding employees accountable for projects.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Team-oriented cooperative attitude.
Demonstrated experience in consensus building.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of medical management practices.
Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards.
Strong change management skills.
Must demonstrate personal traits of high level of motivation.
Must place a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.
Skills and Attributes:
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action
Owensboro Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, community healthcare system serving a 14-county region in western Kentucky and southern Indiana; Anchored by the flagship Owensboro Health Regional Hospital - a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility with 477 licensed beds, along with additional acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care sites. Recently ranked #1 in Kentucky and in the Top 10% ...in the nation for Overall Hospital Care as recognized by CareChex® and consistently ranked by Healthgrades as one of America’s Top 100 Hospitals.
Owensboro Health is a market dominant, vibrant, and growing health system that is deeply committed to meeting the needs of its community and ensuring that it is positioned to continue meeting those needs well into the future. With 4300+ employees including more than 170 providers representing 32 advanced specialties in 29 locations; Owensboro Health is currently pursuing a number of key growth initiatives relating to market expansion, physician alignment, enhancement of key service lines, ambulatory service development, clinical and operational improvement, and implementation of clinical integration and population health management initiatives. This is an exciting time to join a team of passionate healthcare professionals and embark upon a career-advancing opportunity to ensure the continued positive contribution of Owensboro Heath to fulfill it's mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve