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Site Medical Director of Emergency Services - Midtown

Company: Deaconess Health System
Location: Evansville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Deaconess Emergency Medicine Site Medical Director - Midtown Campus

The two positions (Midtown and Gateway) will be a full time ED Physicians (15 shifts/month) plus 108 hours of additional administrative hours per year.

Deaconess Emergency Medicine Site Medical Director

Position Summary

The position facilitates communication and understanding among the various clinical components of the Deaconess Emergency Department assuring the provision of high quality care to the patients served by our institution. The EM Site Medical Director provides medical perspective, knowledge, experience, and leadership to one of the site locations of the Deaconess Emergency Department and communication between the physicians and administrative leadership. The EM Site Medical Director is part of the Emergency Department Leadership team and is primarily responsible for carrying out these duties as they relate to Emergency Department Physicians of their location. The definition of Emergency Department Leadership may vary from time to time and assignment of the EM Site Medical Director responsibilities will be defined in the current organizational chart.

This is a position that provides substantial input into the direction and operations of the Emergency Department and its relationships with Deaconess Health System. It has a wide range of involvements from liaison duties with physicians to the development of patient safety initiatives.

The EM Site Medical Director will work closely in these responsibilities with the EM Systems Medical Director, Senior Vice President, Director, and Practice Manager. When directed they are to carry out their duties in other areas of the Emergency Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

To foster patient centered medical care with the aim of developing better care, resulting in better outcomes and lower costs. Helping establish efficient work flows, practice protocols and guidelines for managing patient care in emergency services. Advocating, monitoring, and maintaining a system that provides feedback to providers, individually and collectively, with regard to their cost effectiveness, assisting them to achieve selected utilization, cost and quality outcomes and (among other things) financial goals.

Working jointly with the Operational Leadership Team; collaborates with other EM Leaders in formulating and implementing Deaconess patient care strategy ensuring that the range services provided is appropriate and sustainable and that any proposed changes and developments are clinically sound, and economically efficient.

Assist the EM Systems Medical Director with the recruitment of practitioners to the community and collaborate with other EM Leaders for new service and program opportunities. Assist with the orientation and evaluation of new physicians to Deaconess.

Provide physicians with regular follow-up in regards to performance in terms of quality metrics, patient satisfaction, working well with the medical team and productivity metrics. Serve as a guide to new physicians to help them transition successfully to become a successful part of the Emergency Department and contribute to Deaconess' success. When a provider is found to have performance deficiencies, it is the responsibility of the Site Director in coordination with the EM Systems Medical Director to work with, mentor and help address deficiencies directly or to otherwise insure the help needed is provided.

Conducts performance reviews during any probation and/or initial contract renewal periods, and provides summary report for appropriate Board review and consideration within six (6) months prior to contract renewal/notice requirements.

Contribute to the development and implementation of the Deaconess long term vision, strategic direction and governance arrangements. Oversee the professional environment required to promote high quality patient care and sound business operations both financially and personally for physicians, and conductive to the delivery of the Hospital's clinical strategy and wider objectives and values.

Keywords: Deaconess Health System, Evansville , Site Medical Director of Emergency Services - Midtown, Executive , Evansville, Indiana

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