ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, PRIMARY CARE (PEDIATRICS)
MENLO PARK, CA
At Stanford Children's Health, we’re focused on bringing world-class, family-centered care to communities spanning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. A new physician group developed in partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCH) and the Stanford School of Medicine (SOM), we are bringing together some of medicine’s premier talent to meet the health challenges faced by today’s children and expectant mothers. If you’d like to be part of an organization that’s establishing new standards of care—and helping children and their families grow stronger every step of the way—consider joining us today in Menlo Park.
The Associate Medical Director, Primary Care serves as a medical leader of the LPCH Medical Foundation owned and operated by LPCH, with SOM, within which clinical services are provided by Packard Medical Group physicians. Reporting to the Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA) Medical Director, the Associate Medical Director, Primary Care partners with the PCHA primary care lead physicians, PCHA primary care practice managers, PCHA primary care providers and respective administrative associates, to lead the development of the network primary care physician offices and clinics associated with LPCH and its care delivery system. In this capacity, the Associate Medical Director, ensures the highest level of quality, safety and service within PCHA primary care practices consistent with the vision, values, mission and strategic priorities of LPCH. The Medical Director’s goal is to promote high value, high quality family centered care based on the Packard Quality Management System (PQMS) and the six over-arching institutional goals: Family Centered Care; Service; Quality; Value/Affordability; Respect for People; and Innovation and Education. The Associate Medical Director will split their time between an administrative role (50%) and other portion of their time (flexible) with a clinical practice at one or our sites.
The essential functions of this position are broken down into these main categories:
- Strategic Leadership: With the PCHA Medical Director and administrative colleagues, provides support and leadership for the development of an LPCH-based integrated care delivery system within which community-based physician offices and LPCH clinics serve as the entry point and potential medical home for patients served within the network; assists in the development of successful primary care practices, including aiding in the recruitment of physicians and advanced practice providers; and provides input to the LPCH strategic marketing plan and assists with its implementation with Strategy and Business Development.
- Quality Management and Performance Improvement: In partnership with the PCHA Medical Director, emphasizes and promotes an environment of standardized clinical work where possible and appropriate, with a focus on superior clinical outcomes, clinical effectiveness and continuous improvement of performance; leads the design and development of appropriate primary care quality improvement measures and incentives to gain provider engagement in achievement of system quality goals; evaluates results of routine coding audits and participates in educational activities of to ensure compliance in medical documentation and physician billing; and ensures that complaints / problems arising from patients / families served by PCHA primary care practices are appropriately resolved in collaboration with relevant management and medical staff personnel.
- Personnel Management: Manages direct reports including PMG employed primary care physicians and advanced practice providers; participates in appropriate management development programs; and provides input regarding performance evaluation and competence of technical and clerical staff in the Foundation, as appropriate.
- Education: Maintains awareness of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) activities taking place within PCHA primary care locations, and ensures an environment supportive of the education and training of healthcare professionals.
- Medical Staff Relations: Works actively to promote positive relations with other Departments, the Medical Staff and the broader LPCH provider network
Requires a graduate of an approved medical school and of an accredited residency program in pediatrics or internal medicine/pediatrics, BC/BE in appropriate discipline, a license to practice medicine in the State of California, a minimum of 5 years of proven successful experience as a practicing clinician and 3 years of successful senior/director level management experience. Must be eligible for hospital privileges, have a strong community health/public health orientation, be experienced in patient care management, demonstrate managed health care knowledge and experience, possess knowledge of or experience with healthcare information systems, such as electronic health records, and have experience in practice management systems and in a multiple provider medical practice. With a passion for clinical and service excellence, a successful candidate will be a respected clinician who has vision with the ability to manage change initiatives incorporating cultural and political implications and impacts, and can quickly gain familiarity with LPCH infrastructure, people and resources. Strong interpersonal, problem solving, collaboration and communication skills are necessary, as is an understanding of and support for collaborative team practice and data driven clinical process standardization. Leadership experience with the ability to influence others, the ability to see the Medical Director role and his/herself, along with PCHA as a whole, within the context of the larger organization and its strategic network, and the capacity to proactively and effectively challenge the status quo and traditional ways of working and thinking are required.
To find out more about how you can make an impact on our growing organization, please send resume and salary requirements with “Associate Medical Director, Primary Care” in the subject line of your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our website at: http://packardnetwork.org. Equal Opportunity Employer