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Physician- Chief Quality & Academic Officer

Company: Ascension Health
Location: Nashville
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:


  • Department: Graduate Medical Education
  • Schedule: Part-time Days
  • Hospital: Ascension St Thomas
  • Location: Nashville, TNThis role will directly oversee as program leader at UTHSC Department Chair and Saint Thomas Research Institute.Benefits Paid time off (PTO) Various health insurance options & wellness plans Retirement benefits including employer match plans Long-term & short-term disability Employee assistance programs (EAP) Parental leave & adoption assistance Tuition reimbursement Ways to give back to your community*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.Responsibilities Plan and direct medical policies and programs. Define and achieve financial targets in supportof business goals; evaluate organizational functions and structure to best determine the allocationand utilization of services.
    • Facilitate strategic clinical relationships with physicians. Work with leadership to develop astrategic plan for growth of clinical practice.
    • Ensure that clinical programs are in compliance with governmental and regulatory requirements.
    • Implemens utilization review and quality improvement systems. Implement educational programs andofferings.
    • May provide medical services to patients in an assigned area.
    • Prepare annual operating budget for assigned service areas.
    • Consult with planning and operations leadership in new program development. Supervise any assignedmedical/resident programs.
    • Participation and clinical leadership in the development and review of appropriate clinical protocols and the development and oversight of metrics to demonstrate program impact.Academic Affairs / GMELeads strategic planning, resource allocation, and the management of academic education, research, related clinical programs and other external affairs.Serves as Chair in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), College of Medicine, and performs duties as outlined in .Builds business in the areas of academic education and research, related clinical programs and other external affairs.Ensures collaboration across various functional areas. Fosters relationships with external industry sponsors, area hospitals and local universities.Expands community services to provide cost-effective care to low-income and uninsured residents in the market.Ensures academic relationships are developed and maintained in the market.Saint Thomas Research InstituteLeads and responsible for the operational and financial performance of the Saint Thomas Research InstituteLeads the organization's overall research strategy, research education, and performance effectiveness.Builds and maintains relationships with key stakeholders to advance the goals and objectives of the research program. Engages and coordinates the work of the Institutes medical directors.Manages the development and offerings of the ongoing education work activities of the organization.UTHSC Department Chair of Clinical MedicineGeneral expectations as Chair include duties routinely expected of a Chair. This includes clinical, research and educational administrative and supervisory tasks as well as other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs & GME Nashville Region, College of Medicine UTHSC. Duties, in part, include:ClinicalServe as a representative of UTHSC in dealings with the hospitals and Saint Thomas Health as It relates to clinical issuesAssist, as needed and as appropriate, faculty and Saint Thomas Health in meeting and exceeding clinical metricsResearchProvide guidance and oversight of all research activities in the departmentEducationWork with the UTHSC Office of GME on GME activities in the departmentWork with the Assistant Dean of UME in Nashville on UME activitiesFacultyIn conjunction with the Associate Dean, conduct annual reviews of all facultyDirect or participate in new recruits into St Thomas Health that will also be members of the departmentEstablish and maintain a system for faculty development/ improvement as it relates to research, teaching and promotionFinances/StaffAssumes responsibility for all department finances and oversees staff, with the assistance of the Associate Dean and the Manager of GMERequirements Licensure / Certification / Registration:One or more of the following required:
      • Physician MD/DO credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners obtained prior to hiredate or job transfer date.
      • Podiatrist credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners obtained prior to hire date orjob transfer date.Education:
        • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor ofDental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Optometry (OD) or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) required.Additional Preferences No additional preferences.Why Join Our Team Ascension Saint Thomas is a leading health care system with a 125-year history of providing care to the community, and is the only faith-based, non profit health system in Middle Tennessee.Today, the health system offers a highly comprehensive system of care, with more than 250 sites of care that cover a 45-county area in Tennessee consisting of 16 hospitals and a network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and specialty facilities.Across the state, Ascension Saint Thomas and its partner organizations employ more than 11,000 dedicated associates who care for millions of patients each year.Ascension Saint Thomas is part of Ascension, one of the nations largest faith-based healthcare organizations committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 134,000 associates, 35,000 affiliated providers and 140 hospitals, serving communities in 19 states and the District of Columbia.Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.For further information, view the poster or poster.As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.E-Verify Statement This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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