VP, Medical Affairs - SCH

Hampton, VA
Mar 21, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara CarePlex Hospital is seeking a full-time Vice President for Medical Affairs.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital (SCH) is a technologically advanced, acute care hospital, and Certified Primary Stroke Center located in Hampton, Va. The 224-bed hospital offers an eICU® to monitor patients even more closely with state-of-the-art equipment and computer software. Sentara CarePlex Hospital provides care through advanced surgical programs, emergency cardiac intervention and fellowship-trained physicians. It is also home to the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex Hospital, the area's first dedicated orthopedic hospital, taking specialized orthopedic care to a new level.

As a vital member of the SCH executive team, the Vice President for Medical Affairs (VPMA) serves as the primary liaison to the SCH Medical Staff. The VPMA advises, supports, educates and mentors the leaders of the SCH Medical Staff to ensure that the medical staff functions of the organized medical staff are detailed in the Medical Staff By-Laws and Rules & Regulations are carried out in an effective and efficient manner. The position is also responsible for the functioning of the Medical Staff, including credentialing, for integrating both quality and cost information through data driven initiatives and for ensuring the appropriate response and follow-up required by the various physician departments and committees. The VPMA assists in assuring positive interdisciplinary communication between the Hospital, the formal Medical Staff and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Sentara Healthcare. The VPMA assists in coordinating performance improvement, resource management, and patient quality related activities of the hospital and assures that the PI/UM plans of the hospital meet the requirements of the DNV Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and other regulatory bodies. The Vice President, Medical Affairs provides leadership and supervision for operating units as assigned.

Education Level
M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic school. Completion of an ACGME accredited residency program. Advanced training healthcare administration preferred - MHA, MBA, MMM, MPH etc.

A minimum of five years of active practice in area of specialization. At least 3 years of experience in hospital, medical group, private practice or medical staff leadership roles. Demonstrated experience leading departmental operations preferred. Previous experience with admitting, chart review and EPI preferred.

Required: Medical Doctor. Board certification in specialty required.

Required: Communication, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Negotiation, Systems Evaluation, Conflict Resolution. Knowledgeable of contemporary practice issues within medicine, and outcomes measurement of clinical quality and utilization. Must be familiar with all aspects of hospital operations.

Required Competencies and Attributes:

- Demonstrates effective change management skills.
- Develops, monitors and continually improves systems and processes to ensure the highest quality of care, patient safety and evidence-based medical standards.
- Participative leadership style, personable and approachable.
- Promotes a patient-centered healing environment.
- Promotes the use and implementation of technology in the workplace in order to streamline operations, facilitate communications and optimize work processes.
- Gains medical staff support when developing, implementing, and promoting projects, ventures and programs. Effectively represents physician and administration views.
- Builds effective relationships across the organization to include board of directors, medical staff, senior management, clinical leaders, staff and patients.
- Communicates effectively (written, oral, one-on-one, groups), has strong follow through.
- Demonstrates skill in conflict resolution, problem solving, negotiation and teambuilding.
- Prioritizes and manages multiple initiatives and tasks for him/herself, and others in an effective manner
- Maintains a working knowledge of applicable national, state and local laws and regulations, DNV, JCAHO, NCQA and other regulatory requirements affecting the medical and allied health staff.

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