TITLE: Medical Group Primary Care Clinic Lead Physician
REPORTS TO POSITION: Clinical Division Director, Primary Care
DEPARTMENT: St. Charles Health System
DATE LAST REVIEWED: May 18, 2021
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Medical Group Primary Care Clinic Lead Physician, in a dyad relationship with the Clinic Manager, provides operational leadership for the Primary Care Clinic. ("Clinic"). Together with the Clinic Manager, the Clinic Lead Physician is responsible for the achievement of Primary Care Clinical Division strategies by the Clinics, and management of Clinic operations to achieve St. Charles Health System's True North objectives. The Clinic Lead Physician, in collaboration with the Clinic Manager, is also accountable for operating the Clinics in compliance with all applicable policies of St. Charles Health System and its medical staffs. The Clinic Lead Physician participates as a member of the SCMG Primary Care Leadership Council, and also as a member of an MGB Committee or SCMG Management Committee, as requested.
Locations of St. Charles Health System appropriate for the role
Facilities of St. Charles Medical Group
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)
Dyad Relationship: As the physician leader in the dyad, the Lead Physician is primarily responsible for the quality of clinical professionals and of the clinical work in the Clinics. The Lead Physician is responsible for ensuring that Clinics' physicians and advanced practice professionals maintain core Professional Competencies, including: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Systems-Based Practice; Medical Knowledge; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; and Professionalism.
The Lead Physician is also accountable for physician and team productivity; for clinical innovation; for compliance; for development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of clinical pathways and models of care; and for relationships with referring and consulting physicians.
The Lead Physician is responsible for supporting the Clinic Manager in the dyad roles, including the provision of administrative services; revenue management; operating expense management; capital planning and allocation; development, implementation and evaluation of staffing models; operations performance reporting; supply chain management; and support systems services.
The Lead Physician also provides clinical medical care to patients of SCMG.
Experience: we delight our patients, their families, and our community
Achieve top percentile ranking in surveys of patient experience, with particular emphasis on dimensions of patients experiences with physicians and clinical teams
Ensure provision of comprehensive clinical and support services
Participate in SCMG's redesign and implementation of patient journey mapping across the continuum of care to achieve compassionate care delivery during illness episodes and across a lifetime of care experiences
Implement preventive and curative services at the Clinics
Foster community relations and ensure effective communications for patients in respect to both preventive and curative clinical services.
Delivery: we provide innovative, world-class care when and how you need it
Ensure access to care "close to home": identify and address needs of communities served by the Clinics
Expand access by wider application of telemedicine and remote monitoring technologies
Plan, design, develop and implement advanced team-based care models to improve care delivery in partnership with members of the St. Charles care team, including, as appropriate, referring physicians, palliative care, Home Health & Hospice care, care coordination, and patients and families
Advance the roles of patients as partners in care through systematic implementation of Shared Decision-making Models
Systematically implement standards of clinical practice that achieve or exceed the standards for processes of care of the major professional medical and nursing societies appropriate for the Division and Clinics
People: we inspire and empower talented caregivers (100% engaged staff)
Achieve top percentile ranking on surveys of caregiver engagement and resilience
Ensure that every caregiver is empowered as a leader and as a team member through robust and systematic deployment of the principles of workforce inclusion and diversity
Give voice to caregivers by facilitating and coaching at regularly-scheduled meetings of the Clinics' team
Conduct annual physician and advanced practice professionals performance reviews
In partnership with the Clinic Manager, provide a role-model for teamwork and leadership
With support from the SCMG Office of Professional Services and the Clinical Division, participate in the Division's Physician and Professional Work Force Development planning so that
Each physician and advanced practice professional has a current career development plan, and
The Division retains and develops an excellent clinical work force to meet community needs
Oversee Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation for each member of the Clinic
Safety: we protect the safety of all we serve and each other (zero patient and caregiver harms)
Assure safe and evidence-based delivery of clinical services
Participate actively in the Clinical Division's Patient Safety Program, founded on the principles of patient safety science.
Implement a culture of safety at the Clinics to ensure vigilance in patient care.
Affordability: we address the cost of care (reduce cost of care)
In collaboration with the SCMG Committee on Quality Innovations and the Clinical Division, implement evidence-based, redesigned care paths to eliminate the internal and external failure costs of poor quality.
In collaboration with the SCHS Population Health team, implement evidence-based models for addressing social determinants of health in the care of patients
Optimize processes for addressing financial barriers to care
Develop Social Service metrics for timely enrollment in OHP for eligible patients
Support Social Service identification of financial barriers
Quality: we deliver patient-centered care that ensures best outcomes
In collaboration with the SCMG Committee on Quality Innovations, implement evidence-based, redesigned care paths to eliminate the internal and external failure costs of poor quality.
Measure and report care outcomes, and benchmark against best practices
Achieve the standards of care at the Clinics as established by the Clinical Division
Participate as a leader in accreditation surveys and programs, as requested
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests. Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
Delivers first-rate customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, and is timely, efficient and accurate, and courteous.
Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system's investigations and proceedings.
Model respect, professionalism and kindness in accordance with the ACTS of Excellence
Graduation from an LCME accredited medical school.
Successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency program in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
Oregon license as MD/DO
Board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine or the American Board of Internal Medicine
Demonstrated leadership experience in integrated delivery system medical group or faculty practice departments.
Valid driver's license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.
Maintain unrestricted DEA number.
Maintain unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.
Epic EMR software experience
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Electronic Medical Record systems.
Intermediate in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.