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Primary Care Medical Director - Innovative Practice - BWH - Boston

Primary Care Medical Director - Innovative Practice - BWH - Boston
Are you an internist that wants to develop your leadership skills with a successful and nationally recognized innovative primary care practice? Do you have the confidence and ambition to lead a group of impressive primary care physicians?
Brigham and Women's Advanced Primary Care Associates on South Huntington in Jamaica Plain is a primary care practice for adults 18 and older. A NCQA level 3 certified medical home, South Huntington is winner of the 2014 Society of General Internal Medicine Quality and Practice Innovation Award, and was one of the practices profiled in the ABIM Foundation's "In Search of Joy in Practice: A Report of 23 High- Functioning Primary Care Practices". Our multi-disciplinary team-based approach is setting the standard for primary care in Boston.
The practice is divided into 3 clinical teams, each team including several physicians (many part time with either leadership, research or entrepreneurial interests in primary care transformation), a physician assistant, two medical assistants, 1 LPN, an RN and a social worker. Additional shared resources include a dietician, pharmacist, a community resource specialist/behavioral health population manager, a community health worker, a practice coordinator, practice manager, 2 phlebotomists, and a security officer. We strongly believe it takes a team as robust as this to meet all the needs of the diverse population we are privileged to serve. Our patients are viewed as a critical member of the team, with an active Patient Family Advisory Council.
The Primary Care Practice Medical Director is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of patient care within the practice. S/he oversees the clinical work of all the care-givers within the practice and collaborates with the Practice Manager and RN manager to ensure staffing supports the clinical needs of the patients. In collaboration with the Director of Primary Care, Regional Medical Director and Primary Care administration, the Medical Director is responsible for meeting quality, cost, efficiency, outcome, and patient engagement metrics for the practice, as assigned by the Director of Primary Care. The Medical Director will have a meaningful understanding of, commitment to, and provide leadership around, patient centeredness and team based care. Also, s/he collaborates with the Department of Medicine residency program and Harvard Medical School to ensure that teaching goals and requirements are met for any trainees in the practice.
Reports to: The Regional Medical Director
Hours/FTE: This is a minimum of ? time (0.5 FTE) for clinical 1 session as Medical Director for a total minimum 0.625 FTE. Additional clinical time is available.
Collaborates with: Regional Medical Director, Regional Administrator, Practice Manager, and all training resources (coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, team development, etc.) recommended and provided by Primary Care Central Administration. Also, has access to Primary Care Central staff for various leadership, administrative, operational, recruitment, and policy resources.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaboratively hire physicians and advanced practice clinicians for the practice. Responsible for periodic performance evaluations of clinicians within the practice
Collaboratively creates a team environment with input and skills of each member of the practice.
Assists the Practice Manager with the hiring and evaluation of the non-provider staff.
Provides resources to advance the knowledge and practice of team based care.
Participates in and supports the maintenance of processes to ensure that continuous quality improvement is a core practice competency.
Provides mentoring and support to faculty as needed.
Participates in primary care leadership meetings.
Participates in various committees as requested by the Director of Primary Care.
Spanish language a plus
Brigham and Women's Hospital is one of the top-ranked hospitals in the United States that also is a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, our primary care physicians deliver exceptional care with both passion and purpose. Our primary care physicians build their careers upon the foundation and support of Brigham and Women's. We offer:
All primary care practices are NCQA level 3 recognized or currently applying for recognition
Embedded high risk care management nurses in all practices to provide care coordination and care management for highest risk patients
Population management program in all practices to support between visit care
Embedded behavioral health team including social work, psychiatry and depression population health management to support patients with behavioral health needs
State of the art Electronic Medical Record and Enterprise Data Warehouse Systems to support clinical care and
population health
Clinical, leadership, management and quality improvement professional development program accessible to all PCPs
World class integrated specialty network -piloting innovative delivery models including e-visits and virtual visits
Diverse practice locations
Opportunities to teach medical students and residents as desired
BWH Primary Care provides comprehensive adult medical care for over 200,000 patients across our sixteen primary care practices throughout the greater Boston area. Our facilities are modern and patient-centered, with high-caliber clinical and support staff teams. Our PCPs see a complete range of adult patients across all demographics and diseases and conditions. Our growing network of primary care practices in eastern Massachusetts is testimony to Brigham and Women's commitment to primary care as a critical component of managing populations, and our dedication to providing the best experience and health outcomes for our patients.
Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization/Harvard Medical School is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."
Depending upon the position, there may be teaching responsibilities to satisfy Harvard Medical School requirements. To maintain an academic position at Harvard Medical School one must complete at least 50 hours of teaching per academic year.
For an immediate reply, please forward CV to:
Paul Porter
Director of Physician Recruitment-Primary Care
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Email: PPorter@BWH.Harvard.edu


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