Position Title: Academic Scholar - Assistant/Associate Professor
Posting Number: U1800051
Employer: University Affiliates
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the University at Buffalo, Division of General Internal Medicine, seeks exceptional physician candidate with superior clinical and academic skills to be our Medical Director of one of our affiliated outpatient clinics.
The Medical Director will be responsible for directing the effective operation of the practice, overseeing the clinical quality of care provided by the physicians and serving as the primary representative of the practice in interactions with the department, hospital administration, and the medical staff.
Provides medical leadership and direction to the UBMDIM providers and staff.
Oversees the scheduling of all providers and assures appropriate patient coverage.
Participates in the recruitment of IM physicians to the practice, including: a)Developing and implementing an IM recruitment plan. b)Interviewing candidates. c)Maintaining contact with candidates by phone and email throughout the recruitment process.
Oversees the orientation for new medicine providers as well as an annual reorientation for existing members of the group.
Monitors the overall performance of all IM providers to assure that clinical care is of high quality, timely, efficient, safe, equitable and patient-centered. Addresses performance issues and provides coaching and development support. Provides annual provider performance summaries and recommendations to the Division Chief.
Leading the physicians and APP staff implementing programs focused on enhanced patient care PCMH and CPC+.
Participates in the budgeting process for IM, including recommendations on staffing levels and compensation. Performs regular monitoring of the internal medicine program's financial performance and makes recommendations to address budget variances.
Collaborate/coordinate with hospital administration to monitor gain share/risk incentives and maximize attainment of these dollars.
Ensures timely and accurate submission of charges and medical records for all IM providers including supportive clinical documentation requirements.
Conducts periodic team meetings with providers, support staff and applicable hospital personnel to ensure the team is kept abreast of all changes, updates, etc. in the program.
Assists in developing the IM program’s policies, clinical protocols, forms, reports, and records required.
Proactively identifies opportunities for optimizing the cost, quality and timeliness of care provided by the practice through reductions in medical practice variation, guideline and policy development, operational process improvement, and so forth.
Serves as physician champion to align providers with UBMDIM's and the hospital's goals.
Serves as an advisor to the hospital’s utilization management, risk management and performance improvement programs. Attends regular continuous quality improvement and peer review activities.
Monitors the quality of communication between providers and patients, families, referring physicians, nursing and ancillary staff and emergency department and implements interventions if needed.
Submits Time Allocation Report (TAR) form monthly in a timely manner.
Complies with the Medical Director Position description, including additional duties not listed herein, as outlined in Exhibit A of the contract between UBMD Internal Medicine and ECMC.
Any other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Division Chief and/or the Chair of the Department of Medicine
Oversees integration of the academic and non-academic services.
MD degree required
BC/BE in Internal Medicine
Eligible for Medical Licensure in New York State
Current and Unrestricted DEA Certificate Required
Training in a Primary Care track preferred but not required.
Outstanding Communication Skills.
Ability to creatively solve problems and interest in developing innovative models of care.
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