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Assistant Medical Director - Hospital Medicine - HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital

Assistant Medical Director - Hospital Medicine - HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/13/2023
Full Time

Effingham, IL – Seeking Hospital Medicine Assistant Medical Director

Join the Physician Partnership Where You Have A Voice

Vituity’s ownership model provides autonomy, local control, and a national system of support, so you can focus your attention where you want it to be – on your patients.

Join the Vituity Team. Vituity is a 100% physician owned partnership and is led by frontline physicians that are all equitable owners. As an equal and valued partner from day one, our ownership model provides you with financial transparency, a comprehensive benefit package including profit distribution, and multiple career development opportunities. Our leadership understands what your practice needs to thrive and gives you autonomy and local control so you can provide care when, where, and how your patients need it. You are backed by a best-in-class corporate health care team and supported by the broad peer-level expertise of 5,000 Vituity clinicians. A patient-first focus drives everything we do, from continually seeking improvements in care delivery to developing and implementing innovations in healthcare. We believe everyone has a role to play in that.

Vituity Locations: Vituity has opportunities at 450 practice locations across the country, serving 8 million patients a year. With Vituity, if you ever need to move, you can take your job with you.

The Opportunity

  • Oversee quality and safety initiatives.
  • Collaborate with hospital quality personnel to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory standards.
  • Develop and implement projects to improve service excellence and patient experience.
  • Compare patient feedback survey results to Vituity state/region averages and national benchmarks.
  • Respond to written and verbal patient complaints in a timely manner utilizing service-recovery techniques.
  • Track and trend patient complaints, including the QI director as necessary in concerning cases.
  • Train and mentor providers in patient experience techniques.
  • Coordinate with hospital-patient experience personnel.
  • Coordinate efforts with key leaders in central operations.
  • Participate and lead multidisciplinary meetings involving nursing, providers, and ancillary services.
  • Initiate process improvement and engage hospital project management resources to implement change.
  • Coordinate workflows with nursing leadership, case managers, social workers, and hospital ancillary services.
  • Coaching underperformers and sharing best practices.
  • Participate in the hospital-wide throughput committee.
  • Create and champion clinical pathways.
  • Develop relationships with appropriate inpatient resources, case managers, hospitalists, and palliative care.
  • Develop relationships with appropriate outpatient resources such as skilled nursing facilities, sobering centers, urgent care centers, primary care physicians, and mental health crisis centers.
  • Establish and actively manage an inventory of resources available for patients to assist in transition post-ED/post-inpatient.  Ensuring best practices are utilized with regard to handoffs for all transitions.
  • Monitor site financial performance and identify and create new areas for growth and revenue.
  • Develop an expertise and understanding of the yearly budget, financial performance measures and monitoring systems, and billing and reimbursement issues / systems.
  • Improve patient census and billing practice statistics to optimize reimbursement for the practice.
  • Maintain awareness and interactions with payers such as significant IPAs, Medical Groups, Foundations, ACOs associated with the hospital / health system.
  • Coordinate efforts with key leaders in central operations.

Required Experience and Competencies

  • Licensed physician as a Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from an accredited medical school and completion of residency through an accredited residency program required.
  • Maintain membership and privileges on Hospital’s medical staff and comply with and abide by the bylaws, rules and regulations, and the policies and procedures of Hospital’s medical staff where services are being provided required.
  • Physician Partnership status required.
  • Superior clinical skills to serve as role model by setting high standards preferred.
  • Administrative experience and aptitude preferred.
  • Interest in interpreting complex financial data and with understanding of finance and accounting as they relate to practice management preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to motivate physicians and non-physicians, manage multiple assignments, work successfully with a diversity of people and locations, maintain good working relationships; Supportive team member; Ability to establish effective relationships quickly with both clients and non-clients preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills preferred.
  • Excellent relationship building and process improvement skills preferred.
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Change management/Process improvement
  • Project management
  • Process improvement
  • Relationship building
  • Technology skills 

The Practice

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital – Effingham, Illinois

  • Total Census: 5-115
  • 15-18 encounters per day
  • Open ICU, with intensivist backup also provided by Vituity
  • ER covers codes
  • No procedures
  • One (1) physician in-house during the night
  • Providers will support additional HSHS sites including St. Joseph in Breese, St. Elizabeth’s in O’Fallon, St. Joseph in Highland and Holy Family in Greenville.

The Community

  • Live in beautiful Southern IL, within driving distance from St. Louis, MO.
  • 16 hotels and 65 restaurants to choose from with family friendly community events year-round.
  • Home to Lake Sara, a 650-acre recreational lake with ample opportunities for fishing and boating as well as a public beach and marina.
  • Vibrant downtown with local festivals, live music, wineries, cafés, and shopping.

Benefits & Beyond*

Vituity cares about the whole you. With our comprehensive benefits package, we are mindful of what matters most, and support your needs of today and your plans for the future.

  • Superior Health Plan Options
  • Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D coverage, and more
  • Partnership models allows a K-1 status pay structure, allowing high tax deductions
  • Extraordinary 401K Plan with high tax reduction and faster balance growth
  • Eligible to receive an Annual Profit Distribution/yearly cash bonus
  • EAP, travel assistance, and identify theft included
  • Student loan refinancing options
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives including LGBTQ+ History, Día de los Muertos Celebration, Money Management/Money Relationship, and more.
  • Purpose-driven culture focused on improving the lives of our patients, communities, and employees.

We are unified around the common purpose of transforming healthcare to improve lives and we believe everyone has a role to play in that. We know that when we work together across sites and specialties as an integrated healthcare team, we can exceed the expectations of our patients and the hospitals and clinics we work in. If you are looking to make a difference, from clinical to corporate, Vituity is the place to do it. Come grow with us.

Vituity appreciates differences; our dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our organization. Vituity does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. Vituity is committed to complying with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

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