Chief, Division of General Medicine and Community Health
July 2, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Chief, Division of General Medicine and Community Health Department of Medicine
The University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate (UMMS-Baystate) and Baystate Health are seeking a Chief, Division of General Medicine and Community Health in western Massachusetts.
We offer the exceptional, experienced leader a unique opportunity to advance the academic mission of our new regional campus of UMMS while leading an exciting transition to population health management. This dynamic opportunity will participate in redesigning delivery of care models across three Community Health Centers (CHC) that are transitioning from fee-for-service to an ACO model of care. The successful candidate will work closely with nationally recognized faculty in UMMS-Baystate’s Institute for Health Delivery and Population Science to realize the potential of this exciting opportunity for research and scholarly work.
Key components of the Chief position:
Cultivate and facilitate innovative research in population health that advances the Department of Medicine’s academic vision for clinical and health services research to improve health care delivery and population health.
Strategic, clinical, and academic leadership of the CHCs focusing on quality of care, service, patient access, equity and patient experience as we develop a Medicaid ACO providing coverage to 20,000 + members — approximately 65% of the population we serve.
Provide operational oversight of the general internal medicine clinical enterprise and the CHC Medical Directors and administrative directors.
Collaborate with the Program Directors to provide educational training for our Internal Medicine and Med/Peds residencies at the CHCs.
Position reports to the Chair, Department of Medicine.
At least 5 years of experience post-training with evidence of progressive management responsibilities and leadership in an academic department
A strong record of collaboration; must possess the ability to engage a broad base of potential stakeholders to work towards a shared vision
Academic record consistent with the level of Associate Professor or above at UMMS-Baystate
Board certified in internal medicine with preference given to those with additional fellowship training and/or MPH or MBA degrees.
Preference will be given to those who have current research funding and the ability to develop successful clinical investigators.
QUINTESSENTIAL NEW ENGLAND
The Baystate Health System is located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. The Valley boasts a lively mix of the old world New England charm and the vibrant energy of the revitalized city of Springfield.
The close proximity to Connecticut and Hartford, its capital, possess additional opportunities for housing, dining, and entertainment. A short drive to the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary as well as many multicultural restaurants of Springfield’s vibrant foodie scene. Easy access to major cities such as Boston and New York without the expensive cost of living.
Your weekends can be filled with local shopping, farmers markets, unique restaurants, and trips to big cities, beautiful beaches or scenic mountains.
Our Physicians will tell you the reasons they chose Baystate Health are its unique work environment and culture. Here you are part of a collaborative team that values your expertise and wants you to contribute your ideas and options. At Baystate Medical Practices, our mission is to ensure that our entire community has convenient access to affordable and effective primary care. Our work is data, quality and performance improvement driven and our providers are encouraged to participate on improvement measure teams. Join us in delivering a higher state of caring at Baystate Health.
Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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About Baystate Health
Baystate Health is a nationally ranked, award-winning, multi-institutional healthcare system located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts. Baystate Health was recently recognized as a Thompson Reuters Top 15 Health System for outstanding clinical performance and quality outcomes and Baystate Medical Center was recently recognized as the #5 overall “Major Teaching Hospital” in Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for their overall organizational performance in patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. Baystate Medical Center is a Leapfrog, Top Hospital and a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence. Our hospitals and practices are just steps from the ivy-covered buildings of prestigious colleges and universities, and we enjoy easy access to Boston, New York City, the snow covered slopes of Vermont, and the beaches of the Cape and Islands. Finding your niche is easy — it starts with Baystate Health.
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