Surgical Medical Director Jobs in Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon
Oct 19, 2016
Josh Erde-Wollheim
Surgery, General
Position Type

Portland, Oregon - Providence Health & Services - Oregon Region, has an immediate opportunity for a surgeon to serve as the Regional Medical Director for the Surgery Program. Part-time (0.5 FTE) position. This key role provides vision and leadership within the surgery governance structure to ensure the development of a coordinated statewide strategic plan for quality, safety, efficiency, clinical outcomes and growth targets within the surgical subspecialties of General Surgery, ENT, Colorectal Surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology and Plastic Surgery. As a physician leader, this person is responsible for ongoing and appropriate physician engagement with surgical subspecialists across the state and helps oversee the quality of care provided by surgeons in our eight medical facilities. The Medical Director works within the Surgery Program to help lead efforts around clinical transformation including new models of care development, appropriateness criteria for surgical conditions and collaboration with physicians around new economic models, quality and coordinated care. It is preferred that the surgeon in this position maintains an active clinical practice and is a voting member of the Providence Medical Staff. This position reports to the Executive for the Surgery Program.

• Board certified in General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Plastic surgery, Colorectal Surgery or Ophthalmology.
• Eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Oregon.
• Eligible for active membership on the medical staff at a Providence hospital in Oregon.
• Demonstrated success as a physician leader.

• Past or present appointment as a Medical Director within surgical services.
• In addition, candidates should be able to provide:
o Documented skills in interpersonal relationships with professional colleagues in the areas of:
      Innovation and implementing change
      Clinical quality improvement
      Demonstrated success as a provider of quality patient care
• Peer recognition of scholarly expertise as manifested by one or more of the following:
o Approval/funding of competitive research grants
o Publication of peer-reviewed articles
o Invitation to contribute chapters to standard medical textbooks
o Invitation to serve as faculty or advisor for local, regional, and/or national organizations.

Facility: PHS - Oregon

Providence Health & Services in Oregon is a highly integrated health system with eight hospitals and more than 90 clinics in and around Portland, Seaside, Hood River, Newberg and Medford. Our 550-plus employed physicians have a wide range of clinical expertise and high degree of collaboration that results in superior patient care.

Portland has a metro population over two million, but maintains strong local neighborhoods and a close connection to nature. Consequently, the city consistently ranks high in national “livability” contests. The New York Times describes Portland as a “bastion of good living” and “one of our national capitals of cool.” With easy access to mountains and beaches, coupled with a nationally recognized food culture, Portland is a large little city with an outsized and unique cultural footprint.

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