Leadership - Chairman, Department of Medicine

Jun 19, 2017
Position Type
Chair of Medicine - The Guthrie Clinic

Lead the Department of Medicine across this multifaceted, financially sound and thriving health system.

Guthrie consistently receives awards for quality, patient satisfaction and innovation.  Guthrie is located in north central Pennsylvania and south central New York, is a non-profit integrated health care delivery system that currently includes four hospitals, more than 300 physicians and 175 advanced practice providers, 32 regional provider offices in 23 communities, home health and home care services, and a research institute. Guthrie manages more than 1,200,000 patient visits a year. Combined with its strong reputation, Guthrie possesses a strong balance sheet.

The Chair will serve as a key clinical leader and member of the senior executive committee within the organization. The Chair will support the CMO, other Chairs and Medical Directors in a matrix organization, in their efforts to achieve those strategic initiatives which are defined as critical to a thriving health system. This would include, but not limited to a framework of strategic and operational transitions related to population health and other value-based shifts occurring within the industry which focus on increased quality of care and cost reduction, enhanced patient experience and satisfaction metrics, pragmatic approach to fiscal decision making, while navigating the capitation model that exists within New York and PA, as well as developing a more clinically integrated system with local community physicians.
  • One additional major key element of success will be the health system’s transition from being an excellent regional health system to become a comprehensive teaching hospital. The development of a vibrant GME program is one key part of a system wide effort to evolve into a comprehensive teaching environment.
  • The key responsibilities of the Chair of Medicine is to ensure that the department functions in an integrated system of care, improve performance while realizing robust growth in breadth and depth of clinical programs, as well as enhance quality outcomes. A genuine effort to mentor, guide and support a broad group of physician leaders within the department is a critical expectation of the Chair role.
  • We seek a strategic and progressive master clinician, and educator who will place a particular emphasis on ushering the department into a value based system, integrating the faculty and aligning community physicians, growing the department’s clinical services and fostering the growth of our established GME program.

As with any knowledge-based industry, Guthrie recognizes that people are our most precious resource. Therefore, our chief goal is to attract physicians who appreciate the idea of working on a team; who enjoy being surrounded by extraordinary colleagues who are all interested in providing the very best patient care possible.

Guthrie has established expectations for every physician at Guthrie, based on our core values of patient centeredness, teamwork and excellence. We provide support and mentoring in addition to opportunities for pursuing individualized career paths within the organization. Career, Employment, Jobs, Opening, Opportunity Occupation, Compensation, Salary, Hospital, Health Care, Healthcare, Medical, Clinical, Nurse Practitioner, NP, Physician Assistant, PA, Advanced Practice, Advanced Practitioner, Full Time, Per Diem, Magnet, Health System