System Executive Medical Director, Women's Health

Rochester, New York
May 12, 2023
Position Type
The System Executive Medical Director, Women's Health will be a key member of the executive team - a strategic thinker, team builder, skilled communicator and champion of purposeful change. At a pivotal point in our nation's delivery of healthcare services, with the responsibility and opportunity to shape the next generation of patient centered care, Rochester Regional Health is looking for an exceptional leader to join our visionary team of transformational leaders.

The System Executive Medical Director and Women's Health is accountable for developing fully integrated services that are clinically interconnected across the continuum of care and transitions of care by standard policies, procedures, metrics, reporting and other necessary elements. The System Executive Medical Director will work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including system administrative and physician leaders to expand, improve, and strengthen the service line operations, functions, programs and integrated clinics/practice settings across the local hospital and health system. The System Executive Medical Director is responsible to set standards and expectations of quality, patient safety and other important outcomes. In addition, the System Executive Medical Director ensures that all clinical activities are compliant with regulatory and accreditation standards. Finally, the System Executive Medical Director exemplifies emotional maturity in his/her behavior and holds all service line members to the same standard.

The health system executive medical directors at RRH have significant leadership responsibilities over both departmental functions and clinical service line development. The role is vital to the successful system coordination of peer review, credentialing and education. These and other departmental functions facilitate and protect high standards of practice throughout many health system affiliates. Applying effective leadership in this domain requires close partnerships that cross departmental and service line boundaries such as partnerships with affiliate, operational, nursing, finance and other leaders.

The System Executive Medical Director is a member of the RRH Senior Leadership Team with broad responsibilities to lead the strategic, clinical and operational activities of his/her department and service line within the context of the RRH goals & priorities. The System Executive Medical Director is responsible for driving clinical, operational and financial performance levels within his/her services to advance the health system's strategic agenda. System Executive Medical Directors are members of the Hospital and Affiliate Teams and are expected to work collaboratively with their respective operational partners.

Key Responsibilities: In Partnership with Chief Administrative Officer

Clinical Programs
  • Play a key role in collaborating in the development of a geographically and clinically integrated service line, including the continuum of inpatient and outpatient care and services across the health system.
  • Advocate for the capital, equipment, technology, personnel and administrative support needed to effectively run clinical programs of the service line. The System Executive Medical Director will maintain awareness of responsible budgets and provide expertise during the budgetary process.
  • In partnership with department chairs, present recommendations to the Medical Staffs of the respective health system affiliates concerning staff appointment, reappointment, clinical privileging and required levels of supervision for all providers of clinical services. This applies to all physicians and advanced practice providers.
  • Set strategic direction for recruitment and retention of service line providers and the various clinical skills necessary to fulfill the mission of the service line and its programs.
  • Collaborate with other service lines and clinical departments, affiliates and system wide leaders to develop, sustain and improve joint services that enhance the strategic mission of RRH.
  • Play a key role in developing and implementing electronic health records. This includes: EMR build activities, supporting mandatory e-Learnings, clinical decision support and other electronic health record activities.
  • Participate in the evaluation and acquisition of new technologies and procedures to stay up-to-date with the latest standards of care.

Quality and Patient Safety

Develop relevant quality and performance metrics for the department and a method of tracking, trending and reporting them. Hold departmental members accountable for individual quality performance.
  • Oversee the quality of health care delivered throughout the service line in all affiliates and across the continuum of care. Oversee the quality and appropriateness of health care provided and report and resolve any identified deficiencies in the quality of patient care.
  • In partnership with department chair, ensure ongoing evaluation of department members' competencies and performance of clinical duties in relation to the scope of practice, credentials and privileges of each individual, such as focused (FPPE) and ongoing professional performance evaluations (OPPE).
  • Collaborate with the RRH Safety Institute and Risk Management in root cause analyses and other quality/performance improvement activities within the department and the health system.
  • Ensure completion of all provider performance assessments, e.g. ongoing and focused professional performance evaluations.
  • Expand the scope of quality metric and process-driven care throughout the service line.
  • Investigate and mitigate complaints and grievances about the health care provided in the department or related to the actions of any department member; demonstrate a commitment to achieving high patient and team member satisfaction.

Teaching and Education
  • Champion support for the residency and fellowship programs and oversee the education of medical students, APP students, residents and fellows rotating through the department.
  • Provide oversight, design and direction to the teaching functions of the department related to morbidity and mortality reviews, grand rounds, etc.
  • Ensure a program of medical education is implemented in continuing service line specialties.
  • Regularly participate in training on effective leadership.

Regulatory Compliance
  • Ensure that the department is in compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements by reviewing and updating as necessary service line and departmental policies, bylaws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to policies about orientation, continuing education, training, Code of Conduct, etc.

  • Collaborate with nursing, operational and other leaders to develop and sustain the structure needed for clinical programs and health care delivery.
  • Participate and provide leadership in hospital, system and Medical Staff committees, projects and initiatives to support and further the strategic aims of the health system.
  • An active member and participant in health system leadership committees

  • Exemplify qualities of high emotional intelligence such as effective listening, communicating, team building, collaborating, and conflict management skills.
  • Function as a change agent to motivate and drive programmatic innovation, collaboration and clinical integration by recognizing intrinsic motivation factors, achieving high value outcomes, etc.
  • Practice excellent communication skills that build transparency, trust, openness, rapport, and a culture of participative problem solving
  • Demonstrate a high degree of self-regulation, self-awareness, and empathy.
  • Commit to ongoing development of own leadership skills
  • Commit to work collaboratively with system and hospital administrations, Chairs and other Physicians, and program and service line leaders
  • Build a service line culture and environment of collegiality, unity, friendliness, respect, and equality
  • Contribute to the formulation of the service line's strategic plan
  • Arbitrate intra- and inter-departmental conflicts when a Women's Health provider is involved
  • Organize and lead team-building events
  • Collaborate with key regional/state/national provider organizations, business groups, patient advocacy groups and governmental agencies
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned when appropriate

  • Collaborate with nursing, operational and other leaders to develop and sustain the structure needed for clinical programs and health care delivery.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of standardized employment practices including physician contracting, compensation methods, incentive programs, etc.
  • Lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures that achieve consistency, standardization and efficiency in the execution service delivery.
  • In partnership with the department chair, implement the bylaws of the Medical Staff and be an active member and participant on the Medical Executive Committee.
  • Implement and design evidence-based team-based care models
  • Develop physician alignment structure, reimbursement models and provision of care methodologies
  • Develop and implement innovative clinical program growth strategies, physician and payer alignment, and consumer engagement models in a highly competitive and complex market
  • Analyze, recommend and implement emerging health care, market and technology trends, including forces influencing the growth utilization and delivery of care

  • In conjunction with his/her operational partner, provide input into the service line budget and monitor the financial performance and take necessary management actions to ensure achievement of expected financial performance.
  • Partner with other operational and clinical leaders to develop utilization management strategies that improve the efficiency and cost of care.

Characteristics and Skills :
  • Ability to work in an integrated health system with a highly complex, matrixed environment
  • Ability to serve as a representative for all areas of the Women's Health Service Line
  • Ability to recognize the big picture, spanning the entire geography of the health system
  • Demonstrated track record of transparency
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse set of personalities
  • Approachable
  • Demonstrated track record of building consensus
  • Demonstrated track record of having organizational agility, including a high tolerance for ambiguity and ability to work successfully in a matrix management model
  • A strong leader who is adaptable and has a collaborative management style
  • High level of collaboration, team building and inter-disciplinary skills needed to accomplish complex activities
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to develop effective teams and manage, direct and coordinate team activities
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and motivate collaborators
  • Ability to positively communicate and work with professionals at all levels of the organization with specific expertise in Women's Health and programs
  • Proven leadership, program development, and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering results in the clinical, operational and financial aspects of Women's Health

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Physician, M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D.
  • MBA, MHA preferred
  • Licensed in NYS and practicing
  • Practice medicine at least 40% of time
  • Board Certified in Specialty or Subspecialty
  • High level of organizational skills to manage projects, timetables, and implementations
  • High level of collaboration, team building and inter-disciplinary skills needed to accomplish complex activities
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to develop effective teams and manage, direct and coordinate team activities
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and motivate collaborators
  • Must be able to positively communicate and work with professionals at all levels of the organization

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS L - Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly; requires occasional walking, standing or squatting.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS Physician - New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran