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Medical Director, Specialty Medicine, Peaks Region, St Mary's Regional Hospital

Intermountain Health
Grand Junction, Colorado
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2024

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Job Description:
The Medical Director with supervision of the associated clinical specialties and service line specific medical directors within their scope serves as a physician leader for the care site within Intermountain Health. The Medical Director will report to the care site Chief Medical Officer or Associate Chief Medical Officer.

Scope : The Medical Director with supervision of the associated clinical specialties and service line specific medical directors within their scope serves as a physician leader for the care site within Intermountain Health. The Medical Director will report to the care site Chief Medical Officer or Associate Chief Medical Officer.

Job Profile : The M edical D irector is a model clinical leader as evidenced by integrity, passion, and energy; being a champion of Intermountain's mission, vision, and values. This role will have collaborative accountability for the effective implementation of the operating model , including quality and clinical care models ; professional demeanor and presentations; professional proposals and business plans for th e associated specialt ies .


  • Lead Physician and APPs and others in collaborations and implement care models that best meet the patient needs and the fundamentals of extraordinary care.
  • Ensure that evidence-based clinical care standards, in partnership with the Clinical Programs, are established and effectively implemented within the care site for appropriate caregivers .

  • Lead implementation of clinical best practices and programmatic improvements as supported by the Clinical Excellence team.
  • Set the culture of team-based care and develop standards and processes to optimize high- functioning clinical care teams.
  • Create an environment that maximizes the engagement and professional satisfaction of physicians and APPs.
  • Build and foster physician and APP alignment across the service line/department.
  • Collaborate with physician and clinical caregiver recruitment, retention, and professional development.

  • Intermountain Operating Model and KPIs
  • Lead quality improvement focused programmatic development in collaboration with the CMO.
  • Assist in development and implementation of departmental KPIs in alignment with the IOM.
  • Direct oversight of departmental process improvement with responsibility for leading to achievements of goals.
  • Work collaboratively in partnership with operational, nursing, and clinical leadership.
  • Align practices with operational efficiency and productivity across the department/service line.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and support for the development of a culture of high reliability and Just Culture i dentify opportunities, build relationships, and execute strategies to drive the performance and measured improvement of the service line/unit/department.
  • Work collaboratively with the CMO and ACMO as well as Service Line Executive Lead in coordination of support services including Clinical Programs, Clinical Shared Services, Research, Medical Education, and Clinical Excellence.
  • Partner with the CMO to ensure seamless coordination of the services and clinical programs across the care continuum.
  • Participate in regional and enterprise collaboratives and councils in support of the specialty specific programs and initiatives.
  • Provide care site representation in specialty specific consultation as requested by DTS or other system operational units.


  • Work collaboratively with departmental director(s) to optimize management of cost controls and efficiencies.

Physician Partnership and Support:

  • Meet regularly with leadership to develop strong relationships with providers and to discuss information that is essential to the successful performance of the unit(s)/department .
  • Participate in the care site Medical Director Council.

Minimum Requirements

  • MD or DO with ABMS or equivalent AOA Board Certification in a relevant specialty.
  • Active Medical Licensure
  • Minimum three years of clinical experience in relevant specialty and experience in leading successful quality improvement projects within the clinical setting.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Three years of progressive healthcare leadership experience.

Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
  • Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

Anticipated job posting close date:

St Marys Medical Center

Work City:
Grand Junction

Work State:

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
$1.00 - $1,000.00

We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion .

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


As the largest nonprofit health system in the Mountain West, Intermountain Health is dedicated to creating healthier communities and helping our patients and physicians thrive.

It’s time to think of health in a whole new way, and by partnering with our patients and communities, providing expert care closer to home, and making great health more affordable, we can help more people get and stay well. We proudly invest back into improving the care we deliver, and our pioneering research is making healthcare more personalized, effective, and affordable.

Serving patients and communities throughout the Mountain West, primarily in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming, Intermountain includes 33 hospitals, 300+ clinics, a medical group, affiliate networks, homecare, telehealth, health insurance plans, and other services - along with wholly owned subsidiaries including Select Health, Castell, Tellica Imaging, and Classic Air Medical.

Our Caregiver Promise: Together, for the healthiest lives

We celebrate the different perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and identities our physicians bring to their work every day at Intermountain. Across all areas of our integrated health system, we proudly share best practices, knowledge, and techniques to better serve our patients, communities, and each other.

Here, you’ll work alongside collaborative and curious minds who will support you, encourage you, inspire you, advocate for you, and challenge you to be your very best.

Our Values

Our value statements are core to our culture. They reflect the behavior and attitudes that are important to us, are an agreement for how we treat each other, help us make decisions on how to act, and are a promise of what people can expect from us.

Our action-oriented values, inspired and shaped by our own physicians and caregivers, speak to what it means to be part of Intermountain.

  • We are leaders in clinical excellence, delivering safe, best-in-quality care
  • We believe in what we do, living our mission every day
  • We serve with empathy, caring for each caregiver, patient, and member with compassion and respect
  • We are partners in health, collaborating to keep people well
  • We do the right thing, learning and acting with purpose
  • We are better together, building community through teamwork and belonging


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