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Medical Director - Anatomic Pathology

Employer
Intermountain Health
Location
Murray, Utah
Posted Date
Jul 10, 2024
Reference
R111365

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Job Description:
The Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology is a system-wide role, responsible to oversee Anatomic Pathology for PALM Services for Intermountain's Clinical Shared Services to ensure that patients, clinical teams, and physicians and advanced practice providers ("APPs") receive the safest and highest quality care and experiences from pathology and laboratory medicine, model and champion the mission, vision, and values of Intermountain, and be responsible to IHCHS administration for abiding by state and federal regulations and the policy, procedures, and guidelines of IHCHS. This role will work actively to drive optimization and standardization across Anatomic Pathology at Intermountain Health

The leadership portion of this position is a .5 FTE, but can be combined with .5 FTE's worth of clinical work to equal a full time position.

The Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology is a system-wide role, responsible to oversee Anatomic Pathology for PALM Services for Intermountain's Clinical Shared Services to ensure that patients, clinical teams, and physicians and advanced practice providers ("APPs") receive the safest and highest quality care and experiences from pathology and laboratory medicine, model and champion the mission, vision, and values of Intermountain, and be responsible to IHCHS administration for abiding by state and federal regulations and the policy, procedures, and guidelines of IHCHS. This role will work actively to drive optimization and standardization across Anatomic Pathology at Intermountain Health

In this role, the Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology reports directly to the Senior Medical Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Essential Job Duties

Medical Direction. Provides medical direction for all anatomic pathology services within PALM Services and as a member of the medical leadership for PALM, emphasizes safety, quality assurance, consumer and patient experience, and provider engagement, and approval of standards and policies for these services.

Conformance with Policies. Provides such medical direction in conformance with applicable IHCHS policies and procedures established from time to time by the IHCHS, applicable standards of The Joint Commission ("TJC"), College of Anatomic Pathology (CAP), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"), the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act ("EMTALA"), any and all applicable requirements of federal, state, or local laws, rules, and/or regulations, or third party reimbursement sources (public or private) covering the Medical Director's services.

Records. Keep or cause to be kept in the PALM Services accurate and complete administrative records, in an adequate filing system to be furnished by IHCHS. The Medical Director shall ensure compliance with all PALM Services, governmental and applicable TJC record keeping and recording requirements.

Training. Assists IHCHS in the training of IHCHS personnel where appropriate, including in-service education, providing such training is within the scope of the Medical Director's practice.

Development of Policies. Leads the development of standardization for anatomic pathology, with approval of such policies to be pursued as may be necessary in accordance with Medical Staff Bylaws of the respective facilities of IHCHS. The Medical Director shall assist in securing compliance with these policies by all IHCHS personnel.

Quality of Care Utilization. Assures that utilization and quality of care studies are regularly performed in accordance with IHCHS policy and accreditation standards.

Anatomic Pathology Services Coverage. Directs physician leadership to provide medical support for Anatomic Pathology so that at least one physician shall remain available to meet the needs of IHCHS.

Cooperation. Cooperates closely with other IHCHS departments.

Outside Agencies. Coordinates with outside agencies as necessary

Equipment/SuppIies. From time to time and with operations, determines the need for necessary equipment and supplies and submit requisitions for the same to the IHCHS administration. Such requisitions shall be processed in accordance with established Il-ICHS budgeting and purchasing procedures.

Rules and Regulations. Represents and warrants to IHCHS that PALM Services hereunder will be provided in adherence to principles of professional ethics and IHCHS rules and regulations, including but not limited to:  Reporting of defective equipment;
  • Reporting of incompetent employees;
  • Maintenance of confidentiality of 11--ICHS affairs and business; and  Maintaining adequate records as set forth by IHCHS.

Meetings. Attend various meetings of PALM Services in order to provide clinical direction to PALM Services staff. Meetings that the Medical Director shall attend include, but are not limited to PALM Services meetings, Il-ICHS quality assurance meetings, and administration meetings.

Professional Demeanor and Engagement. Maintains a professional demeanor and collegial relationship and advance engagement as measured by the system surveys and methodologies with PALM Services, support staff, patients, IHCHS employees, and other members of the health care community.

Minimum Requirements
  • M.D. or D.O. Education must be obtained through an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
  • Board certified in relevant Anatomic Pathology medical specialty and active Utah Medical Licensure, or in process of obtaining licensure.
  • Basic Life Support for healthcare workers
  • Three (3) years of successful medical leadership experience.
  • Extensive medical practice experience and excellent leadership skills.
  • Sound understanding of modern health care economics and knowledge of financial principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Fundamentals of Extraordinary Care; Safety, Quality, Patient Experience, Equity, Access, and Stewardship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Deep understanding of Pathology and Lab Medicine in a top performing Health System - and - Extensive experience in driving best practice development and adoption - and -
  • Leadership experience in an integrated Heath System

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  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement

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  • Data driven decision making

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  • Experience in population health/proactive care

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  • Current academic appointment or eligible

Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements
  • Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.

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  • Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

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  • See and read computer monitors and documents.

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  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

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  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.

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  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.

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  • May be expected to stand or bend (while performing surgery) in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Anticipated job posting close date:
07/10/2025

Location:
Central Laboratory

Work City:
Murray

Work State:
Utah

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
$7.25 - $999.99

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.

Company

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 34 hospitals, 400+ 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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