Trinity Health Vice President, Medical Affairs in Mishawaka, Indiana

JOB SUMMARY Provides leadership to the medical staff and hospital leadership at Saint Joseph Health System. Leads the improvement of medical quality at the hospital. Assists SJHS in the accomplishment of its mission to provide safe, effective and quality patient care. Reporting to the System CMO the VP of Medical Affairs is responsible for the day-to-day management of medical staff issues. Is responsible for the day-to-day management of patient care. Interfacing with the physicians, nursing staff, case management staff and other personnel to assure effective care delivery.

JOB DUTIES 1. Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. 2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. 3. Assist in the review of medical practice to promote high quality medical care and compliance with all regulatory agencies. 4. Works within medical staff structure and hospital Quality leadership to set medical/hospital clinical quality goals and metrics and methods of best practices. 5. Active involvement in medical staff meetings such as :credentialing, quality, medical executive committee, professional services performance and physician well-being. 6. Participate in hospital committees related to quality, patient safety, performance improvement., utilization management, medical ethics, infection control, library services and medical informatics. 7. Work with hospital admin on length of stay improvements, utilization management decisions, patient satisfaction and process improvement. Assist with denial management., sentinel event and root cause analysis related to hospital care. 8. Determine hospital medical staff physician performance standards and scorecard metrics . Continuously review and improve the OPPE and FPPE process and participation. 9. Participate in creation of evidence based medical staff guidelines for common hospital disease states and processes. Review need for guideline updates on at least an annual basis. 10. Act as liaison between hospital medical staff and administration on clinical effectiveness and medical processes. 11. Support access utilization and quality/cost data for clinical decision support system. 12. Mentor and support Director of Continuing Medical Education and assist in developing hospital curriculum based on needs identified through quality, safety and utilization review. 13. Provide annual report to Medical Staff. 14. Direct functions of medical staff office. 15. Review and manage occurrence reports (Midas Reports) on all physician quality/risk concerns. 16. Support Patient Relations Coordinator; deal with physician related complaints on an individual basis. 17. Support Sound Hospitalist program manager; round weekly with Sound medical director and every other week with hospitalist group. 18. Attend and participate in multiple medical staff department meetings. 19. Work with medical staff leadership and CMO to evaluate structure of Mishawaka Medical Executive Committee to better reflect physician representation and oversight. 20. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: MD/DO Medical degree, Licensed in Indiana, Graduate of Accredited Residency Program; Board Certified in ABMS Specialty. MBA, MMM, or Certified Physician Executive training Preferred. Licensure: Indiana Physician license. Experience: 10 years of clinical excellence in demonstrating the behaviors and leadership in medical staff committees. Other Job Requirements: Extensive ability in analytics dealing with complex systems in a matrix organization. Excellent verbal and written communication with solid team relations with ability to influence and persuade others to follow a consensus direction. Champion of ethics and quality and patient safety with demonstrated results identified. Extensive knowledge of quality and cost metrics and regulations and information systems. Ability to develop solid credibility by physician peers and develop trust with administration and medical staff. Understanding of Evidence Based Medicine Principles Ability to successfully lead creation of Evidence Based Guidelines. Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.


Job Number: 00096471

Location: Mishawaka, IN

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Health System

Facility: SJHS - Mishawaka Medical Center

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40