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Physician Leader - Division Chief, Surgery - Cardiovascular

Company: Spectrum Health
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Corewell Health - West (formerly Spectrum Health) in Grand Rapids, Michigan announces an exceptional opportunity for a nationally recognized physician leader to serve as the Division Chief, Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTS) at the Frederik and Lena Meijer Heart Center.The Division Chief, CTS will serve as an influential and highly visible leader and will execute the divisional strategy, vision and clinical operations to promote the Frederik and Lena Heart Center as a premier institution, regionally focused destination for heart and vascular care. The Division Chief, CTS will lead a talented team of surgeons to further identify opportunities to improve quality, grow specialty services, and advance organizational initiatives including safety, inclusion, and accountability. The Division Chief will foster innovative approaches to patient-centered care, look for opportunities to expand research and education while achieving departmental and system goals. The Division Chief will work closely with service line leaders in cardiology and vascular services to ensure coordinated planning and support for all related services and patient care initiatives. The Division Chief will foster collaborations and partner with programs and centers both regionally and nationally to extend the existing clinical excellence, research, and education in cardiovascular surgery and build upon the prominent reputation of the Frederik and Lena Heart Center.Spectrum Health offers a quaternary portfolio of programs and services from prevention to transplantation with a strong foundation on quality, service and excellence. Spectrum Health's Cardiovascular Health service line, consisting of over 800 dedicated and highly skilled medical professionals and staff, includes the Frederik and Lena Meijer Heart Center, an all-encompassing heart and vascular program, and the Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program, which has performed nearly 500 transplants since its inception in 2010 and is recognized as an STS 3 Star Rating for CABG and CABG/valve from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Spectrum Health Cardiovascular Health includes a robust, active and productive research program along with an education program and the opportunity to grow multiple fellowships and other graduate medical education programs.Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, integrated health system comprised of 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,500 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a nationally recognized health plan serving over 1 million members. Spectrum Health's exceptionally talented physicians and caregivers provide the full continuum of care across 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, 155 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics -, part of IBM Watson Health---.The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon and physician leader with an outstanding track record of program development, provider recruitment, and advancing quality and service initiatives to achieve the highest quality patient care. Prior physician leadership experience in cardiovascular surgery is required for this role. The individual will have strong interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other professionals to advance clinical programs, education and research. Board certification, the ability to obtain an unrestricted Michigan medical license and maintain a robust clinical practice in cardiac surgery is required.Job SummaryThe Division Chief is responsible for the management of a Division in a Department of the Medical Group, and responsibilities and performance expectations are set forth in the following categories:--- Leadership--- Growth--- Quality, Safety & Clinical Innovation--- Development of People--- Patient Service and Perception of Care--- Finance--- Academic and faculty affairsAnnual goals and deliverables will be developed with the Department Chief, and success of the Associate Chief will be predicated on goal attainment. The position includes approximately 80% clinical time and 20% administrative time.Essential Functions

  • In collaboration with Department Chief and Academic Chair, responsible and accountability for the following:LeadershipDemonstrate personal character--- Uphold, by example and by coaching, the Code of Excellence of the Spectrum Health Medical Group--- Act at all times in a fiduciary role for the Medical Group, the System, and on behalf of our patientsClinical performance--- Demonstrate a high level of skill, expertise and experience in patient care processes.--- Have and use a broad and deep knowledge base that is contemporary with the latest medical scientific evidence.--- Lead by example in the development of an evidence-based, multidisciplinary care approach.Sets the direction for the Division--- Communicate a clear vision--- Demonstrate an understanding of community and patient needs and expectations--- Align his/her performance and enlists the commitment and performance of others to attain the envisioned future stateMobilize individual commitment--- Build collaborative relationships through support and encouragement, rather than through criticism--- Demonstrate willingness and ability to share power and control--- Listens--- Demonstrate willingness and ability to involve others and elicit participation--- Empower and engages colleagues and associates, and strengthens them by sharing power and information--- Create opportunities for people to contribute their strongest personal talents to the team effort--- Coach, mentor, and educate other physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and staff towards the effective implementation of the means to reach the targets and goals of the Division/program--- Identify clear expectations for performance and hold physician accountable for their actions--- Consistently provide open feedback, with clear, direct and concise information to support personal performanceEngender organizational capability--- Build organizational infrastructure by demonstrating formal leadership capable of integrating, resourcing, and orchestrating activities of various project teams--- Align the organization with its strategy--- Fully commit to the long-term strategy of building a valuable organization--- Leverage diversity by resolving conflicts diplomatically and identifying a common ground--- Advocate partnering and collaboration as preferred styles of behavior--- Develop the various strengths in colleagues and associates--- Deploy and develop teams through cross-fertilization of best practices and provision of frequent feedback that helps improve team performance--- Support the design and development of human resources systems, including especially performance management and training and development--- Make change happen as a catalyst and manager of strategic change, especially by using the inputs and ideas of others as stimuli for change
  • GrowthAchieves focused growth of the Division in alignment with the Medical Group strategic plan--- Established & achieves annual volume targets in respect to encounters, wRVUs, and new patient visits, or other growth targets that may be established--- Ensure that barriers to physician and mid-level practitioner and associates' productivity are minimized--- Collaborate with executive leadership to plan, design, develop and implement strategic and annual facilities plans--- Collaborate with executive leadership to plan, design, develop and implement annual marketing plan for the Medical Group--- Ensure leadership of physician recruiting and medical staff development plan for the Division in support of the health care workforce needs of the communities served by the Medical GroupStrategic Planning and Implementation--- Participate in development of an annually updated Department strategic plan. This plan should describe enhanced program reputation and growth, and unique, innovative approaches to the achievement of superior quality, service, safety and financial outcomes.--- Lead the development of a plan for adequate resources to achieve the short term and long term strategic goals and objectives of the Department/program, including growth and new program development--- Development of research goals and implementation plan including integration with clinical initiatives--- Support, as directed, recognition for the program through the attraction or development of regionally and/or nationally recognized physician clinicians, teachers, researchers and program innovators
  • Quality, Safety and Clinical Innovation--- Ensure that the Division meets federal and state regulatory requirements, as well as accreditation standards--- Ensure that the Division meets all payer contract requirements in respect to quality incentives and obligations--- Ensure that the Division evaluates and improves the performance of its professional staff and care teams compared to current standards of care of the community and of the professional societies--- Ensure that the Division develops and sustains a culture of safety, and establishes safety as an system property--- Plan, develop and implement the Division's Annual Plan for Quality, Safety and Clinical Innovation, in support of the Medical Group's Annual Plan--- Lead the implementation of initiatives in evidence-based medicine and the incorporation of the methods of safety science into patient care practices, engaging all staff, especially physicians and nursesDevelopment of People--- Develop and implement a Division Annual Plan for physician leadership development--- Contribute to the Professional Standards Committee's annual plan for training and development of the Medical Group's associates--- Implement a formal periodic performance evaluation of the Division's professional staff in alignment with the Medical Groups Professional Standards Committee and the Medical Staff of the appropriate Hospital--- Ensure the participation and guidance of the physician leadership of the Division in the management of performance of the associates--- In collaboration with the Finance Committee of the Board and its subcommittees, ensure equitable annual compensation of the professional staff of the Division in their fulfillment of the clinical, administrative, teaching and research missions--- Collaborate with the Department Chief and Academic Chair in the management of physician performance to ensure individual physician productivity, clinical quality, positive patient perception, appropriate resource utilization, adherence to the group's ethical and legal standards, appropriate relationship with colleagues and staff, and (as appropriate) involvement in teaching and research activities.
  • Patient Service and Perception of Care--- Ensure the Division adopts robust measurements of patients' perception of care and services, in alignment with the Medical Group, and that the Division achieves annual performance goals for patients' perception of careFinance--- In collaboration with the Board and the executive team, establish the Five Year Forecast, and Annual Plan of financial performance goals of the Division--- Achieve the Five Year Forecast and Annual Plan goals of the Division through expense management and optimum revenue cycle management--- In collaboration with the Finance Committee, ensure optimum management of compliance and risk
  • Academic and Faculty AffairsIf requested by the Academic Chair of the Department,--- Ensures an appropriate clinical learning environment for the training of medical students, residents, or fellows--- Participates in, or supports the participation of the Division's professional staff in, faculty development programs of the Department or the MSU College of Human MedicineQualifications
    • Required Doctorate
      • At least four years experience in a medical group setting, medical administration, with knowledge of medical business practices, organization dynamics and a desire for greater influence in the building of a multi-specialty group practice. Required
        • LIC-Physician (MD) - STATE_MI State of Michigan required Or
        • LIC-Osteopathic Physician (DO) - STATE_MI State of Michigan required
        • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA American Heart Association required Or
        • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - ARC American Red Cross requiredPhysical Demands
          • Pallet to Waist (6" from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Sitting: Frequently
          • Standing: Occasionally
          • Walking: Occasionally
          • Forward Bend - Standing: Seldom
          • Forward Bend - Sitting: Occasionally
          • Trunk Rotation - Standing: Seldom
          • Trunk Rotation - Sitting: Occasionally
          • Reach - Above Shoulder: Seldom
          • Reach - at Shoulder or Below: Seldom
          • Handling: Occasionally
          • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Seldom
          • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Seldom
          • Finger/Hand Dexterity: FrequentlyPrimary LocationSITE - North Office Building - 221 Michigan St - Grand RapidsDepartment NameCardiothoracic SurgeryEmployment TypeFull timeShiftDay (United States of America)Weekly Scheduled Hours40Hours of WorkVariableDays WorkedMonday - FridayWeekend FrequencyVariable weekendsCURRENT SPECTRUM HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS - Please apply through Find Jobs from your Workday team member account. This career site is for Non-Spectrum Health team members only.Spectrum Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

Keywords: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids , Physician Leader - Division Chief, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Healthcare , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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