The Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and the University of South Carolina are seeking a physician leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) for the Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group. This individual should be a practicing Ob/Gyn physician and should be eligible to receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the USC School of Medicine Columbia.
The successful candidate will be a physician who has a reputation of outstanding care delivery and who has had experience in leading other physicians. The candidate should have an understanding of and commitment to success in the academic missions of the department, including student and resident education and promotion of clinical research.
In the matrixed environment of our care delivery model, the department chair will partner with the Prisma Health Senior Medical Director for the Women’s Health Service line as they jointly promote the delivery of high quality care and the ongoing improvement of service delivery. The department chair will take primary responsibility for promoting the academic mission of the department, hiring of employed physicians, and managing day to day practice operations, with the support of the Senior Medical Director. Likewise, the Senior Medical Director will take primary responsibility to work with Prisma Health leaders in establishment of service line strategies and will interface with the Prisma Health Clinical Councils, with support of the department chair.
The department chair will report for clinical matters to the Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Group and for academic matters to the Executive Dean of the USC School of Medicine.
Management and Leadership:
Serve as the academic leader of the Department of Ob/Gyn for the Medical Group, managing the educational and research operations of the department.
In cooperation with administrative leaders of the Ob/Gyn department, lead the daily operations of Ob/Gyn clinical service delivery.
Collaborate with other departments and specialties. Serve as a member of the Medical Group Clinical Advisory Committee.
Ob/Gyn Department Management
Oversee the hiring of the physicians and advanced practice providers within the Dept. of Ob/Gyn and the Women’s Service line.
Facilitate the granting of academic appointments within the School of Medicine for those physicians who seek such appointments.
Work with the Program Director of the Ob/Gyn Residency and Prisma Health Health GME leaders to promote outstanding Ob/Gyn Graduate Medical Education at Prisma Health Midlands.
Promote a spirit of inquiry and improvement among physicians, trainees, and other team members in the Ob/Gyn Dept. through encouragement of lifelong learning, support for involvement in research, and participation in quality improvement activities.
In collaboration with the Medical Director, ensure that appropriate professional development opportunities and mentoring resources are available to physicians within the Department of Ob/Gyn.
Foster collaborative relationships with independent community physicians practicing in Ob/Gyn or its subspecialties, including those affiliated with Prisma Health.
Be accessible, visible, and available to support physicians.
Attend School of Medicine Executive Committee meetings, Clinical Advisory Committee, Prisma Health Midlands Physician Leadership Council, and others appropriate meetings as necessary.
Personal Characteristics and Competencies
A team player who has an approachable demeanor and collaborative style.
An individual with an impeccable reputation for integrity, credibility, and the capacity to build trusting relationships; possesses a management style that seeks to share information and welcomes input into the decision-making process, yet can make a decision.
Strong financial, organizational, and written and oral communication skills.
A high degree of comfort working within a matrixed environment.
Collaborative, flexible, adaptable, and able to provide strong leadership during times of change; possesses the vision and the sensitivity to sustain a cultural transformation process consistent with the mission and values of Palmetto Health and the School of Medicine.
An individual who understands that influence, not authority, is the key to leadership effectiveness.
A leader who demonstrates a commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
Demonstrates an accomplished history of professional leadership and experience in women’s health professional organizations and political entities such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Birth Outcomes Initiative, ACOG, other stakeholders.
Must hold an academic appointment of Associate Professor or above. An academic appointment of Professor or eligible for professor is preferred.
Must be Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Must be practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology
Internal Number: 10001
About Palmetto Health USC Medical Group
The Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is a not-for-profit company that brings together physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers from two of South Carolina’s most respected organizations – Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. We are the Midlands region’s largest multispecialty, clinically integrated medical group and 11th largest employer.
Combining the medical excellence, compassionate care and clinical research expertise of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine with the advanced technologies of Palmetto Health, our health system partner, we go beyond caring for people to caring about people.
We are building a system to provide our patients with many new services and areas of expertise, providing greater access to care in convenient locations. All patients cared for by Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group providers will not need to take any additional action – all medical records have been transferred to the new group, and community members will continue to access their providers using the same contact methods they have in the past.
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