We are seeking a Physician - Medical Control Officer.Position Summary: The MultiCare Medical Control Officer Physician is responsible for providing safe and effective medical direction to determine the appropriate level of care and facility disposition for all patients entering into MultiCare inpatient or observation status, in partnership with the surgical/procedure teams at each IBU. The guiding principle is to ensure patient safety. This position has the complete decision-making authority to facilitate capacity management across our system. This includes supporting vetting of transfers within MultiCare hospitals and into MultiCare hospitals, facilitating patient progression through downgrades, providing medical direction for prioritization of patient placement into scarce resources in order to help meet the needs of our communities across the MultiCare Health System. This position functions in a multidisciplinary, collaborative practice environment, where critical thinking skills are used to interpret complex information and guide patients to the appropriate care facility and level of care. The MCO physician will be responsible for leveraging technology to maintain a current understanding of each facilities capacity and acuity of care.
Minimum Requirements: Qualified as a "provider" under Medicare or Medicaid programs 5 years of clinical practice experience (as Hospitalist, Intensivist, Emergency Medicine) preferred. Board certification/eligibility required for this position are: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Med/Peds, Hospital Medicine and Leadership experience preferred. Prior management/ leadership or directorship roles in hospital, managed care and/or medical group practice preferred Experience with data analytics, Utilization Management, process improvement preferred
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Doctoral degree in medicine (M.D. or D.O.) Current active and unrestricted licensure as a Physician in the state of WA as well as applicable neighboring states as determined by geographic catchment area. Valid and unrestricted Federal/State registration to prescribe, dispense and administer controlled substancesContact Kerry Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!#LI-KQ1
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: NoPrimary Shift: Night Work Schedule: TBD
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.