Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Chief of Gastroenterology
Dignity Health Medical Group, Arizona and Creighton School of Medicine in Phoenix is seeking a dynamic, clinical leader to help develop and grow the gastroenterology division under the direction of the Chairman of Medicine and the Executive Director of the Digestive Disease Institute. This individual will have an instrumental position in nurturing relationships within the hospital, physicians and clinics to implement standards for patient care delivery and an excellent patient experience. This leader will ensure the department meets current needs and will address/identify future needs of patients by introducing new technology, services and procedures as well as established quality of care standards. The Chief of Gastroenterology will help develop the gastroenterology service line in terms of quality of care, volume, scope of services and cost-effectiveness, and to organize and manage the overall physician component of the program. Other responsibilities include recruitment and retention of faculty, faculty development, financial oversight and stewardship, and emphasis on a strong academic and research environment.
Has excellent clinical and leadership skills
Is at Associate or Professor level
Serves as a role model for GI faculty and fellows
Promotes scholarship and research
Has a proven track record of academic publications
Focuses on quality and standards of care
Collaborates with leadership to design, develop, implement and execute roll out of the gastroenterology service line
Directs and supervises the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies, programs, procedures and budgets for all aspects of clinical care, medical education and research for the gastroenterology service line
Works collaboratively with Creighton School of Medicine
Is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to the patients of Phoenix and rural Arizona
Is a member of good standing of the medical staff of the hospital
Is duty licensed to practice medicine in the state of Arizona
Is board certified in their specialty
Demonstrates a work history of positive collegial relations with colleagues, support staff, hospital-based providers, administrators and patients
Demonstrates advanced competency in their specialty
Oversees all aspects of the gastroenterology division
Develops, coordinates and provides input on the development and maintenance of practice guidelines, policies, and methodologies for department specific patient care
Demonstrates consistent, efficient, cost effective, quality care at all times
Reports quality of care issues promptly to appropriate individuals, including CMO and Administration.
Meets established health information and hospital standards for documentation on turnaround times
Coordinates, chairs and participates in all relevant QA/PI and peer review activities as required by the Medical Staff, Department and Hospital
Makes appropriate referrals for specialty services and communicates regularly with referring physicians as appropriate
Manages patients in consultation with referring physicians and provides feedback regarding clinical care
Coordinates the transition of the patient
Collaborates with the Department Chairman of Medicine and Executive Director of the Digestive Disease Institute to establish program goals and objectives
Consistently demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, hospital personnel, and patients/family in order to achieve maximum operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction
Performs and participates in (credentialing) process of all physicians in their department.
Establishes a management process which fosters cost-effective, high quality patient care
Oversees, participates and develops projects that ensure cost-effectiveness of care provided by physicians and hospitals
Coordinates, participates and meetings as needed or required
Ensures establishment of physician call schedules
Ensures compliance of the care with all regulatory and designation/verification requirements including Joint Commission, OSHA, EMTALA and local designating agencies
Develops strategic relationships with referring hospitals and physicians
Maintains relations with community organizations and legislative bodies whose activities relate to care and injury prevention
Coordinates and participates in physician recruitment, service marketing, and community education/prevention activities
Participates in patient/family satisfaction projects
Directs and oversees the clinical rotations of medical students and house-staff rotating through the department
Oversees the Gastroenterology fellowship and works closely with program director
Works in collaboration with Creighton School of Medicine
Supervises the advanced practice provider(s) and develop the scope of practice
Assist with marketing of gastroenterology services to referring providers
Serve as liaison for gastroenterology services throughout the Dignity Health Market in coordination with Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona Division
Serves on several hospital committees as required including: Medical Executive Committee, Chairman of the Invasive procedures committee, Member of the Bylaws committee
What we offer:
The opportunity to develop a robust gastroenterology division with support from Dignity Health Medical Group, CommonSpirit Health, and Creighton School of Medicine
Competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package
Additional fully-funded Pension in addition to 403(b) Savings Plan
Dignity Health Medical Group:
Dignity Health Medical Group comprises more than 200 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives, as well as over 500 support staff who cover a wide variety of specialties. With 30 practice sites and four hospitals interspersed throughout the valley, we are able to provide more than 20 subspecialty services to the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Creighton School of Medicine:
For more than a decade, Creighton has had an academic presence in Phoenix, sending medical students to Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for clinical rotations. That relationship expanded in 2009 when the University and St. Josephs formally established a Creighton campus for third- and fourth-year students. In 2018, it was announced that Creighton would expand once againthis time opening a full four-year medical school campus in Phoenix to become the largest Catholic health professions educator in the nation.
What Phoenix Offers:
Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It's known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Home to the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Phoenix Suns (NBA) and Phoenix Coyotes (NHL). Within close proximity of popular attractions such as Sedona, Grand Canyon and Flagstaff (skiing). Other highlights include hiking trails, botanical gardens, rock climbing, kayaking and more.
With over 240 physicians and 800 total employees, Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona is a comprehensive, integrated, multi-specialty, academic medical group that serves Dignity Health St. Josephs and Westgate Medical Centers, Chandler Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center - a flagship region of Dignity Health currently headquartered in San Francisco, California. The physicians of DHMG-AZ are regularly involved with clinical duties, as well as academics and translational bench research, keeping the enhancement of care and the patient experience at the forefront of the work that they do.
Dignity Health, as part of CommonSpirit Health - the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the nationseeks to serve the poor and disenfranchised, while furthering the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The mission of Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona is consistent with Dignity Health's mission and St. Joseph's guiding principles with a focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. As part of the Dignity Health hospital system, DHMG-AZ has full access to the staff and all facilities on our hospital campuses. This unique relationship with our hospital allows the group to provide its patients with state-of-the-art patient services including care of the poor and disenfranchised.
Like its legendary namesake rising out of the ashes, the greater Phoenix area has emerged as one of the bright metropolitan areas of the 21st century. The Phoenix area encompasses more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa, and all serve as a timeless Southwestern backdrop to the spirit of Puebloans, cowboys, miners, and visionaries. Recently, the Census Bureau named Arizonas Maricopa County, which includes the greater Phoenix metro area, the county with the nations highest annual population growth. Home to more than 4 million residents where everyone has a sunny disposition, the Phoenix area also ranks as the sixth-largest city in the United States. Phoenix is a premier destination offering the best of both worlds: a growing and diverse economy and a great place to live with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and an almost endless supply of attractions including:
189 city parks, 33,000 acres of desert preserves, and 200 miles of trails
Host to MLB Spring Training and the annual Fiesta Bowl
Home of the Phoenix Open and 200 golf courses
Professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Cardinals.
Host to 5 Fortune 500 company headquarters
The Best Mexican Food North of the Border
Affordable housing and cost of living
A family-friendly area, with the Childrens Museum of Phoenix, ample youth sports and athletic leagues, the Challenger Space Center Arizona, a wide variety of school options, including public, private, magnet, and charter, the Phoenix Zoo, large water parks, SEA LIFE Arizona, and many more!
The Phoenix area is also a destination for people from all over the world to receive outstanding healthcare. This is particularly true of Dignity Healths St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center - home to the world-renown Barrow Neurological Institute and The Norton Thoracic Institute - #1 lung transplant program in the U.S. - as well as many other world-class healthcare services and teaching programs.
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