Medical Director Opportunity in Northern Indiana for Top-Tier Healthca
Company: Jordan Search Consultants
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: January 15, 2021
Join a rapidly growing company of primary care centers for
adults on Medicare in medically-underserved communities where there
is little to no quality healthcare. This top-tier healthcare
organization is based on an entirely new model that is based on
value for its patients, not on volume of services. The company is
accountable for its patients' health, spending more than twice as
long with its patients and taking on the risks and costs of their
A privately held, Chicago based company, they have attracted,
quality, experienced management and a physician team focused on
their mission of excellent care for older adults. This organization
has received widespread recognition in the press, including the New
England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, Modern Healthcare, Stateline,
and the Chicago Tribune. The future is bright for this company and
The Medical Director will join the company at a critical time in
their history. The opportunity for impact is large and growing, as
they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.
The Medical Director will be responsible for leading their
clinicians in his/her neighborhood of clinics. The Medical Director
will practice primary care in their clinics alongside their
physician colleagues on a part-time basis to enable context for the
practice and to remain close to their patients. On top of that
limited clinical role they will have mission-critical leadership
responsibilities, which include setting an example for how
thoughtful primary care is practiced, serving as a formal mentor,
coach, and advisor to providers in their clinics, and participating
in critical organizational-wide strategic initiatives.
Medical Directors in this organization manage the clinical services
across a pod of up to 5 clinics, each with up to 5 physicians and 5
midlevel providers. They practice team-based care, and each
physician has a team of specialized staff who work alongside them.
That means their Medical Directors oversee a staff of over 100
medical professionals. Medical Directors partner with Regional Vice
Presidents, non-clinical executives, to run the neighborhood of
practices and make sure they continue to provide excellent primary
care to our great patients.
In addition to part-time clinical duties, a Medical Director has
substantial administrative time for the following leadership and
Provider Management: They want provider leadership as close to the
bedside as possible. This means medical directors are in clinics to
provide management support and structure to physicians and teams.
This includes ensuring clinic and on-call schedules are adequately
staffed, coaching/interviewing/promoting Clinic Medical Director
candidates to take local leadership roles, owning performance
reviews for Clinic Medical Directors, and supporting new physician
orientations among a multitude of other functions. Medical
Directors also serve as the local medical director in their home
Leadership & Coaching: At this organization success isn't
completing the visit or hitting an R.V.U. target. Success is high
quality care: (1) minimal hospital admissions, (2) excellent
preventive/chronic disease quality metrics, and (3) a great patient
experience. In other words: help patients be happy, healthy, and
out of the hospital. Their Medical Directors understand these ends
and the means to achieve them, and they recognize these skills
don't come naturally to many clinicians; their Medical Director
share their wisdom with others and help other clinicians understand
the value in value-based care. They help physicians master the
data-driven tools and practices required to keep patients well and
out of the hospital. They engage all level of providers to the
benefit of their teams and their patients. Tactically this includes
delivering monthly quality dashboards to teams, coaching on tools
to improve quality outcomes, and ensuring physicians are engaged
and responsible for the quality of care they deliver.
Support Organizational Strategy: They expect their Medical
Directors to support their goal of continuous improvement. This is
leadership close to the bedside, and it gives medical directors a
chance to be ears-on-the-ground as well as eyes-in-the-sky, sharing
best practices and improvement opportunities with others on the
team. The Medical Director's duties are primarily focused on the
smart management of his/her regional neighborhood, but they will
have strategic input into a variety of organizational-wide projects
and other initiatives which will fall into the following
Clinical Committee Functions/Leadership
Health Plan Management
Clinical Compliance & Policy Development
Candidates with specific experience and expertise in these fields
will have greater input into those initiatives and can expect
growing roles in these domains as they grow.
Drive Culture: They believe in a work hard-play hard work
environment, and their Medical Directors are expected to set that
example. They balance the sacred nature of the duty to their
patients with the simple-yet-novel idea that practicing medicine
should be fun.
Ideal candidates will be:
Passionate about their work, eager to have fun with their team,
motivated to be a part of a fast growing organization.
Aware of their leadership skills and potential for impact and eager
to share those with a fast growing, energetic team on the leading
edge of healthcare innovation.
M.D. or D.O. graduates.
Board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
Fellowship training in Geriatrics, other professional degrees
(e.g., M.B.A., J.D., M.P.H.), and prior executive roles welcome but
certainly not required.
5-15 years of experience in outpatient practice.
Extensive experience in clinical leadership roles, leading and
coaching physicians to be the best they can be for their patients
and their colleagues.
Experience using a metrics-driven approach to analyze cost,
quality, and satisfaction data to drive clinical strategy and
Excited by process of developing and implementing new processes.
Must be willing to "get hands dirty" in executing upon the
Belief that population health and a focus on smart allocation of
scarce resources can lead to high value care (better care, lower
cost), both in terms of quality and safety.
Ability to remain calm in the midst of the storm, guiding others to
smart, effective solutions.
Commitment to older adults and to low-income patients.
Comfort with ambiguity and a love for problem solving.
Have a work hard/play hard mentality.
This company embraces diversity and includes all interested readers
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