Phenomenal opportunity to lead a thriving and growing 100+ physician primary care network, as part of the Mount Sinai Health System. As an integral member of one of the largest and most distinguished health systems in the country, this leadership position will have a major impact on the care New Yorkers receive, spanning all 5 boroughs as well as in Westchester County and Long Island. With health care models undergoing rapid transformation, Mount Sinai has taken the lead among New York academic health systems in embracing value based care and innovative ambulatory models. We are looking for a charismatic and dynamic physician leader to support clinical excellence in our Network practices throughout the metropolitan region, driving clinical transformation, innovation, exceptional quality outcomes, and patient satisfaction across more than 30 ambulatory sites.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience (5+ years) in leading large primary care practices and a track record of success meeting or exceeding quality metrics, clinical documentation, practice efficiency, financial performance, and clinical integration goals. Given the increasing focus on population health, leadership experience in ACO or value-based contracts are preferred.
The Senior Network Medical Director for Primary Care is responsible for working with practice physicians, practice management, and Network leadership to support the development of the highest quality, integrated primary care platform. The Senior Medical Director (SMD) will promote the recruitment of high quality primary care physicians, including the alignment and acquisition of existing practices as well as the recruitment of new PCPs.
In addition, the SMD will provide necessary leadership to support practice transformation so that the each primary care site meets its targets regarding quality metrics, clinical documentation, practice efficiency, financial performance, and clinical integration. As Mount Sinai evolves its healthcare model in a changing reimbursement environment, the SMD will play a lead role in preparing the practice and its clinicians for value-based care and will utilize his/her leadership to positively impact change management. To meet these goals, the SMD is expected to serve as the senior primary care physician, provide clinical supervision for practice physicians, identify clinical needs, promote adherence to Health System protocols, processes, and best practices, support practice growth and recruitment, strategy for population health, and serve as a liaison with Network and Health System leadership. The SMD will lead by example, bringing out the best in his/her colleagues.
Physician must be board-certified and in good standing with a minimum of 5 years clinical experience and at least 5 years of demonstrated administrative and leadership responsibilities
Must actively see patients as part of Network practice
Must attend management training sessions as directed by Health System and Network leadership
In addition, must participate in practice management modules as part of CME requirement
Matrix relationship with Population Health, FPA, and Dept of Medicine
Reports directly to CMO of the Mount Sinai Health Network and the President of the Mount Sinai Health Network
Develops primary care strategic recommendations on a yearly basis, in partnership with practice and Network leadership, taking into account opportunities for additional providers, expected physician turnover, local healthcare market, space needs, etc.
Reviews strategic plan with Health Network leadership and works with Network leadership to modify recommendations and develop implementation plan
Physician Staffing, Recruitment, and Retention
Supports, in partnership with Practice Leadership and Network resources, primary care recruitment and appointment processes, including early position identification, development and posting of job descriptions, review of CVs, managing interviews, and working with Network leadership on finalizing appointment.
Develops and coordinates regular primary care CME and non-CME educational activities for Network physicians
Brings in MSHS physician experts for educational sessions and clinical practice updates
Alerts practice clinicians to educational opportunities at MSHS
As appropriate coordinates teaching activities for any rotating med students, residents, or fellows
Schedules regular practice meetings with site medical directors and Network PCPs on at least a bi-weekly basis
Leads by example, sets high personal and professional standards, serves as positive change agent, and brings out best in colleagues,
Works with System and Network leadership to ensure that the Network primary care practice meets the quality and performance standards set for the Health System.
Supports site medical directors in implementation and performance of key quality metrics identified by the Health System Leadership
Works with practices and primary care physicians to align with new compensation models
Supports strategic imperatives for care coordination, including use of in-Network providers
Addresses and escalates quality issues as needed
Partners with Site Leadership to develop ongoing site based Quality Improvement initiatives
Regularly visits practices and physicians that represent new alignment opportunities
About Mount Sinai:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
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About Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. The Mount Sinai Health System was created from the combination of the Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, which both agreed unanimously to combine the two entities in July 2013.The Health System is designed to increase efficiencies and economies of scale; improve quality and outcomes; and expand access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory care services throughout a wide clinical network. The Health System includes more than 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. Mount Sinai also features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Wes...tchester, and Long Island. It has more than 40 clinical and academic relationships with other local health care organizations. Mount Sinai physicians can be found in more than 300 community locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. With an extraordinary array of resources for the provision of compassionate, state-of-the-art care, the Mount Sinai Health System is poised to identify and respond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations we serve.