Location: Meridian, Idaho
St. Luke's Health System in Idaho seeks a board certified surgeon for our new Surgical Services Medical Director opportunity in Meridian, ID. The selected physician will engage in a multitude of activities that are essential to operations and institutional strategy.
Essential Job Functions
- Assign OR block time in accordance with Health System policy, monitor block time utilization and engage with surgeons to optimize utilization.
- Proactively address physician performance and behavior issues in collaboration with service line leaders, medical staff, and the area Chief Medical Officer.
- Serve as the accountable physician leader to implement system surgical standards and initiatives, monitoring key performance indicators to ensure achievement of targeted measures.
- Participate in and contribute to strategic development discussions for surgical services to achieve St. Luke's Health System goals as it relates to the operative environment.
- Serve as the accountable communicator between providers, operational leaders and administrative leaders, providing accurate, timely communication of strategic plans, goals, values and policies to all appropriate stakeholders.
- Foster positive working relationships among all team members, demonstrating the values and behaviors of St. Luke's leadership, inspiring constituents to achieve ever-improving patient-centered care outcomes.
- Provide input, support and assist with implementation of policies, procedures, applicable standards of The Joint Commission (TJC) and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- Support administrative leadership in optimizing the financial performance of the unit, including supply chain and Pharmacy and Therapeutic standardization, as appropriate.
- Partner with leaders throughout the St. Luke's Health System to ensure reduction in care variation and standardization, where possible.
- Engage in leadership to ensure compliance with Health System policies.
- Lead operational process improvements.
- Assist in prioritization of capital requests.
- Implement collegial conversations regarding concerns that arise in operational activities with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nursing staff and support staff.
- Lead the OR Case Review Committee and applicable local surgical oversight committees.
- Evaluate and act upon OR safety data.
- Evaluate and act upon OR SSI data.
- Facilitate Service Line plans to optimize efficiency resource utilization.
- Facilitate and lead load leveling efforts to optimize not only OR utilization but also to permit optimal OR throughput.
- Lead and inform supply chain initiatives.
- Education: Graduation from an accredited and respected school of Medicine or Osteopathy and successful completion of an accredited residency program. Advanced degree in business, healthcare administration, healthcare quality improvement, or other is desirable, but not required.
- Experience: At least 3 years of clinical practice required. Demonstration of progressive leadership roles within healthcare organization(s) with proven history of successfully leading complex change and improving processes in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Successful leader of broad-based services or programs.
- Characteristics: Exceptional professional and personal reputation, dedicated to the care and well-being of the region's patients.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse personalities and cultural backgrounds.
- Creative problem solver; able to bring opposing mindsets to a shared vision.
- Ability to communicate clearly, thoughtfully, and appropriately. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to business and activities of the Medical Center.
- Strong personal resiliency; retaining optimism when facing persistent challenges.
- Passion for improving patient outcomes.
- Belief and confidence in the Mission, Vision, and strategic plan of the St. Luke's Health System.
- Highly competitive guaranteed base salary with potential production and quality incentives;
- Generous recruitment incentives could include sign on bonus, student loan repayment, training stipend and relocation;
- Hospital employed with great benefits, retirement, malpractice, vacation and CME allowance;
- Medical education opportunities teaching med students and residents.
WHY ST. LUKE'S?
St. Luke's Health System is Idaho's largest employer and most awarded health system, with a medical staff of over 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. Made up of eight hospitals around central and southern Idaho, we are proud to be the only locally owned and operated, physician-led, not-for-profit health system in the state. St. Luke's has been awarded as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the country for the eighth consecutive year, designated by IBM Watson Health Analytics. We are committed to providing high quality patient care and positively impacting the lives of those in our community. St. Luke's enjoys an outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and a superior healthcare organization.
Known as the "City of Trees," Boise is Idaho's capital city--both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. Boise is located on the Boise river in southwestern Idaho. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports. Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park and Zoo Boise. The Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails.
For more information on this opportunity, please contact Kiera Stites via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*St. Luke's is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.