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Vice President Medical Affairs

Job Description

Mercy Hospital of Folsom, a member of Dignity Health, is currently looking for aVicePresident of Medical Affairsto join the team in their Executive Leadership Team.

This position requires at least 7years of clinical practice in medicine; eligibility for California licensure; appropriate board certification in his/her specialty, an M.D. or D.O. degree.Three years as a medical director or comparable role is preferred. An advanced degree in the area of healthcare administration or a related field is desirable. Participation in the American College of Physician Executives is recommended. High credibility and integrity as a clinician. an MBA or credential in medical management is desirable. Leadership experience particularly as Chief of Staff and/or Medical Director at an acute health care facility and/or regional healthcare system is highly desirable. Excellent skills in written and verbal communication as well as inter-personal skills in dealing with groups of physicians is preferred. The following knowledge, skills and abilities include the following: demonstrated competence in managed care environments, preferably with experience practicing medicine in a competitive marketplace; demonstrated understanding of general principles of healthcare management and the complexities of the current financing system; demonstrated understanding of regulatory and accreditation standards and the basic issues and principles of healthcare law and the implications of the Stark Laws, Fraud and Abuse, Not-for-Profit status and physician inurement; demonstrated familiarity of medical staff organization, credentialing, bylaws, rules and regulations; demonstrated understanding of principles and implications of standards for quality of care, quality monitoring, utilization review, discharge planning, and related features of today"s healthcare environment;demonstrated understanding of information systems and aggressive managed care markets; demonstrated experience in negotiations; strong problem solving skills and knowledge of CQI principles; knowledge and experience in clinical information systems; knowledge of quality improvement processes and project management;Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, JCAHO accreditation standards, Title 22 requirements; hospital policies and procedures; principles and practices of effective management; problem solving skills; basic computer skills.

As a member of the administrative team this position serves as a primary management linkage with the Medical Staff and other physician organizations at MHF. The VPMA supports the Hospital President and the Chief of the Medical Staff by providing leadership in all aspects of medical affairs with particular emphasis on clinical care and efficiency throughout the continuum. The primary objective of this position is to provide skilled management and leadership functions for the organized medical staff and physician organizations that result in effective governance, credentialing, planning, monitoring and improving the quality of patient care and resource utilization for MHF. This key executive works with senior management, system management, information management, managed care, the organized medical staffs, independent practice associations, community clinical liaisons and other constituents to influence and recommend policy and strategic direction and interpret the interests of MHF. This executive provides skilled management and leadership for the affiliated physician community and organized medical staff resulting in effective governance planning and monitoring of the quality of patient care. The incumbent forges strong and enduring linkages and alignments with physician providers. The incumbent has no punitive or disciplinary authority in the medical staff organization but assists the Chief of Staff, the Medical Staff Officers, the Medical Executive Committee and the Departments in responding to complaints regarding physician behavior and performance. The VPMA also collaborates with the Dignity Health Corporate Chief Medical Officer and the Dignity Health Vice President Medical Operations to achieve system-wide management goals and objectives with particular emphasis on patient engagement, physician leadership development, clinical information systems, care management, and other similar system-wide initiatives.

The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy Hospital of Folsom and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.

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Dignity Health is an EEO/AA employer



Mercy, a member of Dignity Health, is an integral part of Sacramento, California's state capitol. Sacramento is a rapidly growing metropolitan area that is family-centric, culturally diverse, and offers an array of affordable housing options. Over the years, our hospitals have evolved, but our mission has remained the same -- to promote healthy communities.

Mercy Hospital of Folsom, a 106-bed acute-care facility, is the primary healthcare resource for the Folsom, El Dorado Hills and foothill communities. As these communities grow, Mercy continues to expand its services to meet the needs of area families with more than 668 employees and 355 medical staff. Mercy Folsom sees over 4,000 admissions and has more than 925 deliveries a year. From our Cummings Emergency Pavilion that offers 25 private rooms to our current multi-phased inpatient expansion, we will meet the healthcare needs of the region for decades to come. Let us share our enthusiasm for life, as well as their enthusiasm for helping others. Learn more at




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Job Snapshot

Post Date 9/28/2014
Location Folsom, CA
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1400001676
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