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Lead Hospitalist and Section Head for Hospital Medicine

University of Minnesota Physicians Minneapolis Full-Time
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As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas.  Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.

The Lead Hospitalist for University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Section Chief for Hospital Medicine is the accountable academic and clinical leader for all hospital medicine programs across UMMC (excluding Masonic Children’s hospital). Day-to-day responsibilities include: strategic planning for hospital medicine, clinical quality improvement, academic performance reviews, leadership development in hospital medicine, physician engagement, and system performance. This position represents hospital medicine physicians in pertinent internal and external meetings and coordinates with system and site administrative teams on related matters. 

This position works closely with the MHealth-Fairview Senior Vice President Acute Care for Hospital Medicine, Vice President Medical Affairs of the hospital, site hospital medicine medical directors, hospitalists and clinicians, advance practice providers, medical staff members, and other appropriate system partners to assure that systems and processes that support the patient / physician and clinical encounter and the overall patient experience are performing at a high level of proficiency.  Additionally this position works with the Division Chief for General Internal Medicine, Associate Division Directors, and division administrators to provide academic and career development for hospitalists within the division.

UMPhysicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.

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Required Qualifications:

  • M.D. or equivalent degree with a sustained record of clinical and academic accomplishment and at least 5 years of experience as a physician leader in a reputable academic health system.
  • Show evidence of scholarship, mentorship, and consistent achievement in clinical, teaching, quality and/or research domains.
  • Eligible for a faculty appointment in the University of Minnesota Medical School at the rank of  Associate Professor or Full Professor preferred, however Assistant Professors with exceptional skills will be considered.
  • Should hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical license in the state of Minnesota as well as be board certified or board eligible.
  • Considerable progressively responsible experience in health care delivery and a track record of effecting change in hospital medicine.
  • Experience with strategic planning that has led to innovation and growth in hospital medicine.
  • Knowledge of change management and implementation to enhance outcomes in education, research and clinical care.
  • Knowledge of best practices in hospital medicine.
  • Experience creating a culture of collaboration to enhance patient and provider satisfaction.

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