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.
Job Title: Director of Hospital Medicine
The Director of Hospital Medicine for University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) is the accountable clinical leader for all hospital medicine programs across UMMC (excluding Masonic Children's hospital and West Bank MHealth-Fairview hospitalists). Day-to-day responsibilities include: strategic planning for hospital medicine, clinical quality improvement, 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, hospital Vice President Medical Affairs (VPMA), 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 support the academic mission of the hospitalists within the division.
Initial goals for this position include expansion of the program to include more clinical services, reduction of the need for moonlighting physicians, and improving quality improvement metrics.
The role of the hospitalist at UMMC has seen tremendous growth in the last 10 years and includes nearly 50 hospitalists who provide coverage 24 hours a day for patients admitted to UMMC. The hospitalist service includes inpatient care for all general medicine patients, some pediatric patients (for internal medicine/pediatric trained hospitalists), pulmonary patients, and hematology patients and will be expanding to provide care for oncology patients. Additionally the hospitalists run a Consult and Procedure Service include point of care ultrasound procedures at the bedside for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Hospitalist care is provided on both teaching services, including residents and students, and on non-teaching services. Many of the hospitalists also have formal teaching duties within the medical school, participate in quality improvement projects and conduct clinical research.
A new partnership in 2019 between the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services has created an expansive academic health system with growth opportunities for clinical, education and research across this joint clinical enterprise. UMMC, a quaternary care referral center for the region, is one of 12 hospitals within MHealth-Fairview providing care across much of Minnesota and into Wisconsin. This network provides care across the continuum including long-term care facilities and over 60 primary care clinics.
hospital medicine services and to support the missions of research, education and clinical care.
MHealth-Fairview Senior Vice President Acute Care for Hospital Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School Division Director General Internal Medicine
0.40 FTE administrative role
0.60 FTE clinical hospitalist
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.
Posted 30+ Days Ago
UMPhysicians has deep roots in the University of Minnesota Medical School, which has trained physicians since 1888. In 1997, 18 separate practice groups of physicians at the University united to form University of Minnesota Physicians.
Today UMPhysicians is an independent nonprofit governed by a board of directors. We own and manage more than 50 specialty clinics and five family medicine clinics and employ more than 900 physicians and 1,600 health professionals and staff. UMPhysicians contributes a significant portion of operating revenue to support the Medical School's research and education priorities.
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