Medical Director - Neurohospital Medicine - Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, California
Jun 19, 2024
Jul 05, 2024
Locum Tenens
Medical Director
Contract Type
Contract, Full Time, Locum Tenens
Palm Springs, CA - Seeking Neurohospital Medicine Medical Director

Join the Physician Partnership Where You Have A Voice

Vituity's ownership model provides autonomy, local control, and a national system of support, so you can focus your attention where you want it to be - on your patients.

Join the Vituity Team. Vituity is a 100% physician-owned partnership and is led by frontline physicians that are all equitable owners. As an equal and valued partner from day one, our ownership model provides you with financial transparency, a comprehensive benefits package including profit distribution, and multiple career development opportunities. Our leadership understands what your practice needs to thrive and gives you autonomy and local control so you can provide care when, where, and how your patients need it. You are backed by a best-in-class corporate healthcare team and supported by the broad peer-level expertise of 5,000 Vituity clinicians. A patient-first focus drives everything we do, from continually seeking improvements in care delivery to developing and implementing innovations in healthcare. We believe everyone has a role to play in that.

Vituity Locations: Vituity has opportunities at 450 practice locations across the country, serving 8 million patients a year. With Vituity, if you ever need to move, you can take your job with you.

The Opportunity
  • Communicate and champion Vituity's purpose, mission, vision, values, culture of brilliance, and strategy, ensuring widespread understanding and alignment.
  • Assure compliance with all Vituity requirements and policies and communicate those requirements to all Vituity providers.
  • Monitor current and future healthcare and economic trends. Assess their potential impact on the practice and local geographic region.
  • Strategize and execute a comprehensive annual practice management plan that sets clear goals and objectives, continuously surpassing expectations and delivering value to patients, clients, providers, and the local community.
  • Spearhead the local site's administrative management team, meticulously selecting team members and aligning their responsibilities to drive the achievement of practice goals.
  • Demonstrate unwavering mastery of Vituity policies and fiduciary obligations, ensuring strict adherence from all providers.
  • Exemplify Vituity's Partnership Principles by fostering open communication and transparent decision-making, such as conducting annual reviews of administrative stipends and scheduling preferences.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of hospital expectations and rigorously uphold compliance with all contract terms.
  • Monitor operational and quality metrics and implement Vituity initiatives and operational programs to continually improve performance.
  • Continuously assess and improve operational processes, leveraging technology and best practices to streamline workflows and increase efficiency.
  • Monitor site financial performance and identify and create new areas for growth and revenue.
  • Develop an expertise and understanding of the yearly budget, financial performance measures and monitoring systems, and billing and reimbursement issues / systems.
  • Improve patient census and billing practice statistics to optimize reimbursement for the practice.
  • Maintain awareness and interactions with payers such as significant IPA's, Medical Groups, Foundations, ACO's associated with the hospital / health system.
  • Execute efficient recruitment, onboarding, and training processes for new providers, ensuring the practice is staffed with highly qualified professionals.
  • Provide learning and development opportunities and mentoring to providers and staff to enhance their clinical acumen, leadership skills and overall professional growth.
  • Evaluate the performance of physicians and PA / NPs in compliance with Vituity policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor physician competencies with progressive improvement using appropriate metrics. Counsel, suspend, or remove staff from the schedule as necessary in compliance with Vituity polices / guidelines.
  • Actively participate in contract negotiations in conjunction with the Regional Director.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with hospital leadership, nursing staff and other healthcare team members.
  • Ensure practice is appropriately represented and demonstrates their value through leadership roles (as applicable) and/or participation with hospital management, medical staff leadership, Medical Executive, Medical Staff and other hospital committees, and within the local community.

Required Experience and Competencies
  • Licensed physician as a Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from an accredited medical school and completion of residency through an accredited residency program required.
  • Maintain membership and privileges on Hospital's medical staff and comply with and abide by the bylaws, rules and regulations, and the policies and procedures of Hospital's medical staff where services are being provided required.
  • Physician Partnership status required.
  • Five (5) years or more experience in a leadership role required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior clinical skills.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate a team.
  • Project Management.
  • Effectively collaborate with diverse individuals and multiple locations.
  • Relationship building.
  • Technical skills.
  • Strong accounting and finance understanding.

The Practice

Desert Regional Medical Center - Palm Springs, California
  • The 27-bed Emergency Department see 60,000+ annual ED patient visits.
  • As Coachella Valley's only designated trauma center, the hospital offers a comprehensive array of services that includes Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Women and Infants Center, Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences, Bariatric Specialists and inpatient acute and outpatient rehabilitation services.
  • The Level II Richards Emergency Trauma Center is staffed by dedicated trauma surgeons using some of the most advanced technology available.
  • Hospital Awards and Distinctions include the 2008 "Highest Value" recognition by The Leapfrog Group, the 2008 Tenet Healthcare Corporation's "Circle of Excellence Award," and The Joint Commission's award for full and unconditional accreditation.

The Community
  • Guaranteed blue skies and sunshine year-round.
  • Explore the great outdoors: hiking, biking, golfing, swimming, and more!
  • Relax, Rejuvenate, and Play-spas, casinos, nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries.

Benefits & Beyond*

Vituity cares about the whole you. With our comprehensive benefits package, we are mindful of what matters most, and support your needs of today and your plans for the future.
  • Superior Health Plan Options
  • Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D coverage, and more
  • Partnership models allows a K-1 status pay structure, allowing high tax deductions
  • Extraordinary 401K Plan with high tax reduction and faster balance growth
  • Eligible to receive an Annual Profit Distribution/yearly cash bonus
  • EAP, travel assistance, and identify theft included
  • Student loan refinancing options
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives including LGBTQ+ History, Día de los Muertos Celebration, Money Management/Money Relationship, and more.
  • Purpose-driven culture focused on improving the lives of our patients, communities, and employees.

We are unified around the common purpose of transforming healthcare to improve lives and we believe everyone has a role to play in that. We know that when we work together across sites and specialties as an integrated healthcare team, we can exceed the expectations of our patients and the hospitals and clinics we work in. If you are looking to make a difference, from clinical to corporate, Vituity is the place to do it. Come grow with us.

Vituity appreciates differences; our dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our organization. Vituity does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. Vituity is committed to complying with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

*Visa status applicants benefits vary. Please speak to a recruiter for more details.

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