Division Head - Hospitalist Medicine

Job Location: Corner Brook
Job Type: Part-time - One (1) - Year Term Appointment
Internal or External: External
Post Date: 2015-07-24
Close Date: Until Filled
Job Category: Medical


One (1) – Year Term Appointment

Applications are invited for the position of Division Head - Hospitalist Medicine. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, WMRH, the Division Head - Hospitalist Medicine is responsible for development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of high quality and patient centred services to inpatients at WMRH including:

  • Developing Regional Standards of Practice for the Division
  • Working with appropriate program directors and managers within Western Health
  • Attending Discipline meetings as a representative of the Division
  • Attending Local Medical Advisory Committee Meetings as a representative of the Division
  • Attending Regional Medical Advisory Committee (RMAC) as a member of the Division only on request.  Is not a regular member of RMAC.
  • Providing program leadership for all members of the Division, including chairing Division meetings on a regular basis
  • Providing supervision and support to all physicians in Division (approving and tracking leave requests, etc.)
  • Developing Division specific performance metrics
  • Supporting evaluation/monitoring of performance of members of the Division
  • Supporting investigation of complaints relevant to the Division
  • Supporting investigation of occurrences relevant to the Division
  • Providing support for Chief of Staff, WMRH and may provide coverage for the Chief during periods
    of absence.
  • Ensuring appropriate coverage is in place for the Division, including the development of regional call rotas.
  • Supporting recruitment and retention of physicians within the discipline, including participation in recruitment activities (interviews, reference checks, etc.) for positions assigned to them.
  • Regularly communicating with the Chief of Staff, WMRH regarding matters related to the Division.

The Division Head - Hospitalist Medicine provides guidance and support to all Hospitalists appointed to medical staff through various mechanisms including consultation with the Chief of Staff, WMRH and Division meetings.  The Division Head - Hospitalist Medicine is responsible for the management/supervision of 6 medical staff members working as Hospitalists at WMRH.

The incumbent will work directly with various VP’s and Directors, Chiefs of Staff and Discipline, the VP and Regional Director of Medical Services in ensuring the effective organization, management and functioning of the medical staff within the Division.  Accountabilities include Medical Administration, Quality Initiatives, Resource Management, Planning, Communication and Leadership.

Qualifications Required:

Duly registered Family Physician or Internal Medicine Specialist with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, Certification in The College of Family Physicians eligible or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada eligible, preferably with post-grad qualifications in health care administrative studies or significant administrative experience. Familiarity with Western Health Bylaws, Policies and Procedures pertaining to Medical Staff is required. Previous experience in the management of inpatients and/or Hospitalist Medicine is an asset.

The successful applicant must have the ability to compile and analyse statistical information related to medical staff issues, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and also have a proven track record within a regional health organization.  A demonstrated track record with the use of quality assurance, risk and utilization management is desired.  Strong organizational, financial management and decision-making skills are required.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to work with people in all departments of this large organization and our member organizations, and must be able to communicate effectively with external organizations.  A familiarization with computers and computer software including word processing, spread sheeting, and database applications in a business setting is required.

Note:  The use of a private vehicle is a condition of employment.

Remuneration: TBA

Hours of Work:  1 half day biweekly

A resume, supporting documentation and the names of three references are required. Applicants who do not provide the necessary documentation as outlined on this job posting will not be considered.

Recruiter Name: Peter Antle, for specific inquiries please contact: medicalservices@westernhealth.nl.ca