Job ID: 2022-15119 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Health Services
Princeton University Health Services seeks an innovative, high-energy physician to serve as Associate Director of Medical Services. The Associate Director will provide leadership and management of outpatient medical services and will partner with the Director of Medical Services at a signal moment in the life of University Health Services—with new recognition of the vital role Medical Services plays in the campus community, new resources, and the imminent move to a state-of-the-art building, designed to support an integrative medical care model. Princeton looks forward to welcoming a new Associate Director to join in developing the strategy to fulfill a vision for a holistic care and to become one of the best university health services in the country.
Reporting to the Director of Medical Services (DMS), the Associate Director will partner with the DMS, helping to shape and define the vision for UHS Outpatient Medical Services, and will be charged with operationalizing quality medical care practices for Princeton’s students.
The Associate Director will oversee the staff of UHS Medical Services including physicians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, a dietitian, and radiology technologist. As Director of Medical Services' deputy, when the DMS is absent, the Associate Director will support all Medical Services, including working directly with the area directors for Athletic Medicine and Occupational Health, and serve as the primary point of contact for Medical Services for UHS leadership, campus partners and University administration.
The Associate Director will be a champion of change and clinical innovation through the implementation of best practices, and the assurance of continuous quality improvement activity, policies, and procedures that optimize patient care and access. The ADMS will work closely with the Director of Medical Services and the Assistant Medical for Quality in these endeavors.
The ADMS will direct the day-to-day activities of approximately 20 clinical staff and will be charged with providing strong administrative and clinical supervision, ensuring a culture of continuous quality improvement and care, and the skillful management of resources. In addition, in the absence of the Director, the ADMS will provide support for the Medical Services' 80 clinical and non-clinical staff.
The ADMS will be a strong clinician who will lead by example in providing care of the highest quality to students while taking on this significant leadership role. It is in this context that the new Associate Director of Medical Services will address the following priorities:
Ensure that evidence-based medicine and quality improvement activities are integrated into the delivery of efficient, high quality patient care, and that data collection and utilization reports are integrated into processes of system evaluation and care redesign.
As Lab Director, oversee the POCT lab and manage relations with Quest Lab.
Collaborate with the DMS to establish Medical Services’ priorities and ensure the effective management of human and financial resources for Outpatient Medical Services.
Work closely with the Assistant Director of Medical Services in the review, revision, and development of new policies, practices, and procedures around delivery of care, and ensure that expectations are understood by all Outpatient Medical Services staff.
Provide regular feedback and written performance appraisals to clinical staff on the interdisciplinary medicine team and provide support to managers reporting to the ADMS.
Optimize the use of technology to enhance quality, capacity, and efficiency throughout the Outpatient Medical Service.
Develop robust onboarding practices and ensure access to professional development opportunities to clinical staff with wide-ranging education and experience.
Develop processes for identifying and reporting concerning trends or events and to manage risk broadly.
Ensure that Outpatient Medical Services staffing and practices reflect UHS's and the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished physician leader, board certified in Adolescent Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics with a record of innovative problem-solving, the temperament and experience to work effectively with students, and to understand their unique healthcare needs and issues. The ideal candidate will be drawn to the opportunity to join in building a culture of excellence, continuous improvement, curiosity, positivity, compassion, and trust. Candidates should have New Jersey license as an MD or DO, at least 7 years of clinical experience, and current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator use.
In addition, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications, experience, and personal qualities:
Superb, compassionate clinician and supervisor who models service, organizational and institutional perspectives;
Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, and the employment of best practices in a contemporary outpatient medical setting;
Proven ability to foster a climate of inclusion where diverse thoughts are shared and integrated; ability understand and empathize with differences in people and cultures. ls nonjudgmental about differences, respects different value sets, is comfortable with diversity, and is savvy at finding common ground among divergent perspectives, setting the stage for building consensus;
Embracing of the idea of collaborative practice across disciplines, connections between body and mind and is open to understanding integrative, complementary and alternative practices;
Outstanding communications skills, oral and written, including the ability to convey clinical information to lay audiences;
Proven ability to manage resources, including financial, human, and physical, to maximize productivity and ensure the highest quality of work;
High emotional intelligence and humility and a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards;
Enthusiastic about self-improvement and the professional development of clinical staff; proven ability to hire, terminate, mentor, supervise, and succeed in inspiring trust and fostering teamwork while motivating staff to work hard and well together;
Demonstrated ability to bring about complex change in a thoughtful manner and implement solutions utilizing best practices to meet the operational needs of the institution;
Commitment to quality improvement in practice including data analytics, and evidence-based medicine;
Familiar with emerging practices in telehealth and electronic health technologies. Embracing innovative approaches to advance healthcare delivery and practice; flexibility, resilience, perseverance, and a good sense of humor.
An attractive compensation package will be constructed commensurate with the background and experience of the selected candidate.
For More Information
We welcome and appreciate referrals. Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to:
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.