Transitional Care Clinic Medical Director (FM or IM)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: MD/DO
Internal Number: 40529 R DHMG AZ
Transitional Care Clinic Medical Director (FM or IM)
Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona
Dignity Health has an exciting leadership Transitionalist Medical Director opportunity for either an Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Physician located at our Phoenix, Arizona facility.
The Transitionalist Medical Director will engage in direct patient care activities and medical/clinical practice as the principal component of his/her overall professional responsibility.
The Transitional Care Medical Director Reports directly to the DHMG CMO. Patient care & Director Activities will include, but are not be limited to: 1. Assessment, evaluation, diagnostic determination, on-going treatment and clinical management, necessary referral for consultation, care planning and modification, medications reconciliation, risk assessment, and, coordination of care. 2. Direct contact and consultation with patient family members, advocates, and others to ensure effective communication of patient status and care plans, and to encourage/support an open visitor- friendly environment within the Transitional Clinic. 3. Extensive and on-going communications with community principal care physicians who routinely manage the care of patients. 4. Day-to-day patient care management activity that includes professional input from all members of the patient care team. 5. Accurate and timely completion of all clinical and professional records and documentation to assure coordination of care. 6. Provides one on one and group consultation to all providers as needed regarding clinic policies and processes, patient care and communication challenges, as well as innovative care ideas. 7. Oversight of the Nurse practitioner 8. Leads regularly scheduled Operations Meetings with office manager and other key staff members. 9. Monitors provider performance on clinical quality, meaningful use, population health, and productivity on a quarterly basis and ensures that all providers receive reports and communication on a timely basis. 10. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Goals of the Transitional Care Medical Director: 1. Increase the number of referrals of high risk patients from the hospital/ Ed to the TCC. 2. Decrease the readmission of high risk patients. 3. Decrease admission of Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions to the acute care setting. 4. Patient Satisfaction
With over 240 physicians and 800 total employees, Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona is a comprehensive, integrated, multi-specialty, academic medical group that serves Dignity Health St. Josephs and Westgate Medical Centers, Chandler Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center - a flagship region of Dignity Health currently headquartered in San Francisco, California. The physicians of DHMG-AZ are regularly involved with clinical duties, as well as academics and translational bench research, keeping the enhancement of care and the patient experience at the forefront of the work that they do.
Dignity Health, as part of CommonSpirit Health - the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the nationseeks to serve the poor and disenfranchised, while furthering the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The mission of Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona is consistent with Dignity Health's mission and St. Joseph's guiding principles with a focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. As part of the Dignity Health hospital system, DHMG-AZ has full access to the staff and all facilities on our hospital campuses. This unique relationship with our hospital allows the group to provide its patients with state-of-the-art patient services including care of the poor and disenfranchised.
Like its legendary namesake rising out of the ashes, the greater Phoenix area has emerged as one of the bright metropolitan areas of the 21st century. The Phoenix area encompasses more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa, and all serve as a timeless Southwestern backdrop to the spirit of Puebloans, cowboys, miners, and visionaries. Recently, the Census Bureau named Arizonas Maricopa County, which includes the greater Phoenix metro area, the county with the nations highest annual population growth. Home to more than 4 million residents where everyone has a sunny disposition, the Phoenix area also ranks as the sixth-largest city in the United States. Phoenix is a premier destination offering the best of both worlds: a growing and diverse economy and a great place to live with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and an almost endless supply of attractions including:
189 city parks, 33,000 acres of desert preserves, and 200 miles of trails
Host to MLB Spring Training and the annual Fiesta Bowl
Home of the Phoenix Open and 200 golf courses
Professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Cardinals.
Host to 5 Fortune 500 company headquarters
The Best Mexican Food North of the Border
Affordable housing and cost of living
A family-friendly area, with the Childrens Museum of Phoenix, ample youth sports and athletic leagues, the Challenger Space Center Arizona, a wide variety of school options, including public, private, magnet, and charter, the Phoenix Zoo, large water parks, SEA LIFE Arizona, and many more!
The Phoenix area is also a destination for people from all over the world to receive outstanding healthcare. This is particularly true of Dignity Healths St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center - home to the world-renown Barrow Neurological Institute and The Norton Thoracic Institute - #1 lung transplant program in the U.S. - as well as many other world-class healthcare services and teaching programs.
We know that humankindness is powerful medicine. After more than a century of experience, we’ve learned that modern medicine is more effective when it’s delivered with compassion. We are successful because we know that the word care is what makes health care work. At Dignity Health, our humankindness is extended to every member of the team. We take a holistic approach to letting our people know that they truly matter.
We chose the name Dignity Health because the value of dignity is woven into the fabric of our culture. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.
We offer a supportive, collegial environment, with a staff that’s passionate about bringing the very best practices to patient care. We are an organization committed to facility infrast...ructure, the latest technology and effective communication. Most of all, you will discover the spirit, idealism and family-friendly environment that comes with a mission driven, not-for-profit healthcare organization.
"Hello humankindness starts with the proven idea that human connection leads to better health."