Northwell Health Radiation Medicine: Site Chair, Westchester County location
October 4, 2018
Westchester, New York
TBD based on experience and qu
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Northwell Health’s Department of Radiation Medicine seeks Board Certified Site Chairperson in Radiation Medicine for one of our Westchester locations. This is an exciting opportunity for a board certified radiation oncologist with a minimum of 5 years’ experience who is interested in providing state of the art cancer care in a facility with a brand new Varian True-Beam, GammaKinife, HDR, LDR and IORT capabilities. As Site Chair, you will serve as the clinical lead at that institution, but also as part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute and the Radiation Medicine Serviceline. You will provide local leadership and be part of part of the local medical board leadership. You will also work toward developing local and system strategies for radiation medicine services. The candidate will have an academic appointment through the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and will be part of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Northwell Health, one of the region’s largest academic radiation oncology programs.
Why Choose Us:
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees - 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners - are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. Join one of the region’s largest and most respected physician practices. Collaborate with world-class clinical leaders in every discipline.
Northwell Health Cancer Institute which encompasses cancer services across the health system is one of the region’s largest cancer programs with over 19,000 diagnosed cases yearly. With leading surgeons, medical oncologists, clinical trials, phase one and industry sponsored trials and its affiliation with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, the Northwell Health Cancer Institute is a leading program for the care of cancer patients across the entire Northwell catchment area.
Our benefits: Northwell Health offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Full-time positions will be employed as members of Northwell Physician Partners, the seventh largest medical group in the country. Academic Appointment to the Zucker SOM is commensurate with credentials and experience.
As Site Chair, responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
Coordinates care management
Participates and provides clinical leadership in the development and review of care quality and clinical protocols on the department QA program group.
Ensures site physician coverage during operation hours.
Develops policies for guidelines for appropriate radiation therapy referrals.
Provides leadership of regular team meetings for the operational and administrative functions of the quality program.
Coordinates annual strategic planning for the quality program.
Develops and provides oversight of metrics to demonstrate program impact.
Provides leadership in the identification of education needs for hospital staff and development of effective educational strategies.
Provides outreach and education for community agencies and health care settings as appropriate.
Oversees implementation of clinical protocols, assist with IRB approvals, utilization review, case management, quality assurance.
Ensures compliance with state and federal regulatory standards.
Participates in quality assurance and peer review programs, including compliance with and implementation of any resulting recommendations.
Serves as spokesperson for the quality program internally and externally.
Works with Public Relations to develop and update program marketing materials.
Performs related duties, as required.
Identifies and develops new clinical programs consistent with market opportunity, patient need and financial feasibility. Presents plans to Hospital and Serviceline leadership.
Ensures continued strong relationships with the voluntary physician community and works collaboratively on program development. Represents and meets the needs of the voluntary community in an effective manner.
Increases the utilization of Hospital services consistent with Hospital standards.
Works with the Health System Foundation and actively supports fundraising strategies relative to the future expansion of services and programs consistent with the mission of the Health System and the Department.
Recommends policy positions within the Health System related to relevant legislation, government regulation and other matters of public policy that impact on the Department of Radiation Oncology and its sub-specialties.
Understands and responds to the health needs of the community through education, advocacy, partnerships and program development.
Participates on relevant Health System and Medical Staff committees, and personally attends local Medical Board meetings.
Works to ensure that annual operating and departmental fund budgets meet annual targets.
reports to the Radiation Medicine Serviceline Chairperson
M.D. Degree or equivalent from an accredited College of Medicine.
Minimum five plus years of clinical experience beyond training
Associate Professor level preferred
Experience in leadership position preferred
Outstanding communication and management skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with medical staff, hospital management, and staff, required.
Must possess recent experience in generally accepted and currently used methods and techniques.
Completion of Medical Residency with Board Certification (please do not apply if bd eligible)
Internal Number: 2
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