Boston University Medical Center
Reporting jointly to the Chief of General Internal Medicine and to the Vice Chair for Outpatient Medicine, the Director of Primary Care will be responsible for the outpatient clinical programs of the General Internal Medicine Section at the BUSM and BMC. He or she will be the face of the Primary Care Medical Staff, accountable for overseeing six suites of practice, about 50 staff clinicians (23 FTEs), 96 Internal Medicine residents, and 82 non-clinical staff. The Director of Primary Care must be the go to resource for the Primary Care Medical Staff and advocate on its behalf before the rest of BMC and the BU School of Medicine. He or she will be liaison to the Residency Training Program and the Management Services Organization (MSO), as well as maintain a primary care practice.
The right candidate will be board certified in Internal Medicine and have a track record of leadership in a primary care setting. He or she must have an appreciation of the challenges of an academic medical center, shown leadership in managing and improving quality, and, consistent with the national movement, guide the Primary Care program toward the Medical Home model of care and toward Accountable Care Organizations. He or she must be very effective and efficient at clinical operations. The Director of Primary care must have an excellent sense for thriving in a complex organization.
He or she will ideally have worked in an urban environment that entails a culturally diverse work force and patient population. An important aspect of succeeding in this role is a demonstrated commitment to the mission of providing health care for underserved. The Director of Primary Care must guide new program development and implementation. As a resource/mentor to staff, he or she must be able to manage/lead other physicians to both quality outcomes and high productivity. Personal characteristics of the right candidate include:
Articulating a compelling strategic vision for the department and the leadership ability to move an organization toward that goal
The ability to guide and marshal the energies of highly committed and engaged professionals
Skill at managing complex projects to completion
Exceptional motivational and communication skills
Maintaining a high level of transparency
An energetic personality
A positive, glass-half-full, can-do outlook
Warm and engaging people skills
Being a creative and resourceful problem solver
The ability to smoothly transition up and down from high level strategic issues to ground floor tactical ones
Being able to thrive at all organizational levels in a fast-paced, sometimes hectic environment
The ability to be an effective change agent
Creativity in blending education and clinical care
Preparing students for change in primary care delivery
How to Apply
We appreciate and value all referrals. Interested parties send resume and cover letter to BMCDirectorPrimaryCare1998@ZurickDavis.com. For additional questions please contact Beth Ross or Myranne Janoff at 781.938.1975. All contact with our office will remain confidential.