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Family Medicine Physician - Section Lead

Job ID: 7642
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth Medical Group is seeking a Section Lead Family Medicine Physician in beautiful Vancouver, Washington.

PeaceHealth Medical Group is seeking a new provider to join our collegial team at PeaceHealth Medical Group's Family Medicine Clinic, on the campus of Southwest Medical Center. The Section Lead is a leadership position, partnering closely with their administrative partners, in consultation with their respective Division Chief. This role is responsible for the day to day operations of their department, including, but not limited to, improving quality care, service excellence, safety, financial performance and caregiver/provider engagement. In addition to living the organizations mission, vision, and values, the Section Leader is expected to fulfill the PeaceHealth leadership model.

Why you’ll love the practice:

  • Join an established practice of 7 providers (a mixture of traditional Family Medicine, Family Medicine OB and Advanced Practice)
  • Outpatient practice seeing about ~18-21 patients per day with a dedicated MA
  • Enjoy a 4 day work week with 31 patient contact hours and ~1:20 evening call
  • Onsight: Pharmacist, Phlebotomist, MSW, Digital x-ray, and ability to develop a subspecialty interest: Sports, Geriatrics, or Women's Health

Section Lead essential functions:

1.Partners with department(s) operational leader to oversee clinical quality operational performance, provides feedback and recommendations for optimizing the standard of care.

2.Assists and supports providers in understanding and reaching performance targets. Actively participates in clinic and provider meetings (at least 80% attendance). Demonstrates effective communication to maintain understanding and two-way communication on organizational, operational, and clinical issues. Participates in administrative meetings and communications as needed to maintain expertise and provide feedback.

3.Supports and models behavioral standards in alignment with the Principles of Partnership, Caregiver and Leadership Models and helps ensure the achievement of clinical service goals. Leads, supports and participates with Division Chief and/or Network Physician VP in resolving provider personnel issues.

4.In collaboration with the director of operations and / or clinic manager(s), assists in physician recruitment, orientation and retention programs including determining physician staffing needs.

-Interviews all providers who are candidates for a position in his/her division.Assesses the candidate and submits the assessment to the Recruitment Dept. prior to any hire decision. Acts as the mentor for all new division providers or assigns an appropriate mentor and monitors the mentoring process.

5.Participates in and assists with leader standard work activities pertaining to clinic performance improvement, including regular Gemba rounding

6.Fosters effective working relationships and helps facilitate resolution to problems. May participate in meetings with physicians, nurses, support staff, and others as necessary.

7.Helps ensure the administration and operation of the clinic in an efficient manner, including suggestions for resolving issues.

8.Partners with operational leadership in the development, management, marketing, budgeting, and financial performance of the department(s).

9.Assists in the development and administration of a fair and equitable provider work schedule and timely communication of the schedule.

10.Performs other duties as assigned.

Why you’ll love Vancouver:

  • Vancouver is a robust city with over 174,000 residents and you will be in a community voted as the most friendly walking & bicycling city in the United States! The city is known for its naturally beautiful scenery, abundant outdoor recreation, diverse cuisine, art walks, contemporary boutiques, and a vibrant farmers market- all nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains on the north bank of the Columbia River. 2018 will showcase Vancouver’s new 7.3 acre waterfront park that will feature shopping, dining, housing units, professional office space, water sports access, parks and a 90 cable pier overlooking the Columbia River. 
  • Sports fanatic? Cheer for professional basketball, soccer, and baseball organizations. You will also take allegiance to many of the flagship universities just a quick drive away! 
  • Home to a community of strong education and high scoring schools. Many high schools were given top accolades in the state of Washington.
  • Just 10 minutes away from Portland International Airport and Washington state has no income tax! 

Hospital Highlights:

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a 450-bed hospital with a Level II trauma center. SWMC is one of the largest employer in Clark County. 
  • Last year there were more than 275,000 outpatient clinic visits.
  • Over 850 active medical providers with most specialty services provided locally.

PeaceHealth Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and employment bonus.
  • Up to $150,000 Educational Loan Reimbursement for those who qualify.
  • CME reimbursement and relocation assistance.
  • PeaceHealth provides fully paid malpractice insurance
  • Two excellent health coverage options plus vision and dental.
  • Exceptional retirement plans plus optional supplemental plan.
  • Employee Wellness Program with FitBit options and up to $400 in incentives for healthy lifestyles.
  • Integrated physician-led medical group.
  • Medical home model with care teams.

Referral Bonus Eligible

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please contact Lyndse R Neppl. 

Phone: 360-729-1597 Email: [email protected]

About PeaceHealth:

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

PeaceHealth’s community of health care professionals in the Vancouver area include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital with complete services, and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty group serving communities throughout Clark County.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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