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Sr. Director MD/DO Medicine - St. Joseph

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Job ID: 17704
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Other
FTE: 0.30
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Sr. Dir MD/DO Medicine - St. Joseph for a Part Time, Variable position. 

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Serves the institution’s premier medicine physician with operational oversight and responsibilities over key medicine programs and will serve as the primary administration liaison with all medical specialties and departments. Reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer. Works in a collaborative fashion with all stakeholders across all relevant departments with the overarching duty to improve surgical care and processes.


  1. Provides leadership to enhance quality, safety, efficiency, and resource utilization in medical specialties
  2. Serves as the administration’s primary liaison for medicine specialties under the medical staff department structure.
  3. Serves as the CMO’s representative for the medical staff departments of Medicine, Critical care, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Radiology.
  4. Provides operational oversight over key medical program of and serves as the mentor for the medical directors of hospital medicine, pediatrics, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, Infection prevention and stroke.
  5. Works with a wide range of stakeholders and institutional leadership to develop, operational efficiencies, medicine priorities, and quality improvement goals.
  6. Serves as the physician leader for select institution-wide and system-wide quality initiatives at the behest of the CMO.
  7. Demonstrates to stakeholders such as accrediting bodies, regulatory agencies, patients, and patient advocates our commitment to quality and safety by leading collaborative efforts with these entities as required. 
  8. Collaborates with nursing and physician leaders, and administration to help create, implement, monitor, and progressively refine a comprehensive and evidence-based program to deliver exceptional care to patients and achieve relevant quality targets.
  9. Monitors effectiveness of medicine programs through goal setting, establishes timelines for reviewing program effectiveness, tracking of statistics, and quality improvements.
  10. Establishes behavioral standards and participate in system-wide networking groups (as indicated) to ensure the achievement of organization-wide clinical and service quality goals.
  11. In concert with leadership - develops, implements, and monitors the effectiveness of evidence-based protocols, standardized order sets, and policies governing medical care.
  12. Participates in the education/training of caregivers and medical staff.
  13. Performs other duties as required or assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited medical school and complete an accredited residency program in a medical or clinical specialty is required.

  • Minimum 10 years recent clinical practice experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of high level healthcare leadership experience required.
  • Experience and success in leading and facilitating diverse physician groups.
  • Prior experience and success in enhancing institution wide medical quality.

  • Licensed as a physician in the state where they will reside
  • Board-certification required.

  • Ability to understand and align day to day work with the PeaceHealth mission, core values and leadership model and reflect the leadership model attributes.
  • Respected member of the medical staff at applicable facility.
  • Adept at interpreting institutional data sources and national registries.
  • Skilled at negotiation and collaborating across and with diverse key stakeholders.  Basic computer skills required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong focus on customer service. 

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

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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