Mount Sinai Health System seeks a Vice Chair Ambulatory Operations and Quality in Neurology!

Job Description

Vice Chair of Ambulatory Operations and Quality in Neurology!

The Vice Chair of Ambulatory Operations and Quality in Neurology is a full-time faculty position in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with academic rank in accordance with experience and qualifications. Approximately 60% of this position’s effort will be in the administrative role and 40% in clinical practice.
The primary responsibilities of this Vice Chair are to provide administrative leadership, partnering with over 80 clinician faculty and 100+ staff in the Department of Neurology at five outpatient neurology practices across Manhattan and Queens, as well as with Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice (MSDFP) and hospital leadership to:
(1) Improve and optimize access and care quality systemwide through multiple approaches including, among others:
  • Developing plan for systemwide scheduling into and helping foster faculty support of a next available subspecialty physician/provider or into general neurology
  • Serving as the gatekeeper of new initiatives that the MSDFP rolls out so they are appropriately customized to the diverse practices of various subspecialties of neurology
  • Enhancing use of EMR templates to capture quality metrics
(2) Optimize capture of clinical revenue by:
  • Further enhancing coding and billing practices
  • Ensuring compliance with appropriate and timely medical record documentation
(3)  Enhance provider well-being and practice workflow through:
  • Optimization of epic and non-epic EMR templates, smart sets, and other tools
  • Eefficient and effective use of mid-levels and other practice support staff using best practices applicable by subspecialty
  • Collaboration with Mount Sinai system well-being and resilience leadership regarding implementing other best practices in this area

In addition, the department has a team in place that is poised to develop, pilot, and prepare for department system-wide implementation of coordinated care models and teleneurology, in anticipation of broad introduction of value-based payment structures. This position requires the ability to collaborate within the teams designing and implementing these practice re-structuring changes, while adapting the monitoring and optimization of performance metrics and revenue streams during and following implementation of the new models.
This Vice Chair will work collaboratively with Site Medical Directors in Neurology, newly established at Mount Sinai Downtown and Mount Sinai West/Mount Sinai St Luke’s, as well as with the Vice Chair for Hospital Neurology, the site Administrative Directors, the Vice Chair for Administration, and other Vice Chairs and faculty already engaged in outpatient quality improvement activities.

This position reports to the System Chair of the Department of Neurology.
  • Board certified neurologist with at least 7 years of clinical administrative experience in an academic or private practice.
  • Formal training in process improvement/clinical practice workflow improvement is preferred.
About Mount Sinai:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. 
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. 

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.   
Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:
Alex Cano
Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System
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