Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology for Valley Health in Ridgewood, NJ!

Job Description

Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology needed at Valley Health in Ridgewood, NJ!

Reports to:   Chair, Oncology Services, VMG;
Chief Medical Officer, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide overall leadership for VMG Hematology and Medical Oncology.
a. Be responsible for overall growth, development, and quality of the clinical, research and educational components of the VMG Hematology and Medical Oncology Program.
b. Work collaboratively with leaders in VMG Oncology Surgical Services and VMG Radiation Oncology as part of Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, and the Valley Health System Oncology Service Line leadership team.
c. Identify opportunities to develop, strengthen, and implement clinical, research, and educational programs related to hematologic and/or neoplastic disorders.
d. Assure evidence-based care, as well as compliance with VHS and VMG standards and policies by all VMG Hematology and Medical Oncology providers.
e. Assure adequate “on call” coverage for ambulatory, inpatient, and emergency care, as well as coverage for the Infusion unit of The Valley Hospital in the Luckow Pavilion.
f. Nurture a collegial, collaborative environment, engaging appropriate oncologic and non-oncologic specialists to plan and deliver coordinated care for patients evaluated and managed by members of the medical staff of VMG Hematology and Medical Oncology.
g. Work with all providers to set, measure, and report in a timely fashion, goals and objectives for each provider, and meet regularly with each to review individual progress.
h. Recommend adjustments in compensation, including incentive compensation, in accordance with the VMG compensation plan for members of the medical staff of VMG Hematology and Medical Oncology.
i. Identify opportunities, and lead implementation of processes or systems that result in improved care, safety, efficiency, provider satisfaction, and/or patient experience within VMG Hematology and Medical Oncology.
j. Lead effort to implement electronic ordering of chemotherapy for VMG Hematology and Medical Oncology.
k. Conduct staff meetings to include all providers no less than once monthly.
l. In all the above, work closely with the Chair, Oncology Services, VMG.

2. Maintain a clinical practice, providing consultation, assessment, intervention, and follow-up care to patients with neoplastic and/or hematologic disorders.
a. Utilize appropriate, evidence-based patient care plans.
b. Complete clinical documentation in accordance with VMG and QOPI standards.
c. Assure continuity of care through adequate scheduling and tracking of return visits, completion of treatment plans, and follow-up of chronic problems, abnormal tests, and “no-shows”.
d. Provide timely and complete accounting of services rendered and accurate, specific diagnosis codes for each patient by completing appropriate billing/reimbursement documentation.
e. Participate in the practice’s “on-call” schedules as needed. Be available for emergency calls from VMG staff or physicians.
f. Participate in, or lead, clinical research trials or projects relevant to the care of patients with neoplastic or hematologic disorders.
g. Delegate clinical tasks appropriate to the level of training of each member of the health care team.
h. Ensure the professional development of self and team, i.e. pursue continuing education opportunities and share knowledge as appropriate with other members of the health care team; participate in professional organizations, read professional journals and texts, etc.
i. Support System-wide efforts to improve and maintain a high level of patient/customer satisfaction as evidenced by (but not limited to) customer/patient satisfaction survey scores.
j. Participate in the Valley Health System journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization.
k. Demonstrate behavior that models the Valley Health System values and standards as well as the Valley Medical Group Mission and Vision Statements.
l. Adhere to the Physician Compact of the Valley Medical Group
m. Fulfill responsibilities of membership of the Medical Staff of The Valley Hospital including CME credit hours.
n. Maintain up-to-date credentials including: CV, License, DEA, CDS, Board Certification, and documentation of hospital admitting privileges.

1. MD or DO
2. ABIM certified in Medical Oncology +/- Hematology
3. Meet the criteria for appointment to the Medical Staff of The Valley Hospital
4. Possess outstanding interpersonal skills
5. Demonstrate effective communicate skills
6. Demonstrated success as a leader
7. Ability and interest to function as part of a team
8. Exhibit a strong orientation toward the provision of high quality, cost effective, comprehensive medical care.

About the Mount Sinai Health System:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, 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 Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau 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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