The Mount Sinai Health System seeks a Medical Director, Clinical Transformation in Manhattan!

Job Description

The Mount Sinai Health System seeks a Medical Director, Clinical Transformation in Manhattan!

Mount Sinai is one of the largest U.S. health systems with a strong reputation for quality of and research.  We have ~40,000 employees working together to provide billions of dollars in high-quality care each year for millions of patients.

We are accelerating a transition to a business model focused on population health management – our goal is to keep entire communities healthy and out of the hospital.  Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP) is the team driving this transformation within Mount Sinai.  The team includes 400+ employees with clinical, contracting, finance, IT, analytics, operations, and product development expertise. 
MSHP is a fast growing business unit within Mount Sinai and is looking for team members who:

Are comfortable “playing up” and “playing down” as needed to accomplish business objectives

Work productively amidst ambiguity
Thrive in fast-paced  work environments
Seek to improve the status quo 

The Clinical Operations Team within MSHP drives the implementation and ongoing improvement of clinical initiatives that enable Mount Sinai to deliver better value to its patients, its providers, its customers (i.e., plan sponsors and payers), and its partners. At Mount Sinai, value is defined broadly and encompasses improved health outcomes, more efficient operations, better patient experience, more joyful care team environment, and improved financial performance. 

Role Summary:

MSHP seeks a Medical Director (MD) of Clinical Transformation to join the Clinical Operations team. Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer of Population Health, the Medical Director of Clinical Transformation sits at the nexus of Population Health management, Care and Disease Management, and Primary Care Transformation.   Working with the COLT team, the Medical Director will oversee operational, administrative, clinical, and financial areas of population health clinical operations to further the mission of System transformation towards value-based care through integration of disparate programs and care models across the System.  

This role will be administrative initially, but the successful candidate will be expected to do a minimum of 2 clinical sessions per week in a Mount Sinai care setting.


Collaborating with primary care leadership to promote and further the System’s primary care transformation strategy towards value- based care across employed and voluntary ambulatory practices.  Specifically, this role is responsible for innovation and implementation of operational, clinical and business model improvements at identified sites.  You will partner on system-wide projects related to practice transformation and will oversee the creation of individual solutions (e.g. workflows/tools/resources) the System may utilize for practice improvement at scale.  Finally, you will encourage practice-level collaboration via mechanisms of knowledge transfer for practice staff and trainees. 
Coordinating across MSHP and system programs to advance disease management, care management, physician education, and primary care to achieve population health goals. 
Leading special projects as requested by Mount Sinai Health Partners leadership, including integration of disease management registries to care management programs, engaging specialists in value-based metrics, and ensuring CIN and PH strategies align with system priorities. 
Assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care, policies, procedures, medical review criteria, care models and protocols to improve Care Management throughout the delivery system and across the care continuum. 
Serving as an active member of the MSHP Clinical Operations Leadership Team (COLT).
Participating in workgroup and Board subcommittee meetings of Clinical Integration Oversight, Utilization Management and Quality Improvement, and ad hoc participation as appropriate for other workgroups. 
Engaging in regular communication with internal and external partners (i.e. MSHP leadership, Hospital, School and System leadership, Health Plan representatives, and Corporate partners). 
Utilizing leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills to facilitate and encourage participation of clinical team members to meet objectives in congruence with approved standards and guidelines. 
Being knowledgeable in all phases of a project management and process improvement life cycles. 
Collaborating with other departments, including Compliance, Contracting, Marketing, Finance, and all clinical departments, as needed. 
Inspiring and fostering an environment of cooperation between different departments and co-workers. 

These duties may be modified from time to time by the Chief Medical Officer for Population Health based on institutional needs. 


Education and Experience Requirement:
MD or DO degree, Internal medicine or Family medicine residency trained, board certified required 
Experience in primary care delivery and passion for primary care excellence required
Experience as a medical director, quality director, or similar role with responsibility for the creation, operation, and oversight of quality and efficiency programs, preferred
Experience in clinical transformation: developing and implementing quality programs, care pathways, clinical guidelines and best clinical and operational practices in primary care

Additional Key Skills and Attributes:
Superior work ethic and persistence to achieve challenging goals
Strong skills to motivate and influence behavior
Flexible team player – able to collaborate well with diverse set of team members. Participate and promote clinical and interdisciplinary team member collaboration to common goals
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Organized and accountable– meticulous and detail-oriented; consistently meets timelines and objectives

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. 14 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, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "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 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. 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
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System
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