Mount Sinai Careers

Senior Medical Director Network Primary Care at the Mount Sinai Health System!

New York, New York

Job Description

Senior Medical Director Network Primary Care 

Phenomenal opportunity to lead a thriving and growing 100+ physician primary care network, as part of the Mount Sinai Health System.  As an integral member of one of the largest and most distinguished health systems in the country, this leadership position will have a major impact on the care New Yorkers receive, spanning all 5 boroughs as well as in Westchester County and Long Island. With health care models undergoing rapid transformation, Mount Sinai has taken the lead among New York academic health systems in embracing value based care and innovative ambulatory models.  We are looking for a charismatic and dynamic physician leader to support clinical excellence in our Network practices throughout the metropolitan region, driving clinical transformation, innovation, exceptional quality outcomes, and patient satisfaction across more than 30 ambulatory sites. 

The ideal candidate will have significant experience (5+ years) in leading large primary care practices and a track record of success meeting or exceeding quality metrics, clinical documentation, practice efficiency, financial performance, and clinical integration goals. Given the increasing focus on population health, leadership experience in ACO or value-based contracts are preferred.

The Senior Network Medical Director for Primary Care is responsible for working with practice physicians, practice management, and Network leadership to support the development of the highest quality, integrated primary care platform. The Senior Medical Director (SMD) will promote the recruitment of high quality primary care physicians, including the alignment and acquisition of existing practices as well as the recruitment of new PCPs. 
In addition, the SMD will provide necessary leadership to support practice transformation so that the each primary care site meets its targets regarding quality metrics, clinical documentation, practice efficiency, financial performance, and clinical integration. As Mount Sinai evolves its healthcare model in a changing reimbursement environment, the SMD will play a lead role in preparing the practice and its clinicians for value-based care and will utilize his/her leadership to positively impact change management. To meet these goals, the SMD is expected to serve as the senior primary care physician, provide clinical supervision for practice physicians, identify clinical needs, promote adherence to Health System protocols, processes, and best practices, support practice growth and recruitment, strategy for population health, and serve as a liaison with Network and Health System leadership.  The SMD will lead by example, bringing out the best in his/her colleagues. 

• Physician must be board-certified and in good standing with a minimum of 5 years clinical experience and at least 5 years of demonstrated administrative and leadership responsibilities
• Must actively see patients as part of Network practice
• Must attend management training sessions as directed by Health System and Network leadership
• In addition, must participate in practice management modules as part of CME requirement
• Matrix relationship with Population Health, FPA, and Dept of Medicine
• Reports directly to CMO of the Mount Sinai Health Network and the President of the Mount Sinai Health Network

Key Responsibilities: 

Strategic Leadership
• Develops primary care strategic recommendations on a yearly basis, in partnership with practice and Network leadership, taking into account opportunities for additional providers, expected    physician turnover, local healthcare market, space needs, etc.
• Reviews strategic plan with Health Network leadership and works with Network leadership to modify recommendations and develop implementation plan Physician Staffing, Recruitment, and Retention
• Supports, in partnership with Practice Leadership and Network resources, primary care recruitment and appointment processes, including early position identification, development and posting of job descriptions, review of CVs, managing interviews, and working with Network leadership on finalizing appointment.

Education Activities
• Develops and coordinates regular primary care CME and non-CME educational activities for Network physicians
• Brings in MSHS physician experts for educational sessions and clinical practice updates
• Alerts practice clinicians to educational opportunities at MSHS
• As appropriate coordinates teaching activities for any rotating med students, residents, or fellows

Clinical Leadership
• Schedules regular practice meetings with site medical directors and Network PCPs on at least a bi-weekly basis
• Leads by example, sets high personal and professional standards, serves as positive change agent, and brings out best in colleagues,
• Works with System and Network leadership to ensure that the Network primary care practice meets the quality and performance standards set for the Health System.
• Supports site medical directors in implementation and performance of key quality metrics identified by the Health System Leadership
• Works with practices and primary care physicians to align with new compensation models
• Supports strategic imperatives for care coordination, including use of in-Network providers
• Addresses and escalates quality issues as needed
• Partners with Site Leadership to develop ongoing site based Quality Improvement initiatives
• Regularly visits practices and physicians that represent new alignment opportunities

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