End Date: 7/31/2024
Location: Newark, Delaware
Position Type: Physician
Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation
ChristianaCare is searching for an exceptional Part-time Physician Advisor to join our Utilization Management and Quality team . The successful candidate will join a nationally recognized team of physician advisors. This physician's primary function is to provide medical leadership to the utilization management and discharge planning functions and to champion organization-wide performance improvement and patient safety activities. Part-time physician advisor position will allow for opportunities to work both onsite and remote. This role will compliment a part-time clinical provider with on-site clinical responsibilities at ChristianaCare. .
ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, three hospitals (1,300 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. We rank 21st in the nation for hospital admissions and 6th for admission of stroke patients.
ChristianaCare is the largest, non-governmental employer in the state of Delaware offering the best of a large community health care system with teaching and research opportunities.
President and CEO, Dr. Janice Nevin recognized in the top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, 2020 and 2021 and in the top 25 Women Leaders, 2019.
ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit health care system with 2020 annual revenue of $3.51 million (Dun & Bradstreet) that is continuing to add new clinical programs and expand into new geographic areas.
Due to our location, you may live in DE, NJ, PA or MD within 1-3 hours from Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, DC as well as the beautiful beach resorts in DE, NJ and MD.
The region is rich with diverse cultures and offers some of the nation's best public and private schools, colleges and universities.
Key Responsibilities for Physician Advisor Role:
Provides leadership in engaging the Medical Staff in the appropriate utilization of resources. Works with the various department chairs to identify issues within clinical departments and between departments which impede the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective care delivery.
Collaborates with the Directors of Case Management and Social Work to resolve ancillary support issues. Identifies opportunities for improvement related to patterns identified in the utilization of resources, length of stay, system delays, and provider practice patterns. Informs appropriate clinical, administrative and ancillary personnel regarding these opportunities and facilitates the development of action plans as appropriate.
Collaborates with Health Information Management Systems Staff to review cases for clinical documentation and coding opportunities
Supports the Finance Department with resolving contract and payor issues as appropriate.
Rounds on assigned nursing units as needed.
Identifies quality of care and patient safety concerns and works to facilitate resolution to patient care issues.
Medical Doctorate Degree: MD or DO required.
At least three years clinical work experience post residency.
Physician Advisor Certification required within one year of employment.
Practicing provider with requirement of clinical responsibilities at ChristianaCare.
Benefits of living in the Delaware Valley:
Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.
ChristianaCare is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
When we lead with love, excellence is inevitable.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?
At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.
Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.
Join Delaware’s largest health system and a premier leader in the Mid-Atlantic region—a not-for-profit, physician-led, financially sound entity that is driven by its core values of Love and Excellence. Join ChristianaCare and discover a diverse patient base, challenging and complex cases and cutting-edge technologies, as well as opportunities for resident and medical student teaching and clinical research—all in a desirable location close to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. that offers a lower cost of living, including low property taxes and no state sales tax.
ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.
At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.
Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.
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