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The Department of Family Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC is seeking an experienced Family Medicine physician leader to serve as Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs. Â
Who we are: Keck Medicine of USC is a rapidly growing healthcare system that, in partnership with Keck School of Medicine(KSOM), strives to be the trusted leader in quality health care that is personalized, compassionate and innovative.Â The Dean of KSOM is Dr. Laura Mosqueda, a family medicine geriatrician, who is a world-renowned expert in elder abuse and dedicated to furthering excellence in clinical care, education and research as well as a commitment to promoting social justice in our community. The department of Family Medicine is leading the growth and development of primary care services at Keck Medicine of USC and is committed to providing high quality care to patients and their families in the context of their community. Clinical services include a growing team-based private practice that works collaboratively with medical specialists and other professionals including:
Pharmacy, occupational therapy and behavioral health to provide interdisciplinary care to our patients and their families
Comprehensive specialty care services co-located to provide valuable consultation and collaboration
A street medicine program to care for the most vulnerable in our community
A two-site state of the art student health center
An HIV fellowship program
Our excellence in geriatric health care has earned us national recognition from U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2018-2019.
We have an energetic and visionary Chair who also serves as the Associate Dean of Primary Care, who is committed to partnering with Keck Medicine and community organizations to bring innovative primary care to communities in need and to expanding our presence throughout the greater Los Angeles community. Some of these initiatives include:
Building a high tech, high touch residency program focused on training a diverse, culturally congruent healthcare workforce to be leaders in building innovative, evidence-based interventions that utilize cutting-edge technologies to deliver patient-centered care focused on eliminating health care disparities.
Growth of our Street Medicine program for unsheltered residents of Los Angeles county by flipping our model of care to bring medicine to people where they live
Growing primary care services in Keck multi-specialty practice locations, as well as strategically building relationships with community providers and creating new models of care that make access easier for patients and families
Growth and development of our faculty and staff by creating a culture that embraces inclusion and continuous learning and improvement
Our providers are allotted time to develop their teaching and research interests with resources available to foster professional development including:.Â Â
Research: We are currently ranked #17 nationally among Family Medicine Departments across the country in NIH funding.
Teaching: Various opportunities such as precepting medical and PA students, mentoring, advising or teaching medical students and PA students.
Under supervision of Department Chair, the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs provides operational and administrative oversight of all clinical activities within the DFM, guides primary care strategy development and serves as a DFM liaison on various health system and medical school committees.Â Specific duties include:
Supervise Medical Director for Private Practice, Director of Geriatrics and the DFM clinical faculty working in the private practice
Meet quarterly with Family Medicine clinicians at LAC-USC, FQHCs and Student Health and residency.
Provide physician supervision and oversight of Street Medicine team (may delegate)
Work collaboratively with health system administration and chair to design and Implement innovative care delivery models to enhance clinical activity, team efficiency and patient satisfaction.
Standardize best practices across all clinic sites.
Serve on DFM Executive Leadership and contribute clinical perspective to discussions and decisions for the department.
In conjunction with Keck Medicine of USC, develops mutually beneficial alliances and strategic partnerships with community based primary care practices.
Directs clinical program development (residency, geriatrics and street medicine), expansion of existing and future private practice sites and partnerships with community practices.
With clinical and department administrators, guides clinical budget development and monitors productivity, revenue and expenses in the clinical area.
Meet regularly with hospital administrative leadership to align DFMâs strategic vision and business development, with the goals of the hospital.
Represents DFM at various ambulatory and hospital leadership meetings.
5+ yearsâ progressive administrative experience, academic medical center setting experience preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge in primary care growth, innovation strategies, business and practice development and fiscal operations
Experience managing physicians and advance practice providers
Experience working collaboratively in a matrix organization
Experience in providing direct primary care medical services
Experience teaching medical or physician assistant students preferred.
Completion of an ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency program and board certification in Family Medicine
Current California medical license âor- be eligible for California licensure
Eligibility for academic appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher
Three verbal and written recommendations/references
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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