Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) in Dallas, Texas, as part of Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH), the largest healthcare provider in the State of Texas, is seeking a transformational, visionary, and collaborative leader with a strong clinical and academic foundation as the Chief of Internal Medicine.
Summary of the Position
The BUMC Chief of Internal Medicine will develop a vision for the Department of Internal Medicine through the advancement of clinical programs, education and research. He/she will guide the transformation of care delivery in all areas of internal medicine and enhance the integration of care between departments on behalf of all patients we serve, simultaneously promoting exemplary outcome performance in nationally recognized domains and under the perpetual goal of Zero Harm.
The successful candidate will also possess a modern leadership acumen that allows him/her to transcend expected and unexpected boundaries, to forge alliances throughout the organization and beyond, and to maintain a desire for continual process improvement.
Further, this person will be an outstanding mentor to peers and learners alike and skilled in the development of relationships, working well with multiple partners across the clinical setting and leadership of BUMC in order to deliver preeminent multifaceted service line.
The Chief will report to the President and the Chief Medical Officer of BUMC.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
It is expected that all of the major responsibilities outlined below will be carried out in a manner that reflects the mission, vision and values of BUMC.
Translate organizational strategy to a departmental vision into exemplary programs to achieve a top-tier, nationally ranked department
Provide strategic direction and leadership for the department in its clinical, academic, research and administrative missions
Form strong collaborative partnerships with Administrative, Medical, and Nursing departments to lead positive change and promote a culture where "quality of care" (i.e., clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and patient safety) are priorities within the department
Oversee accreditation and regulatory management activities
Represent BUMC on national committees and editorial boards as appropriate
Provide strategic input and oversee departmental recruitment efforts to secure talent with both inherent and acquired diversity
Communicate performance, service standards and expectations to department staff. Hold staff accountable by monitoring performance, establishing development plans, and providing individual mentoring and counseling as necessary
Establish an atmosphere of positive, supportive physician and employee relations. Lead by example and teach others to create a mutually respectful, courteous and compassionate atmosphere
Serve as a physician champion and leader for the provision of the highest quality health care and clinical performance excellence
Promote a culture where "quality of care" (i.e., clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and patient safety) are priorities within the department. Oversee quality improvement projects and committees to foster a culture of Zero Harm and continuous improvement
Support clinical and translational research that advances the clinical and educational objectives of Baylor Scott & White Health
Participate in development activities for extramural funding of research and endowment
Continue developing residency and fellowship training programs and be personally involved and engaged with medical residents and fellows
Perform other appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner
Have or be able to obtain an unrestricted Texas medical license
Certified by the appropriate certifying board in an internal medicine field and have at least 5 years or more of academic practice and leadership experience
Qualified for faculty appointment in the Department at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor
National recognition as a clinical leader, clinician scientist, and/or educator
Experience in operational and financial management and leadership in a hospital, academic healthcare center, or academic group practice environment. Additional training in management or administration is preferred. Experience in medical staff functions is essential as is working knowledge of hospital operations, quality improvement, lean processes, and strategic planning
Strong leadership as well as organizational and communication skills needed to effectively operate in the complex environment of an integrated health system, and to effectively manage conflicting agendas
Ability to define a vision and execute it; should be a visionary who sees potential and opportunity
Experience in facilitating and coordinating physician alignment activities, including building relationships with both community and academic physicians
Knowledge of and experience developing quality infrastructure, including development and implementation of decision tools, clinical protocols and guidelines, care management programs, and outcome measurement assessments
Record of success in mentoring and developing faculty and supporting them in their academic, teaching and clinical endeavors
A charismatic leader, who demonstrates effective interpersonal and persuasive skills, to be applied toward building relationships. An effective communicator with emphasis on listening
The ability to develop a sense of community and commonality amongst a diverse population of providers
A strategic visionary and builder, a facilitator who is a catalyst for change and can bring and hold disparate groups together
High visibility throughout the organization with an approachable, personable, optimistic demeanor
A team player who effectively uses a collaborative and participative style. Someone who achieves results through relationships and not leverage.
Advise in the Internal Medicine residency program and the various Internal Medicine subspecialty training programs.
The following represent areas in which the Chief is expected to make significant progress within the first 18 to 24 months of his/her tenure.
• Develop credibility, respect and approachability and establish productive relationships with BUMC senior leadership, and BUMC system leadership in order to advance the delivery of efficient, high quality services across BUMC and the BUMC. It is essential that the Chief be visible and quickly gain credibility as a leader who can champion the clinical delivery model objectives of Internal Medicine for BUMC.
• Develop a comprehensive understanding of the BUMC organizational structure and the complexities of care in the inpatient and ambulatory settings across the BUMC.
• Articulate a compelling vision and corresponding strategy for the future of Internal Medicine that will result in BUMC being viewed nationally as a leader in translational/clinical research, clinical care, and education.
• Develop a strategic assessment and business plan, in coordination with BUMC's strategic planning processes that address the BUMC’s Internal Medicine service line.
• Work to build relationships across the enterprise, setting a vision for what can be achieved and how all internal medicine physicians and subspecialists, regardless of their employment affiliation, play an important role in the development of the service line across BUMC.
Procedure for Candidacy
Nominations and applications, including a CV and letter of interest, can be sent in confidence to Shannon Smith at Shannon.Smith2@bswhealth.org.
Baylor Scott & White Health is an equal opportunity employer.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!