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Division Chief, Geriatrics & Palliative Care at Baystate Hea

Company: Baystate Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Division Chief, Geriatrics & Palliative Care at Baystate Health DIVISION CHIEF, GERIATRICS & PALLIATIVE CARE Baystate Health (BH), western Massachusetts's premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate, is seeking an experienced Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine physician-leader for our Division of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine. Baystate Health is proud to have been named an "Age-Friendly Health System" by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. POSITION HIGHLIGHTS: - Lead our group of physicians, APPs, and interdisciplinary team members including social work, nursing, and spiritual services across our academic medical center and 3 community hospitals.
- Lead and expand the clinical, research, and educational activities of the Division in a way that contributes to the mission and goals of the organization. The position reports to the Chair of Medicine.
- Expand the clinical programs to support our tertiary care growth and our population health growth through the care of patients in our Medicaid and Medicare ACOs. Programs include inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth.
- Oversee the clinical, administrative, quality and safety, and recruitment activities of the Division at all of our locations.
- Partner with other stakeholders, such as the Baystate Health Home Hospice program, in the delivery of care for geriatrics and palliative care patients.
- Oversee the educational activities of our geriatrics fellowship and newly approved palliative care fellowship, as well as educational activities for medical students and residents.
- Grow the current research portfolio of federally supported trials/programs.
- Oversee the expansion and dissemination of best practices developed in our state-of-the-art Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit to the wider health system. QUALIFCATIONS: - 5+ years' of geriatric, palliative care or both experience with evidence of progressive management responsibilities and leadership in an academic department.
- Strong record of collaboration; must possess the ability to engage a broad base of stakeholders to work towards a shared vision.
- Academic record consistent with appointment at the Professor or Associate Professor level at UMMS-Baystate.
- ABMS board certification in geriatrics, palliative care, or both.
- Strong commitment to collaboration, courage, quality and lifelong learning. YOU BELONG AT BAYSTATE. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people. For more information please visit us online at: ChooseBaystateHealth.org or interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers. All correspondence can be directed to: Abraham Thomas, MD, MPH, FACP, Chair Dept. of Medicine at Baystate Health c /o Melissa Hale, Physician Recruiter at Baystate Health Are you ready to advance your career with us? Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Baystate Medical Center (BMC) is a 716-bed independent academic medical center. BMC is our community's major referral hospital, providing the highest level of care for conditions such as cancer, acute and chronic cardiovascular illness, nervous system illness, digestive illness, and other diseases that affect the major organ systems of the body. BMC is home to the state's second-busiest emergency department and the region's only Level 1 trauma center. Baystate Medical Center has 20+ residency and fellowship programs, as well as educational programs for medical students, nurses and advanced practitioners. Departmental research includes participation in a number of national clinical trials that bring our patients options that might not otherwise be available in our community. Quality of Life Baystate Children's Hospital is in the heart of Springfield, with inpatient services at our main hospital and outpatient clinics in the Springfield community. Iconic venues like the Quadrangle museum cluster, Basketball Hall of Fame and Mass Mutual Center give way to picturesque Forest Park and Zoo, Six Flags New England, historic towns, and great dining, shopping and entertainment. The area boasts many beautiful homes in good neighborhoods, a great selection of public and private schools, as well as prestigious colleges and universities. Living costs in Springfield are 14% lower than the Massachusetts average. Other popular towns that our providers choose to live in are Longmeadow, Amherst and Northampton, MA as well as the Connecticut towns of Enfield, Suffield and Granby. If you're interested in this position, we would love to hear from you! Please call me or complete this form and I will get back in touch with you. Physician and Advanced Practitioner Opportunities: 413-794-2571 Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, view the EEO is the Law PDF and the Federal Labor Law Poster Supplement . Reasonable Accommodation Notice

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