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Division Director and Enterprise Clinical Leader, Palliative Care

Company: Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University seek an experienced academic palliative care leader to lead an academic Palliative Care division, and to create and execute a visionary strategy for palliative care across Jefferson Health. The successful candidate will lead the Division of Palliative Care within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; and will coordinate across Jefferson Health s regions to support and promote high-value palliative care services including hospital consultation; skilled nursing facility consultations; and non-oncologic ambulatory, telehealth, home-based, and value-based palliative care. The candidate will report to the Chair of Family and Community Medicine and Enterprise Chief of Primary Care for both academic and health system roles. The candidate will be appointed as a faculty member of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at the appropriate rank. As Division Director, the candidate will have direct accountability for clinical palliative care services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital, including inpatient consultation, and growth of services for ambulatory, telehealth, and community-based non-oncologic palliative care services. The candidate will oversee the palliative care fellowship program through supervision of a designated fellowship program director; and oversee educational programs for medical students, residents, and other learners. The successful candidate will be responsible for furthering an extramural funding program including research, programmatic grants, and philanthropy. The Division Director will collaborate with colleagues in the department, medical school, health system, health plan, and university to promote research, education and practice of high quality palliative care.

  • MD/DO
  • Board Certified in Palliative Care. While the Division is housed in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, palliative care physicians from any primary board certification are encouraged to apply.
  • At least 5 years and preferably 10 years experience in leadership of clinical, educational, and/or research programs
  • Demonstrated strong management and mentorship skills, including building and leading interprofessional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment
  • Strong understanding of palliative care clinical models including considerations of design, business modeling, productivity, quality, experience, and equity; experience with new program development or expansion preferred
  • Commitment to interprofessional team structures
  • Demonstrated commitment to health equity Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson s clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson. Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds. Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science. Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet -designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership. Jefferson s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.
    • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
    • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
    • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Keywords: Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, Philadelphia , Division Director and Enterprise Clinical Leader, Palliative Care , Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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