Cornell University invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of Director of Medical Services at Gannett Health Services.
About the Campus
Located in Ithaca, New York, the Cornell campus sits atop East Hill, among the rolling valleys of the Finger Lakes region, with a view of Cayuga Lake. The university’s main Ithaca campus is composed of seven undergraduate and four graduate and professional colleges. The student body consists of nearly 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students from all 50 states and 122 countries.
About Gannett Health Services
Gannett Health Services is a fully accredited ambulatory care center with over 170 employees, committed to providing integrated and culturally sensitive medical, mental health, health promotion and public health services for the diverse Cornell community. Gannett is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership in the development of integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives. Physicians work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team environment with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, physical therapists, nutritionists and health educators. They embrace the Gannett mission of promoting students’ academic and personal success through an integrated model of clinical, counseling, and prevention activities and services.
Gannett Health Services is a department in Cornell University’s Division of Student and Academic Services.
About the Position
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Campus Health, the Director of Medical Services is a leadership position responsible for all medical programs and services and shares (with the AVP of Campus Health and other Gannett Associate Directors, broad management responsibility for Gannett as a whole). The Director will participate in clinical in-service education and serve in a leadership role through participation in health center, campus, community, state and national committees and organizations. The Director will supervise a staff of 20 and have responsibility for a budget of ~$2.5M.
• Develop and oversee clinical teams in Primary Care, Women’s Health, Sports Medicine, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Eating Disorders, and general nutrition.
• Lead and develop a clinical services staff in achievement of clinical outcomes and achieving best practice goals; work closely with the leadership to achieve effective care management processes and develop new initiatives to improve clinical quality.
• Oversee teaching and training programs, including Gannett participation in the Weill Cornell Medical College – Cayuga Medical Center medical education program.
• Actively participate as a member of Gannett’s integrated interdisciplinary team and serve as liaison to Counseling & Psychological Services and Health Promotion.
• Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships within the Cornell campus community as well as outside the University;
• Coordinate the deployment of the Gannett electronic health record (Point & Click) and other information technology resources within medical services;
• Facilitate, intervene, and moderate all major physician-physician, physician-patient, and physician-staff concerns in collaboration with the management team; represent medical staff viewpoints to administration and relay administrative views to medical staff.
• Evaluate provider staff and provide feedback on individual and team performance, create on open-door environment, and build credibility with team.
• Evaluate staffing needs and make necessary revisions to attain effective use of staff and fiscal resources; recruit highly qualified personnel to clinical positions within Gannett.
The Successful Candidate
Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, administrative experience, knowledge and experience in quality improvement and medical education, and an excellent knowledge base in primary care medicine. Finally, candidates must have the ability to build a climate within GHS that values high quality care, accountability and assessment. Candidates should demonstrate strong skills as a member of a leadership team, effectiveness in working with students from diverse populations, strong public speaking skills, creativity, resourcefulness, and innovative thinking.
The successful candidate must possess: an M.D. or D.O. in primary care or other appropriate specialty, with current NYS license or eligibility to be licensed upon. Minimum of three years experience is required in a leadership capacity in an ambulatory clinic along with direct supervisory responsibilities for medical staff. Must have an understanding of best practices and how to successfully support the use of electronic patient records in an integrated medical and mental health care setting.
Preferred qualifications include: 5-7 years of experience as an M.D. or D.O. providing direct patient care in an ambulatory care setting or higher education integrated health center.
How to Apply
Interested individuals should send a letter of application that relates the applicant’s skills and experiences to the qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes notable achievements, and contact information including mailing and email addresses and telephone numbers for five references who are able to speak to the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to this position. The packet should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org . The subject line in email should be ADGHS. Confidential inquiries will be received at (585) 366-4329.
Documents that must be mailed should be sent to William Spelman Executive Search at 667 Midship Circle, Webster, NY 14580. Confidentiality will be maintained, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge or approval of the candidate. Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2013; review of applications received after this date will continue until the position is filled
Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.