Intermountain Healthcare Associate Medical Director Dental and Oral Maxillofacial in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:222842
Greater Salt Lake area

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Job Description

This position oversees the Dental and Oral Maxillofacial (OMFS) surgery patient continuum of care including pre-admission, perioperative, and post discharge care. This position provides strategic direction, leadership, oversight, and support for a system-wide dental/OMFS surgery team and develops a culture of highly-reliable best care for patients. The Associate Medical Director for Dental and OMFS surgery collaborates and communicates effectively with all dental/OMFS surgery physicians and associated Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) across the Intermountain system and other applicable team members. This position partners and collaborates with leaders in other Clinical Programs, Shared Clinical Services, Shared Support Services, Research & Academics, Intermountain Foundation, SelectHealth, other aligned payers as well as the Specialty and Community Based Care Group and the Office of Patient Experience to create a professional and positive environment for patients to receive care and for providers to do their work. This position champions provider growth and development, innovation, continuous improvement, and is accountable for the successes of the Dentistry/OMFS Development Team and sub teams and the Surgical Specialties Clinical Program. Importantly, this leader promotes excellence in the fundamentals of extraordinary care by engaging physicians, APCs and teams across Intermountain Healthcare.

Essential Job Duties

  • Direct supervising physician leader for all Dental/OMFS providers
  • Maintains clinical responsibilities as a Dentistry/OMFS provider at 0.75 FTE.
  • Leads the process to establish evidence-based and best dental/OMFS surgery care for patients and ensures these standards are effectively implemented and monitored across Intermountain. Helps to map the journey for patients from specialty care to community-based care.
  • Leads physician and APC collaborations in OMFS/Dentistry across Intermountain.
  • Defines and establishes the care models that best meets the needs of OMFS/dental surgery patients including supplies and equipment through the entire continuum of care.
  • Defines and established the supplies and equipment that best meets the needs of the dental surgery patients throughout the continuum of care.
  • Leads the process to identify where care should be provided with clinical program leadership and providers.
  • Leads the strategic vision and physician component of OMFS/dental telehealth services.
  • Develops and implements a communication process which regularly informs and connects dental/OMFS surgery providers, APCs, and teams from across the system.
  • Develops, educates on, and drives results for key performance metrics in Dental/OMF Surgery (e.g. patient experience, CMS metrics, documentation metrics, complication rates).
  • Collaborates with other members of the Dentistry/OMFS team to develop care pathways for dental surgery encompassing conditions.
  • Develops credentialing criteria for hospital-based dental/OMFS surgery providers in partnership with specialty care. Works with hospital Boards and clinical and administrative hospital leadership to implement standardized criteria in Intermountain hospitals.
  • Assesses access, demand, and need for dental/OMFS surgery providers, APCs, and other team members and assists clinical program leadership, specialty care, and Medical Group in the recruitment process. Evaluates opportunities to scale resources across the system using technology (i.e., telemedicine, etc.).
  • Effectively addresses performance concerns of providers working in concert with specialty/community care. Serves as the system expert for peer review for dental/OMF surgery cases and ensures a rapid response to requests to evaluate care or concerns.
  • Participates in the Surgical Specialties Clinical Program strategic planning process. Helps develop annual goals, and ensures goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Supports appropriate research endeavors for dental/OMFS surgery and collaborates with the Office of Research.
  • Responsible to orient and educate new team members to ensure there is clear understanding of care processes. Creates networking opportunities. Supports local innovation, and scales good ideas across Intermountain.
  • This physician is the model dental/OMF surgery provider for our model healthcare system as evidenced by:

  • Professional presentations

  • Professional dress
  • Professional proposals and business plans
  • Integrity, passion, and energy for the Clinical Program work
  • Champion of Intermountain's Mission, Vision, Values, and fundamentals
  • Effective implementation of the Intermountain operating model

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: commensurate with experience
  • Shift Details: Part Time
  • Department: Dentistry

Minimum Requirements

  • D.M.D, D.D.S, M.D. or D.O. Education must be obtained through an ACGME or AOA accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
  • ABMS or equivalent AOA Board Certification in Dentistry or ABOMS.
  • Active Utah and Idaho Medical Licensure, or in process of obtaining licensure.
  • Three years of clinical experience working as a dental surgery provider.
  • Two years of experience leading successful improvement in clinical settings.
  • Two years of progressive healthcare leadership experience.
  • Experience with change management and leading in the adaptation and implementation of new processes or technology that enhance safety.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
  • Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Trained in improvement science (i.e., Six Sigma, Lean, Project management, Advanced Training Program).
  • Experience working in a complex health system (hospitals, ambulatory clinics, post-acute care, etc.).
  • Demonstrated leadership of clinicians.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 8

Primary Work Location Central Offices

Expertise Business / Administration

Job Type Part Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City