Strike Team Regional Director
- Responsible for the oversight and management of the VEP strike team in partnership with the COO and VP of Clinical Services. Strike team sites are defined and revised by VEP executive team as those with significant staffing or ED leadership challenges.
- May serves as “interim” medical director at VEP sites that do not have a director, including start-up sites and sites that lose a director.
- Reports to the VP of Quality and interacts and collaborates with other VEP executives regularly.
- Meets regularly with VEP COO & VP of Clinical Services to recruit, retain, identify and arrange strike team staffing, both for acute issues (illness, resignation, etc.) and long-term issues (difficult to staff sites).
- Works closely with RCS (Recruiting, Credentialing, Scheduling) to build and maintain strike team and to assign strike team members where needed.
- Responsible for ensuring maximum utilization while managing affordability of the strike team by completing advanced scheduling and coordination of the team in partnership with the VEP scheduling team.
- Functions as strike team member working clinical shifts as needed.
- Functions as interim medical director where needed including at start-up sites without a director and sites where director resigns or is asked to step down.
- As interim director, carries out the duties delineated in the VEP Medical Director Guidebook, and ensures the same for “hot site” medical directors.
- For both interim director sites and “hot sites,” collaborates closely with VEP executives and keeps them apprised at regular meetings (phone, Skype, or corporate office) of the sentiment of the site providers and hospital leaders, metrics, recruiting, productivity, challenges, and opportunities.
- Monitors and mentors “hot site” medical directors to optimize clinical quality, efficiency, and productivity, and serves as first point of contact for the medical director.
- Conducts regular ED staff meetings at interim director sites and attends staff meetings at “hot sites” as appropriate.
- Arranges or provides training to providers at interim director sites and “hot sites” to optimize documentation, productivity, and charges per visit.
- Monitors ED Dashboard metrics and ED quality and operations in general, and ensures implementation of improvements as needed.
- Partners with the CEO, COO & VP of Business Development on identifying and fostering new business development opportunities.
Refers provider development needs to the VP of Provider Development and assists with issue resolution for sites as needed.
- Knowledge of hospitals and healthcare systems, medical quality assurance, quality improvement and risk management.
- Strategic and innovative thinker with proven ability to communicate a vision and drive results
- Demonstrated management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to solve problems and execute on initiatives.
- Ability to work collaboratively internally and externally.
- Self-assured and results oriented.
- Demonstrated ability to assess business needs, design and implement programs and evaluate results.
Education and Work Experience Requirements:
- A current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of California.
- Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ABOEM).
- A minimum of 5 years professional post-residency experience in direct patient care.
- Travel is required more than 50% of the time.
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