• System Specialty Medical Director: Urgent Care

    Job Location(s) US-ID-Boise
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    The System Specialty Medical Director for Urgent Care is the most senior physician leader in the health system for the specialty, encompassed within the Primary Care service line. In partnership with the service line administration and reporting to the System Primary Care Medical Director, the System Urgent Care Medical Director oversees strategy, care variation reduction, new clinical projects, urgent care operations, and physician performance across the geography of the St. Luke’s Health System within the specialty. With service line administration, the System Urgent Care Medical Director establishes and oversees a governance structure that is designed to engage all providers within the specialty in key decisions around strategy and clinical care across the ambulatory, acute, and post-acute spectrum.


    QUALIFICATIONS: (Minimum qualifications required for the job)

    • Education:  Graduation from an accredited school of Medicine or Osteopathy and successful completion of an accredited residency program.  Advanced degree in business, healthcare administration, healthcare quality improvement, or other is desirable, but not required.
    • Experience: At least 3 years of clinical practice required.  Demonstration of progressive leadership roles within healthcare organization(s).
    • Luke’s Clinic Membership: The System Medical Director must be a member of the St, Luke’s Clinic through an employment, PSA, or ESA relationship or be willing to become a member.
    • Licenses/Certifications:  1) Membership as a licensed physician (MD or DO) on a St. Luke’s Medical Staff.  2) Maintain Board Certification within specialty 3) Expectation to maintain at least a part-time clinical practice while performing the job duties noted above.


    • Serve as the accountable physician leader for all elements of performance within the specialty.
    • In partnership with the service line physician and administrative leadership, and consistent with organizational goals, contribute specialty-based content to the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a comprehensive  strategic plan for the Service Line, including the ambulatory, acute, post-acute, and community elements of care.
    • In partnership with service line administration, lead all of the providers in the specialty (St. Luke’s Clinic and Independent Providers) to achieve ever-improving clinical outcomes at the lowest total cost of care, including those measures set forth by the St. Luke’s Health Partners Clinically Integrated Network.
    • Coordinate and prioritize the development, implementation, and review of new clinical programs designed to reduce variation in care, improve outcomes, and improve patient or provider experience, and/or lower total cost of care.
    • Partner with the System Quality leadership to assure the development and implementation of appropriate quality dashboards and performance, which meets or exceeds benchmark standards.
    • Support the service line administration in the oversight and optimization of ambulatory clinic operations within the specialty throughout the health system.
    • Collaborate with acute care leaders to assure efficient operations of services within St. Luke’s Health System acute care facilities.
    • In partnership with service line administration, facilitate a continuous assessment of community patient needs for care to assure services are provided in a way that produces the best outcomes at the lowest total cost of care.
    • Participate in the recruiting, onboarding, compensation, performance, development, and support of physicians, physician leaders, and other providers/leaders within the specialty.  Support the work of the St. Luke’s Clinic to establish the culture of a High-Performing Medical Group within the St. Luke’s Clinic.
    • Support Clinical Documentation Improvement efforts to optimize the complete and accurate recording of illness burden within the specialty.
    • In partnership with service line administration, share accountability for the financial performance of the Service Line, including supply chain and Pharmacy and Therapeutics standardization within the specialty.
    • Collaborate with the St. Luke’s Foundation to advance philanthropic giving efforts associated with the specialty in the Health System.
    • Partner with other Service Line Leaders to assure work occurs in a coordinated and patient-centric fashion, designed to help St. Luke’s achieve its population health goals.
    • Serve as a SLHSLeader, demonstrating the values and behaviors of St. Luke’s leadership, inspiring constituents to achieve ever-improving patient-centered care outcomes.


    For more information please contact Whitney Clark via clarkw@slhs.org or 208.493.0646. 


    *St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.




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