Physician Chief, Ob/Gyn, Yale Health

Connecticut, United States
Thursday, 8 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Physician Chief, Yale Health (PU)
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 55 Lock Street New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Clinical, University Health
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard)

Full-time, flexible schedule, generally weekdays. Early mornings, evenings, weekends, holiday/recess shift also required. Participates in departmental on-call coverage

Position Focus:

In 1971, Yale University began a unique and historic experiment in providing health services to its faculty, staff and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on campus. Now, 47 years later, Yale Health has more than 37,000 members including students, staff, faculty and their families who come from every state in the country and almost every country in the world. Yale Health has been continuously accredited by the Joint Commission since 2005 and is the proud recipient of Connecticut's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Innovation.

Our state-of-the-art facility at 55 Lock Street, built in 2010 is where our members receive most of their care. it is a 144,000 square foot medical facility with over 90 exam rooms, a 24/7 Acute Care Department, a 17-bed inpatient facility, a diagnostic imaging suite and a full-service retail pharmacy. It houses our 150+ providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians.

The Ob/Gyn Department at Yale Health provides comprehensive women’s health services to our membership including over 400 deliveries per year at Yale New Haven and we are currently seeking a physician to join our team. The position will provide comprehensive primary care to the Yale Health membership, including as the primary care provider for a panel of assigned patients. Our clinicians work closely with subspecialists from the Yale School of Medicine faculty and our unique model of care allows staff to practice medicine without concern for billing, RVU targets or excessive paperwork.

As a leader within Yale Health and Yale University, the Chief of OB/GYN will be expected to embody the values and spirit of the organization. The Chief will exemplify clinical excellence in the field of OB/GYN and act as a leader, role model and mentor to the clinical staff. The Chief promotes a culture of patient-centered care that is responsive to the needs of a population that is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity and sexual orientation. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager and Medical Director, the Chief will assess and determine staffing needs, develop departmental operating systems, evaluate departmental operations, establish standards for medical care and productivity and quality assurance measures. The Chief will organize the department in a manner that meets the needs of Yale Health membership and promotes interdependent relationships with other Yale Health departments. The Chief of OB/GYN will inform staff of institutional policies and plans and interpret existing policy as needed. The Chief also informs senior management and peers of policy and operational issues, reviews referrals to secondary providers, serves as a liaison to Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and a physician consultant to Yale Health and Yale University leadership on administration of the infertility benefit. The Chief will also maintain an active professional network within the New Haven community, at Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital and in peer institutions, develop departmental budgets and demonstrate interest and leadership in teaching and research activities. The Chief will manage and participate in 24 hour on-call coverage for the department.

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Essential Duties

1. Organize the department in a manner that ensures easy access to high quality clinical care. Work closely with clinical manager to assess and determine staffing needs, develop departmental operating systems and evaluate departmental operations in a culture of continuous quality improvement. 2. Use data to perform appropriate quantitative analyses of workload and capacity, quality of care, utilization trends, satisfaction, etc., to provide short and long-term planning for resource needs. 3. Design and implement systems to improve health care delivery in the Patient’ Centered Medical Home model of Yale Health. 4. Work with Human Resources to recruit, interview and recommend to the Medical Director clinician candidates for appointment to the clinical staff of the department. 5. Work with clinical manager to interview and select staff for administrative and clinical support positions within the department. 6. Serve as a mentor to direct reports. 7. Demonstrate excellence and commitment to patient care through the provision of direct medical care and consultation with providers both within and outside of the department. Direct the patient care activities of department providers. 8. Establish standards and practice guidelines, in consultation with the Medical Director, for medical care within the relevant primary care specialties and assist in the development of productivity and quality assurance measures. 9. Participate as a member of selected organizational committees and assist the Medical Director in special projects. Represent the department in communications with other organizations. 10. Develop departmental budget requests in collaboration with the department manager. Authorize expenditures under approved budget and monitor appropriate use of funds.

Required Education and Experience

1. M.D. or D.O. degree and a minimum a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible patient care that includes some element of administrative and leadership experience. 2. Qualifies for hospital and clinical faculty appointments.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated success in recruiting, managing and retaining outstanding clinician staff. Demonstrated success in clinical quality improvement and implementation of clinical systems and guidelines.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to build solid relationships with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, support staff and colleagues across the institution. Demonstrated success in navigating university environments.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to serve as a visible and passionate advocate for women's health throughout the community. Demonstrated success in enhancing services and making them more accessible and equitably available to a diverse community.

Required Licenses or Certifications 1.

State of Connecticut medical licensure and controlled substance registration. Federal DEA Registration. 2. Board certification.

Weekend Hours Required? Yes

Evening Hours Required? Yes

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: