Physician Chief, Obstertric Gynecology

Connecticut, United States
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Medical Director and in collaboration with the Senior Team, provide clinical service and direct the clinical activities for Yale Health Obstetrics and Gynecology department in order to maximize effective patient care and satisfaction. Promotes and supports the goals and objectives of the Yale Health and the group practice. Working closely with the Department Manager, and with the approval of the Medical Director, organizes department in a manner that ensures that the needs of the membership are met and that fosters interdependent relations with other Yale Health departments. The Chief may assess and determine staffing needs, develop departmental operating systems, and evaluate departmental operations periodically.

Working with Yale Health Human Resources, recruits, interviews and recommends to the Medical Director clinician candidates for appointment to the clinical staff of Yale Health. Participates with the Department Manager in interviewing and selecting staff for administrative and clinical support positions within the department. Follows all YH and University policies and procedures.

Responsible for overall clinical leadership of the department and directs the activities of the departmental staff. Evaluates and counsels personnel, recommends promotions, terminations and annual merit increases for appropriate personnel within the department. Follows all YH and University personnel policies and procedures. Demonstrates excellence and commitment to patient care through the provision of direct medical care and consultation with providers both within and outside of the department. Directs patient care activities of department providers. Establishes standards, in consultation with the Medical Director, for medical care within his/her specialty and assists in the development of productivity and quality assurance measures.

Reviews referrals to secondary providers outside YHP. Serves as liaison to Yale University School of Medicine department of specialty. Works in close collaboration with the Medical Director, senior or middle managers in resolving operational problems that have an impact across departments. Participates in planning for future organizational operations.

Participates in and manages 24 hour on call coverage for the Department. Participates as a member of selected organizational committees, assists the Medical Director in special projects and represents his or her department in communications with other organizations. Serves as physician consultant to YH and Yale University leadership on administration of the infertility benefit. Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with Yale Medicine, Yale Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal Fetal Medicine and other essential clinical partners. Maintains Population Medicine programs for high-risk patients as delineated in consultation with the Medical Director and Associate Director for Clinical Affairs. Demonstrates interest and leadership in teaching and research activities within his/her department. Reviews and comments on any proposals for teaching or research projects within feasibility, timing and involvement of staff, and forwards approved proposals to the appropriate review committees or senior managers.

Informs staff of institutional policies and plans and interprets existing policy as needed. The Chief also informs senior management and peers of policy and operational issues. Meets regularly with the Medical Director, and conducts regular meetings with staff.

Develops departmental budget requests in collaboration with the Department Manager and submits these, through the Medical Director, to the Associate Director for Finance. Authorizes expenditures under approved budget and monitors use of funds monthly.

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Essential Duties

  1. Defines and documents patients’ clinical problems and reaches proper diagnoses; plans and executes therapy in a timely manner; keeps records of care; provides consultation and teaching for midlevel clinicians.
  2. Conducts rounds and signs out patients in a timely, thorough manner and answers calls and pages promptly.
  3. Participates in hospital coverage, including: weekday and weekend on-call rotations, hospital rounds, overnight phone calls.
  4. Sees patients in Acute Care in rotation.
  5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited medical school.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to implement developed standards of quality medical care and the monitoring and utilization of health services.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability to lead a collaborative and supportive team. Ability to support staff with leadership, teaching, coaching and team building. Provides prompt input and consultation to other clinical staff as needed.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Superior communication skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated management experience, preferably in a healthcare system such as an HMO or IPA.

Required Licenses or Certifications

Holds or is eligible to hold a CT Medical License, Holds or is eligible to hold a CT Controlled Substance Registration, Federal DEA Registration, Board Certification/board eligible, Qualifies for hospital and faculty appointments.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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