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Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR60508
ChristianaCare is searching for an exceptional Part-time Physician Advisor to join our Utilization Management and Quality team in Elkton, Maryland. The successful candidate will join a nationally recognized team of four physician advisors. This physician's primary function is to provide medical leadership to the utilization management and discharge planning functions and to champion organization-wide performance improvement and patient safety activities.
ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, three hospitals (1,300 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. We rank 21st in the nation for hospital admissions and 6th for admission of stroke patients.
ChristianaCare is the largest, non-governmental employer in the state of Delaware offering the best of a large community health care system with teaching and research opportunities.
President and CEO, Dr. Janice Nevin recognized in the top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, 2020 and 2021 and in the top 25 Women Leaders, 2019.
ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit health care system with 2020 annual revenue of $3.51 million (Dun & Bradstreet) that is continuing to add new clinical programs and expand into new geographic areas.
Due to our location, you may live in DE, NJ, PA or MD within 1-3 hours from Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, DC as well as the beautiful beach resorts in DE, NJ and MD.
The region is rich with diverse cultures and offers some of the nation's best public and private schools, colleges and universities.
Provides leadership in engaging the Medical Staff in the appropriate utilization of resources. Works with the various department chairs to identify issues within clinical departments and between departments which impede the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective care delivery.
Collaborates with the Directors of Case Management and Social Work to resolve ancillary support issues. Identifies opportunities for improvement related to patterns identified in the utilization of resources, length of stay, system delays, and provider practice patterns. Informs appropriate clinical, administrative and ancillary personnel regarding these opportunities and facilitates the development of action plans as appropriate.
Collaborates with Health Information Management Systems Staff to review cases for clinical documentation and coding opportunities
Supports the Finance Department with resolving contract and payor issues as appropriate.
Rounds on assigned nursing units as needed.
Identifies quality of care and patient safety concerns and works to facilitate resolution to patient care issues.
Medical Doctorate Degree: MD or DO required.
At least three years clinical work experience post residency.
ABQAURP Certification required within one year of employment.
Benefits of living in the Delaware Valley:
Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.
ChristianaCare is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.