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The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), at the University of Minnesota announces an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic and growing academic medicine department as the Medical Director of a 30-bed, CARF-accredited, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) within a large, academic healthcare center.
The M Health Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center (ARC) is a CARF-accredited Comprehensive Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation and Stroke Specialty Program. Common diagnoses include stroke, brain injury, debility/complex medical, spinal cord injury, cardiac/pulmonary, orthopedic, other neurological conditions, and limb loss. Candidates have an opportunity to grow an outpatient practice, if desired.
As the ARC Medical Director, the candidate’s responsibilities will include serving as a clinical leader to help ensure that exceptional patient care is delivered by fostering positive collaboration among care teams through open communication. The ideal candidate will have experience providing leadership in the inpatient setting, driving performance of key clinical metrics, and treating complex medical conditions. The Department is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
Physiatrists must be a graduate of an accredited PM&R residency training program, be board-certified or board-eligible with the American Board of PM&R (ABPM&R), have at least two (2) years of training, or experience, in the medical management of inpatients requiring rehabilitation services, be eligible to obtain a Minnesota Board of Medical Practice license, and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for credentialing and privileges. Applicants must possess the skills to manage change and communicate effectively in a rapidly expanding department. Enthusiasm, a collaborative nature, and an interest in cultivating a thriving academic rehabilitation program are essential to the success of the department and the ARC.
Experience collaborating with individuals across multiple departments, practices, and health systems.
Previous experience with, and knowledge of, CMS rules and regulations.
Previous experience as an inpatient rehabilitation facility medical director.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As the leader of a dynamic multidisciplinary team, the ARC Medical Director is responsible for partnering with the management team in organizing and directing physiatry services on the unit, in agreement with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and standards, and rules and regulations
The Medical Director will work closely with leadership and staff team members to develop, monitor, and maintain performance metrics, process improvement, and quality and safety metrics Liaise with hospital teams about critical needs – e.g., capacity issues, etc.
Represent the ARC during hospital meetings and disseminate information to problem-solve issues on the ARC
Assists with regulatory, compliance, and reimbursement appeals
Assist with preparation for, and participate in, regulatory visits
Provide at least 20 hours of service per week to the rehabilitation center and patients
Serve as a role model in setting a standard for delivery of patient-centered, comprehensive rehabilitative care
Forge partnerships, establish trust, and build strong relationships with referring departments and units to achieve top performance in patient experience and outcomes
Participate in call coverage at the acute rehabilitation unit on a rotating basis
Grow an outpatient practice, if desired
Close all patient encounters before eight (8) calendar days
As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the candidate will join an active academic physiatry clinical practice and a growing academic department. Faculty members mentor residents, fellows, medical students, and allied health professionals; including teaching, training, and general supervision in a clinical setting. Academic track and rank are determined by the applicant’s qualifications and interests. Academic time is used to pursue scholarly work in the candidate’s area of specialty/research expertise. Faculty will be active in their national organizations and foster an academic environment.
The University of Minnesota offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
Funding available for business expense allowances and clinical practice required expenses
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer-paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
The University of Minnesota and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information, please visit our website at diversity.umn.edu. status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: www.diversity.umn.edu
Rehabilitation Medicine’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We affirm the contributions of all people in our communities. Diversity and equity are at the core of our mission and threaded through our clinical practice, research, service, and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and each of its divisions. We welcome and value voices and perspectives from all individuals with intersecting identities and lived experiences and believe that those diverse perspectives contribute significantly to excellence in medicine and rehabilitation.
We explicitly reject bias, discrimination, and exclusion on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We all are responsible for recognizing, confronting, and addressing bias and discrimination and diligently working for positive change in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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M Physicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.
University of Minnesota Physicians (M Physicians) is a physician-led multi-specialty group practice. We are committed to patient care, teaching and research, with employment opportunities either as a faculty physician at the University of Minnesota Medical School, community-employed physician or advanced practice provider throughout our partnerships with health systems across Minnesota.