Temple Health, a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution is seeking a versatile and dynamic leader for the role of Chief Physician Executive, Temple Women’s Hospital – a new hospital facility for Temple University Health System (TUHS).
The ideal candidate is one who has an exceptional work ethic and possesses the enthusiasm to lead the evolution and transformation care delivery in OB/GYN and Neonatology for Temple Health at the new Women’s Hospital. The Chief Physician Executive is an experienced clinician who is dedicated to optimizing the provision of exceptional clinical care to all patients in the region. They must possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills and have a solid foundation of administrative experience preferably at a specialized women’s hospital. The new leader’s key responsibilities will include program development and clinical operations, patient safety, quality of care, patient experience, and medical staff affairs.
The Chief Physician Executive will devote approximately sixty (60) percent of his or her time to the oversight of the obstetrics and gynecology clinical care delivery models. This will include a triad partnership with the Health System’s Vice President of Nursing and Chief Clinical Officer, which shall include significant daily communication between the parties. The remaining forty (40) percent of time shall be devoted to clinical care in the OB/GYN department.
Candidates must possess an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent with active board certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with credentials that support a faculty appointment at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. An MBA, MHA or equivalent is preferred. The ability to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to the start date is required.
Temple Health, which includes the Lewis Katz School of Medicine of Temple University and the Temple University Health System, is one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers and home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Giving our patients access to some of the world's most advanced therapies — and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible — is the driving force for all our clinical care, research, and medical education.
Temple’s Women’s Hospital – a newly acquired facility for TUHS located in the Juanita Park section of Philadelphia, will focus on the care of women. It includes twelve labor and delivery rooms, thirty-six private post-partum rooms, an eight-bed intensive care unit, and a triage and stabilization area. There will also be a Level III neonatal intensive care unit with ten private and twenty-six semi-private beds. There will be over sixty exam rooms for non-maternity clinical services including endocrinology, cardiology, and internal medicine. There will also be eight state of the art operating rooms, a large diagnostic and interventional radiology area, and a fetal testing center.
Academic credentials for a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Demonstrated sensitivity to the culture, needs, and aspirations of the community.
Ability to administer change in a complex academic environment through consensus building, collaboration, effective use of data, and the ability to influence and persuade.
Demonstrated record of program development, collaboration, community engagement, clinical care, education, and administration.
Excellent verbal, written and group presentation skills.
Ability to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to start date.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Patient Safety, Quality of Care and Patient Experience
Responsible for establishing and maintaining a care delivery model at the Women’s Hospital, centered on excellence in patient outcomes.
Lead teams of physicians, nurses and operational leaders in the Division of Neonatology, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and other support departments to address process-related and patient care issues.
Work closely with the Patient Safety Officer to coordinate any Root Cause Analysis or Failure Mode Effects Analysis as needed.
Work with the Chief Medical Officer to develop and implement a quality improvement program.
Improve the overall patient experience.
Program Development and Clinical Operations
Act as a liaison between the OB / GYN Clinical group and Women’s Hospital Steering Committee. Participate in strategic planning, program development and mentoring of medical staff leaders.
Develop and deploy best practices and standards in clinical and operational care delivery across traditionally clinical departments.
Keep abreast of, and oversee compliance with, state and federal regulations applicable to the operation of the Women’s hospital in collaboration with AVP Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer.
Work with the department chairpersons in identifying professional staff needs that will ensure provider coverage for all Inpatient and Outpatient services on the Women’s Hospital campus.
Identify and secure services needed to support the main clinical departments at the Women’s Hospital
Participate in hospital driven initiatives as they relate to community relations and clinical affairs.
Work with Government Affairs, Government and Payer Relations teams to identify opportunities for grant funding and optimizing reimbursement for clinical care delivery relevant to maternal and newborn health
Medical Staff Affairs
Serve as the primary physician leader and spokesperson for the Women’s Hospital Campus.
Create relationships with department chairs and faculty members such that change management is effective.
Act as a role model for service excellence.
Serve on committees as designated by the CCO, CMO, and CEO.
Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
For over a century, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Temple University has conducted research and provided clinical care to women of all ages and in virtually all aspects of reproductive medicine. As a major provider of obstetrical service, Temple University Hospital delivers 2,200 babies a year, providing routine as well as highly sophisticated obstetrical care. In addition to 12 labor/delivery/recovery rooms, the obstetrical floor includes three operating rooms, 18 privatepost-partum rooms where well babies can room with their mothers, a 26-bassinet infant intensive care unit, and a well-baby nursery. There is easy access to sophisticated medical and surgical care for sick newborns, either at Temple University Hospital, Temple Women’s Hospital or at our affiliate site, St. Christopher Hospital for Children.
Over 1,400 gynecologic surgical procedures are performed at Temple University Hospital every year. These include general gynecologic procedures, minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic-assisted) hysteroscopy, radical abdominal/pelvic procedures for malignancy, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. The fact that the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and its hospitals are components of an academic research university and a large health system makes Temple University Hospital uniquely positioned to provide intensive, complex, high technology care to complicated obstetrical and gynecological patients. Indeed, this is precisely the dominant patient population served by the Temple Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
In addition to the inpatient units (OB-3rd hospital floor, Gyn 5-East) outpatients are seen at Temple's outpatient building in the Faculty Practice suite (7th floor) and the Gyn/Family Planning Clinic (8th floor). The Obstetric Clinic, Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, the Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic, and our Colposcopy Clinic are held on the 5th floor of the Outpatient Building. Patients with gynecologic cancers are seen at the Temple Cancer Center. Gynecologic Oncology patients are also seen at Chestnut Hill Hospital on Germantown Avenue and at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook. Women with pelvic floor dysfunction are seen at Temple's outpatient building and at Temple's Women's Center on Old York Road and Elkins Park. With the opening of the Temple Women’s Hospital, many of these ambulatory services will be offered at this new facility.
A perinatal center equipped for fetal assessment, treatment and monitoring is housed in our Outpatient Practice (8th floor Outpatient Building) with satellites in the maternal-infant inpatient unit and in the nearby Temple’s Northeastern Ambulatory Care Center. The reproductive endocrinologists have offices in Willow Grove and Lansdowne and see patients in consultation on Friday afternoons in our Faculty Practice suite on the 7th floor of the Outpatient Building.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University provides not only comprehensive women’s health services, but also excellent education and training to our students and residents.
Founded as a night school by Russell Conwell in 1884, Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As the largest university in one of the nation’s most iconic cities, Temple educates diverse future leaders from across Philadelphia, the country and the world who share a common drive to learn, prepare for their careers and make a real impact.
Temple offers students a dynamic and nurturing learning environment with the support of a renowned faculty, dedicated academic advisors focused on setting a clear path to graduation and a broad curriculum of more than 500 academic programs. A longtime leader in professional education, Temple is also among the nation's largest educators in the combined fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and podiatry.
Investments in the campus learning environment have elevated the university’s capabilities across its 17 schools and colleges with impressive results. In 2015, Temple achieved the R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it among the most active research universities in the nation. Temple also recently celebrated several milestones, including a Rhodes scholar, a Goldwater scholar, and its largest and brightest graduating class.
Temple’s bustling Main Campus is set against the backdrop of the Philadelphia skyline. Green space, athletic facilities and eclectic architecture ranging from the historic Temple Performing Arts Center to a state-of-the-art Charles Library form a vibrant residential setting. Temple’s NCAA Division I athletic programs and hundreds of student organizations thrive on campus.
As Philadelphia’s public university, Temple provides an unparalleled value to families in the region and serves as an essential resource to the surrounding community. Temple also offers a gateway to the world with long-standing international campuses in Tokyo and Rome, and study abroad opportunities across six continents.
Opportunity. Engagement. Discovery.
Temple University educates a vibrant student body and creates new knowledge through innovative teaching, research and other creative endeavors. Its urban setting provides transformative opportunities for engaged scholarship, experiential learning, and discovery of self, others and the world. Temple opens its doors to a diverse community of learners and scholars who strive to make the possible real.
Temple is committed to the ideals upon which it was founded:
Providing access to an excellent, affordable higher education that prepares students for careers, further learning and active citizenship.
Creating a collaborative community of outstanding faculty and staff who foster inclusion and encourage the aspirations of Temple students.
Promoting service and engagement throughout Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM)
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff and learners who represent and serve its diverse society.
The school provides:
Education that is patient-centered, instilling in learners the school’s ethic of human service and lifelong learning;
Research that advances and integrates basic and clinical science; and
Patient care that is administered with compassion and understanding, utilizing contemporary knowledge and techniques.
Founded in 1901 as Pennsylvania’s first co-educational medical school, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine has attained a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists. The school attracts students and faculty committed to making a difference in patient care, research, education and public service — at home and across the globe.
The School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital (TUH), its chief clinical training site, provide care for patients from throughout the region seeking advanced tertiary and quaternary-level care. In addition, TUH serves one of the most vulnerable populations in the nation, providing more free and under-reimbursed care than any other hospital in Pennsylvania.
With clinical training sites that include other member hospitals and specialty centers of the Temple University Health System and educational affiliates of the School of Medicine, medical students gain experience in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural in- and out-patient settings. They learn to provide culturally competent, interprofessional care to a diverse population of patients with simple conditions as well as highly complex ones.
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine is a school that prizes not just technical excellence but diversity, equality and inclusion. It teaches the true art and science of “doctoring”. Moreover, its educational strategic plan, “Improving Health Through Innovation in Medical Education,” keeps pace with new medical knowledge and emerging trends in care delivery.
The school’s home base in Philadelphia is a spectacular 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building that features state-of-the-art facilities and technologies for medical education and research. It opened in 2009. With specialized research centers focused on population health, metabolic disease, cancer, heart disease, neuroscience, substance abuse and other strategic priorities, the school conducts investigations to break new ground – and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit. On October 13, 2015, Temple's medical school was officially dedicated as the Lewis Katz School of Medicine – an historic milestone in the school’s history. In 2021 the LKSOM basic Science departments were reorganized, in part, to better support translational and clinical research.
There are 20 clinical departments in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, comprised of over 900 full-and part time faculty, over 800 volunteer faculty, and more than 1,000 employees. Each department is engaged in education, patient care and research. LKSOM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, service and research programs. It remains fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. It admits 220 medical students and approximately 24 graduate students each year. Currently there are 34 residency and fellowship programs enrolling 556 physicians. With more than 13,000 alumni, Temple represents a huge proportion of the physician base in the Delaware Valley. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, its M.D. graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs, and have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.
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Temple Health is the collective name for all of the health, education and research activities carried out by the Temple University Health System (TUHS) and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). The two enjoy a close clinical and educational partnership and together make up one of the nation’s most dynamic healthcare organizations.
TUHS is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), one of the region's most respected academic medical centers; TUH – Jeanes Campus; TUH – Episcopal Campus; TUH – Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center; Temple Women’s Hospital; Temple Transport Team (T3), a ground and air-ambulance company; Temple Faculty Physicians, the academic practice plan of TUHS; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices.
TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year they have earned national and regional accolades that affirm their passion for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (they are the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.
Temple Faculty Physicians (TFP)
Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually-employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing virtually every subspecialty in modern medicine.
Temple physicians are clinician-educators and researchers. They are compassionately dedicated to their patients, are leaders in their fields and renowned for providing high-quality care. They are gifted teachers of medical students, residents and fellows at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Temple University Hospital. They are innovative researchers who are developing new treatments and pushing the boundaries of medical science.
While remaining committed to their mission of serving patients in its North Philadelphia community, in recent years, Temple Faculty Physicians has expanded its geographic reach beyond Temple University Hospital’s Health Sciences campus. Today, Temple physicians care for patients in several Temple-affiliated hospitals, in satellite offices located in Center City Philadelphia, Fort Washington, PA, Oaks, PA and various other outpatient settings. This expanded reach has brought Temple medical care closer to home for many of its patients.
Temple Faculty Physicians is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of key physician and executive leaders of the Temple University Health System and the Lewis Katz Temple University School of Medicine. The board is chaired by the Chairperson of the LKSOM/TUH Department of Radiation Oncology.
Temple University Hospital (TUH)
The flagship hospital, Temple University Hospital (TUH), is a 740-bed tertiary- and quaternary-level acute care hospital in close proximity to the School of Medicine. TUH is a high-volume urban center, with over 150,000 outpatient visits yearly, 28,000 admissions, and 2,200 births. A Level I Trauma Center, TUH has one of the busiest emergency departments in the region. The hospital provides patients with ready access to an exceptional group of physicians in every specialty and primary care field. Their doctors include the nationally recognized faculty of LKSOM/TFP, who are supported by the advanced resources of its major teaching hospital.
Located in the heart of an economically distressed and diverse urban area, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, LKSOM works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals’ race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of its local community and patient population, LKSOM will concentrate its recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in its efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.
LKSOM is committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. LKSOM recognizes that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.
Procedure for Candidacy
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application, which is available here: https://bit.ly/3FTPlj2
Your application will not be considered complete and until you have submitted all of the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.
Application materials should include a curriculum vita, personal statement stating your qualifications and professional goals, three professional references names/contact information and a statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged.
Please address your application to: Daniel del Portal, MD, MBA, Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine, Senior Vice President, Medical Operations and Chief Clinical Officer, Temple University Health System, C/O Michael R. Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA 19140, Email: email@example.com.
For confidential inquires and or questions about the position please contact Michael Lester.
We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit OHEDI.
COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).
The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
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