Geriatric Medicine Medical Director Opportunity in Beautiful Southern Oregon
Asante Health System
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1005346
Asante Health System has a tradition of recruiting preeminent medical professionals and is currently seeking a Medical Director to lead their Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Services in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. The Medical Director of Geriatrics will provide clinical and administrative leadership to a team of inpatient and outpatient physicians and advanced practice clinicians, as well as a robust support staff including clinical nurse specialists and other team members.
The Medical Director will also be the first holder of a Medical Chair established by donors through Asante Foundation. This prestigious Medical Chair will provide funds for the use at the discretion of the Chairholder that can be directed for people, technology, facilities and programs that support patient care and research activities.
Asante’s Geriatric Specialty and Age-Friendly initiative at Asante Ashland Community Hospital will be the only hospital-based provider of this type in the Asante service area, serving 600,000 people in a nine-county region. Asante, in collaboration with philanthropic donors, plans to invest nearly $5 million to develop this service which is vital to our aging communities. The space at Asante Ashland Community Hospital will be specially designed and renovated to be aesthetically pleasing for geriatric patients with a focus decreasing the disorientation and depersonalizing effects of an unfamiliar environment. This is an important new service for Asante and is strongly supported by the communities we serve.
The Medical Director shall provide leadership to achieve the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives for the program. The Medical Director will be responsible for all aspects of the service line across all divisions, including growth, quality, and service education. The role is designed to be 50% clinical service and 50% leadership.
Serve as Medical Director and lead the development of the Age-Friendly Initiative for the region. Collaborate with Asante Foundation on fundraising for this initiative.
Build and lead an interdisciplinary team of specially trained physicians and nurses.
Practice as a community-based physician in Ashland.
Embed age-sensitive principles at the hospital level and throughout the Asante system.
Develop clinical programs to serve our aging population.
Develop partnerships with local providers, long-term care facilities and other caregivers.
The successful candidate will be an experienced physician leader who has demonstrated success in a complex care environment. They will lead Asante’s efforts to design, build, implement, and collaborate with community partners, hospital services and departments towards achieving a high quality, effective, compassionate regional behavioral health service that provides a scope of services consistent with community needs.
Asante is located in the beautiful Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, one of the nation’s most beautiful locales. With 4-season activities and over 200 days of sunshine a year in a stunning mountain setting, the community offers candidates a variety of options including hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing and nature viewing. The Rogue Valley boasts several livable towns including Ashland with its world-famous Shakespeare festival, world-class wineries and restaurants.
Asante offers more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where our clinicians enjoy a high degree of autonomy with the support of a responsive, physician-led administration.
Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality — the top rating given. In addition, Asante has been named a “Top 15 Health System” 9 years in a row by Fortune/IBM Watson Health! Our ambulatory care team consistently achieves above a 4-star rating from our MedAdvantage plans. If you want to join a team that will allow you to grow and care in an environment of excellence, this opportunity is for you.
Our vision, as a department within Asante Physician Partners, is to be your trusted health partner for life – every person, every time.
Strong clinical leader with experience in leading geriatric service line.
Track record of driving improvements in quality and safety, with progressive leadership experience.
Provision of full range of geriatric services to assigned patients.
Licensed as a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician in the state of Oregon or able to obtain licensure, and certification in Geriatric Medicine.
Board certified and must maintain certification.
Must possess good interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
Must complete a satisfactory background investigation.
WHO WE ARE. Asante is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care system serving 600,000 residents in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We are the region’s top health care provider, with three hospitals and 40 ambulatory clinics. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented in our organization, which is dedicated to high-quality, patient-centered care supported by sophisticated technology. Asante has been named a 15 Top Health System in the nation nine years in a row by Watson Health. With a workforce of more than 6,000 Asante offers outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth.
OUR CLIMATE. Asante is located in picturesque Southern Oregon. Nestled between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains, the area is known for its temperate climate with an average of 196 sunny days per year. Here you’ll find warm summers, mild winters, vibrant springs and colorful autumns.
OUR COMMUNITY. Southern Oregon is a great place to live, especially if you love the outdoors.
It offers year-around recreational activities, family-friendly communities, wonderful schools and an opportunity to enjoy a well-balanced life. The region is home to the Ore...gon Shakespeare Festival, Britt Music and Arts Festival, Southern Oregon University, Crater Lake National Park, the Rogue River and award-winning wineries and vineyards. Drive to the spectacular Oregon coast in two hours or fly to San Francisco or Portland in 50 minutes. Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is centrally located and easily accessible from most airports.
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