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Santa Monica, CA US
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Ben Housley (615) 483-1809

Santa Monica, California - Critical Care Program Medical Director Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Critical Care Physician to serve as Program Medical Director of our newest Intensivist program in Santa Monica, CA at Providence Saint John’s Health Center!

The Program Medical Director will lead the Intensivist team which will be comprised of 4 Critical Care Physicians. The Intensivist-led multidisciplinary team will use evidence based protocols to provide the highest standard of care to the patients in the community.

Sound Physicians, a physician-founded and led organization, focuses on improving quality, patient satisfaction, and ICU performance. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the way critical care is provided. This is accomplished by our relentless pursuit to create value and eliminate waste in the ICU, implementing critical care programs that focus on improving the lives of patients while creating value for our hospital partners.

We ensure that physicians have the time and resources needed to deliver compassionate care that measurably improves quality and lowers the cost of healthcare for patients in the communities we serve. Our culture promotes physician autonomy, mastery and purpose. Physicians have the ability to effectively participate in the process of change management within the community hospital ICU setting.  

Director Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and implementing evidence based protocols, practice guidelines, and order sets that form the core of Sound Physicians' Critical Care program
  • Defining and managing work allocation and work flow processes of program clinical and physician staff
  • Participating in ICU related quality and data management
  • Serving in a partnership role with Sound Physicians in all areas of program management including (but not limited to) marketing, staffing, HR issues, budget, clinical performance, strategic planning, services provided, and recruitment.
  • Orienting and training new physicians
  • Managing relationships with key clinical and administrative stakeholders at the hospital
  • Supporting all existing standardized Sound Physicians processes, tools, services
  • Championing change management and required expectations during the implementation of a new Intensivist program
  • Facilitating cooperation with other key inpatient physician care providers such as hospitalists and emergency physicians to promote physician involvement in program planning, policy, and development
  • Overseeing ICU throughput

The Hospital

Providence Saint John’s Health Center has been serving Santa Monica and West side Los Angeles providing clinical excellence and award-winning, compassionate care since 1942. Located one mile from the Santa Monica Pier, Providence Saint John’s Health Center provides a tranquil healing environment in a modern, state of the art newly built facility. Providence Saint John’s Health Center provides the latest in diagnostic technology, heart & vascular care, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health.   Saint John’s is also home to the world-renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute, dedicated to clinical research and advancement in cancer care.

  • 266 bed hospital
  • 23 Bed ICU including Medical, Surgical, Cardiovascular, and Neuro patients
  • Excellent ancillary support
  • Designated STEMI-receiving center

Recognition of Excellence

  • “America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award” by Healthgrades
  • Received “Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care” by the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines
  • “Cardiac Care Excellence Award™” by Healthgrades


  • Must be board certified in Critical Care Medicine and licensed to practice in California
  • Eligible to work in the United States.  Not a J1 visa qualified area.
  • Have at least 5 years of experience as a  Critical Care physician Director
  • Demonstrate previous leadership and management skills
  • Comprehend physician services documentation and coding compliance requirements
  • Understand techniques of financial decision making
  • Skilled in physician recruitment and retention practices
  • Experienced in quality improvement initiatives


  • Excellent shift based compensation 
  • Leadership stipend
  • CME allowance
  • Professional Liability Coverage including full tail coverage
  • Medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage option for physician and dependents
  • Relocation Allowance, 401(k), Path to Partnership

Location and Lifestyle

Miles of views of the Pacific Ocean, nationally ranked public schools, and access to Los Angeles are just a few reasons why Money Magazine named Santa Monica in the top 20 “Best Places to Live” in 2017. Santa Monica is one of Los Angeles’ best neighborhoods and home to many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The New York Times coined Santa Monica “a town made for walkers” for its green initiatives to reduce gas emissions, local bike share program, and warm weather year round. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Dogtown Coffee Shop and walk over to Santa Monica Pier or hit Ocean Avenue for a day of shopping.

Visit us at booth 208 at the SCCM Conference in San Antonio – February 25th-27th! (Society of Critical Care Medicine)

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