Medical Director of Advisory Services
Physician Advisor Opportunity at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California
St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach is part of the Dignity Health network, the fifth largest healthcare system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California. The hospital provides state-of-the-art services and is committed to providing healthcare and education to the community. The facility offers a full range of services including neonatal intensive care, oncology, pediatrics, palliative care, and more. St. Mary has been a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety and Excellence award for 5 years in a row, a 5-Star recipient for treatment of Heart Attacks and Strokes, and is also a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
A medical director of advisory services is a highly visible leadership opportunity for a motivated and engaged physician with a minimum of 3 years of inpatient medicine and advisory experience required. Board certification (base specialty) recognized by ABMS or ABQAURP – Hospitalist, emergency medicine, or intensivist experience preferred.
- Monday through Friday and no call
- Comprehensive benefits package provided by the employer
- Salary based upon experience: $300k-320k
Location and Lifestyle
Long Beach is located on the Pacific Coast of California within the greater Los Angeles area. With a population of about a half million, it is the 7th largest city in California. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest port in the United States, making it a large player in the US economy. Local manufacturing includes aircraft, auto parts, electric equipment, and more. Long Beach’s location on the California coast provides sunny, warm days, foggy mornings, and cool coastal breezes year round.
Points of Interest and local amenities include art museums as well as street art, murals, and East Village Arts District with shops and galleries displaying local work. Music is a large part of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Opera. The city hosts many music festivals, including Beach Blues, Brazilian Street Carnaval, and the Jazz Festival. Home to many cultural events including the International City Theatre, Long Beach Playhouse, and a variety of entertainment throughout the year.
A Highly Visible Role in the Hospital
For those considering a future as a physician executive, this role is an excellent professional development opportunity! As a Medical Director of Advisory Services, you will work elbow-to-elbow with physicians, staff, hospital leadership, and utilization management personnel to provide direct education and support in key areas including patient status, clinical documentation, compliance, and utilization management (UM).
Physician Advisors are trained in best practice clinical documentation and workflows, concurrent, secondary reviews, and performance improvement. This role provides the opportunity to use your clinical expertise away from the bedside. A rewarding part of being a physician advisor is providing continuous improvement feedback through physician-to-physician education.
- Act as a bridge between medical staff and case management, interpreting the most complicated UM issues and serve as an expert resource for other clinicians
- Ensure clinicians receive proper credit for the work they do through improved documentation
- Impact hospital health and support fellow physicians