Academic Inpatient Physiatrist - TCU Medical Director/Consults Department of Rehab Medicine
University of Minnesota Physicians
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: R0017504
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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 providing care as the Medical Director of an adult Transitional Care Unit (TCU) within a large, academic healthcare center. In addition, the candidate will support inpatient consultations, and have an outpatient general physiatry clinic.
The M Health Fairview TCU is a 28-bed licensed skilled nursing located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River and University of Minnesota campus. The unit serves patients that are medically complex that no longer need acute hospitalization. Common diagnoses include stroke, brain injury, debility/complex medical, spinal cord injury, cardiac/pulmonary, orthopedic, other neurological conditions, oncology, transplant, and limb loss.
As the TCU Medical Director, responsibilities will include serving as the clinical leader to help ensure that exceptional patient care is delivered by encouraging positive collaboration among care teams through open communication. Will provide the medical management of a subset of the population in the TCU that require higher-level coordination of care, management of rehabilitation goals, and discharge planning. Ideal candidate will have experience providing leadership in the inpatient setting, driving performance of key clinical metrics, and treating complex medical conditions. This position also works closely with the leadership of the M Health Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center (located within the same building). In addition to the work on the TCU, the candidate will provide hospital physiatry consultation and have an outpatient clinic. The Department is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
Graduate of an accredited PM&R residency training program, be board-certified or board-eligible with the American Board of PM&R (ABPM&R)
Minimum of two (2) years of training, or experience, in the medical management of inpatients requiring rehabilitation services,
Eligible to acquire a Minnesota Board of Medical Practice license, and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for credentialing and privileges.
You have the skills to lead change and communicate optimally in a rapidly growing department.
Passion, a collaborative nature, and an interest in cultivating a growing academic rehabilitation program are crucial to the success of the department and the TCU.
Experience collaborating with individuals across multiple departments, practices, and health systems.
Duties and Responsibilities:
As the leader of a dynamic multidisciplinary team, the TCU Medical Director is responsible for partnering with the management team in coordinating and directing physiatry services and practicing 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 TCU 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
Serve as a role model in setting a standard for delivery of patient-centered, comprehensive rehabilitative care
Forge partnerships, establish trust, and build good relationships with referring departments and units to achieve top performance in patient experience and outcomes
Provide inpatient physiatry consultations at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC)-East Bank and West Bank, as well as other M Health Fairview affiliated sites
Participation in call coverage at the ARC on a rotating basis and provide inpatient coverage for vacations
Grow an outpatient practice, including general PM&R follow-up clinics
Work with APP's and trainees (medical students, residents, fellows, visiting students, and other allied health providers)
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 providers; including instructing, 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.
Our benefits package was recently recognized for its competitive and inclusive nature. Some highlights include:
Comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans
Excellent retirement plans with employer match Disability and employer-paid life insurance
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
To learn more about the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, please visit rehabmedicine.umn.edu
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
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.
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.
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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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.