Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is seeking a Chair for the Department of Medicine to provide strategic and operational leadership for the department. In collaboration with the hospital administration, the Chair will provide visionary leadership towards the institutional goals within the Department of Medicine and the Subspecialty Divisions.
The position is a full-time Department Chair role that will: • Enable a physician to run a successful department while continuing to work in clinical practice • Engage team members and our community where all voices are included and valued • Provide visible leadership and mentorship • Demonstrate the value of diversity • Provide strategic leadership, direction, and coordination for all clinical, teaching and research components of the Department of Medicine • Collaborate with medical and administrative leadership to meet and exceed the system’s goals • Maintain the highest quality of medical care for the department while growing volume • Actively support and promote patient safety, continuous performance and quality improvement, risk management and efficient resource utilization linked to evidence-based medicine • Create new clinical programs, provide effective mentoring, and evaluate and anticipate the department’s future
As a key member of the physician leadership team of Saint Peter’s, the successful candidate must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. The candidate will possess broad market insight regarding trends and outlook for the healthcare delivery system, with a solid grasp of healthcare finance and the ability to effectively participate in strategic planning and program development initiatives.
Requirements: • A minimum of 10-15 years of postgraduate clinical experience in the field, gained within a major teaching hospital or academic medical center environment • 5 or more years of successful and progressive leadership experience in a Medical Director, Division Chief, Center Director, Associate Chair or Chair role • A track record of scholarly activity, academic accomplishments, and professional service with experience and stature necessary to ensure the continuation and enhancement of the clinical, educational and research missions of the Department of Medicine • Experience developing physician leaders and a reputation for mentorship and development of junior staff/faculty • Prior experience working with private (voluntary) medical staff members as well as employed faculty is a plus
Skills and Abilities: • Strong commitment to patient care and the mission of Saint Peter’s University Hospital • Ability to gain trust, credibility, and respect through open, honest, and clear communication • Personable and approachable; a good listener • Demonstrated managerial and business acumen with knowledge of the complex financial pressures facing health systems and health care delivery organizations today • Ability to effectively participate in planning initiatives, including new program development and clinical services
Education: • M.D. or D.O. • Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Medicine Subspecialties • Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey • Must qualify for Saint Peter's University Hospital Liability insurance
Community Highlights: Thriving area that has experienced a dramatic transformation in the past few decades. New Brunswick’s robust downtown area, sitting along the Raritan River, provides a walkable, urban setting with bustling restaurants, bars, grocery stores, arts, entertainment, and it’s the home of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. • Enjoy fine cuisine as you walk these historical streets. • Home to several theatres including the State Theatre, museums, and local markets. • Centrally located with access to access to New York City and Philadelphia
Saint Peter's Healthcare System, headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, was formed in 2007 and reflects the expansive scope of health and wellness services they offer to their communities. Besides Saint Peter's University Hospital, which has been serving the central New Jersey community since 1907, the system includes The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Saint Peter’s Foundation, Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, and Saint Peter’s Health & Management Services Corporation, which includes the CARES Surgicenter, a joint venture with physician investors. Keeping faith with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and guided by the Bishop of Metuchen, Saint Peter's University Hospital is committed to humble service to humanity, especially the poor, through competence and good stewardship of resources.
The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital, a state-designated acute care children’s hospital, offers a full-range of pediatric specialized healthcare services for newborns and children through young adulthood. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s operates one of the largest, most advanced neonatal intensive care units in the coun...try as part of New Jersey’s first state-designated Regional Perinatal Center, renowned throughout New Jersey for the exceptional level of high-risk maternity and neonatal care provided. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s cares for 8,000 inpatients and more than 45,000 outpatients annually.
Saint Peter's University Hospital has grown to become a technologically-advanced, 478-bed major teaching hospital, that provides a broad array of services to the community and operates one of the largest maternity services in the state, delivering more than 5,400 newborns in 2022. The Hospital employs a staff of 3,300 and has a medical staff of 900+ physicians.