Executive Director, University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG), and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internal Number: 219834
The Executive Director, UMMG, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, U-M Medical School (ED, SADCA) will be the leader in charge of supporting the clinician workforce and allocating clinical resources from UM-H so that Michigan Medicine can fulfill its overriding mission: to advance health to serve Michigan and the world. The ED, SADCA role continues to evolve as the Enterprise Triad continues to align.
The Executive Director, UMMG, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, U-M Medical School (ED, SADCA) is responsible for leadership and oversight of UMMG, which encompasses the clinical practices of all departments of the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) into a single integrated entity with primary responsibility for the management of health provider resources and clinical care delivery across all sites of care for University of Michigan Health (UM-H). The dual title of this position within both UMMG and UMMS reflects the importance of synergizing the clinical practice and academic mission of the academic medical center. This position represents UMMG internally and externally and is responsible to the Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs/University of Michigan Health President. The Executive Director, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs (ED, SADCA), collaborates with the UMMG Board and its subcommittees, leaders across UM-H operating segments, UM-H clinical department chairs, and UM-H nursing and administrative leadership, as well as external clinical partners, to advance the academic missions of UM-H. Specifically, the ED, SADCA will work closely with all relevant entities to deploy providers and integrate clinical care with the research and educational missions of UM-H to achieve an optimized tripartite mission. The ED, SADCA will lead UMMG in the development of an innovative care delivery model in partnership with the clinical enterprise triad to drive health optimization for patients and populations in the communities served.
Direct reporting relationship to the Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs/University of Michigan Health President.
Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over UMMG, segment Chief Clinical Officers (CCOs), and Population Health.
Partners with the UM-H Executive Triad – Chief Operations Integration Officer (COIO) and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) – to collaborate with Chief Operating Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Department Chairs, Service Chiefs, Associate Hospital Directors and Administrators, and other health system and Michigan Medicine leadership to effectively execute the University of Michigan Health strategic plan and BASE goals.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Lead segment Chief Clinical Officers who are responsible for ensuring the optimization of clinical operations, patient safety and high-quality clinical care.
Responsible for establishing the strategic direction and coordination of clinical program activities across the clinical enterprise.
Partner with Department Chairs, Center Directors, and Chief Clinical Officers to provide physician oversight and operational accountability across the clinical enterprise.
Determine the clinical effort needed and identify effort allocation gaps in both current state and anticipated future growth.
Workforce planning in partnership with the Department Chairs and Chief Clinical Officers of the operating segments (includes physicians and other licensed providers that may become members of UMMG), as well as potentially other categories of providers to meet future needs; this function requires significant collaboration with clinical departments, Senior Director for Faculty Affairs, and the UMMG Board to identify workforce needs and recruitment priorities.
Lead professional clinical services engagements (e.g., contracting for inpatient/outpatient within UM-H and external professional contracts).
In partnership with Finance and departmental leaders, develop innovative funds flow models to support a robust and sustainable clinical enterprise.
Develop UMMG standards, principles, and operating guidelines (e.g., service and practitioner standards, delegation protocol).
Collaborate with the Chief Operations Integration Officer on eHealth.
Collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Clinical Strategy Officer, and other health system leaders in the development of clinical strategic plans, including network development.
Working with the Population Health Executive, represent the UMMG to external partners for external relationships, (e.g., Physicians of Michigan Accountable Care Organization - POM ACO) and other population health management or physician group relationships that may be developed.
Collaborate with UM-H Chief Financial Officer on efficiency and effectiveness of professional billing services (including ambulatory technical revenues), including training and education of physicians and providers and value-based contracting.
Collaborate with Human Resources to develop and execute leadership development and succession planning for UMMG.
Align clinical care delivery and strategic initiatives to ensure health equity is attained, providing the highest level of health for all people, with focused and ongoing efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and health and health care disparities.
Partner with health systems and community organizations across the state of Michigan to improve health equity in the communities we serve.
Shared accountability with the COIO and CNE for clinical enterprise operating budget (reporting to the UM-H President).
Provides financial oversight (e.g., provider compensation, capitation management, other payer models, professional liability management, reserve policies and management).
Responsible for the development of funds flow models that promotes alignment, clear decision-making, and optimizes financial performance.
Participate in faculty recruitment and lead recruitment of physicians.
Support the well-being and professional engagement of clinicians and faculty and clinician retention.
Fosters a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, while taking purposeful steps to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.
Actively participates in the performance planning, competency, and individual development planning process.
Attends relevant competency training, staff development in-services, and conferences to maintain and improve knowledge base, competency, and skills.
Attends relevant professional and/or leadership development opportunities.
Eligible for faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School
Eligible for medical licensure in Michigan
A minimum of 10 years of successful progressive leadership of clinical care delivery in a multi-facility academic medicine setting; perhaps with Chair experience or leading a complex practice group.
National prominence as physician leader with significant relationships to other influential organizations (e.g., specialty society or ABMS board or NAM (IOM) in at least their specialty area).
Experience in professional mentorship and development.
Experience in multi-specialty group practice.
Practicing physician (MD/DO).
Knowledge of and leadership over both inpatient and ambulatory clinical operations is preferred.
Proven success in cultural transformation and implementation of strategic plan(s) of health care enterprises.
Successful experiences in process improvement methodology.
Direct and proven experience with funds flow mechanisms and supporting financial management including provider compensation, capitation management, other payer models, professional liability management, reserve policies and management.
History of supporting the development of next generation physician leaders.
Experience in a unionized environment preferred.
Experience partnering with community-based clinical affiliates, partnerships, and joint venture arrangements.
Excellent interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with physician partners, individuals and/or teams, across disciplines.
Demonstrated skills in change management, a willingness to be innovative.
Proven leadership and ability to influence within a complex and highly matrixed organization.
A strategic leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can focus on both system level clinical and financial goals and support the clinician workforce in reaching their professional goals.
An empathetic listener and collaborator.
Strong financial management and analytic skills using data to support informed decision making.
Enterprise-wide / system level strategic thinking and understanding.
Understanding of system-level factors that contribute to the well-being and retention of the healthcare workforce.
Demonstrated experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Commitment to and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion; comfortable with discussions about retaining a diverse workforce.
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