Winchester, VA – Valley Health System (VHS) seeks a dynamic and progressive physician executive to serve as the Vice President Medical Affairs (VPMA) for its flagship hospital, Winchester Medical Center (WMC). The VPMA will join a clinically sophisticated hospital and system and will strengthen care delivery, and support and align a pluralistic medical staff to help lead the medical staff participation in furthering the mission of the health system. This is an exciting opportunity to provide physician leadership in a high performing and growing healthcare system with the chance to integrate healthcare delivery, transform culture and provide high quality patient care to a patient base that spans a broad geography from Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.
VHS has evolved from a relatively decentralized system into a more integrated enterprise, growing to include six hospitals, an employed physician enterprise of almost 300 providers, and approximately $1 billion in revenue. As the 495-bed flagship hospital and tertiary referral center for VHS, WMC serves as the cornerstone care provider in the Shenandoah Valley corridor and surrounding counties. WMC is a magnet-designated hospital and the recipient of numerous awards.
With a primary accountability to the Chief Physician Executive of VHS, the VPMA will support overall system-level goals and initiatives and will focus heavily on supporting the WMC President and providing leadership to WMC as a key member of the WMC and Acute Care executive team. This executive will be responsible for providing leadership for all matters related to medical affairs, physician leadership development and will work in partnership with the VHS Quality and Patient Safety Officer (QPSO) in advancing quality. The VPMA will lead clinical standardization efforts to deliver high quality patient care and improve the experiences of patients. As a result of a recent reorganization, the WMC VPMA will also provide leadership and guidance across Valley Health’s two acute care hospitals – Winchester Medical Center and Warren Memorial Hospital – and will focus on clinical care delivery, credentialing and other medical staff coordination within the Acute Care Hospitals.
The VPMA role requires strong executive leadership, effective administrative skills and an enduring commitment to the delivery of high quality, cost-efficient care. The VPMA must be adept at enlisting others in change as well as communicating the clinical rationale and the benefit for patients to providers and the WMC in achieving these goals. The ability to engage providers will require clarity of purpose, highly evolved communication skills and proven leadership experience. Garnering the medical staff's understanding and support through development of trust, respect and visibility, and serving as a role model through quality, safety and patient experience with a genuine authenticity toward colleagues is key to the VPMA’s success. The successful candidate will possess exceptional relationship and team-building skills, as well as bring an innovative systems approach to problem solving, consensus building and advancing contemporary process improvement initiatives.
To find out more, please contact Paul Bohne, Rachel Polhemus or Dan Dimenstein, preferably via email at email@example.com or at 240-644-6032.