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Academic Community Health Medical Director- Internal Medicine

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Springfield, MA

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Internal Medicine Physician leader to join us as the Medical Director at High Street Community Health Center in Springfield, MA. This is one of three Community Health Centers in the Division of General Medicine and Community Health; all three are primary ambulatory sites for our residents, medical students, and other trainees.

The Medical Director will serve a community in need by improving care delivery, addressing social inequities and injustice, raising quality, championing innovation, being a sponsor and mentor, and meeting the academic mission of research and education through:
• Leading a team of 13 physicians, 5 advanced practitioners, and 45 Internal Medicine residents in providing compassionate and comprehensive community-based ambulatory care for a diverse patient population with complex needs
• Representing and advocating for diversity and equity and promoting community engagement and involvement
• Nurturing educational innovation and growth concordant with the mission of the Community Health Center, Division, Department, and Organization
• Supporting and driving research endeavors aligned with the Division and Department, particularly community-engaged research serving traditionally underserved populations and/or addressing social determinants of health
• Contributing substantively in Divisional, Departmental, and organizational goal setting and strategies
• Engaging in community health leadership, operations and performance, Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) committees, and staff meetings
• Working closely with the Division Chief on budgetary and financial needs

Our Community Health Centers focus on team-based care and are a major site for our Medicaid ACO. We have
on-site, full-service laboratory and pharmacy, an integrated multidisciplinary Behavioral Health team, strong support from specialists at Baystate Medical Center, as well as on-site services including HIV and Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Cardiology, and others. Baystate Health’s Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Science supports our clinical and community-based research. We work closely with the Medical School’s Population Urban and Community Health (PURCH) program. The Department of Medicine offers a leadership development program.

Community Highlights
• Surrounded by a variety of settings including suburban, urban, rural and farming communities of Western Massachusetts that offer a wide variety of outdoor and indoor recreational activities
• Many local cultural and educational opportunities
• Easy access to Boston, New York City, the summer cultural mecca of the Berkshires, Cape Cod, and ski and wilderness areas of Northern New England

YOU BELONG AT BAYSTATE. At Baystate Health, we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

Qualifications: Candidates must be board certified by the American Board of Internal-Medicine. Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience with evidence of progressive management responsibilities and leadership in an academic department. Demonstrable record of collaboration, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, academic productivity, enthusiasm for medical education and mentoring faculty and ability to engage a broad base of potential stakeholders to work towards a shared vision.

Are you ready to join the Baystate team?

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Paul A. Pir

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Baystate Springfield Region

Baystate Medical Center (BMC) is a 716-bed independent academic medical center. BMC is our community's major referral hospital, providing the highest level of care for conditions such as cancer, acute and chronic cardiovascular illness, nervous system illness, digestive illness, and other diseases that affect the major organ systems of the body. BMC is home to the state’s second-busiest emergency department and the region’s only Level 1 trauma center. Baystate Medical Center has 30+ residency and fellowship programs, as well as educational programs for medical students, nurses and advanced practitioners. Departmental research includes participation in a number of national clinical trials that bring our patients options that might not otherwise be available in our community.

Quality of Life

Baystate Children’s Hospital is in the heart of Springfield, with inpatient services at our main hospital and outpatient clinics in the Springfield community. Iconic venues like the Quadrangle museum cluster, Basketball Hall of Fame and Mass Mutual Center give way to picturesque Forest Park and Zoo, Six Flags New England, historic towns, and great dining, shopping and entertainment. The area boasts many beautiful homes in good neighborhoods, a great selection of public and private schools, as well as prestigious colleges and universities. Living costs in Springfield are 14% lower than the Massachusetts average. Other popular towns that our providers choose to live in are Longmeadow, Amherst and Northampton, MA as well as the Connecticut towns of Enfield, Suffield and Granby.

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