Southern Illinois Healthcare seeks Medical Director for SIH Medical Group

Southern Illinois Healthcare
Facility: Southern Illinois Healthcare 
Address: 1239 East Main 
Carbondale, IL 62901 
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Specialty: Administration
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Yes
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We have an exceptional opportunity to join the largest provider of healthcare services in the southern portion of Illinois (350,000 patients covering the southern 16 counties) as the Medical Director for the SIH Medical Group.

Capability/Traits and Job Duties Include:

  • Board Certified: Family Medicine or Internal Medicine preferred
  • 5 + years of experience in ambulatory medicine 
  • Superior clinical skills and decision-making abilities. Will work 80% administratively and 20% clinically
  • Collaborate with SIH VP Chief Quality Officer and QHP Chief Medical Officer on quality metrics for SIH Medical Group physicians and advance practice providers
  • Collaborate with SIH COO and SIH MG Physician Leaders on workflows to support achieving quality metrics for SIH Medical Group
  • Collaborate with SIH VP Chief Quality Officer on SIH MG quality of care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with executives, physicians, staff and patients
  • Ability to communicate with patients and families in a non-defensive, non-confrontational manner
  • Participate in standing SIH MG meetings
  • Attend one Regional Practice meeting monthly (Coordinate with COO on attending Monthly Provider Meetings)
  • Participate in Gemba Rounds at one SIH Medical Group practice site weekly
  • Monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care; Meets with SIMS Patient Relations staff on weekly basis to review patient complaints/risk issues for forwarding to physician review/MSQOC
  • Meet with patients/families as needed to address complaints/risk issues
  • Provide guidance and leadership for clinical performance guidelines of SIH MG
  • Provide input for quality and risk policies and procedures
  • Provide physician oversight clinical peer review
  • Oversee documentation and care planning
  • Develop physician leaders within SIH Medical Group
  • Support physician and midlevel education
  • Address physician clinical behavior and impairment issues
  • Provide education and guidance to SIH MG providers on evidence-based care and population health
  • Coach providers on achievement of excellent patient and physician engagement
  • Provide feedback to physician and APP on clinical performance
  • Directly reports to Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services
  • Works closely with SIH MG COO and Physician clinic site leaders

SIH offers:

  • Extremely competitive salary
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Student loan assistance
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • Paid vacation
  • CME plus allowance

About Southern Illinois Healthcare

Southern Illinois Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system, is dedicated to improving the health and well being of all of the people in the communities we serve.  With over 3,800 employees, SIH is the leading provider of healthcare services in southern Illinois.  Financially strong with engaged leadership and talented employees, SIH is committed to doing what’s best for our patients every day.  

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Memorial Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center and serves as the area’s regional referral center. Memorial specializes in obstetrics and tertiary services such as vascular, neurology, oncology and cardiology. Other features include:

  • 34,000+ ED encounters annually
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center and is the hub for the Prairie STAT Heart/STEMI program
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Labor & Delivery with Level II Plus nursery, caring for 2000+ babies annually
  • 24-hour Hospitalist program
  • Imaging center includes 128 Slice CT, 3T MRI, PET/CT, interventional radiology 
  • Newly expanded and modernized surgical center with new daVinci Xi
  • Hybrid OR
  • Comprehensive neuroscience program with neurology, neurocritical care, neurosurgery, interventional pain and physiatry
  • Family Medicine residency program, as well as General Surgery and Emergency Medicine residency rotations, through SIU School of Medicine
  • Commission on Cancer accredited program
  • Partnership with Prairie Cardiovascular
  • Cardiac services include cath lab, cardiac surgery, vascular, and rehab

Herrin Hospital

Herrin Hospital lies about ten miles to the east of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. It serves as our system’s center for Rehabilitation Services, Bariatric Surgery, and the Bone and Joint Institute for the system. Other features include:

  • 30,000 ED encounters annually
  • 24-hour Hospitalist program
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
  • Newly expanded and modernized surgical center
  • Acute Rehabilitation that partners with Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, previously known as Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Wound Center with hyperbaric chambers

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital

Purchased in 1995 from the ASC Health System, St. Joseph is the only Catholic facility in the Southern Illinois Healthcare family. A 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Murphysboro, St. Joseph's features include:

  • 9,000 ED encounters annually
  • Prairie STAT Heart activated hospital for rapid transfer of STEMI patients
  • Accredited sleep center with locations at the hospital and in Marion
  • Outpatient geriatric psych program
  • CT, MRI, bone density testing and ACR-certified ultrasound services
  • Certified cardio-pulmonary outpatient rehabilitation
  • Infusion Center
  • Wound Center with hyperbaric chambers

About Carbondale, Il

You will be living in beautiful southern Illinois, a hidden treasure in America’s heartland. The region is bounded by the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and dotted with accessible lakes nestled in the great hardwoods in the hills of the Shawnee National Forest. The area is rich with state parks, including famous Giant City State Park and Lodge, Garden of the Gods and Little Grand Canyon.

There is boating and sailing, fishing, hiking and rock climbing, winding horse trails, and miles of cycling paths. You can also tee up at over 25 golf-courses or take a trip on the southern Illinois wine trail where you can visit dozens of wineries and bed and breakfasts. Music festivals and local fairs are numerous and there are many historical attractions, unique shops and towns, and fine restaurants with local and international cuisine.

Home of Southern Illinois University
SIU, located in Carbondale, is a public research university, with a medical school, law school and business school. The Southern Illinois Salukis participate at the Division I level of intercollegiate athletics. SIU also offers a full schedule of theater, live music, opera and other events at historic Shryock Auditorium and modern McLeod Theater. Students come from all 50 states, and from over 100 countries. SIU is ranked in the top 5% of all US higher education institutions for research.

Additional Information
John A. Logan Community College is just 10 miles from SIU and currently has the lowest in-district tuition and mandatory fees rates in the state. It also offers many educational and cultural activities for the community.

Local shopping includes many quality, national stores and, in southern Illinois, you are only two hours from St. Louis, three hours from Nashville or Memphis and five hours from Chicago. It is also a great area for your children with exceptional schools, many of them newly built with above-average student assessment scores.

Climate is mild, with an extended and vibrant fall season, mild winters, and long, warm Spring seasons. Average rainfall is 47.21 inches, snowfall 11 inches, low temperature averages 44.9 degrees and high temperatures average 67.5 degrees.

Southern Illinois features big-city amenities with small-town charm - less traffic and pollution, fewer crowds, less crime, friendly people, and close-knit communities.  All of this quality lifestyle comes with a much lower cost of living. One may purchase a new home with a mortgage that is less than the rent of an apartment in most major cities. The average three-bedroom home costs $200,000. 

Practicing at SIH offers a great chance to become a “bigger fish in a smaller pond”, with more opportunity to earn a well-known reputation and stand out in your specialty.

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