Pathology – Department Chair Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Department Chair, Pathology : Academic
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedH1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNegotiable


Trinity Health Of New England – the region's largest employer – is seeking its next Chair for the Department of Pathology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center located in Hartford, Connecticut.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Board Certified Pathologist with proven leadership experience to lead our dedicated team of nine Pathologists as Department Chair.

Primary responsibilities include:

Leadership / Citizenship:

  • Overall direction of the section
  • Compliance with bylaw requirements re: section meetings
  • Establish on call schedules
  • Credentialing of new providers
  • Provide leadership for the office's clinical and support staff
  • Support efforts to ensure that individuals and the practice meets performance expectations
  • Communicate key quality/operational data and support efforts to improve individual and office performance


  • Support leadership goals for access and growth of section
  • Support strategic initiatives, programs, protocols, and services
  • Ensure appropriate access to services for patients and referring providers
  • Facilitate the recruitment and onboarding of new physician, APRN, or PA clinical staff
  • Facilitate the implementation of business plans

Quality and Patient Experience:  

  • Re-credentialing of providers (OPPE)
  • Assist in risk management reviews or patient care concerns
  • Review/participate in OPPE/FPPE as needed
  • Work with IT and other support services of the hospital as needed to improve patient care
  • Ensures that the practice provides efficient, effective, and timely medical care
  • Monitor quality, access, and patient satisfaction metrics and supports PI efforts
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of work in the medical group, and respond to patient complaints concerning medical and when appropriate staff issues

Practice Operations:

  • Partner with clinical support staff, administration, and physician leadership as needed in support of organizational goals
  • Ensure efficient resource utilization, including best use of clinical best practices, evidenced-based medicine, and population health strategies
  • Facilitate office adherence to SFMG, Hospital, and accrediting/regulatory agency standards, policies and procedures
  • Ensure appropriate levels of medical coverage through proper scheduling and staffing

Finances and Revenue Cycle:

  • Review section hospital budget as needed
  • Work with leadership to submit capital budget items
  • Participate in any GDI initiatives
  • Partner with practice managers and leadership on annual budget targets
  • Partner with billing team and providers to ensure efficient, timely process for submitting bills
  • Enhance practice profitability through increased revenue per wRVU through accurate coding, denial management and payment reconciliation

Educations / Research:     

  • Participate in clinical education as needed
  • Organize grand rounds
  • Coordinate research activities as needed

Public Relations:    

  • Respond to requests for interviews and other external medial opportunities

The successful candidate will be Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. 5 – 10 years of related experience as a General Pathologist and oversight in a clinical laboratory environment is strongly preferred.

Candidates should also have the following: understanding of College of American Pathologists (CAP), FDA, JCAHO, NRC accreditation requirements; an energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image; knowledgeable of academic medical settings and a proven track record of successfully working in such settings; be a strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus; an intelligent, articulate team player who can relate to people at all levels of the organization and who possesses excellent communication skills.

Trinity Health Of New England is proud of its focus on collaborative team-based healthcare and employee wellness. Our practice model empowers our physicians to work at their highest level—and allows time for professional development and family life. Whether you are focused on providing outstanding patient-centered care or driven to grow into a leadership role, it’s time to join Trinity Health Of New England. 


Trinity Health Of New England offers a competitive base salary with additional incentives, an excellent benefits package, and a great work/life balance.


Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is a 617-bed acute care hospital in Hartford, Connecticut serving the north central Connecticut area since 1897. Part of Trinity Health Of New England, the region's largest health system, it is a high-performing Level I Trauma Center and an advanced tertiary care referral center with a robust group of consultants and specialists. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is also a major teaching hospital, academically affiliated with both the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. It offers opportunities to conduct clinical research and teach graduate and undergraduate medical and surgical learners.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is routinely ranked among the best in the nation for patient safety and quality of care. The hospital is frequently honored by some of the most prestigious organizations and groups, including Becker’s Hospital Review, CareChex® and WomenCertified®. In 2016, Saint Francis was ranked among Health Care’s Most Wired hospitals, selected by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, and recognized by HIMSS Analytics as an Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 organization. The hospital is also the proud recipient of multiple Women’s Choice Awards and is recognized as a Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. In addition, Saint Francis has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry–Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the fifth consecutive year, making it the only hospital in Connecticut to consistently achieve this exceptional care. These recognitions are a testament to the level of care, innovative treatment and attention to detail that Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center physicians and advanced practitioners provide to patients each day.

Trinity Health Of New England is just beginning its story. Formed in 2015, the regional ministry's roots date back more than 100 years. The region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit Catholic health system is a strategic partnership that includes Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut; and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Trinity Health Of New England serves a population of 3 million people with a singular patient focus: providing the best possible care, for the best possible outcomes. Focused on provider collaboration and rapidly growing, there are over 13,000 physicians, advanced practitioners and caregivers who, like you, put their patients above all else. This duality of progressive caregiving, combined with a deep commitment to meeting the needs of the most underserved in our communities, is a formula that resonates deeply with the legacies of our clinical partners in this region.

Trinity Health Of New England’s collaborative practice model empowers physicians to work at their highest level—and allows time for professional development and family life. Whether focused on providing outstanding patient-centered care, teaching the next generation of care providers or growing into a leadership role, it’s time to join Trinity Health Of New England.

As a member of Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan, one of the nation's largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems, Trinity Health Of New England is uniquely positioned to advance health care through alliances with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, and through its own research institutions dedicated to the development of primary care, new treatments for cancer and MS, and much more.


Hartford, Connecticut - The state capital, has a population of approximately 125,000 residents. Home to Armsmear, the historic residence of industrialist Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt revolver, Hartford now hosts major corporations, including Aetna, Cigna, United Technologies and Bank of America. It is also a city of neighborhoods—from “Little Italy” in the South End to the ornate homes of Keney Park to Upper Albany, known for its Caribbean restaurants. Hartford is home to the Mark Twain House & Museum, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the renowned Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Connecticut Science Center. Hartford has good public and private schools, as well as higher-education institutions, including Trinity College and the University of Connecticut. Hartford is served by major highways, Amtrak, Connecticut Transit and Bradley International Airport.

Practicing in Hartford, puts you in the heart of New England. This small city environment of 125,000 residents offers a tremendous selection of welcoming neighborhoods in which to live, excellent public and private schools, great restaurants, shopping, music, museums and historical areas. The central New England location puts you in close proximity to New York City and Boston with easy access to dependable air and rail services.

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

Facility & Address

  • Trinity Health Of New England - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Hartford CT 06105


Contact Information

Katrina Back, Recruitment


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