Roles and Responsibilities Guidelines
The Medical Director is an experienced Senior Physician with a progressive clinical and administrative track record. As the most senior clinician and member of the corporate team, he will help in leading the development and implementation of NGHA’s clinical strategy, ensuring the delivery of evidence-based, cost-effective patient centred care in line with set objectives and goals.
Guidelines for Key Responsibilities and Activities
a)Managerial / Administration
- Leads the clinical staff and serves as a role model for professional excellence
- Advises the corporate team as required including structure and medical services
- Reviews department’s reports and suggests recommendations for improvements
- Involved in the development, review and implementation of the performance management system
- Fosters relationships with fellow medical leaders, academic and clinicians, and supports Department Head and Division Chiefs in championing the collaboration of research and exchange of ideas for best practice, helping to build the organization’s reputation for clinical excellence
- Involved in the development, approval and implementation of agreed clinical policies and procedures
- Participates in establishing a clear system of communication with the staff
- Attends relevant meetings including: Chair’s of Department and corporates’
- Leads on medical workforce planning as required
- Involved in Department chairs and Division Chiefs and assists in the appointment of other members of the Corporate Team as required
- Reviews collecting data on patient satisfaction and uses the information for strategic and operational planning
- Participates in budget planning and other financial management responsibilities as required
- Delegates responsibilities to the Chair’s of Departments as required
- Assumes additional administrative duties as requested by the Corporate Team
- Works with facility’s clinical leaders (allied heath, nursing and etc… ) to promote clinical excellence to ensure a good patient outcome.
c)Quality and Safety Responsibilities
- Helps develop and promote quality improvement initiatives and ensures that these are adopted
- Encourages the culture of regular audit.
- Promotes the establishment of clinical data collection systems throughout the organization. Work with Chair’s of Departments for managing and reporting data from their respective Departments.
- Agrees to a reporting system, investigating, and responding to incidents occurring within the hospital
- Promotes established infection control and health and safety policies and procedures
- Sponsors and promotes a culture of learning, development and continuous improvement
- Assists in the process of approving medical research projects
- Promotes participation in clinical research and encourages medical staff to publish. Assists in securing required resources
- Medical degree, and
- Master of Medical Management (MMM), or MBA is a plus, and
- American Boards, or Canadian FRCPC, or UK CCTCCST or Western Europe equivalent, or Australian boards, and
- Valid and current medical license/registration in North America, Western Europe, or Australia/New Zealand, and
- A minimum of 5-7 years post-specialty certification experience in a leadership role in a mid- to large-size hospital in North America, Western Europe, or Australia/New Zealand.
- Master of Medical Management (MMM), or MBA is a plus.
- Experience at a Childrenâs Hospital is a plus.