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System Medical Director of Hospital Medicine

Northeast Georgia Health System is seeking a strategic and visionary System Medical Director of Hospital Medicine to join its growing team of 105 inpatient medicine providers to serve both administratively and clinically. This healthcare system service line leader will help develop strategy, ensure programmatic growth, recruit staff and support Internal and Family Medicine residency programs. This leader will foster a culture of clinical excellence, intellectual curiosity, and mutual support within NGHS. The Medical Director will be actively involved in the clinical practice of internal medicine.

 Education, Training, & Experience

  • MD or DO
  • Board Certified Internal Medicine.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a medical director of hospital medicine or similar experience
  • Advanced business degree or leadership training preferred.
  • Additional certifications in the areas of quaility, utilization, or process improvement is desirable.
  • Ability to obtain an active medical license in the state of Georgia.
  • Demonstrated potential for building strong programs.
  • A successful record of accomplishment in recruitment and development of faculty.
  • Ability to build and lead teams, as well as relationships with referring physicians and other departments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in group settings and one-on-one.
  • A strong commitment to patient safety, quality scores and DNV standards.

Personal Traits

  • Strategic in orientation, with a positive and clear vision for the future of inpatient medicine.
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to inspire and align staff.
  • A strong communicator and diplomat with a confident style, genuine and able to inspire and effectively communicate with wide and diverse audiences at all levels of the organization and externally.
  • Values and supports all aspects of the core mission of the institution, including clinical care, education, research and service.
  • Analytical and data driven; ability to use metrics to support key decisions.
  • A strong track record of integrity, credibility and a demonstrated capacity to build trusting relationships, and a positive and transparent management style that seeks to share information and welcomes input from stakeholders into the decision-making process.
  • A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to take an institutional view.
  • Demonstrated political acumen and the necessary skills to constructively balance the interests of diverse stakeholders.

Inpatient Medicine Service Line & Role Overview

  • NGHS is anchored by Northeast Georgia Medical Center's four hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton, NGMC Barrow and NGMC Lumpkin – with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties.
  • Allocation of effort is 80% Administrative & 20% Clinical.
  • Inpatient Medicine group consists of 105 providers across four campuses.
  • Has leadership responsibility of the 4 campus medical directors.
  • EMR Platform - EPIC

Benefits of Working at Northeast Georgia Health System

  • Excellent Compensation and Benefits package
  • Sign-on Bonus & Relocation Available
  • Malpractice Coverage Provided
  • NGHS is a Teaching Hospital with a growing GME program 
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals – Healthgrades
  • Recognized in recent years as Georgia’s #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women’s care and more
  • Thriving economy and low cost of living
  • Endless Outdoor Activities including hiking, biking, and world-class water sports on Lake Lanier  
  • Short Commute only 45 minutes to Atlanta and 45 minutes to the North Georgia Mountains
Please email CV to Nicholas Benton, Director of Physician Recruitment Nicholas.Benton@nghs.com 


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