Fairview Health Services Physician - VP Hospitalist, Community in Burnsville, Minnesota

Practice Description

The Hospitalist Medicine Vice President of Fairview/HealthEast Community Hospitalist programs is the accountable clinical leader for all hospital medicine programs across all system hospitals. Day to day responsibilities include: strategic planning for hospital medicine, leadership development in hospital medicine, clinical quality improvement, medical staff development, performance, physician engagement, and system performance. Represents department in pertinent internal and external meetings. Coordinates with system and site administrative teams on related matters. This position works closely with site hospital medicine medical directors, hospitalists

and clinicians, medical staff members, and other appropriate system partners to assure that systems and processes that support the patient / physician and clinical encounter and the overall patient experience are performing at a high level of proficiency.

Job Expectations:

  • Accountable for hospitalist services meeting targets for clinical quality, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, financial performance, and research and education.

  • Partners closely with designated University physician leader to support the academic mission within the domain to include research and education.

  • Work directly with site operational support and hospitalist administrator to ensure appropriate staffing is provided.

  • In collaboration with system hospitalist administrator and/or hospitalist operational support, is accountable for day to day operations of system hospitalist programs to achieve performance targets/metrics.

  • Mentor and hold accountable all staff within hospitalist programs.

  • Support professional development of all staff in hospitalist programs

  • Monitors patient satisfaction and resolves patient complaints in collaboration with hospital and system administration

  • Provides input to medical staff

  • Actively participates in recruitment, orientation, and retention to assure adequate staffing of hospital medicine services.

  • Ensures site participation, reporting and resolution occurs consistent with peer review process

  • Works collaboratively with system and hospital administration in the management of site operations.

  • Responsible for performance review of medical directors within the hospitalist program.

  • Supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of care system quality improvement initiatives for the domain and the hospitals.

  • Serves as a role model and sets a positive example. Leads in a manner that puts our patients and families first, promotes continuous quality improvement and Fairview values.

  • Attend medical leadership development courses and seminars.

  • Attend regular system lead hospitalist meetings

  • Attend leadership meetings.

  • Assist senior leaders in execution of Fairview strategies and tactics at level of hospitalist program

  • Actively participate or delegate other hospitalist in site governance and operational committees and councils as requested

  • Encourages utilization of Fairview care system whenever and wherever appropriate. Address opportunities to improve care system performance

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and serve as a role model for lean leadership utilizing principles and practices of the Fairview Operating System.

  • Jointly with other providers and through Site and Network operating committees, ensures that community, medical group, and hospital standards/guidelines of medical practice are maintained.

  • Collaborates with system leadership, hospital site leadership, service lines, domains and shared services leaders to provide leadership to quality initiatives, medical unit strategy, and operational plans including execution of hospital, domain, and service line strategies.

Organization Expectations, as applicable:

  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population serve

  • Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.

  • Communicates in a respectful manner.

  • Ensures a safe, secure environment.

  • Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.

  • Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.

  • Provides patient education based on assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.

  • Fulfills all organizational requirements

  • Completes all required learning relevant to the role

  • Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited ACGME Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency training program.

  • Board Certified/Board Prepared with the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association.

  • Licensed or ability to obtain Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Licensure.

  • Ability to obtain and /or maintain DEA certification for the State of Minnesota.

  • Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Masters in Medical Management, Masters in Healthcare Administration or Masters in Public Health


  • 10 years of medical practice including administrative and/or managerial experience.

Community Information

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-28836

Location Fairview Corporate

Profession Physician

Specialty Hospitalist