Fairview Health Services VP Emergency Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Practice Description

The Emergency Medicine Vice President (VP) provides physician leadership and oversight for emergency medicine across the system and emergency physician practices and professional services contracts. Maintains a visible presence through regular daily rounding. Is the initial point of contact for concerns from physicians, staff, patients and families and determines/facilitates resolution of issues. Responsible for the implementation of policies, procedures and strategic plan.

Job Expectations:

  • Accountable for emergency medicine services across the system meeting targets for clinical quality, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, financial performance, research and education.

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Sets performance standards, reviews performance, provides coaching, feedback and recognition on job performance on an ongoing and timely basis.

  • Drives employee selection or partners on contracted provider selection, and ensures employees or contracted providers are orientated to the organization, business unit and position.

  • Prepares/assists in the budget and financial forecast and monitors for monthly variances. Identifies, recommends and implements changes that will improve productivity and/or financial performance.

  • Coordinates physician services in the Emergency Department across the system.

  • Works with site emergency medicine medical directors and site RN clinical directors in managing the day-to-day activities of Emergency Departments.

  • Works to develop a collaborative work environment with emergency physicians, ED staff and medical staff physicians.

  • Develops and implements short and long term goals and objectives for Emergency Departments.

  • Provides key leadership in strategic planning efforts to advance overall quality and patient care.

  • Participates in Medical Staff meetings and conferences. Participates in periodic programs on Emergency Medicine

  • Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.

  • Manages contracts for professional services for emergency medicine at those sites with contracted services. This includes contract negotiation, monitoring compliance with terms of contracts, performance of contracted groups, and management of performance payments.

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

  • Assures plans for immediate response, investigation, and resolution for issues of reported clinical performance issues, and/or disruptive behavior in Emergency Departments.

  • Provides medical leadership for government, regulatory and compliance visits and surveys in Emergency Departments.

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

Organization Expectations, as applicable:

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

  • 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 as 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 Emergency Medicine residency training program.

  • Board Certified 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

With 22 lakes in the city limits alone, Minneapolis combines a lush green environment with cosmopolitan sophistication. Music, theater and world-class art, history and culture museums thrive here alongside abundant sports and recreation opportunities. Sidewalk dining, abundant shopping, educational excellence and economic vitality combine to make Minneapolis an attractive city in which to live and work.


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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 2019-28861

Location Fairview Corporate

Profession Physician

Specialty Emergency Medicine