DATE POSTED: May 10, 2022
JOB STATUS: Full-Time / Exempt
JOB LOCATION: Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI
FUNCTION AND LOCATION: This position is located at Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital of Kaua’i Region Healthcare Enterprises. The Kaua’i Region Healthcare Enterprises is a 501c3 tax exempt organization of which the HHSC –Kaua’i Region is its sole member. The HHSC Kaua’i Region consists of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and Kaua’i Region Clinics, which are part of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.
The Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology is responsible for overseeing all obstetric and gynecological services delivered at HHSC Kaua’i Region, Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital, including prenatal, antenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal services, gynecological surgery and the obstetric and gynecology residency program. The Medical Director of OB/GYN will provide strong leadership, expanding the Department’s clinical and research programs, assist in recruiting high caliber talent into the organization, and promoting quality of care. They will support the provision of a strong customer service orientation toward patients, affiliated physicians, and referring community physicians. The Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology is supervised by the Regional Chief Medical Officer (RCMO), position no. 109715, or its designee.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine/osteopathy with a Doctor of Medicine/Osteopathy degree and completion of a residency program accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association.
Licensure: Possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Hawai’i;
Physician shall be duly licensed and qualified as a doctor of medicine or osteopathy to practice medicine in the State, and shall be approved for Active Staff membership and clinical privileges on the Medical Staff of the Hospital in accordance with the Hospital’s Medical Staff bylaws and Rules and Regulations. Physician shall also be approved for, and maintain throughout the term of this Agreement, Active Medical Staff membership and appropriate clinical privileges at the Hospital. Physician is further required to maintain membership in good standing in Kaua’i Medical Associates, an independent physician association;
Current registration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and a current State Controlled Substance license from the State of Hawai’i Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED).
Certifications: Board certification in OBGYN with preferably a focus on hospitalist training.; Must be credentialed by the HHSC Kaua’i Region Medical Staff department prior to employment;
Provide current certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS) in Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification from the American Heart Association.
Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of managerial experience and at least five (5) years of OBGYN physician experience with proven clinical skills and experience which demonstrate:
- Strong clinical knowledge and competence
- Knowledge of process improvement processes and approaches
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Strong communications and relationship-building skills
- Ability to organize work, prioritize, and multi-task
- Ability to think Strategically;
Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the quality, financial, managerial, and marketing aspects of hospital medicine.
DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
Applicants must demonstrate high degree of personal integrity; skill and dedication in patient care; collaborative approach to relationships and problem solving; technical skills in quality assurance and performance improvement; knowledge and understanding of the CMS standards and process; effective written and verbal communication; competency and professionalism as a medical practitioner; and basic understanding of medical care/hospital reimbursement systems and practices.
Familiarity with standards, regulations, requirements of Medicare, Medicaid, The Joint Commission, procedures used in surveillance and control of hospital infections desired.
Confidential and Sensitive Information: Because candidates have access to personal and professional data regarding individual employees and their families, personal data regarding individual patients and the families, and/or sensitive company financial data, an essential job result is the maintenance of a high level of confidentiality of the information processed by the employee. Violation of this confidence may result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.
Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.
- Moderate physical effort (life/carry up to 25 lbs.)
- Occasional prolonged standing/walking
- Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
- Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment
- Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
- Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
- Color Vision: ability to distinguish and identify different colors.
- May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
- Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
- Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
- Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
- Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances
- Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, illness, injury and death)
- Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
- Handles emergency or crisis situations
- Subject to many interruptions
- Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
- Requires judgement/action which could result in the death of a patient
- Handles absentee replacement on short notice
Tools, Equipment & Machines
- Personal computers & associated software
- Common office equipment (typewriter, photocopier, facsimile, adding machines)
- Diagnostic equipment
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.
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