Yale New Haven Health System

MEDICAL DIR - INTEGRATIVE MED

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
63688
Department
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Category
PHYSICIANS
Position Type
Part Time Non-Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
8
Work Schedule
DAYS
Work Days
MONDAY - FRIDAY
Work Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Work Shift
ADDITIONAL HOURS AS NEEDED.
Requisition ID
2017-16976

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The integrative medicine medical director will be responsible for providing evidence-based care in the following areas: counseling in dietary and lifestyle measures regarding symptom control and risk reduction, guidance surrounding the risks and benefits use of natural products/dietary supplements for symptom control and reducing risk of interactions with conventional care, guidance regarding stress reduction/mind-body therapies, provide expert guidance on the use (or contraindications) of other complementary therapies as clinically relevant (or desired by the patient). The integrative medicine medical directors clinical responsibilities will be limited to the below listed areas. The integrative medicine medical director will provide clinical care in independent clinic sessions. Patients will self-refer, or be referred to the integrative medicine director by YNHH physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and other healthcare providers as appropriate. Care will primarily be provided on an outpatient basis to Oncology, Musculoskeletal, and Pediatric patients in Smilow Cancer Hospital, the Musculoskeletal Center, and Children's Hospital. However, if authorized by one of the clinicians responsible for medical oversight listed above, this care will occur in outpatient and inpatient settings across YNHH, including offsite YNHH facilities, as appropriate. Medical oversight will be provided by the: 1. Chief Quality Officer, Smilow Cancer Hospital a. In the event the Chief Quality Officer is unavailable, the Medical Director of Ambulatory Clinics, Smilow Cancer Hospital will provide oversight. 2. Executive Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care 3. Pediatrician, as determined by the Chief of Pediatrics

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical Liaison
    • 1.1 Function as a liaison and advocate of Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH) and Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC), providing information regarding integrative medicine to staff and physicians: Staff: assist with establishing and maintaining an ongoing educational program for the SCH and CMC staff in order to provide necessary information regarding current practices and technologies. Physicians: establish and maintain an orientation and continuing education opportunities for the medical staff in order to provide necessary information regarding current diagnostic and therapeutic practice in the areas of integrative medicine.
  • 2. Regulatory
    • 2.1 Monitor regulatory issues affecting the SCH and CMC and identify required operational changes (i.e. regarding complementary and integrative therapies and/or practitioners).
  • 3. Operational Performance
    • 3.1 Participate in the development and implementation of the SCH and CMCs marketing strategy by completing 1-2 presentations to physicians and physician groups, and at least one annual presentation to the public.
  • 4. Quality Performance
    • 4.1 Provide continuous quality improvement, including case review, design and implementation of quality indicators such as: Patient satisfaction surveys Outcome measures Structure and/or process measures
  • 5. Policy
    • 5.1 Relates to staff and is responsive to: Any requests for new integrative medicine procedures and equipment or modification of existing ones. Complaints about services provided. Special problems or requests from staff members concerning integrative medicine.
  • 6. Research and Education
    • 6.1 Participates actively in the development and evaluation of both the didactic and clinical aspects of the curriculum. Collaborates with Yale University
  • 7. Community Outreach and Activities outside SCH, CMC, and Hospital
    • 7.1 Participates in appropriate professional organizations through membership and active participation.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Evidence/documentation of training and demonstrated expertise in the field of Integrative Medicine, specifically: Successful completion of Council on Naturopathic Medicine Education accredited residency OR evidence of two years of direct clinical practice in a Joint Commission or CMS accredited hospital or Academic Medical Center. Post-doctoral training for at least two years in an Academic Medical Center

 

EXPERIENCE

 

In addition to the above requirements listed in the Education section above, active clinical practice for at least two years.

 

LICENSURE

 

Current, unrestricted Connecticut naturopathic physician license. Active credentialing by the Yale Medical Group as needed.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

An experienced, able teacher within the medical disciplines. Possesses a basic understanding of organizational management.. Actively involved in the establishment of criteria to provide quality patient care.

 

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