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
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
In addition to the above requirements listed in the Education section above, active clinical practice for at least two years.
Current, unrestricted Connecticut naturopathic physician license. Active credentialing by the Yale Medical Group as needed.
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.