Medical and Surgical Directors of the Tisch Cancer Hospital

Employer
The Mount Sinai Health System
Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Medical and Surgical Directors of the Tisch Cancer Hospital 

The mission of the Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Hospital is to lead in the quality of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, guided by compassion and a commitment to equity, and empowered by discovery, innovation and education.  

Mount Sinai Health System has established the Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Hospital in an ambitious effort to transform the care and treatment of cancer patients. We are building a $150 million state-of-the-art cancer hospital that is expected to be completed by 2025, with single-bedded rooms, plus a series of innovative clinical spaces and a roof garden park where family members and visitors can rest and recharge.  

We are seeking two exceptional leaders to serve as the new Medical and Surgical Directors who will be responsible for operations and quality at The Mount Sinai Hospital on dedicated inpatient oncology units and for oncology patients on other inpatient units. The Medical and Surgical Directors of the Tisch Cancer Hospital will create seamless integration between inpatient oncology clinical care and the Tisch Cancer Institute research and teaching missions. 

The position descriptions are attached for your information. If you are interested in being considered for the Medical Director or the Surgical Director role, please send your CV and a one-page statement of interest to shema.patel@mssm.edu

Medical Director Job Description

Direct Reporting to:

  • MSH Hospital President for hospital affairs through the Director of Cancer Clinical Programs
  • Division Director of Hematology/Oncology for faculty-related, research and education of faculty and trainees

Roles/Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  1. Responsible for creating a seamless integration between inpatient oncology clinical care and the Tisch Cancer Institute’s research and teaching missions.
  2. Responsible for provider aspects of daily operations at The Mount Sinai Hospital oncology-dedicated inpatient units and for oncology patients on other inpatient units.  This hospital within a hospital will provide cutting-edge cancer care for solid tumors and hematologic cancers.  The Medical Director of the TCH will have overall responsibility for the delivery of word-class quality cancer medicine.
  3. Interacts with the Surgical Director of the TCH to further establish and enhance clinical care and the Tisch Cancer Institute’s research, and teaching missions.
  4. Provides oversight for the operations of the Oncology Care Unit.
  5. Establishes criteria with Chief Medical Officer and responsible for continuous quality improvement metrics and other KPI’s linked to advanced and compassionate cancer care, including, but not limited to:
    • LOS and excess days
    • Hospital-acquired infections, including CLABSI and CAUTI
    • Readmissions
    • Inpatient ranked oncology outcomes (e.g., discharge home)
    • Inpatient cancer mortality
    • Hospice utilization
    • Chemotherapy in the last 30 days of life.
  6. Coordinates and leads operational meetings to create and implement inpatient coverage models for oncology faculty, hospitalists and advanced practice providers in the TCH.
  7. Responsible for inpatient clinical performance evaluations, coaching and mentoring of oncology faculty, hospitalists and advanced practice providers in the TCH in partnership with their home departments.
  8. Interacts with Chief Resources Officer, Chief Pharmacy Officer, and the Chief Nursing Officer to coordinate optimal utilization of resources, including stewardship practices.
  9. Interacts with APP leaders (NP and PAs) to assure the highest level of integration and functioning of these providers in the inpatient services. 
  10. Interacts with Chief Medical Officer to educate, monitor and assure compliance with TCH clinical pathways and guidelines.
  11. Interacts with leadership of Patient Experience to educate, monitor, and assure compliance with patient experience initiatives within TCH.
  12. Interacts with Director of Hospital Medicine to further establish and enhance operations of the Oncology Hospitalist Service.
  13. Interacts with Director of the Institute for Critical Care Medicine to enhance communication and coordination with intensivists providing care to TCH patients.
  14. Works collaboratively with ambulatory practices, ED, hospital at home, hospice, etc to optimize transition of care.
  15. Serves as a liaison to the community to understand unmet needs and to promote programs that enhance equitable delivery of care.

Surgical Director Job Description

Direct Reporting to:

  • MSH President for hospital affairs through the Director of Cancer Clinical Programs

Roles/Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  1. Responsible for creating a seamless integration between inpatient surgical oncology and the Tisch Cancer Institute and other applicable departmental research and teaching missions.
  2. Proposes and implements strategies to expand and improve the worldwide reputation of TCH and making it the top choice for patients undergoing cancer surgery.
  3. Collaborate with surgical departments in identifying important recruits on a national basis (across surgical specialties).
  4. Responsible for provider aspects of daily operations at The Mount Sinai Hospital for TCH surgical oncology inpatients.
  5. Interacts with the Medical Director of the TCH to further establish and enhance clinical care and the Tisch Cancer Institute’s research, and teaching missions.
  6. Establishes criteria with Chief Medical Officer and responsible for continuous surgical oncology quality improvement metrics and other KPI’s linked to advanced and compassionate surgical and procedural cancer care, including, but not limited to:
    • LOS and excess days
    • Hospital-acquired infections, including surgical site infections, CLABSI and CAUTI
    • Readmissions
    • Inpatient cancer mortality
    • Palliative care referrals and hospice utilization
    • Other ranked oncology outcomes (e.g., discharge home)
  7. Responsible for inpatient clinical performance evaluations, coaching and mentoring of surgical oncology faculty in the TCH.
  8. Interacts with Perioperative leadership and Chief Resources Officer to coordinate optimal utilization of resources, including block time, perioperative capital planning and expense management.
  9. Interacts with Chief Medical Officer to educate, monitor and assure compliance with TCH surgical oncology pathways and guidelines.
  10. Interacts with leadership of Patient Experience to educate, monitor, and assure compliance with surgical and procedural patient experience initiatives within TCH.
  11. Interacts with Director of the Institute for Critical Care Medicine to enhance communication and coordination with intensivists providing care to surgical TCH patients.
  12. Coordinates development and philanthropic efforts of TCH related to surgical and procedural care, focusing on grateful patients and extramural sources of funding.
  13. Coordinates with Medical Director of TCH to align strategy and operations.
  14. Champions the rational transition of inpatient to ambulatory cancer surgery. Provides input into ambulatory surgery center strategy.
  15. Collaborates in the design and optimization of inpatient surgical unit care models for oncology patients.
  16. Participates in surgical oncology coordination with other Mount Sinai Health System hospitals and potential satellite locations.
  17. Reporting relationship to the relevant Departmental Chair for quality oversight of personally performed surgical practice.
  18. Serves as a liaison to the community to understand disparities in care and to promote equitable delivery of care.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. We advance medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation.

The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 free-standing joint-venture centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and among the top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Urology, and Rehabilitation.

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked among the Top 20 nationally for ophthalmology. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside as top 20 globally, and “The World’s Best Specialized Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Heart as No. 1 in New York and No. 4 globally and the Division of Gastroenterology as No. 3 globally. 

For more information, visit https://www.mountsinai.org or find Mount Sinai on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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The Tisch cancer Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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