A Highly Visible Role in the Hospital
For those considering a future as a physician executive, this role is an excellent professional development opportunity! As a Medical Director of Advisory Services, you will work elbow-to-elbow with physicians, staff, hospital leadership, and utilization management personnel to provide direct education and support in key areas including patient status, clinical documentation, compliance, and utilization management (UM).
Our physician advisors are trained in best practice clinical documentation and workflows, concurrent, secondary reviews, and performance improvement. This role provides the opportunity to use your clinical expertise away from the bedside. A rewarding part of being a physician advisor is providing continuous improvement feedback through physician-to-physician education.
- Act as a bridge between medical staff and case management, interpreting the most complicated UM issues and serve as an expert resource for other clinicians
- Ensure clinicians receive proper credit for the work they do through improved documentation
- Impact hospital health and support fellow physicians
Join A Collegial Practice Where You Will Thrive
With the Sound Advisory Services clinical management team's support, you will expand your knowledge, drive value, and steward the well-being and financial stability of the hospital. A medical director of advisory services is a highly visible leadership opportunity for a motivated and engaged physician with a minimum of 3 years of inpatient medicine and advisory experience required. Board certification (base specialty) recognized by ABMS or ABQAURP - Hospitalist, intensivist, or emergency medicine experience preferred.
- Quality of Life: Monday through Friday and no call
- Benefits: Comprehensive Sound Physicians benefits package including 15 paid days off
- Education: CME allowance, paid CME time off, and a comprehensive training and onboarding program
- Development: Mentoring from the Sound Advisory Services clinical leadership team
We deliver high-quality case reviews and audit defense services to our partner hospitals while driving measurable changes to compliance, and key metrics such as case mix index and length of stay.
Location and Lifestyle
St. Joseph Medical Center, part of the CHI Franciscan Health Network, is a 374-bed, not-for-profit hospital that offers comprehensive, high-quality healthcare services with a "caring touch". Medical services include cancer care, orthopedics, women's health, cardiac, surgery, hospice and palliative, vascular, pregnancy and childbirth, and neurosciences. St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Care, has earned the Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, and earned the prestigious 3-Star rating for excellence in Thoracic Oncology surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Located on the banks of the Puget Sound, and 25 minutes southwest of Seattle, Tacoma a commutable distance to Mount Rainer National Park. With breathtaking scenic hiking, biking, and walking trails, the city is known as one of the "most walkable cities in the country." The city boasts a vibrant and revitalized downtown, which features many fine restaurants, eating establishments, shopping, cultural attractions, and historic landmarks. Tacoma features a growing economy with international and local businesses, healthcare, thriving communities, and schools. Schools of higher learning include several high-ranking colleges, technical schools, and many private and public schools including the Tacoma School of the Arts.