Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with its academic partner Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), is seeking its next Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine (EM). As the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England, the Emergency Department (ED) serves more than 130,000 patients each year and is a national model of excellence in emergency medicine. Building upon the Department’s rich history at BMC and its strong reputation in the Northeast, the Chair will have an opportunity to drive growth, accelerate the Department’s academic standing and enhance the program’s national footprint with the goal of advancing the Department into one of the top overall EM programs in the country.
BMC is an organization steeped in its mission of providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need. Emergency Medicine plays a critical role in living out this mission: providing an essential service to the community. The ED serves a large volume of patients with high-acuity needs, which naturally provides a rich learning environment for EM’s 12 residents per year. Nearly every aspect of the community’s health needs – from seasonal illness to trauma to substance use – is seen in the ED and it is virtually impossible to separate the Department from the community. As a result, the Chair must deeply understand the needs of the community; she/he will be expected to be an effective advocate and a visible leader by strengthening relationships outside of the hospital and maintaining a deep connection to the community and its members.
The Chair will serve as a significant contributor to efforts that will expand the reach and cohesiveness of the EM clinical enterprise. Providing overall operational and strategic direction, she/he will be personally responsible for promoting and maintaining excellence and integrity in patient care while enhancing the educational and research missions of the Department. The Chair must be prepared to accomplish these objectives by recruitment of additional providers as well as through partnerships and strategic alliances.
It is expected that the Chair will be a respected clinician, educator and mentor who encourages and supports the professional development of each faculty member and trainee. BMC seeks an effective leader who will inspire while driving the Department’s mission and programs. The Emergency Department, which impacts all clinical services in the health system, plays a central role in the overall operational success of BMC and as a result, the Chair will be a critical asset in contributing to the strategic direction of the organization. With a strong commitment from the BU School of Medicine and BMC, the Chair has a tremendous opportunity to set the vision for EM and lead the Department into its prosperous future.
The Chair will be expected to lead the Department in a manner that contributes to the success of BMC’s mission and exemplifies the qualities of leadership, collaboration, communication, and fairness. In addition to the above, the Chair will be specifically held accountable for the following:
*Assume a leadership position within the institution to foster and integrate emergency medicine services to meet the needs of the vast clinical enterprise;
*Contribute to the development and improvement of emergency medicine services and programs throughout the BMC health system;
*Develop the academic careers of existing faculty and recruit and mentor outstanding new faculty members;
*Identify collaborative relationships which can lead to productive development of innovative educational programs and research activities throughout the institution;
*Collaborate with faculty of other clinical departments in the continued development of the clinical enterprise and foster clinical research collaborations;
*Evaluate the current strengths of the Department, and identify areas for productive growth in clinical, educational and research programs
Boston Medical Center:
Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center, with more than 7,500 employees, 800 physicians and advanced practice providers, and 750 residents. It is an extraordinary community of health care providers devoted to the proposition that every person, regardless of his or her social or economic circumstances, deserves the best health care. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. As the largest safety net hospital in New England, Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care. Boston Medical Center is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England and is in the top 10 busiest in the United States. The Emergency Department had approximately 137,000 visits last year.
Boston Medical Center was formed in July of 1996 by the merger of Boston City Hospital and Boston University Medical Center Hospital. BMC has proven itself to be one of the few successful public-private hospital mergers in the United States because of the commitment of the university and the medical center to mutual success. BMC also reaches into the community as a founding partner of Boston HealthNet, a network of community health centers throughout the city some of which are under the hospital’s license. By combining a commitment to uncompromising excellence with a commitment to caring for those most in need, BMC has become a national model of care, and caring, for all.
*An MD, DO, or MD/PhD with a sustained record of clinical innovation, leadership and scholarship.
*Advanced degree in management preferred – MHA/MBA/MPH/M.ED.
*Recognition in the field of Emergency Medicine as evidenced by involvement in academic and clinical societies at a national level.
*Progressive administrative experience, preferably in a teaching environment.
Board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine.
For more information or to apply, contact Liz Nida (Korn Ferry) at [email protected]