Grinnell Chamber

Medical Director

Part time
Posted: 10/06/2023
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



The Medical Director will be a leader in the creation of a patient-centric, physician-driven organization through the development, implementation, and oversight of systems and processes that ensure the highest quality of care, patient safety, and evidence based medical standards are practiced at GRMC. In a dyad model of leadership with the CEO, the GRMC Medical Director will: Promote patient centric care models; Support high performing medical group as well as network providers; Provide oversight and guidance on best clinical outcomes and care coordination while supporting the sustainability of the organization. In addition to the part time leadership responsibilities, this physician will also serve as a practicing provider in the hospital and/or clinics.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a  Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022  by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience  a culture  guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive  Total Rewards  program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and  development opportunities  is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


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Operational Functions

· Engage providers in enhancing the patient experience through best practices, accountability, transparency and continuous improvement activities.

· Foster a positive culture amongst the medical staff and across the organization.

· Develops and implements performance improvement strategies.

· Serves as a member of the Senior Management Team.

· Demonstrates leadership in the development and implementation of programs and strategies to meet organizational needs related to the Medical Staff and quality patient care.

· Assists the Medical Staff and hospital management in fulfilling their obligations to each other and their responsibilities to patients for the provision of quality care.

· Works closely with the Medical Staff President and other physician leaders, including Department and Committee Chairs.

· Works collaboratively with providers and hospital leadership to develop and implement initiatives that improve the quality and cost effectiveness of medical care.


Relationship Building

· Is responsive to the concerns and needs of Medical Staff members; fosters and contributes to a close and mutually beneficial relationship between the Medical Staff and hospital management.

· Assists management in all matters related to the Medical Staff and health care issues, including addressing provider disruptive behavior; constructing creative solutions to issues.

· Serves as liaison between the Medical Staff and management; specifically representing clinical interests to management.

· Initiates, coordinates, and assists in ongoing Medical Staff/hospital management projects and activities.

· Assists the Medical Staff in achieving its short- and long-term objectives by planning and overseeing the implementation of appropriate programs.

· Coordinates Medical Staff committee activities and provides appropriate staff, leadership, and guidance for such activities.

· Responsible for compliance within areas of responsibilities to include credentialing of the Medial Staff and adherence to Medical Staff Bylaws as required by regulatory agencies, i.e. DNV, CARF, CMS, DIA, etc.

· Serves as consultant to HIM department and assists in the ongoing initiatives to improve clinical documentation.

· Participates in the recruitment and retention of Medical Staff.

· Serves as a liaison with outside organizations regarding medical information, education, and public relations.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria

· Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.




Minimum Requirements:

  • Board certification is required.
  • Minimum 3 years of clinical experience.
  • Hold a current non-restricted license in the state of Iowa.
  • Knowledge in all aspects of medical care delivery, hospital and Medical Staff operations.
  • Works independently.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in peer medical review with an integrated health system or health plan is preferred.
  • Must have experience in one or more of the following hospital or health plan committees: Utilization Management, Quality Improvement, Credentials, Bylaws, Medical Records
  • Strong interpersonal skills; is adept at establishing credibility and building strong relationships with physicians.


  • Area of Interest: Physicians and Medical Residents;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: .5;
  • Department: Administration;
  • Shift: Exempt - 20 hours a week;
  • Job ID: 138236;

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