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Chair, Hospital Medicine

Dartmouth Health
Keene, New Hampshire
Closing date
Aug 7, 2024

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Hospital Medicine
Position Type
Chair / Chief / Department Head
Full Time
Organization Type
Hospital / Medical Center
Employment Type

Cheshire Medical Center, part of the Dartmouth Health system, is seeking its next Chair of Hospital Medicine.  This role reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer and provides oversight for the clinical and administrative functions of Hospital Medicine.

The Chair of Hospital Medicine position is 0.5 FTE administrative and 0.5 FTE clinical (equal to 7 shifts per month).  The Chair oversees a staff of 20 FTE, including both physicians and advanced practice providers.  Dedicated nocturnists are part of the group, and administrative support is provided to the Chair.

Hospitalists touch about 95% of the patients seen at Cheshire Medical Center. A successful candidate will be someone who is attentive to quality and maintains strong relationships both across departments at Cheshire Medical Center and throughout the Dartmouth Health system.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years in practice as a Hospitalist
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated leadership experience
  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine
  • Ability to maintain medical licensure in the state of New Hampshire

Responsibilities of this Chair role include:

  • Writing and reviewing policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Occurrence report and patient grievance report management
  • Quality assessment and quality metric oversight
  • Participation in the recruiting, credentialing, and onboarding new providers
  • Oversight of OPPE/FPPE/corrective action plans for providers
  • Case reviews and peer reviews
  • Yearly evaluations of overseen providers
  • Budgeting responsibilities in partnership with the Operations team
  • Performance improvement initiatives

About Cheshire Medical Center:
Cheshire Medical Center is a 169-bed, community hospital with the mission of leading its community to optimal health and wellness through clinical and service excellence and compassion for every patient. It is the 14th hospital to be named an American Hospital Association “Living the Vision” awardee (2013) and is the 2010 New Hampshire Healthcare Business of the Decade. With a vision focused on continual health outcome improvement, Cheshire Medical Center strives to remain a sustainable regional resource. Cheshire Medical Center is a member of the Dartmouth Health system.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene comprises the majority of the Cheshire medical staff. It is a 240 physician and advanced practice provider, multi-specialty community practice and a division of the Dartmouth–Hitchcock Clinic based in Lebanon, NH. This diverse group of professionals is committed to quality and patient safety, continuous process improvement and clinical measurement. The Clinic is a nationally recognized leader in population health and the patient-centered medical home care delivery model. It is innovative and collaborative in its use of integrative medicine, value-based care, accountable-care models and electronic health records.

The community of Keene is a picturesque, college town in the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire. The cost of living, stable real estate market, and excellent schools and neighborhoods makes Keene an ideal place to call home.

About Dartmouth Health:
Dartmouth Health is New Hampshire’s largest, and only academic, health system. Dartmouth Health serves patients from across northern New England and provides access to more than 1,800 providers. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Dartmouth Cancer Center, the Dartmouth Health Children’s hospital, 5 member hospitals, 30 ambulatory clinic locations across the region, a Visiting Nurse Association, and the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care.

At Dartmouth Health, we believe that the diversity of our patients, people, and community shows a strength we support and celebrate. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone to thrive, honoring all within our organization and the communities we serve. Our belief is simple and actionable: Dartmouth Health is better when we embrace each other with open hearts and minds, confront our biases, and take a stand for equity and inclusion.

Candidates are requested to supply a CV and cover letter for this search.

All application material should be submitted online or emailed to:
Carrie Moore, DBA, CPRP
Executive Recruiter, Dartmouth Health
[email protected]  

Dartmouth Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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