Opportunity Details

Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine


Associate Professor

Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Physician - Missouri Baptist Medical Center Emergency Department

Medical Director Leadership Opportunity Announcement

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking candidates to serve as Medical Director at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center Emergency Department. The emergency department cares for adults in a specialized area in collaboration with Washington University physicians and sees almost 39,000 patients annually.

Missouri Baptist is the first and only hospital in St. Louis County to be named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), lending to its high nurse retention rates. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area and #3 in the State of Missouri.

The campus includes state-of-the art patient towers, a nature trail and healing garden to provide patients with a holistic healing environment in any situation from complex births to post-surgery and critical care.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations, with annual net revenues over $6 billion and more than 30,000 caregivers in the greater St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Southeast Missouri regions. BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in urban, suburban, and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.

The Medical Director will facilitate optimal clinical operations of the Missouri Baptist Medical Center ED and maintain strong collaborative relationships with nursing and hospital leadership, and consultant services. Broad duties of the Medical Director are outlined below. The Medical Director will be part of the administrative on-call team to help troubleshoot clinical operations issues.

Selected candidates will attend the ACEP Medical Directors’ course (if not already completed). Administrative support (i.e., reduction from fulltime clinical hours) will be available for the position.

Missouri Baptist ED Medical Director Duties:

Clinical and Service Operations
• Collaborate with ED nursing leadership, emergency physicians and advanced practice provider (APP) staff, and hospital administration to ensure the ED care delivery model achieves high quality emergency care and evolves to match the needs of the patients, the department, the hospital, and the community.
• Develop, maintain, update, and implement departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.
• Ensure providers are aware of and compliant with departmental, hospital, and medical staff policies.
• Work to ensure that medical staff policies support the department and hospital vision for ED care.
• Assist with coordinating staffing and scheduling of physicians and APPs, including sick call.
• Perform quality assurance and lead improvement initiatives within the department.
• Serve as chair or co-chair of the Emergency Services Committee or its equivalent.
• Provide input into the operating and capital budgets of the department.
• Monitor patient experience and patient flow. Design and implement process improvement strategies to improve and optimize these areas.

• Monitor ED-related regulatory issues and ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.
• Educate staff on regulatory issues and requirements.
• Prepare for and participate in accreditation or certification surveys involving the ED.

Liaison Relationships
• Investigate and respond to patient complaints or grievances related to patient care (physicians or APPs).
• Work to ensure effective communication between ED physicians and APPs and other hospital medical staff.
• Have membership in or chair hospital committees as appropriate. These may include a medical staff executive committee and committees for disaster preparedness, critical care, quality improvement, case management, risk management, utilization review, etc.
• Serve as community and media representative when necessary in collaboration with hospital administration and public relations department.

• Establish a process for, and participate in, the recruitment of qualified emergency care providers including key nursing personnel.
• Ensure appropriate credentialing, orientation, and training of providers in compliance with hospital policies and consistent with departmental needs.
• Maintain knowledge of facility human resources (HR) policies and procedures and work with HR and legal team when necessary.

Risk Management
• Participate in risk management activities including communication with facility legal representative(s) concerning relevant departmental issues. Work with ED staff to identify and mitigate areas of high risk.

• Identify and participate in, and/or provide opportunities for, ongoing focused education courses for/by the ED staff, as appropriate to the staff, patient population, and facility needs.
• Additional teaching or supervisory responsibilities may exist in teaching facilities.

The optimal candidate is an MD or DO, board certified in Emergency Medicine. Prior experience as a Medical Director in a community based hospital or academic center is preferred.

Candidates must be ABEM/ABOEM certified.

Interested candidates, please send an updated CV and a letter describing your interest and how this role helps fulfill your career objectives to Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS, the BJC HealthCare Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine by September 1, 2023. Submissions should be emailed to: adeoye@wustl.edu

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS




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