Physician – OBGYN Residency Practice Medical Director – Grand Rapids

Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health’s Women’s Health Service Line is seeking a dynamic and accomplished leader to work in an outpatient academic setting as Medical Director for our thriving OBGYN Residency Practice. Located in downtown Grand Rapids on the Medical Mile, enjoy a Monday-Friday work week, with no weekend or holiday obligations. Working alongside two other physicians and three certified nurse midwives, you and your colleagues will promote and provide clinical education for 32 OBGYN residents during their outpatient continuity practice and will be the clinical leader for the practice.

Candidates with a passion for health equity and inclusion and who exude positivity and advocacy will thrive in this role! We require OBGYN board certification with a minimum of three years of past teaching experience. 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, the second largest city in the state, is an urban community based in West Michigan, only 35 minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan! Grand Rapids boasts top rated public and private schools and is home to several professional sports teams. There are several colleges and universities in the area. Grand Rapids offers numerous recreational and cultural activities and has a thriving restaurant and brewery scene!

The Lead Physician responsibilities and performance expectations are set forth in the following categories:

  • Leadership
  • Growth
  • Quality, Safety & Clinical Innovation
  • Development of People
  • Patient Service and Perception of Care
  • Finance
  • Academic and Faculty Affairs

Annual goals and deliverables will be developed with the Department Chief and/or Division Chief, and success of the Lead Physician will be predicated on goal attainment. The position includes approximately 90% to 95% clinical care and 5% to 10% administrative work. The position includes the obligation to serve on one committee of the Group, Department or Division if requested by the Department Chief.

Essential Functions

  • I. Responsible and accountable for the following:
  • Leadership
  • Demonstrate personal character
  • Uphold, by example and by coaching, the Code of Excellence of the Spectrum Health Medical Group
  • Act at all times in a fiduciary role for the Medical Group, the System, and on behalf of our patients
  • Sustain clinical leadership
  • Demonstrate a high level of skill, expertise and experience in patient care processes.
  • Have and use a broad and deep knowledge base that is contemporary with the latest medical scientific evidence.
  • Lead by example in the development of an evidence-based, multidisciplinary care approach.
  • Set the direction for the Practice
  • Communicates a clear vision
  • Demonstrates an understanding of community and patient needs and expectations
  • Aligns his/her performance and enlists the commitment and performance of others to attain the envisioned future state
  • Mobilize individual commitment
  • Builds collaborative relationships through support and encouragement, rather than through criticism
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to share power and control
  • Listens
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to involve others and elicit participation
  • Empowers and engages colleagues and associates, and strengthens them by sharing power and information
  • Creates opportunities for people to contribute their strongest personal talents to the team effort
  • Coach, mentor, and educate other physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and staff towards the effective implementation of the means to reach the targets and goals of the Division/program.
  • Identify clear expectations for performance and hold physician accountable for their actions.
  • Consistently provide open feedback, with clear, direct and concise information to support personal performance.
  • Engender organizational capability
  • Build organizational infrastructure by demonstrating formal leadership capable of integrating, resourcing, and orchestrating activities of various project teams
  • Align the organization with its strategy
  • Fully commit to the long-term strategy of building a valuable organization
  • Leverage diversity by resolving conflicts diplomatically and identifying a common ground
  • Advocate partnering and collaboration as preferred styles of behavior
  • Develop the various strengths in colleagues and associates
  • Deploy and develop teams through cross-fertilization of best practices and provision of frequent feedback that helps improve team performance
  • Support the design and development of human resources systems, including especially performance management and training and development
  • Make change happen as a catalyst and manager of strategic change, especially by using the inputs and ideas of others as stimuli for change.
  • Growth
  • Achieve focused growth of the Practice in alignment with the Medical Group strategic plan
  • Establish & achieve annual volume targets in respect to encounters, wRVUs, and new patient visits, as well as other growth targets that may be established
  • Ensure that barriers to physician and mid-level practitioner and associates’ productivity are minimized
  • Collaborates with executive leadership to plan, design, develop and implement strategic and annual facilities plans
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation, including Recruitment
  • Participate in development of an annually updated Department strategic plan. This plan should describe enhanced program reputation and growth, and unique, innovative approaches to the achievement of superior quality, service, safety and financial outcomes.
  • Participate in the development of a plan for adequate resources to achieve the short term and long term strategic goals and objectives of the Department/program, including growth and new program development.
  • As appropriate, develop research goals and implementation plan including integration with clinical initiatives
  • Participates in development of orientation for new physicians
  • Participates in the orientation for new physicians of the Division and Clinical Site
  • Contributes to the development of the Talent Development Program for Physicians
  • Quality, Safety and Clinical Innovation
  • Ensure that the Practice meets federal and state regulatory requirements, as well as accreditation standards
  • Ensure that the Practice meets all payer contract requirements in respect to quality incentives and obligations
  • Ensure that the Practice evaluates and improves the performance of its professional staff and care teams compared to current standards of care of the community and of the professional societies
  • Ensure that the Practice develops and sustains a culture of safety, and establishes safety as an system property
  • Plan, develop and implement the Practice’s Annual Plan for Quality, Safety and Clinical Innovation, in support of the Medical Group’s Annual Plan
  • Lead the implementation of initiatives in evidence-based medicine and the incorporation of the methods of safety science into patient care practices, engaging all staff, especially physicians and nurses.
  • Development of People
  • In collaboration with the Department and Division Chief, develop and implement a Practice Annual Plan for physician leadership development
  • Contribute to the Professional Standards Committee’s annual plan for training and development of the Medical Group’s associates
  • Implement a formal periodic performance evaluation of the Practice’s professional staff in alignment with the Medical Groups Professional Standards Committee and the Medical Staff of the appropriate Hospital
  • Ensure the participation and guidance of the physician leadership of the Practice in the management of performance of the associates
  • In collaboration with the Finance Committee of the Board and its subcommittees, and with the Department and Division Chiefs, ensure equitable annual compensation of the professional staff of the Practice in their fulfillment of the clinical, administrative, teaching and research missions
  • Collaborate with the Department Chief and Academic Chair in the management of physician performance to ensure individual physician productivity, clinical quality, positive patient perception, appropriate resource utilization, adherence to the group’s ethical and legal standards, appropriate relationship with colleagues and staff, and (as appropriate) involvement in teaching and research activities.
  • Patient Service and Perception of Care
  • Ensure the Practice adopts robust measurements of patients’ perception of care and services, in alignment with the Medical Group, and that the Practice achieves annual performance goals for patients’ perception of care
  • Finance
  • I n collaboration with the Board and the executive team, establish the Five Year Forecast, and Annual Plan of financial performance goals of the Practice
  • Achieve the Five Year Forecast and Annual Plan goals of the Practice through expense management and optimum revenue cycle management
  • In collaboration with the Finance Committee, ensure optimum management of compliance and risk
  • Academic and Faculty Affairs
  • If requested by the Academic Chair of the Department,
  • Ensures an appropriate clinical learning environment for the training of medical students, residents, or fellows
  • Participates in, or supports the participation of the Clinical Site’s professional staff in, faculty development programs of the Department or the MSU College of Human Medicine


  • Required Bachelor’s Degree
  • Required Doctorate MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathy)
  • At least four years experience in clinical practice, preferably in a medical group setting. Required
  • Experience in leading project teams and a commitment to develop as a physician leader. Required
  • Course work in medical management, quality improvement, safety science, data analysis, business administration, change management, negotiation and health law. Preferred
  • LIC-Physician (MD) – STATE_MI State of Michigan Upon Hire required Or
  • LIC-Osteopathic Physician (DO) – STATE_MI State of Michigan Upon Hire required
  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) – AHA American Heart Association 90 Days required Or
  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) – ARC American Red Cross 90 Days required
  • CRT-Adv Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – AHA American Heart Association If required by specialty or stress test performed 120 Days required

Physical Demands

  • Pallet to Waist (6″ from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs
  • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs
  • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
  • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 5 lbs
  • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs
  • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
  • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 25 lbs
  • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 20 lbs
  • Sitting: Occasionally
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Forward Bend – Standing: Occasionally
  • Forward Bend – Sitting: Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation – Standing: Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation – Sitting: Occasionally
  • Squat: Seldom
  • Stair Climbing: Seldom
  • Crawling / Kneeling: Seldom
  • Reach – Above Shoulder: Occasionally
  • Reach – at Shoulder or Below: Occasionally
  • Handling: Occasionally
  • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Occasionally
  • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Occasionally
  • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Frequently
  • Visual Acuity ¹
  • [None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

Primary Location

SITE – 330 Barclay – Grand Rapids

Department Name

OB Gynecology – Residency Clinic – CHMG West

Employment Type

Full time


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An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.

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