Vice Chair, Clinical Operations

Jefferson Health | Philadelphia, PA

Permanent Position


The Department of Family and Community Medicine (“DFCM”) at Jefferson Health is seeking a Family Medicine physician to fill the newly created position of Vice Chair for Clinical Operations (Vice Chair). DFCM operates ambulatory primary care clinics at multiple sites in the Philadelphia area. Its largest site, at 833 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia, is a complex, primary care urban practice with over 100,000 annual visits across all sites of care. This individual will work closely with the Senior Clinical Primary Care Administrator to provide strategic and operational oversight for all of the Department’s primary care patient care activities, which includes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of a large urban academic family practice. In addition, the Vice Chair will be the principal DFCM physician partner to his/her counterpart in the Department of Medicine (DOM) in advancing a new Jefferson primary care model. S/he will bring contemporary experience and leadership in effective clinical operations, population health, ambulatory quality improvement and change management to this key role. A comprehensive appreciation of healthcare trends, specifically the shift from volume to value-based care and its effects on the primary care environment will be essential. This position requires strong and effective physician leadership to drive overall Departmental and enterprise primary care goals for primary care. The Vice Chair must work collaboratively with enterprise and Departmental leaders, the Department’s primary care partners in DOM, peers, direct reports, and clinicians to ensure that DFCM fulfills its clinical care mission. S/he must be an advocate for the Department and its internal and community stakeholders and an effective ambassador for the Family and Community Medicine clinical care delivery system.


The Vice Chair for Clinical Operations is the senior physician responsible for the effectiveness of clinical operations within DFCM, as well as, the primary Departmental partner with DOM leadership in the broader collaborative primary care effort at Jefferson. Reporting to the Department Chair, Christine Arenson MD, the Vice Chair is charged with defining the ambulatory practice model, driving teamwork and standardization to ensure effective and high-quality patient care, and maximizing patient, staff, and faculty satisfaction. In partnership with the Senior Clinical Primary Care Administrator and DFCM Departmental Administrator, s/he will sponsor operational improvements by aligning values, accountabilities and incentives within a collaborative team model of care. This position represents a growth opportunity for the selected candidate within Jefferson Health. The Vice Chair will participate in the development and evolution of Jefferson primary care as a visible and influential Departmental ambassador for primary care clinical strategies at the system level. The Vice Chair will work closely with the Senior Clinical Primary Care Administrator and DFCM Departmental Administrator to establish and maintain business relationships within Jefferson’s highly matrixed organizational and network model. S/he is expected to effectively interact with key leaders within DFCM and Jefferson Health to ensure seamless clinical care operations that support the patient experience and delivery of the highest level of patient care.

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations

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For additional questions, please contact: Janet Clifford or Annette Cooke at 781-938-1975 or Stephen Blattner, MD MBA at 207-233-8521. All contact with ZurickDavis will remain strictly confidential.

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