The EM Administrative Fellowship is designed for physicians who have completed their Emergency Medicine Residency Program. This is a non-ACGME fellowship that provides mentored career development in Emergency Medicine Administration through training in clinical operations, quality improvement, research and scholarly activity, leadership, management, strategic planning, finances, staffing, risk management, knowledge translation, and interdisciplinary problem-solving. The Fellow will be exposed to all aspects of administrative, leadership and operational challenges from a county hospital within a large hospital system. Through committees, projects, training and mentorship related to QI and Patient Safety projects, clinical process improvement, finances and reimbursement, coding and billing, strategy and innovation, clinical research, risk management, observation medicine, and mid-level Provider management, the Fellow will develop a well-rounded portfolio. The Fellow will graduate with skills that will make him or her competitive for a position as assistant medical director / medical director / quality officer upon graduation.
The Fellowship is offered both as a two year program which includes an MBA from the University of Central Florida, as well as a one year program for those that do not with to pursue an MBA. Shift scheduling is done around the graduate school course times and requirements.
In addition to hands-on ED administration experience and interactions with all levels of hospital and corporate leadership, the Fellowship also incorporates a solid didactic component. Fellows will study Envision's risk-free ED modules and help disseminate the info to the department. They will participate in co-leading the administrative rotation for the EM-3 residents. In addition, the Fellow will be sponsored to attend the ACEP ED Directors Academy, and the ACEP Coding and Reimbursement Courses.
The Administrative Fellow is expected to complete a Capstone project resulting in a high-quality publication that addresses an ED administrative issue such as patient satisfaction. or departmental metrics such as sepsis or stroke for example. The Fellow will receive training in data mining of administrative data, to include navigating HCA's dataclear, pubclear and HCA CARRIE platforms.
The Fellows will also receive hands-on guidance on scholarly writing and publication. Some of the journals targeted for publication would include: The American Journal of Medicine Quality, BMJ Quality, BMJ Quality and Safety, Chicago Booth Review, Harvard Business Review, Health Affairs, Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, Implementation Science, The International Journal of Quality in Health Care, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Journal for Healthcare Quality, The Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, The Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, Quality Management in Health Care.
Formal curriculum will draw from the following sources: 1) ACEP Quality Improvement & Patient Safety curriculum, 2) Harvard Business Review's Innovating in Health Care, 3) Institute for Healthcare Improvement certification in Quality and Safety, 4) Critical Conversations. Formal Didactics will occur on Wednesday morning (resident conference, optional) and Wednesday afternoon (fellow and SMD/RMD, required).
General fellow expectations: 1) Work 84hrs/month clinically (1088hrs/year); 2) Attend a variety of monthly administrative meetings such as: a) EM department meeting, b) monthly Operations review meeting; c) Envision National group monthly management meeting; d) Hospital sepsis committee national meeting; e) Hospital stroke committee; f) Hospital trauma committee.
Benefits: 1) Appointment as a clinical instructor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 2) ACEP ED Director's Academy Course 1 & 2, 3) ACEP Coding & Reimbursement, 4) 401k with company contribution, 5) Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Benefits, 6) Malpractice with Tail Coverage, 7) Moonlighting Opportunities, 8) Relocation.
For more information, please contact the Fellowship Director: Latha Ganti, MD, MS, FACEP, FAHA, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Cell: 407-955-0059
About the Facility
The University of Central Florida Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship is based at HCA Florida Ocala Health. Ocala Health encompasses HCA Florida Ocala, a 256 bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 174 bed hospital located in west Marion County, Summerfield ER, a freestanding Emergency Department located in southern Marion County, and Maricamp ER, a freestanding ER located on Maricamp Road in Ocala. Ocala Regional Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center and the region's only Comprehensive Stroke Center. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award-winning services including orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services, and bariatric surgery. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. Ocala Health's outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of six locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; a Senior Wellness Community Center; and three surgical and physician specialty practices. The Emergency Department at Ocala Regional hosts an Emergency Medicine Residency program with 7 Residents per year. There are also residency programs in vari
About the Community
Ocala is a remarkable town for raising a family and includes one of Florida's top elementary schools. The Ocala metro area boasts of winding community pathways that are canopied with oak trees and dangling trellises of Spanish Moss, Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, the rolling green fields of horse farms, historic districts, outstanding golf courses, friendly communities, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs. Also, the subtropical climate makes the Ocala metro area a vacation destination year-round. The Ocala metro area has a population of approximately 350,000 and is conveniently located one hour from the east and west coasts of Florida and one hour from Orlando.
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Envision Physician Services is a dynamic physician- and clinician-led medical group that has been offering exceptional career opportunities for more than 60 years. With more than 25,000 affiliated clinicians coast-to-coast, Envision Physician Services is nationally recognized for delivering clinical excellence supported by innovation, integration and exceptional leadership.
Candidates considering becoming a teammate at Envision Physician Services will find full-time, part-time and independent contractor opportunities available in a variety of community types, from rural and underserved communities to major metropolitan areas; practice settings, from small hospitals to academic health systems; and job levels, from entry level to senior management. Envision teammates also benefit from the following resources:
- Strong leadership at local, regional and national levels
- Exceptional quality of practice backed by comprehensive support services
- Optimal care teams with flexible and equitable scheduling options
- A-rated professional liability insurance
- Extensive variety of practice settings coast-to-coast
- Competitive compensation, including several benefit options
- Opportunities for professional development, mentoring and career advancement
- Clinician mental health and well-being support
- Comprehensive education and training on leadership, management and clinical best practices, including a wide variety of CME programs
- Clinical and scientific research opportunities
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Envision Physician Services is a leading national medical group, delivering care when and where it's needed most. Our team of 25,000 clinicians specializes in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, surgery and women's and children's care. Together, we care for more than 32 million patients a year and support healthcare partners across 45 states and the District of Columbia
As a part of Envision Healthcare, we are making a meaningful difference in patients' lives and driving innovations that improve the delivery of care and the health of communities in every corner of America. We treat more than 15 percent of the country's emergency department visits, deliver more than 120,000 babies, conduct more than 10 million radiology reads and provide more than 2.6 million anesthesia cases each year.
We are focused on protecting and empowering clinicians so they can focus on what matters most – caring for patients. We do this by providing mental health and well-being resources, administrative support, clinical best practices, clinical research opportunities, leadership coaching and more. Our unique structure enables us to develop local practices that support clinicians with regionally-based clinical leaders and operational expertise from our expansive nationwide network.
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