Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), a multi-specialty group bringing together more than 450+ talented physicians and advanced practitioners, is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), a not-for-profit community health system with a patient service area of over 1,300,000 residents. NGPG is currently seeking a Medical Director to lead our Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Centers.
The Wound Care physician functions as an independent healthcare provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team is responsible for providing comprehensive care to both well and ill patients in both an inpatient consultative and outpatient setting. Must demonstrate a high degree of clinical expertise in working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses, specifically wound care patients in active treatment. Responsible for essment, diagnosis, treatment, management, education, health promotion and care coordination for patients and families with acute and chronic health needs. Demonstrates an advanced level of medical/nursing clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism and systems-based practice. Works with administrative, nursing, advance practice providers to ure safe, effective, quality patient care and to promote our mission.
- Responsible for delivering high quality, evidence based care to the patients igned to their caseload throughout each of the wound healing and hyperbaric medicine centers.
- 80% Clinical 20% Administrative
- Provides clinical medical direction for the wound healing centers and hyperbaric medicine units.
- Develops patient care policies and procedures for both programs.
- Provides medical direction and supervision to the NGHS Wound Healing Centers Advanced Practice Providers (PA-C’s and F-NP). This includes chart reviews, performance evaluations, and partnership in patient care.
- In conjunction with the appropriate administrator, develops a quality improvement (QI) program. Audits Physician and Provider Panelist charting on a regular basis.
- Ensures that the programs conform with the bylaws, rules, and regulations of the Hospital Medical Staff and all appropriate Federal, State, or Local laws and regulations.
Required skills and qualifications:
- M.D. or D.O. and residency completed at an ACGME accredited program
- Meets requirements for medical license to practice in Georgia
- Board Certified by an appropriate specialty board and knowledge and experience in the administration of HBO Therapy Services and the delivery of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to all relevant patient populations.
- Board certified in hyperbaric medicine (preferred)
- Special training and certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support and cardiac resuscitation.
- Completion of certified course in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
- A high level of interpersonal skills to allow effective communications with a wide variety of hospital personnel, physicians, and the general public.
Benefits of Working at Northeast Georgia Health System
- Excellent Compensation and Benefits package
- Malpractice Coverage Provided
- NGHS is a Teaching Hospital with a growing GME program
- America’s 50 Best Hospitals – Healthgrades
- Recognized in recent years as Georgia’s #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women’s care and more
- Thriving economy and low cost of living
- Endless Outdoor Activities including hiking, biking, and world-cl water sports on Lake Lanier
- Short Commute only 45 minutes to Atlanta and 45 minutes to the North Georgia Mountains
Northeast Georgia Health System – Dramatically Different
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), one of the largest multi-specialty groups in Georgia, brings together more than 400+ talented physicians and advanced practitioners representing 30 specialties at over 70 locations. NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), which serves more than 1,000,000 people in more than 13 counties across the region. As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s four hospital campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Lumpkin and Barrow County.