Cooley Dickinson Health Care, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE infectious disease specialist to join our employed multispecialty group.
The focus will be on serving as Medical Director of Infection Prevention for approximately 20 hours per week as well as providing both inpatient and outpatient Infectious Disease consultation services. Our Infection Prevention (IP) Department has been a strong, vital, and successful department, using data and innovation to continually improve the quality of patient care. It enjoys support and respect from the administration and has a positive working relationship and easy communication with all other hospital departments.
The infection prevention department consists of a part-time Medical Director, one full-time IP Nurse Manager, one part-time nurse who reviews cases, and part-time support from a data analyst. Cooley Dickinson Hospital is proud to currently have a grade of A from Leapfrog, and use EPIC and its infection control module, Bugsy, to monitor for infections. The incumbent would serve as the Co-chair of the Infection Prevention Committee. They would also create and implement, with the IP Nurse Manager, an annual Infection Control Plan and provide IP leadership for the Medical Staff.
Our current team of infectious disease (ID) physicians sees both inpatients and outpatients with a variety of medical conditions including HIV, tick-borne diseases, cancer-related complications, and occasional tropical and travel-related diseases. While the practice is based out of a community hospital, we offer modern therapies such as fecal microbial transplantation, wound care, HCV treatment, and HIV care supported by a local HIV support organization with Ryan White funding. Our oncology service is tightly affiliated with the MGH Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson. We are also proud that we were one of the first hospitals in the country to use UV light to try to combat hospital-associated infections. Our ICU is staffed by intensivists, with a significantly lower mortality than the national average. One provider on our ID team also chairs the well-regarded multi-departmental Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the candidate would be expected to participate in those activities.
Our team currently consists of three physicians who treat patients in a judgment-free environment that respects all cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, and lifestyle choices. The ideal candidate will be patient-focused and have a demonstrated track record of providing compassionate and expert health care. This role would be expected to participate in on-call coverage with the ID team, to provide 24/7, 365 days/year coverage for both office and inpatient services. The current schedule includes one on-call weekend per month.
About the organization:
The Cooley Dickinson Health Care system, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass General Brigham, has a medical staff of approximately 500 active members (physicians and advanced practice clinicians). The system is comprised of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, as well as a VNA and Hospice. We pride ourselves on being a progressive, empowering employer, and a place for everyone. We are driven by our responsibility to create a culture of continuous improvement and be an all-inclusive health care provider, employer, and leader in our community.
The system’s 140-bed hospital annually admits 8600 patients, treats 34,000 emergency patients and delivers approximately 600 babies. The Cooley Dickinson Medical Group (CDMG), the fastest-growing part of the system, consists of approximately 74 physicians and 37 advanced practice clinicians who provide care at 11 locations.
About the area:
Northampton, a dynamic arts and five-college community in western Massachusetts, has been named one of the best U.S. destinations for restaurants, theater, galleries, and overall quality of life by Leisure Magazine and other travel writers. It features a vibrant arts and culture scene, great educational opportunities for all ages, and a location convenient to all rural and major metropolitan areas throughout New England including three major cities: Hartford (45 miles), Boston (100 miles), and New York City (150 miles).
It is the policy of Cooley Dickinson Health Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Location/Region: Northampton, MA (01060)