Chief Anesthesiologist – Lawrence General Hospital – Full Time

US-MA-Lawrence | Specialty: Practitioner - Physician Anesthesiologist
Full Time

Chief Anesthesiologist – Lawrence General Hospital – Full Time

  • Requisition IDJR3109
  • Category Anesthesiologist
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Position Requirements

Chief Anesthesiologist opportunity with Lawrence General Hospital in historic Lawrence, MA, just 25 miles north of Boston

Description

Based in the historic textile mill town of Lawrence, MA, Lawrence General Hospital is a community hospital with over 140 years of service to the residents of the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. This private, nonprofit facility focuses on quality healthcare that is both patient-centered and compassionate for people of all ages. The physicians, nurses, and staff of Lawrence General Hospital are dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals that they serve.

Lawrence General Hospital has clinical affiliations with Tufts Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; both are based in nearby Boston, MA. Through these affiliations, patients have access to specialty services and clinics that offer additional, close-to-home expert care.

Awards

  • Earned a top spot on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers
  • Designated Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
  • Level III Trauma, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery Departments are accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Awarded HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence by the American College of Cardiology

Case Assignments

Orthopedics, OBGYN, urology, vascular, ENT, endo, neuro, general

Shifts

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Team

Leadership

Swetlana Lobachova, MD, MBA—Regional Vice President of Clinical Services in New England

Originally from Ukraine and Germany, Dr. Lobachova completed her education at Harvard University, obtaining a combined MD/MBA degree. Following anesthesia residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, Dr. Lobachova worked as an attending anesthesiologist in private practice. In 2018, Dr. Lobachova became Chief of Anesthesiology at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA, where she was brought in to lead the department through a transition to a new anesthesia services provider. She pursued a variety of quality and efficiency improvement initiatives, solidified the relationship with the hospital administration, and led the department through the COVID crisis.

Dr. Lobachova’s clinical anesthesia interests are varied and include ambulatory anesthesia, regional anesthesia, multimodal or opiate free anesthesia, as well as pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Lobachova is outcomes-oriented, adaptable to high acuity and changing environments, and a creative problem solver. She is motivated by data, quality, and efficiency.

As a leader, Dr. Lobachova is firmly guided by the three principles of availability, affability, and accountability. She holds herself to the highest standards and strives to empower others to challenge themselves and reach their potential. Dr. Lobachova’s work ethic and commitment to her staff and craft inform her daily activities.

On a personal note, Dr. Lobachova lives outside of Boston, MA, with her husband, Harrison, and her two daughters, ages 10 and (almost) 6. She is fluent in German and Russian and enjoys reading, art, hiking, biking, and gardening, and has been trying to learn to play the piano.

Team Highlights

Requirements Commitment

  • Commitment to NAPA’s Mission, Vision & Core Values, which starts with delivering an exceptional experience for every patient and every client, every day.
  • Insure that Anesthesia coverage will be adequate, safe, at the customary level of the community and meet the policies of the hospital
  • Keep abreast of advances in anesthesiology procedures and techniques and recommending changes to improve facilities, equipment, policies, and procedures

Responsibilities

  • Chairman shall establish Department procedures, action plans and goals to address Centers of Excellence initiatives, post-operative pain management improvement, preoperative screening and assessment process improvement, patient throughput process improvement, SCIP guideline adherence improvement, PQRS Requirements and additional quality improvement efforts
  • Attend Peer Review Committee meetings at the institution as necessary
  • Participate in the quality management infrastructure and process of the institution.
  • Administer a monthly anesthesia case review process and present the findings to the Department of Anesthesia on a monthly basis
  • Meet with the Nursing Chairman of the OR and with the Chairman of the Department of Surgery on a regular basis, whether separately or together, to discuss anesthesia operations as well as the operations of the hospital ORs. For the purpose of this provision, “regular basis” shall mean no less than monthly.
  • Designate a qualified Group Physician who will temporarily assume the Chief’s duties and responsibilities due to Chief’s temporary absences of short duration, such as vacation, illness, or attendance at professional meetings
  • Manage or delegate the management of a staff coverage schedule
  • Provide bi-annual (data driven when available) reviews of each Clinical Staff
  • Create and FPPE process for on-boarding new staff and an FPPE process when intervention is necessary based on a negative staff review.
  • Assure the maintenance of accurate, complete and timely patient and other records regarding the service to insure the delivery of quality patient care and provide the information required for NAPA and the hospital to obtain payment for its services
  • Work with nursing management to improve efficiency and decrease costs in the operating room

Administrative Relationship with NMSC

  • Participate in regularly scheduled monthly conference calls with Client Services Executive & RD. Escalate significant issues as necessary between scheduled calls.
  • Work directly with each NMSC department (escalate issues or concerns as needed):
  • HR – Employee Relations, Benefits, Compensation, etc.
  • Recruitment- following the appropriate protocol
  • Finance/Accounting- Payroll, Budget & Expense Management
  • Compliance – Execute the NAPA compliance plan which includes the use of NAPA University
  • Healthcare Analysis – Become familiar with the NAPA BI tool and utilize site dedicated Analyst to generate custom reports
  • Credentialing – Maintain an appropriate credentialing process for site staff based in institutional requirements
  • Revenue Cycle – create a specific reconciliation process for managing anesthesia records and bills
  • Business Development – work with new business staff to expand services in the community
  • Keep up to date with ongoing Chief trainings (Chiefs Meeting twice a year)
  • NAPA Service Experience –direct and support the NSE Site Champion
  • Schedule Periodic meetings with anesthesia staff

NAPA Relationship with the Hospital

  • Adhere to and act in a manner consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Hospital
  • Under the direction of the CEO or designee of the hospital be responsible for abiding by the hospital administrative regulations, policies and procedures
  • Act as an ambassador on behalf of the hospital in the community
  • Participate in committees as required by the Medical Staff Bylaws and as reasonably requested by the hospital.
  • Participates in the hospital public relations program, community education and outreach programs, and such other activities as reasonably requested by the Hospital Administrator
  • Participate as requested in hospital plans and programs to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of the service, including but not limited to, quality assessment and improvement, utilization review, risk management, and infection control
  • Recommend to the hospital the ordering of equipment, supplies and medications, participate in development of the hospital operational and capital budget, and manage the physical space and other resources of the Department
  • Assist hospital in obtaining and maintaining accreditation and all licenses, permits and other authorizations, plus achieving all accreditation standards which are dependent upon, or applicable to, the manner in which the service is conducted

Requirements

  • Licensure as a physician in the state of Massachusetts
  • Board Certification in the Specialty of Anesthesiology
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the financial, managerial and marketing aspects of the Service
  • Current compliance with regulatory/industry requirements including continuing medical education
  • Ability to speak effectively on administration and clinical matters as they relate to the clinical area
  • Clinically astute in the delivery of anesthesia to surgical patients
  • Respected by physicians and personnel involved in perioperative services · Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team-oriented
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and training

Lifestyle

Lawrence, MA:

Located just 25 miles north of Boston and 5 miles south of the New Hampshire border, Lawrence retains iconic symbols of its early 20th century role as a world leader in cotton and wool textile manufacturing–from the huge old mill buildings lining the Merrimack River to the awe-inspiring Great Stone Dam to the city’s prominent clock and bell towers. This cityscape endures as a tribute to the industrial heritage of a city built by immigrants. The level of energy and commitment in the city’s neighborhoods exceeds that of most communities.

  • Area Attractions:
    • Lawrence Heritage State Park
    • Lawrence History Center, a historic landmark
    • Den Rock Park
    • Day trips to scenic coastal New Hampshire beaches
  • Colleges and Schools:
    • Merrimack College, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence Memorial, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College School of Nursing and Radiography
    • Lawrence High School, Frost Middle School, Community Day Charter Public School

Total Rewards

  • Salary: $480K
  • Sign-on bonus: $50K
  • Loan repayment or training assistance program: $30K
  • Chief Stipend available
  • Generous paid time off
  • Generous benefits package, including:
    • Health, life, vision, dental, disability, and AD&D insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Accounts
    • 401(k)
    • Profit-sharing
    • Fully paid malpractice insurance coverage
    • Leadership and professional development opportunities

Company Overview

About North American Partners in Anesthesia

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) has evolved through more than 30 years to become a leader in anesthesia and perioperative services. Single specialty and clinician led, we remain committed to our mission of delivering exceptional patient experiences, every day. At NAPA, we cultivate leaders, promote work-life balance, and celebrate diversity. We know your success promotes our success, and we give you the tools and programs to achieve your goals. With flexibility, a collegial and collaborative environment, a wide range of market-leading benefits, and career opportunities from coast-to-coast, your future is waiting at NAPA.

Wherever your career is today, let us take you to new heights. Take a LEAP to the destination of choice in anesthesia.

EEO Statement

North American Partners in Anesthesia is an equal opportunity employer.