April 1, 2019
Look for Zebras has been exclusively retained to search for a dynamic physician leadership position for our client’s organization. If you’re looking for a non-clinical Medical Director job, read on.
Medical Director Job Opportunity
Our client is a national leader in innovating healthcare, with the mission of reducing the high cost and complexity of our healthcare ecosystem. They work at the intersection of health technology, clinical impact, and data and information science to deliver personalized, timely, and actionable results to physicians, patients, and healthcare delivery settings.
It is an exciting and pivotal time to join the organization, given their recent growth and expansion. Their flagship product, launched in 2017, is now being used by more than 600 clients, including several of the largest healthcare networks in the US.
Top candidates are attracted the company due to the clear impact their work has in an inspiring and collaborative environment, as well as their genuine focus on people – including both employees and patients whose lives they seek to improve.
Working under the direction of the reasonable and level-headed Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director provides clinical leadership and assists with new product development, implementation strategies, and maintenance of clinical and quality initiatives. He or she applies clinical and scientific acumen to ensure functional and corporate objectives.
This position is an excellent career growth opportunity for a physician who would like to play an impactful role within an organization, taking on a vital leadership position without the stress of the C-suite or the burden of direct reports.
- Utilize your knowledge and experience to weigh in on clinical and scientific aspects of product innovation and strategy.
- Stay abreast of relevant clinical advances and industry changes and trends.
- Enjoy a perfect balance between challenging projects and tasks you’re perfectly comfortable with.
- Attend only the most necessary and productive meetings.
- Option to spend ½ to 1 day per week practicing in one of the company’s affiliated clinic locations. The patient schedule is set to meet your preference. Patients present with a maximum of one chief complaint and never google their symptoms prior to the appointment.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Graduate of an accredited medical school with applicable specialty board certification
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills to perform oversight of clinical services
- Interest in improving our healthcare system through innovation and technology
- Ability to travel biannually to the client’s satellite headquarters in The Bahamas
Compensation and Benefits
- $320,000-$360,000 per year, commensurate with experience
- Highly competitive bonus program
- 6 weeks paid personal time off per year, plus holidays and sick leave
- Option to work remotely from any state
- Flexible work hours
- Summer Fridays
- Generous sabbatical program
- Affordable health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
- 401k with employer matching that vests immediately
- Company stock options
Ready to apply?
April fools. You can’t apply. This job opening doesn’t actually exist.
But there are a couple of take-home messages.
1. Figure out your perfect job description, but know that it may not be available
If you’re looking for a new job, feeling burned out, or wondering if you should make a career change, you must do some initial work to figure out what you actually want and need in your professional life.
Consider writing the job description for your dream job to help you out. But don’t expect that you’ll come across an opportunity that perfectly matches it. Consider which aspects really fire you up.
For example, in the job ad above, perhaps you perked up at the option of continuing to see patients one day per week in an otherwise nonclinical setting. Or maybe it was the ability to work remotely with flexible hours. Both of these perks definitely exist. Finding a job in which they co-exist is more difficult.
2. Don’t fool yourself with a “grass is greener” perspective
Don’t toss around your resume expecting that any job will be better than what you have currently. It’s possible to trick yourself into believing that you’ll be happy in an organization where the company culture really isn’t a good fit for you.
Burnout, exhaustion, and a poor working environment can lead to questionable decision-making that affects our professional lives. Simply being aware of this can help to prevent it.
3. Be intentional
Your job search or your new professional endeavor is more likely to be successful if you’re intentional about what you’re looking for and have a solid rationale for the career changes you’re making.
There are useful ways to expedite a job search or a transition from clinical to nonclinical work with discrete steps instead of a shotgun or rushed approach.