Associate Medical Director, Precision Genomics

Intermountain Healthcare

  • Location: St. George, UT

Grant Cooper is seeking an Associate Medical Director of Precision Genomics to serve Intermountain Healthcare. Learn more or apply within!Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system with 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with close to 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans with 800,000 covered lives, and other medical services. Intermountain Healthcare was established in 1975 when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated its then 15-hospital system to the communities they served. Intermountain was formed as a secular not-for-profit organization to administer those hospitals.

Intermountain Precision Genomics is a comprehensive service line within Intermountain Healthcare that supports all precision medicine and clinical genetics needs across the healthcare system. The vision is to create long-term collaborations with partner institutions globally who seek to make discoveries that will improve the lives of patients. In the coming years, people will witness advancements in treatment approaches enabled by an understanding of genomics that will transform the way patients are treated. The Translational Science Center was established to enable investigators, collaborators, and research partners access to the latest genomic technologies and highest quality data to generate novel discoveries that improve patient outcomes in healthcare.

Located in St. George, Utah, this position is only two hours from Las Vegas and offers a sought-after locale as it is a short drive to over five national parks including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, Grant Canyon, and Death Valley.

Position Overview

Intermountain Healthcare is seeking a dynamic, energetic and innovative physician to serve as the system-wide Associate Medical Director for Precision Genomics. The leader selected for this new role will support the implementation of precision health initiatives throughout the organization, including mapping complete genomes for whole populations. Additionally, this position will provide strategic direction, leadership, oversight, and support for system-wide precision genomics and develop a culture of highly reliable care for patients.

The Associate Medical Director will collaborate and communicate effectively with scientists, clinical programs, and bioinformatics providers across the Intermountain system, including SelectHealth, to create a professional and positive environment for providers to do their work. S/he will oversee genetic counselors, and will champion provider growth and development, innovation, continuous improvement. The successful candidate will promote excellence in the fundamentals of extraordinary care by engaging with providers and other teams across Intermountain Healthcare, and will be accountable for the successes of Intermountain Precision Genomics.

Qualifications

  • Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an ACGME or AOA-accredited institution is required.
  • A passion for genetics and precision medicine required. American Board of Medical Geneticists certification preferred.
  • Must have Utah Medical Licensure, or ability to obtain one.
  • Experience with change management, including the ability to provide leadership in the adaptation and implementation of new processes and/or technologies that enhance safety.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working in a complex health system is preferred, as well as demonstrated leadership of clinicians.