Division Chief, Medical Specialties

CHI Franciscan Health

  • Location: Tacoma, WA

CHI Franciscan Health is looking to hire a Division Chief Medical SpecialtiesThe seeds for CHI Franciscan Health were planted in 1891 when the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia established St. Joseph Hospital, now known as St. Joseph Medical Center, in Tacoma. Over the years, CHI Franciscan’s health care ministry has grown with the enduring goal of fulfilling the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the people they serve. Through the health care system,  CHI Franciscan Health offers expert care from highly skilled providers at locations throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas. Facilities include Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and Silverdale, Highline Medical Center in Burien, St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, and St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. CHI Franciscan health also offers Franciscan Medical Group, a regional network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics, physicians and other professional providers, in-home and inpatient hospice and palliative services, same-day surgery centers, dialysis centers, occupational health and rehabilitation clinics, and centers for advanced medicine in women’s care and heart and vascular services.

Additionally, CHI Franciscan Health and Virginia Mason Health System, two leading healthcare providers in the Pacific Northwest have signed a letter of intent to create a clinical partnership and strategic affiliation designed to expand access and improve care quality and safety across the Puget Sound region. The alliance will result in a comprehensive regional health network offering more services in more places across the Puget Sound area. The agreement also enables Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan to establish its second formal relationship in Seattle while allowing Seattle-based Virginia Mason to further its presence in the south Puget Sound area.

Position Overview

The Division Chief, Medical Specialties is responsible for overall clinical operations of one of four divisions within the 1,000-provider medical group. S/he leads performance improvement, resource management, and quality related activities of the 250 providers within the Division of Medical Specialty at CHI Franciscan Health. A major objective of this position is to formulate standards of care and ensuring the highest levels of clinical quality and outcomes. As part of the senior leadership team, the Division Chief, Medical Specialties participates in providing strategic direction, ongoing growth, and development, and facilitates communication throughout the group to ensure positive results. The Physician Enterprise is comprised of four divisions: Primary Care, Women’s and Children’s, Medical Specialty and Surgical Specialty.


  • MD or DO degree, preferably ten years in clinical practice.
  • Board certification in a clinical specialty.
  • Preferably five years of senior medical group management and leadership.
  • Significant leadership or management training is desirable.
  • Management certification qualification (e.g. MMM, MHA, MBA, MPH) are desirable.