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Program Director Physician for Schenectady, NY (Perm)

Schenectady, NY 12308

Job Description

St. Peter's Health Partners is seeking to recruit a Family Medicine Program Director for Ellis Medicine located in Schenectady, New York.

Job Description:
  • Ellis Family Medicine Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The training program is a single program site in a large community hospital setting and focuses on maintaining a highly supportive resident-centered atmosphere to promote excellent care for our high-needs patient population.
  • Our diverse faculty enable residents to spearhead comprehensive outpatient care which includes complicated disease management, addiction, HIV/viral hepatitis, women’s health, point-of-care ultrasound, osteopathic manipulation, and procedures. As a single Residency Program site, trainees develop ownership over a culturally-diverse inpatient population. Residents build personal relationships with specialists and perform numerous procedures as the only residents on intensive care (adult and neonatal), labor and delivery, inpatient medicine, and numerous subspecialties. Utilizing excellent mentor support, residents are empowered to hone unique interests and plan career goals. The program produces holistic physicians, many of whom immediately enter primary care or hospital medicine in the area.
  • Ellis Family Medicine Residency Program, established in 1977, is a full spectrum program including OB. There are 30 residents in the program and leadership staffing consists of the Program Director and two Associate Directors. The Program Director is responsible for both clinical and supervisory roles.
  • Not accepting visa candidates
  • Not accepting Locums candidates
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary:  $212,000 with incentives
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • $50,000 starting bonus
  • Health, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Paid malpractice, including post-SPHP employment tail coverage.
  • CME time & expense allowance
  • Paid time away from the practice
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • 403b Retirement savings program with employer matching program
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • NY License (or willing to obtain) 
  • DEA (or able to obtain prior to start)
  • Previous leadership/specialty employment experience showing expertise in Family Medicine education/administration 
  • Board Certified
  • DEA
  • New York
ABOUT THE FACILITY About Ellis Medicine:
St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, P.C., a physician-governed, multi-specialty group, is a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners in NY's Capital District. St. Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates provides a new model of physician practice that permits St. Peter’s Health Partners to evolve as a health system with strong physician participation while allowing physicians to retain those aspects that make private practice work well in the care of patients. It is one of the largest multi-specialty physician group practices in the region with more than 20 specialties and sub-specialties represented, over 350 providers in 2014, and more than 40 office locations in a six county region. 

St. Peter’s Health Partners, the region’s largest private-sector employer, with more than 12,500 employees, has more than 125 locations across seven counties. The system has an annual budget of nearly $1.1 billion. St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011, by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services, and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality and advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation, and senior services.

These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial and St. Peter’s Hospitals in Albany, NY; Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Troy, NY; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, NY; and The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice.

Ellis Medicine, based in Schenectady, New York, is a comprehensive health care provider that offers high-quality, advanced medical care through its main campus, Ellis Hospital, as well as complete women’s care and labor & delivery services through its Bellevue Woman’s Center—the only inpatient facility of its kind in upstate New York.

The Ellis Medicine Umbrella includes a suburban emergent care center operated 365 days a year and staffed by emergency medicine physicians and nurses; a five-location primary care practice that serves an economically and racially diverse patient population with a mission of closing service gaps in the Schenectady community; an 82-bed skilled nursing facility and short term (sub-acute) rehabilitation center consistently rated as “Best in Area” (5 out of 5 stars) by U.S. News & World Report; a newly expanded outpatient mental health center serving a large Medicaid population and featuring an innovative crisis diversion walk-in clinic.

With just under 3,000 employees, including  an 800 members medical staff, and annual operating revenues of approximately $400 million, Ellis Medicine has a reputation for offering advanced treatment options and new technologies in a convenient, patient-centered community hospital setting. Moreover, as a teaching healthcare system, Ellis’ renowned Family Medicine Residency program and its Belanger School of Nursing feed new expertise and talent into the organization.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs.

About the Community:

The city of Schenectady, New York, located on the banks of the Mohawk River, is a small-but-modern city (population 65,000) that is part of the broader Capital Region (population 1.1 million)—which is known as the seat of New York State government, and also as a growing tech/innovation hub. Schenectady is approximately 15 miles from Albany and 150 miles from New York City.

Now entering its third decade of a major revitalization, the City of Schenectady retains and respects its heritage, which is seen in the preserved historic Stockade District bordering the Mohawk River, and throughout the city. Schenectady’s history has been synonymous with innovation: Thomas Edison, for instance, established his Edison Machine Works, later to become the General Electric Co., here in 1886. Still home of GE’s global research headquarters and other operations, the Schenectady area remains a hub for GE, although the local economy has become increasingly diversified over the past two decades.

The city boasts abundant recreational and cultural venues—among them, beautiful Central Park, and its nationally recognized Rose Garden; the Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike Trail; nearby nature preserves; Proctors, a restored vaudevillian theater that hosts Broadway’s biggest touring shows and has undergone a $40 million expansion. Most recently, the 60-acre, master-planned Mohawk Harbor community opened—integrating luxury living, retail, restaurants, an Ellis Medicine urgent and primary care location, and other offices along one mile of waterfront (the project also eased access to the Mohawk River with a new harbor).

The broader Capital Region, meanwhile, is the fourth largest metro area in New York State, behind New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. Comprised of the cities of Schenectady, Albany, Troy and Saratoga Springs, the Capital Region enjoy a stable economic setting, and is recognized as a dynamic region for economic growth.

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Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Kaiser
Senior Recruiter

Lisa joined Wapiti Medical Staffing as a Recruiter in February 2022. Prior to coming to Wapiti, Lisa spent over 21 years in Retail Pharmacy in multiple roles including Manager, CPhT and Compliance Officer. Some of her accolades include Diabetic Lifestyle Coach, Orthotic Shoe Fitter and ACHC Accreditation Specialist. Lisa was also the recipient of Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.

Lisa is a mother of two adult children, Eric and Brooke, whom she is incredibly proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, drawing and painting, traveling both domestically and internationally, cooking, gardening and experiencing new adventures so she can continue to check things off her bucket list.

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About Schenectady, NY

Ready to spark your career in the vibrant region around Schenectady, New York? Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Capital District, this area offers a perfect blend of rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and thriving job opportunities. From exploring the stunning Mohawk River to savoring local delicacies like the famous Chicken Rigatoni at Johnny's Restaurant, there's something for everyone here. Dive into the dynamic arts scene at the Proctors Theatre or catch a game of the Union College Dutchmen. With a perfect mix of urban amenities and outdoor adventures at places like Central Park and the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Schenectady is an irresistible choice for your next career move. Browse our job listings now and discover the endless possibilities awaiting you in this charming region!

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