National Jewish Health is seeking a skilled Physician Relations Specialist to cultivate relationships between National Jewish Health physicians and referring providers. National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the United States. It is known worldwide for the treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded by the Jewish community in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. National Jewish Health has ranked as the number one or number two hospital in pulmonology on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list ever since pulmonology was included in the rankings.
The Physician Relations Specialist is responsible for increasing patient referrals, continually strengthening relationships with providers and positioning National Jewish Health clinicians as thought leaders. The candidate selected for this position will develop physician outreach plans, build strong relationships with community physicians and analyze referring physician data to measure the impact of the physician relations team outreach initiatives. Qualified candidates will have strong communication, problem solving, data analysis and organizational skills. The successful candidate will join National Jewish Health to advance our mission to change the lives of patients worldwide through healing, making discoveries and providing education.
Position Summary This position focuses on cultivating relationships between National Jewish Health physicians and referring providers, with goals of maximizing referral opportunities for all service lines. The person in this role is responsible for increasing patient referrals, continually strengthening relationships with providers and positioning National Jewish Health clinicians as thought leaders. This position also analyzes referring physician data, measures results, and provides reports related to the physician outreach team initiatives to marketing and physician relations leadership.
Researches and targets small, medium, and large physician groups in Colorado and Wyoming whose patient population is suited to National Jewish Health service lines.
Identifies competitor information, market changes and strategic opportunities and reports them to marketing and physician relations leadership.
Facilitates and manages productive relationships with referral physicians/providers and their office staff in defined service area. Continuously evaluates needs of the providers to insure that National Jewish Health services are highly relevant and marketable.
Coordinates and leads presentations to current and potential referring physician groups. Educates physicians and appropriate office personnel on National Jewish Health services.
Regularly creates opportunities to connect National Jewish Health physicians with referring physicians/providers.
Develops and implements detailed outreach plan for assigned territory. Documents calls, activities, referrals, complaints and compliments in customer relationship management (CRM) system weekly. Maintains accurate customer records, including practice and provider names, in CRM.
Collects and analyzes referring physician data on a monthly and quarterly basis. Develops reports to measure the physician outreach efforts. Works with colleagues, marketing and physician relations leadership and other departments, as appropriate, to identify trends and areas of improvement to help address issues.
Regularly interacts with National Jewish Health faculty and staff to understand new opportunities and needs of clinical programs offered by the institution.
Collaborates with Saint Joseph Hospital physician relations team to promote clinical programs marketed under the Joint Operating Agreement.
Identifies needs for collateral and other materials that support physician relations efforts and collaborates with marketing to produce the pieces.
Researches, identifies and engages in opportunities to participate in regional conferences for health care professionals through exhibits or presentations relating to National Jewish Health service lines. Supports national tradeshow conferences as appropriate.
Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility None
Travel Frequent local travel. Occasional national travel.
Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000
At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.
Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
FSA and HSA
Short and Long Term Disability
Life Insurance and AD&D
Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.
Work Experience: Five years of direct health care sales or relationship management required. Clinical experience preferred.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Valid driver’s license required. Background in analyzing and interpreting sales and customer data and experience with reporting tools such as Salesforce or Excel preferred.
For more than 121 years, National Jewish Health has been at the forefront of research and medicine. We integrate the latest scientific discoveries with coordinated care for pulmonary, cardiac, immune and related conditions. National Jewish Health physicians and researchers are at the forefront of a new era in healthcare that embraces a personalized, preventive approach to medicine. We understand that each person is unique, and their variations in diet, environment, personal habits and DNA all influence their individual health. That is why two different people are exposed to certain conditions and only one gets sick and why certain treatments may work for one person and not for another. With a focus on personalized medicine, our researchers are looking at environment-gene interaction and making strides in predicting, preventing, treating and tracking many diseases. This proactive approach to medicine means that if you have a disease, or the probability of getting a disease, it may be detected sooner so that you may live longer, healthier and with a better quality of life. Our research is truly transforming the lives of millions. By using an individual's DNA to predict and prevent di...sease, to guide the right choice of therapy to limit side effects and bring higher success rates for treatments and to be able to track the effects of these therapies, National Jewish Health is working to improve health care for the future.
National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution and is a longstanding cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community. National Jewish Health seeks to attract the best-qualified candidates who support the mission, vision and values of the Institution and those who respect and promote excellence through diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, marital, familial or parental status, genetic information, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected classification. We are a tobacco and fragrance free environment.