Roper St. Francis Healthcare cares for more Lowcountry families than any other healthcare provider in the Charleston, SC area. The system’s mission is simple: Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence. Throughout its entire 150 year history, people have trusted the name Roper St. Francis.
Roper St. Francis is Charleston’s only private, not-for-profit hospital system with a specific focus on community outreach. The healthcare system has three hospitals strategically located across the region: Roper Hospital on the Charleston peninsula, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital in Mount Pleasant. The system is building a fourth hospital in the Carnes Crossroads section of Berkeley County.
Roper St. Francis is one of the Lowcountry's largest private employers with nearly 5,600 employees. The healthcare system has a robust, active medical staff of more than 800 doctors representing nearly every medical specialty and providing services in more than 125 locations in seven counties.
Roper Saint Francis also offers a robust post-acute network including Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, Roper Saint Francis Home Health and Hospice and an extensive outpatient rehabilitation presence. Roper Rehabilitation Hospital opened in 1992 and has expanded its operations since its inception providing inpatient rehabilitation care to more than 1,200 inpatients and over 30,000 outpatients each year. The rehabilitation hospital is Joint Commission accredited, CARF certified in CVA, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. In 2018, Roper Saint Francis will be expanding the rehabilitation hospital by adding 14 additional private rehabilitation beds increasing the bed capacity to 66 beds.
Roper Saint Francis also offers a large employed physician network (Roper St. Francis Physician Partners-RSFPP) consisting of more than 230 physicians including primary care and 20 subspecialties. RSFPP has physician practices in five counties throughout South Carolina, providing the community convenient, comprehensive and compassionate healthcare. The network practices offer a wide range of primary care medical services, including family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and Express/Urgent Care. Specialty care, such as cardiology, orthopedics, endocrinology, neurosurgery and general surgery are also provided in select locations.
With the changing healthcare environment, Roper St. Francis has reorganized around patient’s disease instead of traditional medical and surgical departments. These Integrated Physician Networks (IPNs) have been created with the goal of providing more coordinated and patient focused care. The networks being developed include:
Women’s Infant and Children
Acute Care Medicine
The Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will play a critical role in the development of the Neurosciences Integrated Practice Network. Working in collaboration with the Administrative leader, the primary goals and objectives for the position are to:
Serve as the Medical Director for both the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs including the Roper Rehabilitation Hospital.
Expand the scope and service of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) within the Roper Saint Francis system by developing a delivery model that supports outpatient and inpatient operations across all IPN’s. This delivery model would include an integrated physical therapy approach for the continuing care space to include home health and a preferred skilled nursing facility network.
Develop and oversee an interdisciplinary team for outpatient pain management which includes evaluation, appropriate diagnostics, pharmacologic interventions, interventional procedures, and physical therapy.
In association with the Administrative Leader, oversee the performance of the clinical delivery team including physicians, APPs, physical therapists, and other IPN support teammates.
Develop a care coordination process that integrates the outpatient and inpatient care for neuroscience patients served by the Roper Saint Francis health system. This process is to provide a coordinated approach by which patients receive timely care at the appropriate point in the care continuum while optimizing efficiency and minimizing costs.
Work collaboratively with other physicians within the IPN and system leadership to support the strategic growth and development of the neurosciences IPN (service line).
Ensure the work of the neurosciences IPN is aligned with other IPNs including primary care and orthopedics as well as ancillary departments including anesthesia. Work with these other IPNs to define and design system-wide care standards as well as identify unexplained clinical variation.
Develop quality, safety, efficiency, and patient experience metrics for PMR and neurosciences.
Implement the RSF standardized performance improvement methodology for continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care provided.
Coordinate physician recruitment as needed to support the successful operations of neurosciences, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and post-acute care.
Provide expertise and strategic guidance to the post-acute settings of the system including Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, Roper Saint Francis Home Health and Hospice and Roper Saint Francis outpatient therapy locations as to meet the needs of the patients served and providers. Additionally, support the post-acute settings in developing transitions within post-acute care that provides the best outcomes to the patients served while reducing post-acute spending per beneficiary.
Serve as a clinical expert in the development and ongoing operations of a skilled nursing facility preferred network with the goal of reducing hospital readmissions.
Assist with program development and care coordination in support of Roper Saint Francis’ ACO/CIN, the Roper St. Francis Health Alliance (RSFHA). The RSFHA presently manages the following populations: Roper St. Francis employees (teammate health), Boeing employees, and Medicare beneficiaries in a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Become a leader in Roper Saint Francis system collaboration with other acute care providers in the Lowcountry and provide expertise and strategic guidance that supports this collaboration.
The Medical Director should possess the following qualifications:
Advanced medical training with MD or DO.
At least 5 years of clinical experience in a large health system.
Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
South Carolina licensure to practice medicine
Demonstrable experience with inpatient and outpatient program development.
Regulatory experience including CARF and Joint Commission preparation.
Roper St. Francis cares for more Lowcountry families than any other healthcare provider in our area. Our mission is simple: Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence. Throughout our entire 150 year history, people have trusted the name Roper St. Francis. Anchored by Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, our 657-bed health sys...tem includes more than 90 facilities and doctors offices conveniently located throughout our region with plans to build a hospital in Berkeley County. We are Charleston’s only private, not-for-profit hospital system with a specific focus on community outreach. The Roper St. Francis Foundation raises funds to enrich the wellness of our community. We have nearly 800 doctors on our team and are among Charleston’s largest employers with more than 5,800 employees. Our team puts patients first, a quality that has led us to receive top national awards in patient satisfaction year after year.