Chairman of the Department of Medicine, CentraState Medical Center

Regular Full-Time


901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

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Under direction of the Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, the Chairman of the Department of Medicine will work with the Medical Executive Committee, the Chief of Staff and the Chief Medical Officer. The Chairman of the Department of Medicine provides leadership and oversight to the Department of medicine and its sections, including business meetings, section meetings, Morbidity and Mortality Reviews and development of clinical protocols.

Maintain a role in clinical medicine (0.6 administrative, 0.4 clinical)


Patient Care – Passionate role model for clinical excellence and patient care.  Drives quality, patient safety and clinical outcomes. 

  • Oversees quality/clinical management to meet patient needs.
  • Participates on committees to improve quality and enhancement of services.
  • Maintains clinical credibility and visibility.
  • Collaborates with Atlantic Health System to share best practices and support continuum of care.
  • Establishes and monitors critical pathways, guidelines and protocols in collaboration with the service lines, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Medical Officer. 

Physician Relations – Acts as liaison between employed/voluntary medical staff and administration. 

  • Represents Department of Internal Medicine’s ideas, recommendations, desires and needs.
  • Promotes collegiality and Physician Quality, communication and adherence to Departmental Rules and Regulations.
  • Assures compliance by the voluntary and employed attending staff with the policy of 24/7 coverage of the hospital for medical services.
  • Oversees the sections within the Department of Medicine, including leadership development, rules and regulations, new and updated policies and procedures.
  • Assist in credentialing of new applicant to the Department and its subsections. 

Patient Experience – Engages and supports patient experience programs and practices.

  • Focuses on HCAHPS scores and improvements, as needed, in cooperation with the Director of Patient Experience. 

Business Development – Develops plans to grow the business, assures program development and acquires required equipment, technologies and facilities.

  • Involved in resource management including people and finances. 

Strategic Planning – Participates in developing and implementing strategic goals

  • Understands and communicates trends in the marketplace.
  • Provides environmental scans in and outside of NJ.
  • Develops a vision for the Department and subsections. 

Talent Management – Manages, develops and motivates staff.

  • Participates in developing reward and recognition programs for physicians and other staff.
  • Oversees performance of medical staff, sets goals, and delivers feedback.
  • Develops scorecard, including data and metrics.
  • Participates in recruitment, retention and development of staff and succession planning. 

Research – Provides research leadership, when applicable.

  • Works with foundation to solicit donations.
  • Oversees marketing of Department.
  • Ensures Department is actively involved in community education and scientific programs.

  • M.D./D.O. required
  • Licensed physician in New Jersey
  • Board Certification
  • Experience as a medical director, medical staff or departmental leadership position preferred
  • Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and efficient
About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.


When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.