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18 Sep 2016

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The Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee  is currently accepting nominations for membership to the MPRC and the Committee for Professionalism . Membership terms are three years, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, with eligibility for additional terms.

Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee

MPRC meetings take place twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

Job Description

  • Oversee the operation of the entire Salem Health Medical Staff peer review system including reviews of performance data as well as of cases involving clinical performance or professional conduct.
  • Approve all determinations and recommendations of the SH Medical Staff peer review system.
  • Develop, recommend and consistently implement policies and procedures for all peer review activities at Salem Health.
  • The MPRC is established by and subject to the authority of the Medical Executive Committee and the Salem Health Board of Trustees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least three years of clinical experience
  • Board certification
  • Associate or active member of the Medical Staff with “good standing” status*

Committee for Professionalism

Meetings take place twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

Job Description

  • Promote professional behavior and provide leadership in establishing a professional working environment and collaborating with nursing and other disciplines to foster a collegial, cooperative approach to providing excellent patient care.
  • Perform peer review of professional conduct for all specialties and provide the MPRC with recommendations for peer review determinations and actions related to professional conduct.
  • The Committee for Professionalism is a subcommittee of the MPRC.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least three years of clinical experience at Salem Health
  • Board certification
  • Active member of the Medical Staff with “good standing” status*
  • Demonstrated excellent collaborative administrative and communication skills

Selection Process for MPRC and CFP

  • Each candidate must be nominated or endorsed by his/her section chief or department chair. A section chief/department chair may nominate more than one candidate. Nominations may be emailed to the Chair of MPRC, Jennifer Williams, MD.
  • Interested candidates will receive an application and can return it by fax to: 503-814-2806 or email to Robin Large no later than Monday, Oct. 3.
  • Candidates are approved by the MPRC and MEC.
  • Election to the committee is by majority vote of all active status medical staff members.

Please note that:

  • MPRC and CFP members are expected to keep up with relevant e-mail exchanges and to review documents prior to scheduled meetings.
  • There are occasional meetings and educational conferences beyond the regularly scheduled committee meetings which members are expected to attend.
  • Each committee member is compensated $125.00 per meeting.

For more information please contact Dr. Jennifer Williams, current Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee Chair or peer review staff member Robin Large.   

Reminder: the deadline to submit an application is Monday, Oct. 3.

* Good standing describes medical staff who maintain qualifications for privileges and assigned medical staff category; are not currently under a suspension or restriction; and have no ongoing peer review actions in process.