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Associate Director/Medical Director - Walter L. Aument Family Health Center


1.0 FTE, potential for on-call and/or evening and/or weekend precepting shifts to be determined by candidate and employer

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as core teaching faculty physician for Family Medicine Residency program and Medical Director of a Residency LGHP Family Medicine Practice. Patient care/customer service includes care/service to patients/customers in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Reports to Regional Medical Director of Academics.  Regularly collaborates with the Program Director of Family Medicine Residency Program and Deputy Directors and other leaders of the of Family Medicine Residency Program.
  • With the assistance of Manager of Ambulatory Operations or Practice Manager and Nurse Supervisor of the Family Medicine practice, responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Residency LGHP Family Medicine Practice   (LGHP Walter L. Aument Family Health Center or LGHP Family Medicine Downtown)
  • Develop and administer practice policies and treatment protocols for the family medicine center.
  • Attend and precept in LGHP Family Medicine Downtown and/or LGHP Walter L. Aument Family Health Center.
  • Supervise APPs seeing patients at the Residency LGHP Family Medicine Practice
  • Has the option to serve as attending physician on the Family Practice Inpatient Service and/or Obstetrics Service at Women and Babies Hospital several weeks per year and no more than one weekend per month.
  • Takes night call on Family Medicine Inpatient Service or Maternal Child Health Service in rotation with other faculty. If not practicing inpatient medicine, will precept on average one to two evenings per week and some Saturday mornings based on location hours and clinical need.  
  • Maintain a limited continuity practice at one of the Residency LGHP Family Medicine Practices (LGHP Family Medicine Downtown or LGHP Walter L. Aument Family Health Center).
  • Didactic teaching in family medicine topics.
  • Serve as faculty advisor, conduct formal evaluations, counsel residents, participates in performance improvement with residents, and coordinate research audits of assigned team of residents.
  • Leads huddle and performance activities to meet practice and provider metrics.  Conducts A3 initiatives as applicable.
  • Attend Faculty and Committee meetings. Attend LGHP Managing Clinician meetings and Primary Care Councils.
  • Actively participate in health system committees.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Assist in the recruitment and interviewing of Family Medicine residents and faculty.
  • Assist in teaching and evaluation of  medical students.
  • Maintain Specialty Board Certification and remains up to date with any state, local, or health system requirements.

Other duties as assigned.

  • Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required. 
  • LEAN and other trainings as germaine to leadership and performance improvement


MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Osteopathy (D.O.) is required, with certification through an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

  • Unrestricted Pennsylvania Medical License
  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program


  • At least 2 years of clinical experience
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • Community service.


Attention/Concentration: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others. 

  • Task completion requires minimal concentration or selective attention.  The individual may perform their job-related tasks in a rote or automatic manner without much need to selectively attend or evaluate situational variables or their performance.

  • The position requires the ability to attend to a specific stimulus without being distracted by extraneous environmental stimuli.  The individual must be able to attend to environmental detail with the ability to separate essential from non-essential or irrelevant stimuli.  The attention skills required are generally considered to be automatic - - passive, but focused with an intact capacity for select perception.

  • The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.  It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

  • The position requires strong concentration skills.  The individual must have the ability to voluntarily sustain concentration to a task over an extended period of time as a result of an effortful and usually deliberate heightened and focused state of attention.

New Learning and Memory: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material. 

  • The position requires that an individual be able to learn new tasks quickly and effectively.  Job requirements change frequently.  The ability to understand and carry out detailed, involved instructions is mandatory.

  • A large portion of this position requires reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking: The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thoughtThe position deals with issues or problems that often require thoughtful reasoning before arriving at approaches or solutions.  Some independent thought, planning or origination of options and solutions is necessary.  The individual must have the ability to apply principles of reasoning and problem solving to resolve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • The position requires much autonomy of thought and problem solving.  The individual must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems.  The individual must be able to think abstractly, which is manifested in the ability to form concepts, use categories, generalize from single instances, apply procedural rules and general principles, and be aware of subtle or intrinsic aspects of a problem.  The development of hypothesis and potential solutions to problems involves careful interpretation, analysis and diagnosis.  The individual must be able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  The individual must be able to think creatively with a degree of inventiveness, experimentation and intuition.  They must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables.

APTITUDES:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act.

Leadership, control and planning: Ability to accept responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning, negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating practices, or making final decisions.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.


Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies, general medical instruments, and complex medical equipment.

Software: Microsoft Office Products, electronic medical record, web-based residency management system.


Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: occaisionally
  • Stand: frequently
  • Walk: frequently
  • Bend: occaisionally
  • Push: occasionally
  • Pull: occasionally
  • Kneel/Squat: seldom
  • Reach: occaisionally
  • Twist: occasionally
  • Balance: seldom
  • Climb: seldom

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:  Moderate, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required: 

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Touch/Feeling



Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements

  • Bio hazardous Waste
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Chemicals

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 04/14/2023