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Associate Medical Director, Hospitalist Services LRH


Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Medical Director, Hospitalist Services is responsible for assisting the Medical Director, Hospitalists Services of Lancaster General Health Physicians (LGHP) Hospitalists Program, overseeing operations and clinical quality for the consultative services and on-call coverage provided by the LGHP Hospitalists at LRH, serving as representative of the LGHP Hospitalists practice. The Associate director will report to LGHP Medical Director and have a reporting relationship through this agreement of services to the LRH Medical Director, Hospitalists Services enhancing communication and interaction of LGHP Hospitalists with the administrative and clinical staff of LRH. The primary function of the Associate director is to oversee all aspects of the consultative services provided at the inpatient rehab, including but not limited to clinical services provided by the Hospitalists, quality improvement, education of staff, medical and utilization review and feedback, and support for throughput strategies.

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

  • Provide clinical consultation services at LRH in comformance with LRH policies and procedures as established and updated
  • Supervise consultative services provided by LGHP Hospitalists at LRH, perform peer review and provide feedback regarding deviation from standard practice guidelines to providers
  • Assist in supervising the clinical activities performed at LRH and administrative tasks associated with such clinical activities in coordination with Medical Director of LRH
  • Assist in developing and implementing quality treatment programs, clinical programs, protocols, and other formalized processes instituted to reduce variation and increase effectiveness and efficiency of the care of rehabilitation patients
  • Participate in LRH’s Quality assurance and Risk management programs in order to ensure quality of medical care of patients at LRH and to improve transition of care of patients from Hospitals and other facilities to LRH and from LRH to other post acute settings.
  • Serve as a member of LRH’s Medical Executive Committee, attending minimu of 6 MEC meetings per year
  • Assist in supervising the staff of LRH in an effort to ensure compliance with LRH’s Medical staff bylaws, Medical staff rules and regulations, The Joint commission standards and all applicable federal state, and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to, regulations and guidance published by CMS and the applicable State health department and Medicaid agency
  • Assist in developing, coordinating, and participating in Continuing education and Inservice training and programs for LRH’s medical staff and personnel
  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of pharmaceutical formulary chairing Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee
  • Act as a representative and goodwill ambassador for LRH to patients, families, practitioners, and other members of the public and attempt to ensure their satisfaction with LRH’s services
  • Provide assistance with appeals of claims denied by government and other third-party payors
  • Develop and implement patient review and admission policies to ensure CMS compliance for inpatient rehab admissions
  • Participate in National medical conferences and committees as needed to enhance clinical services at LRH and to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Provide support for the LRH administration with regard to strategic policy and patient care inititatives aligned with and consistent with LRH goals
  • Collaborate with key LRH departments and organizational entitites to ensure seamless and coordinated patient care
  • Represent the LGHP Hospitalist Program on behalf of the Medical Director, Hospitalists Services of LGHP Hospitalists, provide regular updates to the Medical Director, Hospitalists services and Hospitalists during meetings and huddles to improve the consultative services and of hour call-coverage services at LRH provided by the LGHP Hospitalists.

Time Expectations: 4 to 5 hours per week (Total hours per month: Up to 20 hours)

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

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.).
  • Completion of Internal Medicine Residency.
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible with certification within 5 years of employment in Internal Medicine.
  • At least three (5) years of prior experience working as a staff hospitalist physician.
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Documented interest and/or experience in inpatient rehabilitation.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to allow effective communications with a wide variety of hospital personnel and physicians.
  • 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.


  • Prior experience in physician leadership or administrative/executive role within a healthcare organization. 
  • Healthcare administrative degree or certification program.


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

  • 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.

  • A large portion of this position required 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 thought.

  • 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.

Repetitive work: Ability to continuously perform the same type of work for extended periods of time, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.

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

Software: Microsoft Office Products and Hospital Infroamtion Systems


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

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occassionally
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk: Frequently
  • Bend: Rarely
  • Push: Occassionally
  • Pull: Occassionally
  • Kneel/Squat: Rarely
  • Reach: Frequently
  • Twist: Rarely
  • Balance: Rarely
  • Climb: Rarely

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


WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Blood borne Pathogens

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.

REHAB Full Time Posted on 02/16/2023