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Associate Director/Medical Director


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 Director of the Pre-doctor Program and of the Family Health Service.  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:

  • Directs the Family Health Service:
    • With the assistance of the office manager, be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the FHS.  This would include creating a fiscal budget, and re-engineering operations that impact on patient care and resident education.
    • Reviews and approves job responsibilities, develops standards for all personnel, and evaluates and counsels employees relative to performance, conduct and attendance, as well as approves and conducts hiring, promotions, orientation and professional development of staff to include in-service and educational programs.
    • Develops short and long range plans, attends strategic planning seminars, and composes an annual report.

  • Attend and precept in the Family Health Service and/or Walter L. Aument Family Health Center.

  • Attend the weekly Directors' and Committee meetings.  Chairs the Clinical Care Committee.

  • Serve as attending physician on the Family Practice Inpatient Service one to two months per year and no more than one weekend per month.

  • Takes night call on OB Service in rotation with other family practice OB faculty.

  • Maintain a limited continuity practice within the FHS while participating actively in the Family Health Service Faculty Clinic, audit student and resident performance via patient and record review, and assist in the supervision of medical students who participate in the Acute Care Clinic.

  • Serve as faculty advisor, conduct formal evaluations, counsel residents, and coordinate research audits of assigned team of residents.

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

  • Assists in the recruitment and interviewing of Family Practice Residency applicants.
  • Assists in the coordination of student clerkship in the Family Health Service, and responsible for evaluation of students.
  • Acquire the necessary CME credits and takes the certification examination to maintain re-certification status by the ABFP every six years.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  •  Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) or M.T. is required, issued by the Accreditation Council on Medical Education (for M.D., D.O.) or State Board of Medicine, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (for M.T.)
  • At least two years patient care experience to include OB
  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • 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 three years clinical patient care experience to include OB
  • At least three years of teaching experience
  • Community service, as integrated into the college and medical school experience



  • 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:

  • 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 position required 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, EKG Machine, colposcope, telephone, Dictaphone, general medical instruments

Software: Microsoft Office Products, clinical information systems


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

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: occasionally
  • Stand: frequently
  • Walk: frequently
  • Bend: seldom
  • Push: occasionally
  • Pull:occasionally
  • Kneel/Squat: seldom
  • Reach: occasionally
  • 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


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

  • Bio hazardous Waste
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Extreme Noise Levels

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 03/09/2023