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Medical Director - Heart & Vascular Intensive Care Unit (HVICU)


Full-time - 80hr/2wk

Job Description

Physicians at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health provide a coordinated and holistic approach to care through our patient centered medical home model.  We believe that care must incorporate all needs of the patient.  This includes medically necessary before and after care services, as well as access to socio-economic resources in the community, to ensure their wellbeing as the ultimate path to recovery.  Our belief in this type of approach allows our physicians the opportunity to participate in clinical and organizational improvement huddles, committees and other initiatives, providing opportunities to innovate within their own practices as well as the overarching health system. 

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible (BC/BE) Anesthesiologist with fellowship training in Critical Care medicine and a particular interest/experience in cardiovascular care to develop and lead a Cardiovascular Intensivist Program.  The physician will coordinate all programmatic elements of the service in partnership with the Cardiac Surgery Managing Physician, Heart and Vascular Service Line leadership and hospital administration. The Cardiac Intensivist Program will have night Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) coverage, daytime physician leadership coverage (staffed by this position) and other supportive clinical team positions. The Cardiac Surgery practice consists of four surgeons, six PA-Cs and three CRNPs. The Cardiac Intensivist role will have the responsibility of coordinating all aspects of the dedicated CVICU as it relates to both pre-op and post-op Open Heart Surgery (OHS) patients in addition to those Cardiovascular patients deemed appropriate for this service  (VAD, TEVAR, major open vascular, EVAR, IABP patient’s, complex TAVR, heart failure, etc.). 

We seek candidates with a special interest in both VA and VV ECMO as the physician leader will help set the governance expectations for the ECMO patients at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.  The physician leader will work in partnership with physicians at Lancaster General Hospital and the Critical Care Alliance across PENN Medicine to establish pre and post OHS care protocols and pathways.  This leadership role includes collaboration and partnership to assure alignment with PENN departments across the health system. 

The qualified candidate will be integrated into the Department of Anesthesiology, Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health.

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Medicine
  • Possess or able to obtain an unrestricted PA Medical License
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Anesthesiology
  • Specialty training in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship training in anesthesia critical care medicine is preferred.  Those individuals with a proven professional commitment to critical care medicine will be considered as this individual will fill a Directorship role
  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs


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 07/22/2022