7 days on 7 day off, Join a growing group of well-trained, collegial board certified neurologists and skilled APP’s in caring for an interesting, diverse population in our busy hospital. Care for a broad variety of neurological diseases inpatient, including a large acute stroke population as our high volume program moves towards Comprehensive Stroke Certification.
We pride ourselves on quality care to our patients, a strong focus towards continuous process improvement, and respect and a team based approach to support one another. Our membership and collaboration with Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit matrixed academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system to further our ability to provide high-level quality care close to home for the population of Lancaster County and its neighboring areas.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under direction of the Neurology Division Chief and Neurology Managing Physician, oversees the management of critically ill patients with acute neurologic conditions including, but not limited to: Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, status epilepticus, and neuromuscular respiratory failure.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
- Patient Care, Policies, Procedures, and Admission Criteria: Facilitates the utilization of patient care and admission criteria policies and procedures for the Lancaster General Hospital. Implements and assures compliance with all approved policies and procedures. Participates in the development of protocols and management guidelines necessary for the care of the neuro-critical care patient.
- Patient Care Management: In conjunction with the stroke medical director, Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, and Trauma Intensivists, manages the medical care of neuro-critical care patients and intervenes on active cases where there are variances from the standard of care.
- Performance Improvement Activities: In conjunction with the Neurology Division Chief is accountable for neuro-critical care related Quality and Performance Improvement activities such as;
- Evaluation of patient care and outcome data to provide direction and oversight at performance improvement meetings.
- Participation in care management meetings
- Evaluation of outcomes data appropriate to their provider outcomes and program outcomes
- Utilizes reviewed data and meeting results to improve the system of care.
- Continuing Medical Education: Participates in nationally recognized forums and professional committees, which would enhance skills and abilities as a neurointensivist. Participates in related educational programs (internal and external) for Health Professionals and the community.
- Physician Coverage: Provides coverage as defined by a mutually agreed upon schedule coordinated by the Neurology managing physician or delegate. Participates as a member in the Lancaster General Hospital Intensivist on-call pool.
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
- Planning and Program Development: In conjunction with Neuroscience Leadership, identifies and recommends objectives for the program consistent with Lancaster General Hospital goals.
- Represents Lancaster General Hospital at National, State, and Regional professional meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- M.D., or DO Fellowship trained in an ACGME or UNCS approved (or equivalent) Neurocritical Care fellowship program
- Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Board Certification in medical specialties in accordance with divisional and departmental rules and regulations
- Emergency Neurological Life Support instructor certification within one (1) year of assuming position
- Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor certification within two (2) years of assuming position
- High level of interpersonal skills to allow effective communications with a wide variety of hospital personnel and physicians and the general public.
- 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.
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 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.
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 USAGE REQUIREMENTS
Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies
Software: Microsoft Office Products, Basic computer literacy and capability to use the hospital information systems.
Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%
- Sit: Occasionally
- Stand: Frequently
- Walk: Frequently
- Bend: Occasionally
- Push: Occasionally
- Pull: Occasionally
- Kneel/Squat: Occasionally
- Reach: Frequently
- Twist: Occasionally
- 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:
WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:
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.
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
Posted on 02/08/2023
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.
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