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Vascular Neurologist


Company

Lancaster General Medical Grp

Cost Center

61476 Neurology - Inpatient

Supervisory Organization

Orthopedic & Neuroscience

Grade

P06

Summary

POSITION SUMMARY: In collaboration with the LG Health Stroke Medical Director and the Chair of Neurology, implements the LG Stroke program vision and strategic plan to provide comprehensive and coordinated stroke care and neurological care in the local community and surrounding area.

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

  • In conjunction with the Stroke Medical Director and Chair of Neurology, helps to identify and recommend process improvements for the Stroke and inpatient neurology programs consistent with Lancaster General Hospital goals. Provides patient care necessary to accomplish approved objectives and plans.
  • In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, participates in care management teams and is responsible for providing hospital ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and general neurological care, including neuro-critical care for Lancaster General Hospital.
  • Collaborates with key hospital departments and other organizational entities to ensure seamless and coordinated care for stroke/neurological patients; coordinates access to necessary linkages with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania programs as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with the Stroke Program Coordinator for related quality and performance measures. This responsibility includes but not limited to:
    • Participation in stroke rounds and peer review activities through Neurology Division meetings
    • Active participation in Stroke Care Management
    • Assists in the reviews and may evaluate Stroke registry data on a monthly basis to identify trends for further evaluation and follow-up.
    • Participates in outreach initiatives
    • Willing to lead Stroke Case Review and monthly Neurohospitalist Review in the absence of the Medical Director
  • Stays abreast of the work required to support stroke related accreditations e.g. TJC Disease Specific Certification.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in academic relationships with the University of Pennsylvania in support of the teaching and research goals of the program.
  • Participates in stroke research trials at Lancaster General Hospital.
  • Collaborates with medical and surgical specialties as well as EMS services to support aligned and coordinated stroke care delivery in the community.
  • Will participate in stroke call coverage to meet the patient care responsibilities of the Stroke Program.  Participates as a member in the Lancaster General Hospital Stroke on-call roster. Provides direct care of stroke inpatients and emergent Neurological consultation requests while serving as an on-call panelist.

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

  • In conjunction with the Stroke Program Manager, insures that an effective program of in-service education is implemented for nursing and support personnel in the Stroke Program.
  • Maintains CME requirements as described in The Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification criteria.
  • Represents: the Lancaster General Hospital Stroke Program at National, State, and Regional professional meetings.
  • May participate in outpatient stroke/vascular neurology clinic
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.D., or DO Board Certified/Board Eligible Neurologist
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • 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.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to allow effective communications with a wide variety of hospital personnel and physicians and the general public.
  • High level competence in neuro - critical care obtained through either fellowship training or experience in a neuro-specialty setting within two (2) years of assuming position
  • Significant hospital-based neurology and stroke experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fellowship training in Stroke, Vascular Neurology, and/or Neuro-Critical Care.

THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM:Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is a healthcare system with a national reputation for excellence. Located 65 miles west of Philadelphia, in Lancaster, Pa., the system provides care to the half million residents of Lancaster County at every stage of life from our Women & Babies Hospital, to our Lancaster General Medical Group practices, to our Trauma Center.

  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is among an elite group of “Best of the Benchmark Hospitals” for achieving “100 Top Hospitals” honors nine of the last eleven years. The hospital has been recognized as a four-time Magnet facility for nursing excellence and has received HealthGrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last four years. Additionally, the network has achieved Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society level 7 EPIC certification.

    As an employee of Lancaster General Health, you will receive a complete benefit package that includes paid medical malpractice insurance, medical/dental insurance, 403b with match and 457b tax shelter plans. Each physician receives paid time off plus five days for continuing medical education.

    THE COMMUNITY:

    Lancaster County offers the unique blend of access to major East Coast cities while providing a family friendly environment with excellent schools and easy access to the shore and mountain areas. There are five institutions of higher learning in the area to meet the needs of you and your family. The cities of Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York are just 1 ½ to 2 1/2 hours away.

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

    A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

  • 5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare
  • Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A
  • US News List of High Performing Hospitals

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

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, EPIC

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk: Frequently
  • Bend: Rarely
  • Push: Occasionally
  • Pull: Occasionally
  • Kneel/Squat: Rarely
  • Reach: Rarely
  • 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
  • Touch/Feeling

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

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.

LGH Full Time Posted on 07/20/2020