Medical Director - Long Term Acute Care Hospital
Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is seeking a Part-Time Medical Director for the new Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Perth Amboy, NJ. The Medical Director will dedicate approximately 20-22 hours to this position monthly. The ideal candidate would be BC/BE in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, or Infectious Disease.
The Medical Director of the LTACH provides medical supervision of the professional staff, ensures delivery of care and serves as chief liaison with the medical community and is responsible for the quality, safety and efficiency of the care provided. As appropriate and as indicated, they will provide direct patient care and serve as medical consultant to referring physicians. The Medical Director works closely with the Chief Hospital Executive and Chief Nursing Officer to ensure outstanding care and patient outcomes.
- Assist in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation process of physician and midlevel provider staff.
- The Medical Director provides clinical direction and guidelines for clinical activities of physicians and non-physicians, including: nurses, technicians, technologists, student nurses, medical students, interns, and residents that may serve in the LTACH.
- Serves as medical leader to the hospital's service lines and programs.
- Actively participates in patient care staff meetings regarding overall status of patient care and treatment planning.
- Assures, from a medical perspective, timely discharge planning for patients relative to outcome expected and outcome achieved.
- Assures that Hospital policy mandates compliance with scope and timeliness of medical review of patient care plans.
- Actively participates in medical roundtable forums to review, modify, enhance and create programs appropriate to the facility and in keeping with market demand.
- Provides medical input in the planning and development of new treatment services. Serves as a catalyst in promoting a comprehensive team approach to delivery of healthcare services.
- Participates and organizes all interdisciplinary rounding with clinical staff.
- Review the professional performance of all individuals with clinical privileges in the hospital and reports as necessary.
- Responsible for enforcement of LTACH bylaws and policies, including medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations.
- Continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided; maintenance of quality control programs, as appropriate.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Graduate of accredited medical school. Board certified in clinical specialty of Department
2. Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey
Licenses and Certifications Required:
1. Medical Doctor License
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
1. Maintains status as a member in good standing of the LTACH
2. Experience in the medical management of patients with multiple complex disease states
3. Strong interpersonal skills and recognition by the medical community