POSITION TITLE: Associate Medical Director (0.6 FTE)
REPORTS TO: System Medical Director & Chief Medical Officer
DATE APPROVED: June 8, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2021
This is an independent contractor position.
The mission and purpose of this position are to aid the System Medical Director in the provision of Medical Direction and Oversight for the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority (MAEMSA) System. This position is part-time (0.6 FTE), with an estimated time expectation of 24-hours per week in-office, exclusive of on-call responsibilities.
The Associate Medical Director shall assist the System Medical Director in the performance of the System Medical Director’s duties, including, but not limited to:
- Develop, implement, review, and assess the effectiveness of protocols, policies, and procedures.
- Develop, implement, monitor, and periodically revise quality assurance programs.
- Develop, implement, monitor, and periodically revise credentialing programs.
- Develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of continuing education (CE).
- Participate in policy development meetings, case reviews, dispute resolutions, credentialing interviews, and conduction of CE activities.
- Providing online medical control via telephone or video communication.
- Participate in clinical data gathering, analysis, and reporting.
- Maintain current awareness of EMS developments on a local, state, and national level.
- To the extent feasible, develop, implement, and oversee an organized ongoing program of research, publications, and clinical trials.
- Perform on-scene evaluation of EMS providers and provide direct patient care, as appropriate.
The Associate Medical Director will also be expected to perform other duties as assigned by the System Medical Director.
- An air-conditioned office environment. Occasionally:
- Confined areas, extreme hot and cold, wet and/or humid conditions, noise, vibration, mechanical and electrical equipment, moving objects, high places, fumes/odors/mists, dirt and dust, gasses, toxic conditions, human excrement, blood, urine, mucus, tissue. Frequently works alone, with and around others, face to face and verbal contact, inside and outside temperature changes. Work hours may vary due to office needs.
Occasionally smelling, pushing, pulling, typing (30 wpm), Constantly seeing, frequently hearing/listening, clear speech, touching, walking inside and outside, sitting.
- Upon selection, maintain appointment as an Associate Medical Director by the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board & Metropolitan Area EMS Authority
- Graduation from an accredited School of Medicine
- Residency completion and Board Eligibility or Certification by their specialty board (e.g., ABEM).
- Possession of a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas; or ability to obtain one
- Understanding of Emergency Medical Services systems (paramedic/EMT scope of practice, training/education, and operations)
- Excellent communication/presentation skills
- Board Eligibility or Certification in EMS Medicine by ABEM or ABOEM
- Maintenance of current clinical skills and experience in an appropriate clinical setting (e.g., ED, clinic, urgent care center, office, hospital)
- Experience in Medical Direction & Oversight of EMS programs
- Demonstrated experience in quality assurance, quantitative data analysis, and research
- Previous history of EMS program design & management
EMS Fellowship-Trained Physician Needed to Assist in Development of New Fellowship
St. Luke’s University Health Network, the region’s largest, most established health system, and major teaching hospital is seeking an Emergency Medicine Physician with an EMS fellowship
to work with our team in the development of an EMS fellowship program.
A Board-Certified physician is preferred, but we will consider a candidate taking the boards in October 2021.
In addition to serving as an Emergency Physician in a network Emergency Department, the physician will:
- Provide prehospital physician services as part of prehospital care team
- Serve as a core faculty member in the network’s new EMS Fellowship (pending ACGME accreditation).
In joining St. Luke’s University Health Network you’ll enjoy:
- Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
- Opportunity to work with Emergency Medicine Residents
- A culture in which innovation is highly valued
- Work/life balance and flexibility
- Exceptional compensation package, starting bonus, and relocation reimbursement
- Generous loan forgiveness program – up to $100,000
- Rich benefits package, including malpractice, health and dental insurance, CME allowance
- Teaching, research, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities
- Please click here to review our Provider Recruitment Brochure
- Successful completion of an Emergency Medicine Residency accredited by the ACGME or AOA.
- Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
- Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
- Have or be eligible to obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency number.
- Possess or have the ability to obtain certification as a Prehospital EMS Physician by the PA Bureau of EMS.
- Possess or have the ability to obtain accreditation as an EMS Vehicle Operator by the PA Bureau of EMS.
About St. Luke’s University Health Network:
- Prior experience with GME
- Experience with Mass Casualty/Disaster Management
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 16,000 employees providing services at 12 hospitals and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.
About the Lehigh Valley:
The Lehigh Valley is in close proximity to NYC, Philly, and DC. Outstanding higher education facilities include Lehigh University and Moravian College. Cost of living is low and coupled with minimal congestion; choose among a variety of charming urban, semi-urban and rural communities your family will enjoy calling home. There is easy access to outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, white water rafting, and zip lining. For more information please visit www.discoverlehighvalley.com.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact:
Sr. Physician Recruiter
St. Luke’s University Health Network