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Chief of Emergency Medicine

Employer
Lawrence General Hospital
Location
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive Salary + Benefits
Closing date
May 13, 2024

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Chief / Chair / Executive
Practice Setting
Hospital / Health System
Hours
Full-Time

About Lawrence General Hospital

As an independent, not-for-profit hospital serving the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire region, Lawrence General Hospital provides access to high-quality care and a growing network of local providers, including primary care and many specialties. A designated Level III Trauma Center, STEMI, Cardiac Care Center of Excellence and Primary Certified Stroke Center, Lawrence General has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Massachusetts. Lawrence General offers a broad range of services and specialty surgeries in its Santagati Center for surgery and leads the region in cardiac care with one of Massachusetts’ most highly accredited cardiovascular centers. With 189 beds, more than 11,000 inpatient discharges per year, 1,400 births, and a dedicated team of nearly 2,000 employees, Lawrence General has proudly served the region since 1875 and is a major acute care provider of emergency, surgical, medical, maternity, and newborn care for the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. For more information, visit LawrenceGeneral.org.

The Emergency Center at Lawrence General Hospital

The Lawrence General Hospital Emergency Center is a 41 bed Emergency Room that serves 65,000 visits annually. Features of the Emergency Center include 3 expanded trauma/resuscitation rooms, a dedicated area for CT and X-ray, ED Observation Unit, dedicated Behavioral Health team, and a newly expanded Vertical Area for patient care.

The Emergency Center team includes 22 BC/BE Emergency Physicians and 10 APPs all of whom are under the direction of the Chief of Emergency Medicine. Emergency Physicians in the LGH Emergency Center bring administrative and quality support in the fields of EMS, Ultrasound, International Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, and Quality and Patient Safety. Family Medicine Residents from the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center also rotate through the Emergency Center.

The Emergency Center Administrative Team is comprised of the Chief of Emergency Medicine, Senior Director of Emergency Services, Nurse Manager, and an Operations Manager.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and support the mission and values of Lawrence General Hospital.

• Recruit, orient, mentor, and retain high quality Emergency Physicians and APPs

• Foster an environment of high-quality clinical performance from all Emergency Physicians and APPs. Collaborate with LGH Emergency Center Nursing leadership

• Ensure operational excellence and optimum coverage of emergency services

• Chair and participate in Hospital Committees as required by the role or requested by leadership

• Collaborate with senior leadership to facilitate sharing of knowledge, resources, and Emergency Center operations • Management of Emergency Center fiscal issues, budget, and capital budget

• Participate in the development of the hospital’s Annual Operating Plan

• Review and oversee clinical operations for Stroke, Sepsis, Quality and Safety Review, and the LGH EMS service (directly or through a designee)

• Ensure compliance with regulatory and institutional policies

 

Candidate Qualifications

• Minimum of MD, DO, or foreign medical equivalent

• Successful completion of an Emergency Medicine residency program

• Eligible for full unrestricted licensure to practice in Massachusetts

• Experience in leadership skills, administrative ability, quality, and operations

 

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV and Letter of Intent to EDChiefSearchCommittee@lawrencegeneral.org

Hospital Website: www.lawrencegeneral.org

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