Medical Director Critical care
Atlantic Health System is currently seeking a Medical Director -Critical Care Physician to join the team at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ. Chilton Medical Center is a newly renovated, 260-bed, fully accredited acute care hospital with 653 physicians representing 60 medical specialties. Located approximately 25 miles from NYC-Manhattan, Chilton serves more than 160,000 patients annually across 33 communities in Northern New Jersey. The role will be responsible for providing critical care services to critically ill patients at Chilton Medical Center.
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey is a leading non – profit healthcare delivery system in New Jersey. The New Jersey network includes: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Newton Medical Center in Newton, Chilton Medical center in Pompton Plains, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown and Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice.
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 12th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.
- Medical Director of Critical Care Services at Chilton Medical Center
- On-site rounding for all intensive care unit patients in collaboration with adult intensive care unit. Physician shall provide the local coordination of care, allowing for application for safety certification by primary care providers, hospitalists, or private critical care physicians.
- Provide critical care services according to the rules, standards, requirements and recommendations of the Joint Commission, NJ DOH and Senior Services and other applicable regulatory agencies, the hospital’s and medical staff’s bylaws and rules and regulations, hospital policies and procedures, and current standards of medical practice. All applicable provisions of law relating to the licensing and regulation of physicians shall be fully complied with.
- Participates in the development of new policies and procedures and in the review of existing policy and procedures related to critical care; establish guidelines and order sets to achieve best outcomes.
- Ensures that all policies and procedures are supported by evidence
- Monthly meetings with the CMO, Critical Care Manager, to assure effective daily operations with the critical care department
- Performs critical care services required at the hospital regardless of the patients’ form of insurance or ability to pay including follow up visits in the physician’s office as required to treat, or to complete treatment of the specific medical condition for which specialty care services were initially requested.
- Prepare and submit all statistical, medical and other relevant reports relation to critical care services
- Participate in quality improvement and utilization review services
- Participate in and comply with any hospital activities and policies regarding length of stay or other utilization management plans
- Assumes an active role in the strategic planning activities, Chairs the Critical Care Committee, Participates in the Quality Improvement Committee
- Shall participate in and cooperate with the hospital during any sentinel event investigations, EMTALA compliance assessments, or other compliance activities
- Initiate and or participate in clinical research and system-wide research efforts
- Work collaboratively with Transitions of Care program, and support implementation of targeted care pathways at nursing homes, the ACO and with Atlantic Home Care
- Integrate patient goals of care into IP care
- Monthly review of outcomes data
- Critical Care Call Coverage
- Will participate in critical care call coverage, participating in call schedule coverage and responding to a call from the ED or IP unit requiring critical care services, responding by phone or in person within 30 minutes after being summoned. The determination as to whether a case requires bedside critical care services shall be made by the critical care services physician following discussion with the ED, AICU or a hospital physician. Cases requiring bedside care include but are not limited to:
- Multi-organ failure
- Severe or rapidly progressive shock unresponsive to initial management
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Severe pneumonia with respiratory failure
- Severe metabolic derangements
- Critical Care Call Coverage
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