Atlantic Health System

  • Physician -Critical Care /Pulmonologist

    Job Location(s) US-NJ-Hackettstown
    Position Type
    Critical Care /Pulmonary -AMG
    AMG - Critical Care /Pulmonary
  • Overview

    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 Medical Group is a physician-led and physician-governed organization that delivers the highest quality health care, at the right place, the right price, and the right time.  We are a multi-specialty physician group with more than 900 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at over 300 locations throughout northern and central New Jersey.


    Atlantic Medical Group would like to hire a Critical Care/ Pulmonologist to provide both inpatient and outpatient pulmonary and critical care services in an office based and hospital setting.  The Physician will be affliated with the two community hospitals -Hackettstown Medical Center and Newton Medical center.





    The position will have inpatient and outpatient responsibilities and will offer the opportunity to have some administrative and teaching responsibilities.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Hospital Duties, approximately 40% of time

    • Critical Care Services
      • 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 all critical care services required at the hospital regardless of the patients form of insurance or ability to pay including follow up visits in the physicians 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 Special 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



    • (Hospital) Pulmonary
      • Leadership, coordination and implementation of evidence-based practice strategies in the development and management of the Hackettstown Pulmonary Program including:
      • Medical approval of each patient application for the Pulmonary Rehab Program and Respiratory Therapy Program
      • Provided medical approval and help define IP and OP policies and practices, working with the pulmonary navigator, respiratory therapist and respiratory dept
      • Review and sign patients treatment plan initially and every 30 days thereafter
      • Assist dept in developing and update the programs standing orders for patient
      • Function as an adviser in the development of operational and capital budgets, strategic planning, marketing plan for the pulmonary rehab department, pulmonary dept and pulmonary center of excellence
      • Contribute to the overall coordination and development of the pulmonary rehab, pulmonary center of excellence and pulmonary services in relation to the other community agencies and medical facilities
      • Oversee the physician supervision provided by the cardiologist of the pulmonary rehab dept
      • Leadership, coordination and implementation of evidence-based practice strategies in the development and management of a hospital-based pulmonary center of excellence for IP and OP care
      • Participate in education programs for the medical staff and community while promoting pulmonary rehab, pulmonary function testing program, tobacco cessation, pulmonary health and other AHS/HMC programs and services
      • Initiate and or participate in clinical research and system-wide research efforts
      • Work collaboratively with chronic condition services, diabetes, cardiology and support implementation of targeted care pathways at nursing homes, the ACO and with Atlantic Home Care
      • Integrate patient goals of care into IP and OP care
      • Monthly review of outcomes data
      • Establish a hospital-based OP assessment program


    • 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 or a hospital physician, with the opinion of the ED or hospital physician taking precedence in case of disagreement.  If the physician summoned is unable to arrive within the time required, he or she shall, to the best of his or her ability, notify the ED, hospital physician or IP unit as soon as possible.  Cases requiring bedside care include but are not limited to:
      • Multiorgan failure
      • Severe or rapidly progressive shock unresponsive to initial management
      • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
      • Severe pneumonia with respiratory failure
      • Severe metabolic derangements





    Education requirements :


    Board Certified in Internal Medical and Fellowship trained in critical care /pulmonology 


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