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Lead Physician/Local Site Director Opportunity

Exhibit A1 – Job Description Lead Physician Name of Physician: Position: Local Site Director/ Lead Physician, Inland Hospital ED FTE Allocation: Reports to: Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Maine Medical Center Lead Physician, Emergency Department, EMMC Job Summary: The Local Site Lead Physician and Lead Physician, EMMC, work collaboratively to provide quality care and smooth operations at Inland Emergency Department. Together they will promote positive internal and external relationships, provide timely communication, participate in the budgeting and strategic planning process, and develop and oversee practice performance and program development. The dyads are responsible for creating a culture that supports the Medical Group’s organizational vision, mission, and values. Minimum Qualifications: • Board certified M.D. or D.O. with demonstrated capabilities in a medical specialty and/or sub-specialty. • At least 3-5 years medical specialty and/or sub-specialty experience. • Prefer 3 or more years of management experience. • Well respected clinician with demonstrated leadership, facilitation, communication and collaboration skills. • Ability to think strategically and support the mission and vision of EMMC and EMHS. • Demonstrated interest and aptitude for the business of medicine – both analytical and financial skills. Physical Requirements: Possess flexibility, dexterity, visual and hearing acuity. Able to work sitting at work station, using keyboard, working in front of a video display monitor, with moderate walking throughout facility. Work is typically performed in an emergency department with some office time, as well as settings throughout the system and surrounding communities. Independent travel to the sites is required. Physician must be able to work in a fast- paced environment. Job Functions & Duties: All listed functions and duties listed are essential to Lead Physician role. Clinical • Responsible for the clinical operational activities at local site in conjunction with Lead Physician, EMMC, Emergency Department • Creates the culture of continuous quality improvement • Ensures that patient safety efforts are given high priority within the practice • Create a culture of effectiveness and accountability and hold providers accountable for outcomes of work, positive behaviors, collegiality and teamwork Operations • Collaborates with Practice Manager, EMMC, Emergency Department on areas of practice operations • Responsible for managing patient complaints, in conjunction with the practice manager • Manages provider behavior and impairment issues. Escalates these issues to Lead Physician, EMMC, Emergency Department when appropriate • Provides direction, holds accountable, develops and evaluates clinical staff in their performance of all goals and objectives with input from Practice Manager, Practice Director, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) • Actively participates in provider recruitment process, provider development and retention • Provides input for provider annual evaluations. Financial • Maintains current understanding of provider productivity measures and ability to compare against National, State and System benchmarks, within the context of the practice performance model. • Works with Lead Physician, EMMC, Emergency Department to ensure effective, efficient and cost-effective use of clinical resources in order to maintain an environment that strives to meet budget goals. Strategic • Identifies and evaluates opportunities to improve service offerings consistent with EMMC and EMHS mission and priorities Evaluations: Annual evaluations will be completed by the Lead Physician EMMC, Emergency Department in conjunction with on-site Lead Physician and Chief Medical Officer EMMC, and shall include, at a minimum, measurement of performance regarding all of the above duties. Input from multiple sources will be obtained to complete the evaluation. It is understood that the designation of Lead Physician is as the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer and includes the additional duties as detailed in this Exhibit A1; at any point the Chief Medical Officer may elect to relieve the Physician of Lead Physician responsibilities with at least thirty (30) days written notice from the Chief Medical Officer. Physician shall provide at least thirty (30) days’ written notice to EMMC in the event he elects to no longer serve as Lead Physician. Meetings • Attends monthly Medical Staff Quality Meetings • Attends quarterly Hospital Based Physician Service Meetings • Meets biweekly with Lead Physician EMMC/ED Director to discuss operations, quality and policies pertinent to the emergency department. Compensation In addition to the base salary listed, the Physician is eligible for an additional $12,000/year compensation (annualized) for periods of time that he/she is designated by the Chief Medical Officer to serve as the Lead Physician. Any such additional compensation will be paid in accordance with the regular payroll cycle as additional income to the Physician. It is understood that the designation of Lead Physician is at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer and includes the additional duties as detailed in Exhibit A1; at any point the Chief Medical Officer may elect to relieve the Physician of Lead Physician responsibilities with at least thirty (30) days written notice from the Chief Medical Officer. Exhibit A2 See Exhibit A2 for additional role of the Local Site Director/Lead Physician, Inland Hospital ED Exhibit A2 – Job Description Lead Physician Name of Physician: Position: Addendum to: Local Site Director/ Lead Physician, Inland Hospital ED FTE Allocation: Reports to: Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Maine Medical Center Lead Physician, Emergency Department, EMMC At Inland Hospital a DYAD management model exists for the Emergency Department. The on-site Lead Physician will participate in a DYAD management role with Inland Hospital ED Nursing Director as follows: 1) Collaborate to address operational and clinical issues 2) Identify opportunities for clinical improvement, measureable goals and quality indicators specific to the Emergency Department at Inland Hospital. 3) Collaborates with local nurse ED Director on cost effective use of resources and budget. 4) Obtains input from local Nurse Director and CNO Inland Hospital for evaluation of clinical staff in their performance of all goals and objectives for Inland Hospital ED. 5) Meets weekly with local ED Nurse Director to discuss operational issues and patient complaints. 6) Has reporting role to Inland CMO. A comprehensive benefit package, which includes, Medical, Dental, Earned Benefit time, CME allowance and Medical School loan support benefit. For more information, please contact: Sherry Tardy, Director of Business Development/ Physician Relations Stardy@emhs.org (207) 487-4085

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