Facility Medical Director

Adeptus Health   •  

Aurora, IL

Industry: Patient Care


Less than 5 years

Posted 383 days ago

Company Overview

UCHealth: UCHealth strives to provide Colorado with the highest quality emergency medical care with the highest quality patientexperience. We are apartnership combining the Memorial Health System, based in Colorado Springs, Poudre Valley Health System, based in Fort Collins, and Denver metro-based University of Colorado Hospital. We've partnered with Adeptus Health to operate freestanding, state-of-the-art emergency rooms in neighborhoods across Denver and Colorado Springs. Our approach offers the same quality of care found in a hospital ER, but without the wait or the driving time needed to reach a hospital ER. Our commitment to innovative, qualityhealthcare is one of the reasons US News & WorldReport ranked us among the best hospitals in the country.Applyto join our team today!

About Adeptus Health

Adeptus Health is a leading patient-centered healthcare organization expanding access to the highest quality emergency medical care through its network of freestanding emergency rooms and partnerships with premier healthcare providers. All Adeptus Health freestanding facilities are fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology, on-site laboratory, and staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. For the last four years, Adeptus Health has exceeded the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction according to patient feedback collected nationwide by Press Ganey Associates Inc. Adeptus Health also was named a 2016 and 2017 Best Workplaces in Healthcare by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.  For more information, please visit adpt.com.


Staffing Duties:

  1. Maintain the department fully staffed, complying promptly with recruiter requests to telephone interested candidates as needed.  The Facility Medical Director should interview candidates when not occupied with clinical duties.
  2. Create a schedule, which is equitable, periodically working all types of shifts.
  3. Appropriately divide time at hospital between clinical and administrative duties.
  4. Complete staffingschedule according to NMP policy.

Educational Duties:

  1. Orient all new providers to the department.  This should be done as a formal process using a checklist.  It is estimated that four (4) hours will be spent in orienting new providers prior to their starting clinical work.
  2. Ensure that new providers are closely supervised during their first few shifts.
  3. Consistently transmits to providers all information and directives from Corporate.
  4. Ensure compliance amongst providers with educational programs; to include compliance-training, blood borne pathogen training and patient safety solutions.
  5. Present educational topics to staff on a regular basis.
  6. Orients new hospital Attending Providers to the ED, including policies, procedures and conflict resolution.


  1. Spend adequate time at hospital outside clinical shifts to fulfill administrative duties.
  2. At all times provide direction and leadership for the ED.
  3. Meet regularly with nursing, hospital administration, and directors of ancillary departments, as well as hospital Risk Manager.
  4. Have regular, formal ED department meetings with written minutes.
  5. Belong to appropriate hospital committees and ensure ED physician participation in the hospital committee structure.
  6. Participate in hospital activities and be involved in the community, as well as participating in medical staff activities.

Performance Improvement:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive performance improvement program in the department.
  2. Regularly communicate the results of PI activities to hospital management and medical staff.
  3. Institute “Best Practices” initiatives as appropriate.
  4. Cooperate fully with hospital to successfully undergo Joint Commission inspections.


Risk  Management:

  1. Periodic review of chart documentation by ED physicians.
  2. Oversight of the Emergency Department Continuous Quality Improvement process protected under the auspices of the Medical Staff by-laws.
  3. Supervision of the ED practitioners, including: orientation of new providers, periodic performance evaluation, counseling, as necessary.
  4. Complaint management and monitoring.
  5. Participation in the Risk Management Quality Initiatives.
  6. Participation in Corporate Quality Initiatives as requested.

Corporate Support:

  1. Promote a positive image for National Medical Professionals amongst physicians and hospital personnel.
  2. Accomplish specific tasks assigned by EMD and comply with reporting requirements
  3. Assist staff in ensuring that physicians comply with NMP requirements regarding credentialing, educational efforts and incidents reporting.
  4. Fulfill contractual obligations to the hospital.
  5. Cooperate with QA initiatives of the hospital in conjunction with Corporate to accomplish assigned initiatives.


  1. BC or BE in Emergency Medicine.
  2. BC Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine with a minimum of 3 years of emergency medicine experience. 
  3. Previous management and leadership experience in an ED setting.
  4. Excellent communication skills.
  5. Strong clinical skills.


Professional Competencies:

  1. Maintain personal credentials to include licensure, DEA registration, Board Certification and additional requirements such as ACLS, ATLS, PALS as required by hospital or contract.
  2. Stay current on best practices in the specialty through a personal program of C.M.E.
  3. Consistently demonstrate effective communication, negotiation and conflict skills.
  4. Maintain a positive and optimistic attitude in the performance of duties.

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