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Associate Regional Medical Director Emergency Medicine - Northeast Region

Job Title Associate Regional Medical Director Emergency Medicine - Northeast Region Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Physician Hospital Based, Physician Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department Emergency Medicine Division Date posted 04/19/2024 Job ID R-61340

Job Summary

Geisinger's Department of Emergency Medicine is looking for an Associate Regional Medical Director to represent our Northeast region.

Job Duties

The Associate Regional Medical Director (ARD) is an administrative physician manager reporting to the Regional Medical Director (RMD). This person assists with the oversight of clinical operations for Geisinger’s northeast region hospital emergency departments (Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center [GWV] and Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre [GSWB] in Wilkes-Barre, PA). The ARD is a key member of the Emergency Medicine Service Line (EMSL) management team, and as such, in this role should carry no other significant Geisinger administrative responsibilities. The ARD helps ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care to ED patients through leadership and management of their teams, collaboration with other medical services, and participation in ongoing quality committees within and external to the emergency department.

Clinical duties:

The ARD will have 0.2 FTE protected time for their administrative duties, which is the equivalent of 25 clinical hours reduction. The ARD will work a minimum of 2 clinical shifts at both of the northeast region locations each month. The remainder of their clinical hours can be worked at the discretion of the ARD (for example, all in one location, or also divided up among locations).

Administrative duties:

(The ARD’s clinical schedule should be made to avoid conflicts with these events as much as possible):

  • Serve as the RMD during times when the RMD is out of town or unavailable
  • Attend key EMSL meetings including the EM Leadership Council, the EMSL Clinical Leadership Meeting, and the GWV/GSWB report-out meetings
  • Assist with the coordination and leading of monthly staff meetings for the northeast region ED team
  • Assist with the management and publication of the monthly clinical schedules for the northeast region
  • Provide substantial input for all required evaluations and performance summaries for the physician staff in the northeast region
  • Assist with the interview and selection process for prospective EM physician and APP hires
  • Assist with the review and response for patient liaison and quality committee cases referred for EM management review
  • Serve as a liaison between EM clinical operations and EM resident/medical student education
  • Participate in northeast region medical meetings and committees which may include:
  • Sepsis committee (northeast and systemwide) (monthly)
  • GWV/GSWB emergency management committees (monthly)
  • Patient experience (monthly)
  • ED informatics (monthly)
  • Pediatric emergency medicine huddles (weekly)
  • Inpatient quality steering committee (monthly)

Education and experience (Required): Career emergency physician with proven clinical and administrative skills. Board certification or eligibility in emergency medicine by ABEM or AOBEM


Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania


Systems-Based Practice; Professional Etiquette; Patient Care And Procedural Skills

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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