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Regional Associate Medical Director Emergency Medicine

Job Title Regional Associate Medical Director Emergency Medicine Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Physician Hospital Based, Physician Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department GWV Emergency Medicine Division Date posted 11/03/2022 Job ID R-37722

Job Summary

Geisinger is seeking two Regional Associate Medical Directors to lead Emergency Medicine services for the geographic regions in the northeast territories.

Job Duties

Reporting directly to the Regional Medical Director, Geisinger Emergency Medicine Regional Associate Medical Directors provide leadership and management for the Emergency Departments (ED), working directly and cooperatively with the Regional Medical Director, administrative and nursing staff, and other departments to provide emergency services for all patients who present to the ED for care. The successful applicant will be expected to work their administrative and clinical time in the regional territory represented.  Individual qualities include, but are not limited to:

  • Exceptional Leadership: Provides unwavering leadership, with comfort and confidence, in all situations.

  • Integrity: Earns others' trust by consistently living out Geisinger’s values (Kindness, Excellence, Learning, Innovation & Safety), and is regarded as an honest and steadfast person of exceptional moral character.

  • Motivating & Encouraging Others: Creates/fosters an environment where people feel valued and important; where staff is engaged and willingly gives their best efforts.

  • Team Building: Brings people together around common goals and Geisinger’s values.

  • Financial & Business Acumen: Demonstrates the ability to understand and use financial information for the good of the organization. Helps position the department in the market to be both successful and competitive.

  • Quality-Focused: Promotes organizational excellence and innovation by creating an environment where issues are addressed proactively, others feel free to suggest improvements to work processes, and persistently focus on quality. 

  • Sound Decision-Making: Makes executive decisions in a timely manner, considering all perspectives using good judgment and insight; consults others when needed/appropriate to arrive at the best outcome. 

  • Systems Perspective: Provides leadership, planning, organization, staffing, coordination, and evaluation for EM at a local level with an eye toward system activities. Possesses a clear vision for the organization; maintains a long-term perspective; creates a positive view of the future and inspires others toward it.

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

At Geisinger, we're not afraid to do things differently when it comes to delivering excellent care. That spirit of innovation and excellence drives everything we do, including:

  • Robust emergency medical services program: nine state-of-the-art helicopters stationed at six bases across the system, two Critical Care Ground Transports in a regional model, a strong and growing ground EMS agency including our nationally recognized mobile integrated health program 

  • Newly ACGME-approved EM residency program in the Northeast Region and longstanding EM residency program in Central Region.

  • Progressive care models focused on innovative early intervention and post-acute care options to decrease hospital and ED congestion.

  • Growing pediatric emergency medicine program.

  • Established trauma program with trauma designations at multiple sites. Each region includes a Level 1 trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, and STEMI receiving center.

  • Embedded, multi-disciplinary team of care managers and clinical pharmacists in emergency departments to create a holistic, streamlined process from triage to discharge.

  • Geisinger has produced and is still home to industry leaders in our specialty including state and national leaders in ACEP, PACEP, ABEM, EMS, Research, and Education.

With Geisinger, you can also take advantage of:

  • Competitive compensation package & benefits including three robust retirement plans, CME, relocation, and more! To learn more about our extensive benefits that allow our employees to live well both in their professional and personal lives, click here.

  • Academic opportunities with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. To learn more about how Geisinger is building healthcare teams of the future, click here.

  • Better quality of life - Enjoy the fresh air, short commutes, a lower cost of living, and tight-knit communities in our respective regions across Pennsylvania. To learn more about living in our service area, click here.

  • Satisfaction of working for a nationally recognized, physician-led healthcare organization committed to leading healthcare change. To learn more about Geisinger’s many accolades, click here.

  • To learn more about why others chose Geisinger, click here.

Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, FACEP, a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and Geisinger’s president and chief executive officer, said it best:

“Practicing emergency medicine at Geisinger offers physicians the opportunity to advance their careers while also making a huge impact, not only in the lives of our patients but on the nation as a whole. Geisinger has been recognized as a leader in the industry for its innovative care."


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

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania


Office Administration

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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