Lead Medical Director, Hospital Medicine

This physician is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and enforcing acceptable professional and ethical standards for the Hospital Medicine clinical staff according to its policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives. This individual works with the Hospital Medicine Director of Operations to assure that the Hospital Medicine program meets all related local, state, federal, and accrediting-body rules and hospital regulations. In addition, the medical director serves as liaison between the Hospital Medicine clinical staff and the Chief Medical Officer.

Hospitalists in the Hospital Medicine Department are clinicians who provide clinical care for patients in Catholic Medical Center and satellites and provide consultative internal medicine services to surgical and specialty colleagues.


Under the general direction of the Chief Medical Officer and in collaboration with the Hospital Medicine Director of Operations and within established rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of governing bodies, CMC and the department, the incumbent performs the following functions:

Clinical Role:

This individual's clinical responsibility is to provide direct patient care as a member of the Department of Hospital Medicine. Patient care activities will include, but are not be limited to:

1. Admission, assessment, evaluation, diagnostic determination, on-going treatment and clinical management, necessary referral for consultation, care planning and modification, medications/therapeutic orders, transfer authorization, risk assessment, and, when appropriate, determination of readiness and planning for discharge for inpatients at Catholic Medical Center.

2. Direct contact and consultation with patients and when permitted, with family members, friends, advocates, and others to ensure effective communication of patient status and care plans.

3. Appropriate and on-going communications with ambulatory primary care physicians who routinely manage the care of patients currently in the hospital.

4. Day-to-day patient contact/rounding/care management that actively encourages and includes input from all members of the patient care team.

5. Accurate and timely completion of all clinical and professional records and documentation to assure optimal patient care and compliance with local, state and federal regulatory, licensure and accreditation requirements.

6. Work to create a positive work culture within cross-departmental teams and align this work with other Hospital Medicine initiatives.

7. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Medical Director:

1. In conjunction with the Hospital Medicine Director of Operations, hold regularly scheduled staff meetings, approximately ten per calendar year, at Catholic Medical Center.

2. Meet, approximately, monthly with the Chief Medical Officer to discuss current status of HM program and opportunities for improvement.

3. Meet monthly with the Medical Director of HM for Monadnock Community Hospital. Initiate regular outreach to CMO at all CMC satellites supported by Hospital Medicine services.

4. Attend CMC medical staff meetings and Department of Medicine meetings.

5. Foster and promote the professional development and growth of each HM provider.

6. Routinely assess CMC staff perception of the HM program to ensure harmonious working relationship between them.

7. Provide leadership to practitioners in the HM group so as to support overall performance improvement.

8. Encourage inter-section and inter-department collegiality to ensure smooth transitions of patient care.

9. Receive, investigate, and settle grievance or questions involving hospital medicine providers in a manner consistent with CMC policies and procedures.

10. Work cooperatively and supportively with CMC administration and other physicians to ensure hospitalist services are available, cost-effective, and meeting quality and regulatory guidelines.

11. Provide direct patient care as a hospitalist seven (7), twelve hour shifts each month at CMC.

12. Work cooperatively and supportively with the Catholic Medical Center Hospital Medicine Director of Operations to ensure coordination of HM services between sites.

13. Assist with the development and maintenance of continuous quality improvement programs.

14. Provide feedback to hospital medicine providers to facilitate growth and performance improvement.

15. Responsible for other duties that may be defined in the by-laws of the hospital medical staff and/or designated by the hospital's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer and/or their designees

16. Work collaboratively with the Associate Medical Director of Hospital Medicine and perform their duties if they are unable to do so


Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:

1. Clinical training and skills as mandated by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine physicians.

2. Ability to work with electronic medical records.

3. Ability to work with others in a cooperative, collaborative manner and within a cross-cultural situation.

4. Strong written and oral communication skills.

5. Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

6. Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the demographics and/or specific needs of the patient population served.

7. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing, responding and adapting treatment of care to meet the needs of the patient population served.


(7) 12 hour clinical shifts (84 hours) a month as a Hospitalist and (10) 8 hour administrative days (80 hours) a month in the administrative role as Medical Director of HM.

  • Education:

    Work requires a MD, DO, and completion of advanced graduate medical education in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine with board certification in internal medicine or family medicine.


    Internal Medicine: Successful completion of training as mandated by the ABIM for board eligibility is required. Clinical experience in an inpatient healthcare environment caring for adult patients. Current ACLS certification.

    Family Practice: Successful completion of training as mandated by the ACGME for Family Medicine board eligibility. Board certified and completion of one year fellowship in Hospital Medicine with ICU experience. Current ACLS certification.

    Leadership: Prefer three years of Medical Director Responsibilities.


    Physician will maintain a current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of New Hampshire, federal and state prescriptive authority, and will obtain and maintain board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine/American Board of General Medicine in accordance with the Medical Staff Bylaws of Catholic Medical Center.