Cardiac Surgery - Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Job with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, PA

Medical Director of Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Opportunity at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:No
  • Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 11/29/2021
  • 825580

Physicians at Lancaster General Health are often found collaborating with their peers and team members to provide a coordinated and holistic approach to care through our patient centered medical home model.  We believe that care must incorporate all needs of the patient.  This includes medically necessary before and after care services, as well as access to socio-economic resources in the community, to ensure their wellbeing as the ultimate path to recovery.  Our belief in this type of approach allows our physicians the opportunity to participate in clinical and organizational improvement huddles, committees and other initiatives, providing opportunities to innovate within their own practices as well as the overarching health system. 


Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is seeking a full-time BC/BE Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit with Fellowship Training in Critical Care to implement and lead the Cardiac Intensivist Program.   Work collaboratively with the Cardiac Surgery Managing Physician, Service Line leadership and hospital administration to coordinate all programmatic elements of the service. The Cardiac Intensivist Program will have night Advance Practice Clinician (APC) coverage, daytime physician leadership coverage (staffed by this position) and other supportive clinical team positions. The Cardiac Surgery practice consists of three surgeon, six PA-Cs and two CRNPs. The Cardiac Intensivist role will have the responsibility of coordinating all aspects of the dedicated CTICU as it relates to both pre-op and post-op Open Heart Surgery (OHS) patients in addition to those Cardiovascular patients deemed appropriate for this service  (VAD, TEVAR, major open vascular, EVAR, IABP patient’s, complex TAVR,  heart failure, etc.). Complex valve repairs and ventricular reconstruction, ventricular assist devices, thoracic aortic stenting, trans catheter heart valve procedures, and da Vinci robotic surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art digital OR suites. 


We seek candidates with a special interest in both VA and VV ECMO as the physician leader will help set the governance expectations for the ECMO patients at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.  The physician leader will work in partnership with physicians at Lancaster General Hospital and the Critical Care Alliance across PENN Medicine to establish pre and post OHS care protocols and pathways.  This leadership role includes collaboration and partnership to assure alignment with PENN departments across the health system. 


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Medicine (Allopathic/Osteopathic)
  • Completion of an accredited Residency
  • Completion of an accredited Critical Care Fellowship
  • Possess or able to obtain an unrestricted PA Medical License
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • Proven experience in working as part of systems is highly preferred
  • Experience required in mechanical cardiopulmonary support modalities and ventricular assist devices and ECMO
  • Will consider Cardiac Surgeons or Cardiac Anesthesiologists with proven experience in Critical Care


PENN MEDICINE LGHP  offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH  combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.