Associate Medical Director - Inpatient Care in Orange at Prospect Medical Systems

Date Posted: 10/24/2020

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Job Description

Associate Medical Director - Inpatient Care

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Associate Medical Director of Inpatient Care provides medical leadership and has responsibility for Health-care-related management of members in the acute and at a lower level of care settings.  Responsibilities include but not limited to leading discharge rounds with staff to ensure an efficient and safe discharge from the acute setting as well as mentoring and assisting in training of clinical and non-clinical leaders; participating in various committees to support performance improvement, improve quality of medical care and the physician and patient experience; providing guidance to contracted physicians providing care in these settings; and enhancing physicians relationships to align with organizational goals.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Oversees inpatient services with attention to average daily census and length of stay in contracted and non-contracted hospital facilities, Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) facilities, Sub-Acute facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Rehabilitation facilities.
  • Oversees patient steerage to contracted facilities.
  • Achieves PMS targeted goals for Utilization measures: average daily census, average length of stay, admissions per thousand, readmissions,
  • Achieves PMS targeted quality metrics for: Beta Blockers after MI, provision of heart failure discharge instructions, post discharge prescription for ACEI-ARB for LV dysfunction and pneumococcal vaccination after the diagnosis or pneumonia.,
  • Monitors the performance of network physicians with regard to the quality, utilization, and cost of care as well as meeting with physicians and especially outlier physicians as necessary to present such data and ensure compliance with goals and targets.
  • Analyzes clinical and financial data to develop and refine management activities, investigate and define sources of variation, and ensure conformance with standards and criteria.
  • Assists in managing and developing an effective network through mentoring, relationship-building and educating IPA physicians. This includes managing relationship with hospitals.
  • Works proactively and collaboratively across the organization to ensure overall business objectives are met and supported.  Attends various meetings and participates on committees as appropriate contributing ideas for improving efficiency, productivity, and member satisfaction.


Minimum Education: Licensed Medical Doctor in the State of California, board-certification preferred.

Minimum Experience: A minimum of 3 years of clinical inpatient care experience.Some experience in medical leadership or oversight responsibilities, preferred. Has strong clinical acumens. Demonstrates value-based competencies in line with our vision, mission and values. Enjoys continuous improvement and learning as well as motivating and developing others. Encourages teamwork. Is somewhat knowledge and experienced in utilizing technology to drive results. Understands how to apply analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills to improve workflow and patient care. Have managed/worked under pressure in a fast paced, nimble environment.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Licensed Medical Doctor in the State of California, board-certification preferred.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords: Hospitals, Leadership, Management, Acute Care, training, mentorship, Patient Experience, LTAC, Sub Acute, Skilled Nursing, utilization, Cost of Care, analytics, reporting, financial data, investigate, IPA Physicians, Member Satisfaction.