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Program Manager Hospital Medicine

Job ID: 166675
Category: Management/Leadership
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2023
Work Schedule: Variable

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Program Manager Hospital Medicine - Mercy Hospital 54th Street


  • The Hospital Medicine program comprises over 40 Physicians employed through Penn Medicine Medical Group partnering with over 25 advance practice providers (APPs) to provide service at 3 hospitals (CCH, PAH and Mercy).
  • The Program Manager, Hospital Medicine will serve as the administrative leader and business/operations partner to the Medical Director of Hospital Medicine. Responsible for planning, directing and coordinating programs and services across multiple entities and departments. Partner with Medical Director to develop and implement complex and multifaceted provider schedules and managing coverage 24/7 including real-time changes related to provider callouts and surge in census. Is responsible for staff management and relationship management with alignment of physician leaders across the program. The Program Manager works along with the Medical Director on strategic initiatives including growth, quality and other areas of improvement.


  • Leads all hospital medicine clinical and staff operations in partnership with Medical Director with a focus on consistent cross site programmatic operations. This includes but is not limited to relationship building and maintenance with administrative staff to ensure a positive working environment, aligning physician leadership across the section and working closely with designated leaders of other departments and entities to ensure optimum execution of operational and strategic initiatives.
  • Responsible for planning, creating and implementing complex multi-layered provider schedules spanning 3 hospitals and multiple services. This includes 24/7 accountability for service coverage including but not limited to real time scheduling changes for sick calls and initiating additional services when hospitals are over capacity. Leads strategic planning for emergency staffing related to vacancies and short and long term leaves.
  • Identifies site specific strategic growth opportunities, develops operational plans and implement new programs/services across departments and/or entities. With Medical Director leads development of 3-5 year business plans and program growth including restructuring and creation of new services and preparing for expanded service, i.e. opening of new hospital.
  • Under direction of the Director of Operations (DOO), leads budget development for hospital medicine as part of the Penn Specialty Physicians budget process and participates in Department budget meetings. Provides input in strategic planning for hospital medicine incentives to optimize payments and manage expenditures. Oversees all hospital medicine moonlighting, tracks and reports activities and costs. Ensures timecards are managed appropriately and providers paid accurately.
  • Partners with provider recruitment and onboarding to assure accountability for open physician positions and tracking of vacancies. Leads design of job descriptions for new positions. Develops staffing solutions to promote faculty well-being and ensure smooth operations during service model transitions. Develops recruitment documents for hires including proformas.
  • Collects data and appropriate quality metrics. Leads the development of dashboards for monthly quality reports which tracks changes in LOS, readmission, patient experience and other quality metrics. Oversees efforts to improve optimal billing practices and monitor trends. Oversees data-driven initiatives of hospital medicine clinical practices to align with entity and health system strategic priorities.
  • Coordinates efforts of participation in UPHS Hospital Alliance, where appropriate. Assists in resource management and planning between workgroups as needed for effective participation in Alliance initiatives. Participates on workgroups to support Alliance efforts.


    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
    • healthcare administration or related field 3+ years experience in healthcare administration. Additional years of experience could serve as proxy for degree
    • Master of Arts or Science
    • healthcare administration or related field
    • Transportation is required as this individual will likely need to travel between the hospitals

    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 that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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