UPMC Pinnacle, a growing, multisite health system is seeking a well-qualified physician to care for patients in our observation units. Join our growing team of observationalists in this new field of medicine. Our team of highly trained providers gives the right care, in the right place as an integral and innovative care team working closely with the ED and the Hospitalists. The ED Observation Unit provides care to patients who are too sick to go home, but do not meet admission criteria.  Many providers consider it the “safety net” of the emergency department.  This position will report up through the Department of Emergency Medicine.  The medical director will serve in a leadership role to build upon the cost effective and improved patient care initiatives.  Treat the conditions that you’re passionate about in a fast paced setting.   

As an Observation Unit Physician you will:
  • Provide medical care to patients in our 14 bed unit at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg or 6 bed unit at UPMC Pinnacle West Shore 
  • Assess and treat patients within 24 hour observation period
  • Provide oversight of advanced practice providers
  • Work with leadership team to improve quality and best practices     
  • Schedule: 10a-7p
  • Additional duties as medical director include:
    • Scheduling
    • QA
    • Establishing practice guidelines
    • Operational oversight
    • Growing team and services across an 8 hospital system

Professional Skills:
  • Board-certified/board-eligible in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine
  • Inpatient experience preferred
  • Commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care to patients
  • Team oriented with ability to provide personalized patient care and demonstrate exceptional clinical outcomes

  • Competitive salary plus incentive bonus
  • Health, life, and disability insurance
  • Medical malpractice insurance
  • Defined contribution plan; 403(b) with employer match
  • CME allowance
Specialty Other Sub Specialty (none)