National Director of Observation Medicine


Location: National




Reports to: Chief of Integrated Acute Care

Functions of the Director of Observation Services for USACS:

  • Oversees the development of observation units throughout the USACS system.
  • Oversees observation management at IAC sites.
  • Responsible for participating in Clinical Resource Group, National Clinical Governance Board and chair of the observation subcommittee.
  • To be a resource to unit leadership in the operations of the observation units.
  • Work closely with the APP director of observation services to enhance program development and standardize unit operations.
  • Course director of annual observation medicine conference.


  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice Medicine or Emergency Medicine.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience caring for hospital-based patients.
  • Previous administrative experience.
  • Maintain active state license.
  • Maintain active and up to date ACLS if not EM boarded.
  • Maintain active relevant CME in Observation Medicine.

Clinical and Administrative Job Description

  • Business development – generate opportunity, gather data, create business model, present opportunity and sell model. Presentations conducted on-site to provide hospital leadership with an understanding of observation medicine and its impact on hospital operations from a financial perspective.
  • Assist with the oversight of observation management at IAC locations.
  • Implementation & start up: support and training with all key hospital personnel required to startup an observation unit program.
  • Initial kick-off meeting onsite with hospital leadership.
  • Weekly calls with key hospital personnel during the implementation and start up.
  • Provide educational expertise in the training of ED providers.
  • Observation academy - quarterly conference to train, develop and educate physician medical director, lead APP’s and nurse managers on the operational components of implementing an observation unit.
  • Operations – serve as resource for medical directors and lead APP’s.
  • Drive progression of program including development of needed tools
  • Manage monthly operations meeting and billing/coding meeting monitoring quality and efficiency of every USACS program.
  • Annual observation conference – manage the structure and agenda of annual conference.


Comprehensive benefits package, including:

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