Lead Advanced Practitioner - Emergency Medicine (Lahey Hospital and Medical Center)

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 173911-1A
Date Posted: Mar 29, 2022
Category: Adv Practice/Non MD Provider

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Lead Advanced Practitioner Responsibilities 

  • Facilitates Strategic Planning including, but not limited to: 

  • Partnership with the Department Chair and Executive Director with goal of optimizing the contribution of the Department Advanced Practitioners to the Departmental Overall Goals 

  • AP fellowship when applicable 

  • AP research/QI projects 

  • Other Departmental and/or hospital-wide project participation as determined with the Lead AP, Department Chair (and/or designee) and Executive Director 

  • Personnel management in concert with the Department Chair or designee  

  • Includes yearly evaluations of AP team (with Chair or designee when appropriate) 

  • Interval evaluations of newly hired APPs and others as warranted 

  • Be available to meet regularly with AP team members 

  • Participates in hiring process including being main contact for reviewing CVs, facilitating interview scheduling and communicating with hirees throughout the credentialing process 

  • Facilitates the Department level clinical and operational onboarding/training process of newly hired APs 

  • Serves as a mentor for system and clinical development 

  • Participate in corrective action process as needed 

  • In concert with the Emergency Department results management team , oversees the APP training and involvement with the results management program 

  • In conjunction with the Medical Director of Emergency Observation Care, develops and executes changes to protocols 

  • Oversees and manages APP student rotations, encourages participation with teaching both during rotations and in lecture form at APP schools. 

  • Schedule 

  • Produces AP schedule when applicable 

  • Keeps record of earned time usage by each AP and type allocated to sick time per Massachusetts law 

  • Attends Department meetings as directed by the Department Chair  

  • Facilitates continual education of  AP team regarding appropriate billing and coding practices 

  • Lead AP or designee takes sick calls and re-arranges staff for patient care coverage as necessary when applicable 

  • Lead AP or designee coordinates NP/PA students and ensures compliance with Lahey policies regarding students 

  • In concert with the OPPS coordinators conducts routine care surveys via chart audits 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities 

  • Leadership Qualities 

  • Is a high quality clinician 

  • Leads by example 

  • Excellent communication skills. 

  • Ability to interact effectively with medical staff , nursing staff, and other clinical and administrative colleagues as well as with patients and their families. 

  • Knowledge of clinical procedures and protocols. 

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and ability to provide appropriate emotional support. 


  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive experience demonstrating leadership capability 


Diversity is a core value at Beth Israel Lahey Health. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for our staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.