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Physician Advisor (PA)

Mercy Health System (MHS) is seeking a Physician Advisor for Hospital Case Management (Hospital-based PA) for our Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital divisions.  This is a full-time, administrative position reporting to the Chief Medical Officer for these two facilities.

The physician advisor (PA) is responsible for managing the efficiency of care delivered at the organization, and is accountable to the hospital’s executive team, specifically the Chief Medical Officer. The Physician Advisor works with the medical staff leadership, the attending medical staff, the hospital-based physicians, and the functional areas of case management, social work, discharge planning, and utilization and resource management to develop and implement methods to optimize use of hospital services for all patients while also ensuring the value of care provided. This includes working collaboratively to ensure patients are in the correct status/level of care; reducing length of hospital stay where appropriate, increasing throughput, and ensuring the appropriate use of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities based on evidence-based care.

The Physician Advisor is responsible for assisting the hospital to challenge medical management practices in order to achieve the organization’s desired quality/ patient safety and resource management goals. The Physician Advisor accomplishes this through direct engagement of the medical staff and by contributing pertinent documentation to a provider’s quality profile. The Physician Advisor is an active member of the hospital’s Utilization Review Committee and functions in accordance with the CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation for Utilization Review and other applicable regulatory/compliance and accrediting requirements.


Minimum Job Requirements/Experience:

  • MD/DO degree with current licensure
  • Completion of specialty residency—preferably in internal medicine—with subsequent board certification.
  • Five year experience in a hospital-based or medical staff committee work involving quality management, utilization review/ resource management, or medical staff governance.
  • Knowledge of current medical literature, research methodology, healthcare delivery systems and regulations, and healthcare financial/reimbursement issues.
  • Direct experience with Health Plan/Payer Utilization Review

This employed position includes a competitive salary, including malpractice coverage, paid vacation and CME, health and dental insurance, a 403(b) plan.  Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities.  There is quick access to historic Philadelphia with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants.  Beaches, mountains, New York City and Washington DC are also just a short drive away. 

Submit your CV to:

Sandra Sterthous
Manager for Corporate and Executive Recruitment
Mercy Health System
One West Elm Street, Suite 100
Conshohocken, PA  19428
610.567.6402
ssterthous@mercyhealth.org