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RWJBarnabas Health is Seeking a Medical Director of the Cardiac Critical Care Unit in Newark, NJ

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Job ID: 843010


Facility: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Address: 201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112

Opportunity Criteria

Specialty: Cardiology
Profession: Physician (MD,DO, Resident)


RWJBarnabas Health is Seeking a Medical Director of the Cardiac Critical Care Unit in Newark, NJ

RWJBarnabas Health and the Division of Cardiology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center seek a Medical Director of the Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCU) at NBIMC. Our Medical Center is one of the nation’s largest heart transplant centers with the leading Advanced Heart Failure, Shock, and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs in NJ, and a known destination for Structural, Complex Coronary, and Endovascular interventions. This is a great opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team and lead all aspects of cardiac critical care in a quaternary level cardiovascular center.  

This position will be embedded within the Division of Cardiology. The ideal candidate will  oversee the Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCU) at NBIMC as its Medical Director and will work with a team of critical care intensivists, cardiologists, critical care advanced practitioners, cardiology fellows and residents. The candidate will work to standardize the care of patients in the CCU, setting programmatic goals and metrics for quality, safety, and efficiency, developing clinical protocols, and implementing standards of practice. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the multidisciplinary management of critical care patients, including pre and post heart transplant patients, those with temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support devices, and those with other conditions such as myocardial infarction, post-cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism, and shock.

The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team that includes other Heart Failure and Transplant physicians, Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Physicians. The candidate will have an academic track record and the desire and ability to educate and mentor students, residents, fellows, and staff, to implement quality improvement initiatives, and to participate in clinical research.

The position offers excellent compensation, a robust benefits package, and the opportunity to join the largest integrated healthcare system in New Jersey.

Located in Northern, NJ, this role is in close proximity to the bright lights of NYC, surrounded by top notch schools, charming downtowns, and delicious multicultural restaurants!

More about this position:

  • Board Certification in Critical Care is required
  • Additional board certification in Cardiology, prior expertise treating advanced heart failure or heart transplant patients, or experience in a CCU setting is preferred/encouraged (not required)
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant previous experience
  • New Jersey licensed or eligible for New Jersey licensure

To learn more about this position and other opportunities throughout New Jersey and with RWJBarnabas Health, please contact

About Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

First established in 1901, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region. Staffed with more than 800 physicians, 3200 employees, and 150 volunteers, our hospital is ready to provide you and your family with the quality care you need.

Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s 10 largest heart transplant centers, RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program; and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. Our medical center is home to the most comprehensive robotic surgery center in the state, and we were the first hospital in NJ to establish an accredited sleep disorders center. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care, and treatment options.

Newark Beth Israel is renowned for its many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community. As part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest healthcare delivery system in the state, we have access to advanced technology and a variety of medical specialists.

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than three million patients each year. With 12 acute care hospitals, 3 children's hospitals, a growing number of our outpatient facilities and physician practices, our healthcare system is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.

Our dedication to serving the people of New Jersey extends far beyond the care we provide within our hospital walls. We support programs that promote health and wellness in our communities and provide access to services that would otherwise be unavailable. We are committed to the ongoing improvement of the health, quality of life, and vitality of our communities. We strive to bring the best healthcare to meet the evolving needs of residents in New Jersey — whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Our partnership with Rutgers University creates the state’s largest academic healthcare system dedicated to providing high-quality patient care, leading-edge research, and world-class health and medical education, further advancing our mission of providing high-quality healthcare in New Jersey.

The new collaboration also aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research, and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

RWJBarnabas Health is an equal opportunity employer.

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