Work Hours: Variable
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The Hospitalist is a confidential position and provides professional services in hospital medicine. The Hospitalist role is an exempt salaried position under the laws of the FLSA. The position is a 5-day rotating call shared among three physicians for maximal continuity of care in the inpatient setting. Call is 24 hours/day with home call, response time to hospital of <20 minutes.
South Peninsula Hospital is a 22-bed critical access hospital with a 28-bed Long Term Care Facility, located on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula with endless recreational opportunities, a great work-life balance, the opportunity to join an energetic, established inpatient facility with a medical staff that works closely together to provide evidenced-based, high quality care to members of our community. We serve a geographic area with a population of approximately 14,000 people in a family friendly community with high quality public school system. The Hospitalist would have close-knit relationships with ER and surgical colleagues/physicians.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
- Graduate of an accredited four-year U.S medical school or its equivalent.
- Current Board Certification in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.
- Must have a current Alaska State license to practice Medicine.
- DEA registration.
- Current BLS, ACLS required for Internal Medicine. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, STABLE for Family Medicine.
- Performs all job functions in a safe manner.
- Identifies safety hazards in the department and the workplace.
- Reports all injuries per Hospital policy. All reports must be made within 24 hours.
- Provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative health services to patients admitted to South Peninsula Hospital.
- Evaluate and treat patients as the primary inpatient attending physician, or in consultation with surgical specialists.
- Provide consultation to the emergency department physicians regarding patients that may require hospital admission to the acute care department.
- Coordinate therapeutic, consultative and diagnostic evaluations as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Coordinate patient care with nursing staff, social services, discharge planners, outpatient and community resources.
- Provide intensive care at the level appropriate for a rural, critical care hospital with E-ICU capabilities, support and in consultation with critical care physicians.
- Endeavor to complete patient charting/documentation within three days of encounter to allow for timely billing.
- Performs other related office duties as required and assigned.