Job Description


Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: variable

5/12/2022

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.

ENVIRONMENT:

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:

  1. Graduate of an accredited four-year U.S medical school or its equivalent.
  2. Current Board Certification in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.
  3. Must have a current Alaska State license to practice Medicine.
  4. DEA registration. 
  5. Current BLS, ACLS required for Internal Medicine.  Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, STABLE for Family Medicine. 
     

SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Performs all job functions in a safe manner.
  2. Identifies safety hazards in the department and the workplace.
  3. Reports all injuries per Hospital policy.  All reports must be made within 24 hours.

 

ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

 

  1. Provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative health services to patients admitted to South Peninsula Hospital.
  2. Evaluate and treat patients as the primary inpatient attending physician, or in consultation with surgical specialists.
  3. Provide consultation to the emergency department physicians regarding patients that may require hospital admission to the acute care department.
  4. Coordinate therapeutic, consultative and diagnostic evaluations as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  5. Coordinate patient care with nursing staff, social services, discharge planners, outpatient and community resources.
  6. 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.
  7. Endeavor to complete patient charting/documentation within three days of encounter to allow for timely billing.
  8. Performs other related office duties as required and assigned.

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