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Hospitalist (Per Diem)
Job Code:1211-2016
Department:SJMH
Biweekly Hours:variable hours
FT/PT Status:Per Diem
Location:RHCF-SNF-7.6610
  

Job Responsibilities:

Job Results & Essential Functions

Operational Management
1. Attend regular documented meetings (at least monthly) with SJMH providers to discuss systems/patient flow quality, improvement in scheduling, and patient and physician relationships.
 
2. Participate and regularly meet at least monthly with Medical Program Director and/or administration to review progress of hospitalist program.
 
3. Assist with review of approved and updated Joint Commission standards, policies, procedures, and medical protocols regarding patient care.
 
4. In conjunction with the Medical Director, provide guidance to hospitalist program services to include policies, personnel, services, marketing, quality assurance monitoring, and education.
 
5. Regularly assess needs of the program to ensure a harmonious working relationship.
a. encouraging teamwork and participation
b. assist with orienting new providers

Demonstrates Proficiency
 
A. Perform appropriate assessment and internal care as required on all patients who present with internal medical conditions.
B. Coordinate patient treatment plan and consult specialists as appropriate.
C. Order, interpret, or perform all appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the evaluation and treatment plan.
D. Perform essential procedural skills required for internal care, i.e. endotracheal intubation, central line placement, etc.
Responsibilities
A. Ensure the ethical practice of internal medicine and respect for all staff and patients.
B. Liaison with Medical Director, nursing, and medical staff to ensure a collegial work environment.
C. Advocate for due process for complaint resolution and other issues relating the Hospitalist staff.
D. Collaborate with appropriate staff to ensure public health department case reporting.
E. Collaborates with appropriate agencies to ensure intervention and referral of cases such as sexual assault, child or elder abuse and psychiatric crisis.

Effective Collaboration that Helps Achieve Organizational Goals
 
A. Work collaboratively and supportively with members of the medical staff to provide services to all patients.
B. Assist with developing priorities, goals, and action plans.
C. Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams and staff managers to assist with evaluation of programs and services.
D. Work collaboratively with heads of diagnostic and therapeutic departments to ensure availability, quality, and effective use of services, and with chiefs of services to ensure that house staff services are appropriate.
Useful Suggestions for Process Improvement

A. Identifies better, faster, more efficient ways of doing tasks as well as eliminates unnecessary work and all non-value-added activities to enable a focus on work that generates greater value.
B. Responds to requests from Clinical Supervisor, and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to assist with evaluation of programs and services.  Communicates with Supervisor regarding cost savings initiatives and planning.
C. Utilizes understanding of regulatory requirements to identify ways to improve process quality and compliance.



Job Qualifications:

Education & Experience

Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from and institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.

Preferred experience in Internal Medicine, Internal or Family Medicine, Interest in training other trainees.
?Internal medicine physician with proven clinical and administrative skills

Meets ACEP requirements for annual continuing medical education.


Licenses and/or Certifications

Must possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States

Board certification in internal medication

Must possess the following certifications:

  1. ACLS
  2. PALS
  3. BLS

Skills

Strong verbal, organizational and inter personal skills are required.  Appropriately focuses to the audience, whether administrators, medical staff members, EMS providers, or the lay public. Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the financial, managerial, and marketing aspects of internal department.

 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a standing position 50% of the time, move about within the work area,  access file cabinets, copier and fax machines, walk to transport specimens, communicate, converse and exchange information and move, transport or position a minimum weight of 50 lbs.


Other Job Information (if applicable):

JOB TITLE: Medical Director, Hospitalist program                               

 

DEPARTMENT:  Medicine

 

REPORTS TO:      Chief Medical Officer    

 

 

Job SummaryThe Medical Director represents the medical leadership for the Hospitalist Program and its staff, patients, and the community. The performance of the Physician Coordinator/Medical Director sets the stage and example for all aspects of the delivery of medical services.

 

Job Results & Essential Functions

A. Operational Management

1. Attend regular documented meetings (at least monthly) with SJMH providers to discuss systems/patient flow quality, improvement in scheduling, and patient and physician relationships.

 

2. Participate and regularly meet at least monthly with MPD center manager and/or SVHC administration to review progress of hospitalist programs.

 

3. Assist in the professional development and growth of each individual provider and/or physician extenders.

 

4. Assist, regularly review, and annually sign off on, as approved and updated, the latest Joint Commission standard policies, procedures, and medical protocols regarding patient care.

 

5. In conjunction with the Chief of Staff provide guidance to hospitalist program services to include policies, personnel, services, marketing, quality assurance monitoring, and education.

 

6. Regularly assess center medical staff perceptions and needs of the program to ensure a harmonious working relationship, provides leadership to practitioners resulting in overall center improvement by:

a. encouraging teamwork and participation

b. assisting in any necessary face-to-face or phone interviews, recruitment, placement, counseling, and/or termination of physicians

c. orienting new providers and monitoring their ongoing compliance with policies and procedures

d. coordinating provider scheduling to ensure efficiency and maximum 

            productivity

e. being responsible for receiving, investigating, and settling in conjunction with the Chief of Staff all grievances or questions of policy concerning and/or raised by medical providers/physician extenders

f. reviewing, investigating, managing, and reporting all complaints concerning physician staff/physician extenders arising from patients, medical staff, or  administration (Appropriate complaint disposition will include reporting in writing to Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer.)

g. providing clinical leadership and overall supervision to all physician extenders assigned to SJMH

h. interceding in and providing counseling, retraining, direction, and discipline to medical staff regarding contract and productivity issues

 

Demonstrates Proficiency

 

  1. Perform appropriate assessment and internal care as required on all patients who present with internal medical conditions.

  2. Coordinate patient treatment plan and consult specialists as appropriate.

  3. Order, interpret, or perform all appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the evaluation and treatment plan.

  4. Perform essential procedural skills required for internal care, i.e. endotracheal intubation, central line placement, etc.

Responsibilities

  1. Oversee administrative and other supportive activities as required to create an efficient, collegial, and high quality care environment.

  2. Ensure the ethical practice of internal medicine and respect for all staff and patients.

  3. Supervise Hospitalists and other professionals to ensure high quality care and attainment of all required standards of care as required by New York State, St. James Mercy Hospital bylaws, and all relevant oversight organizations.

  4. Liaison with hospital administration, nursing, and medical staff to ensure a collegial work environment.

  5. Schedule all physician and advanced practice providers needed to staff the department

  6. Provide progress and annual reports to administration as required by hospital or regulatory oversight groups.

  7. Establish an effective system for ongoing monitoring of physician competence, career direction, and, when required, remedial action.

  8. Evaluate Hospitalist competence in procedures for which they have privileges.

  9. Advocate for due process for complaint resolution and other issues relating the Hospitalist staff.

  10. Complete initial and regular evaluations of all hospitalists and advanced practice providers.

  11. Collaborate with appropriate staff to ensure public health department case reporting.

  12. Collaborates with appropriate agencies to ensure intervention and referral of cases such as sexual assault, child or elder abuse and psychiatric crisis.

  13. Provide timely audit of charts for completeness and content.

  14. Act as liaison between hospital legal representative and risk management personnel concerning internal department legal issues.

  15. Educate and oversee hospitalist physicians in proper documentation of charts and proper patient-physician interface.

Effective Collaboration that Helps Achieve Organizational Goals

 

  1. Provide leadership and administrative management for the Hospitalist program

  2. Work collaboratively and supportively with members of the medical staff to provide services to all patients.

  3. Assist with developing priorities, goals, and action plans.

  4. Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams and staff managers to assist with evaluation of programs and services.

  5. Work collaboratively with heads of diagnostic and therapeutic departments to ensure availability, quality, and effective use of services, and with chiefs of services to ensure that house staff services are appropriate.

  6. Ensure departmental performance meets or exceeds standards described in medical staff rules and regulations, hospital bylaws, departmental policies, Joint Commission Manual of Accreditation, and in other appropriate local and national standards.

Authority

  1. In fulfilling the purpose of job, the director will employ a wide range of managerial processes and techniques and has the latitude to choose methods that work best in the setting. However, the director is expected to understand the overall system management and employ methods in the management of the department that are harmonious with the overall system.

  2. The director will have authority to manage and direct the activities assigned to the position, provided it is done in agreement with the objectives, policies, and standards of the hospital and within recognized ethical, moral, and legal guidelines.

  3. The director’s authority is derived from the hospitals rules and regulations, administration, and Board of Directors.

 

Position Qualifications

 

Education & Experience

Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from and institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.

 

Preferred experience in Internal Medicine, Internal or Family Medicine, Interest in training other trainees.

 

Internal medicine physician with proven clinical and administrative skills

 

Meets ACEP requirements for annual continuing medical education.

 

Licenses and/or Certifications

Must possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States

 

Board certification in internal medication

 

Must possess the following certifications:

  1. ACLS

  2. PALS

  3. BLS

    Skills

    Strong verbal, organizational and inter personal skills are required.  Appropriately focuses to the audience, whether administrators, medical staff members, EMS providers, or the lay public. Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the financial, managerial, and marketing aspects of internal department.

     

    Physical Demands

    Must be able to remain in a standing position 50% of the time, move about within the work area,  access file cabinets, copier and fax machines, walk to transport specimens, communicate, converse and exchange information and move, transport or position a minimum weight of 50 lbs.

     

  


 
 

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