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Hospitalist (Per Diem)
Job Code:1211-2016
Biweekly Hours:variable hours
FT/PT Status:Per Diem

Job Responsibilities:

Operational Management

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

Demonstrates Proficiency

  • Perform appropriate assessment and internal care as required on all patients who present with internal medical conditions
  • Coordinate patient treatment plan and consult specialists as appropriate
  • Order, interpret, or perform all appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the evaluation and treatment plan
  • Perform essential procedural skills required for internal care, i.e. endotracheal intubation, central line placement, etc.
  • Ensure the ethical practice of internal medicine and respect for all staff and patients
  • Liaison with Medical Director, nursing, and medical staff to ensure a collegial work environment
  • Advocate for due process for complaint resolution and other issues relating the Hospitalist staff
  • Collaborate with appropriate staff to ensure public health department case reporting
  • 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

  • Work collaboratively and supportively with members of the medical staff to provide services to all patients 
  • Assist with developing priorities, goals, and action plans
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams and staff managers to assist with evaluation of programs and services
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Utilizes understanding of regulatory requirements to identify ways to improve process quality and compliance

Job Qualifications:
  • 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
  • Must possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States
  • 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.
  • Board certification in internal medication
  • Must possess the following certifications: ACLS, PALS, BLS
  • 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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411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843

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