CCU (ICU) Hospitalist


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Job Number 51427
Posted 12/4/2017
Account Mercy Hospital
Department HOSPITAL MEDICINE PROGRAM
Location MERCY STATE STREET, ME 04101
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day/Evening
Hours 10 or 12 hours
Job Details
Mercy Hospital is hiring for a full time CCU Hospitalist. Are you a team player that values patient care? Apply today!

The Hospital Medicine Program is a 24/7 in-house service. Physicians are expected to work day, night, weekday, weekend and holiday shifts that are shared equitably amongst members of the group. General job responsibilities include care for all patients referred to the service during their hospital stay, facilitation of patient and family involvement in the medical process with cultivation of the highest level of patient satisfaction, provision of medicine consultations, as requested, and clinical supervision of advanced practice providers (APPs). Providers must have a keen knowledge of the fundamental importance of accurate and timely transitions of care between members of the service, colleagues on other hospital based services, colleagues in the community, and other facilities. They will establish and maintain good relationships with referring providers. Appropriate communication with primary and other outpatient providers, especially at the time of discharge and with deterioration in clinical status, is expected. Physicians are expected to communicate with home care and post discharge facilities as necessary. Physicians must cooperate with policies of third-party payers, consistent with patient safety. They must strive to make efficient use of hospital resources and abide by agreed upon standards of care and implement patient care protocols as required. Hospitalist physicians are expected to participate in unit based rounds, multidisciplinary rounds, work as a dyad with assigned APP teammate, and participate in clinical quality improvement projects. Physicians must work collaboratively with nursing and ancillary staff. They are expected to attend division meetings and actively participate in Mercy Hospital and Mercy Medical Group committees.

CCU Hospitalists will take on additional responsibilities in the critical care unit (CCU) including CCU admissions, intermediate care admissions/consultations and necessary procedures, all with appropriate intensivist back-up. Training and support will be provided in order assist the CCU Hospitalist in the acquisition and maintenance of required skills. CCU Hospitalists will integrate within the larger hospitalist team. Work setting will not be exclusive to the CCU and will include admissions and management of patients on medical floors. Responsibilities, workload and schedule, however, will be equitably balanced to allow the CCU Hospitalist to attend to critical patients as required. CCU Hospitalists are expected to take an active role in the design, implementation and growth of our CCU service. They will take on clinical leadership responsibilities as required, and are expected to provide ongoing educational support to CCU nurses and staff. Hospitalists must understand that responsibilities will evolve as the program matures.

The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.

Job Requirements:

Must be Board certified or eligible internal medicine (specify board). Must be eligible for a State of Maine license.

A MD or DO required. Must be eligible for Mercy Hospital Staff membership.The incumbent must have an interest in the care of hospitalized patients. Must have a commitment to high quality, resource-efficient care. Must possess excellent communications skills.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
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