$80K — $100K *
BHI Bristol Hospital Main Cam - Bristol, CT
SUMMARY: The IMS Hospitalist Physician is a licensed physician adept at the evaluation and management of inpatients at the request of a patient's primary care physician, attending physician or hospital nursing services. The IMS Hospitalist Physician will assist utilization personnel, administration personnel or their designees in Hospital Case Management activities to support the appropriate utilization of Hospital resources and the provision of patient services in the appropriate setting. The IMS Hospitalist Physician will cooperate with administrative personnel to ensure timely and continuous coverage of the program.
For patients under their management, the Hospitalist shall conduct initial patient assessments and admission procedures; formulate and implement a treatment plan; schedule and review clinical and diagnostic tests as medically necessary for each patient; provide timely and regular reports to primary care physicians and family members regarding all aspects of patients' medical conditions and course of treatments; conduct multiple rounds daily as necessary for the acuity of patients' conditions; coordinate and integrate specialty and subspecialty consultations; coordinate patient transfers to and from the intensive care unit, medical/surgical unit, skilled nursing facility or home; conduct timely and proactive discharge planning to include ensuring appropriate follow-up with the primary care physician has been arranged.
During hours of scheduled hospital attendance, the Hospitalist shall respond to all cardiopulmonary resuscitations and emergency calls, with the exception of patients in the Emergency Department and Surgery.
The Hospitalist shall coordinate with the case management department of the Hospital as appropriate for each patient under their care for timely and proactive discharge planning. Hospitalist shall inform Hospital and/or primary care physicians of any problems identified after a patient is discharged, to include notification of any abnormal pending diagnostic reports.
Along with other members of the IMS Hospitalist physicians, provide on-call coverage administration, onsite or offsite by telephone, responding within time frames established by the medical staff for emergent, urgent and routine requests.
Hospitalist shall be available for and respond to provide admission, management and consultation of unassigned medical and family practice patients and other hospital affiliated patients including but not limited to psychiatric patients, as requested.
Hospitalist shall maintain an effective communication process to interface with referring primary care physicians, attending physicians, consultants, nursing, patients and family members.
Hospitalist shall accurately and completely document all patient encounters in patient medical records and encounter forms consistent with evaluation and management documentation guidelines.
Perform any other duties reasonably related to this Agreement as requested by Hospital Administration or their designee.
Participate and cooperate in the completion of the monthly hospitalists schedule.
Participate in compliance, in service and other administrative programs related to the responsibilities of this Agreement.
Cooperate with Hospital Administration or its designees in all matters related to the recovery of reimbursement for professional services performed under this Agreement including, but not limited to, the enrollment in all insurance plans designated by Hospital and reassignment of all reimbursements for hospitalist services to the Hospital.
Assist in the development and implementation of clinical pathways, protocols, core measure compliance and other clinical effectiveness projects at the request of Hospital Administration or their designee.
Comply with all Medical Staff Bylaws and rules and regulations and Hospital policies and procedures as currently exist or are hereinafter amended.
GOOD CITIZENSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain excellent working relationships with, and participate in the implementation and improvement of systems to provide excellent service to patients, physicians, colleagues, and Hospital staff. Participate in the resolution of patient and provider complaints and enhancement of patient and provider satisfaction as measured by periodic surveys
Maintain excellent working relationships with and communication with the other physician members of the Hospitalist practice, support personnel provided to the Hospitalist practice, Hospital administration, and Medical Staff leadership. Participate as requested by the Hospitalist practice Medical Director, in periodic team meetings, e-mail and/or other communication methods to foster effective working relationships and reduce variation in practice patterns.
Complete and maintain adequate and proper medical records with respect to all patients examined or treated in accordance with all legal, accreditation, regulatory and third party payor requirements.
Attend periodic meetings to review the effectiveness and performance of Hospitalist program and its providers.
Educational / Minimum Requirements:
Current licensure in the State of Connecticut and DEA registration
Board certified or eligible in internal medicine
Current ACLS certification.
Maintenance of appropriate privileges at Bristol Hospital
State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements:
Bristol Hospital Mandated Educational Requirements:
General orientation at time of hire. Fire/Safety/Infection Control annually. Other programs as mandated by Hospital.
Normal office conditions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Valid through: 6/28/2021