Hospitalist Physician

Harrington HealthCare System
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Nov 29, 2018
Dec 29, 2018
Full Time
Position Type

Responsibilities:  Hospitalist Physician/Internal Medicine

Hospitalist Medicine Services to be provided at Harrington Memorial Hospital, located at 100 South Street, Southbridge, MA.

General Summary:

Under the guidance of the Medical Director of Hospitalist Program and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Medical Staff, the Hospitalist shall be responsible for the provision of care to patients admitted to the Hospital’s Hospitalist Service.  The Hospitalist will also be responsible for selected administrative activities as set forth below.  The Duties and Responsibilities described below related to the Hospital Medicine Services may be changed from time upon agreement of the parties.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Participates in the performance improvement, utilization management and quality assurance programs of each Hospital Department.

Performs other administrative services from time to time as requested by the Medical Director of Hospitalist Program

Clinical Responsibilities:

Provide services as an attending physician in internal medicine to unassigned patients and patients admitted to the Hospitalist Service, and consultative services in internal medicine to other inpatients.

Perform initial evaluations on unassigned patients, patients admitted to the Hospitalist Service, and those other patients as requested by any attending physician of record, or their covering physician, or other health care professional (private patients).

Perform initial histories and physical examinations ("H&Ps") with a written plan of management and orders for all patients evaluated during the hours he/she renders the Hospital Medicine Services.  Each such H&P shall include the following:                       

  •                         Chief complaint;
  •                         Details of the present illness;
  •                         Relevant past, social and family history;
  •                         Allergies;
  •                         Relevant review of systems;
  •                         Physical examination to include inventory of body systems and vital signs;
  •                         Conclusions or impressions; and
  •                         Course of action or plan.

Hospitalists may render Hospitalist Medicine Services during day and/or nocturnal shifts