Hospitalist

Employer
Northern Light Health Mercy Hospital - Maine
Location
Portland, Maine
Posted
Dec 14, 2018
Closes
Dec 14, 2019
Ref
1910945
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Opportunity Details:

We invite you to join the Hospitalist team at Mercy Hospital. Recently awarded an ‘A’ grade by Leap Frog and voted in the top 20% of hospitals nationally with four stars for patient satisfaction in the federal government’s new ranking system, Mercy Hospital is proud to have delivered clinical excellence and compassionate care for nearly 100 years.

Care for all patients referred to the service during their hospital stay.  Care for unassigned patients.  Rotate night call with members of the internal medicine call group.  Perform internal medicine consultations, as requested.  Supervise members of physician extender service.  (Intern and medical student supervision and teaching duties as required by UNE).  Communicate with primary physician on admission and at discharge.  Communicate with primary care physician if deterioration in clinical status.  Communicate with home care and post discharge facilities.  Efficient use of hospital resources.  Cooperation with policies of third-party payors, consistent with patient safety.  Implementation of agreed upon standards of care.  Participation in clinical quality improvement projects.  Establish and maintain good relationships with referring doctors.  Participate in division meetings.  Committee assignments as requested.  Develop/Implement patient education protocols.  Work with VNA to develop chronic illness management protocols.  Use CPOE, when available.

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.

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.
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