Post Hospital Discharge Clinic & Perioperative Care Clinic Physician

Kaiser Permanente – Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Long Beach, California
Closing date
Sep 2, 2023

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Internal Medicine
Full Time
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Terms: 0.8 FTE

Qualifications: MD/DO; Board-Certified or Board-Eligible Internal Medicine physician with active California and DEA licenses


  • At least (3) three years of inpatient post-residency training within the last 5 years AND / OR
  • At least (1) one year of perioperative experiencewithin the last 5 years.

Job Summary:

This is a non-paneled position to provide both virtual and in-person medical care.

Transitional Care Internist experienced and able to provide care across a continuum of transitions:

  1. Pre-operative evaluation and assessment of patients planning to undergo surgery. The care will involve partnering and coordinating care with Anesthesia, Surgery and Medical subspecialties.
  2. Post-hospital and post-ER follow-up care for high-risk patients. The work will encompass the Transitional Care space to ensure the coordination and management of these patients in the appropriate setting.
  3. Virtual hospital at home (AMCAH) with hospital level of care provided within patient home, coordinated with the assistance of the Home Health program and case managers.
  4. Acute Ambulatory Treatment Center (AATC) for care of medically complex patients requiring acute care in an ambulatory setting.


This position will require the physician to provide the pre-operative evaluation for medically complex patients requiring surgery.

The physician will assist the Bridge clinic in examining the following subset of patients: 1) POSH (Post-hospital/ED discharges), 2) Complex Care patients (medically and socially complex patients requiring intensive case management), and patients enrolled in the AMCAH (Advanced medical care at home) program, where virtual care is provided for qualifying in-patients to receive hospital-level care at home

The physician duties will also include working in the future Acute Ambulatory Treatment Center (AATC). This center will provide the monitoring, intervention, and treatment of patients with exacerbation of disease (such as COPD, CHF), those in need of procedures, and infusions. The position will involve mentoring APP and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team. There will be a potential for evening and weekend duties involved.

We are seeking a flexible and highly motivated physician who can work independently and adapt to a dynamic work structure.


The philosophy and beliefs of Southern California Permanente Medical Group are rooted in the founding principles of the Kaiser Permanente integrated managed care partnership established in 1945 between physicians and the Kaiser Foundation. That word partnership is important. We are a physician-led partnership with a mission to transform the practice of medicine.

At SCPMG, we continue to empower our providers to lead. We understand that our success is made possible through the skills, ambition and leadership of our physicians and professional staff. We invest in our physicians and staff through continuing education, training, technology support and a nation-leading Physician Wellness program. And to further the legacy of our philosophy we are investing in the future: the Permanente Medical School scheduled to open in 2019 will train future generations of doctors to practice responsible, ethical, collaborative and fulfilling medicine.

We continually improve the health and wellness of our patients, our physicians, and our communities with our equation of responsible, ethical and effective care.

Join us as we continue to deliver The Answer to Healthcare in America.

About the area

With the Pacific Ocean as one of our boundaries, the South Bay service area offers a wide variety of activities and cultural opportunities. Famous beaches are close by, and exploring the Palos Verdes Peninsula is a local pastime. With the riches of our own area, along with Los Angeles to the north and Long Beach to the south, the South Bay team can always find great dining, museums, entertainment, and sporting events.

Working here

With a culture grounded in transformation, the South Bay service area is one of the most dynamic in the region. There is a great emphasis on development; physicians at all levels of seniority are encouraged to step up and lead. Trying a different approach to better outcomes is not only encouraged, but supported. That we have a relatively young leadership team speaks to our efforts to open the higher ranks to new associates and partners. Opportunities abound to become involved in committees or in the community, in academics or research, and in clinical operations and purview. Our collegial, inclusive environment keeps the team connected and engaged, promoting a healthy work-life balance and supporting activities that span different age ranges and interests.

Equal Employment Opportunity

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status

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