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Physician - Hospitalist - Medical Director

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Longview
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description
Hospitalist Medical Director

CHRISTUS Health, is seeking board certified Hospitalists to join an established practice at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas as the Medical Director. This is an employed positions with a competitive salary, quality bonus, moving allowance, a comprehensive benefits package and no state income tax.

Medical Director Duties and Responsibilities:

-Responsible for ensuring the ethical practice of Hospitalist medicine.

-Directly supervises and has responsibility for Hospitalist physicians in clinical, quality, and assigned administrative duties.

-Provides high quality, efficient, cost-effective professional medical services to all patients; consult with sub-specialists as appropriate to determine the appropriate course and level of care.

-Meets bi-monthly with Chief Hospitalist to Integrate and align Adult Hospitalist Medicine Into hospital operations, initiatives and strategic goals.

-Promotes and participates in a collaborative, interdisciplinary Hospitalist leadership team.

-Collaborates with nursing leadership and Hospitalist leadership team to ensure that departmental performance meets or exceeds standards described in medical staff rules and regulations, the hospital bylaws, departmental policies by the Joint Commission, and in other appropriate local and national standards.

-Works with Hospitalist team to ensure that the department meets or exceeds its defined objectives for Improvement, growth, and expansion.

-Along with the Chief Hospitalist, helps build enthusiasm, stability, teamwork and competence among employees through supervision, individualized evaluation and counseling, training, and praise for a job well done.

-Ensures departmental polices are known, understood, and implemented by the Hospitalist physicians.

-Monitors correctness and appropriateness of the Hospitalist department records; implements corrective intervention as required in association with medical records and quality assurance mechanisms.

-Establishes and encourages participation in Hospitalist meetings for physicians.

-The Medical Director shall ensure that the Hospitalist department has effective communications with patients, families, care team members, and other key constituents.

-Enhances the orientation process for new department members as needed.

-Creates and conducts forms and meetings to facilitate quality communication and problem solving.

-Works with the Hospitalist team including Hospital leadership and others as Indicated to plan for and manage the change process.

-Monitors patient census, adjusting resources to locations as appropriate.

-Analyzes, develops, or modifies staffing models.

-Participates In patient throughput initiatives.

-In conjunction with the hospital's department of patient relations and risk management, handles patient complaints.

-Works directly with Director of Physician Advisors on timely completion of appeals, case reviews, appropriate documentation, and queries.

-Works directly with Director of Care Management for timely management of patients for discharge to appropriate post-acute level of care.

-Leads Long Length of Stay meeting in conjunction with Director of Care Management.

-Responsible for ensuring the ethical practice of Hospitalist medicine.

-Directly supervises and has responsibility for Hospitalist physicians in clinical, quality, and assigned administrative duties.

-Provides high quality, efficient, cost-effective professional medical services to all patients; consult with sub-specialists as appropriate to determine the appropriate course and level of care.

-Meets bi-monthly with Chief Hospitalist to Integrate and align Adult Hospitalist Medicine Into hospital operations, initiatives and strategic goals.

-Promotes and participates in a collaborative, interdisciplinary Hospitalist leadership team.

-Collaborates with nursing leadership and Hospitalist leadership team to ensure that departmental performance meets or exceeds standards described in medical staff rules and regulations, the hospital bylaws, departmental policies by the Joint Commission, and in other appropriate local and national standards.

-Works with Hospitalist team to ensure that the department meets or exceeds its defined objectives for Improvement, growth, and expansion.

-Along with the Chief Hospitalist, helps build enthusiasm, stability, teamwork and competence among employees through supervision, individualized evaluation and counseling, training, and praise for a job well done.

-Ensures departmental polices are known, understood, and implemented by the Hospitalist physicians.

-Monitors correctness and appropriateness of the Hospitalist department records; implements corrective intervention as required in association with medical records and quality assurance mechanisms.

-Establishes and encourages participation in Hospitalist meetings for physicians.

-The Medical Director shall ensure that the Hospitalist department has effective communications with patients, families, care team members, and other key constituents.

-Enhances the orientation process for new department members as needed.

-Creates and conducts forms and meetings to facilitate quality communication and problem solving.

-Works with the Hospitalist team including Hospital leadership and others as Indicated to plan for and manage the change process.

-Monitors patient census, adjusting resources to locations as appropriate.

-Analyzes, develops, or modifies staffing models.

-Participates In patient throughput initiatives.

-In conjunction with the hospital's department of patient relations and risk management, handles patient complaints.

-Works directly with Director of Physician Advisors on timely completion of appeals, case reviews, appropriate documentation, and queries.

-Works directly with Director of Care Management for timely management of patients for discharge to appropriate post-acute level of care.

-Leads Long Length of Stay meeting in conjunction with Director of Care Management.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Shannon Denney

shannon.denney@christushealth.org

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Longview , Physician - Hospitalist - Medical Director, Healthcare , Longview, Texas

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