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Physician / Hospitalist / Texas / Locum or Permanent / Hospitalist - C

Company: OptumCare
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your lifes best work.(sm)

The Hospitalist leads a collaborative and comprehensive health care team who follows patients from a single payor system. The Hospitalist follows a patient from admission to discharge and coordinates all aspects of inpatient services. According to city geography, these inpatient services may be in an acute hospital setting, Skilled Nursing Facility, or a Rehabilitation Hospital. The typical hospital census per hospitalist is 7-15. The Hospitalist performance will be tracked and comparatively reported using metrics related to the strategic direction and operational needs of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Hospitalist is expected to be able to provide care consistent with their licensure and/or certification
  • Provides diagnosis, treatment and management of inpatients according to current standards of care and accepted medical practice
  • Utilizes managed care processes for cost effective use of contracted specialists, lab, radiology and extended service providers
  • Completes medical documentation according to acceptable hospital and company standards
  • Communicates and coordinates with the primary care providers to ensure prompt post hospitalization follow-up care
  • Conducts effective and timely communication to patients and/or families regarding treatment plans, diagnoses, prognosis and discharge planning
  • Adheres to hospital core measure requirements
  • Participates in business and patient care meetings, if needed. Attends medical group educational activities
  • Shares call with the team to provide on-call coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, onsite or offsite by telephone, responding within time frames established by Hospitalist Team Director. Call is distributed equitably among team members and is not determined by seniority and/or longevity
  • Works side by side with Case Management to ensure smooth and prompt patient post hospitalization follow-up
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Keywords: OptumCare, Corpus Christi , Physician / Hospitalist / Texas / Locum or Permanent / Hospitalist - C, Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas

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