Tele-Critical Care Nocturnist - Salt Lake City, UT - Kem C. Gardner Supply Chain Center

Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 02, 2019
Position Type
Position Scope

Physician will provide medical intensive care services via the Tele Critical Care (TCC) remote monitoring response center located at the Intermountain Healthcare Supply Chain Center. Intensivist will work with support center critical care registered nurses and advanced practice clinicians to remotely observe real-time clinical data for all critical care patients across the Intermountain enterprise. Additional personnel may be added to TCC, to include pharmacists and respiratory therapists.

Practice Information
  • Physician Responsibilities
    • Support and help execute the bedside attending physician's care plan
    • Assist in identifying new patient problems and suggest management solutions or alternative options
    • Directly communicate with the patient's attending physician on the following:
      • Any concern over imminent patient safety
      • Prior to consulting another physician or group
      • When considering transfer of the patient to another facility
      • Significant patient status change or intervention
    • Do not put bedside nurse in the position of contacting the bedside attending for the above issues. This is the role of the TCC physician and an opportunity to demonstrate effective teamwork and value as an expert in critical care.
    • Using best medical judgment, physicians will assist in preventing patient complications by analyzing clinical data and facilitating implementation of agreed upon best practices based on previously reviewed guidelines/protocols
    • Document clinical care provided according to Intermountain policy
    • Adhere to other "Guidelines and performance expectations for Tele Critical Care (TCC) Physicians" set forth in department specific policy
    • Work with critical care APC in a supervisory role while providing care of TCC patients
    • Facilitate transfers from other Intermountain and non-Intermountain facilities while considering available services, coverage, and load balancing
  • Coverage
    • Physician shall provide in-house "restricted" shift coverage at the TCC. Physician shall not provide on-call coverage for any other hospital while on shift at the TCC. The TCC physician work shifts are:
      • Daytime - 12 hours; currently 0700-1900
      • Nighttime - 12 hours; currently 1900-0700
      • Mid-shift overlap - 12 hours
    • Employment position with the Intermountain Medical Group
    • Competitive salary
    • Full Intermountain benefits that include defined pension, 401K match, medical/dental, and CME
    • Relocation provided, up to 15K
    • Visa sponsorship not available

Position Summary

Total full-time productive hours equal 2040 (170 twelve-hour shifts) per calendar year. Nocturnist position is available for 0.6 to 1.0 FTE. If desirable to the candidate, bedside critical care night and weekend call is available for an additional stipend.

Intermountain Healthcare

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it's realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together . Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible®. Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

For the sixth consecutive year, Intermountain Healthcare was named as one of the "Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare" in 2018 by Becker's Hospital Review .

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,400 employed primary and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Salt Lake Valley is the heart of the state of Utah, which is one of the fastest growing states in the country. The Salt Lake City/Ogden area was ranked as the best place to live in North America by Places Rated Almanac. Salt Lake is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains and is within an hour's drive of nine world-renowned ski resorts and within a day's drive of five national parks. Along with these recreational attractions, there are many cultural and sporting events. There are performances by the Utah Symphony, Ballet West and Pioneer Theater Company as well as a renovated theater that offers Broadway plays. The Sundance Film Festival and the Park City Art Festival are nationally recognized events held in nearby communities. The NBA's Jazz, ECHL Utah Grizzlies hockey, the Salt Lake Bees, a triple-A baseball team, and Real Salt Lake City, a major league soccer team, all represent Salt Lake City. The University of Utah is also in Salt Lake City.