Internal Medicine/Hospitalist Physician, 1.0 FTE

Seattle, Washington
Nov 01, 2020
Internal Medicine
Position Type
About Us

Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.


Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a full-time and a part-time Hospitalist to join our Seattle team based at our Capitol Hill Campus, Swedish First Hill and Swedish Cherry Hill Hospital in Seattle Washington. These are day hospitalist positions and will include an occasional swing shift. Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of post-training experience and experience in a health care business leadership role.

Swedish is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah) with 1,571 licensed beds, making it the largest not-for-profit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) hospitalists care for Kaiser Permanente of Washington (KPWA) patients with a wide variety of medical issues at the Swedish First Hill campus. WPMG hospitalists are available 24 hours a day to admit, provide excellent, personalized medical care, act as intermediaries for Kaiser Permanente of Washington patients along with subspecialty consultants. WPMG hospitalists will also arrange appropriate follow up care including appointments at discharge.

Central Hospital Inpatient Service Unit (CHIPS) is an 18-bed unit operating in the 4th floor of the Main Building at Kaiser Permanente of Washington (KPWA) Central Hospital. Rooms are comfortable and private or semi-private with attached bathroom and shower. Central Hospital provides medical and surgical inpatient services with the addition of telemetry monitoring anticipated after November 15, 2017 for low acuity patients. Physician care is administered by an Internal Medicine Hospitalist team, Surgeons and Consultative Specialists. Radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bedside nursing care is supplemented by respiratory, physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as dietary services and social work/discharge planning. All members of the Hospital Medical Staff will be privileged to provide care to patients at Central Hospital.


Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, long-term care benefits, and the ability to become a shareholder in our group practice. Learn more about WPMG benefits.


Seattle is a seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 686,800 residents, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. Named by Kiplinger's as one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade," the Seattle metropolitan region is a great place to live, visit and do business. It's home to some of the most recognizable global companies including Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom, REI, and Alaska Airlines. Whether you're looking for economic opportunity, cultural events or educational excellence, you'll find it—and much more—in Seattle.

We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State’s richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.

As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients—the heart of everything we do—first.

Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
    • Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
    • Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
    • Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region

Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other—with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. 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.



Medical Degree MD/DO or better.

Licenses & Certifications

DEA License
Washington Medical Lic


3-5 years of post-training experience and experience in a health care business leadership role.
All applicants must have an unrestricted Washington State Medical License and Federally Issued DEA license.\n
Board Certified or eligible in Internal Medicine.\n
All applicants must possess a full range of clinical skills and an interest in working with an innovative group practice.

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