Physician Hospitalist Lead - LDS Hospital

Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 14, 2021
Position Type
Job Description:
Effective physician leadership is needed for the hospitalists to help build a healthy One Intermountain culture, engage physicians, and work with the service line and geographic leadership teams. This position champions provider growth and development, innovation, and continuous improvement and is accountable for the successes of the One Intermountain. The incumbent promotes excellence in the fundamentals of extraordinary care by engaging physicians, APP's, and teams across Intermountain Healthcare.

Job Essentials

Lead Hospitalist Services. The Lead Hospitalists act as leads for their given hospitalist group, and do this by completing the following responsibilities:
A. Point person for calls from their direct report Hospitalists regarding personal emergencies, sick call/emergency coverage, high census days/pull team activation.
B. Responsible for health, wellness, engagement, for their Hospitalists.
C. Coordinate and supervise patient care and patient flow at their hospital.
D. Point person to be contacted by Hospital Administrators, nursing leadership, ancillary services, etc.
E. Responsible for reviewing Safety and Quality concerns for Hospitalists and provide feedback, involving Med Surg Triad as necessary.
F. Supervise and review ongoing group member participation with meetings, initiatives, sign off direct reports for mandatory learning (powered air-purifying respiratory, isolation precautions, catheter associated urinary tract infection, central line associated blood stream infection).
G. Prepare and run monthly Hospitalist meetings.
H. Share important communication from senior leadership with Hospitalists.
I. Participate on system Hospitalist Project Council to design and implement Hospitalist initiatives.
J. Review billing and coding practice of direct report Hospitalists and provide education as directed by billing and coding specialists.
K. Draft and maintain the schedule ensuring accurate coverage and shift counts.
L. Lead the recruiting and hiring of group members.
M. Reports to Senior Hospitalist Medical Director/Med Surg Triad.

Minimum Qualifications

Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. Education must be obtained through an ACGME or AOA accredited institution. Degree will be verified.

ABMS or equivalent AOA Board certification
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Active Utah or Idaho Medical Licensure, or in process of obtaining licensure.

Two years of experience leading successful improvements in clinical settings
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Experience with change management with the ability to provide leadership in the adaptation and implementation of new processes or technology that enhance safety
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Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Trained in improvement science (i.e., Six Sigma, Lean, Project management, Advanced Training Program).
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Experience working in a complex health system (e.g., hospitals, ambulatory clinics, post-acute care).
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Demonstrated leadership of clinicians.

Physical Requirements:
Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
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Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
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See and read computer monitors and documents.
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Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

LDS Hospital

Work City:
Salt Lake City

Work State:

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

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