Professional License Required
The Hospitalist shall coordinate the in-patient care of patients who are hospitalized at White Plains Hospital Center . Coordinating the hospital’s resources (diagnostic, therapeutic and consultative) the Hospitalist shall ensure comprehensive high-quality service delivery. The hospitalist shall focus on communication with the patient, family, private attending physician, consulting physicians, hospital staff, and colleague hospitalists. The service should promote and contribute to the mission, vision and values of White Plains Hospital Center , and should operate in a high quality and fiscally prudent manner. Particular attention to compliance with regulatory (JCAHO, CMS , DOH, etc.) and policy (pathways, protocols, etc.) standards is imperative. Reduction of average patient length of stay and maintenance of this measure is also a significant focus of the position. The Hospitalist shall also fulfill other assignments, such as response to urgent or emergent patient matters within the hospital.
Job Responsibilities: Coordinates the care (evaluation, treatment, admission, and discharge) of patients who are admitted into the Adult Internal Medicine Hospitalist Program. Thoroughly, and with adequate frequency, communicates with patient, appropriate family members, patient’s private physician, specialty consulting physicians, and hospital staff regarding the status of the admitted patient. Provides education for staff and patients / family with whom the Hospitalist interacts. Supervises physician extenders (NPs & PAs). Institutes immediate and appropriate intervention in life or disability-threatening emergencies. Responds to requests for medical assistance throughout the hospital. Documents evaluation of and treatment given to all patients. Provides each patient with discharge instructions, both oral and written. Gives referring physician verbal and written report upon discharge of patient. Works assigned shifts and when on-shift does not leave the Hospital Campus. Attends all relevant professional meetings scheduled for the Department. Participates in chart review and organized activities to reduce length of stay and improve quality outcomes. Participates in institutional initiatives such as disaster planning and response, environment of care / safety, risk management, etc. Other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements
1. Medical Degree (MD or DO) with Residency in Internal Medicine and a valid NYS Medical License.
2. Valid BLS and ACLS Certification.
3. Compliance with CME Requirements (Hospital, Regional, State, and Federal)
White Plains Hospital is a voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute...