Academic Hospitalist - Growing GME Program - Midlands, South Carolina

Lexington Medical Center
West Columbia, South Carolina
Base + incentive, comprehensive benefits
Closing date
Feb 27, 2023

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Internal Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Accepts J1/H1 Visas
Organization Type
Hospital / Medical Center
Employment Type
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Job Details

Lexington Medical Center is seeking experienced Board-Certified Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Hospitalist Physicians to join our growing Graduate Medical Education program in West Columbia, SC. Academic Hospitalists for the Lexington Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program will devote a significant portion of their effort to resident education and providing assistance to the FM or IM Program Director in the development, leadership, supervision and ongoing maintenance of the residency program. Broad knowledge of accreditation requirements and involvement in the program, permitting evaluation of the program and completion of the annual ACGME Faculty Survey is required.


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Serve as a hospitalist and see patients as part of a high-quality team on the teaching service for Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.  He/she will provide care to hospitalized patients or those on the Observation Unit, while supervising the training and education of the Family Medicine/Internal Medicine residents and medical students assigned to the service.
  2. This is a full-time position providing daytime coverage responsible for the care of patients admitted to the Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Teaching Service through the Emergency Room, designated patients admitted to the medical wards, and other additional coverage as required.
  3. Engage in committee work, interdisciplinary quality initiatives to support an environment of inquiry and scholarly activity, and meets ACGME requirements
  4. As core faculty, provide precepting, teaching and evaluation functions for residents, medical students, and fellows. 
  5. Ensure that residents are assigned clinical responsibilities appropriate for their level of training and level of knowledge and skill, and properly supervised in clinical assignments.
  6. Personally, demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by activities such as peer-reviewed funding, publication of original research in a peer-reviewed journal, publication of review articles of chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings. 
  7. Participate regularly in clinical discussions, resident conferences, rounds, journal clubs and M&M presentations.
  8. Daily responsibilities will also include timely completion of medical record responsibilities, as specified within the Bylaws of the medical staff at Lexington Medical Center.


Qualifications & Skills:

The Academic Hospitalist must:

  1. Possess the required specialty expertise, as well as documented educational and administrative abilities, to carry out the responsibilities of the role and to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.  
  2. Be board certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or combined Medicine-Pediatrics.  Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) by the ABFM/ABIM is preferred for FM Academic Hospitalists.
  3. Demonstrate clinical competence as a practicing physician.
  4. Must be appointed good standing with Lexington Medical Center Medical Staff.
  5. Have unrestricted credentials within and be licensed to practice medicine by the State of South Carolina.
  6. Ideal candidates will have at least three years of clinical experience (beyond residency), working as a hospitalist and as a graduate medical educator.
  7. This position requires a strong commitment to patient- centered care and teaching, and the ability to work well in a team setting.
  8. Candidates should be skilled at delivering and receiving feedback preparing evaluations and advising and mentoring learners. 


About Lexington Medical Center GME Program:


Lexington Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program is slated to matriculate the first class of 13 residents in July of 2023. In the spring of 2023, Lexington Medical Center’s state of the art 3-story 48,000 sq. ft. GME building will be completed. Outfitted to provide a full range of practice including family medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, internal medicine, and transitional year as well as resident work and wellness spaces.


Comprehensive Benefits:


  • Base Salary Full benefits package including health, life, short- and long-term disability and malpractice – available day one Retirement Plans with Matching Contributions Sign on bonus and relocation assistance available Annual CME Allowance Public Student Loan Forgiveness Employer

Community Highlights:


  • The Capital City/Lake Murray Region, located off I-26, I-20 and I-77, is in the center of the Palmetto State
  • Low cost of living and home to some of the best school districts in the state 
  • Within driving distance to 7 major airports
  • Located on the banks of the Congaree and Saluda rivers, and close proximity to Lake Murray, outdoor activities are plentiful 
  • Annual average temperature is 68 degrees in December 
  • Family Friendly Community
  • Nationally recognized Zoo and Gardens
  • College town home to SEC D1 Sports and several private universities


Exceptional Care, Where You Live

  • 7,000+ health care professionals.
  • 70 doctor's offices.
  • 5 community medical and urgent care centers.
  • Occupational health center.
  • The largest extended care facility in the Carolinas.
  • A specialized care center for Alzheimer's.

Lexington Medical Center is a 557-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 7,800 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE Center. The network also has an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and 70 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 100,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 4,000 babies each year and performs more than 25,000 surgeries.

We've been named Columbia's "Best Place to Have a Baby," "Best Hospital" and one of the "Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.," honors all made possible by a dedicated, talented team of health care professionals and staff.

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2720 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia
South Carolina
United States

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