Faculty Position in the Division of Hospital Medicine
Who we are seeking:
- A hospital based physician (General Internal Medicine or Hematology/Oncology trained) with interest in inpatient oncology and inpatient hematology care. The initial work will be for evening and over-night coverage.
- Lead a team of nurse practioners and physician assistants
- Work in collaboration with a well-established hospital medicine nocturnist team.
- Candidates must have a Medical Degree along with ABIM certification in internal medicine or board eligibility for subspecialty certification in Medical Oncology and/or Hematology
- Must have or be able to obtain a Georgia Medical License
About the position:
- Work closely with faculty, nursing, care coordination, nutrition, physician assistants, and other clinical disciplines to develop best practice guidelines
- Actively supervise and teach physician assistants and nurse practioners
- Become an active member of the Division of Hospital Medicine
- Demonstrated interests in solid and/or hematologic malignancies
- Ideal for candidates interested in developing a professional focus in the field of quality improvement, operations research, and education in the context of a major academic medical system. Support will be provided to assist with skill set development.
- Extensive collaborative opportunities with multiple disciplines provide an outstanding environment for research initiatives aimed at improving patient outcomes/safety, optimizing the efficiency of patient progression through hospitalization, implementing new systems and processes, and establishing more consistent standards of practice in the acute care setting.
- Open academic rank possible based on qualifications/experiences
- Shift runs 7 pm to 7 am
- 7 on 7 off schedule
- Primary responsibility amongst the night team to include admissions and cross coverage
- Night team to include MD, APP, and, potentially, resident/fellow moonlighter once fully staffed
- Average census is 35-50 patients
- Average admission are 5-8 per night
- Responsible for rapid responses of covering patients
- Codes run by dedicated ICU team
- Internal Medicine procedure skills preferred, but not required
Augusta is Georgia’s second largest city and is home to the Masters Golf Tournament and Ironman 70.3 competition. The city hosts urban living or within a large metropolitan area with a variety of restaurants, play houses, concerts, a newly renovated symphony hall, and minor league baseball venue. Cost of living is low and lifestyle includes many opportunities for outdoor activities including equestrian, golf, fishing, kayaking, and miles of cycling and running paths. Augusta is located in close proximity to Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, and Savannah, as well as the seacoast and mountains.
Draft of Ad for posting
The Division of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University is seeking full time Hospitalists that will provide inpatient nighttime coverage for patients admitted to the Hematology and Oncology Service. Join a rapidly growing and collegial team that works closely together to help optimize the care of our patients, advance carriers, and provide opportunity for innovation.
1. Must be either (i) board certified and maintain board certification in Internal Medicine by the AOBIM/ABIM or (ii) board eligible, actively pursue board certification, and become board certified in Internal Medicine by the AOBIM/ABIM within five (5) years of completion of last training.
2. BLS and ACLS certified.
3. Will be a member in good standing of the medical staff at each hospital at which the practice provides services.
4. Will maintain a valid license to practice medicine in the state of Georgia.
5. Must maintain malpractice coverage provided by the state of Georgia.
6. Must perform medical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnosis, and treatment to hospital inpatients assigned through both direct admission and ER referral.
7. Will complete all credentialing paperwork in a timely manner in order to maintain eligibility to participate with all insurances that pertain to patients of each hospital at which Hospitalist provides services.
8. Will remain current, reading pertinent medical journals and attending CME Conferences annually to fulfill state of Georgia licensing requirement
- Physicians will work, 182, 12- hour night shifts per year
- Our schedule is 7 on 7 off
- Night physicians are responsible for rapid responses, admissions, and providing support on 35-50 patients admitted to the Hematology and Oncology Service
- Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate in coordination with patient’s primary outpatient Hematologist and/or Oncologist as deemed appropriate.
- Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
- Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
- Must comply with all Medicare and Medicaid guidelines and must maintain eligibility in both programs.
- Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
- Will complete all pertinent dictation and charting including signing orders and notes in a timely fashion.
- Will ensure quality care and strive toward meeting quality metrics as outlined by the Division, Department, and Hospital
- Will be accountable for other responsibilities as reasonably assigned from time to time by the Division Chief, Hospital Medicine.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Ability to deliver effective medical care within an in-patient environment.
2. Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
3. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
4. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
5. Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
6. Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
7. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
8. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
We expect you to live a balanced life and enjoy all the Southeast has to offer. Our competitive compensation package includes:
- Retirement program comprised of a basic teacher retirement plan, Optional Retirement Plan with matching, 403(b), and a 457(b) deferred compensation savings plan.
- Offerings include medical, vision, dental, life insurance, disability coverage.
- Competitive time off plan for wellness optimization
- Generous continuing medical education (CME) allowance.
To learn more about these rewarding opportunities, please contact:
Lindsay Montgomery, Business Administrator, Division of Hospital Medicine
Email: [email protected]