Hospitalist - San Antonio, TX (872327)

United Health - College San Antonio, TX

About the Job

Position Description Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)     The Hospitalist leads a collaborative and comprehensive health care team who follows patients from a single payor system. The Hospitalist follows a patient from admission to discharge and coordinates all aspects of inpatient services. The typical hospital census per hospitalist is 10-15. The Hospitalist performance will be tracked and comparatively reported using metrics related to the strategic direction and operational needs of the organization.                        Primary Responsibilities: The Hospitalist is expected to be able to provide care consistent with their licensure and/or certificationProvides diagnosis, treatment and management of inpatients according to current standards of care and accepted medical practiceUtilizes managed care processes for cost effective use of contracted specialists, lab, radiology and extended service providersCompletes medical documentation according to acceptable hospital and company standards Communicates and coordinates with the primary care providers to ensure prompt post hospitalization follow-up careConducts effective and timely communication to patients and/or families regarding treatment plans, diagnoses, prognosis and discharge planningAdheres to hospital core measure requirementsParticipates in business and patient care meetings, if needed. Attends medical group educational activitiesShares call with the team to provide on-call coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, onsite or offsite by telephone, responding within time frames established by Hospitalist Team Director. Call is distributed equitably among team members and is not determined by seniority and/or longevity. Works side by side with Case Management to ensure smooth and prompt patient post hospitalization follow-up Performs all other related duties as assigned You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.