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Hospitalist - Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX 78401
  • Job Code
    820057

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. According to city geography, these inpatient services may be in an acute hospital setting, Skilled Nursing Facility, or a Rehabilitation Hospital. The typical hospital census per hospitalist is 7-15. 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 certification
  • Provides diagnosis, treatment and management of inpatients according to current standards of care and accepted medical practice
  • Utilizes managed care processes for cost effective use of contracted specialists, lab, radiology and extended service providers
  • Completes medical documentation according to acceptable hospital and company standards
  • Communicates and coordinates with the primary care providers to ensure prompt post hospitalization follow-up care
  • Conducts effective and timely communication to patients and/or families regarding treatment plans, diagnoses, prognosis and discharge planning
  • Adheres to hospital core measure requirements
  • Participates in business and patient care meetings, if needed. Attends medical group educational activities
  • Shares 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

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Posted: 2019-11-14 Expires: 2019-12-14

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Hospitalist - Corpus Christi, TX

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Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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