San Antonio, TX
Hospitalist - San Antonio, TX - Downtown
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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.
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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Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
Board certification or eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine
Current, unrestricted Texas Medical License
Valid DEA, DPS License
Ability to work 7:00am to 7:00pm on a regular basis
Ability to practice with a high degree of independence
Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency
Possess a working understanding and support of a managed care environment
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, both as a leader and a team member
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.